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FabFitFun Winter 2022 Customization Categories 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 Spoilers

Kai Green
ByKai GreenOct 20, 2022 | 55 comments

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FabFitFun has released spoilers for Customization Category 1 to join those in Categories 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6. As they did with their Fall box, FabFitFun says they won't be spoiling everything this season (See "What Else to Know" for last season's decision not to spoil everything in fall and what they said about seeing customization as a "fantasy FabFitFun draft.")

Annual Customization is October 28 - November 1. Seasonal Customization is November 11- November 15.

Note: FabFitFun is also raising their prices. Starting with the Winter 2022 box, Seasonal boxes will be $59.99 (currently $54.99) and Annual Subscriptions will be $219.99 (currently $199.99). Want to lock in the current annual rate? Subscribe or upgrade before 10/18 at 11:59pm PT.

OK! So what are the spoilers? (Be aware that shipping restrictions mean that not all products are available in all locations)

Customization Category #1

HAPS Middle Seat Scented Candle with Sand Vessel (limited) - $70 Value

HAPS Middle Seat Scented Candle with Sand Vessel has been added to your Customization 1 product options. Whether you’re in the market for a holiday gift or perHAPS in need of a little self-care moment, HAPS has got you covered. HAPS is a new company, launching exclusively with FFF, and is focused on recognizing the small moments and helping you get through the ups and downs of life. Whether you are celebrating a recent promotion, sending a friend some support after another lame first date, or just thanking your aunt for having you over for Thanksgiving, this candle is the perfect gift #ForWhateverHappens.

With HAPS, candles go beyond just self care. Help yourself through the ups and downs of your day by elevating your mood with these candles. The innovative concept consists of reusable ceramic vessels. When life gets you down, these can lift you up!

ELEMIS Superfood Facial Wash - $33 Value

Like a refreshing green juice for the face, this revitalizing gel wash is packed with vitamin-rich Superfoods for clean and glowing skin.

Miamica Car Organizer - $50 Value

 

This car organizer features 3 compartments with inner pockets for organizing. It is collapsible for easy storage.

Socialite Quilted Vest in S/M, L/XL, Plus - $60

S/M, L/XL, Plus (left to right)

Quilted Vest is slightly oversized to help you achieve the perfect layered look. Pair it with your leggings and long sleeve for a morning hike or dress it up with boots and a scarf for an evening on the town.

Size: S/M, L/XL, PLUS

Socialite Hooded Sherpa Throw - $60 Value (Limited Supply )

Working from home has gotten even easier with our favorite Hooded Sherpa Throw! Cuddle up for a movie night in with your favorite vino in hand.

Social Studies Set of 3 Nesting Bowls in Emerald Green & Mauve - $40 Value

Once you have this set of 3 nesting bowls in your kitchen, the opportunities are endless. Be it mixing, marinating, whisking together a creamy sauce, or serving a spur-of-the-moment salad, these glass nesting bowls will satisfy every need. The nesting sizes make them convenient and compact to store in the cupboard. The set includes 3 Nesting Bowls.

UnHide Pillow - in Beige Bear or Silver Fox - $55 Value

UnHide Pillow in Beige Bear or Silver Fox. Mix or match the colors with the throw blankets you already have, or start your collection fresh with a cozy and comfy throw pillow. PIllows include the insert and are super soft and fluffy.

Coach Signature C Stud Earrings Set - $95 Value

This Coach Signature C Stud Earrings Set will have you sparking at all your holiday events. 2 pairs of earrings with Coach pouch. 1 pair silver plated crystal stud and 1 pair silver classic C stud.

Beau Mac Battery-Operated Dual Salt & Pepper Mill - $49 Value

Spice up your favorite dishes with the Beau Mac Battery-Operated Salt & Pepper Mill. You can purchase salt & pepper in our Winter Add-Ons Sale!

NUDESTIX Hanging Cosmetic Case - $64 Value

The NUDESTIX Hanging Cosmetic Case makes travel easy and organized!

Customization Category #2

Hourglass Confession™ Ultra Slim High-Intensity Refillable Lipstick in If Only

Value: $39

A 100% vegan lipstick that delivers saturated, long-wearing color with a satin finish. It features the ultimate luxury lip accessory—a sleek gold color applicator that is designed to be used interchangeably with the entire collection of Confession Ultra Slim Lipstick Refills. Elevate lipstick to a new level of luxury.

Hourglass Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Refillable Lipstick in I Am

Value: $39

A 100% vegan lipstick that delivers saturated, long-wearing color with a satin finish. It features the ultimate luxury lip accessory—a sleek gold color applicator that is designed to be used interchangeably with the entire collection of Confession Ultra Slim Lipstick Refills. Elevate lipstick to a new level of luxury.

Hourglass Confession Ultra Slim High Intensity Refillable Lipstick in At Night

Value: $39

A 100% vegan lipstick that delivers saturated, long-wearing color with a satin finish. It features the ultimate luxury lip accessory—a sleek gold color applicator that is designed to be used interchangeably with the entire collection of Confession Ultra Slim Lipstick Refills. Elevate lipstick to a new level of luxury.

