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Kidbox Subscription Box Review – Spring 2016

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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.)

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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

Check out the Kids Clothing Subscription Box Directory and make sure to add Kidbox to your subscription list or wishlist!

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Stickers and Crayons

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.

Price Sheet

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).

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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.

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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!

Charlie in Red

Charlie in hoodie

Charlie in polo

Charlie in jean and t

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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Written by Jessica Telesmanich

Jessica Telesmanich

Jessica’s addiction started off slowly enough with Birchbox, but it has grown and grown over the last three years. An elementary school librarian and mom of two she loves boxes that are child-centric. But she’ll never turn down a good fashion, beauty or tasty treat subscription.

Posted in Kidbox Reviews, Subscription Box Reviews| Tags: kidbox | 12 comments

Comments (12)

  1. I ordered one for my granddaughter and one for my grandson, now my grandson his was put together with great care, he had a little book that told me everything that was in the box, a letter from the person who made the box, most things matched and was well thought out. His box was pretty good. Now my granddaughter hers was a mess, there was not packing slip, it was a week later on arrival than his although ordered at the same time, and not one thing matched, no way could we have made even one outfit out of it. It looked as if it was thrown in the box, wrinkles all over and wow, not spring at all, very much summer, LATE summer. Not only this but one of the shirts she was sent was a boys shirt and it is obvious. Whoever put her box together did not even think of her at all. I was so disappointed and she cried. I will cancel after the email I received a form letter that said we put together what we have in stock. No I’m sorry, nothing about not getting a packing slip about things not going together. It was a mess.

  2. I am having a totally different experience with Kidbox. They didn’t pay attention to my size selection (size 7 tops and 6x bottoms)…sent everything in a size 6x and unfortunately 6x is the largest size available in everything they sent so exchanges aren’t an option. If I keep the three items that fit, I would need to pay $70 (the reduced price of each item) and send the rest back….or just pay the $89 (I had a coupon) and sell the items on my own that don’t fit. I emailed them about the issue and have not gotten a response. Hopefully this is not the norm for them!

    • I had a very bad experience also, they did not read about my granddaughter she just threw things in, now my grandson was better but her’s was a very big disappointment.

  3. i have 3 kids so can I get 3 different boxes just didn’t know if I could do all 3 of my kids on this it seems pretty cool I want to do this for my kids..

  4. I just signed up my 10 year old twin boys! Love the Seven clothing line! Your son looks great. 🙂

    • Thanks, Sandy! Hope your sons like it as much as my son did!

  5. Going to try this for my 10yr old daughter. She hasn’t liked any of the Fabkids outfits lately, I hope this one will be more her “style”!

  6. your son is adorable, but what I really need to know is where your frenchie pillow came from! my baby badger needs to be immortalized on a pillow!

    • Hi Jenny,
      I actually ordered that pillow with a free pillow code that came in in my Little Lace Box! It’s from Deny Designs. There are literally hundreds (maybe thousands) of designs from which to choose!
      ? Enjoy browsing!

  7. wow – awesome box, especially for that price!

    when I first started reading (and I didn’t pay attention to the price sheet at the beginning), I was thinking no way, I just can’t justify spending that much money on clothes for my son when he’ll outgrown them in less than a year. But then seeing that the whole box was only $98 is awesome! Is that a percentage off since you kept the whole box, or is just always $98 if you keep everything?

    • Hi Randi!
      Whenever you keep the whole box it’s only $98! If you only keep certain items then you get charged the special Kidbox price on their price sheet which is discounted.

      • Thanks Jessica!

        I think I’m going to sub for my 8yr old son! Seems like a great deal and I like that they don’t charge you right away and free shipping/returns 🙂

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