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Subscriber Survey: What’s Your Favorite 2016 POPSUGAR Box?

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Sunday Subscriber Survey time! I thought it would be fun to look back on a year of POPSUGAR Boxes and ask, what was your favorite box this past year? And what was your favorite item?

Here is a refresh on every month:

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January 2016 POPSUGAR Must Have Review

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March 2016 POPSUGAR Must Have Review

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April 2016 POPSUGAR Must Have Review

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May 2016 POPSUGAR Must Have Review

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June 2016 POPSUGAR Must Have Review

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July 2016 POPSUGAR Must Have Review

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August 2016 POPSUGAR Must Have Review

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September 2016 POPSUGAR Must Have Review

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October 2016 POPSUGAR Must Have Review

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December 2016 POPSUGAR Must Have Review

What was your favorite box this past year? It’s the February box for me. There were SO many great, high-value items in that box. PLUS a Victoria’s Secret gift card!

And what was your favorite item? This one is much harder to pick! I’m going to have to go with the Pehr bin from the January box. It’s one of those items that is both stylish and functional, and every time I see it in my house I say to myself, “I need to buy more of those.”

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Written by Liz Cadman

Liz Cadman

Liz is the founder of My Subscription Addiction. She’s been hooked on subscription boxes since 2011 thanks to Birchbox, and she now subscribes to over 100 boxes. Her favorites include POPSUGAR Must Have, FabFitFun, and any box that features natural beauty products!

All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.

97 Comments

  1. For me it was the Holiday LE box in 2016.

  2. April was my favorite box and item was the heart scarf from feb! I have shared my love of popsugar with my mom and aunt as gifts!

    • I thought the heart scarf was awesome – a sophisticated way to do it! Since it was too voluminous, I cut it in half, frayed the edge and had two so I could gift one. 😀

  3. My favorite box was the first one I ordered in March because I saw the watch spoiler. That is my favorite item of 2016.

  4. Favorite box: November followed by September then February. Favorite individual items were the baggu bag and pehr bin.

  5. I loved every box this year except for September. The hat did not appeal to me so I donated it. Favorite item: Cargo blush. It’s the one item I use daily. Thanks for doing this Liz.

    • Glad you like this post! I love reading all the answers! 🙂

      That cargo blush is great, too!

  6. November was my absolute favorite and pehr bin and kendra scott bracelet are at tie for the favorite item

  7. 1. February
    2. November
    3. December
    Favorite item for year:
    1: Pehr bin
    2: Baggu
    3. November basket/bowl

  8. I got February, October, November and December, and loved all of what I received! I wasn’t thrilled to see most of the stuff in other months’ boxes, and bought or swapped for the items I really wanted, so I think I did extremely well 🙂

  9. February. Got a small VS makeup travel bag with the gift card.

  10. November and December

  11. I’d say a tie between August & December. I really like the Snowfall necklace, the Odeme dishes, & the Baggu tote.

  12. Interesting to compare the quality of the boxes with the times they do their major sales – like black friday and for other xmas shopping.

    Not surprisingly, my favorite was November. It has the most useful items, and thankfully nothing like the swans or bingo cards!

  13. My favorite boxes were Feb and July (except that popcorn was gross). My favorite items were Pehr bin and the coffee mug.

  14. Favourite box – January, with April as a runner-up. I’m still using the Pehr bin and I was just rereading the book yesterday as I cleaned out my closet. I used nearly everything in April’s box, and I liked how the brackets stacked with the pompom bracelet from the SE.

    Favourite item – Pehr bin. I also loved the Breathe Deeply spray from April, enough to swap for more. I’ve worn the December necklace a lot too.

    Best snack – December’s cookie mix.

    I didn’t like PS so much last year. It got off to an amazing start, but it’s the first year where there were entire boxes that I didn’t like. (July, for example.) I found it really easy to swap for the few items I wanted from the summer/fall boxes.

    This year’s been ok so far, but once my Black Friday sub ends, I’ll probably just buy the occasional mystery boxes and the SEs if I like the spoilers.

    • That cookie mix was THE BEST. I’ve been resisting buying whole bunch of it! 🙂

  15. Completely agree with Liz! The Feb box was the best, with Nov as a close second. The best item was the Pehr bin, by far!!!

  16. Defo tie between March and November.

  17. I only got a few boxes in 2016; my favorites were January, November, and December.

    I love this post, Liz! In November when I was trying to decide whether or not I wanted to subscribe for twelve months I looked back at your reviews of every box of 2016, counted up the items I liked and compared their value to the monthly cost. It was a lot of clicking around, but this is such an easy view of the year. Thank you! And needless to say, your year of reviews convinced me to subscribe. 🙂

  18. Definitely February, i loved everything and the victotias secret extra were amazing

  19. February Box. And the Marie Kendo book from January.

  20. May and August.

  21. January (Pehr bin, book), February (scarf), and November (runner and bowl). Looking back, I think February edges out because I used everything.

