POPSUGAR Must Have December 2016 Box Review

December is always such a great month for subscription boxes! Each box just feels brimmed with Christmas cheer–it makes me so incredibly happy! POPSUGAR Must Have has consistently been one of my favorite subscription boxes, and definitely my most consistent subscription. I’ve been a subscriber for over 3 years now and will probably still be subscribed 3 years from now.

POPSUGAR Must Have is a subscription service that sends a variety of items for women that are curated by the POPSUGAR editors. Items typically include food, beauty, home, among other miscellaneous things. Each month is $39.99/month, but you can use the code REFER5 to get $5 off your first month.

POPSUGAR Must Have December 2016 Box Review

Bauble Bar Snowfall Pendant | $28.00
We’ve gotten pieces from BaubleBar in the past from POPSUGAR, and I’ve always been happy with the quality. This is an exclusive design for the Must Have box. I love that it comes with a pouch that is perfect for gifting, since I think a lot of people (myself included!) buy extra boxes for gifts and stocking stuffers. This would be such a cute stocking stuffer!

POPSUGAR Must Have December 2016 Box Review

Close up of the front. I like that the pendant actually swivels and is minimal enough to appeal to lots of people. White and silver is a simple and classic combination. This would go with pretty much any outfit. It feels wintery without being too specific, so it’s a versatile piece.

POPSUGAR Must Have December 2016 Box Review

The curved part swivels up and down! The pieces all feel well made.

POPSUGAR Must Have December 2016 Box Review

Winky Lux Lip Pill in Bunny | $14.00
I had never heard of this brand before so I like getting to try something completely new. While I have waaayyyyy too much lipstick right now, I can’t resist adorable packaging. Look at how pretty the lipstick case is! The color itself is a nice muted cranberry, which is great for the holidays.

POPSUGAR Must Have December 2016 Box Review

Sisters’ Gourmet Classic Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix | $7.00
It’s probably a little pathetic how excited I was to see cookie mix, but I mean, COOKIES! What could be more Christmas?! And seriously this mix is so posh and pretty. I really wanted to gift it since it really is a beautiful jar, but in the end I decided to keep it for myself for Christmas cookies. I’ll be baking these on Christmas eve!

POPSUGAR Must Have December 2016 Box Review

The mix requires butter, 1 egg white, and vanilla extract. I can’t wait to taste these in a few days! You have no idea how much self control it required to wait this long!

POPSUGAR Must Have December 2016 Box Review

Dessange Top Coat Serum | $12.00
When I first saw this I was disappointed, since I don’t have color treated hair and didn’t need another serum. But this actually has UV protection for your hair! I desperately need UV protection in the Texas summer here, so I am actually now really excited about this! This is one of the best parts about subscription boxes: finding new stuff that surprises you with how useful it is (plus the great value)!

POPSUGAR Must Have December 2016 Box Review

Mane Message Date Night Bobby Pins | $10.00
Perfect stocking stuffer! I was set on gifting this but then I needed some cute bobby pins for my company’s holiday party and these fit the bill. They’re cute and sparkly without being overly gaudy, and the colors can work for all occasions.

POPSUGAR Must Have December 2016 Box Review

Odeme Ring Dish | $23.00
Saving my favorite items for last! I always love receiving home items in boxes, especially really useful ones like this. I keep little trays all over the house for keys, jewelry, coins, etc. For a messy girl like me, these trays help me keep my messes contained! I love the minimal look of this ring dish too!

POPSUGAR Must Have December 2016 Box Review

Odeme Catchall | $44.00
How cute is this little set? The tray is a great size and perfect for my makeup collection and brushes on my vanity. Both the tray and the ring dish are very solidly made and look quite pretty in my home.

POPSUGAR Must Have December 2016 Box Review

And look at how adorable the boxes are! I purchased a 2nd December box mostly because I have a friend who would love this set for Christmas!

POPSUGAR Must Have December 2016 Box Review

This wasn’t part of the December box, but since I re-subscribed during the Black Friday sale, I got a bonus item. I won’t be counting this towards the overall value, but just wanted to include it in my review because it’s a great product! I have only used this mask twice so far but it’s really quite fantastic. I usually use GlamGlow masks but this is seriously comparable! Just for reference, I have combination skin with some hormonal acne and it works so well for me.

