PopSugar Must Have 2013 Holiday For Her Limited Edition Box Review

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PopSugar Special Edition Must Have Holiday
PopSugar Special Edition Must Have Holiday (for Her)

Ahhhh! I was hoping that my Special Edition PopSugar Must Have Holiday for Her Box would arrive today and it did!  Maybe this is my reward for all those special edition boxes that have taken forever to arrive?  Whatever it is, I love it.

PopSugar Special Edition Must Have Holiday
The Box

PopSugar ships via FedEx Smart Post and usually takes about a week to arrive.  This box though only took six days.  It felt super early though because most people haven’t gotten their box yet (we only just found out spoilers on it last night). Plus, it appeared randomly on my porch (which a bunch of other boxes) this morning before the actual mail came. I think I had SO many packages she dropped them off first for some room on her truck 😉

PopSugar Special Edition Must Have Holiday
The Box in the Box

This Special Edition Box was much smaller than the other ones we have received.  I’d say it was in the same size box as out normal monthly PopSugar boxes.  Maybe a little bigger but not much!

PopSugar Special Edition Must Have Holiday
First Look

I was this close to being spoiler free with this box!  Not by choice of course though since even if I knew by box was coming in five minutes I’d still look at spoilers.  The first look doesn’t show much since everything is all wrapped up, but it’s always fun to unwrap everything. And I could not get it unwrapped fast enough. I had paper flying everywhere. WB thought it was so fun.

PopSugar Special Edition Must Have Holiday
The Information Card

The Holiday for Her Special Edition Box information card is a bit different than the standard information card PopSugar sends out.  This one folds out lengthwise and just seems fancier you know?  Per the information card, this box includes “stunning accessories to a life-changing planner that will help you start 2014 with your organization in check” and goes on to say that it includes “all the treats you never knew you needed”.  Here is what was inside:

Must Have Fashion
~Cuyana Elizabeth Infinity Scarf (Black) (colors may vary) ($65): OMG I love this. Like I love this. I could not be happier about this scarf. It’s freezing here in MI and sometimes you just need a cold weather scarf instead of a fancy fun scarf. And this scarf is beyond soft and no super heavy either. It’s made out of 100% baby alpaca (according to their website they get hot with all that fur, so this is a win for them too) and is seriously just amazing.  LOVE. My pictures do it no justice!

Cuyana Elizabeth Infinity Scarf

Must Have Fashion
~Erickson Beamon Rocks Blondie Stone Bangle (~$75) (cannot locate exact style online).  Meh.  I’m not in love with this bracelet.  Although it may work for a holiday party or something along those lines.  It’s obviously not an everyday bracelet and isn’t intended to be one.  It’s not totally horrible though and I do like it better than I liked the little bags they included in last years PopSugar Luxury Box.

PopSugar Special Edition Must Have Holiday
Erickson Beamon Rocks Blondie Stone Bangle

Must Have Home
~Lunares Cheese Paddle With Knife (Navy Blue) (colors may vary) ($69):  I don’t know why, but I love this.  I have a few cheese display things already, but I don’t care.  This is cute.  I am going to be all fancy and start using things like this for just B and I.

PopSugar Special Edition Must Have Holiday
Lunares Cheese Paddle With Knife

Must Have Beauty
~Tokyomilk by Margot Elena Body Soufflé (Scent: Chance) (scent may vary) ($40): I expected this to be strong and icky, but I quite like it. And this packaging? OMG to die for. This box / tin is actually what is what the lotion is in and you have to unscrew it to open it. Do not try to pull the lid off for 5 minutes like I tried to. It doesn’t work.

PopSugar Special Edition Must Have Holiday
Tokyomilk by Margot Elena Body Souffle

Must Have Home
~Graphic Image 2014 Databook (Silver) (color may vary) ($70):  I have my 2014 EC planner so this may end up in the gift pile.  It’s got some different things though, so I don’t know, maybe I do need two?  If I wrote all my plans in two places, maybe I would be sure never to miss anything?

PopSugar Special Edition Must Have Holiday
Graphic Image 2014 Datebook

Must Have Beauty
~Winks by George False Lash Compact (Fullness & Flare No. 2) (style may vary) ($28): I don’t love false eyelashes, but I know the perfect teenage girl who I am going to pass these along to.  They seem to get good reviews at Nordstrom and at Birchbox, so I am guessing she’s going to be quite happy with these.

