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PopSugar Must Have Box
Cost: Monthly Box: $39.95/month. Neiman Marcus Must Have Box: $250. Holiday Must Have Boxes: $100.
Ships To: United States
Coupon Code: REFER5 to save $5 off your first box of a monthly subscription.
The Neiman Marcus PopSugar Must Have Box is here! I know there has been a TON of (not so good) talk about this box, but I tried my hardest to go into it with an open mind.
The PopSugar Must Have Box is a monthly box full of hand-selected items in beauty, fashion, home, fitness and food. They also offer special edition boxes on a seasonal basis and once a year before the holidays, they offer a Neiman Marcus PopSugar Must Have Box! Just like last year’s box, this one was $250 and promised to include the ultimate luxurious collection of gifts (curated by Neiman Marcus Fashion Director Ken Downing and POPSUGAR Editor in Chief Lisa Sugar) to give and receive this season.
The Neiman Marcus PopSugar Must Have Box is available through both PopSugar and Neiman Marcus (in store and online). Shipping is free for both, however, the shipping method will vary depending on where you buy it from.
Everything in this box was beautifully packaged. All of the items were wrapped in black tissue paper and then enclosed with silver tissue paper. I wasn’t worried about a single item in this box breaking because of how secure everything seemed to be packed in the box.
Boxes include a large fold-out information card with product information and suggestions on how to use the included items. Unlike their monthly boxes, they do not include price information for these items, but everything included is an item or a brand that Neiman Marcus carries. Here is what was included in the 2014 Neiman Marcus PopSugar Must Have Box:
~Swing Design Mia Glass Storage Box (Medium) ($40): This is the medium sized box (there are small, medium and large boxes in this design) and I think it’s the perfect size. It could hold jewelry, watches or whatever you like. I absolutely love this box and think it’s gorgeous. Plus, it’s like nothing we have ever received before which is always nice. This is headed directly for nightstand.
~Clare V Foldover Leather Clutch ($220): The leather on this bag is incredible. I know some people are comparing it to the blue clutch we received in the Limited Edition Resort Box, but there is just no comparison. At all. This is a soft buttery leather and is just gorgeous. I think this bag in a deep red or a winter ivory would have been even more amazing and may not have drawn as many comparisons to the resort clutch we received. But, I’m telling you though, this is nice bag. Now, all that said, I don’t quite know what I am going to do with it since I am not a huge fan of clutches. I just don’t find them overly practical for me. But the bag itself is stunning.
~Missoni Home by Apothia Candle ($88): PopSugar once sent us a very expensive diffuser in a monthly box and I wondered “who really needs a $90 diffuser”? Turns out I did. It was awesome. And this candle is the same way. It smells good and the container? Well I think that’s the best part. I am going to take the suggestion someone had in my spoiler post on this box and use it as a makeup brush holder or a pencil holder when I am done burning it. That way I can keep that pretty container and not have to toss it.
~Monica Rich Kosann Cream Enamel Frame ($100): I have started to realize that we have like no picture frames up in our house. Not too sure why, but except for my gallery wall we’ve got no none. I plan on putting this frame in our bedroom or my office. It’s a substantial frame and it wasn’t something that was afraid I was going to break when I picked it up which is always good.
~Maribelle Aztec Hot Chocolate Tin ($13): This is exactly the type of item I would except to receive in a NM PopSugar Box! The tin is beautiful and would make a great gift to go along with a fun mug for a holiday gift this year.
~Chantecaille Brillant Gloss (Love) ($33): I don’t dislike this gloss, but it’s also not my favorite. I would have liked the color to be a little darker or a little lighter maybe.
~Supreme Clis Mascara ($52): I am a bit scared to open this up and try it because I know that once I do, I will need to commit to using the entire tube in the next few months. $52 for a mascara is a lot for me so I want to make sure I use it all up.
~Lancer, The Method: Nourish ($125): Do I look younger yet? Because if I don’t, I will soon. LOL! This cream is described as having the “Fountain of Youth” and is supposed to increase your skin’s metabolism for a visibly renewed and youthful glow. Bring it!
All totaled I came up with a value of $671 for the Neiman Marcus PopSugar Must Have Box. Did I like it as much as last year’s box? No. That box (which you can check out here) had a lot of items that we don’t normally see in subscription boxes like a throw and plates and a zebra tray, so I think it made it more unique. But am I sad I bought this box for $250 (especially when I could have gotten it for $200 through NM yesterday and today had I waited)? No. I didn’t know it would go on sale and still be available through Neiman Marcus when this site-wide promotion they are offering was going on! I mean heck, last years box sold out in like 12 hours. How were we all supposed to know this would be available for weeks? And list, if you told me that Neiman Marcus was having a sale and I could get these items for 65% off retail prices (which is about what it works out to be), would I have bought some of them? You better bet I would have! And I would have been thrilled.
Did you get your Neiman Marcus PopSugar Must Have box yet? What did you think of it? If you are interested in ordering, you can do so through PopSugar or through Neiman Marcus. If you order by the end of today, you can save $50 off your Neiman’s purchase with the coupon code “NOV50“, which would make the cost of the box only $200 (or $25/item). If you order through Neiman Marcus, make sure you go through ebates for an additional 4% cash back! I actually took advantage of this deal myself yesterday and picked up another box to use for holiday gifts!