Kids Parcel are a brand new British company who supply mystery toy boxes for kids packed full of surprise gifts like toys, games, books, stationery and DVDs.

Boxes can be themed, for a specific age or gender, or a unisex mix. You choose then Kids Parcel do their magic and send a ‘unique box full of goodies’, each of which cost £29.99 and have free delivery.

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The contents of the box may be a mystery, but the brands that Kids Parcel use are all recognisable (Play Doh, Orchard Games, Disney) and should provide reassurance that the surprise will be of a high quality.

Review

We set Kids Parcel a challenge. Provide a mystery box for a four year old girl. The box arrived, addressed to my youngest which gave her a thrill! So, what did we receive?

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We weren’t sure what to expect. I’ve had kids activity boxes before which contained card & craft supplies and materials for activities. This was very different.

After opening the box and making your way through the orange shredded paper, you see a big pile of packaged toys. I was immediately impressed. It was like Santa was doing a test-run. There was also a personalised letter to Eve, the recipient of the box, which was a lovely touch.

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Eve and Jenny’s eyes were like saucers. The postman often brings goodies through but this was something special.

The box contained:

  • a beautifully fluffy pink owl (Beanie Boo) with huge eyes. Eve and the owl are now inseperable.
  • two Tsum Tsum squishies. These are Disney characters in small, round, squidgy format for kids to collect.
  • Pet Parade cats. Two little kittys with magnetic collars and balls of wool that they can chase around.
  • Animal Pairs. A card game, good for developing one’s memory.
  • a Play Doh eight pack of rainbow coloured dough.
  • The Simpsons movie on DVD.

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We opened the box on a rainy Saturday morning. We certainly didn’t worry too much about how to keep the girls happy and occupied! They went on a Play Doh rampage in the kitchen, making me a whole world of food for daddy and mummy to (pretend to) eat.

Then the girls picked which Tsum Tsum they wanted. One was Pluto while the other was a surprise choice. The girls chose which cat they wanted and chased each other around the room for a while. They picked names for their cats which were then written onto their little bows around the cat’s necks.

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We then all played a game of Animal Pairs, which took up the whole of our living room table. Eve did particularly well at spotting pairs.

My only reservation was that I wasn’t sure that The Simpsons Movie was the best choice for a four year old. It’s a PG movie and, although it’s a cartoon, it was full of typical Simpsons and Itchy and Scratchy violence.

Quality

Clearly there has been a lot of work into finding quality toys which when packaged together provide a good balance. There are no cheap budget toys here. Nothing seems to be in here as an after-thought.

The box comes with a ‘100% Smiles or Money back guarantee’, which means that if the child is not happy with all the presents in the box, you may send the box back and get a full refund.

For the box we received, I checked out how much it would cost to buy all of the contents on Amazon. It came to £36.92 and that’s without postage. The £29.99 you pay for this box is therefore something of a bargain.

The box, in principle, is a great idea if you want to send a present to a child but you’re not entirely sure what they’re into. It’s a great mixture and, if you could see my kid’s eyes when they opened it, clearly a fun thing for a child to receive.

You can find Kids Parcel at their website, on Facebook, and on Twitter.

Giveaway

One lucky person will be receiving a Mystery Toy Box from Kids Parcel! Simply enter via the gleam widget below by 31 October 2016 at midnight. Good luck!

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Terms and Conditions
1. Closing date is 31 October 2016 at midnight.
2. The prize is a box of delights from Kids Parcel.
3.Entrants must be 18 or over and reside on the UK mainland.
4. No cash alternative.
5. The winner will be picked from all valid entries at random.
6. Don’t use multiple email address to enter the competition. Entries suspected of cheating will be invalidated.
7. The winner will be contacted within 7 days of the draw date. They will be notified and will have 7 days to respond. In the event that no response is received, a further winner will be drawn and so on.