Jennifer Love Hewitt Fancy Box: November 2013

For more on Fancy  subscription boxes and a coupon code, jump down below, but now let’s get right to the main event the November Jennifer Love Hewitt Fancy Box.

Box

Cookbook Cookie!

One Sweet Cookie by Tracy Zabar (Fancy Retail: $30.00; Amazon Retail: $20.79)
Verdict:  Hit!
When it comes to cookbooks, I’m as easy as an easy bake oven.  I love to collect them and typically can find at least one useful recipe in most of the volumes that end up on my shelves.  This book is for fancy pants cookies – the kind you see at tea parties or bridal showers.  I love baking, but I favor cakes and pies, since my oven doesn’t understand that pesky concept of temperature.  It’s so old the numbers on the dial have rubbed off, so there’s only a deep scratch where 350 degrees *should* be.  If you want any other temps, you’ll just have to guess.  It also won’t stay on any one temperature for too long (it, like me, is a fickle bitch). But I digress.  Anyway, these are super fancy cookies so they’d be nice for Christmas gift boxes or to serve at parties.  I think I’ll start with something less temperature sensitive, like a bar recipe and hope for the best.

Trinket BoxTrinket
French Macaron Trinket Box: (Fancy Retail: $14.00)
Verdict:  Gift
When I first saw the card for this little trinket box I thought it was glass, but it’s actually made of some type of resin.  It’s cute, although the color is slightly disappointing.  (I was hoping for a cheerful pastel in lieu of poop brown).  Once I realized this item wasn’t breakable, I thought it’d be something cute to tuck into my niece’s Christmas gift.  She loves baked goods and little things and hiding little things in other little things so this should be perfect.

Creme
Archipelago Botanicals Soy Milk Cream (Fancy Retail:$18.00; Amazon Retail: $14.28)
Verdict:  Hit!
Surprisingly I don’t actually have much in the way of body lotion  and I don’t have any soy milk based body products so this will be fun to try out. This is another great giftable since it seems like a subtle scent that would appeal to a lot of folks.

Spatula
Pop Chomp Spatula:
(Fancy Retail: $12.00; Amazon Retail:$8.94)
Verdict:  Hit!/Gift
Okay, okay it’s a spatula.  But it’s a *cute* spatula and pretty darn sturdy to boot.  I own quite a few spatulas so I’m not sure if I’ll be adding this to my collection or including it as part of a Christmas gift.  Pair it with an upscale baking mix for an adorable hostess gift.

Tea Rest
Steep Up to the Plate Teabag Rest:(
Fancy Retail:$10.00)
Verdict:  Gift!
So for years I have tried to convince myself that I could be a tea drinker.  Whether loose tea leaves or bags, green or oolong, I just can’t drink more than a few sips.  Oddly, I’m also not much of a coffee drinker either.  Truthfully, I’m just a heathen who drinks diet soda in the morning.  (Listen, I won’t comment on your caffeine fix, if you don’t comment on mine).  This little tray is whimsical and charming and paired with some fancy teas it’s a perfect gift for someone who actually drinks (or likes) tea.

Open Box
Overall

With shipping, and minus a few referral dollars (thanks again!) I paid $44.95 for this box.  The total retail value on Fancy came out to $84.00. If you factor in the cheaper prices I found on Amazon for a couple items, the cost would be $68.01.

Cards
I’m satisfied with this box as a great way to pick up some holiday gifts, although there wasn’t a single item I absolutely loved.  I was also slightly disappointed that the cards didn’t really link back to JLove (although the psuedo cookies and milk theme was appealing.)

I really want to see more of a link between the celebrity and their box items since the big draw of the curated subscriptions are the celebrities involved.  I thought last month did a great job of giving us info about Jennifer Love Hewitt (her favorite cocktail) while providing a fun cohesive box.

So what do you think?  Do you want more celebrity in your celebrity themed boxes, or is it enough to pick up some cool swag?

THE BACKSTORY

Fancy Box is a monthly subscription service that curates items that are popular on the Fancy website.  There are a few different subscription options.  They all cost $39 plus shipping (an additional $7.95).

#1 –Fancy box (Original)
This box features a collection of some of the most fancy’d items, curated by the fancy community. Each box includes $80.00+ of products in the categories of your choice.
The categories you can choose from include: Men’s, Women’s, Kid’s, Home, Gadgets & Media.  It also lets you customize your Tshirt size and your cell phone type.

#2 Fancy Food Box
Each Fancy Food Box includes five or more food products – anything from cookies and chocolates to teas and sauces – along with a selection of tasty recipes and pairing suggestions.

#3 Celebrity Curated Fancy Box
There are seven celebrity curated boxes to choose from.  Each box includes $80.00+ of products.  Most boxes are geared toward men or women though they do include unisex items.

They include:

 

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Once upon a time, long, long ago, Lisa attended Syracuse University where she studied singing in a giant castle surrounded by ice and snow. After she earned her music degree, she headed to the island of Manhattan, down to the West Village, to a place called the New School. There, she earned another degree in the great art of writing stories for children. She currently works on that same island, in the dungeon of an old building, making up stories while she sorts through endless stacks of papers, just dreaming of working somewhere with windows. She is currently working on several novels and hopes to write her way to that aforementioned windowed place. Her first book, “The Ice Maiden’s Tale,” a fairy tale adventure was released on May 30, 2017 and is up for sale on Amazon. In the meantime, she keeps herself occupied by obsessing over subscription boxes and home renovations.

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