Toy and Product Reviews

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Kathryn the grapeREVIEW GUIDELINES

San Diego Family Magazine runs product reviews based on these categories:

Dads & Grads in June

Home & garden: January, April

Pregnancy and babies: July (with possible updates in May & October)

Seasonal products (Easter, Halloween, Christmas, etc.) during the month of that holiday.

Toys, gifts and games: four times per year in June, July, November and December


Toys and products are reviewed by teachers, daycare providers, parents and children. Items that receive the highest ratings will be included in our published review or included in our online review. We request two identical samples, one for review, the other for donation to local charities and children's organizations or used for promotional purposes.

For toy reviews, please contact Linda Bay at for deadlines and guidelines before submitting samples.


We review items for home and garden including small appliances, bath & beauty, health (we cannot accept supplements, herbs or medications), home organizing & maintenance, office/school supplies, garden tools or kits, etc. Our focus is on items that improve health, make life easier and products that are green/eco-friendly.

Plan on your item reaching our offices 10 weeks prior to the issue you're interested in being considered for. A submission does not guarantee publication/promotion.

To have your product considered for review, send a sample, product information (including retail sales price, availability, and high-res product images via CD, flash drive or email), contact's name, email and mailing address to:

Kirsten Flournoy, Editor
San Diego Family Magazine
1475 Sixth Avenue, 5th Fl.
San Diego, CA 92101

Product samples are not returned. If your product is chosen for review, we will notify you and mail a copy of the issue in which the review appears.