POPSUGAR Must Have December 2016 Box Review

 

What a great December box! The value is $138.00. Everything is very giftable and the curation was on point. It definitely felt like a holiday box! I know it’s a great box when I had planned to gift most of the items but ended up keeping everything, so had to buy a second box for gifts! That’s what I would call a successful box. I hope 2017 brings more boxes like this one!

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Peaches and Petals November 2016 Review

Last November review before I move onto December! I can’t believe it took me this long to get my Peaches and Petals review up. The good news is that I really did get to use almost everything (there’s one thing I’m considering gifting so I haven’t used it) for a good amount of time since the photos were taken, so hopefully I’m able to shed a little more perspective on each item.

Peaches and Petals is a monthly subscription service that sends out vintage-modern items and beauty goods. For $19.99 a month (includes shipping), you’ll receive a mix of jewelry, fashion accessories, lifestyle goods, and beauty samples. Each month has a theme for the box, and I’ve found that they do a great job of curating the items.

Peaches and Petals November 2016 Review

This was taped on the outside of the box, which I really appreciate! It was very thoughtful to include a warning to be careful when opening the box. I was quite impressed!

Peaches and Petals November 2016 Review

All the items of the box. Just looking at it seems cozy, right? I thought the curation was particularly on point this month. Such a great November box!

Peaches and Petals November 2016 Review

S’mores Ceramic Mug | $5.00 (?)
This is the fragile item that was wrapped in the blanket that the sticker warning was about. When you first see it, it looks like an enamel mug. But then you pick it up and it’s such a heavy weight so you know it’s ceramic. I actually think I would have preferred an enamel mug because it’s a little different and could have tied in with the s’mores/camping/fireside theme, but since this is a cute design I really can’t complain. It’s quite large so I would consider it an oversized mug. I’m torn on keeping it: it’s really cute and super sturdy, but also would be amazing for gifting with some nice hot cocoa mix and some cute marshmallows.

Peaches and Petals November 2016 Review

Fleece Throw | $5.00 (?)
It seems that throws are becoming super popular with subscription boxes this season! I can really never have enough in my home, so I completely welcome this trend. This is your typical fleece throw that you can get at Target or Walmart for around $5, which is why I’m estimating the value at that much. It’s 100% polyester and measures 50″ x 60″.

Peaches and Petals November 2016 Review

Here’s a better pictures of the super soft fleece! My only issue is that the fleece sheds a lot when you first use it, which is really frustrating when you’re wearing a dark color (aka my entire wardrobe). I went nuts with the lint roller on this and then threw it in the wash which seemed to finally got rid of all the excess shedding, but it was an annoying process. It took me many many sheets on the lint roller. The quality of the throw isn’t great, so I haven’t been using it for myself. But my dog Maddie is thrilled with her new blanket! She claimed it for herself when I had it draped on a low chair, and I’m glad she got to enjoy part of this box too. It’s her new favorite thing to sleep on and snuggle with, so I’m happy!

Peaches and Petals November 2016 Review

Mountain Lodge Merino Wool Outdoor Sports Socks | $5.85
Personal favorite item from this box! I love to hike and can always use more comfortable socks. Even if you don’t hike, these are very thick warm socks that will keep your feet nice and toasty in any shoes or just lounging around at home. I haven’t had a chance to hike since getting these socks, but I have been wearing them around the house and they’re very comfortable. It suddenly got chilly in Houston seemingly overnight, so it was really perfect timing! These socks also did great in the wash, so I’m hopeful they will retain their softness and shape for a long time.

Peaches and Petals November 2016 Review

Slightly Melted Shower Mochi | $3.90
Yay, another set of shower mochi scrubs! Peaches and Petals sent a set in the February box and I really loved them. I’m very happy to see them featured again! They smell totally amazing, especially the apple cider one! It made the whole box smell like a delicious apple pie and I couldn’t wait to use them.

Peaches and Petals November 2016 Review

You’re supposed to break off a small piece (or cut it into 6 sections) and use the piece to exfoliate while in the shower. The sugar is a natural exfoliant and the coconut oil and cocoa butter in the mochi will moisturize your skin. I recently brought these with me on a trip to San Diego and it was perfect for travel. They’re small and compact, and totally dry so no need to worry about leaks.

