POPSUGAR Must Have Box December 2016 Review & Coupon

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POPSUGAR Must Have Box is a monthly women’s subscription 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!


My monthly POPSUGAR box is always something to really anticipate! At $39.95 per month, there’s always at least $100 value of interesting new items to enjoy.

TIP: This box is still available! The month you’ll get is noted at checkout but the box is likely to sell out soon.


DEAL: Save $5 on this box with code MUSTHAVE5! Or get it free with the purchase of one of the Limited Edition Boxes – check out the details here.


The Popsugar Must Have Editors come up with inspirations every month which guide the box curation. This month – Festive, Snowy White, Minimalist, Giving, Celebrations!


The card also gives brief summaries of each item and why they were selected! Everything for December was about the holiday season.


Everything in the November box! It’s just so lovely!


Odeme Catchall ($44) + Odeme Ring Dish ($23) – Vanity porcelain accessories for the bathroom or for any corner of the house that needs jazzing up! Each selection came individually boxed!


This is such a versatile piece and it is going to be used a lot. I love the minimalist edging and my husband and I both agreed that this could be used just about anywhere as an items collector!


The tray measures 8.5” x 5.5” x 1″.


The matching dish is for storing smaller items like rings, earrings, and pins. I still can’t decide if the edging is black or a deep chocolate.


The dish measures 4” x 4” x 2″.


Sleek and sturdy!


Mane Message Date Night Bobby Pins ($10) – There are three pins in the pack: coal glitter, peach enamel, and antique gold.


These sparkly pins are fun to wear around during the holidays! The plain enamel pin looks nice too – a simple yet feminine touch you can easily add to enhance your look. And honestly, I love that the pin matched the dish boxes.

Mane Message has mad hair game – I think plaits are perfect for party season.


Baublebar Snowfall Pendant ($28) This bauble comes in a black pouch to protect the pendant from scratches.


It looks pretty and simple – a perfect piece if you’re not so much into large, sparkly statement necklaces or just want a change of pace.


This item was designed exclusively for POPSUGAR. The chain is about 28 inches long and the pendant is about an inch across.

The chain has a nice length. The pendant has a white and silver motif in front and a crisscross pattern at the back. I’m still a bit mystified as to the meaning/design (I don’t really understand how it’s “Snowfall”) but it’s a fun mod design.


Winky Lux Lip Pill in Bunny ($14) For starters, it has a really nice packaging! Who would say no to a pink box with florals?


This matte lipstick is long-wearing yet lightweight. popsugar-must-have-box-december-2016-19It is made in the USA, and it is paraben-, gluten- & cruelty-free too.


It is on the darker side of red, almost a cranberry, which is actually a great shade to wear on your lips for winter! I liked the matte, non-drying formula, too.


Other items in tis month’s box fit perfectly in the porcelain containers.


Sister’s Gourmet Baker’s Dozen Classic Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix ($6.99) – Chocolate chip cookies anyone? Imagine them being served on Christmas morning while they’re still hot and chewy! Yum!


It’s an easy way of treating yourself to some fresh & delicious cookies. The ingredients are pre-measured – you do need 5 T butter, an egg, and vanilla.


These cookies were completely delicious. img_8638

My only complaint is that I really thought they should have used vanilla powder in the mix for the cookies. I would totally pick up extras of these as gifts though, they were yummy.


Dessange Professional Hair Luxury Color Restore Color Protecting Top Coat Serum ($11.99) I loved the name of this “top coat” serum – just like for your nails, it provides the finishing touch, plus it’s color safe. Everyone’s busy during the holidays and going to the salon in between parties and other holiday shenanigans might be hard to accomplish.  It added some nice shine and was very light and didn’t weigh my hair down.




I found a few coupons in my box too! 20% off Baublebar, 20% off Sister’s Gourmet, & 20% off Mane Message! Perfect for some last minute gifts!

I thought this was easily one of the best boxes of the year – the mix was perfect, the items were accessible, useful, and beautiful, and there was nearly $138 in value for the cost of a $39.95 box! This made me think of the box a few years ago with wrapping paper and Ghirardelli squares and all I can think is, you’ve come a long way baby! I particularly loved how the items also seemed New Year’s ready!

What did you think of December’s POPSUGAR Must Have Box?


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  • PA Anna

    Overall, I am happy with my box. The catchall and ring dish look beautiful on my nightstand next to my Luxor purple beehive votive . The bobby pins add sparkling accents to my hair. We will be baking the cookies soon. The lipstick brightens up my face and eyes. The rest I will be gifting.

  • sue

    when will the mystery boxes be shipped?

  • Vikki

    I think the necklace is snow under a night sky, minimalist style. Maybe.

  • Lunalee

    Great review and pictures! My box arrives this Saturday, I can’t wait!

  • PA Anna

    I can’t wait to receive a tracking number and my box! The only item that I potentially will not like is the necklace. I don’t understand it. Maybe it will make more sense in person.

    • sue

      my box arrived friday. i wore the necklace and barrettes to a holiday party and received compliments on the necklace. wasn’t sure about the necklace but needed a necklace to wear with my new dress and it was perfect