Junior Design Awards 2017 for Best Kids Subscription Box
Who wouldn't want a regular parcel in the post filled with interesting goodies and treats? Here's our round-up of the best entries in this ever growing and exciting gift sector...
THE GOLD AWARD FOR BEST KIDS SUBSCRIPTION BOX IS... MYSTERIES IN TIME
Our judges loved this idea which was set up by a primary school teacher to inspire a life-long love of history in kids. Mysteries in Time is an exciting, educational subscription box aimed at 7–11 year old that features a personalised Time Machine bursting with fun history-themed activities. Containing an illustrated adventure book, an accompanying history booklet and fun extras like a craft project with all materials included, stickers, puzzles, bookmarks, colouring-in and a surprise gift, all linked to that month's history topic, this is the gift that keeps on giving with endless activities and exciting facts to learn about. A great idea for anyone who wants to encourage their kids to learn without them even knowing it.
THE SILVER AWARD FOR BEST KIDS SUBSCRIPTION BOX IS... BRICK LOOT
This subscription box was set up by a nine-year-old Lego fan for fellow Lego and brick enthusiasts. Every month subscribers receive a box full of building sets, custom Lego kits, Lego mini figures Brick Loot exclusives and more! Now 12 years old, founder Parker Krex is shipping his boxes to over 10 countries and has plans for global domination. The Brick Loot boxes contain items that cannot be found in any toy shops and would make the perfect gift for any Lego nuts out there. A great idea that we wish we'd come up with.
THE JOINT BRONZE AWARD FOR BEST KIDS SUBSCRIPTION BOX IS... TRUNKEROO
Billed as creative projects for curious kids, the Trunkeroo subscription 'trunk' is aimed at kids who love crafting, science experiments, games and working out what makes things tick. This monthly 'STEAM' (science, technology, engineering, art and maths) themed activity pack designed to spark kids imaginations, should in theory keep them occupied for hours. This is a great choice for any long distance family who want to keep their young relatives enthralled or parents who simply want to give their kids some food for thought.
THE JOINT BRONZE AWARD FOR BEST KIDS SUBSCRIPTION BOX IS... CHEWY MOON
We're always a bit peckish here at Junior, so this monthly delivery of nutritionally balanced snacks for kids really appealed to us. A great way to encourage your kids to skip on sugary, salty snacks and try a healthy alternative, we can well imagine these yummy tuck boxes being a saviour on days when the cupboards are empty. As well as healthy snacks, kids also receive comics, fact cards and totem toys. A great idea for anyone who wants to steer their kids towards healthy food choices.