Is there anything more fun in December than opening up a box of surprises? Besides family of course! For me my box of surprises comes from PopSugar’s Must Have box. I’ve been looking forward to the December box since I assumed with Christmas, Chanuka, Kwanzaa and New Year’s coming up it might be filled with fun items. Let’s see if Santa had anything to do with this.
I’ve found in the past that there are categories that PopSugar seems to include: home, food, beauty, and lifestyle.
A boxed set of Bodum’s Bistro Double Wall Thermo-Glass Mugs – this is ready for gift-giving if you like since it’s boxed perfectly. Having an insulated mug is great since it keeps warm things warm and cold things cold. Plus these won’t break! It appears that this set costs $25. “The Bistro line is made of mouth-blown borosilicate glass known for its amazing insulating qualities. It is a perfect glass line for people enjoying a whole range of beverages, from ice cold drinks to espresso or café latte.”
A boxed sampler from Tea forte of 10 of their “most called-for” blends which includes Earl Grey, Black Current, White Ambrosia, White Ginger Pear, Green Mango Peach, Jasmine Green, African Solstice, Chamomile Citron, Raspberry Nectar and Ginger Lemongrass. Opening this box brings the most delicious scents. I can’t find an exact duplicate on the Tea forte site but a 10 bag set appears to have a value of about $12. This would be beautiful as a housewarming gift or last minute holiday gift. These aren’t bagged teas, these are a special triangular shaped tea infusion that makes it look so festive.
A box of Bogdon’s All Natural Peppermint Poles to which I say yum. It’s going to be hard to hold myself back from opening and eating these myself. There are 21 individually wrapped peppermint sticks that are covered in dark chocolate. It would also make a nice gift. These retail for $3.99.
Jaboneria Marianella Soaps The one I received is called Dama de la Noche and it’s in a pretty bright pink wrapper. This is a brand of luxury soaps made with goat milk. Dama de la Noche is a Rejuvenating Face and Body Bar. Another product ready to gift if you don’t want to use it yourself. A bar like this is especially nice for a linen closet to keep it smelling delicious. This retails for $14.
Pinch Provisions Minimergency Kit for Her. This is so cute!! This kit has 17 beauty and personal care essentials bundled in a small zippered bag. These come in the best colors and would make adorable gifts for bridesmaids or friends. Mine is a dark purple patent one with a wishbone on the zipper. It contains 17 must haves – hairspray, clear nail polish, nail polish remover, emery board, lip balm, earring backs, clear elastics, a mending kit, double sided Shemergency tape, stain remover, deodorant towelette, pain reliever, tampon, breath freshener, dental floss and an adhesive bandage. Would this be a cute item for a newly single friend? These sell for $15. Their website is loaded with cute gifts like a Dorm Survival Kit, Hemergency Kit and wedding kits. I think this is the star of the box personally. To see the contents of the box read Perilously Pale’s post about this. If I didn’t love it before, I sure would now.
GoSwype: In the PopSugar Must Have box there’s a single GoSwype cloth. This is really quite useful. It cleans things like your glasses, phone screen, tablet screen and handheld gaming devices. It’s antibacterial so it’s germ killing. They come in 20 designs for $1.99 each. GoSwype says it’s good for 2 weeks as far as the germ killing properties. It really would be a cute stocking stuffer.
PopSugar Must Have always has some shopping discount card included. This month it’s for $30 off your next rental at Rent The Runway. I notice in magazines all the time how some of the stars use Rent the Runway, maybe I can become a Starlet.
PopSugar Must Have Boxes cost $35 plus tax. This particular box has a value of $75 without the shopping. It really is a handy box for this December since it gives you a way to have a nice gift on hand for that unexpected time when you realize you either forgot someone or get something you didn’t expect. I’ve been very happy with my PopSugar Must Have buys even though I’ve never used 100% of the box. But it’s always fun to open and always fun to use. Plus I’ve gifted many of the items in them. I do have a code if you choose to sign up which would eventually entitle me to a free box. If you decide to sign up I’d be grateful if you used it: http://popsu.gr/yqR.
I hope you’ve enjoyed the grand opening of this box as much as I have. Now I have to go hide those Peppermint Poles so they’ll still be around when my company comes. — Marcia