Panda Pals Kid’s Socks Subscription Box Review + Coupon – November 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. Some of the designs are unisex, while some months have unique designs for boys and girls.
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: U.S. for $1, Internationally for $3
Good to know: Sock Panda donates a pair of socks to those in need for each new subscription purchased.
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
Panda Pals introduces a ‘pal’ each month – September features Ray the Octopus! This month’s “socktivity” includes a connect the dots activity and some counting activities with the number 8.
Sock Panda always includes some other kind of small toy, and this month was a pair of dice. I have to admit, I was pretty underwhelmed by this at first and was confused about why there were dice in this box!
The card encourages kids to play a simple math game by rolling the dice and then doing addition, subtraction, and multiplication using whichever numbers they get. This actually seems like a pretty clever way to practice math skills with kids, so I’m coming around to it.
Here is Ray the Octopus in sock form! His tentacles have the Sock Panda signature 3D bit, too.
Very cute and I love that you can see even the little suckers on his arms!
The second pair of socks mimics octopus arms and also features the number 8.
These are cool and vaguely 70s inspired; I love the coral and teal color palette.
Lately, it seems like we get one pair of socks featuring an animal, and one that is a bit more pattern based and less funky. I like that balance overall.
Verdict: Panda Pals is a cool gift idea for younger kids when you really don’t know what to get them! I always enjoy seeing the new animal-themed socks, even though my son is too young for the activities at the moment. Kids love to get mail, and the activities help make this a subscription more interactive than other sock boxes, especially if you have a kid who loves coloring books and similar projects.
Value wise, the socks break down to about $7.50 each, which is pretty average for design-y kids’ socks (and a similar price point to other kids’ sock subscriptions). Plus, you’re helping to donate socks to people in need, and you get some fun activities to help round out the whole package.
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