Fairy Garden Chest Subscription Box Review + Giveaway – March 2018
Fairy Garden Chest is a monthly subscription box that sends you fairies, decorations for fairy dwellings and gardens, and fairy and gnome houses. Fairy Gardens have been gaining popularity in the past few years, but have history dating back to the 1890s. Regardless if this is a new obsession or a hobby that has been shared across generations, this subscription box just might add a bit of magical whimsy to your mail.
This week, Fairy Garden Chest is giving one lucky MSA reader a one-year single-item subscription! Continue reading and enter at the end of this review!
Fairy Garden Chest offers several single-item and box size subscriptions options.
This review is of the Medium Box, which is $27.95 a month plus shipping.
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.)
About Fairy Garden Chest
The Subscription Box: Fairy Garden Chest
The Cost: $27.95 a month + shipping
The Products: The Medium Box will have at least 3 items that are a variety of both small and larger items, such as fairies, decorative benches, light posts, walkways, or even small houses.
Ships to: US ($8.32 shipping to PA) and Worldwide (shipping costs vary)
Good to Know: There are 2 other levels of subscription to fit any budget. The Single Item Subscription ($7.95 per month) contains a single decorative item for your fairy garden while the Small Box ($16.95 per month) contains at least 3 small decorative items for your fairy garden. You can prepay for 3, 6, or 12-month subscriptions – but note that the price per box is not discounted for the longer subscription durations. Another fun note is that you can subscribe to the small and medium boxes both and receive completely different items every month – the boxes will not contain duplicates.
Fairy Garden Chest March 2018 Review
This month’s box featured 8 items, some with a seasonal theme. I was excited to see such a variety of products to really get my fairy garden off to a great start. This is my first month receiving this box, and I do not have an existing fairy garden – so I’m building this from the ground up and I am excited to share my new journey with you!
On the top of the opened box, there was an insert that simply said that this was the fairy garden chest. The card is blank on the back, and no packing slip was enclosed.
Metal Fairy Garden House – Estimated Value $40
I was so glad that I got a house to start my garden! This small (approximately 5” wide x 7” deep x 8” high) metal house did not have any type of markings or packaging to indicate the brand, or name of the product. I did some online searching and learned that metal houses of this size typically go for around $40. Here is a similar cottage that has similar features (like the hinged working front door).
I was excited to see so many small bubble wrapped packages to open!
Flower Fairy Paisley – Retail Value $5.99
My first fairy! This little cutie has on a purple dress and measures 2.5” wide x 1.25” deep x 2.5” high. She’s made of resin and is super adorable – my only wish is that her eyes were colored (things without colored eyes have always creeped me out a bit). I was so glad to get a fairy, otherwise, how could I possibly claim that I had a fairy garden?
Paisley is on a small pick to make it easy to insert her into the ground and keep her just where I want her!
Yellow Mailbox in Flowers – Retail Value $6.99
Well, obviously I needed a mailbox for the cottage. I mean, how else will my fairy get her subscription boxes? Thankfully, leaving no stone unturned my fairy chest delivered!
This little mailbox is about 1.25” wide x 1” deep x 1.5” high and is made of resin. It comes complete with a bluebird and build in, every blooming morning glories. Finally, flowers I can’t kill!
The 3rd bubble wrap sleeve contained 2 different items!
This little basket is about 1” wide x 1” deep x 1” high. It, like most of the other items in this box, is made of resin and features weatherproof paint. Paisley can use this to collect her goodies.
Easter Chick on Egg – Retail Value $4.99
This little chicky doesn’t have a pick, so he just might end up being used in my house for Easter décor next year! I think he’d get lost pretty easily outside, measuring only 0.75” wide x 1” deep x 1.5” high. He’s pretty stinking cute though and I think he’d look great perched in an Easter flower.
Happy Easter Egg Picks 3 Count Assortment – Retail Value $7.99
What else would you use to line your walkway from your door to your mailbox at Easter time? My girl Paisley has great taste! The eggs are less than 1” are super cute and again, can be used in your fairy garden or in your house to spruce up a potted plant!
This is the beginning of a beautiful fairy garden… now where to start it?
I walked down the path to the wooded area behind my home (don’t worry – it’s still my property)! Suitably (based on folklore), I have a Corgi dog and wanted to keep this garden out of his reach. I also thought setting up shop a bit away from the main house would be fun for my toddler son, who I could take for little walks to see the fairy garden that I’m building. I think he’ll get a real kick out of it this summer and I know that when my mother watches him, she’ll love taking him down there to make up stories and play with the little figures!
The Verdict: I’m so happy with the first Fairy Garden Chest box! I didn’t know I needed it until I got it. I loved the selection of products and felt like the value was good – I’m estimating I received about $69 of value for about $30. I like that these items are large enough to see from afar (and might make you wonder what it is for a closer look) but small enough that it doesn’t look like a yard full of junk. I also like that you can use these things as indoor decorations, and might consider bringing the Easter specific items inside and storing with my other Easter décor.
The Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Their billing cycle renews on the 15th of the month and the boxes ship after that. If you sign up today, I believe that your first box will most likely be the April box.
Coupon – Use code YAYMSA to save 10% off your first box!
Value Breakdown: The box cost $27.95, but I estimate that I received $68.62 in value. That means that I spent approximately the following on each item:
- Metal Fairy Garden House: $16.29
- Flower Fairy Paisley: $2.44
- Yellow Mailbox in Flowers: $2.85
- Daisy Basket: $1.09
- Easter Chick on Egg: $2.03
- Happy Easter Egg Picks 3 Count Assortment: $3.25
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What do you think of this month’s Fairy Garden Chest? Have I encouraged you to give this new hobby of mine a go?
Fairy Garden Chest Giveaway
This week only, one reader will win a one-year subscription to the single-item Fairy Garden Chest subscription box! Enter using the giveaway widget below – remember to complete all options (sign up to receive e-mails, share with friends, and comment) to maximize your chances to win!
If you do the referral link option in this giveaway, you’ll get the entries for that once your referrals have entered the giveaway. Giveaway is open only to US residents 18 and over, and entries will be accepted through Thursday April 12th at 8 AM Eastern. Winner will be contacted by email – make sure to enter with an email account you check frequently.
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