Sensory Box is a new quarterly subscription box specifically curated for teens and adults and is developed by the same creator of the Sensory TheraPlay Box for kids. This box is designed for anyone who might crave a little extra sensory input throughout the day and especially for those with sensory processing needs.
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 Sensory Box
The Subscription Box: Sensory Box
The Cost: $79.00 per quarter plus free shipping. Save with an annual subscription.
ACTIVE DEAL: Save $10 off your first box!
The Products: An assortment of toys and sensory-based items handpicked by an occupational therapist designed to help you de-stress and self-regulate.
Ships to: The U.S. for free, Canada for $22
Sensory Box Spring 2020 Review
I love that they have also chosen to include a motivational card as they do in their monthly boxes (check out my review here). This quote is certainly inspiring!
We received this one-page insert which includes photos of our items, a brief description, and listed retail values. They have included their contact information as well as a disclaimer about how it is your responsibility to determine if the contents are appropriate for yourself depending on your sensory needs.
Shashibo in Optical Illusion - Retail Value $19.99, Listed Value $21.99
This visual toy is so fun and definitely a bit challenging! This cube contains 36 magnets and multiple panels and colorful sticker designs that shift and change so that you can form over 70 different shapes. You can actually add in more cubes to expand your designs, too. I thought it was really fun to manipulate and made for a great fidget toy, similar to doing a puzzle.
So this was my attempt at playing with it. I didn't really make any shapes, but I was able to get it back into a cube when I was done! I knew this toy would be right up my husband's alley though, so I took it to him.
He was able to make this shape within just a few minutes of playing with it. We have very different brains! I'll definitely be testing this one out again to see what I can do with a little more time.
Wacky Tracks - Retail Value $4.49, Listed Value $6.99
This is a toy that we received a long time ago in one of our monthly Sensory TheraPlay boxes and it has been a favorite car fidget of my daughter's. She is really good at manipulating this set of links into different shapes, her favorite being a nice geometric heart. It makes some fun clicking sounds as you move it and it can make straight lines and even a few curves. This is another fidget with endless possibilities!
Glozi - Retail Value $12.99
This toy is so unique and fun! When flat it forms a flat circle of multiple metal rings, but then it opens up into this fun shape. If you put it on your arm first, it will spin and roll down your arm which is quite mesmerizing to watch! It also feels really cool, although a bit tickly, as it travels up and down your arm. This lightweight toy glows in the dark, which is a cool bonus! A fun way to play is to hold hands with someone else and send the rings down your arm to theirs and back.
Here you can see how much fun it is to play with!
IsoFlex Stress Ball - Listed Value $7.99 (similar ball found here)
I love the colors of this stress ball. The outside is a double layer of natural latex and it has microbeads inside which feel similar to wet sand to me when squeezed. This ball is pretty firm to the touch, but since it has the smaller particles inside and the stretchy latex on the outside, it's fun to manipulate and disperse the beads into different parts of the bag.
OSM PlayableART Lollipopter in Sugar Plum - Retail Value $25.00
We actually have a mini version of this that we received a long time ago from the monthly Sensory TheraPlay box and it is one of my favorite calm-down tools for my kids. You can manually open or close the shape by twisting it left or right as these 42 colorful pieces move around the pole in the center. Side note: their packaging is really nice, too!
Not only is it really fun to manipulate, but these colors are so pretty and it came with a stand so that you can display it. It really is the definition of "playable art" and I can see this making for a great desktop decoration that will also serve as a fidget or stress-reliever.
Just a flick of the wrist and it opens and closes as the little pieces spin around. So fun!
The kids have tons of smelly pencils and stickers, but this is the first "smen" we've ever received and I am excited to have my own. The strawberry scent smells really good and I found myself enjoying it thoroughly as I used it to write. It writes really well and the sugar skull design is cute and fun, too! Subscribers could have also received the black cherry scent.
Yogibo Squeezibo Solid Stress Ball - Retail Value $8.00
This is another familiar item, although this one is much more grown-up than the animal designs we have previously received from Sensory TheraPlay. I love this earthy green shade! This stress ball is covered in soft fabric and it has a fairly firm texture inside that is made from squishy silicone. It's great for fidgeting, stress relief, or even strengthening your hand muscles.
Crazy Aaron's Thinking Putty in Firestorm Hypercolor - Retail Value $10.99
We love to play with putty around here and this brand is a good one with so many fun and unique tins! This one is particularly fun because the sparkly red putty changes to yellow as it warms up in your hands. It's really fun to play with and as long as you keep it away from fabric, it's pretty mess-free, too. It is a bit firmer so it is a great one to manipulate for stress relief or hand strengthening as you squish it and play.
Verdict: This was only the second release from Sensory Box and I thought it was a great mix of items. There were some challenging toys, lots of things to fidget with, and several unique toys that provided a variety of sensory inputs. I think that there might have been a toy to suit every member of my family in this box and in addition to being activities to calm us, there was also a lot of fun to be had, too! The total retail value of this box comes to $91.95, which isn't bad for a $79 (plus free shipping) box. Especially since there are some great toys that we never would have discovered otherwise. Since we spend a lot more time indoors these days, I am grateful for the fun distractions!
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Yes! The spring box is still available.
ACTIVE DEAL: Save $10 off your first box!
Value Breakdown: This box costs $79 (plus free shipping) so here is what you are paying approximately for each item:
- Shashibo: $17.17
- Wacky Tracks: $4.29
- Glozi: $11.16
- Iso-Flex Ball: $6.87
- Lollipopter: $21.48
- Smen: $1.72
- Yogibo: $6.87
- Putty: $9.44
Alternatively, with 8 items in the box, that means each item has an average cost of about $9.88.
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