OLEHENRIKSEN GLOW2OH Dark Spot Toner

Value: $34

This potent brightening toner, supercharged with a high concentration of AHAs (glycolic and lactic acids) and witch hazel water, reduces the look of dark spots in as little as 7 days (in an 8 week clinical study of 39 people).

Perricone MD Cold Plasma Plus+ Eye Advanced Eye Cream

Value: $110

This multi-tasking powerhouse uses a proprietary liquid crystal delivery system for faster and deeper penetration of key ingredients into skin’s surface. Targets and dramatically improves the feel and appearance of dark circles, puffiness, crow’s feet, fine lines and loss of firmness.

MERSEA Fabric Shaver

Value: $39.99

MERSEA Fabric Shaver will remove lint and fuzz form your garments, fabrics and upholstery with ease. This durable, effective & portable device is gentle on all material and will ensure your things have never looked better.

Icon Beauty Mini Humidifier

Value: $49.99

This Mini humidifier is a great addition to any room this winter as it atomizes water to hydrate the air. The design will fit in any room and it’s quiet so that it does not disturb. It also has a built-in night light with 2 LED modes and adjustable misting modes.

FILA Flexible Back Stretcher

Value: $50

Stretch away tension while providing low-back and core support. The FILA Back Stretcher offers 3 heights and 2 textured inserts for a customizable stretch that will leave you feeling relaxed and rejuvenated.

Short Stories Rolling Pin

Value: $32

Complete your collection of kitchen tools with this rolling pin from Short Stories. You best believe we’ll be using this to make everything from homemade cinnamon rolls to pies all year long. Expertly flatten and shape cookie dough, pizza dough, pastry dough and pasta with this 17” steel rolling pin. The naturally cool, smooth and heavy stainless steel surface effortlessly presses the dough without sticking.

Customization Category #3

Christophe Robin Cleansing Purifying Scrub with Sea Salt

Retail Value: $53

Use this scrub to purify your scalp with a granular formula that scrubs deep into the roots to cleanse both the scalp and the hair. The sea salt adds an extra layer of grit for the ultimate exfoliation.

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Chinese Laundry Slippers (XS/S, M/L, & L/XL)

Retail Value: $39.95

Your feet will thank you in these cozy faux fur closed toe slippers. These are comfy and will keep you in style from home!

Laneige Lip Treatment Balm

Retail Value: $25

A pearlescent, daily lip plumping treatment that coats lips in nourishing hydration, visibly smooths lip wrinkles, and boosts the look of lip fullness.

Too Faced Lip Injection Extreme Lip Plumper in Original

Retail Value: $29

Instant visible plumping, fullness, and extreme hydration! This breakthrough gloss delivers both immediate and long-term plumping results. Lips appear full and pouty from your very first application and plumper & smoother over time. The Lip Injection Extreme Lip Plumper nourishes and conditions and can be used day and night for lasting plumping results.

Power 2 The Flower Tina Hair Wrap - $38 Value

 

Retail Value: $38

This versatile piece will have you looking chic all day and night (or when you sleep) while keeping your locks protected. Here are the top reasons we’re knot going to miss out on this item.

Short Stories Kitchen Scale

Retail Value: $29.99

The Short Stories Kitchen Scale is the perfect addition to your kitchen! This easy-to-read kitchen scale lets you measure food, teas, flours and more with ease to ensure you always have the exact measurement needed. It gives accurate measurements and includes a tare option as well as measurement options.

Too Faced Better Than Sex Volumizing Mascara

Retail Value: $28

A mascara so amazing, it’s Better Than Sex! This formula creates lashes that are full, defined, and stretched to unbelievable lengths while the hourglass-shaped brush separates, coats, and curls each lash to voluptuous perfection for the most luscious, dramatic, and volumized lashes possible.

Fig.1 Glycolic Glow Treatment

Retail Value: $34

This milky, exfoliating emulsion gently removes dead skin cells to reveal a happy, glowing complexion. Featuring 4% glycolic acid and PHAs, this treatment gently exfoliates the top layer of dead skin cells. We paired these active ingredients with ultra-hydrating squalane (which mimics the oil your skin naturally produces!) for healthy exfoliation without redness or irritation. Suitable for all skin types. Dermatologist and allergy tested on all skin tones and types.

Customization Category #4

L’Occitane Shea Butter Hand Cream 75ml - $25 Value

Our most-loved hand cream for dry, uncomfortable, and sensitive skin is just the start of never-ending good. Enriched with 20% shea butter, our super creamy formula instantly softens and nourishes skin while protecting against environmental aggressors.

MYTAGALONGS Vitamin Organizer - $22 Value

Keep your pills, vitamins, and supplements organized in this stylish and practical case. Perfect for traveling or when you are on-the-go, this case has 14 compartments for all your health essentials.

