Citrus Lane recently offered a special “Mystery Box” for a one-time cost of $29. It promised to include $60 worth of products, so I had to order one. Try as I might, I just cannot resist the lure of a mystery box. Can not.
Citrus Lane is a monthly subscription for babies/kids aged newborn-5. It’s $29/month (cheaper with longer subs) and includes a nice assortment of toys, books, snacks, toiletries, etc. Sometimes they even include a gift for mom.
This is only the second mystery box that Citrus Lane has ever offered (at least for as long as I’ve been a subscriber). The first one was for babies 0-12 months and sold out before I could even think of buying one. In hindsight, I’m glad I didn’t get that one, because they soon offered a mystery box for 12-24 month olds. That’s the box I’ll be reviewing. Let the mystery be revealed!
What could be under there? Dun dun DUN!…
i play Reversible Sun Hat – Though it was a “mystery box”, this one item was actually revealed beforehand. You were even given a choice of 3 different patterns. I’ve gotten one of these hats in my box last summer and liked it so much that I bought a second one so we had one for each of the girls. It’s super cute, reversible, and has a UPF 50+ protection. I was a little surprised that they sent a toddler size (2-4 years) for a 12-24 month box, but since the ones from last year probably still fit, I’m more than happy to put this away for next summer. (Amazon Price: $13.99)
Begin Again Earthworm Toy – I love this little guy! I’ve seen him in other boxes and was so happy to see him in ours! He’s made from plantation grown rubberwood and is painted with child-safe paint. He’s a lot bigger than I expected and though I’m a little bit worried about his possible misuse as a weapon (haha), I think he’s just swell. (Amazon Price: $11.00)
Baggu Reusable Shopping Tote – This is a neat reusable shopping tote that folds into a flat, compact pouch. It can hold up to 50 pounds(!) and is machine washable. I love the cute fox print! (Amazon Price: $8.99)
Cleo’s Alphabet Book by Barefoot Books – This is a great little board book that teaches kiddos the alphabet with help from an orange cat named Cleo. Sadly, we already have this book, but I’m sure I won’t have any trouble finding Cleo a new home. (Amazon Price: $6.29)
Green Sprouts Long Sleeve Slicker Bib – I’ve never actually seen a long-sleeved bib before. It’s a neat idea, but I’m not sure that I would take the time to put it on. Plus, with twins it would be silly to use it on one of them and not the other. Neat concept, but just not for us. (Amazon Price: $14.00)
Munchkin Click Lock Trainer Cup 2-Pack – This is another one that while it’s nice ‘n all, we probably won’t use it. The girls are super picky about sippy cups and the ones we currently use don’t have handles. I think it’s best that we stick to the handle-less ones, rather than reintroduce the handled ones like this. (Amazon Price: $6.99)
Ice Cream Scoop and Cone by Haba – These are super cute, super sturdy sand toys made in Germany. They’re actually food safe, so if you don’t have any sand nearby, you can just use real ice cream! Dishwasher/microwave safe. (Amazon Price: Scoop: $5.37 Cone: $4.64)
All totaled, the items in this mystery box come to an impressive $71.27! Nice!
Although we won’t use all of the items, I definitely got my money’s worth and will be VERY tempted to buy another mystery box if they release one for another age group.
Sadly, mystery boxes aren’t available at the moment, BUT if you’d like to sign up for Citrus Lane’s regular monthly box, you can get your first one for just $9.00! (Regularly $29.) Just enter the promo code “TAKE20OFF” at checkout to save.*As of December 2015, Citrus Lane is no longer in business. If you’re looking for an alternative, bluum is a great choice. — You can see my reviews of them here. With bluum, you can choose your own products and build your own box. They feature the same great brands, plus you can save $10 on your first month with coupon code MRVA286CCE.
Disclosure: I purchased this box on my own. I was not compensated in any way. All opinions are my own. Post may contain affiliate links. Amazon prices subject to change at any time.