October Fancy Box Review

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October Fancy Box
October Fancy Box

I always seem to get my (regular) Fancy Boxes before I have the chance to get spoiled and this month was no exception! As I was fetching half of yesterday’s mail that mysteriously appeared in my mailbox the FedEx lady pulled up and handed me my Fancy Box! The FedEx lady and the UPS guy are my favorite delivery people. I’m going to bake them some cookies for the holidays or get them a little gift card or something. Such nice people.

October Fancy Box
The Box

Like I said Fancy Box ships via FedEx. I paid for this box on 9/25 and received it today. I’m still a little unclear on how Fancy bills / ships, but I believe I am in the first “wave” of regular Fancy Box shipments for the month. So if you want to be in the first wave, I’d try ordering around that date too. This is only for the regular Fancy box though, not the celebrity curated ones or the food one.

October Fancy Box
First Look

The October Fancy Box was heavy and I couldn’t tell much from the first look, which was even more fun. I honestly never know what to expect from Fancy. They could literally send you anything! My selected categories are “Men’s, Home & Gadgets” and the items have been fitting better and better lately, but you still never really know.

October Fancy Box
The Information Card

I thought Fancy Box was going to start labeling what category the items were from on their information cards, but that seemed to last only one month ;(. As always though, I enjoy Fancy’s little information cards and their product notes on the back. Here is what I received this month:

~Stay Dry Backpack ($50): I am cracking up. I was under the impression that this was a water proof backpack. Umm, no! That’s the brand name. LOL. I am glad I didn’t try and test it out in the rain! This backback is far to boring for L and maybe even too boring for B (he has one that is oddly similar to L’s but in different colors), but it might work for traveling?  Either that or I will donate to L’s school district for a kid who needs one!

October Fancy Box
Stay Dry Backpack

~Contort Flexible USB Hub ($25):I have no idea how Fancy knew I needed one of these, but I totally do!  My new laptop only has one USB port and I’m used to having more than one, so this is awesome.

October Fancy Box
Contort Flexible USB Hub

~Prepara’s Chef’s Basting Set ($20): I have never basted anything, but I know B will enjoy this item.  It’s quite cool and I can only hope that the next Plated box has something that needs to be basted!!

October Fancy Box
Prepara’s Chef’s Basting Set

~Miniature People Set ($15): Now some people mentioned that they thought these were “worry dolls“, but Fancy doesn’t call them that.  It basically sounds like they are really just a set of mini people.  And they crack me up.  Mini people in a box huh?  Fancy is having a contest to see how people style their miniature people though and you could win a $250 gift card, so I need to think of some ideas!!!!

October Fancy Box
Miniature People

All totaled I came up with a value of $110 for the October Fancy Box!  Even though I am iffy on keeping the backpack, I did enjoy everything else in the box (even those mini people), so once again, Fancy was totally with it for me!!

Did you get an October Fancy Box?  Has it come yet? What’d you think? If you are thinking of ordering this or ANY of the Fancy Boxes, click here and get on it! Fancy Boxes are $39 + $7.95 shipping, but you can always use the coupon code “FOLLOWUP10″ to save 10% on any Fancy.com, order, including subscription boxes.  If you can’t find the Fancy Box you are looking for, I suggest just doing search for “Fancy Box“. It’s much easier than trying to navigate their site.

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Jennifer is the author and founder of Subscription Box Ramblings. She first discovered subscription boxes in 2012 and has been addicted since. Current favorites include CAUSEBOX, Boxycharm and Beachly!

This Post Has 17 Comments

  1. Judy

    Ah! Miniature people scare me, so I hope I’m not getting that!

  2. Jenny

    Those little people are a hoot. I wonder if you could some how have them basting something with your new baster. Use two products. LOL

  3. You are missing out, once you start basting you won’t want to stop! It is wonderful. 🙂

    1. Jennifer

      It’s possible that B bastes (sp?) and I just don’t know it?? I don’t cook at all (seriously), so when I get cooking gadgets, I have to really read what they are for.

  4. Melanie

    Nice review. I got my box, too. I love the miniature people. I know the card said there was a contest, but I seem to have lost the specifics. What are the rules for the mini-peeps photo contest?

    1. Jennifer

      I believe you just need to post them in creative positions / scenes and post it to Instagram with hashtag #fancybox

  5. Kelsey

    Hated this box. I asked for men’s and gadgets. Got everything you got instead of the USB cord I got a CAKE lighter- supposedly worth $50. First of all, my fianc? doesn’t smoke so why the heck would he need a $50 lighter, would rather gotten a $50 gift card. My fianc? will also not use the baster or mess with the little people- I get its supposed to be funny, but not practical for a man at all. The backpack was the only thing he may use- and there is no way I would pay $40 for it, it’s so flimsy!

    1. Jennifer

      I am so glad I didn’t get a $50 lighter. I just looked that up and thought it would be a lighter in the shape of a slice of cake. Not even close. I wonder what category that lighter was in?

  6. Judy

    Two of my items were different than yours. I got another Emilie M clutch, which I love and the cake lighter. I don’t smoke and neither does my boyfriend, but it will be nice to have as an alternative to matches. I definitely don’t think it was a $50 lighter though….craziness. I included my website if you want to see my review. 🙂

    1. Jennifer

      Umm, I didn’t know you had a blog. YOu’ve been holding back on me!!!

      1. Judy

        I started fairly recently. It’s a work in progress, but I’m getting there. 🙂

        1. Jennifer

          I’m so excited!!!

    1. Jennifer

      Thank you! I will go check it out!

  7. Jennifer

    I am chartreuse. I ordered the 21st but won’t get a box until December. I really wanted the speaker-majig. Is there some kind trade/ beg/buy/swapping sites boxes or items?

    Curiosities plague me. Thank you for listening to me whine.

    Jennifer Harrell

    1. Jennifer

      I’m not sure what speaker you mean, but I can send you an invite to the swap group I am in.

      1. Jennifer

        Bwhaha massive auto-correct fail! I meant speaker. Sigh. Thank you for the invite!

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