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 Summer 2020 Review
I love that they have also chosen to include a motivational card as they do in their monthly boxes (check out my reviews here).
We received this one-page insert which includes photos of our items, a brief description, and listed 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.
Can-Do Digi-squeeze Hand Exerciser in Yellow - Retail Value $8.39, Listed Value $6.00
This yellow ball is a squishy foam hand exerciser that has grooves for your fingers and thumb. The material is similar to a traditional exercise ball, the ones they give out as promos and such, but what makes it unique, in addition to the finger grooves, is the exercise sheet that it comes with. There are so many different positions that can help build up your hand strength and coordination.
Groovy Nee-Doh Fruit - Retail Value $7.99
I am no stranger to Nee-Doh thanks to the monthly Sensory TheraPlay boxes I review, but this fun fruit set is a new one. I love the texture of these toys! The outside is a soft rubber and inside is a material that is similar to shaving cream and it's so satisfying to me to squish it. These little fruits are really cute and each one has a different texture for even more sensory variation. I made the mistake of leaving these on the counter and my son has already stolen them to play with as food for his animals. I think the bright neon colors are just too appealing!
Find It Game - Original - Retail Value $24.99
I have never heard of this game before, but what a great idea! Inside this large tube are tiny beads and throughout the beads are tiny objects to find. You have to shake and maneuver the tube around in order to find all of the items which is really fun. This would make such a great calm down activity for a kid as they transfer their focus to finding all of the hidden objects within.
On top of the tube is a list of all the things inside. It's hard to believe they can fit so many in there! They even included a little checklist pad for marking off the items as you find them. I think this would also be a great road trip toy!
Tangle Brain Tools Think - Retail Value $10.00
This toy is another really fun one. It has a soft rubberized coating with bumps on it for a fun texture and then it twists around into different shapes as you manipulate it with your hands. This is such a great quiet fidget item and even snaps apart for even more entertainment. They recommend using these to help improve focus.
On Trend Good PBLZ in Red - Retail Value $17.99
This is another toy that I was happy to test out. These little magnets, or pebbles, are covered in a soft silicone coating with varying textures on each one. They are all different organic shapes and the magnetic force is not incredibly strong which makes playing with them pretty fun. You can stack them or stick them together, or even just rub them or hold them in your hand since they have a little bit of weight to them thanks to the magnet. They are pretty unique and I enjoyed playing with them.
Crazy Aaron's Mini Putty in Coral Reef - Retail Value $3.00
This brand of putty is frequent in our sensory boxes and I always enjoy seeing what unique characteristics the putty will have (glowing, scented, color-changing). This little tin has coral reef putty that is filled with shiny blue glitter which is so fun. The putty also has a coral pink tint to it which gives it a nice almost iridescent quality when you play with it. Putty is always calming and I love that it cleans up so well (as long as you don't use it on carpet!).
Mesh & Marble Fidget Pack - Listed Value $5.99 (These aren't branded, but you can buy an 8-pack of similar fidgets here!)
These little tubes are made of a firmer mesh and each contains a marble making it a simple and portable fidget toy. They recommend keeping one in your desk, one in your purse or pocket, and one in your car so that you can use them to calm nerves or break habits such as nail-biting. I may have to try it for that last one!
Red Massage Ball - Listed Value $7.99
This massage ball is another simple, but effective sensory tool. I love the way the little spikes feel on my hands and even my arms. This can help with self-regulation or even help with Plantar Fasciitis if you roll it under your bare feet.
Tumble Wonder - Retail Value $7.99, Listed Value $5.99
This toy is a repeat for us from one of our Sensory TheraPlay boxes, but since I gave the first one to my husband, I'm happy to have one to keep at my desk as well. This tube has weight to it in the center and either end has a soft pad on it. When you stand it up and push it over it will flip over and over or you can pass it back and forth between your hands.
Here is a little video of how it tumbles. It's tricky to get the hang of, but I think the challenge is part of the fun, too!
Toysmith Pineapple Squeezy - Retail Value $2.99, Listed Value $4.00
This last item didn't make it into my box, but we reached out to Sensory Box and they were quick to send it out to us! I love the fun summery vibe from this little pineapple. When you squeeze it you can see the little clear beads inside. It feels a little sticky to the touch at first, but it's still pretty fun to squish and play with!
Verdict: I thought Sensory Box did a great job of giving this delivery a subtle summer vibe with the pineapple squeezy, coral reef putty, and the brightly colored fruit toys. The PBLZ and Find It game are both really unique and so fun to play with! The Tumble Wonder, marble fidgets, and Tangle Think are all great silent fidgets while the massage ball and Digi-squeeze are both useful sensory tools. Overall, a great mix of items. Using a mix of listed and retail values the total value of this box comes to $97.32 which I think is great for a $79 (with free shipping) box. I love that this is a seasonal box so you can really explore all of the toys before your next shipment!
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Yes! The summer box is still available.
ACTIVE DEAL: Save $10 off your first box!
Value Breakdown: This box costs $79 (plus free shipping) so with 10 items in this box that gives each item an average cost of about $7.90.
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