Popsugar Neiman Marcus Must Have Box 2016 Review

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POPSUGAR releases three holiday gift boxes every year, including the POPSUGAR Must Have Neiman Marcus box!  This box is co-curated by Lisa Sugar and Neiman Marcus Fashion Director Ken Downing.

This box costs $250 and is currently still available!


If you’re unfamiliar with them, POPSUGAR Must Have Box is a monthly women’s subscription box. In the regular monthly box you’ll receive items from a mix of categories like beauty, home, accessories, jewelry, etc. It’s one of the most popular subscription boxes around!


This box is gorgeous – I love that they went for a white theme. It makes it really luxe. I also love unwrapping all the items individually.



The information card was a 4-part foldout.

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The information card gives all the detail about each luxury item.


Everything is typically packaged and could be regifted, although a few items this go-round didn’t have exterior packaging save for a plastic bag.


A beautiful selection of items from Neiman Marcus.


Neiman Marcus Gift Card ($50) – This gift card can be used for both store and online purchase! I haven’t decided what I’ll get, but this adds substantially to the allure of the box, and was really a surprise!


The card and the sleeve where it was packaged both had a gray crocodile design.


Le Metier de Beaute Lip Kaleidoscope – Lip L’Amour ($95) Four lip creams stacked in a compact container!


Like all LMDB kaleidoscopes, it has a small mirror on the top most level.


There is a color perfect for every occasion. Those dark shades are perfect for evening holiday parties!


Here are the swatches of all four colors!


As you can see, the topmost one was quite goopy. The rest were more like slick balms. I was surprised to see this in the box, as it was in the 2013 Neiman Marcus box, but this is a great item!


Nima Oberoi Lunares Wishbone Bookends ($129) You’re a certified book addict when receiving bookends excite you as much as receiving new books! These two-tone silver and gold bookends are just plain gorgeous. It would be a glamorous touch to anyone’s book table.


The wishbone itself is the symbol of the company which distributes it – you can see their mark on the bookend on the right. According to the info, the wishbone is “a constant reminder to dream big – these unique bookends are perfect companion to your favorite tales.” I love this sentiment.


Alice + Olivia Stace Face Zip Wallet ($198) This sassy wallet is a great statement piece! It’s leather and patent and is glossy and chic. I think it’s a fun design, but it’s certainly not a 100% classic or every occasion design.


Here’s a look at the wallet’s interior. There are various card slots, as well as a built-in coin purse.


Antica Farmacista Prosecco Scented Candle ($44)  This premium candle can last approximately 60 hours. It also comes in a nice box perfect for gifting.


It has a lovely scent, a combination of prosecco, tart satsuma citrus, and subtle floral notes of muguet, as well as sugared black currant.


It is made of soy/paraffin wax blend with an all-natural and lead-free wick. Candles are indeed winter must-haves. They’re useful for setting the mood or keeping a space cozy even when it’s freezing cold outside! I wasn’t sure what had happened to my candle when I took this photo. Later the block of wax plopped back in and the wick re-appeared.


Alexis Bittar Gold Crystal Studded Spur Lace Cuff ($195) – Probably the best item in this box!


The luxe item is well-kept inside a pouch.


Tadaaah! It’s a textured lace cuff bracelet! It’s so pretty that it’s impossible not to notice when someone is wearing it.


It’s a classic-meets-punk accessory. The crystal encrusted spurs definitely added more character to the gold pattern. If you can add only one accessory to your holiday wardrobe , this should be it! The cuff is a little on the wide side so I’ve been experimenting on exactly where to wear it.


Studmuffin Desserts Bleeker Street Brittle ($30) – This is a family recipe made of all-natural and gluten-free ingredients. It’s crunchy with a buttery and nutty flavor and more of the foamy style of peanut brittle (my favorite!).


It comes in a cute resealable container that looks like a paint can with a little washer to pop it open. My husband pried it open with his bare hands and I cackled at him showing the attached washer.


This treat is made in the USA and can serve 12 – although you might not want to share it if brittles are your thing! Nom, nom, nom!neiman-marcus-popsugar-must-have-box-december-2016-27

This box had a stunning value of about $740! I think that’s amazing! As with all luxury brands people can disagree on the values and I’m not sure if I’d purchase a $200 Stace Face wallet (that would be a nope!) but it’s a fun luxurious treat for the holidays. The bracelet is gorgeous and I thought the bookends were super meaningful (maybe the most thoughtful present I’ll receive this Christmas!).

Did you get a POPSUGAR Must Have Neiman Marcus box? What did you think of this year’s edition?


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