Peaches and Petals November 2016 Review

Boo Berry Lip Balm | $1.00 (?)
I don’t really care for these types of flavored lip balms, and it’s also a repeat from February when they sent a very similar lip balm. The balm isn’t as smooth and easy to apply as I prefer. I wish they had included a treat or something in lieu of this–maybe hot cocoa or peppermint bark? Or even a hand warmer! There’s no shortage of small stocking-stuffer ideas that I would have liked more, but since it’s such a small percentage of the box I don’t really mind too much.

Peaches and Petals November 2016 Review

The value is a little low this month, at just $20.75. I would expect a little higher value in the months going forward. However, I think the curation is actually great this month! With the exception of the lip balm, everything is useful and either got used or will get gifted. The shower mochi and socks were home runs for me! Can’t wait to see what December will bring. I always get so happy about December boxes. Each and every one feels like a wonderful Christmas present!

Harrison Blake Apparel Subscription November Box Review

Eek, totally behind again! Happy first day of December, everyone! I just have a couple reviews to wrap up from November–Thanksgiving was so much craziness I’m still playing catchup with my to-do list. Anyways, yay for more men’s subscription boxes! My better half sometimes gets a little jealous of all my awesome boxes, so it’s great that he gets to try something too. (We still get Bespoke Post boxes but I have a bad habit of claiming the contents for myself!) It’s always a good day when a men’s subscription service reaches out to offer a box in exchange for a review!

The Harrison Blake Monthly Subscription is a $25.00 per month subscription (shipping included) that focuses on men’s fashion accessories. Each box is curated around a particular look and color scheme, and includes 1 necktie and 4 additional accessories. Since all the items are meant coordinate together for a cohesive outfit, it’s an easy cheat for the guy who wants to be stylish without having to think too hard about his outfit. All the items are exclusive, so if you like a particular item you would have to subscribe to receive it.

Harrison Blake Apparel Subscription November Box Review

The November box definitely feels cold-weather appropriate. I like the rich burgundy color and the interesting textures. Since all the items are exclusive to Harrison Blake, the value for each item is stated on the information card as “average retail price”, which I have found to be pretty fair.

Harrison Blake Apparel Subscription November Box Review

Knit Block NeckTie | $30.00
Perfect for winter! The knit texture and the dark colors feel very seasonally appropriate. The bottom of the tie ends in a straight line, unlike traditional ties that end in a V shape. I do feel like this is a more bold choice to send in a subscription service–not everyone can wear a tie like this for work. My husband works as a physician and when he’s not in scrubs he’s only allowed to wear very classic business attire. My brother works at a university and also said he would be not able to wear this. I think this would be great for someone who likes wearing ties outside of work, since if your workplace requires neckties it probably means more traditional styles.

Harrison Blake Apparel Subscription November Box Review

A closeup of the texture! It feels well made and the knit has a good weight to it. The tie is 100% polyester.

Harrison Blake Apparel Subscription November Box Review

Exclusive label in the back. The part of the tie that actually goes around your neck is backed with a black satin fabric, so it feels smooth against your skin. Love that attention to detail!

Harrison Blake Apparel Subscription November Box Review

Car Tie Clip | $25.00
My favorite item in the box! It’s very sturdy and the construction quality is great. I love interesting tie clips! It’s a great way to add a little personality while keeping your look very polished and professional. My brother would love this, so I will be sending it to him.

Harrison Blake Apparel Subscription November Box Review

Microfiber Pocket Square | $15.00
A perfect match for the necktie that came in this box. It’s got a classic dot pattern on one side and a more bold pattern on the reverse side. Even though my husband can’t wear the tie from this month at work, the pocket square is something he can definitely use! He recently got a new charcoal suit and the colors go together beautifully. I think burgundy will go with any suit color, so it’s a great versatile choice for the colder months!

Harrison Blake Apparel Subscription November Box Review

The reverse is more bold, but nothing crazy. Feels very timeless and elegant.

Harrison Blake Apparel Subscription November Box Review

Burgundy Stripe Socks | $8.00
Who doesn’t like getting new socks? I think this is my husband’s favorite part of the box, mostly because he’s always really excited to get crew socks. Not sure what these are made of, but they feel well constructed. I’ve put them through the washer twice already and they haven’t shrunk or pilled. The elastic is also holding up very well.

