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B’s December Birchbox Man arrived yesterday and he was actually home to open it up himself, which is always fun. I checked the status of this box (and all my other boxes I was expecting yesterday) and oddly it said they were all delivered at 10:16am. We weren’t home, but they were not here when we got home. I was a tad worried about them all, but they appeared later in the day when the mail came.
Birchbox Man had a special holiday box this month which I loved! I don’t know why, but I always get so excited when we have these special boxes.
And the inner Birchbox Man box was a special one for the holidays as well. If you haven’t checked out the Birchbox Holiday Shop yet this season, you totally should. I am loving what they are doing this year and I have already placed a bunch of orders!
I had peeked at B’s box online to see what the big item was and then kind of forgot what the rest of the things were. He got Box #8 (*) this month in case you want to compare to yours. B never peeks though (ever), so it was all a surprise to him what was inside.
The December Birchbox Man theme was #MANOFTHEYEAR and is all about celebrating your own personal highlight reel from the year. Here is what the box included:
~American Crew Alternator ($1.36): This is a styling product, but instead of a wax or pomade, it’s a spray! B and L will both totally use this and I am already thinking of buying more. Love this!
~Dr.Brandt Microdermabrasion ($9.75): I am so jealous that B got this. I am hoping, not so secretly, that one appears in my Birchbox soon. It’s an at home alternative that works to erase dead cells for soft healthy skin. It gets rave reviews, but it’s pricey ($78 for a full size), so it’s not something I’d buy without testing first. Maybe B will let me have this one….
~Mr. Natty Shipwreck Soap (~$2): This soap is strong! It smells like a big strong man. It’s got vetiver, patchouli and cocoa and B will totally use it. He’s been using all the bar soaps we get!
~Mt Sapola Lemongrass Body Lotion ($1.95): This smells great and will get used within the week I am sure.
~The Knottery Wool Flannel Bow Tie ($32): Hmm. I can’t see B wearing a bow-tie, but maybe that’s because he has never had one before? I’m not sure. It certainly wouldn’t be a work item, but maybe for a Christmas party. Once he learns how to tie one that is. I believe some of the other lifestyle items were socks and beanies, which probably would have worked better for him, but the entire point is to discover new things, so maybe he can make this work!
~Votivo Speakeasy Candle ($2.60): This might be the tiniest candle I have ever seen! It’s not something B would every just break out and use, but I will make it a point to do so. The scent is described as being enhanced with a hint of run and bourbon so it’s a big change from all the vanilla and floral scents I have around here!
All totaled, B’s December Birchbox Man had a value of $49.66, (NOT including points for doing reviews and purchasing the box itself (**) – which would bring the value up to $57.66! I loved that there were six products in this one too. That always makes me feel like I am getting a special treat! Birchbox Man is $20/month and as always, we thought it was totally worth the price tag.
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