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Birchbox Gift Subscription Review – Ultimate Collection

Liz Cadman
ByLiz CadmanFeb 26, 2014 | 7 comments

Birchbox Gift Subscription Review - Ultimate Collection

Birchbox is one of my go-to subscription box gifts. (I almost always gift subscription boxes for friends and family presents - I like getting other people addicted to subscription boxes too!)

I recently found out that Birchbox offers an Ultimate Collection Gift Subscription - a 12 month subscription with a bag of full-sized goodies for $200.

Since my annual subscription was up for renewal, I decided to buy myself the Ultimate Collection Gift subscription so I could see exactly what you get with this upgraded gift subscription.

If you've been looking for subscription gifts, or just want to gift yourself, here's what to expect with the Birchbox Ultimate Collection Gift Subscription!

Birchbox Gift Subscription Review - Ultimate Collection

The first shipment of the Birchbox Ultimate Collection Gift Subscription includes the Gift Bag along with your first month of Birchbox. Since this is the first month of the subscription - the box is a Welcome box.

Birchbox Gift Subscription Review - Ultimate Collection

I won't get into the details of the regular subscription box part of this gift, but it included 3 deluxe size samples, a perfume sample, and bobby pins. (Check out all of my Birchbox reviews for full details on the regular monthly Birchbox subscription).

Birchbox Gift Subscription Review - Ultimate Collection

Now on to the Ultimate Collection part of the subscription!

Birchbox Gift Subscription Review - Ultimate Collection

Spornette Little Wonder Brush - Value $8

Twistband Nautical Hair Tie Collection - Value $14

I already have this brush, but I wanted a spare for travel - it really is a little wonder brush! And while I don't need anymore hair ties, these nautical Twistband hair ties are really fun!

Birchbox Gift Subscription Review - Ultimate Collection

Caudalie Beauty Elixir - Value $18

FusionBeauty LipFusion Infatuation Lip Fattener in La Lip Jolie - Value $29

This Caudalie beauty elixir spray has a very refreshing rosemary and mint scent - it's super refreshing!

Birchbox Gift Subscription Review - Ultimate Collection

Number 4 Hair Care Comb Prep & Protect - Value $32

I discovered this hair care brand through past Birchboxes, and I'm a fan. Their products are vegan, gluten-free, sulfate-free and paraben-free! Plus they work great too!

Verdict: I think the Ultimate Collection would be an amazing subscription box gift to receive! The value is slightly higher than if you bought the products separately ($101 worth of products +  $110 subscription), and all the products included are top-quality items that are favorites at the Birchbox store.

What do you think of the Ultimate Collection Birchbox Gift Subscription?

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!

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7 comments

LoveBeautyNglam

I was confused about the subscription as well, thanks for the clarification. I agree with everyone else, it doesn’t seem special enough for all that money.

The math that @chillybeans did was correct, if you take out the $110 for the 12 month subscription that makes what you paid for the extra Ultimate collection $90. The products are actually worth $101 if I bought this myself (if you WANTED them all) I’d have saved a whooping $11 on products I maybe, sort of, kind of wanted to *try* and *might* use.

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chillybeans

If my math is correct, then it’s $90 for this welcome bag right? ($200 -$110 for 12 months of birch box). Doesn’t seem worth it…for $101 worth of mystery product. Nothing was very special.
I think the special edition PopSugar boxes would be a better deal for just $10 more-or 9 months of Ipsy! Just my sub box two cents:)

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Kyuu

It seems really dumb to give someone an intro pack with the No 4 hair care then the full size as well. I mean I guess you can argue something for travel size, but BB’s curation has been really disappointing lately.

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LizM

Hmm…if I would get the first welcome box, I would think the quantity of the boxes would be the same for all the months.

On it’s own, the Welcome box is pretty good!

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Sarah

I was a little confused by this when you get this deal each months box is the same you just get an additional welcome gift that’s worth $100? So your next 11 boxes will be no different from any one else’s?

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Liz Cadman

Yep just the first month includes the gift. The other 11 months are normal birchboxes.

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Ally @ Ambitious in LA

Thanks for clarifying. I was really confused too!

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