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Fandom of the Month Subscription Box Review – July 2016

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Fandom of the Month Club is a subscription box for fangirls (and fanboys)! They send jewelry and other goodies every month with a surprise theme.


This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)


The Subscription Box: Fandom of the Month Club

The Cost: $13 + $3.75 shipping = $16.75 / month

COUPON: Use code ADDICTION to get your first 3 months for $30!

The Products: 3-4 handpicked fandom inspired jewelry items in a hand screen printed muslin drawstring bag, plus a custom postcard and a custom magnet

Ships to: US for $3.75, Canada for $8, everywhere else for $11.50

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This is the theme card and the magnet for this month, and I have to admit that I’m kind of stumped. It’s usually pretty clear, but I think this month’s theme is just fairy tales? The magnet is a pretty cool picture of the Hogwart’s Express.


This is the back of the postcard (above). One thing you might notice about the postcard is that there is no information given about the items included. My experience so far with this subscription has been that the pieces they send are impossible to find online for sale, so the values listed below are guesses on my part.


Every month’s goodies are usually all packaged in a little muslin bag with a graphic related to the theme.


Castle Earrings – Value $10?

These earrings definitely have that Once Upon a Time feel to them. I think my little niece will love these! They’re really unusual.



Tree Ring – Value $10?

This is a kind of cool, adjustable ring. It’s a tree! I don’t get the reference, though! Just because the woods are the scary place where all the fairy tales take place?



Hogwarts House Crests Bracelet – Value $22?

This bracelet is nice and heavy and colorful! I think this would be perfect for a hardcore Harry Potter Fan!



Mother Nature Holographic Necklace – value $20?

Is that Mother Nature? I’m not totally sure. I kind of don’t understand this piece, unfortunately.

Verdict: I think Fandom of the Month Club is great! That being said, I don’t fully understand this month’s package, it seemed kind of unfocused to me, personally.

UPDATE: Since I’m not a Harry Potter fan, I first thought this box seemed unfocused. But thanks to MSA readers, I now know everything in this box meets the Harry Potter theme – it just isn’t a fit for me.

The first time I received a package from them, it was for a fandom that I don’t really belong to. I want to point out what Fandom OTM Club says on their website about this issue:

“If you are a person who would be devastated by receiving merchandise from a fandom you don’t love, sadly this club is not for you. We hate turning people away, but we hate upsetting people even more!”

Very well said! It’s the risk you run when you’re a subscription box addict! In terms of value, I have no idea if my guesses are correct, but it seems like a great value for under $20 to me.

What do you think of Fandom of the Month Club?

Written by Anna Rodriguez

Anna Rodriguez

Anna has been a fan of subscription boxes since joining Birchbox in 2013, but didn’t become a true addict until discovering subscriptions she could share with her children. Her favorites include Kiwi Crate and Fab Kids.

All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.


  1. Wow. Harry Potter Theme. But more obscure stuff I guess?
    Like I’m pretty sure that’s the Whomping willow ring and the earrings are supposed to be the spires at Hogwarts.
    The necklace is the fat lady, the portrait guarding gryffindor tower!

  2. I loved seeing all the references to HP! My son and I just went to the release party at our local Books-a-Million for Cursed Child. Having said that, none of these pieces were my style at all, unfortunately. Someone mentioned the Wizard of Oz box and I looked at that–much more my taste. Simple earrings that give a nod to the colors in the movie, a nice gold necklace that isn’t overly obvious, and the gold brick ring. This box, in comparison, seems heavy on novelty jewelry. It’s just not my personal style. However, the curation is spot on and the price point is really nice.

  3. Oh I loooove this one! Huge (and older) HP fan. That necklace is fantastic. I love the whomping willow. Even the fabric bag is awesome!

  4. Lol the review was hilarious. I thought it was a joke at first, but then she called out the hogwarts express. I loved reading it.

  5. Not sure if you know, but the girl who curates the box actually makes most of the pieces herself (or at least one in each box) – which is why you can’t find them online elsewhere. She makes them exclusively for the box. 🙂

    She has a website The Geeky Cauldron.

    Die-hard HP fan, but I’m okay with missing out on this box since none of these items were stand-out to me. Now the Wizard of Oz box I wish I’d gotten.

  6. If you check Instagram pre review, people there are all over what these pieces actually are. It’s helped me when I couldn’t figure something out!

    I love everything, but I have to wear the Whomping Willow when I am not wearing a sweater. Within the first hour, I got myself caught 4 times. Once painfully. I talk with my hands a LOT…

  7. I loved this Harry Potter box! The only unfortunate thing is that my “fat lady” portrait lenticular necklace was dinged up from its own clasp pretty badly. 🙁

  8. Hmm. Methinks an information card would have gone a long way on this box to showing non- HP fans what it all is. I wonder if they could actually use character names or stories or descriptions without getting slammed with a copywrite lawsuit?

    That said. This box is awesome and this HP addict thinks it’s super neat.

