Green Piñata Subscription Box Review – December 2017
Green Piñata is a monthly rental subscription toy box for kids, from six months to 5 years of age. Each box is customized with educational and toxin-free toys. Before your box ships, you can either select your own toys from their extensive catalog or approve the recommendations from Green Piñata. Play and explore with your child, return anything you don’t wish to keep or purchase the toys your child can’t part with!
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 18-24 month box, which is $24.99 a month for four toys.
About Green Piñata
The Subscription Box: Green Piñata
The Cost: $24.99 per month plus free shipping both ways!
Or, save 20% off any gift subscription with code PINATA20
The Products: Up to 4 premium quality and educational toys.
Ships to: Lower 48 states in the U.S.
Good to know: toys can be purchased at “the same price as its Amazon list price. Please send us an email at [email protected] with the name of the toy you’d like to purchase.”
Green Piñata December 2017 Review
My son, Fox is 21 months old and very active. Let’s see what toys this month’s Green Piñata brought:
This month’s box came with an information card that outlines their rewards program. You can invite friends in so many different ways to earn bonus cash through Green Piñata!
I also received my free USPS return shipping label, all you have to do is package up what you don’t want to keep and take it to your local USPS office. Easy!
These wooden peg puzzles are the best! My son is obsessed with animals and loves matching the puzzle piece to its shape on the board. We will even play a game to match animal sounds to each piece, to make it extra fun! I love how easy each piece is to move around with the pegs and how bright each drawing is. Plus, puzzles like this really help to build fine motor, cognitive, and language skills in your little one.
Hape Spring-A-Ling – Retail Value $12.97
This is a great toy to take with you on the go in the car, at the grocery store, as something to distract your little one at a restaurant. The maze is this amazing blue color that my son loved, and each bead is wooden and so bright. The toy also helps to build fine motor and cognitive skills. At first, my son thought this was something fun to throw around since it made a cool sound once it hit the carpet. However, once I started to make up fun games, he really got a kick out of this toy. We used it to count each bead and sometimes the beads would race!
Books that come with a toy version of the characters are my favorite! My son loves to read, but he really enjoyed seeing the characters on the pages that he was also holding in his hand. I think a toy like this really helps with imaginative play and storytelling. After we read the book, we took the kitty and girl on different adventures throughout our house. The kitty took a ride in a wagon, they met all of our superheroes, and they even got a tour of our kitchen. We have a dog that my son is slowly learning how to play nicely with, so having these toys was also a great way to help him understand how important the relationship between animal and owner can be and that we are always supposed to be very nice and gentle with our pets. I really loved this book and toy set and I know my son did as well!
Hape Pyramid Of Play – Retail Value $33.00
Blocks are a toddler’s best friend I think. This set is honestly so beautiful and being wooden won’t get damaged the way some of my son’s paper block sets have. This set has numbers, colors, and animals listed plus they are great for stacking. We used this set so much to go over our numbers, to count the animals, and to name the colors. My son loved stacking and knocking down the blocks over and over again, which I tried to picture above. This really is the type of toy that is going to get a lot of use, but that you know will last through many years and other siblings!
Bonus Item: Wooden Blocks
This set of blocks was not listed in my account as a toy for the month. I tried to find a small set like this online, but most wooden block sets come in bigger packets. Even though I wasn’t able to find this set online or listed in my account, they were a huge hit with my son! Again, blocks are great for toddler’s so he spent a lot of time stacking and knocking these over. We also used them to go over our shapes and colors!
Here is an action shot of Fox playing with all of his cool new toys! So happy that these came on a snow day to help keep him entertained for the morning.
Verdict: Green Piñata is such a unique way to play and test toys before purchasing! I love that you can rent a curated box for your child’s age, allow them to play with each set of toys, and purchase or return without a problem. For me, toys are coming and going like the wind and I never know what is going to catch my son’s attention. Green Piñata allows us to watch him interact with the toys for a few days (or as long as I’d like) before deciding if we should keep or send them back for a fresh new box. This month’s curation was stellar, providing my son with a ton of joy and entertainment! I also love that Green Piñata lists what is special about the toy, what skills are built through playing, and suggested ways to play all through my account.
To Wrap Up:
Can I still get this box if I sign up today? Each box is customized to your child’s age, so you might not get this exact box. You can order today to get a January box!
Value Breakdown: This box costs me $24.99, but I received $64.95 worth of toys. I am able to keep the toys as long as I’d like and returning them is free of charge!
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What did you and your little one receive in your most recent Green Piñata box? What toys did you keep?