The last POPSUGAR Must Have box of the year! We had all the spoilers for this box a while ago so none of this is a surprise, but I was surprised by how much more I like every item in person. I bought 4 of these as gifts in addition to my regular subscription, so I think my mail carrier thinks I’m a little crazy now. She dropped off 5 identical pink boxes and I practically sprinted out the door to grab them.
I’ve already gifted 3 of the 4 boxes and they were huge hits. I’m pretty sure I just converted 2 more of my friends to be POPSUGAR Must Have subscribers, and the third box was for a white elephant gift exchange (yay for an all-female work environment!). It was one of the most-stolen gifts in the exchange, so I potentially converted my entire office…
Williams Sonoma Vanilla Bean Cupcake Mix | $15.00
Yum! I’ve always wanted to try the Williams Sonoma baking mixes but didn’t feel like I could warrant the $15 price tag. Now I get to try it and not feel guilty! Their packaging is also adorable so it makes for a great gift. I wish POPSUGAR sent more baking mixes in the Winter! It’s so perfect for December because you can gift it or make a batch for a party or totally spoil yourself.
Subtle Luxury Speckled Metallic Scarf | $62.00
Love this scarf! You would think that after getting so many scarves from POPSUGAR that I’m tired of it, but nope. I would be pretty okay with a scarf every month actually. The color is right up my alley and the gold sparkles are really lovely. It’s subtle and easy to match to any outfit, yet festive and fun! I’m not sure if I really agree with the $62 price tag, since it’s a really thin scarf and doesn’t seem to be particularly well made or anything, but I do love it and would pay around $20-$30 for it.
Sparkle Pop Jewelry Sydney Pendant Necklace | $42.00
I like the length of this necklace (sorry the picture doesn’t show it, but it’s really long), and the beaded chain adds visual interest. I’m not a big fan of the actual pendant since I’ve never been into chunky jewels, but I think it’s a good classic style that will be a hit with most customers. One of the friends I gifted a box to was wearing it with the scarf and it looked totally fabulous on her!
Knot & Bow Gift Package Tags | $4.00
A way better choice compared to the gift wrap in the December 2013 box! These gift tags are very versatile and the color is not holiday specific. The tags are well made and a good size for a variety of different purposes.
Smashbox Be Legendary Long Wear Lip Lacquer in Bordeaux | $24.00
When I first saw the color, I instantly assumed it would be too dark for me. It’s a dark berry/wine shade that looks really intimidating in the tube. But then I actually tried it since some reviews mentioned how sheer it can be, and I love it! It’s sort of a stain/gloss hybrid and has great staying power. You can get a sheer subtle look by just dabbing it on your lips, and the result is super pretty. So glad I trusted the reviews and took a chance on this!
Canvas Home Dauville Bowl in Platinum | $29.00
Love! The bowl is the perfect size for serving as a catch-all at your front door or on a nightstand. It fits keys, jewelry, and other small trinkets well (the diameter is 3.75″ and it’s approximately 2″ tall). The outside is a matte white while the inside is glossy and highly reflective. The bowl is handmade and I think it looks really chic and modern. I imagine the white and silver combo will look great in almost any household! I want to buy more of the Dauville Collection from Canvas Home so I can have a matching set! They also sell a super adorable teacup and saucer set in this style that I adore. Christmas gift for myself?
Total value: $176.00. Amazing! Especially considering they had so many coupon codes for December! I think I got all my boxes for only $19.98. Way to end the year with a blast, POPSUGAR! I can’t wait to see what 2015 will bring.