PopSugar Special Edition Must Have Holiday
Winks by George False Eyelash Compact

Must Have Food
~Fatty Sundays Peppermint Crunch Dark Chocolate Covered Pretzels ($6.95): Yes! I  have been wanting to try these and was hoping they’d magically appear at my house.  And they did!  And they are everything I hoped they would be.

PopSugar Special Edition Must Have Holiday
Fatty Sundays Peppermint Crunch Dark Chocolate Covered Pretzels

All totaled I came up with a value of $353.95 for the PopSugar Must Have Special Edition Holiday for Her Box! This box retailed for $100 and is long sold out.  I am super pleased with it.  I LOVE that scarf and would never have discovered it otherwise.  I feel like this was money well spent for sure.

If you haven’t received tracking for your box yet and you are wondering how on earth someone else received theirs but yours hasn’t even shipped yet, never fear. No one has gotten a shipping e-mail yet. But you can go into your PopSugar account and grab your “Subscription Number” for this box. And then go to FedEx and select “Track” and then in the drop down menu, select “Track by Reference“. Put your subscription number in for the reference number, plug in your zip code and leave all the other fields blank. You should be able to track your box this way! Works for all PopSugar boxes every month as well.

What do you think of the box?  Did you get one?  What was your favorite item in the box?  Like I said this Limited Edition Box is not available anymore, but if you are interested in subscribing to monthly PopSugar boxes, click here and use the coupon code “REFER5” to save $5 off your first box!  PopSugar offered four Limited Edition Boxes last year so if that continues this year we should see another another one offered sometime in the Spring.

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This Post Has 97 Comments

  1. angela

    I’m not usually a Popsugar fan but I really love everything in this box!! Except for the cheese platter. it’s just not my style. But regardless, I’m regretting missing this one.

    1. Jennifer

      I really enjoyed this one! That scarf! I want to go walk around in the cold with it on ;).

  2. Hildee

    I’m really excited about this box. I use an identical calendar from Gallery Leather in silver metallic every year. Can’t wait to try Graphic Images’ version. The Lunares cheese tray is going to be a treat to take to friends’ houses with a nice appetizer. The cream, scarf and bracelet look wonderful too. They planned it just right for me!!! Plus I’ve always wanted to try nice falsies – so I’m thrilled to get those! I don’t think I will gift a thing.

    1. Jennifer

      I really loved it. I think I liked it better than last years box!

  3. Lisa D

    Ok, so I can’t wait to get my hands on the scarf! The Cheese thing will be gifted to my brother “the cheese fan”- everything else will be in the gift pile.

    1. Jennifer

      I can’t wait to see what color scarf you get!

      1. Lisa D

        I know me too 🙂

  4. Caroline

    Thanks for posting!! Looking forward to it!! Love the cheese board..very retro! The scarf is great, although it’s a high of 80 degrees today…so perhaps I’ll have to plan a trip to a cooler place 🙂 Falsies don’t work on me but I have some girlfriends that would fight over them and I have a Coach planner that I refill yearly but I’m the planner would make a great gift….but who knows, once I get it in my hands…I may decide to switch!

    Curious, have you heard or seen of anyone getting any other color combos or variations yet?

    1. Jennifer

      I have not, but the card does say on some things (that I noted) that colors may vary! I actually haven’t really seen many boxes yet!

  5. Jean Eckert

    I ended up not getting this one, but I guess it was good for me because I’m only really liking the bracelet… I could give or take most of the other stuff. How often does PopSugar do limited edition boxes?

    1. Jennifer

      I thought I wrote that in my post? But they did 4 last year (Summer Fun, Fall, Neiman Marcus and this one). I think the Summer one when on sale in April maybe???

  6. Mrs. L

    Member all those folks that complained about last years Special Box at Christmas? I like it better than this one. For some reason I either used or was able to really gift last years items. This year? I think most of them will be for me and if not, they won’t be things I can gift to my family or friends. Hmmm. Not a bad box and certainly a deal. And I’m going to LOVE that scarf! (could have used it when it was 28 degrees this morning!) But…meh on the box in general. Of course that won’t stop me from getting one again next year LOL

    1. Jennifer


  7. Margaret

    Ooooh this looks like another good one! I hope I get mine soon.

