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7 More Resources I Loved in the Genius Blogger’s Toolkit {Last Chance!}

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TGBTK 2019
Did you see my post yesterday on 16 resources I loved in the Genius Blogger’s Toolkit? I’ve got 7 more resources for you today that I loved, in case you are thinking of purchasing the Toolkit (or you’ve already purchased it!)

What is the Genius Blogger’s Toolkit?

The Genius Blogger’s Toolkit is a special opportunity to get a huge bundle of some of the BEST blogging resources around at a CRAZY discount. It’s only offered for 8 days total in a 12-month period because the deal is so good.

It offers resources on pretty much every topic you can think of related to blogging. And it’s packed with some of the most top-notch blogging courses, ebooks, and programs.

What’s the Catch?

Yes, you can get thousands of dollars worth of resources for one tiny but terrific price. But, the catch is that it’s only available through tonight at midnight (Thursday, January 16, 2020). After that, it goes away and if you want to buy the resources, you’ll have to buy them individually — and likely at full price!

But I Don’t Think I’ll Use All of the Resources

Trust me, NO ONE should be trying to go through and use all of the resources in this Toolkit. That would be pretty near impossible to do — if you actually wanted to have time to run your business, too! 🙂

Instead, I encourage you to look at the list of resources that are in this Toolkit and see if there are some that look like they would be really valuable to you.

If so, is the price of them worth more than the price of the bundle? Also, do you have the time to go through them? If the answer is yes to both of these two questions, I definitely recommend investing in the Toolkit.

I’m Going Through All the Resources for You!

Okay, so I know I said that no one should go through all of the resources and try to use them. BUT, I did personally go through all of them for you.

No, I didn’t read every word or watch every video, but I spent hours yesterday and today skimming through all 94 different resources in order to tell you about which ones are my favorites and those I think are most worth going through.

If you missed yesterday’s post, here are 16 of my favorite resources in the Genius Blogger’s Toolkit.

7 More Resources I Loved in the Genius Blogger’s Toolkit

I finished going through the rest of the ebooks and courses and programs and I picked 7 more that I really highly recommend:

  • The Blogger’s Simple Guide to Taxes — I highly recommend this ebook for everyone if you are starting a blog and planning to earn any money at all from it (or even if you’re not planning to earn money from it!) It gives you can overview of all of the basics you need to know when it comes to deductions, filing your taxes, and what you need to report.
  • The Authentic Blog Project — “Don’t show up for your audience in hopes of being accepted by them. Instead, show up because you are happy with yourself and you are perfectly happy to be seen as you are.” I loved this quote in this ebook! While very different from many of the resources in the bundle, I thought it was so invaluable and well worth reading.
  • Smart Email List Building — If you’ve been wanting to start an email list, this course will walk you through all of the basics you need to know. I thought the videos were a little bland, but the content was solid and worthwhile.
  • ROI Action Plan: Where to Focus Your Time to Make the Most Money When You Have Limited TimeI loved Caroline’s honesty and enthusiasm in this course + her very practical advice on what you should be focusing on as a blogger.
  • Sales Page Starter Kit — If you are planning to launch any type of product in the near future, this is a helpful and short course on how to put together a winning sales page. It gives you lots of practical suggestions for how to write copy and headlines for your sales page that will convert to buyers.
  • WordPress 5.0 Masterclass — This is a very comprehensive overview of WordPress 5.0 and Gutenberg. If you’ve been scared of switching over to Gutenberg, this thorough course will help you feel much more comfortable with using it. Plus, you’ll learn lots of tricks and tips for making the most of WordPress.
  • YouTube Takeoff — Thinking of starting a YouTube channel? This well done course walks you through everything you need to know to set up and launch your YouTube channel successfully.

Remember, The Genius Blogger’s Toolkit is only available until midnight tonight (January 16, 2020). After that, it goes away and this bundle of resources at this price will never be offered again!

Don’t miss out! Click here to purchase it while you can!