Harrison Blake Apparel Subscription November Box Review

Harrison Blake Travel/Shoe Bag | $6.00
We are constantly losing shoe bags in this household, so I always welcome new ones. The quality isn’t great on this one, but it’s fine for getting the job done. I do wish the value didn’t count towards the total for the box, since the logo is so large that it feels like a promotional item.

Harrison Blake Apparel Subscription November Box Review

Overall I think it was a solid box. I love the colors and the variation in items! It’s just unfortunate that the big ticket item didn’t really work for my husband’s needs. The total value comes to $84.00, which I think is fair. Since everything is small batch and exclusive to the box, I can see these values being accurate.

However, I wish I could get more details about each item on the information card. Besides the tie, I have no idea what materials anything is made of. It’s also all unbranded and doesn’t come with packaging, which I think sort of lowers the perceived value. It would have been nice to be able to easily gift some of the items that my husband can’t use, but since it’s unbranded it doesn’t feel substantial enough for a gift.

I think this would be a good subscription service for someone who wears a lot of suits at work, and also likes wearing business or business casual clothing outside of work. If you like to live in T-shirt and jeans once you get off work (like my husband), I doubt you’ll get to use all the items in the box each month. We would only subscribe if they implemented a system like Bespoke Post in which you get to preview the box and skip a shipment if it doesn’t appeal to you.

POPSUGAR Must Have November 2016 Box Review

Wow, Thanksgiving is next week! It really snuck up on me this year (but then again, I’m pretty sure I say this every year). I’m actually super excited to host family dinner this year and have been going nuts on Pinterest looking at cute decor ideas and fun recipes. Hope everyone is just as excited as I am, if not more! Today I’ll be reviewing the November POPSUGAR box, which really fit in perfectly with my plans for Thanksgiving.

POPSUGAR Must Have is a subscription service that sends a variety of items for women that are curated by the POPSUGAR editors. Items typically include food, beauty, home, among other miscellaneous things. Each month is $39.99/month, but you can use the code REFER5 to get $5 off your first month.

POPSUGAR Must Have November 2016 Box Review

Stowaway Cosmetics The Dawn to Dusk Palette | $25.00
This was the first spoiler item that POPSUGAR released, and I admit that when I first saw it I wasn’t that excited. I already own the Naked2 Basics palette which is really compact and the colors are gorgeous. It’s my go-to for when I travel and I hadn’t planned to replace it any time soon. So I assumed I would be gifting it.

POPSUGAR Must Have November 2016 Box Review

But look at these colors! I love that the top row has warm undertones and the bottom row has cool undertones. You can easily get a ton of different looks from these 8 colors. The lighter colors can also work as a highlighter, thus helping to cut down even further if you’re planning to travel.

POPSUGAR Must Have November 2016 Box Review

Seriously, this thing is so slim and compact! It’s about the size of a credit card and very thin. I was planning to gift it, but now that I have it in hand I’m thinking I’ll keep it! I ordered 2 boxes this month so I’ll still be able to gift one, but I wish I had more to use for stocking stuffers. This would really be a great staple item in any girl’s makeup collection!

POPSUGAR Must Have November 2016 Box Review

Pehr Chambray Table Runner in Wine | $44.00
Oh my gosh, love this so much! The Pehr brand has been featured in a previous POPSUGAR box and I loved the quality, so I know this will be held to the same standard. It definitely feels very well made. The colors are just perfect for the holidays! Wine and cream are such a timeless and classic combination, I think it would work for anyone! The size of this table runner is also very versatile: at 90″ x  14″ it would be great for a lot of different table shapes and lengths. It’s actually because of this table runner that I ordered a second box!

POPSUGAR Must Have November 2016 Box Review

Meri Meri Star Party Picks | $8.00
How adorable are these? And so incredibly festive without being too holiday specific. It can work for a variety of holidays, events, and parties. The box comes with 2 different sized stars in 2 different colors. I think they would be perfect for hors d’oeuvres or cupcake toppers! I really can’t wait to use these for my Thanksgiving family dinner that I am hosting! The timing was truly perfect. If I like how they turn out, I’ll definitely be ordering more. Meri Meri also sells fruit shaped party picks and they are so cute!

POPSUGAR Must Have November 2016 Box Review

Kendra Scott Elaina Rose Gold Bracelet in White Pearl | $50.00
Who doesn’t love Kendra Scott jewelry? They’re good quality (especially for its price point!), classic, and super trendy right now. I love the rose gold! The white and rose gold combination is so beautiful. The white pearl stone will work with any outfit!

