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Bluum Subscription Box Review + Coupon – September 2016

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Bluum is a monthly subscription box for babies and toddlers. Their boxes are very customized – specific to the month of your child’s age. Also, they recently began allowing you to “build your own Bluum,” meaning you can even pick what products you’ll receive out of a very wide selection of items (one of my very favorite parts of this subscription!). However, subscribers can still skip choosing their items in order to still be surprised each month.


Normally I receive a customized box based on my preferences and choices for my son, who was born this past September! However, this month I got a box chosen for me with random items, even though I selected my own items. I don’t know how that happened, but I know enough readers have chimed in saying that’s happened to them, too.


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Normally I get a card with my baby’s age on it, but I didn’t get one this month. Maybe this is something they only do up to a year?


The Subscription Box: Bluum

The Cost: $34 a month, $93 for 3 months, $162 for 6 months, $300 for 12 months. All include free shipping

NEW COUPON: For a limited time only, save 30% off of any length Bluum subscription. Just use this link to create your account and the deal should auto apply, if not use coupon code Share30 to get the deal!

The Products: Items selected for baby’s age, plus gifts for mom too!

Ships to: US

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Snorg Tees Baby Onesie – Value $16?

This is an odd shirt for my taste, plus it’s too small for my son because he’s well ahead of 12-month clothing even though he’s a year old. It might be a fun thing to put him in around Halloween if it fit. Also, I couldn’t find it for sale online.


KidKusion Door Stop – value: $7.15

This isn’t something I’d pick myself but since I have it, I think I’ll definitely use it. My son has started playing games of opening and closing doors which isn’t so much fun for me. This doorstop will be handy.

Silicone Hashtag Teether – value: $14.99

While this is cute, it seems a little young for my one year old. I don’t think he’ll use it. Also, almost $15 seems like a lot for this.


RePlay Snack Stack – value: $6.99

I have one of these in a different color that I actually use all the time so I’m happy to have an extra. These twist together and I could even actually screw it onto the one I already have to keep them together.

Peek A Boo Moon Board Book – value: $7.99

This is a cute book, and my son loves pointing out the moon in books and real life. He liked reading through this one with me. It’ll be a nice bedtime book, or even for him to “read” in the back of the car.


Here’s a peek inside the book.

Verdict: So, obviously, I don’t have shining things to say this month because I chose my items for September but then received a completely random box. I’ve reached out to customer service and they don’t really know what happened on their end either. I feel like their system must have glitched? I never received an email detailing my items or saying anything I picked was out of stock.

Anyways, so I know I’ll get some use out of a few of the items I sent me, but it’s a disappointing box for my one year old. I’m fortunate to have a couple baby nephews on my husband’s side of the family that I can give the things I won’t use to. The value adds up to $53.44, which isn’t terrible but isn’t great.

What do you think about Bluum? Have you tried their service before?

Written by Haley Faye

Haley Faye

Haley Faye first discovered Beauty Army and Birchbox in 2012 and instantly fell hard and fast for the world of subscription boxes. Over the years of writing for MSA she has found many subscriptions to fuel her addiction, but her favorites include fashion, geeky, beauty, and mom/baby boxes to share with her son.
All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.


  1. I am pretty much fed up with Bluum box. I haven’t even had enough choices to choose from for the last several months. My daughter is 2.5 and almost every single category shows “nothing available for this age group.” The toys section only shows two options for glitter glue and one stupid sticker sheet.

    I had the same problem in July with my carefully chosen box arriving with a bunch of random stuff in it. In August, I only chose three items because there weren’t options for more, but expected they would fill in the 4th slot with something random. Nope. Just three. And three things I didn’t even really want.

    And then September just went missing altogether.

    I had high hopes for this box, but I’m definitely not re-upping my subscription.

  2. I had a 3 month sub to Bluum and I was disappointed every month. You have a one year old and they’re sending you teethers; I have a 5 month old and the only toy choices were these coloring and glitter glue sets appropriate for 2-3 year olds. It’ll dry up before she can use it! I cancelled my subscription.

  3. I got a September box because it was a replacement for the horrible July box I received. I picked out my items early and I went back on to check my items and it was stil making me pick an item on the 15th! Needless to say I didn’t get all the items I picked, only two and cheap replacements. Blum has to be one of the worst boxes ever. I will never again sub to it, I just bought a year of Kub Klub for $24/month.

    • This exact same thing happened to me. I picked items that seemed reasonable for my 14 month old several weeks ago and now just got an email urging me to choose items for my October box! My original selections are gone and the only items remaining are unacceptable for a 14 month old. This is my first subscription box experience and it has been a complete disaster. My July box was destroyed in transit and my September box had all of the items out of stock. I am so completely disappointed with this service. Cancelled subscription and waiting for it to be over. But even though I signed up in June, I have only received one box and still have 2 boxes of disappointment to experience.

      • I had a Groupon deal with my sub, so thankfully it wasn’t that much per month. But I still rarely got what I picked. And most of the selections were too old for my 3 month old. The September box I got, has legwarmers, for 0-3 month old, he’s going to be 4 months in 3 days. He can probably still wear them though, but disappointing to get an item that’s already “too small”. The value of my box is only $29 too, not even the $34 that it costs. I only got 1 item I originally picked, and 1 of the replacement items. A pack of wipes (big whoop) and the leg warmers. I was paying $38/month with shipping for Litjoy Crate and liked it a hell of a lot better. I just signed up for Kub Klub and got my first box, I only pay $24/month and my box value was $56!!! Bluum should take notes. I’m sorry Bluum was your first sub box experience, they have horrible customer service. I highly recommend Kub Klub or Litjoy Crate for books, even though shipping is high, it’s only $4 more than Bluum.

  4. After having two items out of stock, my September box being cancelled altogether because they are so behind on shipping and didn’t even think to tell me, and they keep charging me the full price instead of my discounted price…I sent them a nice little email and am going to cancel. The company is a joke. I’ve had nothing but problems since I subscribed.

  5. I picked out four items this month and received te two cheapest. No third or fourth item. CS is sending me two surlrise items, but I’m not optimistic since my last surprise item from them was awful and well below the cost of the item I picked.

  6. This box looks like random stuff they just needed to get rid of and they just “forgot” that your kid was too old for most of the items. What is with that weird shirt? A hashtag teether for $15? Are they serious? I miss the other options for kid boxes as Bluum is an obvious fail at this point.

  7. Babyguybox uses the same warehouse/ship as bluum now. It looks like you’ve got a few leftovers from the previous baby guy boxes. I know for sure the hashtag teether was in one and I ‘think’ the onesie was as well.

    • AJ – I actually just reviewed my first Baby Guy Box (it’ll be posted soon) and yeah I got the same onesie in it! =\

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