Kidbox Clothing Subscription Review + Coupon – Summer 2018
Kidbox is a kid’s clothing box that “combines cool brands, meaningful savings and a mission to clothe children in need.” KidBox ships 5 boxes a year (spring, summer, back to school, fall and winter) but they will notify you before they ship in case you want to skip a box, change your child’s sizing or even their style preferences.
Kidbox offers a few options: the Baby by Kidbox for sizes Newborn-24 months, Kidbox for sizes 2T-14, and a new Kidsentials, socks and underwear on-demand service.
This review is of the Boy’s Summer box by Kidbox in size 3T.
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.)
The Subscription Box: Kidbox
The Cost: no styling fee, pay only for the clothes you keep or pay $98 to keep the entire box (free shipping both ways)
The Products: 6-7 clothing items based on the size and style preferences you select
Ships to: U.S.
Good to know: If you keep the entire box for $98 you can also select a cause and Kidbox will make a donation to a kid in need such as a military family or foster child. What a great idea!
Kidbox Summer 2018 Review
Each box comes with a price sheet listing each item of clothing, the retail price, and the price Kidbox will charge to keep that item (which is less than retail).
There was a welcome booklet personalized with my son’s name and simple directions for returning unwanted items or exchanging for alternate sizes. There’s also a plastic mailer and pre-addressed sticker to easily return anything you’re not keeping. Also included were some stickers and crayons for Gideon.
Kidbox Club Free Gift Tote Bag
Kidbox usually sends a free gift in each box, and this month they included a tote bag. It’s a pretty thin, basic, screen-printed tote but definitely still handy!
Ecko Boys 2PC Shirt and Short Set – Retail Price: $36 (Kidbox Price: $27)
This is a great outfit for Gideon! Perfect to wear to church in the summer, or easily dressed more casually if you split them to wear with jeans or a tee. both items fit him great and I like the classic style.
Urban Smalls Boys “Not Cute… Punk Rock” Tee – Retail Price: $24 (Kidbox Price: $18)
I’m all for a basic black tee, but I don’t care for the phrase. I’m not offended, I’m just meh. It fits, but it’s just not something I’d dress Gideon in.
Nanette Boys “All American Tough Guy” Shirt – Retail Price: $14 (Kidbox Price: $11)
Eh. The design is fine, but again, the phrase isn’t something I’d dress Gideon in. I have no interest in sending the message to my son or other people that I expect my son (or any boy) to be a “tough guy.” I do dress Gideon in a couple tees with words, but the ones he has are phrases like “I’m the big brother,” or “being nice is being cool,” and things like that. Since I guess I’m pretty picky about the words I choose for my kids’ clothes, I’m thinking I’ll just ask them to not send me anything with words so I don’t end up with more situations like this.
Teddy Boom Boys “#King” Tee w/ Terry Short Set – Retail Price: $40 (Kidbox Price: $30)
Sigh. Again, with the words. I have “no big brand names” indicated in Gideon’s style profile, and I guess this isn’t a brand but it may as well be? What does #king mean? Is it supposed to be the boys’ equivalent to like, the trending phrase of “queen” these days? I don’t even know. Needless to say, this is also something I wouldn’t dress Gideon in, and it kind of confirms my idea of just requesting “no words” on the clothes they send me.
LEE boys Cargo Short – Retail Price: $34 (Kidbox Price: $26)
These shorts are great! The color is bright and fun, the fit is just right, and I appreciate the soft, ribbed, elastic waistband. These are a winner.
LRG Boys Short – Retail Price: $32 (Kidbox Price: $24)
These shorts are more of a sweatshirt material and are very soft and comfortable. But the style is very oversized, so they run large and kind of swallow Gideon a little. His style doesn’t really include baggy/oversized items, so this is another miss.
LEE Boys 2-Pack Tee & Henley – Retail Price: $44 (Kidbox Price: $33)
Yes! I love these shirts for Gideon. The space-themed blue tee is perfect, and the white henley is so cute. He doesn’t have any white tees, and I really like the touch of the buttons down the neckline. The fit is perfect with these, too.
Here’s Gideon wearing the white henley and the blue cargo shorts.
And here’s Gideon wearing the tee and the grey, oversized shorts.
Verdict: This box was a bit of a rollercoaster for me. 4 out of the 7 items were misses, but two of the winning items were a set/2-pack, so it feels more 50/50. On the bright side, the items that were misses, except for the baggy shorts, were all for the same reason: the words. Hopefully adding a note that I’d prefer no phrases on Gideon’s clothes since I’m picky, will solve the problem easily. For what it’s worth, I’m really happy with the items I’m keeping, though, and I’ve had no issues with fit or quality, in my experience so far. Also, If you keep the entire box, you can also select a cause and Kidbox will make a donation to a kid in need such as a military family or foster child. I appreciate that Kidbox gives back.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Your box will be personally curated for you based on your child’s age, style preferences, sizing, and Kidbox’s current/featured stock!
Value Breakdown: The retail price of all my items add up to $224 but the Kidbox price is technically $169, but with the discount from keeping a full box my total is $98! That’s about $13.60 per item.
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What do you think of Kidbox? Have you tried it yet?