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Review: Citrus Lane December Box

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December Citrus Lane box

It’s no secret that I love subscription boxes. One of my favorites, hands down, is the Citrus Lane box that arrives for Evan every month. In fact, it was the subscription box that got me addicted to subscription boxes; we’ve been subscribers for well over a year, since Evan was only a few months old. And every month, we love what arrives.

If you haven’t heard of Citrus Lane, here’s the basics. The monthly subscription costs $25 per month and is curated with 4-5 of the best products for a child’s specific age and stage of development. The box is worth at least $25 in retail value (most often much more), and shipping is always free.  Subscribers also have access to monthly add-ons at a discounted price. This month, we definitely got our money’s worth.

Good Boy Organics

Organicasaurus Baked Organic Corn Snacks, Good Boy Organics

The first thing Evan saw when he opened the box were the single-serve Organicasaurus Baked Organic Corn Snacks from Good Boy Organics. We received some of Good Boy’s baked potato chips with sea salt a few months ago, and they were really, really yummy. These snacks, which look a lot like dinosaur-shaped Cheetos, are organic and gluten-free. They’re also non-GMO, free of preservatives and trans fats, and are baked instead of fried so they’re a healthier snack option. $3.29 for single-serve package

Stock Pot and Utensil Set from Green Toys

Stock Pot & Utensil Set, Green Toys

Evan loves all his Green Toys (we’ve gotten an airplane, a racecar and a submarine just from Citrus Lane boxes), so this set will be no different. There’s a similar set available through retail channels that also includes a frying pan, but this set was made exclusively for Citrus Lane. Each piece is made from BPA-free, 100% recycled plastic, and they’re even safe enough to use with real food (although I’m sure we’ll stick to pretend play for now). And Green Toys included a 10% off coupon code for all Citrus Lane subscribers. $12 approximate value

Bumkins Reusable Snack Bags

Reusable Snack Bags 2-pack, Bumkins

Our daycare doesn’t even allow disposable snack bags like Ziploc, so these Bumkins snack bags will see immediate use in our snack bag rotation. We toss them in his lunch every day, we toss them in my purse when we’re out running errands – they make it easy to carry small snack portions around without paying extra for the single-serve packages or going through tons of plastic bags that just get thrown out. And we can just throw these in with the rest of our laundry when they need a good wash. Bumkins generously included a 35% off coupon code for all Citrus Lane subscribers in the box as well. $6 for 2-pack

Skip Home Divided Plate

Zoo Plate, Skip Hop

This divided plate from Skip Hop has an elephant on just like his Skip Hop lunch box (another Citrus Lane goodie). The melamine plate has a good heft to it, so it won’t go flying across the dinner table while Evan is trying to pick things up with his fork like lighter plates can. And with the included Citrus Lane subscriber 25% off coupon code from Skip Hop for all purchases over $30, we can buy the other coordinating elephant pieces, or turn Evan’s table into a zoo! $6


Lip Comfort, pūr~lisse

Every Citrus Lane box includes a little something for Mom. This month, it was this petroleum-free lip balm from pūr~lisse. I go through lip balm like crazy in the winter, so this hydrating tube will find a place in my purse or pocket every day until it’s empty. You can also use it under lipstick to keep the color smooth and shiny. And with the 20% off pūr~lisse coupon for Citrus Lane subscribers, you can stock up for the cold, dry months ahead. $16

Tiny Prints

Four Sets of Address Labels & Free Shipping, Tiny Prints

If you’re like me and haven’t sent out holiday cards yet, this Tiny Prints coupon included in the box should come in handy. You have to spend $99 to get the discount, but that’s easily done between the cards and customized gifts Tiny Prints sells. $28 retail value

Evan chows down

If you’re interested in subscribing, Citrus Lane has a great offer right now that runs through the end of the year – $10 off any new subscription. Just use the code TAKETEN when you sign up.

What item in this month’s box would your child most enjoy?



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