EDIT: Surprise & Shine is no longer accepting orders for new boxes. I suspect they may have closed the business, but have yet to confirm.
Surprise & Shine Collection is a new subscription box for kids. It’s aimed at girls ages 5 to 12, and if my daughters’ reactions are any indication the goodies inside are right on target.
Disclosure: I was given a Surprise & Shine Collection box to review. Some of the links in this post are affiliate links. As always my words and opinions are my own (or that of my kids).
I think a month or even two month’s subscription to this fun sparkly box would make such an awesome gift for a little girl.
There are so many cool subscription boxes out there, but most of them come from the States. Many won’t even ship to Canada, and those that do charge crazy shipping rates. So I was excited to see this CANADIAN subscription box aimed at kids come onto the scene this summer.
I also love that it’s filled with items from Canadian handmade shops and small businesses.
The box, which costs $44.95 and includes free shipping within Canada, claims to have an average retail value of over $100, and I really felt like the value was there. This was NOT junk. The box was filled with adorable, well made, quality items that my kids squeed over.
The only disappointment was the super cute unicorn necklace. It’s has this little clear acrylic unicorn hanging from it that sort of looks like a shrinky-dink. It is so darn cute. And it was far too small to fit over even my youngest daughter’s head (she’s 8). The boxes DOES say ages 5 to 12, and well I guess some items are really intended for that lower age range. While my third grader was sad that the necklace wouldn’t fit her, we came up with a compromise and ended up hanging it off her bedroom curtain rod as a decoration.
Here’s a peek at what was inside the first Surprise & Shine Collection box:
Here’s a complete list of the goodies that were included in our box: unicorn travel pillow, set of three unicorn magnets from A Little Cloud Studio, 1 sheet of sparkly Sandy Lion unicorn stickers, unicorn embroidered hoop from Sprinkle & Shine, unicorn necklace from Sprinkle & Shine, super soft and poofy handmade unicorn bag tag, sparkly hairbow from Forever Baby & Kids, and a cupcake-shaped Satsuma Bubble Bomb from Organic Inspirations.
Other cool things to note: A couple of the items included codes for a discount off future purchases. And I secretly loved that one of the crafters featured (A Little Cloud Studio) was from Windsor, Ontario.
So, let’s recap: Spend $45 and get a box full of sparkly girlie goodies with a value of roughly $100. And yes, if you’re in Canada that includes shipping. You can sign up for just one month, or for an ongoing subscription. (If you pay up front for a longer subscription you save from 5% to 15%).
Cool Deal Alert:
Be sure to use code WELCOMEBOX10 to get 10% off your Surprise & Shine Collection subscription.