Hello, everyone! Welcome to another article on Greta’s Junkyard, a blog I started in 2013 where I could dump my favorite things. These include mostly beauty, fashion, lifestyle, travel, and motherhood content. If you’re new here, my name is Gretchen Gatan Fragada. I’m a writer and editor based in Metro Manila, Philippines. I’m also the editor-in-chief of The Metro Edit, your curated source of fashion, beauty, and lifestyle in the Metro. Additionally, I’m a wife to Cayo, a fur mom to Booboo and Bellatrix, and a first-time mom to a toddler daughter named Cambria. If you’re looking for birthday giveaway ideas, you’ve come to the right place because Cambria recently celebrated her second birthday and our giveaways were a hit among both parents and their kids!
Unique Birthday Giveaway Ideas: Oli’s Boxship Activity Kits
Early last year, Oli’s Boxship Activity Kits reached out and expressed their interest in sponsoring giveaways for Cambria’s second birthday. Since we did throw her a birthday party in Jollibee last December 9, 2023, we availed of their offer. I also loved the whole concept of Oli’s Boxship, which I’ll talk about later on.
We chose the Stitch-a-Puppy DIY Kit because it reminded me of Cambria’s love for our dog Booboo. Oli’s Boxship even customized each box and added a photo of Cambria with Booboo (and our cat Bellatrix) as well as the illustration of her and Jollibee that we used on the birthday party invitation.
After Cambria’s birthday party, a lot of friends shared photos of them doing the activity with their kids. I had fun making it together with Cambria as well!
Unleashing Creativity and Curiosity
In a world increasingly dominated by screens and digital devices, Oli’s Boxship is a beacon of creativity and exploration for young minds. Designed as a Science, Art, and DIY activity kit for children aged 3 and above, Oli’s Boxship introduces kids to a world of discovery through engaging and hands-on activities.
Meet Oli the Quintopus Explorer
At the heart of Oli’s Boxship is Oli, a curious, crafty, and playful quintopus (a five-legged octopus) hailing from Ink Blot Land. Living in a world where everything is seen in black and white, Oli’s insatiable curiosity leads him to invent a telemicroscope, revealing the vibrant and colorful Earth. To explore this newfound land, Oli embarks on adventures using his unique mode of transportation — the Boxship!
Types of Boxships
Oli’s journeys take place on three different types of Boxships, catering to various occasions and preferences.
1. Big Boxship: Get the Full Experience
This comprehensive package includes 2 to 3 activities with all necessary materials and a creative play magazine. With a range of themes, the Big Boxship is perfect for unplugged playdates, offering a complete and immersive experience.
2. On-the-Go Boxship: Play on the Go
Ideal for smaller celebrations and online parties, the On-the-Go Boxship features one activity with complete materials. Its compact design ensures that the adventure can continue wherever kids go.
3. Party Favors: Unique Birthday Giveaway Ideas
For special occasions like Cambria’s birthday party, the Party Favors provide one activity with complete materials in mini Boxships. Personalized Boxship sleeves are available at a special price upon pre-order, making them excellent take-home giveaways or on-site party activities.
Innovative Activities That Foster One-of-a-Kind Learning
Oli’s Boxship is designed and extensively tested for both boys and girls, catering to children ages 3 and above. The activities are adaptable for younger kids, with guidelines provided to inform adults about the required level of supervision.
The activities go beyond traditional arts and crafts, focusing on STEAM topics (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math). These projects transform kids into mini makers, scientists, and inventors, with their completed projects evolving into interactive play experiences!
Benefits for Kids
Oli’s Boxship is not just about play. It’s about fostering essential skills and attributes in children such as confidence, creativity, and curiosity. Engaging in creative play builds a child’s confidence, encouraging them to express themselves and think outside the box. Moreover, Oli’s Boxship stimulates the imagination and curiosity of young minds, nurturing a lifelong love for learning.
Why Creative Play Matters
Oli’s Boxship stands as a testament to the power of imaginative and creative play in shaping the minds of the next generation. By combining fun activities with educational principles, they brand offers an enriching experience that goes beyond entertainment, providing children with the tools they need to become confident, curious, and creative!
I hope you liked my article on unique birthday giveaway ideas! If you’d like to stay updated on new posts, you can follow me on Facebook and Instagram at @gretchengatan. Until next time!