Pet GiftBox Dog Review + 50% Off Coupon – December 2017
Pet GiftBox is a monthly subscription with themed treats and toys for your dog or cat.
This is a review of the large dog, or “Hefty Hound” version for $25.00 per month. For reference, my dog Nyx is a Rottweiler who weighs about 87 pounds.
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.
About Pet GiftBox
The Subscription Box: Pet GiftBox
The Cost: Boxes start at $25.00 per month (save with a 12-month subscription). One time boxes are also available for $30.00.
COUPON: Save 50% off your first box with code MSA50
The Products: Toys and treats curated according to a monthly theme.
Ships to: US. Ships free
Pet Gift Box for Dogs December 2017 Review
Pet GiftBox usually does a pretty good job of sticking to a theme for each box; this month, as you might expect, there was a Christmas theme:
The box came with this information card.
The box also had this card advertising getting a picture of your pet printed on a pillow. These were making the rounds this month; I received several.
Dream Bone Dental (2 large vegetable + chicken) – Estimated Value $7.99
This brand seems widely distributed but I couldn’t find the chicken and vegetable dental bone in the large 2-pack, so the value quoted above is from this item, which is a non-dental 2-pack in the same size. These are meant to be a digestible alternative to rawhide, which is a great idea – my last Rottie liked rawhide dental chews but they gave her horrible gas. However, Nyx can’t have chicken due to her IBD so we will be passing these along to another dog to enjoy.
Puppycake Holiday Cookie Mix – Retail Value $6.99
Puppycake has all kinds of dessert items for dogs that sound like human treats, but with dog-safe ingredients. These are free of wheat, corn, and soy, so they should be good for a lot of dogs with food allergies. This also comes with a cookie cutter so you can make bone-shaped cookies. My mom’s dog is a big Puppycake fan, so I think this will be a late Christmas gift for her.
Zippypaws Holiday Brainey Penguin – Retail Value $7.99
Nyx pulled this out of the box when I wasn’t looking and got a head start on it. Zippypaws toys are generally durable, despite being plushes, but Nyx is an expert at finding the weak point in any toy and she had pulled off the ball from the Santa hat and eaten it within a few minutes (I am not worried, she does stuff like this regularly and it passes right through). We’ve had a string of good luck with Zippypaws toys, though, so one that’s less durable isn’t a huge issue.
Bow Wow Pet Holiday Stocking Toy – Estimated Value $7.99
Bow Wow Pet products can be hard to find online; I think they are wholesale-only (they show up in a lot of subscription boxes and sometimes on closeout sites) and/or a private label sort of brand that makes items for other companies. Anyway, I have had to estimate the value based on similar toys. This, unfortunately, did not last long at all. I gave it to Nyx and within 30 seconds or less, she had ripped the top off and started pulling stuffing out. Perhaps with a less destructive dog, this would’ve lasted longer?
The Gift Box Santa’s Cranberry Helpers (6 oz) – Estimated Value $5.99
You can’t buy these on The Gift Box website, they’re exclusive to this box, so I estimated the value based on the package weight and looking at similar dog treats. I do like dog treats with cranberry in them as several dogs I’ve had in the past have had urinary tract issues and giving a bit of cranberry in a treat is so much easier (and often less expensive) than other cranberry supplements. These also have chicken so they may not be suitable for dogs with animal protein allergies.
Nyx enjoyed playing with the penguin toy but ate the ball off the top of the hat pretty quickly.
So I gave her the stocking toy. She ripped this hole in it and started pulling stuffing out within seconds.
Verdict: I calculated a value of about $36.95 for the December Pet GiftBox for dogs. That’s a good amount over the cost of the box on a month-to-month basis, though I did have to estimate some of the values. The toys were size-appropriate for a large-breed dog this time, if not particularly durable. If your dog doesn’t have any allergies or food sensitivities, the treats seem to be of good quality, though if your dog has dietary issues, you might be better off with a more customizable dog subscription.
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: At $25 for this box, here’s what you are paying approximately per item:
- Dream Bone: $5.41
- Puppycake Cookie Mix: $4.73
- Zippypaws Penguin: $5.41
- Bow Wow Pet Stocking: $5.41
- Cranberry Helpers: $4.05
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