Review: Kiddicone, Gifts for Children Starting School

Celebrate First Day at School with the Perfect Gift!

Bee will be starting school in September and we find out which school she has got in a few weeks time. She was initially excited but now that the reality is kicking in….that she will be leaving the nursery she has been attending for over a year…the nerves are kicking in. So I am looking at ways to help make the transition from nursery to school that little bit easier. When I heard about the Kiddicone I was curious to learn more.

What is a Kiddicone?

Kiddicones are inspired by the traditional German ”Schultute”, which is a cone shaped gift, and sometimes referred to in English as a School Cone. It’s like receiving a Christmas stocking filled with treats, to take away some of the anxiety that going to ”Big School” can create in children.

KiddiconeAs you can see the Kiddicone is almost as big as Bee! It measures 70cm, is made of durable cardboard and is hexagonal in shape. In addition to that, it comes in a number of designs so there is sure to be one that suits your child:

  • Dinosaur
  • Princess
  • Friends
  • Owl
  • Pirate

Bee is currently going through a bit of a princess stage so the princess cone was perfect for her.

Princess KiddiconeThe cone’s contents are secured by fabric and a bow to make it that extra  bit special.

kiddicone secure contents

What’s in the Kiddicone?

With the Kiddicone you have two options. You can either purchase it filled or unfilled. Kiddicone state that their filled cones include ‘layer after layer of surprise gifts and fun treats to compliment your chosen design’.

Kiddicone sneak peak

We chose to have a filled cone. The contents included stickers, stationary, toys and treats.

Kiddicone stationary and toys Kiddicone Treats

Bee loved the fact that the cone was almost as big as her and was impatient to open it as soon as she saw it. She totally loved the excitement of opening up the cone and seeing what was inside and was completely happy with all the contents….in particular the toys and sticker book! Unfortunately we had to give some of the sweets to her friends as they contain gelatine (and we don’t eat it unless it is halal gelatine) but that didn’t bother her too much. SINCE THE REVIEW KIDDICONE HAVE NOW INTRODUCED A VEGETARIAN OPTION.

Price

Unfilled cones are priced at £14.95
Filled cones are priced at £37.95
Free delivery within UK but for the Republic of Ireland an additional delivery charge of £4.99 will apply per order.

Although all the items are now out of the cone, the cone can be kept as a reminder of their first day at school…or used again by having some toys stored in it!

I must admit I am in 2 minds about the price. Almost £15 does seem like a lot for a cardboard cone but it is sturdy and can be used again; we could even fill it with Eid treats when Eid arrives. If I was to purchase it I would purchase it unfilled due to the issue of the sweets that were unsuitable for us.

A lovely idea to treat the littles ones starting school and to celebrate this milestone.

You can find out more about the cone on their website: Kiddicone.

Kiddicone celebrate first day at school

Disclosure: We were sent a filled Kiddicone for the purposes of review. However all thoughts and opinions are our own.

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14 Comments

  1. March 30, 2017 / 9:31 pm

    It looks like a nice gift that could be chosen as a surprise for a little one. I think the size of the package would be enough to excite any child!

  2. March 31, 2017 / 3:52 am

    What an amazing idea. I haven’t seen anything like this here. Maybe it’ll catch on.

  3. March 31, 2017 / 9:28 am

    Cute! Never really knew what a kiddicone was until now. Not even heard of because, probably in Asia we don’t have this trend. It’s a good start though and congrats to your daughter. She must be excited for this new journey.

  4. March 31, 2017 / 11:36 am

    I’ve never come across these cones before. What an excellent idea to help ones child transition from nursery to big school. I think it’ll also be a good idea to be given as a gift for any occasion. The size is sure to excite any child!

  5. March 31, 2017 / 2:48 pm

    Wow what a cute idea to easy anxiety over starting a big school for small children, too bad they didn’t deliver to the USA

  6. March 31, 2017 / 9:17 pm

    What an awesome idea. I’d never heard of a school cone before but it’s such a sweet gesture leading up to big school.

  7. Janet
    March 31, 2017 / 11:45 pm

    This looks like so much fun, and the size is WAY more impressive than our old Christmas stockings used to be. I love the idea and now I’m already thinking how I can make this myself with some poster-board or cardboard this coming Eid. Guess I also need to start gathering up small gifts now also so I have plenty to fill it with! Thanks for sharing.

  8. April 2, 2017 / 5:41 pm

    This is such a lovely idea although I’d like to see less sweets in there to be honest x x

  9. April 3, 2017 / 5:48 pm

    Wow….this looks like fun thing for kids….love the contents in it….Kids will surely love it…MashaAllah your lil one is adorable….

  10. April 3, 2017 / 8:30 pm

    I love this idea! I think celebrating their first day of school is important! It’s a big step for the little ones. Great idea!

  11. April 7, 2017 / 7:23 am

    I really remember my friends in Germany getting those when they started school and I always fancied one, what a great idea!

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