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People VIP Gift Box Review

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People VIP Gift Box Review

Earlier this month I posted about the People VIP Gift Box – a new subscription offering from People magazine. For $204.66 a year, you get a 1 year subscription to People, a 6 month subscription to gift, and 3 VIP Gift Boxes delivered throughout the year filled with items selected by People editors.

It seemed like a great value, so I had to sign up!

People VIP Gift Box Review

One thing that surprised me was how similar the packaging is to POPSUGAR Must Have!

People VIP Gift Box Review

The card includes a note from People’s Managing Editor Larry Hackett, and then details all the items in the box:

People VIP Gift Box Review

So much like POPSUGAR!

People VIP Gift Box Review

The Box/ Subscription: People VIP Gift Box

The Cost: $3.79 an issue ($204.66 for 54 issues in one year)

The Products: 3 deluxe gift boxes filled with at least 5 must-have, full-size products hand-selected by PEOPLE editors and delivered to you throughout the year, a 6-month gift subscription in print and digital for anyone you wish, and a 12-month print and digital subscription for you.  (Value of over $700)

Ships to: the US

Make sure to add People VIP Gift Box to your subscription box list or wishlist and check out the Women’s Subscription Box Directory!

People VIP Gift Box Review

(I took a lot of pictures since this is my first box from this subscription).

People VIP Gift Box Review

Designer Note Cards – Value $5?

Washi Tape – Value $5?

Neither of these items have any brand identification, so I’m guessing on the value. I like the prints of the cards and the washi tape, so these are great items to have in the office!

People VIP Gift Box Review

Animal Print Scarf – Value $20?

Again, not sure what the value of this scarf would be since the tag just says “People” – but at least that makes it exclusive to the box! This scarf is a thin material, perfect for layering. I don’t wear animal prints too often, but I think I’m going to give this scarf a try!

People VIP Gift Box Review

Rembrandt Stain Dissolving Strips – Value $24

Jamberry Nails Vinyl Nail Wraps – Value $15

I’m so excited to try these dissolving whitening strips! They have great reviews on Amazon, and it’s pretty rare to find any whitening product that has great reviews!

These Jamberry Nail Wraps are an exclusive design for People VIP subscribers. I’m not sure how I feel about the color, but I like the idea of getting the ombre nail look without any work! I also like that they include enough sizes to work for finger or toe nails!

People VIP Gift Box Review

Blue Enamel Bangle – Value $15?

Another item I’m not sure how much it would retail for. It’s a well-made bangle, and I like the enamel look, but I can never wear bangles when I’m working – it drives me insane typing, so this one is going in the gift pile!

Verdict: I’m really happy I subscribed – I love getting magazines, so getting People every week was an instant win, and I’ll use just about everything in this box, so that’s great too! Based on my estimates, I’d say this box is worth approximately $85.

I hope the next box includes more branded items – I can’t wait to see what’s in the People VIP Gift Box – 2nd edition!

What do you think of the People VIP Gift Box subscription?

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.


  1. I just get my v.i.p. gift box and I love what’s in it

  2. I’ve been a VIP subscriber for over a year. Most of the items I loved; there were a few that I passed on to friends. My last gift box was missing an item and I let customer service know it was missing. I got a postcard telling me they were sending me the replaced item. Three days later, I got another postcard informing me “that VIP gift boxes will no longer be included as part of your subscription.” I find this very suspicious. Has anyone else been informed of the discontinuation of the VIP gift boxes?

  3. Hi, I received this box as well and love it! I am wondering though if you know the brand of the notecards. I want to purchase mroe but don’t know where to find them. Thanks!

    • I couldn’t find any brand information on them either 🙁 Maybe contact People magazine?

      Glad to hear you loved the box though!

  4. Have you tried the whitening strips yet? I hate when you have to sit with them on then pull them off but maybe ill like that they dissolve.

  5. I signed up too. I can’t resist mystery boxes and I’ve been a People subscriber for years! I have gotten my ship notice email, so mine might be at home. I love the bangle. 🙂 I also signed up because you can access People Premium and they have exclusive giveaways once a week. Hoping to win one someday!! : )

  6. I loooove washi tape! I feel like a 3-pack retails more than $5 so you definitely got even more value out your box. (:


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