*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“.*
I totally forgot that my mom took advantage of their free box offer last month and ordered one for the girls. She aged it up a bit (not sure exactly how much), so I’m guessing this box is for a 2 year old maybe? Seems about right, based on the other reviews I’ve seen.
I was SO excited when she called me up to remind me that she had ordered a box, and then went on to reveal what was inside. I was hoping that I’d get 2 of the items in our “normal” box, and when we didn’t I was kinda bummed. So when I heard that we actually DID get them, I was super stoked. (Yep, when you’re a mom you totally get “stoked” by stuff like this. Sad, but true.)
Oh, if you don’t already know, 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. (They did this time. Yay!)
Okay, onto Box #2!
Green Toys Stock Pot & Utensils – This is one of the items I was really hoping to get! I love it! Green Toys are all made from 100% recycled milk jugs and even meet FDA requirements for food use. They’re also dishwasher safe and freakin’ adorable. We’ve gotten the tugboat in a previous Citrus Lane box, and we use it regularly to rinse the girls’ hair in the bathtub. This stock pot set is normally sold with a frying pan as well, but it was left out (intentionally). I really don’t mind, and had I not looked it up on Amazon, I wouldn’t have known anyway. 😉 (Amazon Price: $13.25, but without the pan I’ll say $10.00)
Oogaa Silicone Divided Plate – The second item I was hoping for! I got the bowl in my regular box, but really wanted this cute divided plate — and now I have it! Woo! This will be perfect for for offering the girls more than one food item at a time (well, once they stop throwing everything). I love that it’s microwave/dishwasher/oven-safe. It’s made of 100% food grade silicone, so you don’t have to worry about nasty chemicals leaching into your kiddo’s meals (ew). (Amazon Price: $13.99)
The last 2 items were the same as what I received in my other box, so I’m just going to steal the photos/descriptions from that review. I won’t pretend they’re new to me… But I also don’t wanna leave them out, sooo… Yeah. 😉
Starlight Sailor from Barefoot Books – This is one BIG board book (8.5 x 8.7 x 0.7 inches, to be exact). I was impressed that they included a book so large/heavy. It’s from Barefoot Books, which Citrus Lane has partnered with in the past and seem to be a fan favorite. The story is about a little boy and his dog who venture into the world of dreams and discover magical, mystical creatures along the way. Honestly, I’d rather have gotten something a little more… cutesy(?), but for all I know the girls may end up loving this kinda thing. (Amazon Price: $13.28)
Juice Beauty Green Apple Age Defy Hand Cream – A mom gift! This is a nice sized (2 ounce) hand cream designed to reduce lines and wrinkles. It’s made with certified organic ingredients and natural essential oils. Yay for mom gifts. (Amazon Price: $14.80)
I was super happy with my “bonus” box! I’ve been wanting the stock pot set for a while, the divided plate will totally come in handy soon, books are always appreciated, and the hand cream is a nice extra!
When totaled, all of the items in my box come to $52.07, so it’s definitely one of the higher value boxes I’ve gotten lately.
Disclosure: I purchased this box on my own. I was not compensated in any way. All opinions are my own. Post contains affiliate links. Amazon prices subject to change at any time.