UPDATE: Zoe has spoken about the situation saying that she has no control over the price which is fair enough but my issue was the fact it was £50 for what you get. I mean no disrespect to Zoe. The majority of my points still stand so the post shall remain the same and unchanged.
Zoella has always sold such great products from the ideas to designs, but this one seems to be way off the mark for several reasons and let me explain why.
If I were to lay out all 12 (not 24) items down on the table and for you to guess the price, you’d probably say around £10-20. If I told you it was £50, you’d laugh and that’s exactly what the internet did, including myself. Between this and the disastrous event that was HelloWorld, everyone is going insane and not having ANY of it. Out of 77 reviews on Boots’ website, so far it has 2 stars…
I wonder if Zoella is just going to address this advent calendar drama…? Like seriously, I think it needs to be talked about! You can’t expect anyone to pay £50 for a packet of confetti, a pen, notebook and bendy cookie cutters ??
— Lauren (@beautyxdivision) November 12, 2017
height of greed- zoella charging £50 for a 12 day advent calendar featuring: stickers & a notepad, knowing most of her fans are young girls
— lucy dawson (@ludawinthesky) November 3, 2017
Wtf is up with @Zoella £50 advent calendar? Did she lose her common sense? Have fun exploiting your young viewers and their naive parents, who buys that piece of shit.
— Sofie Nordentoft (@nordentoft2) November 11, 2017
Still can not get over Zoella charging £50 for a calendar filled with such tat. I would be ASHAMED to put my name to that and charge fans so much money for it.
When does the money become more important than the love?
— Kellie Dawson (@BigFashionista) November 12, 2017
@Zoella how does it feel charging ur sweet innocent tween fans £50 for a 12 day advent calendar filled with content from actual poundland
— ?Bry? (@plasticballpit) November 8, 2017
and the best (most logical) tweet for last…
JaackMaate's video inspired me to see how much Zoella's £50 Christmas Advent calendar was worth.
After searching for each item on Amazon and Primark, buying each item individually would all together cost you £21.57 (roughly). So you're paying: £28.43 extra for her name on it. pic.twitter.com/uCXnNDUSzl
— Yasmine (@YasmineSumman) November 11, 2017
Now bear in mind, the majority of her fans wanting this will be begging their parents/guardians to buy them it not knowing that the products inside are not great value for money.
£50 is a days’ wage for some people (and unlike Zoella who probably earns that in an hour – no disrespect) do they realise that we’re not made of money? You could buy five cinema trips or a trip to the spa for that much – spend it on that to release your frustration after this!
So below is obviously a spoiler as to what’s inside
DAY 1 – ‘Merry and bright’ bauble
DAY 2- Confetti…yup you are reading that right…CONFETTI
DAY 3– Star cookie cutter
DAY 4 – 7 stickers
DAY 5 – Small pencil case/beauty bag – basically a tiny bag
DAY 6 – Festive Cookie Candle (130g)
DAY 7 – Zoella’s Clementine Room Spray (30ml)
DAY 8- Pen
DAY 9 – Pom Pom
DAY 10 – Gingerbread cookie cutter
DAY 11 – Mini notepad
DAY 12 – Candle
Now as nice as some of these items are, they’re not exactly screaming “I’m worth FIFTY pounds” are they? Seeing people get excited over the items in this is like watching people get excited over their Christmas Cracker items and who gets excited over those, genuinely? This is where my problem lies.
If this was £20 then yes, fair enough I wouldn’t complain but it’s like an arts and crafts calendar with the confetti and stickers which nobody I know would want. That’s the issue. £50 for an advent calendar in which you get that as a gift behind door 2.
I am in the 18-25 age bracket and LOVED to watch Zoella. I stopped watching about one year ago and boy am I glad. I’m not saying she doesn’t care about her fans but the priority for her seems to be money at the moment or at least it comes across that way. I am very confused in all honesty and would like to know the following…
- Why is it £50 for 12 DAYS?
- Why haven’t you spoken out about it saying sorry or even justifying your prices?
- I’ve read they’re good quality yet this guy below literarily bent the cookie cutter with his own hands which makes me think…they’re not the best quality, are they? Fair enough £50 but it has to be worth it with good products.
Now before the Zoella fans attack me, I was an AVID fan to the point I would re-watch her videos and buy products I didn’t need because they were ZOELLA’S. I stuck up for her against the haters. I like her beauty range and always have but her lifestyle range for me is too expensive and I really wanted her notebook but am I spending £15 for a notebook when I don’t even have an income? Heck no. I got three from Poundland for £1. Saving myself £14!
So folks, it looks like you’re paying £50 for some cookie cutters, a pen, a mini notepad, a pom pom, CONFETTI (still cant get over that) and stickers. How exciting! And to all the parents, buy your kid 12 Zoella items if they’re so eager to get her products because I bet you, it will be far more worth your money to get that.
What do you think about this whole Zoella situation?