Gift Izzy Subscription Box Review + Coupon – August 2017
Gift Izzy is a bi-monthly “luxury boutique in a box.” Gift Izzy negotiates limited edition handmade accessories from European designers.
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: Gift Izzy
The Cost: $69 bi-monthly + free US shipping
COUPON: Use code WEB50 to save 50% off your first box!
The Products: 3-4 lifestyle, beauty, and accessory luxuries with an average value of $200.
Ships to: U.S. and Worldwide
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This month’s Gift Izzy theme was “The Cat’s Meow”. The reverse of the card had a message from Izzy Cat designer Karolina Badura of SOWA SOWA.
Saraghina Magali Sunglasses – Listed Value $119.00
I can’t get over this packaging for the sunglasses! It’s a large metal tin reminiscent of a sardine can. I love it and will be using this to store paper clips on my desk at work. The Italian made glasses are a matte black cat eye frame. Cat eye glasses aren’t my style so I will pass these along to a lucky friend.
The lenses are tinted purple.
Here they are on my face, a bit bigger than the frames I tend to wear.
SOWA SOWA Limited Edition Izzy Cat – Listed Value $89.00
Karolina Badura, is the sister of Aleksandra Badura (designer of the much-loved Badura clutch from Gift Izzy’s April 2016 box). Karolina is an artist who makes fairytale little animals such as cats, owls, and rabbits. This Izzy Cat is a Gift Izzy exclusive. I think getting original art in a subscription box is rare and so special. I wish I had gotten one of the owls pictured on the information card because I love owls, but this purple cat is pretty darn cute and I’m not a cat person at all.
Grace and Stella Eye Masks – Value $19.95
These eye masks are said to help de-puff and help erase dark circles. They stick on nicely under your eyes and are a shimmery gold color. I found that they did help make me look more awake after a terrible night’s sleep. This box came with 12 sets of eye masks which I thought was a great amount!
Vert Eyeliner – Value $17.00
Vert is a new-to-me brand. The eyeliner went on so smoothly with no pulling at all. It had nice pigmentation and good staying power as well. I received the color called vert which is a beautiful turquoise color. It was so nice to receive a summery shade and not black like most subscription boxes send.
Verdict: This box wasn’t a huge hit for me personally because the hero item (sunglasses) isn’t my style, but I still think it was fun to unbox, was creatively curated and had an amazing value (about $245!!) which is almost quadruple the cost of the box ($69 with free US shipping)! I love the eyeliner and have been enjoying having the under eye masks on hand too. With Gift Izzy the value, quality, and packaging are always superb so even if some months aren’t your cup of tea, the items inside will make fabulous gifts.
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