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 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 US for free, Canada for $22
Sensory Box Fall 2020 Review
At the top of our box was a little thank you card with their social media information.
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.
Glux Fidget Putty - Retail Value $10.95, Listed Value $10.00
Our first item is a little tub of bright putty. This actually has tiny little balls in it that kind of feel like a metal of some sort that provides a fun texture for fidgeting. It can get super gooey and stretchy, it can bounce, and it can even break in half when it's been sitting out for a little while and hasn't gotten warm. I've been playing with this one a lot and can feel the calming effects!
Bouncyband Foot Roller - Retail Value $19.99
This foot roller feels so good on tired feet! While it's meant to go underneath a desk so that you can roll your foot back and forth over it, I've been just sitting on the couch relaxing while using it and it definitely provides some great, relaxing sensory input. For those who need some movement while being stationary at a desk, this is a subtle way to do it! Since the roller comes out of the base (which also helps hold it in place!), you can also roll this guy pretty much anywhere for more sensory input or just a simple massage when you need one!
Calm Strip – Listed Value $1.99 (Buy 5 for $12.99)
We actually received this same calm strip in our monthly box and while I was saving the other one for my husband or kids to use, I ended up placing this one on the back of my phone case. This calm strip has a very subtle texture to it and the adhesive on the back is reusable. While I haven't necessarily needed calming, I have been enjoying it as a fidget and something to occupy my hands. I love the pretty design, too!
This squishy cat is a silly and fun toy. It is a slow rise squishy and it's very satisfying to squeeze it and watch it rise back up again. It's not too firm which makes it a great stress ball for hand exercises.
Jumbo Sweet-ish Fish - Retail Value $8.99
This "sweet-ish" fish is a really fun novelty toy that is slightly sticky, and super squishy. It almost looks good enough to eat! My kids were very excited about this, even after they found out they couldn't eat it. It has flecks of sparkles inside and since it's oversized, it flops in your hand a bit.
Of course, my kids figured out that it stuck to the ceiling and from there it became a fun fishing game for them where they tried to catch it in a bucket when it eventually fell.
Mini Spirograph Tin- Retail Value $9.99
This is one of those things from my childhood that I'd forgotten about! This cool set comes with several different circles, 3 little markers, paper, and some instructions for how it works. I love that this fits all inside the little tin making it one of those great activities to keep in your bag for restaurants or waiting rooms. I definitely thought it was fun and relaxing to create some patterns with this set and my daughter is getting the hang of it, too! It's great for fine motor skills and the visuals can be pretty great, too!
Hyperflex Flyer – Listed Value $2.25
This is another item that we received in our monthly box, although in a different color. While my children managed to tear the first one, this one seems to be holding up well. It is incredibly stretchy and made of a soft silicone material that is fun to manipulate. My kids really love the one we received, but I might just keep this one for myself!
Mesh-It Fidget Pen – Listed Value $5.99 (Buy 3 for $19.00, on sale for $15.20)
This is the last item that we also received in our monthly box, and I am happy to have another one because I've been using this pen a lot! The pen twists open and at the top, it is covered in thick textured mesh with a small marble inside that you can move back and forth. This is such a great silent fidget and it's great for playing around with when you're thinking of what you need to write down (I can never remember what I need from the store! haha). You can also buy ink refills for it so you don’t have to replace the pen each time the ink runs out!
DNA Ball - Retail Value $8.17, Listed Value $6.00
At first, I thought this was just a simple stretchy stress ball that would be perfect for me since I love the kind that has the separate pieces inside, but this ball is even cooler because it lights up! I have to manually squeeze the light ball, but it looks really cool and changes colors several times before it turns off by itself. Swipe to see how cool it looks in the dark!
Swingos - Retail Value $5.99
This last item is a fun, unique toy that slides open to reveal three different rings that stack up on top of each other. They don't come apart, but you can spin them on your finger (caution! They may go flying!) or rotate them around.
Verdict: I really enjoy these quarterly boxes from Sensory Box and think they do a great job of sending a mix of useful sensory toys and novelty items. While there were some cool toys this month, this box didn't feel quite as unique as some of the past boxes (this is not taking into account that some of these are repeats from the monthly box), maybe because there weren't any really big items other than the foot roller. I still enjoyed this box, but I think maybe one more toy or having one toy with a higher value might have made it feel more on par with what we usually receive! This quarter our total value using a mix of listed and found retail values is just a bit over the $79 (with free shipping) cost of the box at $81.31.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Yes! The fall 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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