My Pretend Place Subscription Box Review – May 2015
My Pretend Place is a quarterly subscription for kids who love to get into costume! I was so excited to learn about this subscription! Both my sons love playing in costume. Our costume box is actually much bigger than our toy box!
This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
The Subscription: My Pretend Place
The Cost: $50 per quarter, shipping included
COUPON: Use coupon code pretend to save 30%
The Products: Every quarter, My Pretend Place sends a dress-up package that centers on a theme and includes a costume, plus books, crafts, activities, and even food! PLUS, in the months that there is no quarterly box, they send little goody boxes with activities and treats!
Ships to: US only
Ships via: Fed Ex
Check out all of our My Pretend Place reviews!
My Pretend Place sent us a package in April for my boys, but this month, they asked me to review their quarterly gender-neutral package. The theme for the gender neutral package is Pirates!
These are items that come standard with every package from My Pretend Place: a thank-you card, a big magnet, and a handle plus some stickers to decorate the box so it can be kept for storage. I love when childrens’ subscription services encourage us to re-use the box!
How I Became a Pirate by Melinda Long – Value $13.02 on Amazon
It makes me so happy to get a kids’ book in a subscription box! This looks like a great book, and it got 4.5 stars on Amazon! I love having new books to read with my little boys.
This is a DIY treasure chest! It comes with paints, a brush, and instructions. This was a big hit at my house, but now the problem is which son gets to keep it…
Here’s the main event – the pirate costume! My sons absolutely love dressing up like pirates! This one is very well made. It says for ages 3-6, but my 7 and 9 year old sons both fit into it fine.
This pirate hat is pretty well made for a costume piece, which is great because I think the boys destroyed their old pirate hats!
My boys also love foam swords, and they don’t have one that’s curved and pirate-specific like this one. The loot pouch is a nice touch, too!
Verdict: My sons absolutely love My Pretend Place! This is the third costume box we have received from them, and I think all three boxes were very well curated. My boys have always loved playing pirate, so I think they will get a lot of use out of this one. I have to say, though, I’m not sure how gender-neutral it is. I don’t know if little girls would be totally excited to receive this costume or to play with it. I think the value of this particular package is definitely there. A well-made costume with multiple accessories could easily be $35-40, so combined with the book that covers the cost of the box. Plus the treasure chest craft is really nice and is something they can keep for quite a while if they like. Additionally, My Pretend Place sends small packages with little treats on the months that they do not send the big costume package. That adds a lot to the value, in my opinion, as it keeps the kids interested in their costumes from month to month.
What do you think of My Pretend Place?