POPSUGAR Must Have November 2016 Box Review

Simple and dainty, which is exactly my style. I love how it looks and I’ve already gotten compliments on it! So excited to gift my extra bracelet to my best friend.

POPSUGAR Must Have November 2016 Box Review

The adjustable sliding closure is my favorite. You can easily put it on with one hand and the little charms at the ends are cute! The dangling ends are a decent weight and not too long, so it’s not in the way at all.

POPSUGAR Must Have November 2016 Box Review

I almost forgot to take a picture of this last detail: the back of the stone! How beautiful and intricate, right? I almost like it more than the front of the stone itself!

POPSUGAR Must Have November 2016 Box Review

Oogie’s Toffee Butter Popcorn | $3.00
Yum! You really can’t go wrong with toffee butter popcorn. My only complaint is that the bag is small and not the full sized version. I would have loved a huge bag of this. But my waistline thanks POPSUGAR for the little bag, especially with all the decadent holiday food I’m going to be eating soon!

POPSUGAR Must Have November 2016 Box Review

AJ Goods Charcoal Nest Wire Bowl | $35.00
When I first pulled this out of the box I wasn’t sure what to think. I was excited about the idea of a decorative basket but was on the fence about the wire aesthetic. I was worried that it would be too industrial looking for my home.

POPSUGAR Must Have November 2016 Box Review

And then I just grabbed some citrus I had and threw it in…and I totally love it. It looks so chic yet casual, right? Like sort of effortlessly nice? I’m so glad I’ll have 2 of these since I got 2 boxes! They will be perfect for scented pinecones come Christmas time, and fruit for the rest of the year!

POPSUGAR Must Have November 2016 Box Review

What an amazing box! I was seriously blown away. I ordered a second box immediately and am so glad that I did. The value is $165.00, and I think all the items were very appropriate for November. This is hands down my favorite box of the year from POPSUGAR! The curation is so on point and the quality of each item is wonderful. I’m hoping this is a streak that they stay on for December as well! Can’t wait to see what’s in my box next month!

POPSUGAR Must Have October 2016 Box Review

Is anyone else wondering where October went? It feels like it zoomed by and Halloween is just around the corner! I finally got a chance to break out all my fall decor and adorn the front door with pumpkins, so I’m one happy camper right now. Up for review today is the October POPSUGAR box!

POPSUGAR Must Have is a subscription service that sends a variety of items for women that are curated by the POPSUGAR editors. Items typically include food, beauty, home, among other miscellaneous things. Each month is $39.99/month, but you can use the code REFER5 to get $5 off your first month.

POPSUGAR Must Have October 2016 Box Review

All the goodies!

POPSUGAR Must Have October 2016 Box Review

My Cup of Cocoa Dark Drinking Chocolate | $4.99
It shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone that the first item I pulled out was the hot chocolate! It took a lot of resolve not to finish this whole can right away. We’ve tried this brand before from POPSUGAR, when they sent out a cake product. I remember the chocolate taste being rich and full, so I knew this would be a great hot chocolate. And I was not disappointed–great chocolate flavor and not too sweet! I also love that it’s a milk-free product, so you can add the milk of your choice. My fiance is lactose sensitive so I love that he will get to enjoy this with almond milk! Would definitely repurchase!

POPSUGAR Must Have October 2016 Box Review

Lalicious Brown Sugar Vanilla Shower Oil and Bubble Bath | $28.00
Most of the year I shy away from overly sweet scents, but once October hits I can’t get enough! The holidays and rich vanilla scents really go hand in hand, don’t they? I think the choice of a shower oil is really smart, since it’s so moisturizing and decadent when cold weather is notorious for stripping skin of moisture. Of course, we don’t have any sign of cold weather here but it’s never too early to prepare for when it does come around. Shower oils are also perfect for shaving, I swear by it! Happy to receive a huge bottle of this!

POPSUGAR Must Have October 2016 Box Review

The Original MakeUp Eraser Mini | $12.00
I already own the full sized version of this, and totally swear by it! I’ll admit that I was initially really skeptical. I mean, how?? How does a little cloth remove makeup with nothing but water? But it seriously works! I don’t like to use it for my eye makeup since it doesn’t do an amazing job with mascara (especially waterproof mascara), but for everything else it removes all traces of makeup. It’s gentle, reusable, effective, and perfect for travel. I’m very pleased to have a mini now!

