May 20, 2015

Citrus Lane: a peek inside my May box...

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This week, our most recent Citrus Lane box arrived, and I must say that I am more than happy with the items we received this month! Last month, I was a little disappointed with the retail value (even though the actual products were totally adorable), so this month more than made up for any of that disappointment! Once again, I know every item will go to good use—and from my calculations, the retail value of everything inside comes to around $43! Not bad for a box that costs $29, when you order a month-to-month subscription (especially if you are able to use credits or coupon codes!).

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This month, the items were geared toward outdoor play and creativity, and meant to encourage a day of adventure (something near and dear to my heart!). Keep in mind that the this box was curated for a 3 year old girl, and when you subscribe, your box will include items for your own child's age range and development.

Here's a closer look at everything we received! As always, I'm basing the retail prices on what I find through a little bit of internet searching—and you can always shop this box over at Citrus Lane.
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Imagine I Can (Fairy Enchanted) from Manhattan Toy Co. (average retail price: $19.95) — This is completely and utterly perfect for Eisley, who is the queen of dress-up every single day. I was hoping this month's box would include something I could tuck away as a special gift for her when we head to the hospital to have her sister in July, and this is definitely something she'll be head over heels for! I like that this set is very simple but has details like a little fairy dust bottle and a small pouch of fabric flowers. Very sweet!

Citrus Lane: May 2015 box review! | yourwishcake.com
Ice Cream Shop Sand Toys from Hape (average price: $6.50) — I was just thinking about how I wanted to pick up a few new sand toys for Eisley, because somehow over the years sand toys have the tendency to just disappear into thin air. (Or into the hands of random kids at the park. Or under a pile of sand, never to be seen again.) The ice cream theme of this set adds to the novelty, and I'm eager to bring these to the park later this week! Super cute.

Citrus Lane: May 2015 box review! | yourwishcake.com
Portions-to-Go Lunch Box from Goodbyn (average price: $11.95) — We received a similar product a couple years ago, and I love it! Even though Eisley doesn't go to school or daycare, using these portable, nesting containers are great for daily snacking or to take on the go when we're away for a good part of the day. I love the quality of this brand and know they will last! Now if only I could convince my husband to use a purple container for the lunch he brings to work every day…hmmm… 

Citrus Lane: May 2015 box review! | yourwishcake.com
Sunscreen Bands from Sunburn Alert (average price: $4.99) — At first, I wasn't sure I would actually use these, but the more I thought about it, the more I liked the idea behind this product. You put one on your child, and once the color changes you know to apply more sunblock. Once the color fades completely, you know it's time to take a break from the sun! I like the idea of using these with Eisley when we are in a playdate situation and it's not just her and I one-on-one. If I'm a little distracted with a conversation with another mama and end up losing track of time, this bracelet would be a fantastic reminder to slather my (ridiculously fair) child with sunscreen once more. I'll keep these in the car for beach days or extra-long park days!

Coupon codes, ahoy!
  • If you'd like to subscribe to Citrus Lane, be sure to use the code TAKE40 to receive 40% off your first box, which is a fantastic deal! Even if you only want to receive a couple boxes before canceling your month-to-month subscription, it's a nice way to save money while stocking up on unique birthday or holiday gifts for the year ahead. (This code is good through the end of June.)
  • You can also scour the ol' internet for other coupon codes, which seem to pop up quite often here and there. Sometimes you are able to snag a free gift with your subscription, which is what I've done in the past!

Did you receive a box this month? What are your thoughts? I love hearing what other mamas receive!

Affiliate links included in this post. If you purchase a Citrus Lane subscription through my referral links, I will receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you for your support! View my disclosure policy here.

6 comments :

  1. We got a very similar box for my almost-3-year-old, except we got a really cute dress instead of the fairy kit. I also thought it was a great box this month!

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    1. Oh, yay! I'm so glad yours ended up being a gem, as well!

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  2. Funny thing. I got that exact same sand toy set at IKEA for $1.99.

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    1. Ha! Seriously? Well, I tell ya, one can never go wrong at the toy section of Ikea. :) They have such adorable (and inexpensive) toys and stuffed animals. Pretty much the best.

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  3. What a fun box, love the cute little things you get from Citrus Lane. I may have to sign up for Riley soon! :)

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    1. I've heard the infant stuff has been super cute lately. You should do some blog searching to see what has been inside boxes for wee ones his age! It's fun to even just do a few boxes throughout the year, as a treat. I like that Citrus Lane lets you pause your subscription if you want to skip a month instead of fully cancel your subscription, too. :)

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