    • Agree, an information card would be helpful. When I read this review this morning it seemed random to me, I’m not familiar with Harry Potter. I wouldn’t have known how to research the items that were sent either….. I thought it was a tree of life ring and a goddess necklace, I really wasn’t sure. For HP fans it was very clear what the theme was, but I had no idea. I don’t think the reviewer meant any harm, HP fans obviously take their fandom very seriously by some of the previous comments.

  9. The price is $13 + shipping.

    And please don’t say “it seemed kind of unfocused to me” when you know you aren’t familiar with the theme. Everything is 100% focused on Hogwarts.

  10. Thanks for educating me everybody! I read a few of the books with my kids, but no, obviously not a mega-fan.

    • Perhaps changing your assessment that this month was unfocused would be in order since all of the items are about Hogwarts? It’s understandable to not know every fandom but I think a little research is in order when reviewing to a large audience as your comments directly impact small companies like FOTM. There are also many groups where undesired items are able to be traded for desired ones.

    • I would agree that updating your review would be what is fair. Comments tell you what everything is from Hagrid’s hut to all the jewlery. Clearly a focused theme which makes the review look poorly on the box curation when clearly it is not.

      I would think this is the responsible next step even if no research was done before the review was posted.

  11. I’m a Harry Potter fan and I hated this entire box. Sold it on eBay for what I paid and was done with it. The ring is kind of trendy but the other three are not pieces any adult would wear.

    • I’m an adult, and I’ve already worn the bracelet and the necklace 🙂

      • I’m an adult and I’ve already worn the bracelet. I guess it depends on the kind of adult you are. lol

    • I, too, am an adult! (In my 30s, even!) And I am also fond of wearing these pieces. They’re very classy while still representing a huge fandom.

  12. Hahaha the other comments helped me since I didn’t know anyone out there didn’t know Harry Potter now a days. I was instantly excited to see a Harry potter theme. Huge Fandom out there, but like Anna said in her review that the sub says: “If you are a person who would be devastated by receiving merchandise from a fandom you don’t love, sadly this club is not for you”. I’m not saying Anna was devastated but clearly a miss for her as she is not familiar with Harry Potter. I agree with other commentors, perfectly on theme and timing with the release of the new book/Harry’s birthday.

    Hopefully the next review will be something she is more interested in/part of a fandom. Everyone can’t be part of every fandom but if Anna’s looking to be part of a great one Harry Potter is a good choice.

  13. Thank you all for saying it lol Definitely Harry Potter theme.

  14. Oh how I wish I’d subbed! I would have loved to get this Harry Potter swag….from the Whomping Willow ring, the Sorting Hat bag, Hogwarts charm bracelet, to the Fat Lady Portrait pendant. This would have been perfect for the midnight book release last week!

      • That’s actually a different box. That one is specially a house themed harry potter, hufflepuff, ravenclaw, etc.

      • It’s definitely the same and only 15 plus shipping! Get it while you can. 🙂

        • No I linked you to the box that this review is describing. The house boxes are a different item.

  15. It’s all Harry Potter! The earrings are Hogwarts, the ring is the Whomping Willow, and the necklace is the Fat Lady, the portrait that guards the Gryffindor tower. The postcard appears to be Hagrid’s hut.

  16. I agree with Rain, it’s HarryPotter/Hogwarts theme. The tree looks like the Womping Willow and the necklace is the “Fat Lady” that guards the entrance to Gryffindor Tower. If anyone wants to trade the bag or anything else from this box let me know 🙂

    • sorry for the repeat comment, just saw Victoria said the same thing and can’t figure out how to delete my comment.

  17. The hut looks like Hagrid’s, the earrings have Hogwart’s castle spires, the tree is a whomping willow and the portrait is a reference to the moving paintings in Hogwarts.

    • You beat me to it. 🙂 I read the email review and logged in to explain.

      • Ditto. LOL! Totally all Hogwart’s!

  18. It’s Harry Potter…the theme card is Hagrid’s cottage. The earrings are the spires at Hogwarts. The ring is the Whomping Willow. The pendant is The Fat Lady (guards the entrance to Gryffindor).

  19. The theme is Hogwarts from Harry Potter. The tree is the Whomping Willow, the necklace is the guardian of the Gryffindor common room and the post card is a picture of Hagrid’s hut.

  20. Yup, definitely Harry Potter.

    The image on the card looks like Harris’s house. The image in the earrings looks like Hogwarts. The tree is that tree on the Hogwarts grounds that features prominently during one of the books/movies. The painting is the “Fat Lady” painting on the door to get into Gryffindor.

    • Of course auto correct changed Hagrids’s to Harris’s… Leave me alone auto-correct:; you do not get proper names…

  21. Yeah the hut on the card is Hagrid’s Hut, the earrings are the Hogwarts Castle, the tree is the Whomping Willow, and the necklace is the painting of the, Fat Lady, you go through for Gryffindor’s common room.

  22. The tree would be the whomping willow. The picture is the “fat lady”. Her portrait is over the door to the Gryffindor common room.

  23. The theme is…Hogwarts…You know, Harry Potter?

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