Magazine subscriptions have been around for a long time, and you might be surprised to learn that they still exist in our increasingly digital world! There is no lack of options when it comes to magazine subscriptions for kids, and even toddlers! Many of the classic kids magazines we know and love offer special versions for younger children.

Magazine subscriptions make great gifts for toddlers and older children, too. They extend the celebration well beyond the actual birthday or holiday, giving children something to look forward to every month for however long the subscription lasts. Additionally, it gives kids the opportunity to regularly receive mail! This might sound silly, but getting mail is exciting for kids, or at least it can be! If you gift your child a magazine subscription, consider letting part of the fun be checking the mailbox in anticipation for it each month.

Additionally, magazines are something that you can come back to time and time again. Or, you can easily throw them away when your child has tired of it. They don’t take up much space, so they’re the perfect clutter-free gift idea.

Magazine Subscriptions for Toddlers

Here are some magazines your toddlers will love! There are many more options available for older kids, so if you don’t see one that seems like the right fit, be sure to look online for other options! 

Highlights High Five

Highlights has been around and loved by families for years, and now they have a magazine geared specifically for littles ones. Each edition is filled with engaging activities, stories, and more. 

If you’re looking for a magazine for an even littler one, check out Highlights Hello magazine for ages 0-2. It is designed to be a parent-baby activity, and it’s the perfect first magazine subscription.

Ranger Rick Cub

If you have a little animal lover, this is the subscription for them! Designed for children ages 0-4, this magazine is full of stunning photographs, simple activities, and interesting animal facts.

National Geographic Little Kids

Intended for ages 3-6, this magazine is filled with photos, puzzles, activities, and age-appropriate stories about nature. 


Babybug magazine is packed to the brim with brightly illustrated stories and poems for parents to read with their children.

Be sure to tuck this gift idea away for upcoming birthdays—we have a feeling it will be a big hit! And if your child really loves receiving monthly magazines, you can renew the subscription for their next birthday! If you’re looking for other gift ideas, check out these experience gifts for kids!