Anyone that reads this blog will know that I’m a huge fan of Nonabox and this month I received my fifth box of theirs to review (You can read previous reviews here). If you’re not aware of the Nonabox concept, you sign up to a monthly subscription and receive a box each month of products tailored to your stage in pregnancy or your child’s age – Up to two years.
This month’s box contained the following –
- Mabyland Baby Wipes Case – RRP £3.99
- Shea Mooti Mama’s Everything Body Balm – RRP £16.99
- Berry White Drink – RRP £1.69 (Which we have reviewed previously)
- Aquaint Anti-Bacterial Spray – RRP £2.49
- Box Upon A Time Hat and Bib Set
- Personalised Sticker Samples
I have not been able to put an RRP for the hat and bib set as this isn’t a product that can be purchased – Instead it’s a set that is publicising the ‘Box Upon A Time’ service. This box’s value barely covers the £25 cost which is disappointing when Nonabox state that the value of the box will be far superior to the subscription price.
This box feels incredibly promotional rather than tailored to me as a consumer – The Mabyland Baby Wipes Case comes with a full colour flyer advertising the brand, the Box Upon A Time set has been made purely for promotion and the personalised sticker samples included are not useable and again purely for promotion.
Add to this the fact that the box is half empty, only including five real items compared to previous boxes and it is hard to find anything to get excited about – Especially when I have a 13 month old son – Not even the newborn this box is aimed at.
As I said at the start, I love the Nonabox brand but this box has let them down. I am also disappointed that I have raved about Nonabox so much to friends and family that a good friend of mine signed up to Nonabox on my recommendation. She received her first box this month and had the same items as I did for her newborn son except she received a rattle instead of the body balm. A pink rattle, for her son.
I think any reader can tell how genuinely sad I am at this box. I want to rave about it but I just can’t. If I had spent £25 on this box I would feel like I had wasted my money and it really does not live up to the Nonabox concept and brand.
I’m due to receive my last Nonabox review next month and I really hope that by then the boxes will have returned to Nonabox’s previous high standard.
Disclosure: We were sent the above box for the purpose of this review however all opinions are my own.