Who doesn't love getting packages in the mail? Well, here at The Sock Review, we most certainly do, so this month we are featuring Sock Panda's Panda Pals "Socktivity" packets; a monthly themed subscription service that is both fun and educational, including more than just exceptionally adorable socks. And good news for parents - Sock Panda, a California-based company, doesn't just offer kids styles, they also sell an array of trendy styles for adults that will be sure to fit your fashion needs. It's a "Win-Win," as kids will enjoy Panda Pals and parents & adults can appreciate giving practical gifts that are both unique and fun.
One of our favorite things to highlight about the company is that Sock Panda not only delivers great product, but they are just as dedicated to giving back and supporting the community, and we certainly commend that. Just this month, Sock Panda participated in Operation Gratitude, and they also donate to various shelters, hospitals, schools and more. As a consumer, you're also helping, as with every new subscription purchased, a pair of socks is donated to someone in need. Be sure to check out more details on their website.
Now we'll talk about some of the goodies we got in our first Socktivity packet, featuring June the Grasshopper, which happened to be filled with some cool bug-themed prizes and learning games! We kind of wished we were kids right about now, because it was so much fun opening the envelope, but as a quick note, the products featured in this post are focused on kids ages 3-8. :)
As we poured the contents of the envelope, we found not only two pair of fun kids socks (how awesome is that grasshopper?!), one character themed and one diamond pair that makes a great fashion statement. We also found some fun temporary tattoos, stickers and an activity page that includes word games and fun facts. All in all, we felt like this was a very creative approach to a childrens subscription packet because it provided not only fashion options, but that it was themed appropriately and the educational content showed us that there is purpose behind the concept. Very cool indeed!
Next, we also had the pleasure of reviewing a second themed Socktivity packet - this one featuring Abel the Sea Star and an excellent choice in stickers and amazing rainbow pencil. Kids love learning about animals, so we truly adore the way these packages are put together. How creative it was to find that the recipient can color the activity page, and learn how to draw their own star - again, very well done. We must admit, we love the variety of trinkets that are in these packets.
The socks themselves are especially adorable; here again we get a detailed character-themed sock (starfish) and a versatile icon star style that we think any kid would love to show off. Fun socks like these might even prompt some great conversations about starfish and ocean animals, you never know! The colors are great choices, and will work well with today's trends and fashion.
We took a closer look at all the fun details on the Abel the Sea Star socks; how fun! It's always great to have that sort of surprise on your feet, especially if you have to wear a uniform to school or work or if you just like wearing creative, colorful socks to get some conversation going. Excellent pairing - we like the subtle "star" reference in this set because it offers the child an additional wearing experience.
To wrap up, Sock Panda has a lot to offer, so be sure to check them out online and social media as well! Love what you see? We'd love to hear your thoughts, so leave your comments below!
Thanks Sock Panda! We can't wait to check out some more of your designs and give some subscriptions as gifts!
Where to buy: Sock Panda online shop
Pricing: $15 per month for 2 pairs included in themed package for Panda Pals Kids Socks *See website for additional sizing/pricing.
Disclaimer: I was provided a free product in return for my honest review. All thoughts and opinions expressed herein are my own and not influenced by the developing company, and/or its affiliates, in any way.