Gift Izzy Subscription Box Review + Coupon – August 2016
Gift Izzy is a “luxury boutique in a box.” Gift Izzy negotiates limited edition handmade accessories from European designers.
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The Subscription Box: Gift Izzy
The Cost: $69 bi-monthly (longer subscriptions are discounted)
COUPON: Save 10% off your first box with code MSA10
The Products: 3-4 lifestyle, beauty and accessory luxuries with an average value of $200.
Ships to: US
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This month’s Gift Izzy theme was “Out of Africa” which I love and think is so unique.
“Life” Necklace from The Serafini Collection – Value $230 (noted on card)
This gorgeous necklace is designed by South African jewelry designer Louise Serafini exclusively for Gift Izzy. It’s sterling silver and is actually two separate necklaces that can be worn together as shown for a beautiful layered look or separately. Louise says that she based the necklace design on the “elements of water, air, fire, earth and spirit, and the delicate balance of all these that bring and sustain life in Africa.” The shorter pendant is the iconic Tree of Life. The second pendant which is long and skinny is called Spirit and is a pendulum shape. I love these necklaces and think they are beautiful. I think I’ll wear them together as I prefer them that way. I love that they are exclusive to Gift Izzy and can’t be purchased anywhere else.
This is how they fall on me when worn together.
African Autumn Tea Sachets – $4.00
These tea sachets are naturally caffeine free and called “rooibos” or Red Bush tea. It’s commonly consumed in South Africa and contains numerous antioxidants. The smell of the sachets is reminiscent of hibiscus tea. I love the cute tin though I struggled to open it until my husband pointed out the directions on the bottom instruct you to press down on the center of the lid and then it popped right off!
WASS Rose Geranium Lip Balm – $8.00
WASS Skin is a small-batch company based in Cape Town South Africa. The lip balm is made with natural ingredients and no petroleum, parabens, or dyes or synthetic fragrances. The ingredients are only olive oil, beeswax, coconut oil, rosehip oil and rose geranium. I found it be very herbal smelling and highly addictive. I love how it feels on my lips and I can’t stop applying it throughout the day.
Beaded Elephant Luggage Tag – $15.00?
I adore this elephant luggage tag! I can’t wait to take another trip so I can show it off on my suitcase. These elephants are hand beaded by Delico Ngwenya from Johannesburg, South Africa and each one takes two hours to make. Proceeds from the luggage tags go towards purchasing food, clothing and shoes for local South African children. I wish there was a way to purchase more of these for gifts. I think it’s beautiful!
Verdict: I am thrilled with my Gift Izzy box this month. The value is about $257 which I think is outstanding. I adore the hero item (necklace) and thought all the other items were fabulous as well. I think Gift Izzy does a great job of putting quality over quantity. They seem to follow a very successful formula each month of a high end fashion accessory, a beauty item, a food item and one item for home. One of the things I love about Gift Izzy is that each item they send could be a gift in itself if it was something you chose not to keep for yourself. I also love Gift Izzy’s packaging and themed curation. This is my favorite women’s lifestyle subscription.
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