Toygaroo – Toygaroo, the self-proclaimed Netflix of toys, allows parents to sign up for a monthly account and rent out toys for their children for Christmas or all-year long. Now you can let your kids play with those Angry Birds until they get bored and give them back. As the holiday gift-giving season approaches, the company is hoping to take the sting out of holiday shopping.
For as little as $24.99, parents can check out toys for all ages for up to 60 days. When your child is done playing with the toys, simply put them back in a Fed Ex box and ship them back.
If four toys a month are not enough for your child, you can sign up for the boomer package, which allows you to check out eight toys a month for $52.99.
While the prices are higher than the Netflix subscription rates — that caused thousands to cancel their membership — in some instances it can be a cheaper alternative than buying several toys for your child.
There are also cheaper alternatives out there, such as Baby Plays, which allows you to rent any toy for $4.99 a month, or pay as you go plans for as little as $19.99 a month.
To help ease fears, the company also offers a 14 day risk free trial and it allows you to pick toys by your child’s age — up to five and up — or by type of toy, brand or activity.
Toygaroo also has some serious financial backing. In March, Dallas Mavericks’ owner Mark Cuban invested $250,000 in the company.