Ace Beaute & Aria Bundle

Retail Value: $60

Aria Beauty Reusable Makeup Swabs - $15 Value

Aria Beauty makeup swabs are a must-have for your makeup bag! This versatile, zero waste alternative, which replaces traditional cotton swabs, is equipped with medical-grade silicone tips that are washable and reusable.

Ace Beaute Serenity Eyeshadow Palette - $45 Value

12-pan palette perfect for everyday makeup or creating festive holiday looks.

Vike Beauty & Aria Bundle - $39 Value

VIKE Beauty Makeup Melt - $24 Value

A makeup removal spray with skincare benefits! The spray makes it easier to target all areas of the makeup you want to remove, no wipes or pads needed. No longer do you have to tug on your delicate skin and lashes to remove makeup after a long day. All you have to do is SPRAY! Makeup Melt provides an easy solution to remove everyday makeup giving you a spa-like experience at home. Makeup Melt has four key antioxidants to nourish your skin after removal, leaving your skin bright, clean & renewed.

Aria Beauty Reusable Makeup Swabs - $15 Value

Aria Beauty makeup swabs are a must-have for your makeup bag! This versatile, zero waste alternative, which replaces traditional cotton swabs, is equipped with medical-grade silicone tips that are washable and reusable.

Sonage Baby Frioz Mini Ice Globes Facial Massager - $54 Value

A 5-in-1 cryo facial globes work instantly to stimulate blood circulation, help depuff the face and eye area, reduce breakouts, shrink pores, and minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The 100% glass facial globes are dramatically reduced in size to expertly reach all contours of the face – plus, it’s travel-friendly and can easily be packed to go anywhere for a mini skin treat with maximum skin benefits!

Epare Butter Keeper - $19.95 Value

Have fresh soft butter available for spreading conveniently waiting on your countertop. This versatile butter dish is made of premium quality BPA-free plastic and is dishwasher, microwave, and freezer safe. Built-in measurement markers for recipe execution. The see-through aesthetic can be used to store butter in the fridge as well, for quick visibility while cooking! The lightweight plastic is very durable and unlike ceramic, glass or crystal it won’t shatter if dropped on the floor.

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TruffLuv Hair Mask - $30 Value

With a luscious spun sugar scent and black truffle beads that burst with vitamins and antioxidants at the touch, the Indulge Collection’s Truffle Mask is an experience for the senses. Black truffle microcapsules release Vitamins A, D and E and Omegas 3 and 6 upon use, penetrating hair fibers to promote strong, healthy hair growth.

Customization Category #5:

Aceology Lifting Treatment Mask

Retail Value: $69

The Aceology Lifting Treatment Mask is a gold-standard spa facial in a tube – no appointments necessary! Power-packed Peptides, Adenosine, Bitter Orange, and Green Purslane lift, brighten, and renew your complexion, preparing your skin for glamorous events and special occasions… or just another day of living your best life.

Karuna Tone and Drench Sheet Mask 4 Pack

Retail Value: $20

Tone: Tone, smooth, improve, and balance your way to beautiful skin. Super-powered adaptogen Black Hoof Mushroom is packed with antioxidants to help protect skin. Be prepared for healthier-looking and balanced skin.

Drench: Give dry skin a helping hand with this skin-quenching mask that doubles up on hydration to help balance skin. Adaptogen Prickly Pear Extract packs a powerful punch of hydration and nourishing vitamin E. Antioxidant Peony Extract helps hydrate and brighten for a revived complexion.

Insert Name Here Quick Slick

Retail Value: $18

Quick Slick is designed to quickly (duh) and easily touch up your hair. NO alcohol, safe for sensitive scalps, non-irritating, non-flaking essence to slick & smooth your flyaways.

First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream Intense Hydration Grapfruit 2oz & ESPA Exfoliating Body Polish 100ml Bundle

Retail Value: $54

First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream Intense Hydration Grapfruit 2oz - $16 Value

Banish dry skin with First Aid Beauty’s Ultra Repair Cream. Suitable for all skin types, especially dry, flakey skin, this hydration wonder leaves skin feeling smooth, hydrated and comfortable after just a single use. Formulated with Colloidal Oatmeal, Shea Butter, and Ceramide 3, it provides immediate relief and visible improvement for parched skin and it is clinically proven to more than double hydration immediately upon application.

ESPA Exfoliating Body Polish 100ml - $38 Value

Just as you exfoliate your face, you should exfoliate your body too. This cooling body scrub will refine, smooth, and refresh the skin. Apricot seed kernels gently sweep away dry skin, spearmint cools the skin, and aloe vera provides hydration.