16 Resources I Loved in The Genius Blogger’s Toolkit {Flash Sale!}

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TGBTK 2019

For the next 36 hours only, there’s a flash sale going on for one of the BEST blogging resources that will be offered this year. If you missed it when the sale was offered in October 2019, you can get the same special bundle at the same price — but only until tomorrow evening (Thursday, January 16, 2020).

What is this resource? It’s The Genius Blogger’s Toolkit and it’s an all-new collection of some of the top-notch blogging courses, ebooks, and programs — all packaged together for a few days for one tiny but terrific price.

I Went Through All the Resources for You!

I spent hours going through the resources in the Toolkit in order to tell you about which ones are my favorites and those I think are most worth going through.

Let me just say, there is SO MUCH good stuff in this Toolkit! Wow!

16 Of My Favorite Resources

101 Prompts for an Engaged Facebook Group — This ebook is short but packs a punch. Lots of great ideas for fostering conversation, especially if you struggle to come up with good ideas to post on FB.

Affiliate Marketing, Simplified! — This one goes along so well with my course, Monetize Your Blog. If you bought that course and want to learn more about affiliate marketing, do yourself a favor and go through Affiliate Marketing Simplified. I especially found the case studies and the What Not to Do sections insightful, as well as her tips for how she’s earning steady income from her blogger Facebook Group. I didn’t particularly care for the font used in the course lessons or the large spaces, but the material was valuable enough to overlook that.

Bloggers’ Secrets — Very comprehensive course that covers almost ALL aspects of blogging. This course is well done, very in-depth, and would be great for a beginning to intermediate blogger to go through.

Boost Your Blog Traffic: 50 Strategic Steps to Increase Traffic To Your Website and Make It A Success — While this course isn’t as high-quality as some of the other courses in this Toolkit, it does have a lot of good ideas in it. If you are a newer blogger and you are looking to grow your traffic, I would definitely suggest that you check out the ideas in this course and make sure you implement as many of them as you can!

Designing With Typography — I thought this course was well done, unique, and worthwhile. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been turned off by a book or course just because the font or graphics/font seemed poorly done or were hard on the eyes or seemed contradictory to the book or course message.

Design Like a Pro with Canva — While this course was fairly basic, it is a fantastic starting place for learning how to navigate Canva and create professional-looking graphics for your blog and social media, without having to hire a designer. This course also gives you access to some Canva templates that are pre-made and ready for you to tweak (which makes it SO much easier to design nice-looking graphics!)

FB Ads for Affiliates and How to Grow Your Blogging Income Through Facebook Ads — Both of these courses are very thorough in walking you through how to set up Facebook Ads that will actually convert and consistently bring you steady, passive income. I’m excited to go through these in-depth myself in the next few weeks and then implement what I learn. I think that these two courses alone will be 100% worth the price of this toolkit alone. (However, they probably aren’t the place to start if you are new to blogging!)

How to Earn Income as a Christian Blogger — This ebook is a great starting point for any faith-based blogger who feels like they probably can’t earn an income since they are a religious blogger (totally not true, but I understand how it can be easy to believe this until you’ve been shown differently!)

Live Streaming 101 — I love Vicky’s personality and her professionalism but also the simplicity in what she teaches. If you are wanting to do live streaming, especially a regular live streaming show, this course will teach you everything you need to know from the technical setup, camera to use, and what kinds of topics might work for your audience.

Manual Pinning Simplified: The Super Simple Smartphone Pinning System for Busy Bloggers and Photoshop Pin Templates — If you’ve been wanting to prioritize Pinterest, these two resources will help you grow your traffic from Pinterest AND create beautiful, professional-looking pins. (Note: If you don’t Photoshop, I recommend using Design Like a Pro with Canva instead as it will be less expensive and easier to use and there are some great Pinterest templates included with that course, as well.

If you are new to Pinterest, start with Pinsider Secrets and Pin Practical Influence for some step-by-step getting started with Pinterest.

Podcast Launch Toolkit — This is a fantastic getting started course for podcasting. It’s fairly basic, but it gives you everything you need to know to walk through brainstorming, planning for, and launching a podcast successfully. (I’d also recommend reviewing Podcasting for Bloggers. It’s a quick but pretty comprehensive read.)

