Saturday, April 9, 2016

Please and Carrots Kids Toy Subscription Box Service



Subscription boxes are so much fun. It’s a great way to get new products from different companies. You can find sub boxes in pretty much any category, pet, beauty, household, and of course kids products. I worked with Please and Carrots back in 2014 and was happy when they asked that I work with them again as they have expanded and have even more toys for more age groups.



They also work with ZERO TO THREE is a national, nonprofit organization that provides parents, professionals and policymakers the knowledge and know-how to nurture early development. Having Please and Carrots work with this program is really cool. It makes it more about children's development than just playing with a toy or stuffed animal. We worked with them for a few months to help my youngest daughter with rolling over and crawling. They were a huge help to us.



Please and Carrots is a little different than most subscription boxes. They don’t come monthly but quarterly instead and are packaged according to your child’s age at that time frame. When you sign up, you give Please and Carrots your child's birthday so they can send you the right boxes. If you sign up for a year, then at the next time the boxes go out, they will see your child is x months/years and will send the next box.



These boxes aren’t filled with dollar toys or sample size products. These are high quality toys and full size that kids will love. Please and Carrots works with Melissa & Doug, infantino, Plan Toys, Hape and more. These are toys that are very well made and are exactly what kids need.



Each box has 5 toys, books and games which of course you can keep. The boxes are a little on the pricey side for a sub box, but they have premium quality toys and games in them so they are really worth it. Going to the store, and searching for these and buying them would take up a lot of time and you would prob spend even more money. This way is not only easier, but cost effective. No shipping costs (yay). The breakdown is: $99/box each quarter or $349/year for 4 quarterly boxes, which comes out to $87/box. So you are saving if you subscribe to a full year. This would make for a great baby shower gift for a few people to go in on together.

I received 4 boxes all for different age group and milestone:

  • 3-6 months
  • 1.5 years (21-24 months)
  • 2.5 year (30-33 months)
  • 3-4 years


The 3-6 month box focuses on textures, and sounds. The Flip Fish, is so cute that babies even older than 6 months will love to play with.

  • Peek under the scales to find hidden pictures
  • Squeaker tail encourages grasp and finger strength
  • Includes shatterproof mirror to engage baby's interest in faces and light
  • Crinkly scales reward tactile exploration
  • Washable fabrics include a variety of textures and colors

Another item in the box are the Infantino Sensory Pals. These are cute little characters that little ones can easily hold and play with in water or whenever really.

21-24 months box


Melissa & Doug High Sea Symphony

  • Introduce your young child early to the international language of music
  • Shake the seahorse, clack the clams, jingle the octopus and rattle the crab
  • Four friendly, easy grasp wooden instruments promote fine motor, auditory and creative expression skills

Edushape- Floating Blocks

Edu-Foam building blocks cling together when wet and include doors, wall, windows and more. Set includes: 14 blocks and 1 platform. What I like about these is no matter what age, they are still fun. You can have a child who is three and they will probably still love playing with them. I know my 3 almost 4 year old had a blast when I gave them to her in the tub.

30-33 months

I love this age in kids. They are just starting to really talk, show their personalities and are just fun. The box that Please and Carrots put together or us is really neat.
One of the cutest toys in this box is Melissa & Doug K's Kids Bowling Friends Set
  • 7-piece soft-plastic bowling set for toddlers and preschoolers
  • Includes 4-inch indented ball and six character pins
  • Pieces store neatly in the included storage case
  • Part of Melissa & Doug K's Kids line of early developmental toys
  • Great for these skills: sensory, fine motor, gross motor, logical, emotional, communication, self-esteem
We are going to a kids bday party this weekend and bringing this to play with as most of the kids are about that age. It should be a blast.



Another toy is Hape On Safari Playset
  • Detailed, 4 piece, felt puzzle mat, 10 wild animals, one tree and a string
  • Animals are solid wood with printed, retro designs
  • String them together for counting and sorting
  • All products comply with the highest quality standards - Wood used comes from FSC managed forests
Teaching kids to use their imagination is vital. I love listening to my daughter play with her toys, and the stories she comes up with for them. Now that she’s a little older they are even more crazy than when she was 2 ½.



3-4 year box

Melissa and Doug Deluxe Fuzzy Make-Your-Own Monster Puppet

  • Soft, fabric monster puppet body
  • Reusable, self-stick eyes, ears, antennae and accessories
  • 30-piece set
  • 8" diameter x 12" packaged in handy carry case
  • Encourages imagination, dexterity and creative play

The box also included a few books in, a puzzle for the car. I love this box as Fallon is wanting to read stories every night and is doing more and more imagination play. These toys really do encourage her to do that.

