GiftLit Kid’s Book Subscription Box Review + Coupon – July 2018


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GiftLit is a monthly book gift subscription service that sends books to a recipient of your choice each month. They have several collections to choose from for both children and adults. Once you select the age of your recipient, then you can choose from various collections that are curated specifically for that age group.

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They offer 3, 6 or 12-month gift subscriptions. For children, they offer both board and picture books and have collections such as the Cuddle Collection, Science and Nature or even Trains, Planes and Things That Go. For adults, they offer both paperback and hardback novels with genres ranging from Romance, Mysteries, and Thrillers to Eat, Drink and Party. They also allow you to fully customize your collection if you’d like.

This review is of a mix of the Children’s Cuddle Collection for ages 2-5 and for babies.

This box was sent to us at no cost for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).

GiftLit July 2018 review

About GiftLit

The Subscription Box: GiftLit

The Cost: This varies based on the collection you choose. My total is $172.46 for 3 months of the Cuddle Collection for Babies and 3 months of the Cuddle Collection for 2-5-year-olds plus $14 shipping.

The cost for the ages 2-5 Cuddle Collection:

  • 3 months- $99.95 + $14 shipping
  • 6 months- $199.95 + $28 shipping
  • 12 months- $399.95 + $39 shipping

The cost for the babies Cuddle Collection:

  • 3 months- $69.95 + $14 shipping
  • 6 months- $144.95 + $28 shipping
  • 12 months- $289.95 + $39 shipping

The Products: For the Cuddle Collection you receive a children’s picture book and stuffed animal from the story each month.

Ships to: currently only the US via USPS

GiftLit July 2018 Review

Before receiving my books, I received a card in the mail from GiftLit that welcomed me and provided my gift code. One thing I really like about this service is that you always have the option to go online and swap out any of the books you’re scheduled to receive. This is great to ensure that recipients get books that they really want and don’t end up with any books that they already have or are not interested in. They also allow you to return any book that is shipped to you within 30 days.

My book came wrapped in this bright, colorful paper. This is an option that costs an extra $3/month. It’s nice that they have this option, but when you’re paying for a gift subscription, I feel like this is one of those things that should already be included.

Otis by Loren Long- Retail Value $17.99 (Found here for $14.39)

Otis is a sweet story about a tractor and his friendship with a calf. Otis gets replaced by a larger, newer tractor and is soon forgotten about by everyone except for his friend the calf. Otis has to come and save the day when the calf gets stuck in the mud.

This was a longer story for a board book, which I appreciated and my kids both seemed to enjoy the story. I also love that this is a series so we can look into other books about Otis. The personification of a tractor felt like a nice change from a lot of books we have read that usually feature children, animals or other creatures!

Merry Makers Otis the Tractor – Retail Value $16.00 (found here for $8.99)

I love that the Cuddle Collection always includes a stuffed animal of the main character from our stories. My kids are 2 and 3 and they really enjoy having something to go along with their books. I find that they are more engaged with the books when they have this physical component. To me, Otis was not the cutest stuffed toy that we have received, but he is by far the favorite for my son. He loves the tractor and asks for him often!

Verdict: The total value of the book and stuffed animal was $33.99 which is just over the monthly cost of $33.41 per month ($172.46 for 6 months + $28 shipping). The value seems fair for this month since we enjoyed the book and stuffed animal, but the sale prices are so much lower that it takes away from the value a bit for me.

This subscription service does offer a lot of different books and various collections, so the value could change a lot depending on your choices and even vary from month to month. I do think this is a great gift for a book lover since you really can’t go wrong with them being able to choose their own books if they want to, but it just depends on what your budget is.

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Yes, you can order this collection and customize it so that you receive the same book.

Coupon – Use code Addiction10 to save 10% off your first box!

Value Breakdown: At $33.41 for this box, here’s what you are paying approximately per item:

  • Otis Book: $17.68
  • Otis Stuffed Toy: $15.73

Check out all of our GiftLit reviews and the Kids Subscription Box Directory for other fun boxes your child might enjoy!

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Written by Brandi Dowell

Brandi Dowell

Brandi has loved the idea of subscription boxes since joining Birchbox in 2013. Finding new products to test out and possibly fall in love with has always excited her. Now, as a mother of 3, she loves discovering new products that can help make parenting a little easier! Her favorites are FabFitFun and Target Baby boxes.

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