Jennifer Love Hewitt Fancy Box – December 2013 Box – The legend continues

Box
No, you are not having déjà vu.  I already reviewed a December 2013 Jennifer Love Hewitt box.  Another one magically appeared at my doorstep yesterday.  I was quite surprised, but I figured since the last one was the “Welcome Box” not the real December travel themed box other folks received, I was probably just getting back on schedule.  Cue my surprise when I opened the box to find yet another version.  I’m going to just jump into the items and then we can discuss my odd saga with the Jennifer Love Hewitt Fancy Box.

Opening


Bracelet
Katie Dean Bad to the Bone Bracelet(Fancy Retail: $18.00)
Verdict:  Epic Miss
You might find that déjà vu feeling getting stronger.  It’s probably because this same cheap bracelet was sent in the last box.  I hated it then and I hate it even more now.

Rest
Steep Up to the Plate Teabag Rest:((Fancy Retail:$10.00)
Verdict:  Total Miss
Still feeling like you’ve seen and done this all before?  You have.  This teabag rest was in the November box.  I had it in my “gift” pile since I’m not a tea drinker and I still haven’t found anyone to give it to yet.  Now I have a matching set.  Joy.

Mug
Camera Lens Mug:
(Fancy Retail: $15.00;Amazon Retail: $10.69)
Verdict:
  Gift
This is an insulated mug that looks like a camera lens.  I think this item has a very specific audience and I’m not sure I see a “Jennifer Love Hewitt” connection.  Thankfully, there is a person on my Christmas list who would enjoy and use this.

Jewelry RollOpen Roll
Ted Baker Jewelry Roll
(Fancy Retail:$40.00)
Verdict:  Hit!
I saved the best for last, since this is the one item that made this box at least a little worthwhile for me.  It’s a floral print jewelry roll that you can use for travel.  It’s compact, well made and useful for any woman you know who wears jewelry and likes to travel.  It’s also an item I can actually see fitting in with the Jennifer Love Hewitt aesthetic that this box is supposed to have.  I wouldn’t have paid $40 for it, but it’s a nice piece to have.

Cards
Overall
Full Box

Before we even get to the dollars and cents we have a lot to discuss.  For those who aren’t regular readers, you can read about the start of this fiasco in my last Jennifer Love Hewitt box review.  So after I received the “Welcome box” instead of the regular December box, I contacted Fancy Customer service.  My big concern was for my next box, since I wanted to be assured I would receive the current box and not repeats.  I was assured that after the Welcome box I would be receiving the regular up to date subscription boxes.  Instead, this is what showed up at my door.

I’ve already sent Fancy customer service another email, and am awaiting a response.  Beyond that I have no idea what’s going on.  This isn’t the Welcome box, the regular December box and if it’s the January box then there are going to be a lot of angry subscribers because half this box is stuff they’ve most likely received.

Now, I had some money left on a Fancy gift card and with the coupon code I was charged $25.30 against my balance.  According to my calculations this box has a Fancy retail of $83.00  and (with the lower Amazon price on the mug) a regular retail of $78.69.   The only worthwhile item in here for me is the jewelry roll but I probably wouldn’t have purchased it at this time since I currently don’t have travel plans and I already have a jewelry travel case.

 I would say though that if you are considering the Jennifer Love Hewitt subscription, you hold off until they fix some of these issues.  If you want to try Fancy I’d recommend trying out the Cocha Rocha instead as that appears to be a similar aesthetic and seems far more consistent based on the reviews I’ve seen.  From what I can tell these issues with the Jennifer Love Hewitt box seem to be for recent newer subscribers or re-subscribers. If you’ve been subscribed for awhile with no interruption, you probably won’t be getting all these weird boxes.

If you get the Jennifer Love Hewitt box I’d love to hear your experience and thoughts.  If you receive any other celebrity curated Fancy boxes I’d love to know if you had any similar issues.

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:

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 living 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,” is set to be released May 30, 2017 by Xist Publishing. In the meantime, she keeps herself occupied by obsessing over subscription boxes and home renovations.

15 thoughts on “Jennifer Love Hewitt Fancy Box – December 2013 Box – The legend continues

  1. That is so odd!!! A few other people mentioned getting that box as well. I’ve gotten this box since the beginning and never received that lens mug or the jewelry roll so I totally don’t get it??

    • I have no idea. My guess is there are two versions of the “welcome box” and somehow I got them both. This is just a guess. I really just want to receive the current box.

      • I’m guessing you got one that was more beauty themed. Some of us have gotten stuck in some weird loop of “welcome boxes”. It seems to effect only those who started or re-instated subscriptions during the Black Friday discounts. So far I’ve gotten two versions of “the welcome box”. Fancy has sent me several refunds and claims that the “Welcome box” is now discontinued and I should once again be getting the same boxes as everyone else. I’m going to believe it when I see it.

  2. I got this box today too after getting the travel themed one already i thought it was strange that this was labeled the December box on the paper inside yet i saw a different version being sent. I wasn’t charged for the box i received today so II’m wondering if it is a welcome box i was supposed to receive instead of the travel one lol i used everything from that box as gifts and the only thing i liked in this box was the bracelet, I think it’s cute and I use bracelets like that as my stim toys that help with my anxiety due to autism.

    • I’m glad you liked something in your box. It’s super disappointing when you get a box and like nothing in it. I wonder what will show up in our boxes for January? Maybe there is a third version of the welcome box? 😉

  3. This is the one I got! I subscribed with the black Friday deal, didn’t get the welcome box everyone else got, and assumed this one was mine.but now I’m getting annoyed and confused. I will stay subbed for one more month and see if I get on schedule with everyone else.otherwise I will be extremely unhappy.

  4. Also the regular box seemed to come in for subscribers and was way better.with spa and nail stuff that I would have loved! Im so disappointed.

  5. I didn’t get any of those things in my December box, strange. I still haven’t received my Jan 2014 JLH box either, messaged them and told them ever since signing up (nov 2013) I’ve received my boxes by the 20th, there response was that it was special because of the holidays. I’m confused they took my $$ Jan 4th and they’ll be shipping my boxes on the 30th eh thinking of canceling I get JLH and the regular box, i’ll see which of the two I like (if I do) and the other I’m going to cancel. PPFFT by the time I get the boxes i’ll be charged for the following months boxes ehhhhh..

    • I still haven’t received the January 2014 Jennifer Love Hewitt box either. I did get an email confirming my tshirt size, and the Fancy folks seemed to indicate this was a special JLH box. The way Fancy charges and ships is confusing at best; it seems to change without warning.

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