Click here to purchase the Genius Blogger’s Toolkit.

My Honest Butcher Box Review + Discount Code!

Looking for really honest Butcher Box reviews or searching for ways to save money on high-quality meat? This is a really comprehensive post on what you can expect from Butcher Box and how to get the best deal when ordering. Plus, be sure to scroll to the bottom of the post for a Butcher Box discount code that helps you score FREE meat in your first box!

Note: This post is sponsored by Butcher Box, but all opinions are my own. Read our disclosure policy here.

Psst! See all my other honest product reviews here.

Butcher Box packaging
Have you been wanting to try out Butcher Box but are wishing someone would do an honest review for you beforehand. Well, I gotcha covered today!

Butcher Box reached out and asked if I’d be willing to try out the service and write an honest review of my experience. As you well know with my honest review posts, I try to do my very best to give you a comprehensive overview of the product and service and my truthful thoughts on whether it is a good deal.

ingredients in a Butcher Box
For those who might be unfamiliar with Butcher Box, they are a subscription service that sends a box of high quality meat to your door every month.

How Butcher Box Works

When you first sign up with Butcher Box, you can choose what kind of box you’d like for them to send. We’ve tried out a few different boxes in order to get a good feel for the type and quality of meat they offer.

how Butcher Box works

You can choose between five different types of boxes:

I recommend doing a custom box because it allows you to customize the meat that they send and you are able to get exactly what you know you will use.

Butcher Box pricing options

Once you choose which box you’d like, then you pick your monthly box size. You can choose between a Classic Box ($128-$149/month) or a Big Box ($238-270/month). The price varies depending upon which type of meat box you chose.

Butcher Box meat quality

After you’ve chosen your box size, then you can customize exactly what they will send you. I like that you can see exactly what your options are and you can figure out how to get the best bang for your buck!

Then, just input your payment information and you’re done. (Psst! You might wait a bit on the payment page, because an offer should pop up to add free bacon to your box if you do!)

reviews of Butcher Box meat

Is The Meat High Quality?

Butcher Box is very committed to offering some of highest quality meat on the market. They pride themselves on having some of the highest standards for sourcing, sustainability, and taste.

No meat from Butcher Box will ever have added hormones or antibiotics. (Note: Federal regulations prohibit the use of hormones in pork and the use of hormones or steroids in poultry.)

In addition, Butcher Box animals are only humanely raised. Here are some more details on the packaging in our latest box…

Butcher Box reviews and quality of meat

Alaskan Sockeye Salmon

Butcher Box Wings

grass-fed beef labeling

Butcher Box reviews and quality of pasture-raised meat

Is The Meat Fresh?

I have gotten three different boxes from Butcher Box and, each time, the box has showed up in good condition and the meat is still frozen almost solid when it arrives.

As you can see from the box below, Butcher Box sends their meat in very sturdy boxes and it’s packaged well with dry ice.

Butcher Box High Quality Meat

Butcher Box is eco-friendlyempty cardboard box

My Overall Thoughts on Butcher Box

We really loved the meats we tried out from Butcher Box and were very impressed with our experience. We especially thought that beef seemed exceptionally better than store bought beef.

That said, we typically buy our meat at Kroger when it is on a great sale and/or is marked down. And, as you likely know, we currently only spend $70/week on groceries for our family of 5.

From this vantage point, the price of Butcher Box is really expensive for us compared to what we typically pay for meat. However, we also usually stick with very inexpensive meat cuts that are definitely nowhere near the quality of Butcher Box meat.

While Butcher Box is much more expensive than buying meat when it’s marked down at the grocery store, the overall quality is much higher. If you are looking for a source for quality, humanely-raised meat, Butcher Box might be a good option for you to consider.

salmon and meat in a box

Is it Easy to Cancel Butcher Box?

If you want to cancel your subscription or pause it, you can easily do so at any time. You don’t need to call or email them about it. You can just go into your account and do it — easy-peasy!