    1. Jennifer

      I hope so too!

  8. Genevieve

    Received my shipping notice a few minutes ago! Will let you know when it gets here!

    1. Genevieve

      Love this box!! Love my cream colored infinity scarf! Woo hoo!!

      1. Jennifer

        The cream looks gorgeous!

  9. Karen Whitlock

    Thanks for posting this! I just got the tracking info on my box today and was dying to see what was in it. 🙂 Excited to get my own now!

    1. Jennifer

      When is it coming???

  10. Sindhu

    What are your thoughts in the nina garcia box?

    1. Sindhu


    2. Jennifer

      I haven’t gotten one. It looked cute but maybe not so “me”??

      1. Beth

        I got one. I thought the same thing, not so “me.” I got 10% off the next box (shipping error) so I’m going to see the next one. Some things from the box are growing one me – so maybe it’s doing what its supposed to and taking me out of my comfort zone – lol. The ear cuff is going to (of all people) my grandma. She’s the only one I know that wears them (and really pulls it off) – so not me. I can’t even try it.

        1. Beth

          Forgot to mention – it was definitely worth the $100 – just not my style. The value was there and it was excellently curated.

        2. Jennifer

          what color scarf did you get?

        3. Beth

          Oh – I was talking the Nina box – it didn’t have a scarf – it did have a stoll (spelling?) – but they were all the same fake fur.

          1. Jennifer

            Ohhh, I get it!

  11. Leanne

    I got the NM PopSugar Box, but was so scared by reviews from the LE box for her from Last year to purchase this one, but I wish I had because I think I would have loved it! 🙂 Maybe next year!

    1. Jennifer

      Or in the Spring!

  12. Dianne

    Did you receive the men’s box yet? I’m super curious to know what’s in it. I passed on it because my guy isn’t very frou frou and doesn’t like surprises. Yeah, he kind of sucks all the fun out of the room but I love him. What can you do?

  13. Kimberly

    I just got mine and I love it! I got a red cheese plate and an off white scarf. It’s my first special edition box and I couldn’t be happier!

    1. Jennifer

      Ohh, those are great variations!!!

  14. Christine Fortes

    Hey if you don’t want the planner send it my way 🙂 ive been wanting a nice planner but can’t afford it ~ i love the erin condren ones!

    1. Jennifer

      I e-mailed you.

  15. Andrea S

    Mine is coming my way today and I am super excited! The only thing that I completely have no use for is the planner…do you have any good ideas of what to do with it? Or does anyone reading this want it?

    1. Jennifer

      I am going to send you an e-mail invite to a Facebook group I am in where people trade that kind of stuff. A few people are looking for those planners!

      1. Alice

        Hi, would you be able to invite me also? Looks like I have a lot of trading to do. Thanks!

        1. Jennifer


        2. Alice


      2. Andrea S


      3. Paula H.

        I would also love to be a part of the facebook trade group 🙂

        1. Jennifer

          Invite sent!

  16. Alice

    So this is my first of any popsugar boxes and can’t say I’m impressed. I got this light brownish colored scarf and a red cheese plate. The only thing I’m actually kinda liking is maybe the bracelet. I have no need for any of the other stuff. What a waste of $$$…=(

    1. Jennifer

      Do you want an invite to the group on Facebook I trade things in? Maybe you can trade for goodies in other boxes you do like???

      1. Caroline

        Will you send me an invite, I love the box…but think I may trade the planner since I already bought one for 2014 🙂

        1. Jennifer


  17. Bethany

    Finally got mine today and therefore could finally read this post! 🙂 I too am in love with the cheese paddle/knife. And I totally spent forever trying to pull the lid off the body souffle! Husband finally stepped in to help. I don’t love the falsies or the bangle, and I got the tan version of the scarf. Not my fave, but still pretty. Will be gifting several of these things!

    1. Jennifer

      LOL! So glad I wasn’t the one only one messing with that lid!

      1. Bethany

        Also, I just saw the comments about the Facebook group for trading. Can I get an invite too when you have a sec?

