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The Fairy Bag Girls Subscription Review – March 2019

Brandi D.
ByBrandi D.Apr 10, 2019 | 15 comments

The Fairy Bag is a monthly subscription box for girls that provides a "magical" experience for young girls in the form of 4-5 items such as jewelry, accessories, and small gifts with a retail value of $40 or more. They offer one subscription for fairies (ages 4-6) and one for pixies (ages 7-10), both of which cost $19.99/month + free shipping.

This is a review of The Fairy Bag for Fairies, ages 4-6.

This box was sent to us at no cost for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).

About The Fairy Bag

The Subscription Box: The Fairy Bag

The Cost: $19.99 per month + free shipping 

The Products: You will receive 4-5 high-quality accessories with a retail value of $40 or more along with positive messages to provide your girl with a "magical" experience. When you sign up, you can choose the fairy bag for ages 4-6 or the pixie bag for ages 7-10 and they will ask if your girl has pierced ears or not.

Shipping: US for free, Canada for $8. Worldwide shipping is also available.

The Fairy Bag March 2019 Review

This note came in our box and I love the sweet Maya Angelou quote at the top here, "try to be a rainbow in someone's cloud." Such a good message for anyone really! This card described the items in the box and even highlighted the trait of compassion, which is a great introduction to an important character trait. Since this is a fairy bag, you'll notice there was a bit of "pixie dust" in our box. It was just a little bit though and not too obnoxious, but, you've been warned! 😉

Cat Holographic Bag - MSRP $23.99 (found here for $13.99)

The first item in our box arrived a bit misshapen from being in the box. Since it is made of a transparent PVC I think it will just take a little bit of time for the shape to stretch back out. This bag features gold hardware, cat-shaped handles, and a removable gold chain to wear it as a crossbody purse.

The chain is super lightweight and not as high-quality as the cat handles, but I think it will hold up okay and it's nice to have it as an option!

This is the perfect size bag for a little girl and the plastic means it will wipe clean easily, which is always nice with kids around! We really loved the holographic aspect of it and had fun seeing how it looked in the light!

Fairy Bag Pink Satin "Sunday" Gloves

The card referred to these as "Sunday" gloves, but of course, to my daughter, they are Princess gloves! They came with a tag attached that had the Fairy Bag name and logo, but no pricing information. They are nice and long with shiny, pink satin and some adorable bows complete with a pearl bead in the center. They seem to be pretty nice quality and are definitely a step above the dollar store variety that I have purchased for her before.

Bunny Pom Headband

This headband is so cute and perfect with Easter coming up! The little tag under the bunny reads "hand made" and it definitely feels like a handmade item with the pom bunny and felt ears. It seems pretty well constructed and I believe it has a metal band underneath so it should last, too! This also had a little The Fairy Bag tag attached to it.

 

Morganite Agate Beaded Bracelet

The last item we received is this little bracelet. The note says it is handcrafted out of Morganite agate beads and it features a white cross. These stones are meant to symbolize compassion, so this little bracelet will be a great reminder of that trait. I love the fun colors and the way the cross is sideways, which I think is a little cuter and better for an active young girl since it isn't dangling down and easily broken! I was actually surprised to see a cross on the bracelet since that makes it feel a bit religious to me, but maybe that's just me?

Here she is with all of her new accessories. I love that everything can be worn together!

Verdict: This was our first time receiving The Fairy Bag and I think this was a cute box for the intended ages of 4-6! My daughter really liked the bag and the dress up gloves and I thought the headband and bracelet were cute accessories that she will get some use out of for sure. I think the quality of the items was pretty decent, too! The cat bag alone currently retails for $13.99, so for a $19.99 box that would mean the remaining three items have an average value of $2 each, which sounds reasonable, but the promised value is supposed to be $40 or more. If we consider the $23.99 MSRP cost of the bag (which was listed in their spoilers), that would give the remaining three items a value of $5.34 each to get to that $40 value, and I don't know if we are quite there. However, I am still happy with the value we received, especially considering it gets shipped to your door for free. I'm interested to see how future boxes look and if they do really look like $40 boxes!

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, you will receive next month's box. From The Fairy Bag:

We ship starting the 17th through 21st of the month. Want a box sooner than March 21st? E-mail us !

Value Breakdown: This box costs $19.99 with free shipping which means each of the 4 items has an average value of about $5.00.

