I managed to wait until Christmas to open my POPSUGAR Must Have Winter Special Edition Holiday Box, and I’m so glad I did! It was an awesome present for myself, and all the items were a total surprise because no spoilers were released. This box was $100, just like all the other seasonal special edition boxes. I think they put one out for each season: Spring box in March, Summer box in June, Fall box in September, and Winter box in December. POPSUGAR also did a special collaboration with Neiman Marcus this year that came out in November, so it’s possible that there will be more special boxes in 2014!
I really love how all the Special Edition boxes come in these great sturdy boxes that can be reused. The heavy box also makes the entire experience feel so luxurious.
Fatty Sundays Peppermint Crunch Dark Chocolate Covered Pretzels | $6.95
So tasty! Anything that’s chocolate plus peppermint is a hit with me, so this was perfect. These pretzels were the only food item in the box, which is totally fine with me.
Graphic Image 2014 Notebook Planner in Silver | $70.00
Wow, this is an amazing quality planner! Even though I have all my meetings and deadlines on my phone, I also like to keep a physical agenda. This notebook is so luxurious and I never would have purchased it for myself, so I was excited to get it in my box and look forward to using it in the upcoming year!
Lunares Cheese Paddle with Knife in Poppy | $69.00
Such a great hostess or housewarming gift idea! The quality seems solid and it’s very attractive to have around the kitchen. Definitely a piece I would want to bring out the next time we are entertaining! However, since we so rarely serve cheese in this household, I may end up gifting it to someone who will appreciate it more and get more use out of the set. A minor note: even though the color is called poppy, the paddle is more of a deep red.
Winks by Georgie ‘La Cherie’ No. 1 False Lash Compact | $28.00
Definitely the nicest set of false eyelashes I’ve ever owned! I’m so grateful that I got the first version (I think versions 2 and 3 were also sent out in these boxes) since they are the most subtle and least intimidating to wear. As a false lash newbie, these seem like a good place to start! I can’t wait to try them out and I love that this compact makes them easy to travel with.
Erickson Beamon Rocks Blondie Stone Bracelet | $98.00(?)
This bracelet might be a POPSUGAR exclusive, since I can’t find it anywhere! I know Erickson Beamon products can be quite pricey, and his bracelets with a similar clasp style are going for around $98, so I thought it was a fair assessment. When I first saw in the spoilers that there was a chunky bracelet, I wasn’t very excited. But now that I have it in person, I couldn’t be happier! This might actually be my favorite piece from the whole box.
A closer shot! I’m usually not a fan of statement jewelry and prefer all my bracelets small and minimal, but I actually love this piece. I think it’s so perfect for holiday parties and it would be great with a simple dress.
Tokyomilk by Margot Elena Body Souffle in No. 18 Chance | $40.00
Before I even got to the product, I was already so blown away with the packaging! This box is so heavy and well constructed, it definitely feels like a luxury item. The top twists off to reveal the body souffle, which smells great! I already love all Tokyomilk products (I highly recommend their hand creams!), so I know this body lotion is going to be wonderful. So glad I get to try it out, since I’m usually pretty reluctant to spend $40 on body lotion.
Cuyana Alpaca Infinity Scarf in Cream | $65.00
My favorite item is either this scarf or the bracelet. It’s just so soft; I love infinity scarves and I love anything alpaca! The color is really great because it’s so versatile, and it looks like other variations in the box were black and tan. The only downside is that this scarf can’t be washed (the tag says ‘dry clean only’), and since it’s a cream color I worry that I will get it dirty very quickly. I think I’ll try hand washing it and hope for the best!
Another great thing about this scarf was that it came in its own box that is perfect for gifting. I kept the scarf for myself, but I was still impressed by how easy it would have been to give as a gift.
This holiday box has a value of $376.95, and I’m so impressed! Each item felt luxurious yet practical, and I think they made some great choices for the holiday theme. I know I will definitely be getting more Special Edition boxes in the future! On the other hand, since I got both the regular December box and this one, I think the regular monthly one was a little lackluster (see my December box review here). I think their monthly boxes suffer a little bit when they have multiple boxes to curate, and I know they had three for this month! But I’m very excited for a new year with POPSUGAR, and I’m hopeful that 2014 will bring even better boxes 🙂
For anyone interested in the monthly subscription, (I can’t recommend it enough! I already have a 1 year plan!) POPSUGAR Must Have is $39.99/month, and you can use the code REFER5 to get $5 off your first box!
As always, all views in this post are the opinion of the author. I am not affiliated with POPSUGAR, though this post does contain referral links. You don’t have to use them, but I sure would appreciate it if you did 🙂