Elfbox is a monthly service that delivers a personalized selection of toys for children. We combine child development expertise and algorithms to deliver monthly boxes of toys that are personalized to your child's preferences and developmental goals.
At Elfbox, we understand that being a parent is not easy. Our goal is to partner with you in this journey and help you find the best developmental toys for your child. This is a job we take very seriously. In fact, we have a lab full of passionate toy experts that spend their entire day examining toys just for your child.
As a parent, receiving unsolicited advice comes with the territory. Although we’re certain that you appreciate the advice and the goodwill behind it, we recognize that every child is different. We are here to listen and work with you, on getting the most engaging, stimulating, and fun toys for your child.
After talking to many parents, we realized that a common pain point was the accumulation of unused toys in the corner of a room. These toys are a combination of gifts, impulse purchases in the store which failed to hold the child's interest or an online purchase which seemed like a great idea based on the reviews. Ultimately many of the toys never end up being used and end up in a garage sale or donation. We think it’s an unfortunate experience for a parent to have to commit to a toy based on a system that isn’t made for their child.
Our process is designed to partner with you in creating an ambiance of fun that contributes to the growth of your child. To kick start the fun learning process, we ask you to fill out a quick and easy quiz, the result of which is used to create the first box of exciting toys carefully hand selected for your child.
At this stage, we believe it is incredibly vital for you to participate with your child in the first box of toys — we like to call it the Exploration Stage.
We encourage parents to play with their child while observing the child’s interaction with each toy. You will provide us feedback on how the toys performed with the child in your monthly review questionnaire. Our child development experts are continuously learning to converge on your child’s needs based on the feedback you provide. This is where your feedback comes into play. We take your feedback and apply it to your next personalized box.
After the exploration stage comes the Evaluation Stage. If your child loves any of the toys in the box, you can purchase the discounted ones from the box or request a brand new version of the toys to be shipped to your home. Alternatively, you can return all the toys back to us at no cost using the included return label.
We hope to be a part of this ongoing journey with you every month. We understand life is full of distractions and if needed, you can pause your subscription anytime and we’ll always be ready to pick up where you left off. No need to start over.
No, you do not need to be on a monthly subscription. This can be a one-time experience for you and your child. However, we believe that our service is ideal as a long-term partnership to help build and optimize your child’s developmental roadmap with each box.
A single child subscription costs $29 per month, out of which $10 can be used towards toy purchases. You can pause or cancel your subscription online at anytime.
Each box contains 4 to 5 premium developmental toys with a retail value of around $100. We source toys directly from the manufacturers. Some of our manufacturing partners include Tegu, HABA, Hape, Plan Toys, BeginAgain, Janod, Brio, Valtech, Big Future Toys, Manhattan Toys, KidO, etc.
The Elfbox service is dedicated for children between 12 months and 5 years.
Yes, shipping is completely free in the US! We even include a prepaid return shipping label in the box for easy returns.