So last month I was disappointed in my original Fancy box because all the items seemed to fall under the category of “women.” I had my fingers crossed that this month would prove to have a more eclectic mix of surprises. Let’s dive into the March box and see what’s what…
So despite last month’s mysterious rectangle box, Fancy has returned once again to their big square boxes to house just a couple of small items.
Shake: A New Perspective on Cocktails (Fancy Retail: $25.00)
I have a million cookbooks and not a single one devoted to cocktails, so I was psyched to see this. It’s got beautiful pictures on every page and the first section gives you guidance on how to stock a bar. The recipes are broken up seasonally and the emphasis is on including fresh ingredients. As a warning this is a hipster cocktail book so most of the recipes have some unusual ingredients, or liquors that you might not necessarily have lying around your house. This is a great find for folks that want to try something different with their cocktails and love utilizing seasonal ingredients. I’m excited to try out some of these drinks the next time I have friends over.
Mason Shaker (Fancy Retail: $28.00)
Fancy is really working hard to turn me into an alcoholic. This shaker is roomy enough to make a few cocktails at once and I adore the rustic design. It was the perfect partner for cocktail book and I know I’ll get plenty of use out of it. Now I just need to get myself a bar so I can put all the cocktail paraphernalia Fancy sends me away.
Bottle Light LED Cork (Fancy Retail: $15.00)
Continuing on the boozy theme we have this little bottle light. I know it’s a little cheesy but I love this thing. I have some really pretty cobalt blue bottles I’ve saved and I think this light will look amazing inside. It’ll be perfect to put on the picnic table for summer barbeques.
SMS Sticky Notes (Fancy Retail:$7.00)
So while I wouldn’t shell out $7.00 for these cute post-it notes, I really like them. They’ll be perfect for marking up my favorite cookbooks, catalogs and magazines with notes.
Change Trays by Blue & Cream (Fancy Retail:$45.00)
I love quotes and Oscar Wilde (and Oscar Wilde quotes, of course) so I loved this little tray. It can sit on your desk for paper clips, on a bathroom sink for guest soaps, in your living room for candy or on your dresser for jewelry. It’s a really versatile piece and I’m happy I got this particular one. I don’t think it’s worth anything close to $45.00 since it feels a bit on the flimsy side, but it’s a wonderful addition to this box.
Fancy has really improved since last month and I really love this box. Including shipping, I paid $46.95 for this box. The items I received had an estimated retail of $120.00 and I will use all of them.
I think this was a great box for Fancy and the perfect fit for the brand. It features fun quirky items that would appeal to a lot of people and aren’t just things you can order on Amazon. I do think Fancy inflates the retail prices a bit, but for what I paid I think the items were fabulous.
Now onto some breaking FANCY NEWS!
Fancy has started offering Mystery Boxes! They are only $10 (plus $7.95 in shipping). The two options are Men’s and Women’s.
You know I can’t resist a Mystery so I snagged one for myself and will have that review up soon so if you want to see which Fancy mystery shows up at my doorstep, be sure to come back.
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 five 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.
- Verbal Fancy Box (This box is more geared towards Men)
- Cocha Rocha Fancy Box (This box is more geared towards Women)
- Tyler Florence Box (This box focuses on home, kitchen & cooking items)
- Jennifer Love Hewitt Box: (This box is more geared towards Women)
- Kelly Rowland Fancy Box: Brand New! (This box is more geared towards Women)
#4 New Mystery Boxes!
You’ll receive $30+ retail value worth of goods. Just pick an option, Men’s or Women’s, and they’ll pick out some items that tickle your Fancy. Cost is $10 plus shipping (estimated 7.95).
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8 thoughts on “Original Fancy Box: March 2014”
That looks like a great box–I’m always debating doing Fancy instead of PopSugar–this box has me leaning toward Fancy! Or the Coco Rocha Fancy Box.
You might want to give the new Mystery box a try. It’s only $10 (plus shipping) and it’s a one time box so you can test the Fancy waters without the commitment.
Such a score! I love it when every item is a winner! There’s nothing better than doing the happy box dance.
I’m always psyched when I love all the items in a surprise box. I’m still waiting on the Jennifer Love Hewitt Fancy box for this month so I’m crossing my fingers the trend continues!
Lovely box! I got near enough the same and agree with all your opinions – especially the change tray – $45 is way overpriced… it claims it is a handcrafted item but mine had a made in china sticker! I’m really hoping next month is more gadget-centric… By the way I think you Maths is off, or at least I don’t understand how you calculated your total, as going off the individual retail prices you quoted the total is $120.
Thanks for pointing out the mistake. I keep spreadsheets of these boxes for reference and the formula was leaving out an item. I also love their gadget-oriented boxes the best and I’m hoping we’ll see some more soon.
oooh! I like this box, lots of great stuff for the summer season and some nice home staples too! The new mystery box has my interest… 😀
The mystery box is a nice idea to draw people who are on the fence about Fancy boxes. I’m interested to see how many different items are floating around in the various mystery boxes.