It is pretty cool, especially as a first time mom, as I really have no idea what new things Ben will like each month. The cost is $25 a month. I will be honest - I have had 2 boxes where I thought the value was MUCH higher than $25, and 1 where I thought the box was just sort of "eh", maybe worth $25, but not full of items that particularly excited me.
The first month we received a gingerbread cookie cutter (it was December), some organic baby lotion, a bracelet (they throw in some "mom" items occasionally) and this adorable "bear" hat that Ben wears all the time.
Last month the box had some organic cotton bibs, some chap stick (another "mom" item - and I really love it BTW), some organic baby shampoo and bath wash, and more lotion. This was my "eh" box, however looking back on it now, we are totally using all of these items so it was worth it. (Ben's bibs were blue and green).
This month I received my favorite box so far!
1. Adorable CD by Elizabeth Mitchell, "You Are My Little Bird". It's a bunch of folksy kid sing along songs, that actually aren't annoying for adults. I actually love it! (Who am I?)
2. The toy is awesome - very easy for Ben to grip, with rubbery sides, and in the middle is a "rain stick". Ben loves it.
3. A book
4. A cute alphabet print that can be framed and hung (which it will be soon).
So, I'm a fan. It would also make for a fun gift for someone else, but as I was telling my friend Hilary, it's fun to receive a "surprise" gift box in the mail each month.