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!

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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!

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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.

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The information card was a 4-part foldout.

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

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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.

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A beautiful selection of items from Neiman Marcus.

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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!

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

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

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

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

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Here are the swatches of all four colors!

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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

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

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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.

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

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The luxe item is well-kept inside a pouch.

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

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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.

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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!).

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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.

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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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