Your Guide to 2020 Holiday Shopping

Nov 3, 2020 / By Cailyn Bradley

If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s to expect the unexpected. But when it comes to holiday shopping, the unexpected isn’t always a good thing. So to help make your holiday prep easy and reliable this year, we pulled together some insider KiwiCo tips to take the stress out of shopping. With a variety of product and shipping options, you’ll be able to count on KiwiCo to meet all your expectations. Since this year has been uniquely complicated, be sure to order early and pay extra attention to shipping cutoffs!

KiwiCo Subscriptions: The Gift That Keeps on Giving


With a KiwiCo subscription, you’ll get a new project delivered to your door every month or the cadence you choose! With eight subscription lines catered to a variety of interests and age groups, you’ll find the perfect gift for everyone on your holiday list.

Gift Messaging: Be sure to check the “is this a gift?” box during checkout so that you can enter a gift message.

Custom Subscription Start Date: Pick a subscription start month that works just for your gift giving needs. Order early and at check-out, opt to time the first delivery with the holidays.

Ship the First Crate to a Different Address: Choose to have the first crate of the subscription shipped to a different address — perfect for in-person gifting or if the gift recipient won’t be home during the holidays.

Pause or Cancel: You can pause or cancel your subscription at any time!

Deluxe Subscription: Upgrade Your Gifting Game


Deluxe Subscriptions from KiwiCo include a book that’s been hand-picked by our editors to complement each month’s crate theme. This upgrade is available for all of our crate lines except Eureka Crate and Maker Crate.

KiwiCo Store: One-Stop Shopping


If you’re looking for more hands-on, engaging gifts for future innovators of all ages, head over to the KiwiCo Store. You can search for one-off (no subscription needed!) gifts by age or category like pretend play or electronics! And to make things even easier, we built a crate matcher-upper that helps you find the perfect gift by pairing your child’s age with topics they’re interested in.

New Arrivals: Our product designers have been working hard creating awesome new products just in time for the holidays. Check out new Montessori-based products like the Pop-up Felt Play Mat or hands-on projects like Science of Cooking: Bread & Butter.

Best Sellers: The KiwiCo community lets us know which products they best! Stock up on customer favorites like Planet Bath Bombs and Spin Art Machine.

KiwiCo Packs: The Store also allows you to sample crates from different lines before you subscribe or supplement your subscription with even more fun! We keep track of the crates each child receives buy so they’ll never get a duplicate project. As a bonus, you can take advantage of great savings by purchasing bundled crates like Koala Crate Classics (5-Pack) or Tinker Crate Engineering (3-Pack).

2020 Holiday Shipping Timelines

Online shopping has increased exponentially with more people spending time at home. And since many stores are limiting customers this year, experts say holiday shipping and deliveries could experience an overwhelming surge in demand. To skip the shipping stress all together, make your purchases as early as possible (and remember you can always buy a subscription now with a delayed start date)!

Last Day to Order in Time for December 24th

International: Tuesday, December 1st
Puerto Rico: Thursday, December 5th
Domestic (including Hawaii & Alaska): Thursday, December 17th

*Shipping cutoffs may change due to unforeseen circumstances so shop early!

If you have any holiday shopping questions, head over to our help center! (link)