Its coming to that time of year again … I am not going to tell you how many sleeps there are till Christmas but theres not as many as I would like! I don’t know about you but sometimes I really struggle with kids toys. I know I have two of my own (kids that is), but since they are both boys I have no idea what is on trend for little girls. I also struggle with slightly older children as we haven’t reached those ages yet. So when we were approached by Kids Parcel to try out one of their boxes I of course said yes. The concept really appealed for this reason – a handpicked box of toys specific to a child’s age and gender, no more last minute panics, asking mum and dad who inevitably say I don’t know as they want to appear polite and no more gift vouchers from a very well known online retailer…


The toys arrive is a sturdy box with a logo on the top addressed the child, inside there is a personalised message. For Monkey they were asking what his favourite toy was…

So how did we get on? Well I made our second little video to show Monkey unboxing the mystery parcel, he’s still new to the video thing (what do they say never work with children?) so bare with us. Also he refers to me as daddy at one point, not sure what that was all about! lol.


As you can see he was very pleased by the contents of the box (sorry about all the wows!). I must admit I was excited as he was to see whats inside… I may even have had a sneak peak before hand. Each box will have a minimum of five toys meaning that children should always find something interesting inside and that it will encourages different types of play.

Kids parcel review

If I am honest one of the things I was a little wary of was how much do you actually get for £29.99 the answer is a lot. In Monkey’s box he received:

  • Orchard Toys Rockets and Comets Game – RRP £9.50
  • Disney Wikkeez Tin- RRP £11.99
  • Star Wars Rebels Figure – RRP £16.95
  • Scooby Doo Scooby Figure – RRP £4.99
  • Justice League DVD – RRP £4.99
  • Star Wars Pencil Case and Stationary Set – RRP £3.99
  • New Burago Die Cast Model Car Lamborghini – RRP £3.99
  • Blue Scentos Dough – only comes in a pack of four so nominal £1.

Kids parcel review

Monkey of course loved it all but since the message asked what his favourite was, I thought we would share. Any guesses? ….. it was the scented dough, which will dry hard if left out for a couple of days. He made a bird …. I struggled to see it too but he was very proud of it:

Kids parcel review

We also have a new collectable obsession in the form of Wikkeez:


Things we loved:

  • Offer 100% money back guarantee
  • Makes present opening a surprise to both the adult and the child… unless you peek of course
  • The value of the contents in our case far outweighs the vale of the box
  • The brands included are high street names such as Orchard Toys, Play-Doh, Lego, Hot Wheels and Disney
  • Delivery is free
  • There is no need to sign up for a subscription
  • They even have a team of toy testers to make sure the best possible toys are selected
  • Boxes are available from the ages of 3-10 years old, you select the age bracket on the website when you order. The also provide a unisex box if preferred

I think this is a great idea, ideal for loved ones who live far away or close to home. I know it will take some of the headache out of buying presents for the older children in our lives and who doesn’t like a surprise? The lovely people over at Kids Parcel have also given me an extra box for a giveaway tailored for your child on age and gender. To enter please use the Gleam application below and please note the T&Cs below.

Enter Competition

  • Please enter using the link above which will take you to the Gleam application
  • Competition is open to residents of UK aged 18 or over
  • There is no cash alternative offered
  • The winner will be drawn at random from all qualifying entries and will receive a Kids Parcel Box
  • The competition will close on 21st November 2016 at 11.59pm, the winner will be notified through Twitter
  • The Winner will be asked to provide an email address and full postal address

If you would like an extra chance of winning Kids Parcel also give away a box each month to Facebook, Twitter or newsletter followers, please use the links to subscribe/follow to be in for a chance. If you want to see if I have any other giveaways running then please use this link to GIVEAWAYS

Good Luck! xx


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We were given a Kids Parcel Box for the purpose of this review all words and opinions are my own.

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  1. A.E. ADKINS

    Really fab concept, love the idea of the “lucky dip”ness of these boxes

  2. sarah rowland

    looks amazing, some real good ideas thank you

  3. Dawn Samples

    Lovely idea and so exciting for children x

  4. Clare Tate

    looks fantastic, loads of fun for the kids. keep them busy on rainy days like today

  5. What a lovely box. I am buying for girls but they like the boys’ boxes best.

  6. joy buckenham

    what a lovely comp it would be a great win

  7. Steven Blake

    This would be so exciting, they look absolutley brilliant

  8. Shelley Jessup

    This is an amazing bundle of goodies & a fabulous giveaway – thank you

  9. Mark Bascombe

    Awesome who doesn’t love a surprise

  10. Anthea Holloway

    What a super prize. I would love to win this for one of my grandchildren!

  11. Christina Palmer

    What a lovely idea would make a wonderful gift for any child

  12. Niki Marie Wardle

    This looks great, I’m usually suspicious of “mystery parcels” as I have found in the past, they’re usually full of junk the company can’t sell, but this looks full of stuff my kids would love and fair value for money.

  13. We head a box from Kids Parcel as well, L loved his and I really wanted to see what you’d get as Monkey is that bit older. It looked like he got a great mix as well. Very impressive company #BloggerClubUK

  14. I’ve never heard of Kids Parcel before, but after reading your review was really impressed. It seems like great value for money, great quality and I love that you dont have to subscribe and that they have a money back guarantee. I really dont think theres much more you can ask for from a childrens retailer! Fab review and giveaway. Thanks for sharing it on #MarvMondays. Emily

  15. Mudpie Fridays

    They are a lovely company too – check out their website as they are on the hunt for toy testers xx

  16. Wow how exciting! I think I would be just as- if not more excited too! #bloggerclubuk

  17. Tricia Cowell

    Fab idea, my Grandsons would love this

  18. This is a great idea, I’d never heard of them before. Shame they don’t do a version for babies too! Looks like you certainly get value for money, and the content looks fab!

  19. Wow what a great idea! Certainly takes out some of the stress of picking something and kids are bound to like most of the contents. #bloggersclubuk

  20. This box looks great and definitely something I would find really useful even for my own daughter!! I haven’t heard of them before but I will be going to find out more as I love surprise boxes for myself so would be really interested in getting one for Mia! 🙂


  21. Fiona Cambouropoulos

    What a lovely selection all in one box #TriedTested

  22. Louise mcarthur

    This would be so exciting, they look brilliant

  23. Sally Collingwood

    Wow what a fantastic goodie box, incredible!!

  24. Jo Hutchinson

    These look so exciting and great contents.

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