NerdBlockJrThere’s no denying that kids love surprises, but sometimes there’s just not enough time in the day for that trip to the toy store you’ve been trying to make happen for the last two weeks. While your good intentions are there, it’s often just a lot easier to recruit a little help from an outside source—that outside source being Nerd Block. Originally created for adults, Nerd Block is the ultimate monthly subscription box filled to the brim with gear, toys, collectibles, and a T-shirt. Now, kids are able to get in on the fun, too, with the girl- or boy-themed Nerd Block Jr. boxes FULL of toys from figurines to plush for kids ages 6 to 11.

Every month, expert nerd curators cherry pick licensed merchandise from top brands, including DC Comics, Star Wars, Hello Kitty, Nintendo, My Little Pony, Monster High, The Smurfs, and so many more, to offer kids a variety of toys chosen just for them. The process is super simple: parents can choose a 3-, 6-, or 12-month subscription, or if they want to give a Nerd Block Jr. as a one-time gift there’s that option as well. Next, they can track their subscription boxes online, right up until it arrives at their doorstep. That way there’s no anxiety or nagging kids wondering when it’s going to get there—you already know.

NerdBlockJrGirlsI suppose now would be a good time to talk about the best part: opening the box and finally discovering what’s inside. Whether kids choose to rip apart the box the moment they receive it, or to cautiously open it as if to pretend like they have some control over their excitement, the unboxing tradition is a sacred moment followed by an extended amount of play time. For me, I couldn’t choose which toy to open first. I’ll admit, I was a little overwhelmed by just how many toys were in my Nerd Box Jr.—but only in the BEST possible way. In the Girl Box there were items ranging from a Hello Kitty sticker book and mini figurine (which I immediately secured on my favorite purple pen) to a Disney Frozen Sven Ty Plush. And in the Boy Box (which was equally exciting even though I’m a girl, not a boy) were items including a How to Train Your Dragon 2 Skullcrusher figurine, a Zombie Splat! launcher from Toysmith, a plush Kirby key chain, and much more.

Because every little boy and girl is different, my advice is that if you know a girl who’s more interested in Pokémon than My Little Pony, don’t feel weird ordering her the boy box (chances are, she won’t even know it’s for boys because the box is just blue (hello, everyone loves blue) and has stars on it). Or, if there’s a boy and a girl in your family get one of each and let them both share and swap toys. While the boxes may be made for “boys” and “girls” the brands inside are mostly gender neutral. There are tons of girls who love Batman and tons of boys who love Disney Frozen—so, like any time you’re making a purchase, it’s all about knowing the child you’re buying for, and what he or she likes! Luckily, with Nerd Box Jr. there is such a fantastic variety of toys in each box and I can guarantee kids are going to be excited about most—if not all of the toys inside.

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