POPSUGAR Must Have October 2016 Box Review

Henri Bendel Packable Umbrella | $58.00
I’m a little confused about this item, since it’s the “hero item” of this box. At $58, it’s by far the most expensive item in the box. But it doesn’t really feel like a fall item, and it’s a super overpriced umbrella for the quality. This same umbrella was actually a gift with purchase at Henri Bendel a while back, so it’s probably overstock or something. I’m disappointed that the most expensive item is a gift with purchase manual umbrella (seriously, they couldn’t splurge a couple bucks for an automatic??) that should be valued at $15 max. On the Henri Bendel website all their umbrellas are automatic and retail for $58. That stands to reason that this one definitely should not be $58 estimated retail.

POPSUGAR Must Have October 2016 Box Review

Now that I’ve said all the things I dislike about this umbrella, let’s talk about some of the good. I like the pattern even though I usually dislike brown. I think it’s simple enough to work for anyone and interesting enough to stand out. It’s a signature Henri Bendel pattern so it’s classic and recognizable by people who know the brand.

POPSUGAR Must Have October 2016 Box Review

Holds up fairly well in the light wind (you can’t tell but it was sort of a windy day when I tested this, haha) and the construction is decent but nothing spectacular. Again, I think this is a $15 or less umbrella. I’ve put it in my car as a backup option, but my current umbrellas are sturdier and automatic and they only cost $20 each!

POPSUGAR Must Have October 2016 Box Review

Morning Culture Rise and Shine Diner Mug | $16.00
I admit to being a bit of a mug hoarder, so it’s always exciting when I get a new mug in a subscription box. Unfortunately, diner mugs aren’t really my style. I like the simple typographic design, and wish I could get it on a more sleek and refined mug shape. The good news: it comes in its own box so it will be really easy to gift.

POPSUGAR Must Have October 2016 Box Review

For those who don’t really know what a diner mug is (I didn’t!), here’s a picture of the rim. You see how thick it is? The handle and the rim are really hefty and makes the whole mug feel really heavy and clumsy. I guess I would describe this as a really “clunky” mug. I’m sure it’s a lot sturdier than your regular mug, but I prefer thinner walls and a more elegant handle.

POPSUGAR Must Have October 2016 Box Review

Revlon ColorStay Liquid Eye Pen | $8.99
I’m all about finding great drugstore makeup, because I really don’t believe price always correlates with quality. Covergirl makes some fabulous mascara for a fraction of what designer high end mascara costs! I’m glad to see this is considered a “special extra” though, so it isn’t supposed to count towards the value of the box and is a sponsored item. I don’t have much experience with Revlon products but I’m very happy to try. I need another eyeliner like a bullet in the head but I do see a lot of great reviews for this. I’ve promised myself I won’t open any more eyeliners until I finish my current one, so into the pile it goes.

POPSUGAR Must Have October 2016 Box Review

Power Your Happy by Lisa Sugar | $25.00
This is another “special extra”, which I’m relieved about. It would be so tacky to include your own book in your box as an actual item! I haven’t read this from cover to cover yet but have sort of skimmed through a few sections. Overall it’s not really my type of book, but I think would make a good gift for a recent graduate or someone making a career transition. It’s very upbeat and positive, not at all one of those “here is a strict plan for how to be successful” books. You know what I mean?

POPSUGAR Must Have October 2016 Box Review

Overall October felt like a mixed bag for me. I liked many of the items but feel like the box was missing something. I guess because the most expensive item is a manual umbrella it feels a bit lackluster. The box comes to a total of $118.99 without the two extra items. It’s good, but once you factor in that half the value comes from an umbrella, it seems really overinflated. And without the 2 special extras, this box would feel especially sparse. I think if you’re going to add extras, you have to make sure the box can stand on its own without them. Because otherwise they aren’t truly “special extras that don’t count towards the value”.

Luckily I did enjoy several items in the box: I love the drinking chocolate, the makeup eraser, and the body oil. But the value of those only adds to $45, which is a tiny bit more than what the box costs. Overall I still think it was worth it because I can gift the mug and the book, and I’ll still use the umbrella. Just not one of my favorite months.