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Gift Izzy Subscription Box Review + Coupon – October 2017

Gift Izzy October 2017

Gift Izzy is a bi-monthly “luxury boutique in a box.” Gift Izzy negotiates limited edition handmade accessories from European designers.

FYI: Gift Izzy’s subscription is ending and the October box has increased to $150. From Gift Izzy:

After the October/November box we will be changing our business model to a luxury shopping/gifting site. In 2018 you will be able to pick and choose what you want from our amazingly talented global designers. We will also be offering flash sales on limited items because we still want to continue bringing to you the limited edition luxury items at a deeply discounted rate.

Gift Izzy October 2017

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.)

Gift Izzy October 2017

The Subscription Box: Gift Izzy

The Cost: If you’d like this box as a one-off it is being offered for $150

LIMITED TIME DEAL: Use code WEB50 to save $50 off your first box!

The Products: 3-4 lifestyle, beauty, and handmade leather handbag with a value of $450

Ships to: U.S. and Worldwide

Check out all of our Gift Izzy reviews and the Women’s Subscription Box Directory!

Gift Izzy October 2017

Gift Izzy October 2017

Sadly, this will be Gift Izzy’s final month. They will remain open as a shopping website offering unique European finds at deep discounts, but their bi-monthly subscription service is coming to a close. The reverse of the card had information about the bag designer, Aleksandra Badura.

Gift Izzy October 2017

Gift Izzy October 2017

Gift Izzy October 2017

Badura Crossbody Bag – Listed Retail Value $450.00

This crossbody bag from Italian designer Aleksandra Badura is made with Italian patent leather. It is designed so that it can be worn crossbody with a golden chain strap, or carried as a clutch. It was specifically designed to hold any size cell phone up to the iPhone 7 Plus. There are some skinny chains that dangle off the front like fringe, a magnetic closure, and a clear zip pouch to store your phone or money and credit cards. The color is a pinkish beige and since this bag was handmade exclusively for Gift Izzy it’s not available anywhere else.

Gift Izzy October 2017

Merle Norman Fat Lash Mascara – Retail Value $30.00

Merle Norman isn’t a brand I think of when I think high-end cosmetics. The mascara wand I received looks very different from the one pictured on the Merle Norman website so I wonder if mine is newer or possibly an older version. The formula was ok, a bit clumpy. Not one I would buy again, but I will finish this tube up.

Gift Izzy October 2017

Gift Izzy October 2017

Gift Izzy October 2017

Drink Like a Bartender by Thea Engst – Retail Value $15.99 (found on sale here for $12.73)

This is a very interesting book told from a bartender’s perspective. From stocking your home bar to tips on ordering drinks when you’re out, and tons of insider secrets this book is a social drinker’s dream.

Verdict: What a bittersweet box to unwrap! I’m so sad that Gift Izzy is ending their subscription box, because it’s long been one of my favorites. However, I love the hero item and the box certainly had an amazing value (over $492!!) which is more than double the cost of the box for new customers ($150 with free US shipping)! I’ll miss you, Gift Izzy!

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Written by Jessica Telesmanich

Jessica Telesmanich

Jessica’s addiction started off slowly enough with Birchbox, but it has grown and grown over the last three years. An elementary school librarian and mom of two she loves boxes that are child-centric. But she’ll never turn down a good fashion, beauty or tasty treat subscription.

Posted in GiftIzzy Reviews, Subscription Box Reviews, Subscription Boxes for Women| Tags: giftizzy | 5 comments

Comments (5)

  1. I emailed Gift Izzy as I was confused by the email they sent about the business model change. I had hoped it would be you got to choose items for your box but the way you read it the sub is completely ending. Very sad, Gift Izzy was my favorite box. And a little disappointed in the bag for my personal taste, but the value is there. (wish the tealish interior was on the outside!) The first Badura bag we received was more my style, if only it had the chain!!

  2. What are the dimensions of the bag? What does it fit? Is there an interior pocket behind the clear one?

    • It’s about 7.5″ x 4.5″ when closed. There is another interior pocket behind the plastic one that easily fits my iPhone 7 Plus as long as I have a slim case on it. You can put a few other accessories things in the plastic pocket like makeup essentials, cash, etc.

      • Thanks!!

  3. I am so sad too! I got my last box from Gift Izzy and the purse is Amazing!!! The photos don’t do it justice, it is kind of a pink beige and so cute. I put it in my work bag so when the once a week girls night I get with my mom’s group happens, I just put my phone and wallet in this bag and it is great!!! What a Wonderful bag 😉

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