Surprise Ride Subscription Box Review + Coupon – May 2015
Surprise Ride is a monthly subscription service for kids ages 6-11 that sends toys, activities, and all kinds of goodies curated around a monthly theme. This is the perfect age range for my kids, so we were excited to give it a try!
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: Surprise Ride
The Cost: $29.99 per month (free shipping), or $24.99 per month on 6- or 12-month subscriptions
COUPON: Save $5 off your first box with coupon code BESTGIFT5
The Products: A variety of toys, activities, and other treats for kids centered around a theme
Ships to: US only
Good to Know: You can purchase past boxes in their shop while supplies last!
This month’s theme is Sailing! The kids and I just got back from vacation, and we spent a surprising amount of time traveling by boat on our trip, so this theme was perfect! On the back of this card is a list of the contents.
This month’s snack is popcorn with *sea* salt. Get it? Anyway, this was gone in about 10 minutes.
This little tote bag was absolutely the cutest, most adorable, tiniest (about 4″ x 4″) little tote ever! Of course this made my sons kind of hate it. But that’s ok, they were able to give it to one of their new friends on our vacation! She loved it!
It’s hard to tell from the picture, but this is actually a working model sailboat! The boys put this together with another new friend on our trip, and they had a blast blowing it around the bathtub!
I think every child should have a knot tying kit like this, it’s such an important basic skill to know! They boys actually played with this quite a bit on our epic car ride.
Also included this month was this little message in a bottle kit. What a fun idea! I think I was intrigued by this concept when I was a little kid, and the boys thought it was awesome too! I am just a little concerned about pollution, and this bottle is plastic… So… we’re still thinking about what to do with it. We might keep it and re-use it in a scavenger hunt or something.
I was completely thrilled to see this book included in our package! It’s a lot like Mad Libs, but instead of just asking for ‘noun’ and ‘verb’ it sometimes asks for more erudite things like ‘continent’ or ‘sea mammal.’ I love it! The kids had a blast with it too. My younger son had never played this kind of game before, and he was giggling like mad!
The Verdict: This is our second month of Surprise Ride and so far I think it’s wonderful! They really, really pack a lot of things in each package for the cost. The curation is also spot on! They do a fairly good job keeping everything gender neutral, and it’s all really interesting stuff that the kids like. My sons are 7 and 9 years old, but I think this would definitely work for children throughout their suggested age range of 6-11. I was actually kind of astounded at how much these activities kept the kids busy during our trip! Awesome!
What do you think of Surprise Ride?