If Birchbox is the granddaddy of the sampler subscription then PopSugar Must Have is the granddaddy of the lifestyle subscription. Or at least the jilted redheaded child in a sea of brunettes.
PopSugar Must Have Box
39.95$ Per Month
PopSugar is one of those boxes that’s very hit or miss; you either love it or are slightly lukewarm to one item while subsequently dispelling the rest of the items to a forgotten abyss of regifting hell. The box is curated by the editors of PopSugar, which is apparently a magazine or a blog or something. Idk I just like the goodies.
G.H. Cretors Chicago Mix Popcorn
I don’t mind getting food in sub boxes, but this has some flavors I’m not too keen on. I love caramel corn but not cheddar popcorn. Mixing them tastes like a blasphemous concoction. THOSE GIMMICKY POPCORN TINS AT CHRISTMAS TIME HAVE DIVIDERS FOR A REASON
Tiny Prints – PopSugar Exclusive Print
An ongoing trend in the PopSugar box is the items ‘exclusively designed by PopSugar.’ Not necessarily a bad thing but it is slightly concerning. Anywho this is just a little package of stationary. I’m not crazy about the design but the cards themselves are useful.
K. Hall Simpatico
Hand lotion, exactly what you’d expect in a Fall box. It’s a very thick, heavy cream but it’s a decent moisturizer. I had the worst time opening it though, that cap did not want to come off.
Dominique Ansel – The Secret Recipes
A cookbook from the maker of the cronut! I have a long range dream to open a bakery and cookbooks of any kind are always welcome additions in sub boxes. The first half of this book is Ansel’s autobiography. The second half is recipes and tricks.
Sorial Wallet on a Chain
I actually really like this; it’s easily my favorite item in the box. It’s very well made, the chain is long but the wallet itself is tiny. A little too tiny to hold a phone and cards/money with any sort of decent ability.
I’m kind of neutral to this month, I love the wallet and the cookbook and the rest is just “okay” but not memorable and probably won’t ever be used by me. In the three months I’ve been getting PopSugar this is probably my favorite month too, which is sort of ironic considering it was borderline lackluster. The December boxes should be shipping shortly but my subscription has run out and I’m choosing not to renew. PopSugar is a fine sub but at 40$ a box, I’m just not loving it enough to justify the cost.
Anywho, PopSugar is 39.99$ per month and you can sign up by clicking here. The December box is still available as of this post.
Beeju paid for this box. All opinions are my own.