Megan and I have been waiting for the winter 2015 FabFitFun box to land on our doorsteps and it’s finally arrived! This is one of the original lifestyle sub boxes and we’ve both had personal subscriptions for several years now.
FabFitFun is mailed 4 times per year and costs $49.99. It often has a healthy mix of moderately priced items with a few higher end, expensive items. The total retail value usually far exceeds the cost of the box. The total retail value for the winter FabFitFun box is $312. Let’s see what’s inside!
I really enjoy the new magazine FabFitFun has started including in each box. It includes a nice detailed write up on all items with in depth features on one or two of the brands.
These cute fingerless gloves are a collaboration between Whitney Eve designer Whitney Port and FabFitFun. Perfect timing since it’s been so chilly cold in Southern California. Retails $26
This travel size trio from Dermalogica is a nice addition. We really appreciate when subscription boxes add beauty products from well-known companies. Retails $45
Zoya is one of those 5-free nail polishes which means it’s contains less harmful chemicals. Megan is a fan of Zoya and I really like this deep berry color called Sasha during this time of year. Retails $9
Bring on the heavy creams! This Candlenut Body Creme by JUARA is totally decadent. It’s velvety smooth and the scent is mild and a little masculine, in my opinion. Retails $35
Re-Gift Alert! Ok, I like diffusers a lot. In fact, I just shared one in this haul video. But EJH Brand in sugar cookie doesn’t do it for me. Scents included in other boxes are cinnamon, pomegranate, and lavender. Retails $37
These wine charms and wine stopper set by FabFitFun are the disappointment of the box. I can get behind a product like this if it was a little more sophisticated but these are reminiscent of something my 7 year old daughter would play with and I’m not into it. Retails $15
A new pair of earbuds were on my Christmas list, so I’m happy to see”The Donna Earbud” by Frends included. I’m not entirely sure what makes these so swanky. They do fit nicely in the ear but they don’t have a volume control only a pause button. Retails $80
This is a $40 gift card from Sweet & Spark an online jewelry retailer. The idea is good but there is nothing under $50 on their website. I personally would rather get a piece of jewelry inside the FabFitFun box rather than a gift card that likely won’t be used.
Another gift card of sorts. This one is from Hello Fresh and will get you three free meals when you sign up for their fresh food delivery system.
This is a $25 gift card from Shoptiques.com which is an online retailer. A quick browse looks like they have a ton of cute lifestyle and fashion options with some options under $50. This card might be put to good use with some potential after Christmas sales.
Overall, I was disappointed in the winter edition FabFitFun box. I feel that the items collectively skew towards a younger subscriber, say like the millennials featured inside the look book magazine included in the box. Would I cancel my subscription because of this? Not likely. That’s the fun of a subscription box like this. You never know what might come next.
We’ll revisit FabFitFun again in February!