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Brandi D.
Brandi D.

I am a homeschooling mother of four; 3 boys and 1 girl. My youngest son was just born in January 2022, my other boys are 4 and 6, and my daughter is 7. I am a former educator and have taught both elementary art and Special Education.

I have been reviewing boxes for MSA since January 2018 and have reviewed everything from activity and clothing boxes for kids to clothing, beauty, and pampering boxes for women. I have also reviewed boxes focused on home goods and even some men's boxes with the help of my husband! 

I love to discover new brands and try new things!


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Brandi D.

Thanks to everyone for reading and for the feedback! It’s helpful to know how everyone else perceived the bracelet!

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Pamela

Or you could just use it as an opportunity to teach your child that there are different religions out there. Instead of being upset 😉

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Mel

Teaching children about other religions is one thing. Having them wear symbols of other religions is another. If it was a sparkly hijab, I’m sure a lot of folks would be clutching their pearls and carrying on about indoctrination.

Religion, or lack thereof, is personal, and unless a children’s subscription box is specifically marketed as a religious box, should remain 100% neutral.

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Jackie

I think this is a really cute concept, but I agree with others – I would have a real issue with the cross bracelet.

Looking at their website (which I find very stressful with all the floating accessories) and their instagram, I’m wondering if this was a one-time thing maybe for Easter?

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Amy

The cross is definitely problematic.

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Julia

It’s not just you. Not appropriate (a) to put a cross in there (specific religion) or (b) to put a religious item in a fairy-theme box. Without the cross (just a bracelet with pastel beads), this box would have been a solidly great $20 gift for a little girl.

There’s probably at least one subscriber to this box who is Jewish, like me, and will explain it to the sub box phone-answerer in no uncertain terms. You sign up for fairy, you expect princess stuff and elves and mushrooms and glitter, not an undeniably religious item.

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Mel

Agree 100% Cute box, but the religious bracelet is not cool. It should have been plain.

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Amy

I’m Jewish, too!

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Kate K.

Another Jew chiming in! (Actually just Jew-ish, but still!)

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DawnS

Here here!

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Melissa

I’ve seen that bag all over ebay for $6-7ish, but I do LOVE it. Still. overall definitely not the purported $40 RV, and the cross was a poor choice in a box like this. I’m glad your daughter had fun with the items!!

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The Fairy Bag

Thank you for all of your honest comments. Our apologies. We will never again send any sort of item that could possibly represent any religion.
The cross bracelet definitely wasn’t meant to upset, offend or place any specific religious idea into childrens’ head. We are not affiliated with any religion and should have thought about how the cross might make others feel.
We actually custom cut the holographic handbag chain length according to the age group. The ages of 4-6 had a 80 cm length while 7-10 age group had a length of 120 cm. You cannot purchase the purse with custom lengths on Amazon. We follow the same structure with all of our accessories and many of them you cannot find in the market at all as they are only made by The Fairy Bag. They are custom fit for the age group. While it seems easy enough to compare items from Amazon, if you were to shop in a boutique or department store, the same items have a different MSRP. On Amazon, similar items MSRP as follows and do not all qualify for Prime so there would be additional shipping involved: the pink, elbow length gloves are $6.98, the morganite stones are from Uruguay and are high quality. One strand is $10-12 let alone the stone pendant & labor involved. Lastly, the handmade, bunny pom headband is also exclusive to our brand but would MSRP for $5.99-$7.99.

Most importantly, and beyond a magical unboxing, our goal is to create a bonding experience between adult and child. We also have a monthly giveaway for the adults. Every 30th we give away a gorgeous accessory of at least $200 in value. This month we gave away a $380 amethyst necklace set with sterling silver inlays. We also offer the chance to earn Fairy Stars. Once 10 Fairy Stars are earned, we send a you a 14k gold-plated rainbow druzy necklace.
We sold out of our April’s box the day we released it but, perhaps, we can impress you with May’s. Stay tuned…

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DawnS

I think it is very presumptuous for them to include a cross on a bracelet in a sub geared towards kids. Not everyone has the same beliefs. They could have just put a few more colored beads.

I think the box is very cute but the religious aspect being not upfront is a shame. My nieces would all love most of it but my sisters in law….well 1 is Catholic, 1 is Wicken and 1 is Hindu. So it would be problematic and oh the questions I would get!

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