Ruby Crate Fall 2021 πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦

My 14-year-old is blasΓ© about a lot of things πŸ™„ but she couldn’t hide her excitement when the latest Ruby Crate arrived. (Suffice it to say she didn’t appreciate it when I said, “Is that a smile I see? Oh I think somebody’s happyyyyyyy!” and proceeded to do the mashed potato. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚) Ruby Crate is a quarterly lifestyle box for teen and tween girls created last year by an Ontario mother and her teen daughter who didn’t see anything like it on the market. Each one is stuffed with a variety of on-trend products — think beauty, accessories, stationery and decor — and like the Spring and Grad Crates we were lucky enough to review before it, Fall’s is (to quote the inimitable Christina Aguilera) 🎡 what a girl wants, what a girl needs. 🎡

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A subscription box for teen and tween girls: Ruby Crate Spring 2021 πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦

I received the Spring Ruby Crate in exchange for an honest review. This post also appears on A Year of Boxes.

Why do teenage girls always gather in threes? Because they can’t even. πŸ€£πŸ™„

More and more I find it hard to know what my fourteen-year-old daughter will like, what with the mood swings and the eye-rolling and the emotional outbursts — and that’s just me! 🀣 — so I really relish the times when we’re on the same page. And both of us can’t even with today’s subscription box. It’s called Ruby Crate and it’s a treasure trove of beauty, style and self-expression created for tween and teen girls by a mother-daughter duo right here in Ontario. And it’s a gem.

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