The subscription box industry is growing like a wildfire, and with great reason. With tons of categories that meet virtually everyone’s needs, consumers are loving this new take on trying new products, books, and apparel, just to name a few. Subscription boxes are great as gifts, but even better if you are the lucky receiver of these boxes filled with surprises on a monthly basis! This month, I received a free box from LitJoy, an educational subscription box that’s geared towards young children, all the way through young adult (if you sign up, you get to pick the age range). As a mom with a 3-year-old, I love getting non-technology activities and this box was perfect! The following is my review of this month’s box, and I’m also going to share an exciting raffle contest you can enter when you create your own Cratejoy wishlist for this holiday season!

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What’s In The Box:

  • Two books
  • Two crafts
  • 1 coloring/activity page
  • 1 adult treat
  • 1 coupon for Cottage Books
  • 1 LitJoy Crate info sheet

To start off this review, it has to be said that the creators of LitJoy are two moms who are passionate about books. For every book they include in a box, they donate one to a local charity. So not only are you inspiring your own kids with one of these boxes, you are giving the gift of literature to someone else too!

This month’s box was imaginatively themed towards Cardboard boxes. We received a seriously awesome book called “The Cardboard Box Book,” an activity book packed with 17 ideas on what to make with cardboard boxes. We all know how much kids love boxes, and now you can put that knowledge to use with the amazing crafts in this book. From princess castles to complete cardboard cities, your kids are never going to look at a cardboard box the same again.

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And bonus! In the back of the book there’s an envelope that comes with templates to make your designs come to life! Perfect for non-artists like myself.


The other book that arrived was “What To Do With A Box,” and while it sounds like another activity book, it’s actual a beautiful tale written more in prose.


The crafts in the box go hand in hand with adding to your cardboard crafts, or can also be used on their own. We received a binocular craft kit, pack of foam stickers, control button coloring sheet and a stacking Crayon Pen.



These were perfect crafts for my 3 year old, who got to drawing with her Crayon pen right away. As you can see by this picture, she’s also impressed that the foam stickers match her space PJ’s!



The binoculars definitely needed to be put together by an adult, but it took me less than 5 minutes and she was off exploring!


As the mom in this duo, I personally appreciated the “adult treat” that came in this box, a chocolate fudge brownie cake, baked in a mug! The creators of LitJoy are 2 full time moms, so they definitely “get it” when it comes to catering to us busy (and calorie deprived) mothers!


Finally, the box came with these handy descriptions of all the goodies, plus a coupon for Cottage Books.


Ok, so if you’re completely sold on the idea of a subscription box like Litjoy, then you need to head over to Cratejoy! Cratejoy is the ultimate location to find subscription boxes for all lifestyles. If there’s a box for it, they have it on Cratejoy! The best part is, you can also create your very own wishlist and add all the boxes you’d like to receive for upcoming holidays and birthdays.

And even better, for the next week, Cratejoy is hosting a raffle giveaway! When you create a wish list and share it with someone you know, you can enter the raffle to win a subscription bundle! You can choose to share via Twitter, Facebook or share a link through text or email. It couldn’t be easier! The contest runs from Monday, November 7th- Sunday November 13th.

This season, get ready to give and receive the gift of a subscription box!


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Karly Wood

Karly Wood

Editor at HomeLife Media
I'm a born and bred Southern California native and currently the editor of both and I get to share my life with my husband of 12 years and our beautiful, 4-year old daughter. In my free time you'll catch me cheering for the Dodgers, cooking, baking, reading, crafting and probably watching a little HGTV!