When do boxes ship?

New subscriptions and one-off boxes and binders are typically processed and delivered within 2 weeks. If you choose to start your subscription in a future month, your first box will arrive in the first half of that month. Hawaii, Alaska and Military customers may experience longer transit times. A shipping confirmation email with tracking information will be sent to the recipient’s parent when a box ships out.

How much is shipping?

We offer free shipping for new subscribers of our Happy Cooking Kits within the US including APO and FPO addresses. Special Edition boxes, past kits and Binders from our Store costs $3.95 per item.

How does it work for siblings?

We have a few options to accommodate siblings:

  • Share a Subscription: Cooking and learning provide wonderful opportunities to work together as a team.
  • Sibling Add-On: We will send an extra set of tools, games, and gifts with each box for $10/month. Please note that kids will share one set of recipe/activity pages and one cookbook or guidebook binder with this option.
  • Order an Additional Subscription: Each child can delight in receiving his or her own box each month! Simply add two subscriptions to your cart before checking out. This option will allow each child to build his or her own cookbook.

How do I get my bonus magazine subscription?

We are excited to have such a great partnership with the top food and family magazines: All Recipes, Real Simple and Parents. See below for more information on each magazine and how the offer works.

For a limited time take advantage of this special offer. Included with your purchase of a Kidstir subscription (single kit purchases do not apply) is a two-year subscription toAll Recipes, Real Simple and Parents magazine. The issues are delivered straight to your door. Rest assured, you will never receive a bill for this magazine subscription.

If you are already a current subscriber to one of these magazines your subscriptions will be extended for one-year. If you have questions about your subscription or would like to cancel at any time, please contact customer service at: [email protected]

How do I sign up for my bonus magazine subscription?

If you are joining or gifting a Kidstir subscription for the first time you will have the option to sign up for one of these great magazines at check out. Magazines are sent to the shipping address for the subscription.

If you do not wish to receive your two-year subscription toAll Recipes, Real Simple or Parents (valued at $8.00) as part of your Kidstir membership, please print out this form, on the second page, fill in the fields and mail to:

Meredith/Kidstir Refund
PO Box 37815, Boone, IA 50037-0373

What are the advantages of signing up for a subscription instead of buying one-off boxes?

Besides the ongoing excitement and anticipation of fun monthly boxes delivered to your door each month, there are other benefits to signing up for our subscription service:

  • When you sign up for an ongoing subscription, you’ll receive a discounted rate over the price of a one-off boxes!
  • In addition, active subscribers get additional benefits such as access to exclusive discount events, the ability to earn promotional credits, and early access to product launches.

Can I choose the month in which I want my subscription to begin?

Can I have the first box shipped to me so I can present it as a gift?

Enter the first box address as the shipping address at checkout. Once the first box ships you can login to My Account and update the shipping address for each subscription. You will know the first box of a subscription has shipped when you receive a “Welcome to Kidstir” email. Check your spam filter to make sure you are receiving our emails.

We encourage customers to use only one address for shipment as it is easy to forget to update shipping information. We are not able to ship multiple kits if the incorrect address has been provided.

Can I pick my box themes each month?

We do not have an option to select which themes are sent each month.  All boxes are designed and extensively tested for both boys and girls, and include projects, bonus inspiration and more! For a shared community experience, all subscribers receive the same box each month. If you’d like to pick and choose your boxes you can buy past and Special Edition kits in our StoreJoin our FB community and share ideas and inspiration related to this month’s box theme.