Looking for a Butcher Box Discount Code?

Looking for a Butcher Box discount code? I have a very limited time offer for you that you won’t want to miss!

Through February 3, 2020, new members will get 3 lbs of organic chicken wings added to your box for the lifetime of your subscription!

To get this Butcher Box discount, just click on this link, type in your email address, and order your first box.

Have you tried Butcher Box before? If so, I’d love to hear about your experience with it!

My Completely Honest Ultimate Homemaking Bundle Review

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Thinking of purchasing the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle? Be sure to read this honest review first to help you decide whether it is worth paying for or not.The Ultimate Homemaking Bundle

Due to its popularity back in May, the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle is on flash sale again for two days only!! If you missed it back in May and wished you’d bought it, here’s your second chance!

My Honest Review of the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle

I know many of you look forward to purchasing this every year. It’s such a HUGE bundle of resources on all things homemaking.

I mean, hello, for just $29.97 you get access to:

  • 27 eBooks
  • 30 eCourses & videos
  • 25 printables
  • 16 workbooks
  • 3 summits
  • 2 membership sites

For real! And that’s why so many of you buy the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle year after year… because you get access to so many new resources (many that you might never discover on your own!) for just one flat rate price of $29.97.

Is It Really Worth $29.97?

Many of you might be on the fence about whether you should purchase the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle or not.

You’ve seen multiple emails about it from various email lists you are on. You’re wondering whether it’s really as amazing as it looks. You might have even been thinking that it sounds too good to be true.

Yes, you get a LOT of resources for just $29.97! Considering that the supposed retail value of all of the items bundled together would be almost $2300, that can seem like a c-r-a-z-y deal!

However, I want you to be really wise and intentional in how you spend your money. Which is why I’m writing this really honest review. I’ll share my thoughts on what I liked and what I didn’t like.

And then in tomorrow’s post, I’ll share what my favorite resources were from the bundle.

Yes, I Went Through Every Single Resource in the Bundle!

I got so much positive response from doing honest reviews of The Ultimate Productivity Bundle and the Master Your Money Bundle that I knew I needed to also do the same for the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle.

But let’s just say, this was a MUCH bigger undertaking to go through every single ebook, online course, and product in the bundle.

In fact, after going through about 30 of them, I started to wonder if I had up and lost my mind in making this commitment. But I’m here to tell you that I did it — and if this post helps you make an informed decision about whether or not to buy, then it will have been worth the hours and hours I invested! 🙂

My Honest Thoughts

Here are my honest thoughts on the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle:

The Negatives:

  1. Some of the products had an inflated price tag. The Ultimate Homemaking Bundle is supposedly valued at $2300. I’m going to be honest and say that I felt at least 25% of the products had an inflated price tag. And, truth be told, I likely wouldn’t use at least 60% of them. So for me, the value would be really and truly more like a $300 to $400. Maybe, possibly, more like $500. But definitely not $2300.
  2. A few of the products were hard to access. Due to the nature of how the bundle is set up, you have to individually download/sign up for each product. This can be frustrating because it means you have to set up account after account for each product you want.
  3. Many of the courses required my email address to access. Guess what that means? My inbox is now getting a lot more emails because in order to download or sign up for a product, I had to give out my email address and now the author put me on their email list.
  4. A number of the products will not be your cup of tea. The products in this bundle are from a wide variety of sources and I cannot see how every single one would ever appeal to every single person. There are a number of homeschooling products that would only appeal to homeschoolers. Some of the products are from a very Christian perspective and these would only appeal to Christians. The resources for moms that would only be helpful if you have kids or care for children on a regular basis. And so on and so forth.
  5. There were SO many resources. This can be a positive or a negative. I personally loved it (see below), but I can see where some people could feel overwhelmed by it. It could make you feel like you need to do more and be more… like you should homeschool and set up a cleaning system and learn how to hand letter and take up sewing and practice hospitality and redecorate your house right away and all at once after buying this bundle.