  22. June, May and February! I loved the sarong from the June box and the spray and bracelets from the May box I’m obsessed with still and the February box was a fun and very filled box too!

  23. February and December!

  24. February and April were my all around favorites but I LOVED January’s Pehr bin and November’s Pehr runner!

  25. August and October. I used just about everything from them both.

  26. April was my favorite!

    • Ditto 🙂

  27. Totally November. LOVE the bracelet, runner, and bowl. My six-month sub ended in October and I was going to cancel but then the bracelet spoiler came out and I re-upped. Don’t regret it one tiny bit!

    August is a pretty close second, though. The baggu, charger, and screen wipes (oh and that cookies and cream popcorn – nom!) were awesome! 😀

  28. December and September, I used every single item from both! ❤ I also like the Nannette Lepore watch and the Pixi palette from March and the Farmacy face cream from April but looking at each box I did not use every item in the boxes except for September and December. Still love PSMH!❤

  29. November 2016 hands down was my favorite. I got another with gilt city deal and a mystery box with the same stuff. Using everything but one of the bowls.

  30. December!
    My favorite items are: Bauble Bar necklace in December (I wear it all the time!), the Kocostar foot therapy, and of course the Pehr bin:)

  31. What about the POPSUGAR Must Have x Neiman Marcus Box? That is my Unicorn Box!

  32. Toss up between April and December for me – love the cookbook and catchalls!! I use(d) and love every single item in April box!

  33. November

  34. February 2016 hand down!

  35. February and November

  36. The November box!

    • Agree, loved the November box 🙂

  37. Definitely the February 2016 box.

  38. Favorite item is so hard…probably the beautiful catch-alls from December. But the lint roller is super practical and I use it all the time, and keep it in my work purse.

  39. I think 2016 was a great year for PopSugar! My favorite boxes are definitely February, March, and August. Also loved April overall but hated those salt/pepper shakers and still haven’t used the cookbook, though it was fun to look through. Sadly I did not get the August box 🙁 Would’ve loved to get that Baggu bag, fancy post-its, phone cleaning thingy, oreo flavored popcorn, and the portable charger. Luckily I did get the charger in a mystery box and it is great. I really enjoy getting practical items that are still fun and stylish.

    Probably the box that I get the most use out of is the March box. I keep the water vase and glass next to my bed with the glass on top to keep out dust/dog hair. And it’s cute too. The toffee cookies were my fave PopSugar snack ever and the watch is great for work. Plus I’m one of the few people who likes that tassel necklace; it has some of my fave colors and actually matches my style and frequently worn items. I always appreciate getting toothpaste, especially all-natural. And I wasn’t excited about the palette but it was awesome to get basically two full-size highlighters since that is something I use every day, and they are decent quality.

    I was not super disappointed to miss June, July, October, or November, but ended up getting all the items I liked from those boxes (plus some ones I didn’t) through the mystery boxes anyway 🙂

    I love PopSugar Must Have!

  40. My Favorite box was probably February – I loved that scarf(wear it all the time), and most everything in it!
    Nov and December came close though but those were shared/split boxes for me (split the cost w/ family member and the products)
    In Nov, the table runner, basket, and eyeshadow were most loved!
    In Dec, the ring and catch all trays were loved the most (but not by me lol)
    Off of popsugar right now, traded it in for FabFitFun

  41. It’s a toss-up between August and December. I use the Baggu and the lipstick charger all the time. Top three favorite items are the Pehr Bin, Baggu canvas bag and the Tray/dish set from the Dec box.

  42. July and November. I ended up with three of the Kendra Scott bracelets, which were good for Christmas and swapping. I didn’t buy July, so the spring break box helps with that.

  43. February 2016 Box is my favorite and favorite items Chrissy Teigen’s book, Baggu Bag and Lisa Sugar’s book.

  44. November 2016 box. The box flowed so beautifully. My favorite item for 2016 was the Kendra Scott bracelet. That was an amazing item in a monthly box.

  45. I don’t know about an overall favorite month… but favorite items would be Pehr bin from January and Baggu from August, I use the Baggu all the time – it’s great for travel.

    And I really liked Chrissy Teigen’s cookbook – I haven’t made anything from it, but just reading her stories were hilarious 😁

    • I love all your picks, Randi! If Baggu made a subscription – I’d be all about it! 🙂

      • YES! A baggu subscription! Genius!

  46. My favorite box was April. 2nd February.

    Favorite item of a sub (any sub) Spark Joy book from January. That book was life changing for me.

  47. Oh man June’s looks so cute. That swan holder is adorable.

  48. January, February and November were all great.

  49. Favorite month: October, the items were useful and I love mugs and chocolate. It could have been better w a different book. Favorite item: the Baggu canvas bag – sturdy and handy. Popsugar always has atlas one item I like in every box.

  50. November 2016 was my favorite last year. And I agree Liz the Pehr bin was my favorite item of all time. The cookie mix from December is a tasty and close second place! 😋

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