Chic & Tonic Snowflake Mug - $18 Value

Retail Value: $18

The sturdy ceramic mug provides an endearing presentation for everything from hot chocolate and spiced cider to freshly brewed coffee and tea.

pixi Retinol Tonic - $15 Value

Retail Value: $15

This potent youth-preserving tonic features a unique time-release Retinol to help rejuvenate the skin for a natural glow. Powerful Antioxidants and Botanicals replenish the skin for a smoother, softer appearance while soothing sensitive skin.

pixi Rose Tonic

Retail Value: $15

Naturally soothing and rich in nutrients, this tonic helps to tone, balance pH, minimize redness and calm skin. Rehydrates, replenishes and refreshes.

pixi Clarity Tonic

Retail Value: $15

Clarifying tonic with potent AHAs, Antioxidants, and balancing Probiotics helps to clear skin and minimize the appearance of pores.

Kitsch Microfiber Towel Scrunchies

Retail Value: $18

These luxuriously soft & absorbent scrunchies keep your hair back after the shower while drying your hair! These scrunchies accommodate all hair lengths while providing comfort during your post-shower routines.

Included: 2 microfiber towel scrunchies in a waterproof pouch.

Customization 6

1. Alo Mega-C Body Wash

Retail Value: $24

Formulated with vitamin C-rich amla, one of nature’s most powerful antioxidant superberries, used for millennia in Ayurvedic healing, this nutritive wash revitalizes and cleanses without stripping moisture…

2. Foria Awaken Arousal Oil with Organic Botanicals - $40 Value

Retail Value: $40

Meet our best selling all-natural arousal oil, designed for females to use solo or with a partner.

3. Herbivore Botanicals Aquarius Clarity Cream

Retail Value: $44

Made with blue tansy oil and white willow bark BHA, AQUARIUS Pore Purifying Clarity Cream helps deep clean congested pores and balance hydration levels. After use, skin feels hydrated with a soft, matte finish.

4. Beekman 1802 Dream Booster Bakuchiol Better Aging Serum

Retail Value: $28

An age-defying serum powered by bakuchiol, a plant-based retinol alternative that is 4x gentler than retinol for a Kinder way to smooth skin texture and minimize the appearance of pores. Kind enough for daily use, safe for sensitive skin and first-time retinol users.

5. Lemon Snow Drift Hat

Retail Value: $30

Let it snow! With our pompom-topped, soft-to-the-touch beanie, falling flakes won’t have any effect on your warmth factor.

6. This Works Stress Check Mood Manager

Retail: $44

A motion-activated, functional fragrance of Ylang Ylang, Neroli and Patchouli created through fMRI brain imaging technology to help promote relaxation and restore a sense of calm to an agitated mind.

The first spoiler was for Customization Category #1:

Social Studies Set of 3 Nesting Bowls in Emerald Green & Mauve

Value: $40

Once you have this set of 3 nesting bowls in your kitchen, the opportunities are endless. Be it mixing, marinating, whisking together a creamy sauce, or serving a spur-of-the-moment salad, these glass nesting bowls will satisfy every need. The nesting sizes make them convenient and compact to store in the cupboard. The set includes 3 Nesting Bowls.

Sizing: Small: 4.0 inches Diameter - 6.1oz; Medium: 4.75 inches Diameter - 10.1oz; Large: 5.5 inches Diameter - 16.2 oz

Care Instructions:

  • Fragile; handle with care.
  • Dishwasher safe.
  • Do not microwave.

What Else to Know

Here's the schedule for the FabFitFun Winter 2022 Box:

  • Annual Customization is October 28 - November 1. Seasonal Customization is November 11- November 15.
  • FabFitFun has said they will not be spoiling everything this season. "Back in the day, the box remained a mystery until it arrived at your doorstep and we want to bring some of that mystery back," they said in a post to FFF members. "As stated previously, we are going to continue to have a rolling curation throughout the season, so spoiling every product in every category is no longer the right strategy for us, as we feel it will cause more member confusion during the season. We are going to continue to rely on flexibility with our spoiler schedule."
  • They've also said they want to be more open about what they expect to sell out; "All limited supply items with a  badge in our social spoiler posts, they will also be labeled “Limited Supply” in Customization," they say, but they also "encourage you all to go into Customization with your 1st, 2nd, and 3rd option for each category. Instead of a fantasy football draft, think of it as a fantasy FabFitFun draft."
  • They also say "even in the event an item sells out within the first hour of Customization, you may still have the opportunity to grab a different product from the same brand. You never know, an item put in on day three may spark your interest more than an item that was available day one!"
  • New to FabFitFun? Check out our FabFitFun reviews or find out why our readers named FabFitFun the best overall subscription box for women. Add FabFitFun to your MSA wishlist to be alerted about new spoilers when they arrive.

The Box: FabFitFun

The Cost: $54.99/quarter or $199.99 per year (which is $49.99/quarter)

The Products: 6 to 8 full size lifestyle products

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Kai Green
Kai Green
Kai Green is a freelance writer who loves happy surprises, which is why she loves subscription boxes. She has a favorite box every week and gets almost TOO excited about packaging. When she isn’t thinking about subscriptions she thinks about entertainment, pop culture and BTS. Her most fervent wish is that a BTS box becomes a reality.