        1. Jennifer


  18. Jodie

    I got mine today, tore through it, and was so disappointed! There was no bracelet to be found! I have emailed PopSugar. We’ll see if I get any response… 🙁

    1. Jennifer

      They will fix it!!!!

  19. ashley g

    I got the same planner, the cream scarf, the lotion in wisdom, the lashes in #01. I haven’t looked at the cheese platter because I plan to gift it. Overall I love this box. This bracelet had the opposite effect on me that the Dec. box one had. I didn’t love it by first photo, but once I tried it on I was really digging it.

    I am not sure if I should say something about my scarf it has a loose string…already and I only tried it once. My Nov scarf started unraveling a bit (luckily I fixed it). I’m just not sure if I should contact customer service or just try to fix it (I’m afraid if I mess with it will come apart.) I guess if it comes apart when I try to cut the string I can just complain then.

    1. Jennifer

      That’s what I would do! Let me know what happens!

  20. Mrs. L

    So got mine. Not a fan. But I think it’s more that these are not “me” items, they’ll work fine for gifts and such but don’t really scream my name.
    Love love love the scarf! So soft. Except I got an off-white one, not really a color I have in my wardrobe. I’ll have to gift it (that hurts!).
    The bracelet was actually much better in person. I could rock that even for everyday wear! But alas, it’s a bit tight on my wrist (and I’m not this big wristed person I swear!) which for some reason a lot of the bracelets I get in Popsugar seem to be. Love it, but have to gift it.
    Like the cheese plate (got the blue version) but it doesn’t fit with my things. I have several really nice marble and silver sort of “old timey” cheese servers and this is just too modern to fit in. Will have to gift it.
    The body souffle is mine, all mine. And thank you for telling me it was a screw top or I would have spent an hour trying to get it open. Nice stuff.
    $70 for a planner? I know it’s nice but…$70 for a planner? I’d gift it to someone but I’d be afraid they’d think it was just a regular planner and they’d toss it in the goodwill box!
    So not into fake lashes normally, cuz I tend to be allergic to the glue. But I do want to try these. Hmmm…
    Food. Chocolate. I never complain about the little food goodies in the boxes.
    Meh box, but still fun in it’s way. Worth $100? Wouldn’t pay the prices marked for any of the stuff but okay in a Popsugar box

    1. Jennifer

      You should trade it for another color!!

      That makes me laugh that you wouldn’t want anyone to just donate it. You’d have to tell them it was a SPECIAL planner! LOL.

  21. Lisa

    I spent five minutes trying to pop the top off of my body souffl?, too! LOL! So glad I finally figured it out – my skin has never been softer 🙂

    1. Jennifer

      I am cracking up! Thank goodness it wasn’t just me.

  22. Liz


    Would you please send me an invite to your Facebook trading group? I got my LE for her box today and ended up with all the color variations I didn’t want :(, so I’m looking to trade. Also, I won’t use that planner, so I hope to trade that.


    1. Jennifer

      Sending now!!

      1. Liz

        Thank you! I responded with a request to join. You are awesome!

  23. Beth

    Unlike the the NM box, I got EVERY variation I wanted in this one. Merry Christmas to me!! Lucky for me, I could still use everything in the NM except the plates, but I digress.

    Scarf – Off white – perfect
    Cheese paddle – white – perfect
    Bracelet – 100% my style
    Can’t wait to rock the eyelashes (hopefully I can put them on – I’ve had professional semi-permanent falsies before, but never put them on myself)
    Planner – already in my purse. I agree – no idea on the $70 price tag, doesn’t seem that special to me – but I’ll use it 🙂 I’d be scared to gift just like Mrs. L – I’d be afraid they thought I was re-gifting a gift the bank gave me and they’d send to Goodwill 🙂

    So glad you gave the heads up on the souffle – I never would have figured out how to open it!

    1. Jennifer

      That’s perfect!!!!

      And seriously, that container. I am so glad me trying to open that wasn’t caught on video.

  24. Chris Kelly

    Fantastic box. I love everything in it especially the scarf (I received a lovely tan), bracelet (amazing fit and design), cheese paddle (love it in white. Classy!) and the souffl? seems interesting. I’m open to the eyelashes too.

    I learned about the special box on this site and I have been a fan ever since.
    For $100, this was a definite winner. I will buy one ever year.

