Jennifer Love Hewitt Fancy Box: September 2014

I know it’s been a little quiet here at Subscription Therapy but I’ve been away for a Birthday trip and am catching up on boxes and writing. So now that I’m back and older than ever (wait, I mean better than ever) I’m ready for the reviews.

So it’s time for that fun crapshoot that is my Jennifer Love Hewitt Fancy Box.
Sometimes it’s awesome, sometimes it makes no sense, but it’s always a surprise.

The usual unmistakably Fancy box.
Box
Open Box 1 Open Box 2

My brochure is a little worse for wear but still useful.
Card

Shot Glasses
Mason Jar Shot Glasses
(Amazon Retail: $12.86)
Verdict: Gift
J. Love’s Description: “These little guys always put a smaller on my face. Add a touch of rustic to your shot glasses with this Mason Jar Shot Set.”
I prefer my shots in a nice big glass immersed in something fruity with an umbrella on top. I think these would be a nice gift for folks that entertain a lot. You can pair it with a liquor for a hostess gift. The only downside is it seems a bit on the cheap side, but that might be more the packaging than the actual glasses.

Vegan
Chickpea Magazine
(Fancy Retail: $20.00)
J Love’s Description: “I love trying new recipes and what better time to do so than Fall. Chickpea’s quarterly has the best vegan tips and tricks for autumn.”
Verdict: Hit!
I too love trying out new recipes and Fall is an awesome time of year to apple and pumpkin all the things. I had actually been wanting to try more vegetarian dishes so this magazine was perfectly timed. It’s vegan but from a quick peruse it doesn’t look too complicated or require too many unusual ingredients.

Straws
Vintage Paper Straws:
(Fancy Retail: $8; Amazon Retail: $5.53)
Verdict: Like
J. Love’s Description: “Add these paper straws for a splash of color to your next gathering. I adore using chevron print whenever I can.”
Maybe it’s just my imagination, but I feel like I’m always getting fancy pants paper straws in sub boxes. I actually like them since they are cute and useful for parties and something I wouldn’t buy myself. I really like the blue chevron print. I’m going to save these for my next get together. You’ll notice these are missing from the final box photo. Funny story. I went through the whole box taking pictures and couldn’t find the straws. Sent an email to Fancy about it. I discover later that the straws were tucked inside the weird tubey packing things Fancy uses to fill in the empty space in the boxes. Fancy had already issued a giftcard to me, so I emailed them to let them know they could take it back and that I found the missing straws. They were super nice and said I could keep it for being a good customer. It was really nice customer service for my own silly mistake, so kudos to Fancy.

Mystery BoxPot
Stoneware Mini Baker
(Fancy Retail: $35.00;Amazon Retail for a set of 4: $)
Verdict: Love.
J Love’s Description: “Bake up brie for your guests easily in this mini baker. Not only with the food taste great, the presentation will be great too.”
Do I need another mini stoneware baker? No, probably not. Do I still love it? Yes. I actually have two of these from the Le Creuset brand. I use them as salt and pepper cellars. (Ocean color for salt, Cherry for Black Pepper). I think this white stoneware version will be perfect for dips, or as the description says for baked brie. It’s a great addition for the holidays and I know I’ll have fun with it. I do think the price is a bit inflated since you can get a set of 4 bakers on Amazon for

Shakers
Egg Salt and Pepper
(Fancy Retail: $12.00; Amazon Retail: $10.43)
Verdict: Miss/Gift
J. Love’s Description: “Add a little bit of country to your table top with this Egg shaped salt and pepper set. Your friends will be sure to ask where you got them.”
I understand wanting fun salt and pepper shakers (I have two sets in addition to my practical ones) but eggs just don’t seem that fun to me. Like if I’m going to forgo practical shakers for kitschy ones, I want to go *all* in. Like this Dr. Who set. It’s like go big or go home and eggs just don’t fit the bill for me. They are cute enough so maybe I will add this to a kitchen themed Christmas gift.

OVERALL
Full Box

Verdict: Like!

I really appreciated that this box had a unifying theme and feel. I really liked the magazine and mini baker, although as usual the Fancy prices are inflated. The Fancy value came out to $87.86, but you can get a few of the items cheaper on Amazon. I paid $45.95 (I had a $1.00 credit) and the box was worth that amount.

I’m interested to see if the next boxes keep up with the cohesive theme or if they become a bit more random.

Do you subscribe to any Fancy boxes? If so please dish on which ones and what you think of them!


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 (unless otherwise noted) 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
Each box includes $80.00+ of products. Most boxes are geared toward men or women though they do include unisex items.

They include:

#5 Culinary Fancy Box!
Get a collection of the best home goods hand-picked by our Fancy curators each month. Each box includes $80.00+ of products.

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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 trying to help real people, while making up stories about imaginary ones. 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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