I often order the Fiction Surprise Box because I love reading and have found it to be a great deal. About a year ago I ordered the Children's Surprise Box for the first time. I was a little disappointed but decided now to give it a second try. I haven't received my box yet, however by looking at the shipping info I can see that I will be quite disappointed. It contains 4 coloring books and 2 packs of stickers, a sticker craft for young children, one board book, a soft covered children's book and an Awesome Bible Adventure DVD which I could purchase for .99 on the website. (I also received 3 of these DVD's with the Surprise Box last order). So, you can see, all but the DVD are for very young children and I could have purchased the items for slightly over $14.00 on the website. If you are ordering for children that are in school this might not be a good purchase.
I love the Surprise box/pack. I look forward each time seeing what is included. There have been many items that can be used by me or our children. If there are items that I can not use, I donate them to our church's pantry or to the church library. The donation items are always appreciated.
I have even given items out as Halloween treats. If I travel I take some of the extra items with me to give out to fussing kids on the plane. It usually keeps them busy for a while and gives the parent they are traveling with a break.
I received this box with hopes for some things for my kids that they would like. I did recieve 4 quality items in the box, but the other 6 were poor quality and are listed in the clearance section of the website. I understand that some items are not going to be high quality, but I could buy the items in this box individually for just over the listed price of the box. One of the books I received was a book that was already on the same order, so now I have 2 copies of the same book, but only wanted one. I will not be ordering this box again.
I order a surprise box off and on throughout the year. With its perfect mix of items I have little gifts for showers, birthday parties, stocking stuffers, and easter baskets. I also use this box to stock my treasure box at home for my kids as well as for my students in my homeschool co-op classes. I love the variety aspect!
I ordered this for my Sunday School and Children's Church for Christmas. It was an excellent gift. I found something for each of the children. I also prayed about what to get and found the mystery box great. I looked at what I got and thought about each individual child and matched it. It was great.