Fairy Garden Chest Subscription Box Review + Coupon – May 2018


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closed Fairy Garden Chest box

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. 

open Fairy Garden Chest box

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.)

Fairy Garden Chest May 2018 review

About Fairy Garden Chest

The Subscription Box: Fairy Garden Chest

The Cost: $27.95 a month + shipping

COUPON: Use code YAYMSA to save 10% off your first box!

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 May 2018 Review

This month’s box included 7 small items featuring spring gardening theme. I was excited to see so many small packages to open – and am eager to continue to build out my fairy garden! As a side note, I’ve noticed that my son’s daycare has also started a fairy garden in their playground – so this hobby seems to be becoming more of a ‘thing.’

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.

Tire Swing on Posts by Merriment Retail Value $25.00 (found here for $22.00)

What a cute piece! This small (approximately 4.5” w x 6” h) tire swing will be an adorable addition to my fairy garden. It features all-weather paint and hand-painted details. I love the brightly colored flowers adorning the bottom, and the fact that the tire is hung by a piece of twine, allowing the swing to really swing. I know my son will have fun playing with this piece!

Mini Rain Wellies by Gypsy GardenRetail Value $9.00 (found here for $5.40)

These mini-wellies measure 1.5”w x 2”h x 1.5”d and features a pink and yellow dotted design on blue and green boots. These are for sure going to be too big for my fairies, but will work as a garden decoration just the same!

Petunia Flowerbed by Merriment

Petunia Flowerbed by MerrimentEstimated Value $15.00

This little flower bed will add color to my fairy garden all year with its perpetual petunia blooms! It measures 3.3” w x 2.5” d x 1” h, which adds a few square inches of color to my garden. These are my kind of flowers – ones that always bloom and never need to be watered! I also like that this is heavy enough to work as a paperweight if you want to use it in your office, and won’t blow away if you are using it outside.

Toad Stool by MerrimentRetail Value $5.50 (found here for $3.30)

This stool is smaller than the wellies! It measures about 1” in diameter and 1.25” tall. It looks sort of like a little mushroom, and I love the red and white motif to pop with the other pastels in the garden.

Set of 3 Flower Garden Markers by Merriment

Set of 3 Flower Garden Markers by MerrimentRetail Value $10.00 (found here for $6.00)

This set of flower markers features all-weather paint and metal picks to ensure that they stay where you put them! I received Rose, Aster, and Milkweed. They are about 3.0” high and 0.25” wide.

Can you find my fairy garden in the first photo? My existing fairy garden lives in the wooded area behind my home, where it is safely out of reach from my two corgi dogs. These pieces are beautiful additions to my existing garden, and I know my son will get a kick out of visiting and playing with these new additions. However, I think I’m going to up my game a little bit and get a fairy garden box for next month – and start working on making it look a little prettier and less of a collection of random stuff! Is this little gnome a gardener? Does he sell lemonade? Does he have big feet? No one knows! I’ll also note that since these items were left outside for the past few months, a few of them have gone missing. If there is a deer or squirrel out there reading this – please ask around, and return ASAP!

The Verdict: Fairy Garden Chest has become one of my favorite subscriptions to get – because it is just so different from the others. I liked the selection of products, although I would have liked to add another fairy to my collection this month. If this was your first box, you might have been disappointed to get these items and no fairy to enjoy them!

I’m estimating I received about $65 of value for $36.27 ($27.95 a month plus $8.32 shipping) – so almost 50% off retail. 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.

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 July box.

Coupon – Use code YAYMSA to save 10% off your first box!

Value Breakdown: The box cost $36.27, but I received $64.50 in value. That means that I spent approximately the following on each item:

  • Tire Swing: $14.05
  • Mini-Wellies: $5.06
  • Petunia Flowerbed: $8.43
  • Toad Stool: $3.09
  • Flower Garden Markers: $5.62

Check out all of our Fairy Garden Chest reviews and more subscription boxes for your garden and the Home Subscription Box List!

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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?

Written by Colette Christian

Colette Christian

Colette’s subscription addiction started innocently enough with a few beauty boxes in 2013. As her life has evolved, so have her subscriptions – and some of her favorites now include boxes that cater towards lifestyle (Popsugar Must Have), pets (BarkBox), and children (Gap Outfit Box and Mac & Mia).

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8 Comments

  1. Damn Mother’s Day has passed but my dad would def love a fairy garden right?!

    • Right!

  2. I love the idea of a fairy garden especially if your limited on yard space! It definitely puts a smile on my face reading these reviews and really makes me want to sub but atm I’m broke so to the wish list it goes! And I hope you get your missing pieces back! Those darn animals!!

    • I know!!! I’m going to go down and search the woods!!

  3. This sub always makes me smile because when I tried to take my niece to Joann’s to get a fairy garden item for her, at three years old she INSISTED on getting an old bearded gnome that she carried all over with her for a while! I’m curious where it ended up, and thinking maybe I should have her help me make one in my yard instead now that she’s five.

    • Great idea!! That’s the perfect age to really start to be creative with it.

  4. I’m liking this sub. I know you can gather what you want at stores but I feel this box helps guide you along. Gives you ideas.

    And I love your review. Hopefully some honest squirrel will return your items.

    • 🙂 I’ve heard squirrels are honest. It’s these damned deer. They act like they own the place!

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