Free Stuff For Kids in the Mail: Free Books, Magazines, Toys, and More

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library program mails one free, high-quality book per month to children ages 0-5! Photo courtesy of the Dollywood Foundation
Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library program mails one free, high-quality book per month to children ages 0-5! Photo courtesy of the Dollywood Foundation

In today's digital age, kids are often missing out on the joy of running to the mailbox and finding something addressed to them—a letter from a pen pal, a card from Grandma, etc. But there are many companies and organizations that will send your child free stuff in the mail just by signing up online. Whether it's free books or magazines, free stickers or toys, or free beauty samples for teens, your child will relish the surprise of receiving an envelope or a package with their name on it.

Check out this list of 24 organizations and companies that will send your child free stuff in the mail. For more freebies near you, visit your city's Guide to Free Things To Do with Kids. And, our massive list of birthday freebies for kids includes everything from free food at restaurants to free perks at stores.


Free Books and Magazines for Kids By Mail

1. Dolly Parton's Imagination Library

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library program mails one free, high-quality book per month to children ages 0-5, no matter their family’s income. Enter your zip code online to see if the program is available in your area.

2. Tennessee Governor's Early Literacy Foundation

This program partners with Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library to send a free book each month to every Tennessee child ages 0-5. The books include beloved classics like The Little Engine That Could and the Llama Llama series, selected by a blue-ribbon committee of early childhood education experts.

3. PJ Library

PJ Library sends free, award-winning books that celebrate Jewish values and culture to families with children ages 0-12 every month. Joining the program online takes less than three minutes.

4. New Worlds Reading

Any Florida Voluntary Prekindergarten (VPK) student who is not yet meeting age-appropriate standards according to FAST Star Early Literacy, or any Florida public school or district-funded charter school student in grades K-5 who is not yet reading on grade level, is eligible to receive a free book and reading activities in the mail each month through the New Worlds Reading program. Books are available in English, Spanish, Haitian Creole, and braille.

5. Braille Books from American Action Fund

American Action Fund's Braille Books Program sends blind children a free braille book every other month from popular children's book series like I Survived and Clubhouse Mysteries.

6. LEGO Life Magazine

Little LEGO lovers can get a free subscription to LEGO Life Magazine, perfect for ages 5-9. They'll receive five issues per year packed with comics, activities, posters, creative build ideas, and more. Parents will especially love the Legoland coupons!

7. Netflix Family Magazine

Sign your child up to receive bi-monthly issues of Netflix Family Magazine, which features favorite Netflix characters from shows like CoComelon and Gabby's Dollhouse. Each issue includes games, stories, activities, and more.

8.Sesame Street Fire Safety Coloring Book

Kids ages 3-5 can receive a free fire safety coloring book in either English or Spanish from the US Fire Administration. Parents and teachers can also order a Family Guide or an Educators Guide to go along with it.

9. Derek the Dinosaur's Coloring Book About Lead

The Delaware Division of Public Health will send families a variety of literature about lead prevention and testing, including a coloring book that teaches kids about the dangers of lead.

Free Toys for Kids By Mail

10. Hasbro FunLab Toy Testing

Enroll your child in the Hasbro FunLab program and they may receive free toys in the mail to test out, then give their honest opinions in a virtual call or via surveys. Parents can sign up, too!

11. Zuru Toy Testing

Through its toy testing program, Zuru will send your child free toys based on their age and interests in exchange for their honest opinion.

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Kids can test—and keep—new toys through the Far Out Toys Fun Lab. Photo courtesy of Far Out Toys

12. Far Out Toys Fun Lab

This toy testing program is the quickest and easiest one to sign up for. Just enter your address and the types of toys your kiddos are interested in and they just may receive some free toys in the mail in exchange for their opinions.

Free Beauty Samples for Teens By Mail

13. POPSUGAR Dabble Samples

POPSUGAR Dabble is an online membership community through which members receive free beauty products in the mail to try in exchange for their honest feedback.

14. Mary Kay Sample

Today's teens may not be growing up on Mary Kay the way some of us did, but they'll still enjoy receiving a free face mask, eye cream, or facial peel in the mail.

15. La Roche Matte Face Moisturizer

La Roche-Posay, a member of the L’Oreal USA, Inc. family of brands, will send teens ages 16 and up a free matte face moisturizer sample if they sign up online.

More Free Stuff for Kids By Mail

16.Animal Bookmarks

Sign up to receive emails from Skyenimals, an animal website for children, and they'll send your kids a free set of animal bookmarks.

17. Dinosaur Train Poster

If your child is a fan of the popular PBS Kids show Dinosaur Train, sign them up to receive a free Dinosaur Train Nature Tracker Poster in the mail. The poster highlights the Pteranodon family and offers tips to engage children in nature.

18. Wildlife Conservation Society Sticker

The Wildlife Conservation Society will mail your kiddo a free sticker to add to their collection if you sign up on the website.

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Free things for Kids in the Mail Max Brallier's The Last Kids on Earth Fan Club 
Get free swag when you join
The Last Kids on Earth Fan Club. Photo courtesy of Max Brallier's The Last Kids on Earth Fan Club

19. The Last Kids on Earth Welcome Kit

Fans of The Last Kids On Earth book series can join its fan club to receive a welcome kit full of swag in the mail.

20. Seed Packs

Help develop your child's green thumb by signing up to receive a free seed packet in the mail. Choose either a Black-Eyed Susan or a Butterfly Milkweed seed pack. Both plants help restore populations of pollinators like bees and butterflies.

21. Cotopaxi Llama Sticker

Cotopaxi is an outdoor apparel company that will mail your child a free llama sticker if you sign up for their email list. Who doesn't love llamas?

22. PETA Kids Animal Stickers

Your child can receive six free animal-rights stickers in the mail from PETA Kids. The stickers feature cute animal illustrations along with slogans like "Bee Kind" and "Everyone Deserves Empathy".

23. Monkey In My Chair Kit for Kids with Cancer

Parents of kids battling cancer can register their child to receive a free Monkey In My Chair Kit from the Love, Chloe Foundation. The kit includes a large stuffed monkey with a backpack that takes the child's place in school when they are unable to be there, a book to help teachers explain their classmate's situation to students, a teacher companion guide, and more.

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Stamp Collecting for Kids Free things for kids in the mail 
Kids can add some free stamps to their collection. Photo courtesy of The International Society of Worldwide Stamp Collectors Facebook page. Note: Image shown does not reflect the free stamps offered within this program.

24. Stamps

Got a young stamp collector? The International Society of Worldwide Stamp Collectors will send your kids a free stamp packet just by sending their name and address to