FabFitFun is a quarterly subscription box from FabFitFun.com. Each season they send you a box of items in categories like beauty, fashion, and fitness. It's our readers' top pick for the Best Fitness Subscription Boxes of 2021!
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The Subscription Box: FabFitFun
The Products: The hottest seasonal items selected by the FabFitFun team.
Ships to: The U.S. and Canada
FabFitFun Summer 2021 Review - A Box for My Mom
This season we decided to mix it up! Along with my personal box selection review, we also decided to customize a few more based on the fun themes that were in this box, like a beachy curation, a beauty-focused assortment, and this lifestyle box I built for my mom. We wanted to give a broader view of the items you could possibly select from, so be sure to check out the different reviews for different box curations!
I picked the contents of this box as if I was picking items my mom would want if she was a subscriber or if I wanted to gift her a box - which is exactly what happened here! I am actually currently visiting her in Tennessee as I write these summer FFF reviews so I was super thrilled to gift her the assortment you will find reviewed below.
She is too cute!!
FFF recently changed the selection process which allows for more options for all subscribers. I have noted more info on this in each following section to keep you in the loop.
There are still differences in terms of dates for customizations for Annual and Seasonal subscribers:
Ready to dive in? Let's go!
First choice item:
Choice 1 – All subscribers will be able to pick one of the following for their Summer Box:
- Summer Fridays CC Me Serum
- PMD Beauty Clean (Teal)
- Neoprene Beach Tote (Pink/red) or (Blue/green)
- Virginia Wolf Multi Wear Wrap
- Society6 Outdoor Blanket
- Society6 Wine Chiller
- L*Space Tie Dye Towel
Summersalt x FabFitFun The Perfect Beach Tote - Retail Value $80.00
My mom is all about cute totes so I knew this would be a hit. She also tends towards greens and blues, so picking the green was an easy choice. The tote is made out of a thicker neoprene (think scuba suit material!) with contrasting side gussets in a lighter green. The bag has an oddly wonderful amount of stretch and give due to the fabric, so you can really fill it up! I feel like the shoulder straps could have been a bit longer but it was still easy to carry and the internal zipper pocket was a great spot for smaller and often lost items like a phone or small wallet.
It is colorful but still subdued! My mom is camera-shy (if she reads this and sees her photo above she might kill me), but check out her cute patio! Side note: See that bottle tree? My mom doesn't even drink but she collects bottles from her co-workers for her tree because they are "pretty".
Second choice item:
Choice 2 – All subscribers will be able to pick one of the following for their Summer Box:
- Draper Games Ruffle Nightie
- OUAI Detox Shampoo + Scalp Massager
- Milly Jewelry Case
- obé 2 Hip Bands + 2 Month obé Membership
- Rae Dunn Guac Salsa Bowls with 2 spoons
- Sonix Bluetooth Speaker
- Tarte Drink of H20 Moisturizer
- Business & Pleasure Soft Cooler
Draper James Ruffle Nighty – Retail Value $49.00
FYI: This item comes in three sizes: S/M, L/XL, and Plus. Here is the size guide!
This nighty isn't going to be for everyone, but my mom has always slept in little dresses like this for as long as I can remember. Even though she is probably an XL, I selected the Plus size option for her because she loves them loose. The site suggests this nighty is 36 inches long, but I feel like the plus was a little longer. Even though my mom is about 5 feet tall, it came to her knees easily. The fabric is stretchy and thinner, but still super soft. The little ruffle at the bottom makes it extra cute and my mom absolutely loved the blue tiny floral print. This is a great example of a choice item that some people aren't going to like or even get, while many, many others are going to have a new favorite thing to sleep in!
Third choice item:
Choice 3 – All subscribers will be able to pick one of the following for their Summer Box:
- Corkcicle 12oz Wine Tumbler with Silicone Straw
- Supergoop! Unseen Sunscreen SPF 40
- Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Dry Shampoo
- AG Hair ReL Coil Curl Activator
- Poolside Water Resistant Pouch
- BaubleBar Build Your Own Bracelet Kit
- MALIN+GOETZ Vitamin E Face Moisturizer
- Nectar Blue Light Blocking Glasses - Brown Tortoise Round Eye
Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Dry Shampoo, 4 oz - Retail Value $26.00
Like mother, like daughter, my mom loves dry shampoo just as much as I do. Her hair has gone pure silver (it's stunning) so even if this stuff left a white residue she wouldn't need to worry. My darker roots prove it doesn't though! It also smells fantastic. My mom is on her feet all day and sometimes she just falls into bed after a long day. A dry shampoo like this gives her a volume boost and a refreshingly clean feeling any time she needs. Other than her beloved Sol de Janeiro Bum Bum Cream, this might be her second favorite beauty product I have ever given her.