    What is the trade site? Can I join?

    1. Jennifer

      You should have an invite!

      1. Chris Kelly

        Can you try me again? It didn’t seem to work. Thx.

        1. Jennifer

          It will not let me. It says you were already invited to the group?

        2. Jennifer

          I should also clarify. This isn’t my group or anything, just a group I am in!

  25. Tracy

    I mostly love mine, got the cream colored scarf, white cheese plate, and body souffle in Wisdom.

    Don’t need the planner though – would you share the facebook swap group with me? Thanks!

    1. Jennifer


  26. Tiffany

    Yup, thanks for the answer on how to open it….I just put it back in the box and figured I’d try again after I had a steroid injection!!

  27. Hmagoncia

    My thoughts on this box!:

    Scarf in off-white color: nice and warm, wearable, but I prefer thicker, textured knit scarves
    Stone bangle: so lovely, fits my style, could be a nice touch to a simple outfit or worn to a formal event
    Cheese paddle and knife in navy blue: umm, wasn’t really happy this was in the box at first, but I do have a potluck with the girls coming up and I saw a suggestion in the comments that it could make a nice appetizer plate so I’m happy
    Body Souffle in Wisdom: WOW, weighs a ton and feels fancy, fell in love with the light alluring fragrance, this item made this box a winner for me.
    Planner: who needs a planner these days? everything is either stored electronically in a phone calendar/reminder apps or in my head, I’m sad that I have no use for this item.
    Lash and glue set: ehh, I could get any decent set at a drugstore, no need for a fancy set, nothing special here
    Peppermint Dark Chocolate Pretzels: tasty but too much on the minty side.

    The bracelet and lotion were my favorites =)

    1. Jennifer

      That souffl? is so fancy. I have never seen anything like it!

  28. Alice

    Hey just a quick question on trading/buying etiquette here. So I’m thinking of mostly selling off my stuff of the LE Popsugar box so how does the pricing go? Like the planner is valued at $70 and I’m cool with selling it for $50 so is that ok? BC for a trade you would do a match up for something of similar value no? I’m just not sure if ppl are willing to may even my version of markdown prices so just curious of how these things work. I’m not really looking to trade and re-gifting is kinda weird for me, like how do you give some a pair of fake eyelashes??? loll..Thanks for your time =)

    1. Jennifer

      I mean I guess it would be whatever someone is willing to pay or to trade for it? You can sell it for $20 or $50 or $70 or whatever you want. A lot of people seem to cut the price in half when they sell stuff like that since they didn’t pay full price for it either. But again, it you want to sell it for $50 and someone is willing to pay $50 then that’s perfect!

  29. Jodie

    Please add me to the FB swap group!



    1. Jennifer

      Sent you an invite!

  30. Heather

    My I be invited to the Facebook group too? I received the scarf in black, but would love another color. Thx!

    1. lisa D

      Heather I have cream if you want to swamp?

  31. Neha

    I’d like an invite to the group, too!

    1. Jennifer


      1. Lisa

        Can you please in it me, too? Thx!

        1. Jennifer


  32. Lisa D

    Got mine today got the navy cheese board and the cream scarf

    1. Jennifer

      Do you love it?

      1. lisa D

        I REALLY wanted the scarf in black….I am not much of a cream Color person. Everything else was nice. Got some good gifts for Christmas.

        1. Jennifer

          You should trade!

        2. Lisa

          Lisa D., if you haven’t found anyone to trade with yet, I have the black scarf and am willing to trade for the cream!

          1. Jennifer

            Do you guys want me to link you up?

    2. Lisa D

      Yes give her my email please I don’t do Facebook sorry

      1. Jennifer

        Will do!

  33. Laura j

    I received the scarf in cream, the cheese board with a red handle and the lotion in wisdom. I love the packaging of the lotion and it smells scrumptious. Not a fan of the bracelet and I don’t like mint. Overall I loved the box and can’t believe the retail prices on some of these items.

    1. Jennifer

      LOL! I know!

  34. Jillian

    I’ve been a long-time [silent] fan of your reviews. Wondering if I could get an invite to the Facebook trading page? I’d love to trade my red cheese board for a white one. Thanks!

    1. Jennifer

      Will do!!

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