Pijon Box September Review

I got my first PijonBox today! They’re a subscription service for parents who want to send monthly care packages to their kids in college, which is a great idea! Similar to Co-Ed Supply (which I received and reviewed just a couple days ago), PijonBox delivers a variety of products catered to the needs of college students, including snacks, beauty products, and other useful items. They also have a great social misson! PijonBox partners with Project Night Night, a nonprofit that donates care packages (consisting of a blanket, a children’s book, and a stuffed animal) to homeless and underprivileged children. Great cause!!

At $29/month, they’re more expensive than Co-Ed Supply, but after getting both boxes and comparing them, I think it’s absolutely worth it to spring for Pijon.

pijon box back to school september

They send this cute information sheet telling you what all the items are and why they were chosen.

pijon september back to school box

It’s wrapped up like a gift, with lots of blue tissue paper and packed pretty well. It really feels like a care package!

pijon september back to school boxAll the food items from my box:
(estimating on prices based on what I found online and at my local Whole Foods) 

2 Kind Fruit and Nut Bars | $1.38 each

10.7 oz Unreal Candy Unjunked Chocolate Coated Peanuts | $5.00

12 oz Dorset Cereals Simply Delicious Muesli | $7.00

I was really pleased with these food selections. I’m loving the combination of healthy choices and snack foods, which I think is perfect for a college student. Great sizes, too! The chocolate coated peanuts are delicious, as are the fruit and nut bars.

pijon september back to school boxPersonal hygiene items:

Dove Beauty Cream Bar | $1.75

Grab Green 3-in-1 Laundry Detergent 24 Pods | $7.15

These are pretty much the two most important products a college student can get, so this is right on the money. I love that they’re pods, which is so much easier to transport from a dorm to the laundry room!
pijon september back to school box

Misc items:

Wallies Peel and Stick Chalkboard | $3.50

MUJI Lined Kraft Notebook | $1.50

Essie Fill the Gap Nail Treatment | $10.00

I love all three of these items now and I know I would have loved them when I was in college. The peel and stick chalkboard is really fun and I’m already using mine in the kitchen for grocery lists. I’m also a huge fan of all things MUJI, so this notebook is joining my existing stack. And my favorite item, the Essie nail treatment! I was actually just thinking about trying this out (I’m currently using a China Glaze one) due to all the great reviews, so I am beyond thrilled to have this in my box.

pijon september back to school box

Oh, I forgot to mention the box it came in was bright and cheerful. Love that logo!pijon september back to school box

Overall, I am so incredibly impressed. The total value for the box is $38.66, and the box costs $29.00. Although the Co-Ed Supply box had a higher retail value and a lower cost, I still prefer PijonBox. The choices in PijonBox make a lot more sense, the items are more useful and interesting, and I can totally imagine a college student finding this box to be both helpful and heartwarming. I think I’ll gift some of these to my friends who are still in college, how about you?

EDIT: Wow, just found out about a deal on Living Social! You can get a 4 month subscription to Pijon Box for just $49!

EDIT #2: Sounds like Pijon Box is planning to start doing care packages for our loved ones in the military! Read the email here.

As always, all views in this review are the opinion of the author. Nothing was received in exchange for a review, and I am not affiliated with PijonBox.

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26 thoughts on “Pijon Box September Review

  1. I just purchased a 4 month subscription from Living Social for each of my children. My son is in his sophomore year of college and my daughter is in her junior year of prep school. I think that the true test of whether this service is worth it or not will be how much of the box they actually keep for themselves and how much of it they give away to their friends. Either way, for the price that you could get this service through Living Social ($49 each PLUS and additional 20% discount for using the code SPICE) I couldn’t possibly create my own goody boxes and mail them for less!

    • I agree! You really can’t beat that deal. I hope your kids love it! And even if they give it away to their friends, they’ll be known around campus for having an awesome mom who sends the best care packages :)

      • Click “Buy Now” on the deal page. On the next page, at the bottom left hand corner there’s a link labeled “Redeem promo code”. If you click on that, a text field should appear and you can enter the code. Once you’ve entered the code, hit “Apply” and you should see the discount applied to your total. Then click “Continue” and fill in the other information. Hope that helps!

    • Get your money back now! This is not a deal–it is a steal! I think that they get the items for free and then send them out to the kids and try to get them to buy more and they get a percentage. I got my money back from living social after the first box.

  2. I just purchased a 4 month subscription from Living Social for each of my children. My son is in his sophomore year of college and my daughter is in her junior year of prep school. I think that the true test of whether this service is worth it or not will be how much of the box they actually keep for themselves and how much of it they give away to their friends. Either way, for the price that you could get this service through Living Social ($49 each PLUS and additional 20% discount for using the code SPICE) I couldn’t possibly create my own goody boxes and mail them for less!

  3. I just purchased the livingsocial special – 4 month supply for $49 for my daughter (sophomore) in college. She will be very surprised. I love the healthy part of it all and its partnership with Project Night Night! What a great cause!! I am anxious to hear what Hanna has to say when she opens her first box. Thanks Pijon!!

  4. I’d like to throw the suggestion out there for Military Boxes..I really really like this idea, & would have bought two subscriptions today if it wasn’t so “school” & could be pulled off to be sent to my soldiers!!

    • oh my gosh, yes! That would be amazing!! You should email the Pijon people and see if they would be interested in branching out and making some regular care packages that are more all-purpose. But I think even people not in school can appreciate this subscription service. I’m not in school anymore but was still able to enjoy everything in my box (who doesn’t need soap and detergent? not to mention the delicious snacks!). Just tell them to ignore the little information sheet :)

      • “ditto” the military packages…can not find any subscription boxes for this cause – specifically designed and many don’t offer the military address option.

      • Awesome! I saw someone post the suggestion on their Facebook wall and Pijon Box responded enthusiastically, so maybe they’ll actually consider it! I sure hope they do it, it’s a great idea and I can’t think of a more deserving group of people.

      • Thought I should post my response I got from them:

        We have heard this request LOUD and CLEAR from our customers. We are big fans of our brothers and sisters, sons and daughters in uniform, and completely committed to making a special box for them. We don’t have it available just now, but I assure you that before the end of the year we will get this going. We want to ramp it up very fast, so we can help you and others send a little bit of fun and love over to your military family and friends.

        PLEASE keep telling us what you want in these packages. We want them to be AWESOME and we want them to be FUN and full of discovery. We currently curate PijonBoxes with products we think will be fun, and which we think will offer our members a new experience. So we are very open to all new ideas to make them even better.

        Thank you so, so much for contacting us. We are very excited to keep making a better service for you and your loved ones. Here’s a picture of an enlisted pigeon.

        thanks!
        Adam

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    • I think that would be a great idea for Pijon Box, maybe if you suggest it to them they’ll consider it! On the bright side, I think they’re versatile enough to be sent to your son. Who doesn’t need soap, detergent, and yummy snacks?

  6. Once you buy the subscription do they automatically send the packages each month or do you have to do something else to request the package each month?

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