Panda Pals for Boys Subscription Review + Coupon- February 2017
Panda Pals is a subscription service that sends two pairs of fun socks for boys or girls ages 3-8 every month, plus fun activities to do together.
Panda Pals kindly sent us this package to review. (Check out our review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
This review is of the Small Kids Sock, $15 a month, box for ages 3-5 years.
The Subscription Box: Panda Pals
The Cost: $15 per month (or less with longer subscription commitments)
COUPON: Save 15% off your first box with code MSA15!
The Products: Two pairs of socks for ages 3-8 and an educational activity
Ships to: US for $1, Internationally for $3
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Panda Pals introduces a ‘pal’ each month – this month is Hooty the owl! Looks like we have a construction/tool theme, too.
Sock Panda donates a pair of socks to those in need for each new subscription purchased. This is a nice way to give your child a real world example of ways to give back in your day to day life. My son is almost two, so the concept is too complex for him right now, but my older nieces and nephews always love doing things to help other people and kids, so I think they’d appreciate this!
We received a set of stickers to go along with the construction theme! We are fans of “Bob the Builder” in this household, so it was fun to point out the different tools and talk about the names for each.
The suggested age range for Panda Pals is 3-8. This activity was to draw a tool found in your house!
Panda Pals also included some vocabulary and trivia type questions. A few seemed really random to me (the definition of “onomatopoeia” for example) but overall this ties into the sock theme well. It’s certainly not going to engage your child for hours on end, but it will certainly give parents of older kids a few minutes respite. 🙂
Let’s check out the included socks this month:
Alright – these are totally adorable! I liked that one of the activities is to look at your socks and identify which tools are on them, too.
The second pair features Hooty the owl. The attention to detail in the design is great! My son ran around with these yelling “owl! owl!” for a good ten minutes.
The beak and hardhat are shaped and stick out a bit, which is super fun too.
My son is two but we often find that toddler socks are too small on him (and his huge, growing feet), so I was hopeful that the Panda Pals 3-5 age range would work for us… unfortunately, these were still quite big on him. I debated about washing them and seeing how much they shrink, but in the spirit of Sock Panda’s charitable program, we’re planning on donating these so that a child in need can get good use out of them instead.
Verdict: Panda Pals is one of those subscriptions that I think is just perfect for gifting! For starters, kids love to get things in the mail. I personally used to love fun socks as a kid, and now as a parent, I know how often those tiny kid socks seem to go missing – so having regular updates is nice, too. Value wise, if you count the socks as $7.50 each, that’s middle of the road for what you might spend on similarly patterned socks. The charitable aspect also appeals to me, since I like to support brands that give back and think it’s a good lesson to share with children.
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