If you like to try out different kids products, or if you’re looking for a fun and different gift for a special child in your life, one great subscription box for kids is Citrus Lane.
Citrus Lane offers boxes for your children with products tailored to your child’s stage and age (ages newborn to 5). They generally include a mix of items, like a snack, a play item (toy, puzzle, book) and one or 2 other fun items–usually about 5 altogether.
So, what kind of products did I get in the August box, tailored to my 3 1/2 year old daughter? We’ll start with the small stuff. Annie Homegrown Cheddar Bunnies: These cute little bunny-shaped crackers are made with organic flour and a potent cheddar taste. The taste was stronger than, say, goldfish crackers (in my opinion). And the kids love the bunny shapes!
Ouchies Jr Olivia bandages: Olivia is a cartoon I’ve seen once in my life, and it’s not something my daughter watches. But K just needs to see a pink box and a cartoonish pig on the box to be interested. As a mom, I know that there will be a use for these at some point.
Creativity for Kids ARTivity Books Princess A-Z Color book with Markers: This book had a princess name for every letter of the alphabet. Many of these princesses also have pets that start with the same letter. My daughter is sill not to the point where she is super-concerned about coloring in the lines, but I think she still enjoyed the book. The book has a handle and built-in marker case so you can take the book on the go.
Barefoot Books Driving my Tractor Puzzle: This box actually contains 2 puzzles–one 12 piece and one 24 piece. I like this because my 3 1/2 year old could play with the 24 piece one and my 19 month old could play with the 12 piece one.
Cleanwell All Natural Hand Sanatizing Wipes: These alcohol-free biodegradable wipes are made with thyme oil to kill germs naturally. They would be good for out-and-about, but the container is a little too big to carry in the diaper bag. These wipes also seemed a little too “soapy” to me. You need to use a dry wipe after using one of these.
A bonus item in this box was a coupon for a free outfit from FabKids. The catch? You have to pay the $4.95 shipping and sign up for their monthly subscription box. You can “skip” any month but I understand to actually cancel you have to call in. Did I go ahead and take advantage of the offer? Yes I did. Would I pay $40/mo for the service? Probably not. But $5 for 3 articles of clothing (essentially 2 outfits) seemed pretty good to me.
Check out the pic below to see what outfits I selected for my “free” offer. There is a pink tank dress made with stretchy T-shirt like material. I like that it can be used as a daytime play dress, or a nightgown.
The other outfit was a ruffle sleeve shirt with colorful hearts all over it, and pink stretchy shorts to go with it. My daughter was very excited about her new outfits!
The value of the items in a Citrus Lane box will always be at least the cost of the box ($25) if not more. Now, whether they are always products you would buy yourself is a different matter entirely. There is some fun in receiving a “surprise” every month and I have been introduced to new products that I truly do love, thanks to subscription boxes.
While a Citrus Lane box is normally $25, if you’re a new subscriber, you can get 50% off your first month!
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I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free for evaluation purposes. However, all opinions expressed are still 100% my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16, CFR part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. Please see my full disclosure policy HERE.