*I completely understand that this is one of the reasons authors are willing to heavily discount their products in the bundle, but the irony is that I’m now getting quite a few extra emails that are promoting the bundle to me from these very authors! I really would love it if those who have products in the bundle make sure to tag people who come into their system so that we aren’t getting their bundle promotion emails because we downloaded a product from them that was in the bundle we already bought!

The Ultimate Homemaking BundleThe Positives:

  1. There were SO many resources. As I said above, this could be a positive or a negative. For me, I loved that there was so much variety. I loved that I could buy one bundle and get access to a plethora of different courses and resources on all sorts of topics.
  2. There were some really high-quality products. I was thoroughly impressed with how many of the courses and ebooks were well-done, well-designed, and truly quality. It felt like the folks at Ultimate Bundles were very careful with what they accepted this time around and it showed in the caliber of the products.
  3. I was personally very inspired by a number of the resources. Instead of feeling overwhelmed by the sheer number of resources, I felt so inspired by the amazing women who put all of these together and who are out there doing such great work through their online businesses.
  4. I learned a lot from the resources. In going through the resources individually, I learned a number of new things when it came to makeup application, home decorating, and time management.
  5. There were so many different perspectives — truly something for everyone! While I said above that not all of the resources are going to be your “cup of tea”, because there is such a wide variety of resources from so many different people with difference perspectives, you are definitely going to find at least 5 or 20 different courses and ebooks that will likely be very helpful and beneficial for you personally.

Want to Know My Favorite Resources From the Bundle?

Like I said, I went through each product in the bundle myself and tomorrow, I’ll be sharing my top picks from it.

I had initially planned to share my list today as part of this post, but it ended up being so long that I felt like I should turn it into two posts. Stay tuned for that post tomorrow!

Ready to order the Bundle?

For two days only, you can get all of the resources in this Homemaking Bundle for just $29.97! Plus, there are some AMAZING bonuses that you’ll get! (You can see all the bonuses towards the bottom of the sales page HERE.)

Click below to purchase the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle for just $29.97!

The Ultimate Homemaking Bundle

P.S. This bundle is backed by a 30-day happiness guarantee. Not sure whether this is a good fit for you? You can go ahead and purchase. If for any reason, the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle doesn’t live up to your expectations, you can request a full refund — no questions asked.

My Completely Honest Review of The Ultimate Productivity Bundle

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Wondering if The Ultimate Productivity Bundle is worth buying? Read my honest review below, and you can decide for yourself!

If you are on other blogger’s email lists, there’s a good chance you’ve gotten some emails or seen some blog posts or social media posts yesterday and today about The Ultimate Productivity Bundle.

I know a number of you have already purchased this bundle, but if you haven’t purchased The Ultimate Productivity Bundle yet this year, here are two things you need to know:

1) It is back again through midnight tonight for a Flash Sale! This is your last chance to grab it at this huge discount!

2) I went through every single resource in the bundle and went through it so I could give you my completely honest review.

Yes, you read that right. I literally signed up for every.single.course and downloaded every ebook and printable. My poor computer put in a lot of work!

While I didn’t read every word or listen to every single minute of video (that would have taken me a LONG time!), I went through and at least skimmed every single resource and decided to share my really honest thoughts…

Here were my honest thoughts:

The Negatives:

  1. Some of the products had an inflated price tag. This is a pet peeve of mine. Don’t put $29 on a product just to make it sound more impressive. While The Ultimately Productivity Bundle is supposedly valued at $1500, I’m going to be honest and say that I felt at least 25% of the products had an inflated price tag. And I likely wouldn’t use at least 60% of them, so for me, the value would be really and truly more like a few hundred dollars, not $1500.
  2. There weren’t as many products in it as I was expecting. I was surprised that there weren’t more like 60-70 products in it (there are only 46 products in it). I think I’m used to them having that many when it’s the Homemaking Bundle, so I thought the options weren’t as plentiful as I was hoping for.
  3. I wish there had been more ebooks. While courses are great, I often prefer ebooks because they are easier for me to read and digest — especially since I’m a fast reader and sometimes skim (Shh! Don’t tell anyone!). There are only 5 ebooks in this bundle and the rest of the products are printables or courses.
  4. Some of the printables were poorly designed. I know that we don’t always have the highest quality design on things we offer because of various reasons and I know sometimes you just do the best you can do, but I found that at least 30% of the printables were ones I would never consider using because they just looked like they were designed by someone who didn’t have a lot of design experience or it just was not my style at all.
  5. A few products felt very clunky to download. I noticed there were a number of .zip files as well as some courses that seemed to require multiple hoops to jump through to get them to download. It felt like it sort of flew in the face of productivity to have to go to quite a bit of effort to download a product in order to be able to use it.