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55 comments

Micole

Does anyone have a starter box they’d be willing to send me? I want to get our au pair an annual subscription for Christmas, but it would be good to have something physical to wrap up while I wait for spring so she can choose items.

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Laura

If I signed up today, is there anything left for the choices?

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Amber )-(

Sorry the hooded blankets sold out during annual customization.

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Ro

I was about 1 hour “late” to signing in when they opened the choices for their premium members and I missed the hooded blanket. (For example, they opened choices at 9am and I signed in at 10am and they were gone already.) I then checked daily, as I thought maybe dinnertime would drop one. Nope. So I highly doubt that they have the hooded blanket now.

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Lana

I signed up today and most of the choices were still available. The candles are sold out, and so is the mascara. But there are Unhide blankets available

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Laura

Thanks for the info. Are there any of the hooded blankets left?

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KiKi

Went to the FabFitFun website to see if they had any coupon codes currently, and saw the price has gone up to $59.99 for a seasonal subscription?? My last FFF box ordered was probably a year ago for $49.99, but did I miss a huge price jump?

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Amber )-(

They raised the price $5 earlier this year, then raised it $5 more starting with this season.

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m

I have been a FFF member since 2014 and in my humble opinion, this is the cheapest product box I have seen yet… I researched each item and except for the MD Perricone eye cream, the majority of the items can be found on Amazon for 10 – 15 dollars… the value is just not there. I feel zero joy when selecting items and find that management takes no responsiblility for expired items (like the K. Sommerville) serum last season… I mean a light yellow retinol serum that was brown with chunks of white in it!!! What is wrong with them! This will be my last box w/ FFF… luckily, I have found a few boxes to replace them, such as Cozyfy, I will keep Allure and need to find one more…

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Robn

Beachly is awesome!!

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Lonoly

Hi! I wanted to tell you that you said everything I thought and it kind of shocked me that someone would talk the same way I do and think about the same serum! Anyway I’m messaging you to ask what boxes you’ve found like FFF because I’m done too. I have curateur but DONT DO IT!!! It’s $100 and the stuff is meh and they just won’t let me quit…

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Kelly

So much for “FabFitFun won’t be spoiling everything”. Today’s customization choices were exactly the same as spoiled. No surprises. I really was hoping for something more in category 4. However, I’m happy with what I chose overall – wine opener, utensils, slippers, L’occitane cream, Espa & First Aid bundle, Herbivore moisturizer, with Aceology & sheet masks added. Not my favorite box of all time, but I’ll use everything.

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Colleen C

The wine opener saves me so much time and trouble, got it in a past box.

