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POPSUGAR Special Edition Holiday Box for Him Review

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POPSUGAR Limited Edition Holiday Box for Him Review Unboxing

Is anyone else still waiting for their POPSUGAR Special Edition Holiday Box (for her) to show up? This box wasn’t marked in any way on the packaging to let me know which box this was, so I was a little disappointed when I opened it up and found it was the Holiday Box for Him. (Hopefully my Special Edition Box shows up tomorrow – the beautiful instagram pictures I’m seeing of the box are torture!)

Anyway, this is the review for the Special Edition Holiday Box for Him. This was a one-time purchase box from POPSUGAR (no longer available), that was $100. (If you want to make sure you don’t miss the next special edition boxes, sign up for the daily newsletter!)

POPSUGAR Limited Edition Holiday Box for Him Review December 2013 Card

One thing they do really well for these boxes is the packaging – it definitely felt like I was unwrapping a luxury gift. (I will be reusing this box for other gifts!)

POPSUGAR Limited Edition Holiday Box for Him Review Items

The Box: POPSUGAR Special Edition Holiday Must Have Box for Him

The Cost: $100

The Products: Must Have gift items for him!

Make sure to check out the 10 Best Subscription Box Gifts for Men for other gift ideas!

POPSUGAR Limited Edition Holiday Box for Him Review Dopp Bag

Monocle Speaker by Native Union – Value $50

Mark and Graham Everyday Leather Travel Pouch – Value $79

My husband still uses his dopp bag from the Bespoke Post Refresh Box, so I think I’m claiming this Mark and Graham leather travel pouch. I definitely don’t need any more mini bags, but this one has the softest leather ever.

POPSUGAR Limited Edition Holiday Box for Him Review Socks and Tie

Apolis Wool Tie in Navy – Value $68

Soxiety Striped Cotton Blend Socks – Value $12

Soxciety has a subscription service too! (They included a coupon for 20% off an annual subscription).

POPSUGAR Limited Edition Holiday Box for Him Review Malin and Goetz

Malin + Goetz Essential Kit – Value $30

This is definitely the perfect item for the traveler since it also comes in the zip top clear bag. I think we’ll end up gifting this set.

POPSUGAR Limited Edition Holiday Box for Him Review Snacks

Krave Turkey Jerky in Basil Citrus – Value $7

Funky Chunky Chip-Zel-Pop – Value $6.50

My husband just ate the bag of Chip-Zel-Pop and said it was amazing! Also, it looks like Krave Jerky now has a subscription too!

Verdict: We paid $100 for this box and received about $250 worth of products. I’m really impressed with the high quality of every item and brand included in this box. I’m glad I didn’t buy this as a holiday gift for my husband though because it’s a little too formal for his taste.  (I’ll be gifting a few of these items). Fortunately for him our Bespoke Post boxes are scheduled to arrive Wednesday – so that should make up for his lack of interest in this box!

What did you think of the Special Edition POPSUGAR Must Have for Him Box?

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. Got both of mine and have to say that this box disappointed me a bit, but I LOVED my box. This one was kind of boring and felt a little “understuffed.” Didn’t hold a candle to the summer must have box for him.

  2. I am glad I waffled long enough for this to sell out. This is much too formal for my guy. Got him a Bespoke Post gift script instead so he can pick his own box.

  3. Hey Liz, I bought this for my husband for Christmas (and I got the one for her) so that we would have at least one surprise present under the tree for ourselves. With that said, I want to thank you for the way you write these reviews and just show the box and then you if you want a spoiler, you can click through to see the contents. I always like to be surprised for Popsugar and a few other boxes but this month, I visited a blog and boom, the whole December Must Have box was right there! I was so annoyed, I don’t go to that blog anymore. So, I appreciate your method very much. Merry Christmas!

  4. My MustHave Holiday Box took forever to get here and then it seemed to “hang” locally before finally being delivered on Sunday. It was shipped the same time as the monthly box which I got early last week. It was shipped FedEx and then transferred to USPS for delivery. It was worth the wait, but was disappointed I didn’t exactly get the colors I wanted! 🙁

  5. I was so close to buying this box for my husband but, it sold out before I made up my mind! Oooh…I’m going to have to look up that jerky subscription now!
    I bought last year’s box Popsugar Men’s box for my husband and he liked it.
    Also, I’m looking forward to receiving Bespoke Post’s Churchill box!! I have never been disappointed with them!

  6. I basically read all of your reviews and ahhh I can’t imagine what you do with all of those monocle speakers!! I know you must have at least a couple from all of the subscription boxes. XD

    • They’re quality items so fortunately they will make good gifts 🙂

  7. I’ve been trying to get my husband more in to the subscription box game so he could share in the obsession joy of them with me. So far nothing has really done it, but I thought I’d try this box for him and see what he thought. He LOVED it. He hasn’t eaten the Chip-Zel-Pop yet but said that alone made it an awesome box. After opening everything up and checking it out, he said to me “Now this is a box I would be happy to get every month.” He was sad when I told him it was a special edition only! Hopefully Popsugar either offers these frequently or starts a monthly box for men!

  8. The guy and I (both 25 years old) loved the navy wool tie, hipster socks, essentials travel kit, and leather travel pouch -these items were right up his alley.
    The monocle is nice as a back-up speaker, and the snacks are delicious, but we could do without them and wish they were substituted with other fancy useful items, hehe.

    • Popsugar is going in the right direction with this box – I always appreciate everyday items made fancier =)


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