Pet GiftBox Cat Subscription Review + Coupon – November 2017
Pet GiftBox is a monthly subscription with themed treats and toys for your dog or cat. (This is a review of the cat version.)
This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
This review is of the Pet GiftBox for Cats, $25 a month, box.
The Subscription Box: Pet GiftBox
The Cost: $25 a month (save with longer subscriptions)
The Products: Toys and treats curated according to a monthly theme
Ships to: U.S. (free)
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The box came with this information card.
Mauve Moose Baguette – Retail Value $5.50?
Monkey really liked this. He wanted to spend the whole photo session rubbing his chin on it. This is what he does now. This is a handmade catnip plush toy that is a good size for my cats. I didn’t see this in the Mauve Moose Etsy shop, but similar toys were listed at $5.50.
Comfystyles Crazy Cranberries Felted Balls – Estimated Value $2.50 (buy 6 felted wool balls for $5)
These were an Angus item. He stole one while I was trying to take pictures of Sneaky and batted it all over the dining room. It is now permanently lost behind our sideboard but that is OK. I have moved the other two upstairs so hopefully, he doesn’t put them where Nyx can get to them. These are just felted wool balls but sometimes the simplest toys are the best ones.
Ellie Baba Designs Cherry Pie – Retail Value $6
This is a handmade felt catnip toy. Madison spent a long time sniffing it, and someone has moved it around the bedroom quite a bit since I took these photos, so I think it is well-loved.
Ellie Baba Designs Turkey Leg – Retail Value $5
This is similar to the cherry pie (from the same maker). This one has also been moved around the bedroom quite a bit since the photo session. I take it to mean someone was playing with it pretty vigorously. My bet is on Angus.
SPOT (Ethical) Cat-Bernet Teaser Wand – Retail Value $2.93
This was quite a big hit. It is a cork on a string with feathers attached to the end. Angus loved this (see some pictures below) and Sneaky and Madison showed interest as well. Dangly toys on sticks are usually a safe inclusion in any cat subscription box.
Sassycat Freeze-Dried Turkey (1.25 oz) – Retail Value $4.59
This is freeze-dried turkey with potato and ginger. Freeze-dried meat is hit or miss with my crew. Monkey and Madison didn’t care for this (I’m guessing it was the ginger that did it) but Sneaky and Angus both ate it. (Mr. Kitty can’t have turkey.)
Gratuitous cat photo time…
Angus had a lot of fun with the feather wand.
He also loved the little “cranberry” balls. This one is now lost behind a piece of furniture…
And here he is with a treat.
Madison with some of the box items.
Madison sniffs a treat. These really weren’t his thing but he did at least try.
Monkey sniffs a treat. These really weren’t his thing, either.
Other than that, Monkey just wanted to rub his chin on all the various box items.
All Sneaky wanted to do was eat treats. Every picture of her I got was like this.
If you are wondering about Mr. Kitty, he is not going to be in any cat subscription box reviews for awhile. He had to have emergency surgery to remove his left eye on December 1 and he is not looking his best right now. But don’t worry, he seems to be in almost no pain now (I think his eye was hurting him) and he has a great appetite and is doing pretty well, overall. So I’m sure he will be back to normal in no time.
Verdict: I calculated a value of about $26.52 for the November Pet GiftBox for cats. That’s slightly higher than the $25 a month box cost, but a good value for a cat subscription box, especially when most of the toys are from smaller, independent artisans. I think the highlights for us this month were the teaser wand and the little felt cranberries. I thought the Thanksgiving theme was fun and I like that we did not get the same items as found in other Thanksgiving-themed cat subscription boxes. (This did arrive in November, I’m just a little late with the review because of Mr. Kitty’s issues.)
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, you will receive the December box.
Coupon – Save 50% off your first box with code MSA50
Value Breakdown: This box cost me $25 (including shipping), which means that each of the 6 items in the box has an average cost of $4.17.