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SMc

In regard to the “surprise” items…Keep in mind, many ppl want to research items before it comes to selecting what they want. Fff’s new approach only causes more ppl to hoard more items until they can decide/look them up, & that’s my problem with it. It’s a ridiculous excuse for not ordering enough product and coming up with a reason they actually think we’re stupid enough to fall for. Most of the “surprises” are likely throw back items, but they’re sometimes things we’ve never seen in the box, so that more of a reason to know beforehand what may be a choice. Esp. given fact ppl have allergies/sensitivities etc. AND FFF’s descriptions are HORRIBLE and often omitting important info or outright INACCURATE. So it requires one to research elsewhere- esp. beauty items, but anything really has to be verified. If you’re not-you should… but their 3 sentence descriptions and 10 sec vids are almost worthless. Ugh 🤦‍♀️
Also, I don’t think There’s ANYTHING wrong with “complaining” or saying something negative. Ppl are sharing their opinions, some will like it and others will not. It’s helpful to share opinions to see if other agree/don’t. Of course it’s more useful if ppl explain why… but if you are happy and feel you’re getting value for your money, then great! Good for you, seriously. Others feeling less enthused will appreciate seeing feelings validated by others just like ppl excited abt the box. But there’s plenty of reasons to be disenchanted.
I for one am mixed, I’m happy there’s SOME home goods/kitchen items, they’re just a bit boring, and not likely to be new to someone’s home. Those are the things ppl look for a lot from sun boxes. I’m frustrated that they can’t get imagination or think what ppl would want but perhaps not buy for themselves, or would want more of, or would freshen up their home life, solve a problem or be a “wow! product”. These sun boxes are connected and able to choose from a hugely wide range of items that they could offer but they’re picking items w/ less “value” and less attractiveness for a number of reasons- against customer request/feedback. It seems like trying to overly increase profit margins.
In surveys I receive or when cancelling seasonal memberships I would always give the same feedback abt desiring increased variety, things that are realistically consumable or easy to use up as opposed to constant face masks/serums & eye creams etc… Most importantly, what I & others I know appreciate above all are useful/utilitarian products and home goods, as well as things related to productivity and organization; however what subs are usually valued most for is giving one the opportunity to try things that are “novel” or somewhat trendy/popular– for ex, when I gave my family dryer balls for Christmas ~2-3 yrs ago, I had already seen them promoted and talked abt but I didn’t try them until I got or bout some from that other notorious sub C-box/Allfraud, and they were great for me. I thought this is why I love these sub boxes. When I got the little hand held electric mixer in FFF they had been around for quite a while, but it was so handy and my husband loved it for his protein shakes and that’s the only time in recent history I think I had that feeling from fff (besides getting the unhide blanket but that was a whiiile ago). Actually the “green”/eco friendly products I was able to try in that other lifestyle box (which shall not be named) we’re really great & actually solved a “problem” or made things convenient & helped me use less single use plastics. We don’t see those things in fff… They had dryer balls in the summer or fall box and that’s years after I was already late to the game trying them from the other sub. Fff just doesn’t seem to want to get subs attention and be valued/appreciated for exposing them to cool, new, items that make life easier/convenient or less wasteful etc. but they COULD! How about an auto soap dispenser for the sink?? Silicone food storage bags, or the uber-popular items we see on amazon sales like the chom-chom pet hair remover, the “magic” blue apple that makes produce last longer (w/ v. economic refill packs), or even the things we see are obvs popular in fff add ons or sell out quickly- jewelry, walking weights, dresser drawer organizers, meal/day planner bundles, baskets & hampers, small wall shelves & plant hangers, bamboo sheets, pantry canisters/bin organizer sets, & hair clips; yet we VERY RARELY see such things in the actual box. Even Lilly Pulitzer items & sorbus containers are still popular in addons… but we see something like that little black and white rug which was a big hit bc of it’s versatility…never to see another one. How much sense does that make? NONE
So any chance I get, I ask for more home goods and decor, as well as kitchen & organization items… Utilitarian things, and those that have some versatility in terms of use & flexibility in terms of person/household or placement. There’s no reason why they can’t offer small decorative shelves and indoor/outdoor wall hooks, small plant pots, door mats/rugs, window coverings, coffee table books(fashion, decor or beauty related), book ends, acrylic drawer/beauty organizers, nesting bins, baskets & boxes that are textile or plastic, jewelry stands/organizers, plastic pantry/fridge organizers, as well as electronic gadgets or smart home items, spice mixes & cook books… there’s a myriad of items they’ve never or rarely included; and things they have offered that were incredibly popular and well received & reviewed… never to be seen in the box again- but then we see many of the same types of things things over and over and over… what gives?!?
Since many sub box fans prob get beauty boxes atleast occasionally, if they’re into that stuff…They also need to focus on offering things that are actually “consumable”- instead of always offering makeup palettes, face lotions, masks, serums… I’d prefer to see more products like The Laundress laundry detergent, nice coffee/tea, perfume samplers/sets, floral/fruity essential oil, scented home wax melts, shower steamers & bath bombs (just not eucalyptus🙄), hand/foot masks, and other body care items like spray toners, chem. exfoliators, nice shaving creams…
And what’s up with seeing the EXACT SAME beauty products in FFF and Ipsy and Boxycharm- it’s one thing if it’s a few Kate Somerville products which is likely all overstock, bc I have no complaints about more premier brands being offered at economical prices… But to see some of these products that are seemingly in house brands for Ipsy, or brands I haven’t heard of/know are not as popular, or have only EVER seen in one of the boxes appear in the other- for ex: spongelles that are labeled specifically as by scents “made as a collab with fff” (which is what first got my attn), or items popping up in these beauty subs right after theyre in fff (& vice versa) or then theyre in the addons of fff…
Others have mentioned it inReddit as well, & I’m starting to wonder if these subboxes are more related/connected then I once thought… it’s not one of those situations where a brand is selling to all the sub boxes ag the same time, it’s hard to explain unless you’ve seen it… It’s just something that seems a bit shady. Especially since companies don’t usually try to appear in multiple boxes arnd the same time bc of consumer perception or boxes competing, & worries of cheapening the brand or customers becoming unwilling to pay full price etc.
It’s Just something I suggest paying attn to esp. where it concerns the beauty products/brands.

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LillyA

I’ve seen a lot of “Real Her” branded color cosmetics in past FFF. Is ” Real Her” a FFF brand? I am not going to search because then I get spammed by that company, the last thing I want as I do not like the formulations of the Chinese- made cheap brand.
I am asking because I don’t even look now at FFF box reveals and it’s freeing,

You are right! There ARE some products in the choices that deserve investigation. One is the humidifier. If someone fills it with tap water, they may become very ill from aerosolized mold or fungi spores growing in 24 hours or so. Use distilled water in the gallon jugs or a water purifier that’s fresh. ( Brita or one of the other brands found almost everywhere).
Also, there are some fairly high acids in a few skin preparations. I learned the hard way that they usually should not be layered, Maybe not buying more until what is on hand is used is a good way to prevent accidental overload. 🙂

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Kelly

I agree, there was no info about the candles whatsoever.

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Teresa

What is everyone liking in Categories 3 & 6? I’m hoping to get inspired and want something in those categories.

