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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