Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Fancy Box March 2014

My March Fancy Box Goodies

My second fancy box has arrived! This is the regular March fancy box, as opposed to a celebrity curated version, so I got to choose the categories. I picked Kids, Home & Gadgets.

After having mixed feelings about my Jennifer Love-Hewitt Box (I loved all the items but was disappointed that the total value was less than promised) I was more than a little nervous to find out what was in store for the regular version, so here goes. In total I received 6 items.

Change Tray by BLUE&CREAM 

$45 on
$45 on

Available in the UK?      No
Keep, Gift or Sell?         Gift

I actually got the coco chanel slogan which I much prefer over the one that's featured on the fancy card. #thatshatcray means nothing to me! Any explanation in the comments would be gratefully received!

This is a handy item. I'm not quite sure about the $45 dollar price tag as it feels like a mass produced item, whereas if it was a handmade, one off it would be more valuable to me. The description does says it's handcrafted, so hmmmm. This is going in the present box for now as I don't think it would have much of a resale value but the right person will enjoy it.  I think I'm only a little disappointed as this is the big ticket item in this box and I don't love it.

Bottle Light LED Cork

$15 on
approx $16 at

Available in the UK?     Yes!
Keep, Gift or Sell?         Keep

Now this is cool! This is a little cork that you can put into any bottle and instantly turns it into a bottle light! This will be perfect for eating and drinking outside which we love to do. It will be great for taking on holiday too, on a night out on the balcony/beach/mountain just whack this is in an empty and your have the perfect romantic setting.  What I love about this is that it recharges via USB, which is really neat! I'm glad I found a UK source for these online as I'm definitely going to order more!

Toy Boarders

$10 on
$5.95 on

Available in the UK?     No
Keep, Gift or Sell?         Gift

I added the kids category as  I wanted to get a stash of gifts for my younger relatives and these fit the bill perfectly. They are pretty cute, like the little soldiers from toy story but they are all on skateboards! The packaging looks a little pound shop, I think it's meant to be retro, but I will probably repackage these up and turn them into a premium gift. The cue card suggests using them in your photography but that seems strange. Maybe I'll keep one for myself and see if I can find some ways to get creative!


 SMS Sticky Notes

$7 on
approx $5 on

Available in the UK?      Yes
Keep, Gift or Sell?          Keep

These are a media item, which isn't in my chosen categories but nonetheless they are a handy little item that will definitely get some use! Pretty explanatory, what else can I say!

Mason Shaker

$28 on

Available in the UK?      Yes
Keep, Gift or Sell?          Keep/Gift?

I absolutely love this item, it's cute, practical and stylish. I also love that this is a product born from a kickstarter project. It seems bigger in real life than in the fancy picture. I would definitely say it's bigger than just a single serve. Now comes the dilemma. I love this item but I just got the mixing pitcher in my Jennifer Love Hewitt box so should I keep this or gift it on - I know plenty of people who would also love this, especially those into vintage kitchen and barware, and it is really nicely packaged. You can buy them in the UK but they are quite expensive (nearly $60 was the cheapest I found and amazon UK had them at a price equivalent to over $150!) so it's a real great value item to me!


$ 9 on
$ 9 on
Available in the UK?      Yes

Wow, I love that those fancy people included this item to go with the mason shaker. It really shows some thought behind the curation. At first I didn't really understand how it worked, but once I figured it out, this is such a handy item to have. I really don't think I'm going to be able to gift my Mason Shaker now it just turned into a to-go drinks container!

Overall Stats & Conclusion

Box Retail Price $56 shipped to the UK
Coupon Code Used: FOLLOWUP10
Actual Cost:  $52.10 Value $114
Cheapest Online Value: $108

Hit or Miss?      Ding Ding Ding!!!

This box had fantastic value, there isn't anything that I don't like, and I absolutely love 3 of the items!! Although it was interesting that a few of the products were actually from a UK company,  I feel it is worthwhile to subscribe and pay the international shipping rate as I received other products which are only available in the US, or are much more expensive over here.

I will definitely resubscribe for next month. As far as the categories go I think I will keep them the same for the next box.  I understand that last month was woman/man-centric, this month was obviously very home-orientated and so I'm hoping next month will concentrate on gadgets as there haven't been any items from that category for a while now.

If you are interested to buy any of the items from Fancy or subscribe here's the picture link grid! Or if you already subscribe, be sure to leave a message in the comments and tell me what you got.

and don't forget, use FOLLOWUP10 for a 10% Discount.

Well that hit the spot....  

What a great box, and I'm so relieved as I was a little naughty and I have also now signed up for the Tyler Florence Box! After the missing food item in the Jennifer Love-Hewitt box I had a conversation with the very friendly Fancy CS peeps and they explained that for the Tyler Florence Box there is an 'International Version' which TF chooses extras to substitute out the food items that the US subscribers receive... well that got me curious! So this should be my next box. I'm expecting delivery around the 1st April and will be sure to share what I get shortly after!


  1. Hi Susie - the box looks great although I'm glad you got a different slogan. I'm pretty sure it's slang for "That sh*t's crazy." Not sure why that would be on a change tray!

  2. Thanks so much for explaining...although I'm still befudddled what that has to do with the eiffel tower?!

  3. It's from the song "N*ggas in Paris" by Jay-Z feat. Kanye West. They say "that sh*t cray" so many times in that song. I'm surprised they'd send something with that on it now though, because the song is over a year old... I'm glad you got one with something different on it!

  4. Ah, that explains the Eiffel tower/Paris connection. Thank you - another of life's little mysteries solved!