I LOVE getting mail. Magazines, letters, junk mail, it doesn’t matter what kind of mail, you name it, I love it. So, when I first heard about subscription boxes, I though this was a wonderful concept and knew I would have to get some. I conducted a lot of research/read a lot of reviews before deciding which boxes I wanted. In the end, I ended up deciding on one box for me (Stitch Fix) and one box for Connor (Citrus Lane). The Stitch Fix box should be arriving sometime this month and will post another post when that arrives.
Now to my very first Citrus Lane Subscription box review!
Citrus Lane is a monthly subscription box for children’s’ toys and items. Some of the most appealing aspects about the box are that you always receive age appropriate items because you tell them how old your child is and the box is supposed to “grow up” with your child. The regular price for a box is $29 a month, but they do have discounts if you buy a subscription for more than one month. If you want to try a box out for yourself, you can click here for 50% off your first box and because I referred you, I’ll get some referral credit to buy more stuff from Citrus Lane!
Anyway, back to my review. I’ve been wanting to subscribe to Citrus Lane for a while and have been following the reviews for months. I first asked Ev if we could get a subscription back in April but he thought that we already had most of the newborn items from gifts and the shower. I revisited my request last month and was so happy when Ev finally gave in and agreed to the box. Ev wanted to buy a 3 or 6 month subscription, but I ended up buying a year’s worth of boxes! 😀
According to Citrus Lane, the boxes should arrive between the 17th and the 22nd of every month. Being in Hawaii, I’m used to getting mail late so I was really surprised and quite pleased when my first box arrived on the 17th! They are already off to a great start. Now to the box!Each box comes with a small note from Citrus Lane describing each of the items in the box.From other people’s reviews, the box will generally have one larger, higher priced item, 2-3 smaller items and a sample or coupon. Sometimes one of the smaller items will be a gift for mom instead of baby. I think that’s kind of nice. Now on to what I got.
The “big” item I received was the Lullaby to Go from Cloud B ($15.99)My Lullaby to Go was a bright blue stuffed turtle that plays Twinkle Twinkle Little Star when you squeeze the turtle’s hand. The turtle has a Velcro loop on the back so that you can hang it on things. My Lullaby to Go turtle went onto Connor’s car seat right away and Connor likes to look at it. My only complaint is that it doesn’t turn off by itself and you have to turn it off manually. It also doesn’t look like you can change the battery without cutting open the turtle. But I guess for $16, you can’t expect it to use it forever. If the battery dies, you just buy a new one.
The second item on the list was the Opposites Board Book From Barefoot Books ($4.97).The book I received was entitled Big and Small. I absolutely love children’s books, and this one was very cute. The board book was of good quality and pictures were nice and colorful. You can’t have too many board books, so this one will definitely be used. I can’ t wait to read this book to Connor.
The third item I received was a Starter Bib from Bumkins ($4.95).The starter bib had a really cute Winnie the Pooh print and is made of a lightweight odor and stain resistant fabric that is supposed to be easy to clean. Unfortunately, a friend recently gave me a whole bag of bibs, so I really didn’t need any more bibs. It’s a bummer too because I think this bib would have been nice to use.
The fourth item in the box was Green Apply Age Defy Hand Cream by Juice Beauty ($12.00). This item was a “mystery” item because Citrus Lane sent me an email a few weeks ago for me to select one of three different items. Unfortunately, the email was accidentally filtered out into my junk mail box and I didn’t see it in time.
Even though I didn’t get to choose my 4th item, I’m still pretty happy with the hand cream. It’s nice to have mommy gift and it’s a full-size, not a sample size bottle.
Overall, I’m very pleased with my first Citrus Lane box, and I estimate that the total value of the items in the box came out to about $37.91.