An Educational Gift Idea for Kids

I’m always on the hunt for a unique and educational gift idea for kids. When I discovered Marmalade books, a unique book subscription, I was intrigued to learn more. Once received, I knew immediately that it would have to be listed on my Gift Ideas page for all parents to learn about.

When I received the Middle Grade Box, I immediately thought of my daughter as she absolutely adores reading books! In fact, today on the way to school, we were chatting about her 30 minutes of daily “reading homework”. Her response was, “Mom, really it shouldn’t be called homework because I love to read.” THAT my readers was music to this Mom’s ears!

The September box included a book that was typically out of my daughter’s “interest” or “comfort zone”, but because she was exposed to it in a subscription box, she was eager to give it a try. We were both pleasantly surprised and she is currently thoroughly enjoying the exposure to a new genre of book.

When you are stuck for what to purchase a child for their birthday or a holiday like Christmas, I highly encourage you to check out Marmalade Books. This is a fantastic gift idea FROM anyone, but it is especially a perfect gift from afar! They are a great idea for kids, grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends. This educational gift idea is also a great idea for teachers, librarians and adults who adore children’s books. The gift can even be personalized with a special card if it is a gift.

Boxes cost $29.99 CAD plus tax and shipping per month and you can choose from 3, 6, or 12 month subscriptions.

There are 3 different subscriptions available each month:

  1. Baby Box, ages 0-3, 2-3 board books
  2. Picture Books Box, ages 4-7, 1 hardcover and 1 paperback or some other surprise to complement the first book
  3. Middle Grade Box, ages 8-12, 1 hardcover and 1 paperback or some other surprise to complement the first book

Not sure what to get someone for their birthday?
Don’t have time to go birthday present shopping?
This gift idea is FAST, EASY and UNIQUE!

Use this DISCOUNT CODE to order a gift now: MTM10 for a 10% discount (on yourfirst order)


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It’s Giveaway Time!
Prize: One Marmalade Gift Box
(winner selects between Baby Box, Picture Books Box and Middle Grade Box)
Open to: Canadian Residents, outside of QC
Giveaway Ends: November 14, 2016, 11:59pm ET


This post has been generously sponsored by the wonderful people at Marmalade Books. All opinions are my own and have not been influenced in any way.

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  • Lynda Cook

    I would choose the Baby Box for my grandson!

  • Carol Denny

    I think all the Dr Seuss books.

  • Nancy T

    I would choose the Middle Grade box! One of my favourite stories is I’ll Love you Forever – I love all of the Robert Munsch books.

  • Erika Letson

    I would choose the Middle Grade Box and my favourite children’s book is Charlotte’s Web!

  • jan

    My fave book was the pokey little puppy

  • fossie55

    I would pick the Middle Grade Box for my granddaughter.
    Florence C

  • Rosanne Robinson

    I would choose #3 package for my grandson, he’s an avid reader and always looking for new books to enjoy.

  • Carole Dube

    I would choose the Picture Books Box, ages 4-7 for my granddaughter.

  • k m

    I would choose the baby box!

  • kathy downey

    I would pick the Middle Grade Box for my granddaughter.
    My favourite children’s book is Green Eggs and Ham

  • Dianne

    I would pick the middle school box for my oldest grandson. Where The Red Fern Grows is one of my favourite children’s books. All of my children loved that book and I would read them a chapter a night. They kept asking for that book over and over again.

  • Tricia Hope

    I would like the Picture Books Box.My favorite childhood book is The Secret Garden.

  • Jonnie

    I would choose the middle grade box for my son and my favorite kid’s book is Love You Forever

  • Cheryl

    I would pick the Middle Grade Box for our girls.

  • Brandee H

    I think my son would love the Picture Book Box. My son’s favorite book is a book we made when he was little. It is full of pictures and stories from family and friends. We still choose a story to read daily!

  • Tanis

    The Baby Box for my kids!

  • Stephanie LaPlante

    I would choose the Middle Grade Box.

  • Valerie Mallette

    I would choose the Middle Grade Box if I won. One of my favourite children’s books is Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.

  • Shari D

    I would choose the Picture Books Box. I always enjoyed The Littles books as a kid.

  • Elaine R

    For my young grandsons I would choose the Baby Box. My children loved all of the Dr. Suess books.

  • Pam Wood Humphrey

    I would probably choose the picture book box. I have so many favourites like Line Up Please, Jamberry and Night Cars.

  • L H

    I would choose the Baby Box. Our favourite book at home is the Sophie the Giraffe book.

  • Rosanne Robinson

    I would choose the Middle Grade Box for my grandson even though he’s turning 7 years old on Saturday, he’s an avid reader & has developed an amazing Imagination & vocabulary from all of the books that he’s read.

  • sunshine

    I would have to ask DD if she would rather the Picture Books Box or the Middle School Box. She’s 7 but seems to be an advanced reader. Her favourite book is Fix-It Duck, but is really enjoying My Little Pony Graphic Novels right now too.

  • Erinn Lishman

    I would choose the Picture Book Box for my three girls! My favourite children’s book is- and I hope this qualifies- Twas the Night Before Christmas. It brings me back to my childhood and I never tire of reading it to my girls!

  • UglyMummy

    the picyure book box. my fav kids book is dirty bertie

  • flowerchild23

    I would choose the Middle Grade Box. Our favourite kids book is Harry Potter.

  • Laurie P

    I’d pick the Picture Book Box my kiddo! Robert Munsch books are a current favorite to read here!

  • Lori L.

    I’d choose the Picture Books Box for my 5 and almost 4 year old girls. The 5 year old is just starting to work on sight words in Kindergarten so this would be great for her. Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Erin

    I would choose the Picture Book box for my daughter! My favourite kids book is Matilda!

  • Juliee Fitze

    I would pick the picture books for my grandchildren and they like Curious George books right now.

  • Ashleigh Swerdfeger

    Hmm,many favourites, Love the Shy little kitten.

  • Nicole M

    I would pick the picture book box ages4-7 for my kids. My favorite book growing up way called Emily’s House. I still know most of it to this day.

  • Sweet Panda

    I would pick Middle Grade box for my daughter. Her favourite book is My Little Pony

  • Gillian Morgan

    I would choose the baby box. Sophie likes baby dear. It was also my favourite as a child.

    • I LOVED reading books to my kids when they were little! Still do 🙂

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  • Nicolthe pickle

    I would pick middle grade box and my favourite kids book is the cat with a pot on her head.

  • Darwin

    I would pick the middle grade box for my son. He loves reading. My favourite childen’s book is Charlotte’s Web.

  • Monique Shuell

    I would choose the Picture Books Box.

  • Erica

    I would choose the Middle Grade box for my children. My favourite Children’s book is Charlie and the Chololate Factory.

  • Maria McLachlan

    I’d get the 8-12 box. My son has become an avid reader. He loves and read all the i survived and loves Wimpy Kids

  • Sunshine g

    I’d choose the picture books – I have a baby and a toddler, so it would be perfect.

  • archy0050

    Our favorite is Goodnight construction site and we would choose the picture books

  • Maritess

    I would pick the Middle School box. My favourite kid’s book is Love You Forever by Robert Munsch.

  • Andrea Amy

    my favourite child’s book is t’was the night before christmas

  • Betty Spry

    I would pick the Baby box , our granddaughter would love it.