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Colleen Ouimette

Definitely the This Works scented spray in category 6! I have the deep sleep body cocoon lotion by them and it smells amazing as well as being a great hydrator for sensitive skin. I’m very picky about lotion because my skin gets so dry it cracks in the winter. Most lotion has scents that make my hands itch and break out in hives if they are already very dry. Avon silicone glove is one of the only options besides this product that actually works and doesn’t cause me to feel like I’m torturing myself. Also, it says that they tested this using pretty advanced technology to create a relaxed happy brain! I’m sold! In the third category I’m not too impressed with any option. I know everyone loves the mascara and lip plumper but the mascara looks like spider legs easily if you put a bit too much on and the lip plumper I just don’t need (it does work though, if you want something that does). I might ask if I can switch an item in a different category because I have had many issues lately with products that don’t work or clothing that already has ripped seams. I talk to their customer service people way too much. They usually resolve my issues promptly and are fantastic at fixing mistakes, I just hate contacting them constantly because I feel like they’re starting to think I’m scamming them. I guess it would make sense that a lot of customers have similar issues too. Overall, I love the box and have only had like one or two issues I was unhappy with the resolution, otherwise they go above and beyond and often I end up with free items because they don’t have me send back mistakes they make! But try the This Works! I think you’ll love it!

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Prescilla

In 3 I’m getting the kitchen scale as the one I have is kind of gross and abused after over 10 yrs of use. In 6 I’m getting the Retinol toner – I haven’t used Retinol much yet (age is 33) and I learned you should start it easy and with a low concentration – a simple Retinol toner seems like a good beginning.

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LM

Honestly I’m happier with this than with fall. There are a few things I’ve been meaning to buy, like a sweater shaver, hair flyaway product, and those kitsch microfiber scrunchies. And I like that a lot of the items have easy packaging, like the spray makeup remover. When I’m tired and want to get ready for bed, I like pumps and sprays rather than fiddling with a lot of jars and things. That vest is really unfortunate though. They couldn’t even do a color? Wouldn’t nearly anyone prefer a Uniqlo vest, which is cheaper, comes in a million colors, and actually has some fluff in it?

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Kim

Hey I’m looking at the pepper milk. Where does the pepper come out of the shaker? The little plastic lid on the side?

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Nancy

Wow. I see a lot of things I’d like, but I actually find it stressful not only to have so many items to choose from, but to know offerings may change during the customization. It feels like FFF is either having issues with supply or that they are trying to please everyone a bit too much. Personally, I think it was better when there were only two to three quality choices in each category, plus maybe a popular throw-back to have a second chance at something you missed. I’m going to have to really talk myself out of some of the items!!!!

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Nyx

I am down to two subs (from sooo many!) and this is the only lifestyle type box I still get. I’m still annual so I’m okay with what I’m seeing spoiled above. A few brands I haven’t tried yet (organic lipstick, an item I wouldn’t buy for myself but nice to try a new brand and shade), a few favorites, overall it’s an okay assortment to pick from if you’re already locked in anyway. I see at least a couple of xmas-gift-no-brainer items, too. At 50-ish bucks, it’s still a good one if they have items you actually want. I was thinking about getting a trunk organizer and I loooove my unhide blankets and pillows. Happy to get another one. Also a fan of First Aid Beauty, Karuna masks and Beekman. So yeah, overall I’m okay with the spoilers. They probably won’t make new subscribers bite but yeeesh, subbers are so fickle these days! Agree with a few others here that PopSugar was the hey day of sub boxes. I miss them the most!

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Alice

Completely agree! This is one of my last three subs. I’m winding out of an annual on FFF and Ipsy. When theY are done, that’s it on lifestyle and beauty. I will keep one sub, and that’s Bargain Bead Box for my jewelry making. Other than that, I will be out of the sub box business. I like the spoilers for this FFF.

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Dawn

I cancelled. Last two boxes by the time seasonal picked the stuff I wanted was gone and I had to pick things I disliked least. At $55, since beginning of the year, I wasn’t getting the value. I’m going to miss unhide but I guess I’ll just watch their site and buy if they have a sale.

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Kristin

So miss the swap site with these choices.

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Danielle

I highly recommend the Laneige lip balm, it’s the best balm I’ve ever used.

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Colleen Ouimette

Thank you! Was considering that option because I am not impressed with any of the others and my lips are too large as it is, so the plumper is a no go. I already have it and don’t use it. Overall option three is my least favorite I saw.

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Megan

They raised the price but these options are awful.

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Taylor

I realize that it’s nothing to write home about – certainly nothing here that would convince me to re-subscribe – but on the other hand, I like Better Than Sex and FAB and with a couple of the other choices that I like, though don’t love, it would be worth it to me, in cost terms. Still, the wow factor isn’t there and I’m pretty much over FFF. Have been for awhile.

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Jessica

Agree, I’d be ok with these choices if I was an annual sub. But, not enough to resub.

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Brandi

Don’t you love when a company raises the price and makes the subscription somehow worse at the same time? Congrats on another bad idea, FFF.