The Positives:

  1. There were a number of really helpful and well-designed printables. I was impressed with how many different styles of printables this bundle offered. If you love printables, you will just adore this bundle! So many great options to choose from!
  2. I loved that many of the resources were created by people who aren’t naturally organized. It seems like many times, productivity classes and courses and ebooks are created by naturally organized people. This was not the case with many of the products in this bundle — many of the creators said they were more of a Type B, laid back personality —  and that’s why I feel like it has much wider appeal.
  3. The bundle offered a variety of printable planners. If you are looking for a planner for yourself and you’re okay with printing it yourself, you’ve got a wealth of choices in this bundle!
  4. There were some really high quality products. There were some really high quality products in the bundle that I felt would make it worth the price tag ($37) if you would use these and they would help your life be more organized. Like I said, I went through each and every product to pick out the ones I felt were the highest quality and value and something I would personally use or that I thought would be really helpful to other people.

Here were my top 4 favorites:

Family Chore Planner: The Complete Home Management System for Families ($17 value)

This PDF download not only offers some great tips for getting your kids to help around the house and suggested chore ideas for different ages, but you get customizable rotating chore chart systems for your family!

Child, It’s Time to Get Off Your Butt ($7 value)

This may have been one of my favorite resources in the bundle. It’s an inspirational ebook with very practical tips on how to get your kids to go from being couch potatoes to being assets in your home — without having some rigid system that was designed for Type A moms.

There are lots of helpful charts and hands-on examples in the book, like this:

If you’re frustrated that your kids aren’t more disciplined and diligent but you just don’t know where to start, you’ll find a lot of fantastic help in this short but highly actionable ebook.

Brilliant Baby Steps: Productivity Course ($47 value)

This course was one of the most beautiful and value-packed courses in the bundle and I couldn’t believe all you got for the price. It definitely was not one of the products that I felt had an inflated price tag.

One of the best parts of it is where Beth Anne shows you just how much you can get done in 10 minutes. She’s not a Type A personality, so her advice will work for pretty much every personality type.

How to Organize Your Life With Trello ($47 value)

Okay, so full disclosure here: I am not a Trello person and I don’t think I ever will be. BUT, I do believe that it can be an amazing organizational system for many people and I wanted to highlight this course because it was so well done and helpful for those who are looking for a better way to organize their life and thoughts and projects.

If you haven’t purchased The Ultimate Productivity Bundle yet, and you are still interested in purchasing after reading my honest review, you can click here to purchase it for just $37 through August 15, 2019!

You’ll get access to these 4 products + 42 other resources including a number of printable planners and other time management and organizational and goal-setting resources! Go here to read more.

Click here to purchase The Ultimate Productivity Bundle. Remember, this special flash sale price is only good through midnight tonight (August 15, 2019)!

P.S. Have you purchased The Ultimate Productivity Bundle? If so, I’d love to hear your honest thoughts on it!

My Completely Honest KiwiCo Review (plus get 40% off your first box!)

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Interested in KiwiCo reviews — or maybe specifically a Kiwi Crate review (since that’s the most popular box)? If you’re interested in trying a KiwiCo box for your kids, check out my completely honest thoughts below! And be sure to scroll to the bottom to get a promo code for 40% off your first box!

