Yay! Citrus Lane time! I had seen a few spoilers for September’s box, but wasn’t totally sure what we’d be getting. I also saw that anyone who got last month’s recalled fish game would be getting a replacement item in this month’s box. Woo!
If you haven’t heard, Citrus Lane is a monthly subscription for babies/kids aged newborn-5. It’s $29/month (less with longer term subscriptions) and includes a nice assortment of toys, books, snacks, toiletries, etc. Sometimes they even include a gift for mom. It’s by far one of my favorite boxes to open each month.
My girls are 3 years old, so this box is geared towards that age.
Let’s see what’s inside our September 2015 Citrus Lane box!
September’s box featured a selection of items with a back-to-school theme. As always, the info card listed everything inside and included a few discount codes on additional items.
Hohner Hand Drum & Mallet ($12.62) – Warning: This is LOUD. Like, annoyingly so. That said, my girls love it and have been banging away on it since we opened the box. I was hoping it would be a little quieter if you hit it with your hand instead of the stick, but nope… Still loud. Ah well, the girls are happy anyway.
Sassafras Cookie Baking Kit ($13.53) – Subscribers in this age group had a choice of this kit or a set of Hape Pets. Since we already have the complete set of pets, I went for the baking kit (though I was tempted to get more pets cos they’re just that damn cute!). This is a nice kit set for little bakers that includes measuring cups & spoons, cookie cutters, a spatula, a rolling pin, and even a couple recipes. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to find out if these are BPA-free, which would be nice to know.
Thesaurus Rex from Barefoot Books ($6.99) – A cute dinosaur-themed book that introduces kids to alliteration, repetition, and rhyme. We’re big fans of books of all kinds and this one is really cute.
Plum Organics Mashups (~$3) – Can’t go wrong with fruit & veggie pouches. My kiddos devour these things and they’re great (healthy!) on-the-go snacks. Organic too!
Schoola Donation Bag & Coupon Code – I love Schoola! I’ve been using their site for quite a while now. They accept donated clothing (kid’s and women’s) and then sell them on the site at low prices. A portion of each sale goes towards a school of the donator’s choosing. If you sign up with my link, you’ll receive a FREE $15 credit. Plus, shipping is free right now, so you can essentially get $15 in clothes shipped to your door at no cost to you!
North American Bear Co. Tutu Purse ($11.99) – This is the replacement item we received for the recalled fish game. I’m actually really happy with it! My girls love anything pink (tutus are a big plus too), so this was a great pick for us.
Aside from the loudness of the drum (I mean, it IS a drum, so I can’t be mad), I’m really pleased with September’s Citrus Lane box. We’ll be able to use everything we were sent and the replacement item is a perfect choice. The value of the box without the replacement item comes to just over $36 using Amazon Prices. Not crazy high, but not bad at all.
If you’d like to sign up for Citrus Lane, you can save 40% on your first box with coupon code “ROSEBUD”.Browse more Kids Boxes in my Subscription Box Directory *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 received this box for review purposes. I was not compensated in any way. All opinions are my own. Post may contain affiliate and/or referral links.