I highly recommend taking a look at this Please and Carrots for your kids, grand kids, and every other kid out there who needs new and fun toys to play with. Please remember that each box are different depending on when you get them if you get ones for the same age. They could get different toys in them.


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41 comments:

  1. Please and Carrots subscription service is an excellent gift idea! All the little ones in our family are so far away and they get so excited when they get a box in the mail!

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  2. Now that is a great idea! Different things all the time to play and create means no boredom

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  3. Now that is a great idea! Different things all the time to play and create means no boredom

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  4. I love there educational toys and the books that they carry for my grandchildren

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  5. This looks like a great subscription boxes for my two little girls! Thanks for the review. I need to check them out:)

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  6. Great that these are full-sized products and not samples. I think the 3-6 month box that focuses on textures and sounds, would be good for autistic children as well.

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  7. I have 14 grandchildren and 10 of them are under the age of 6,they would love this to play with at my house,different sizes and for both sexes

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  8. I love the creative toys to play with.

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  9. I love the assortment of items that the child will receive, from books , to educational toys.

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  10. I think it is great they work with programs to ensure early development is nurtured in households, daycares, etc.

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  11. My granddaughter just turned 5 and so some of the items my be slightly youngish for her but the books are always welcome and we have a very large family so gifts are always needed. The items in each box look perfect - thanks for the info!

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  12. I love this idea and so glad that they are great quality of toys FUN

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  13. I like that it has something new every month and it is fun things to do

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  14. This is awesome great toys and books.My grandaughter loves to get packages in the mail this would be great for her.

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  15. This is awesome great toys and books.My grandaughter loves to get packages in the mail this would be great for her.

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  16. Love that they are quality toys and books. Also I love that they go with the age of the child. What a great gifting idea.

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  17. Love that they are quality toys and books. Also I love that they go with the age of the child. What a great gifting idea.

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  18. Would make a great gift for a child.

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  19. How fun this would be with quality toys that they would love. Thanks for sharing.

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  20. I'm dying to start getting these

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  21. I'm dying to start getting these

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  22. I love music and like the Melissa & Doug High Sea Symphony for introducing kids to music.

    slehan at juno dot com

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  23. Good idea with toys geared to a childs age or learning age.

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  24. I love that they send age appropriate toys that are high quality.

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  25. I like that it is every three months so that kids get a chance to play with the toys.

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  26. Love that there is a variation to the box books, toys, geared to their ability!

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  27. I love the idea of this. I like all of the educational and interactive toys they have. I also like how they include books. Neat!

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  28. I love that the toys are well made.Thats cool that they go by your childs age. The fact that they have different boxes for other things is great.They are pricey.I wish I could afford them.It would be great to win a yrs worth. Really great boxes :)

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  29. I love that the toys are well made.Thats cool that they go by your childs age. The fact that they have different boxes for other things is great.They are pricey.I wish I could afford them.It would be great to win a yrs worth. Really great boxes :)

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  30. I love that the toys chosen are for the child development aspect. Age appropriate toys are wonderful I have a granddaughter who is 2 and cannot wait to introduce this to her.

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  31. I really like that the subscription box caters to the child's age. Also, love they include books in there boxes! Please and carrots sounds wonderful

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  32. I love the idea of services like this,the surprise ''wow'' factor is what we all love,kids or adults.I would love to be a subscriber for my three kids !

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  33. I think the idea that they provide many high-quality, age-appropriate and educational toys is pretty amazing. I'm really impressed with all of the products I've seen that have been in these boxes. I think a box or even a subscription would make a very cool gift!

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  34. I love that this sub box is quarterly and not monthly. The house starts to get cluttered when you're getting new toys every month. I like that the items are full size and that they work with quality companies to offer the best toys.

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  35. This is a great idea, kids love to get gifts in the mail. I love you can get by age so it will be age appropriate for the child. I have to tell my friends about this. Its really great for Grandparents who want to always mail special things for the Grandchildren and this way all the shopping is handled for you.

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  36. I love that they carry Melissa & Doug toys and the books are wonderful!

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  37. I love Melissa & Doug and that they have boxes for newborn to 4 years

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  38. heather walbornSunday, April 24, 2016

    This looks like a great subscription box for the imaginative mind! Love that they have quality toys/books in them!

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  39. These are a great treat that comes in the mail and is age appropriate

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  40. Please and Carrots sounds like a great subscription service! I love all of the unique and educational toys included! :)

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