Lillypost Children’s Book Subscription Box review by a mom of two. Choose a board book subscription or a picture book subscription to suit your child’s age and comprehension level.
Wanna know a secret? Okay, more like an embarrassing mom confession. Here it is, I don’t always love reading to my kids.
I mean it is enjoyable sometimes… The educational benefits of reading to your kids is proven. Spending time with your kids away from tv screens is great bonding time. Helping your children develop a reading hobby is nice. It all sounds wonderful but…
BK (before kids), I used to imagine snuggling up in pjs with a big pile of books, reading and soft little giggles before bed. I’m not saying this never happens but most of the time there is loud talking instead of listening, the kids end up fighting, someone gets their hair pulled, a book page is torn. Not exactly that picture perfect storybook evening I had in mind.
And if I have to read Brown Bear Brown Bear one more time. Cute book but I needed something to spice up our reading life and make it time that everyone including me look forward to at night.
So when I saw the Lillypost advertisement on my Facebook recently I wanted to know more. A few new books in our library could probably pull me out of my ‘I don’t want to read’ funk. This Lillypost Children’s book subscription box review details our experience with our first Lillypost box.
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Lillypost Children’s Book Subscription Box Review
This Lillypost children’s book subscription box review explores two of the three subscription boxes that you can choose from when choosing a plan.
There are 3 plan choices to choose from: board book box, picture book box or a mixed box that includes both picture books and a board book. Since I have a 1 and a 5 year old, I chose to try the board book and picture book subscriptions.
You can choose to have the books wrapped for an additional fee. I chose to allow them to come unwrapped because I didn’t want to pay extra for wrapping. And let me tell you, it still felt like a present even unwrapped! The packaging has a clean, updated design and the books shine through all on their own, no gift wrap required!
Board Book Box
The board book box includes four board books. I like that you get one extra book in this subscription since the board books tend to be much shorter than picture books geared at older kids.
In this subscription we got the following books in our first Lillypost mail:
The total retail value of this set was just over $26. I paid $4.73 per book using my coupon code Box30. Definitely cheaper using the Lillypost service and the books were delivered right to the door.
If you have a 0-3 year old, you know that is a blessing. No car seat to buckle on the way to the book store (are those still a thing?) and no screaming kids to deal with at Target.
It was fun opening up the box and seeing a bunch of new books to read. Even though we were familiar with a couple of the books like the Spot series, we did not own these particular books so they were great additions to our collection.
Picture Book Box
The picture book box was impressive as soon as we unboxed the books in the Lillypost. The books were all unique with very beautiful and inviting covers.
Included in our first box were the following books:
If you price these out at retail, you would spend more than $50 for the lot. Using the coupon code Box30, I got the one month box for a grand total of $18.92 (including shipping). That is only $6.30 per book!
We were excited to see that we had never read or even heard of any of the books in this box! All of the books were enjoyable but our favorite was reading about Norman and his silly shell.
We read all three books in one night! And you know what? We had fun! All of us. Even me.
Charity Donation for Your Purchase
Not only is this company an asset for families that are looking to improve the literacy of their own children, it is a blessing to those in need. For each box that is purchased, Lillypost donates one book to a child in need.
Finding companies that give back to our communities is something that I value and appreciate. Particularly when the beneficiary of that good deed is a child that is less fortunate.
Would I Do It Again?
After reading this Lillypost children’s book subscription box review, are you asking yourself if I would subscribe again? The answer is yes, my account is still active and we just got our second box! Spoiler alert – it was just as good as the first.
We enjoyed the extra excitement and variety that the Lillypost box brought to our reading time as a family. I would definitely recommend the service as a way to save on the retail price of children’s book and also add that fun element of surprise that the monthly subscription offers you every month.
If you are like me and can’t imagine another toy coming into your house, this would be an awesome gift idea to throw to the grandparents when they are asking for birthday or Christmas ideas!
Terms of the Box Subscription
It is a monthly box subscription. You can save money by committing to several months at a time or you can choose to purchase month to month. The website does state that you can cancel at anytime so if you need to take a pause, it should be easy to do.