If you’re like me, you had plenty of super cute clothes for your kids’ first few months. Seriously, our babies looked pretty much like mini models after leaving the hospital, with gorgeous gifts on constant rotation. But very quickly, you might have noticed that the keepsake-worthy (or even stain-free) items started to thin out, slowly being replaced by hand-me-downs and sale finds. Now don’t get us wrong—we have nothing against a few cast-offs from the cousins or some inexpensive play outfits—but we are always on the lookout for ways to upgrade our kids’ wardrobes and not break the bank. Because honestly, is there anything more frustrating than spending more money on their clothes than your own—right before they hit an inevitable growth spurt?
Enter: KIDBOX, an instant solution. After filling out an easy quiz and telling KIDBOX more about your children’s personality and style—like Sport Athletic, Modern Casual, City Cool and Classic Preppy—KIDBOX will customize a box of 6 to 7 items and deliver it to your door, for sizes 2T up to 14 ($98 total if you keep the whole box, prices range from $14 to $16. You’ll find 150 quality brands, like 7 For All Mankind, DKNY and Splendid, rotated through the boxes. There is also Baby by Kidbox for the littlest shoppers, with a $68 price tag for 5 to 6 items. Decide within a week what you want to keep and send back what you don’t (no trip to a store required—really, who has time for that?).
The best part? If you keep the whole box, you’ll get 15 percent off your first box kept, and the company will donate a clothing item to a child in need through a charity of your choice (options often include homeless or military families or those affected by natural disasters). KIDBOX was founded with the mission to provide one million kids in need with new clothes, because for kids who don’t have proper clothing, a shirt isn’t just about being warm—it’s about having pride and confidence, when kids need it most. Through their mission, KIDBOX aims not only clothe children, but also to create leaders and philanthropists.
You’ll get a box for each season, plus a “back to school” delivery (however, unlike some subscription services you can opt out of any season with no penalty). During that time, your stylist will begin to “know” you and your preferences, and their picks will become more accurate as you continue, making it likely you’ll want to keep the whole box and give to charity, something moms say has helped start an important conversation with their kids about giving back. Ready to skip the dressing room tantrums this fall and try Kidbox? Use LOCALMOMS to get 15 percent off your first order. Happy shopping!