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.
They send this cute information sheet telling you what all the items are and why they were chosen.
It’s wrapped up like a gift, with lots of blue tissue paper and packed pretty well. It really feels like a care package!
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.
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!
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.
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.