{And if you’re looking for more honest reviews, you might be interested in my Montessori by Mom review and JellyTelly review. You can also check out my top 10 recommended subscription boxes for kids and my top 13 recommended magazine subscriptions for kids.}

Completely Honest KiwiCo Review

What is KiwiCo (formerly Kiwi Crate)?

If you’re looking for some really unique ways to keep your kids entertained, I highly recommend KiwiCo!

In case you’ve never heard of KiwiCo, it used to be called Kiwi Crate but after expanding and adding on so many different types of boxes, they rebranded to be called KiwiCo.

KiwiCo is a monthly subscription service that offers kid’s educational projects, crafts, and activities on different themes. You can get a subscription for as low as $16.95 per month — including shipping. Each box includes all the materials to make a fun hands-on project (or 2-3 simpler projects, depending on the box!).

KiwiCo subscription boxes delivered

What age range is it for?

The original Kiwi Crate was designed for kids ages 5-8, but they’ve now added on so many different options!

KiwiCo offers monthly crate subscriptions for various ages:

  • Tadpole Crate for ages 0-3 years (Explore & Discover)
  • Koala Crate for ages 3-4 (Play & Learn)
  • Kiwi Crate for ages 5-8 (Science, Art, & More)
  • Atlas Crate for ages 6-11 (Geography & Culture)
  • Doodle Crate for ages 9-16+ (Art & Design)
  • Tinker Crate for ages 9-16+ (Science & Engineering)
  • Eureka Crate for ages 14-104 (Engineering & Design)

The two most popular crates (at least in our house!) seem to be Kiwi Crate and Tinker Crate, but I love that they have choices for different ages and preferences!

Kiwi Crate and Tinker Crate Boxes

My Honest KiwiCo Review

If you’re looking for completely honest Kiwi Crate reviews, I’m here to tell you that my kids have been using KiwiCo for years and absolutely LOVE it. They received it as a gift one year and loved it so much that they continued requesting it as a gift each year after that!

I have fond memories of them running to the mailbox in excitement and anticipation to see what would be in this month’s Kiwi Crate box.

I still remember how much Silas loved the very first Kiwi Crate box we received in the mail! He made a glow worm from a sock and named it “Billy Butler” after one of his favorite Royal’s baseball players.

Kiwi Crate Glow Wormworking on a Kiwi Crate activity

Since we’re a family that has never had a lot of toys, the KiwiCo boxes have been a great fit for us. It’s really nice that they’re mostly consumable and don’t contribute to toy clutter around the house.

I also really love how hands-on, educational, unique, and entertaining they are. And they always have really great instructions for kids (and parents) to follow.

Even as they’ve gotten older, they still really enjoy getting the boxes in the mail. (And I love that KiwiCo has now added on some really cool boxes for older kids!)

Working on KiwiCo Projects

In fact, we recently received a Kiwi Crate and Tinker Crate in the mail and ended up taking it with us on our family vacation in Utah.

Our nieces and nephews loved working on the projects together and all gave it a thumbs up! (How’s that for an honest Kiwi Crate review? 😉) It was so much fun and such a great way for them to all do a hands-on activity together!

KiwiCo STEM Projects
Tinker Crate Mechanical Bird

How much does Kiwi Crate cost?

The one negative thing I have to say about KiwiCo is the cost. (But be sure to scroll down for a coupon code to save on your first box!)

While my kids have absolutely loved their Kiwi Crate boxes, we’ve always received them as gifts from grandparents. And I do think that they’re a little bit on the expensive side — especially if you’re on a tight budget.

Most of the boxes cost $19.95 per month and you can get them for as low as $16.95 per month if you buy an entire annual subscription at once.

{The Eureka box costs even more at $29.95 per month or $24.95 per month if you purchase an annual subscription.}

This is why I think a KiwiCo subscription is a GREAT idea for grandparents as birthday or Christmas gifts! And you can purchase different lengths of subscriptions, depending on your budget — one month, three months, six months, or an entire year.

KiwiCo Boxes

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This is a great way to try KiwiCo at a discounted price and see if your kids like it!

Have you tried Kiwi Crate before? If so, what was your experience?

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