Green Piñata Subscription Box Review – January 2018
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 January 2018 Review
My son, Fox is 22 months old and very active. Let’s see what toys this month’s Green Piñata brought:
This wooden caterpiller and train set is great to help your toddler build their fine motor skills. I encouraged my son to help me set up the track and take it apart when we were done playing with it. He loved making the caterpillar crawl over the track. Back in the fall, he was very interested in finding real caterpillars outside, and we spent a lot of time talking about what caterpillars are and what they do. This toy was a great way to talk about them again and get excited to see some lovely butterflies this summer. The toy itself is made very well and will wear well over the years and through siblings.
Concertina by Plan Toys – Retail Value $22.50
Best toy ever! I have to say, this did take my son a bit to get the hang of how to hold and move the toy on his own. I was trying to show and help him, but I quickly realized that this was something he needed and wanted to figure out on his own. He was determined and quickly was walking around the house making lovely music! This toy is incredible to get your little one started learning about the sound and touch of music, fine motor, and of course cognitive skills. Beautifully crafted and a great way to let my son’s creative side shine! If you have a dog, they might not like the sound very much like our dog, so we had to keep this one contained in a room where our dog can’t go.
Hape Who’s in the Tree Puzzle – Retail Value $14.99
I spy a little fox in the tree! My son’s name is obviously Fox so we have A LOT of fox themed items in our house. I get really excited now that he recognizes that these little animals have the same name as he does. While my son normally gets very excited for puzzles like this, he didn’t really gravitate towards this puzzle set. I love the felt tails and thought he would get a kick out of it, but he passed it up most days. This beautifully crafted wooden toy is great for fine motor and cognitive skills, but it will also help your little one identify different animals and colors.
Another amazing music toy that Fox could not get enough of! The toy is wooden and crafted to really last over time, plus it allows your little one to explore different notes and identify colors. This toy, in particular, showed us that we should really be encouraging music more with Fox. He had great rhythm and identified the different sounds associated with each color. I see a guitar in his future!
Here is an action shot of Fox playing with all of his cool new toys! So much focus!
Verdict: I always look forward to my Green Piñata box arriving! My son Fox is very curious and will often get distracted or grow out of a toy quickly. Green Piñata allows us to keep each box for as long as we like to watch him interact and learn from each new toy. We can send everything back free of charge for a new box, or we can decide to keep any of the toys Fox can’t seem to part with. When I first started receiving Green Piñata I remember thinking, “am I really going to like a toy rental, what if I misplace pieces from a toy?” What I have learned is that yes, a toy rental box is a really fun experience for everyone! Fox gets super excited when I take the Green Piñata box out, bringing in a fresh batch of toys that he can learn from. After he plays I just put everything back in the box for safekeeping until the next day when he asks for his new toys again. Easy and fun for everyone!
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 February box!
Value Breakdown: This box costs me $24.99, but I received $86.47 worth of toys. I am able to keep the toys as long as I’d like and returning them is free of charge! It is also important to note that 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.” You will get a discount if a toy you received and would like to keep was gently used.
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What did you and your little one receive in your most recent Green Piñata box? What toys did you keep?