The first thing we both noticed in the box was a tug boat bath toy from Green Toys. She loves bath toys and doesn't have many so I'm excited about this. It can also be used as a pitcher to wash her hair. And can be thrown in the dishwasher! It is on sale on Amazon for now for $9.09, but is regularly $12.99. The promo code is for 10% off from their greentoys.com until 1/15/14.
Next was Zootensils from Skip Hop. I think they are just adorable! She doesn't have any toddler utensils yet. I actually just ordered some forks a few days ago but they are not this cool! They have chunky handles and soft grippers so they are easy to hold in little hands. They retail for $5.99 on Amazon. The promo code is for 25% off a purchase of $30 or more on skiphop.com until Dec 16.
As soon as Penelope saw the pouch of baby food, she grabbed it and started sucking on the lid. (I haven't let her feed herself with a pouch yet because I'm afraid it will be a huge mess.) Second Blends from Plum Organics is made with organic fruits and veggies. The first time she tried Plum Organics was actually about 15 minutes before opening her Citrus Lane box. My sister gave me one pouch after seeing it on sale in the store she works. She had a cherry, sweet corn and greek yogurt blend. I don't know how they come up with these combinations, but she gobbled it up! These retail for $1.79 and did not come with a promo code.
Josh was just complaining that he doesn't like the baby food jars that I fill with snacks and throw in the diaper bag so it's lucky that we got two reusable snack bags from Bumkins. These bags are eco-friendly and waterproof. They can be washed by hand or tossed in the washing machine. They retail for $6.95 on Amazon and the promo code is 35% a purchase from bumkins.com through the end of the year.
MY gift is a lip balm. Lip Comfort from PurLisse. This will be great for the winter time when lips are especially chapped. When I looked up the price on Amazon, I couldn't believe it. $15.37! There was one lip balm that was $7 so I was sure that was the one they sent me, but nope. They gave me the $15. 37 lip balm! The promo code is for 20% off thru the end of the year.
When you add that all up, the box was worth $39.19 and I only paid $25 so I think it's a pretty good deal. Plus, I love that they send me things I didn't even know I (she) wanted.
They also send this coupon for tinyprints.com. Four sets of address labels and free shipping ($30+ value with shipping). This is good until Jan 15. The catch is you have to spend $99! So, I'm not interested in that because I can't imagine spending almost a hundred dollars on Christmas cards or stationary. I think last month there was something like this, but it was just a discount on a magazine subscription or something.
So I'll do this each month with the packages. I know it's helpful to what you're getting into before you decide to spend $25 a month on a "surprise" package.