Fourth choice item:
- Scentuals Vitamin C Serum
- Ciaté London Watermelon Dewy Setting Spray
- African Botanics Gold Shimmer Oil
- TF Publishing Co. Brain Teasers + Activity Book Bundle
TF Publishing Co. Brain Teasers + Activity Book Bundle - Retail Value $26.00
Mom really enjoys puzzle books and even coloring pages, and since she and my dad go on road trips pretty often, she often enjoys a fun distraction that doesn't involve a draining phone battery. This pair of books has it all: crossword puzzles, coloring pages, riddles, word games, matching, and loads more. Each book is spiral bound and has 150+ pages of different activities. While I am not personally into this sort of thing, I was pretty impressed at the variety of puzzles and games inside. While this isn't the sort of thing for your competitive crossword-solver, it is a nice pick for most people who like games that are challenging enough to be fun, but not frustrating.
Fifth choice item:
Choice 5 – Annual subscribers will be able to pick one of the following for their Summer Box.
- Mented Cosmetics Liquid Lipstick (Peachy Keen, Blood Orange, or Blacker the Berry)
- Mine Tan Body Skin Moisturizing Recovery After Sun Gel
- SOAR Selfie Light Ring
- dr. Brandt Skincare Pores No More Purifying Cleanser
- Flight Mode High Altitude Hydration Mask
- To The Market Melamine Printed Tray
- eparé Cutting Board Set of 4
(Annual subscribers get to pick their item. Seasonal subscribers will be surprised.)
eparé Cutting Board Set of 4 - Retail Value $16.95
FYI: These were also offered in Winter 2020 Box.
I wasn't sure about these at first because they are SO thin. But mom and I used them a lot for cooking this last week and their light weight is actually growing on me. Mom likes the cheerful colors and how each has a designated type of food clearly marked on it (red meat, veggies, poultry, and seafood). They are really easy to clean and store, taking up very little space in her cabinets. Because they are thinner, you can also fold them to use as a way to slide your chopped goods into the bowl or pan you want to cook them in.
Sixth Choice Item(s):
Customization Choice 6 – Annual subscribers will be able to pick from 1, 2, or 3-item bundles:
- Bundle 1: Eyeko Double Act Shadow Stick in Cookies & Cream and Art & Cook Citrus Squeezer and Aria Beauty Makeup Swabs
- Bundle 2: Seraphine Botanicals Fruit Butter Lip Mask and Art & Cook Citrus Squeezer and Blush Pineapple Ice Tray
- Bundle 3: Eyeko Double Act Shadow Stick in Cookies & Cream and Barefoot Scientist Pedicure File and Aria Beauty Makeup Swabs
- Bundle 4: Spongellé Body Wash Infused Buffer (Tea Blossom) and Blush Pineapple Ice Tray and Barefoot Scientist Pedicure File
- Bundle 5: Seraphine Botanicals Fruit Butter Lip Mask and Barefoot Scientist Pedicure File and Blush Pineapple Ice Tray
- Bundle 6: kate spade new york Workout Socks and Beautaniq Beauty Eye Gels
- Bundle 7: SKIN&CO Roma Truffle Therapy Whipped Cleansing Cream and Erno Laszlo Pore Cleansing Clay Mask
- LashesMD Eyelash Conditioner
- Murad Rapid Collagen Infusion
- Ole Henriksen PHAT Glow Facial Mask
- Verso Botanicals Super Eye Serum
Bundle 4: Spongellé Body Wash Infused Buffer in 'Tea Blossom' ($18.00) and Blush Pineapple Ice Tray and Barefoot Scientist Pedicure File ($15.00)
I didn't have super strong feelings regarding these bundles in terms of what my mom would prefer, but I knew she would love the Spongelle buffer! She also gives herself a ton of pedicures too, so I hope she finds the file useful. She is also a fancy water bottle queen, so I know she will use the cute pineapple ice tray for freezing fruit juice ice cubes to tote to and from work.
Verdict: FabFitFun is one of those subscriptions where you can build totally for yourself, for someone special, or as a mix of gifts for yourself and others. When I decided to build a box for my mom as a surprise, I found myself picking totally different items than I would pick for myself. Well, aside from the dry shampoo! I can see why people have multiple subscriptions. As I have said in the other box reviews I have done for this season, I thought the options this round were especially good and the variety was wonderful no matter who the box is customized for. My mom loved unpacking her goodies (I wrapped everything back up after photos so she felt like she had the full experience!) and I am planning on treating her to an annual subscription because I think the thrill of picking out her own items would be so fun for her.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Yes! (You'll be able to make your product selections after you sign up.)
What do you think of the FabFitFun box for Summer 2021? Which items did you pick?