I was recently introduced to Fair Ivy - they've taken the secret pal idea and brought it to a whole 'nother level. You just pick one of their 'surprises' - it won't show what it is, just a hint as to what it could be (so this way you can treat yourself and you won't know what your getting!) The surprises you can pick range in price from $0-5; $5-10; $10-20 and $20 +. They are categorized under: babies, everyone, girls, men, pets, women.
|Oh li li (from fairivy.com)|
This is what I sent myself :) to try out the service. I didn't know what it was, only that it was $5.00 plus shipping, for women, and described as "We have decided to call it a day and pamper ourselves with this flowery and bubbly item". Shipping ranges from $2-10, and it depends on package size and weight. I paid $4.90 for shipping, and was pleased to see I wasn't overcharged, as the shipping label from USPS said $4.90 exactly. Fair Ivy is located in California, and ships to U.S, Canada, U.K, and Australia, (with restrictions on some items).
What was inside?
|It's wrapped exactly like the photo on the website (cute little flowers!)|
|Oooh - handcrafted soap! Smells exactly like Lilac - heavenly!|
|I love the sparkly detailing and design on the top of the soap!|
The soap was crafted by Pitter Pattern Designs.
Overall I thought this was a super-cute item and it would be a great way to give a little surprise gift to a friend. I believe they are working on a subscription-based service in the future. Fair Ivy also runs contests (like their facebook page for more info) and I was lucky enough to win the giveaway they had going on for these sweet lollipop earrings!
|(from fairivy.com) - I cannot wait for these to arrive - how cute!|
Now for my giveaway. To celebrate CityGirl reaching 100 posts in total on my blog, I'm giving away a fair ivy surprise. Who knows what it will be? If you win, be sure to tell me what the surprise was! Enter via the rafflecopter form (you can earn up to 5 entries!)