Le Bundle Subscription Box Review + Coupon – March 2016
Le Bundle is a toy rental subscription service that mails you toys based on your child’s developmental milestones.
Le Bundle sent us this box for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
The Subscription Box: Le Bundle
The Cost: $19.99/month for Bundle Joy plan or $24.99/month for Bundle Delight plan
COUPON: Get your first month’s bundle free with code SMARTKIDS!
The Products: Le Bundle sends sterilized, personalized toys to rent for children aged 6 months to 4 years. (The Bundle Joy plan sends 4 toys every 8 weeks and the Bundle Delight plan sends 4 toys every 4 weeks)
Ships to: US (free shipping)
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Each shipment comes with a tri-fold showing the toys and the specific skills your child will practice when engaging with the toy.
Plan Toys Balancing Cactus – $22.10
I absolutely love the toys from Plan. They are such high quality and I love that they’re not plastic. The cactus toy was cute, but my daughter didn’t love it as much as some of the other toys. Le Bundle shipped drawstring bags along with the toys and encouraged that they be used for holding all the parts. I think this is a great idea!
P’Kolino Puzzle Stacker Square – $29.99
This is a wooden stacking toy with a twist. Instead of just stacking shapes this has two separate pieces that go together to form each block which then gets stacked. I like that this is a little more challenging than a regular stacker, but found it didn’t hold the attention of my daughter for very long. It’s well made and would have been better when she was younger.
Plan Toys Balancing Boat Game – $17.16
This game was so much fun! You roll the die and then use the tweezers (or your hand) to pick an animal that matches the color you rolled and place it on the boat. The trick is to pile as many animals as you can without toppling over the boat. We all enjoyed this one very much!
Hape Trio Card Game – $14.99
As a teacher I admit I do have an affinity for toys with an educational slant. This one fits the bill. These wooden cards can be categorized in different ways and encourage verbalization, grouping and creativity. The cards are double sided so there were quite a few pictures. I loved seeing how my daughter thought the cards went together and how very different her older brother wanted to make groups.
Verdict: My kids and I enjoyed our first Le Bundle. It was fun to have some new toys to play with; my kids get bored with the same things all the time. I wasn’t expecting my son to be as interested as he was since he’s 5 and the toys were meant for my 2 year old daughter, but he had a ball looking at these new surprises! I’ll admit I am nervous to lose pieces of the toys before we have to mail them back so I’ll be keeping these in a special spot. Rental subscriptions such as this are not going to work for everyone. However I see the benefit of having a rotating toy library so there are always some fun new things to look forward to. I also think these toys are all of very high quality. The print out with skills and tips are a nice touch to include with each shipment. Being able to personalize what you get each month is nice as well. There have certainly been toys I bought my children that were hardly played with and were a huge waste of money so doing a box like this lets you try things out and purchase the ones you think will be long-term keepers and return the others with no guilt. I envision this being great for homeowners with limited space as well, such as condo or apartment dwellers! I also love that these toys will eventually get donated to various charities.
What do you think of this month’s Le Bundle? What are your thoughts on toy rental boxes?