Kidbox Subscription Box Review – Spring 2016
KidBox is a “kids style box that combines cool brands, meaningful savings and a mission to clothe children in need.”
My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
The Subscription Box: Kidbox
The Cost: no styling fee, pay only for the clothes you keep or pay $98 to keep the entire box (free shipping both ways)
The Products: 6-7 clothing items based on the size and style preferences you select
Ships to: US
Opening this box was so much fun for my son. The box itself has designs inside and is meant to be colored with the included crayons. There a welcome booklet personalized with my son’s name and simple directions for returning unwanted items or exchanging for alternate sizes. There were sheets of stickers and a reusable slide pouch which my son is using to store his colored pencils. There was also a paper strip ball that you unwind and small toys were hidden in the middle.
Each box comes with a price sheet listing each item of clothing, the retail price, and the price Kidbox will charge to keep that item (which is less than retail).
7 For All Mankind Mineral Wash Tee – retail $32 (Kidbox price $20)
This tee has an almost dirty look to it that makes it look worn in. I guess that’s the mineral wash, we don’t own anything like that so it was a new look for us. My son likes how soft it is and I like the color. It’s one of his favorite items in the box.
7 For All Mankind Classic Twill Shorts – retail $45 (Kidbox price $27)
These shorts are so nice and well made. They are big in the waist, but I think they will fit by the time the summer weather arrives the way my son is growing!
Diesel Crew Neck Graphic Tee – retail $30 (Kidbox price $20)
This is a soft cotton t-shirt and my son liked it. I’m not a big fan of clothing with the brand name logo on the front, but he’s happy.
Weatherproof Vintage Polo – retail $18 (Kidbox price $12)
I love this polo but for some reason the neck opening was so small I had to struggle to fit it over my son’s head. I am sending this one back and hoping the next size up will fit better. I love that I can exchange items for a bigger or smaller size using the enclosed mailer envelope and preprinted mailing label. So easy and it’s free!
7 For All Mankind “Slimmy” Jeans – retail $55 (Kidbox price $37)
Getting designer jeans for my son is a real treat! I wouldn’t normally spend $55 on jeans for a 5 year old, but with this box they end up being so much less. These are great jeans!
Free Planet Long Sleeve Raglan Hoodie – retail $44 (Kidbox price $18)
This is a soft long sleeve shirt with a hood attached. It’s comfortable and soft. My son wears tons of bright colors and not much black so I wish we hadn’t gotten two black tops, but not a big deal.
Paper Denim & Cloth Jogger Pants – retail $46 (Kidbox price $18)
My son calls pants like these “softies” and he is obsessed! He would wear sweats or joggers every day if he could. These are hands down the best item in the box. They are so well made, fit him perfectly and he will get a ton of use out of these.
My son is pretty camera shy so it wasn’t easy getting him to model for me!
Verdict: I am extremely impressed with KidBox! The value is amazing and these are well-known high end brands of clothing. The retail value of these seven items is $270. Using the Kidbox prices they would be $152, but since I kept the whole box it was only $98. I love the ease of the process, the free shipping and all the little touches like the crayons and stickers that made it more fun for my son. He loved getting a special box filled with items just for him. Also, I want to note that Kidbox ships 5 boxes a year (spring, summer, back to school, fall and winter) but they will notify you before they ship in case you want to skip a box, change your child’s sizing or even their style preferences. If you keep the entire box for $98 you can also select a cause and Kidbox will make a donation to a kid in need such a military family or foster child. What a great idea!
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