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Ingermaria

The “other” site has spoilers for category 2 up, if anyone is interested.

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Rhonda

Thank you! choices 1 and 2 were scheduled to go up yesterday and today here and I was wondering what happened. Will head there!

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Kathy U

I used to love this box but finally had to cancel because of so many repeats and so much emphasis on just beauty products. I keep hoping that it will go back to being great that I watch the spoilers to see if I should return but it’s now more expensive for less variety. What a shame. There is also no excuse to sell out of a customizable option the first hour it’s open.

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Martyna

I was too late cancelling my renewal in the fall, and I definitely regret it. This used to be an amazing box… Even when getting a couple items I didn’t care for, there was always a higher ticket item that made the box worth it. Sometimes it was hard to pick bc there were several great items in a category. Now I struggle to choose items bc some categories just don’t have anything good. So many “subscription box brands.” Winter was always my favorite box with cozy items, but this one is a let down so far.

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Pam

Why does everyone feel the need to complain? My gawd! For a $50ish box they’re offering more choices then any other box. If people don’t like the quality then get one of the more expensive boxes but I’m sure they’d complain about that too. It’s so tiring to see every single post filled with negative comments. When did complaining become the norm?

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Nyx

I thought the same! For a $50-ish box there’s a lot of variety and customization options. People who demand to know every item in every box way before it’s ready to even be released might be happier going on a $50 splurge instead. Sub box mentality has always been kinda random. If this one’s spoilers trigger anything on the scale from disappointment to flat out hostility – I’d say this isn’t for you.

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Annie

I’ve found myself rarely reading the FFF comments because of all the complaining. With all the boxes out now I have no idea what the complainers expect. If I don’t like it I cancel or skip. It’s actually quite simple. It’s like subscribing to Ipsy but having an attitude about receiving too many beauty products. FFF isn’t going to be a hit every single time and if they expect it to be perhaps subscriptions boxes aren’t for them.

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Annie S.

I don’t know why there are all these complaints.

There might come a time when you simply outgrow a box or the items cease to be useful to you. At this point, you have the option to cancel your subscription. You aren’t ‘forced’ to continue receiving boxes that you do not like and if you find a subscription box better to your liking, subscribe to that one. A lot of subscription boxes were better in the early runs when there were fewer of them- now that the market has exploded, they have to compete with the other companies. There is something to dislike in all subscription boxes so a person just has to find the one that fits them and not listen too much to what others have to say. Some people just joined FFF because they like what’s being offered and others are leaving because they don’t.

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Chloe W

I totally agree Annie.. and I think for me the time has come that this is now just a box of ‘things’ and it’s better for me to spend the money at TJ Maxx when I need a little consumerism “fix” rather than get a whole box of random things I don’t need. But absolutely the subscription will work differently for different people at various stages of their life and journey 🙂

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Mary

So essentially, they’re losing too many subscribers (like myself) who cancel after seeing the spoilers and aren’t interested in any of the products. I probably won’t return after hearing this. I cancelled because there were too many products that were repeats or I simply didn’t need. Oh well. It was fun while it lasted.

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Cat

FFF may as well just be a discount goods shop like TJ Maxx at this point.

PSMH was my happy surprise every month. I liked it better pre-spoilers to be honest. It felt was more special. I liked the one item type from a bunch of categories, such as the snack each month etc.

Similar to now, everyone just griped about everything by the end of PSMH’s run. I know I love seeing what’s in stuff and making decisions from past box reviews, but it’s almost like people wanting things *just so* end up cannabilizing sub box brands til they’re awful from trying to make everyone happy 10000% always, and then accuse them of being sh*t since *insert small timeframe 8 years ago*.

If they can’t handle not loving every single thing, or they have to pick each item to be happy with it, just go buy what they want at this point.

The audacity of demanding to know and pick *exactly* the items in order to be happy with it. They can just go shop on Amazon and pick 5 items on at a discount and wait for it to show up, it’s basically the same at that point.

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LillyA

WHY has this turned into a Kitchen and Skincare/ some cheap makeup box??? It was once a super box. I subbed for a year’s boxes in the Summer. Was so upset at the offerings, I asked for and received a refund for the money I’d paid for a year’s boxes. I was much happier with my $200 back than any more kitchen krap and I am very picky about my skincare and makeup brands and… FRESHNESS! ( I bought a fall box just to make sure I wasn’t being over-reactive and got the brown Kate Somerville serum, which I threw out and never reported. It was clearly OVER and I will NEVER go back to Flab, my name for what they have become vs the Fit and Fun box they started off being when they had competition. ( PSMH).

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RAR

I think these reviews need a disclosure that tells us if the boxes were sent for free and how many that your staff is given. I thought my FFF subscription was so inconsistent and underwhelming and there were always multiple threads on their message board of complaints so I know it’s not just me.

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Brandi

Disclosing information is best practice and legally required depending on the circumstances.

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