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POPSUGAR Must Have Special Edition For Him Box Review


Each holiday season, POPSUGAR releases $100 Special Edition boxes for Her and Him. This is a review of the POPSUGAR Must Have Special Edition Holiday For Him Box.


This box comes wrapped ready to gift!


This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).


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

The Cost: $100 each

The Products: A selection of products for him picked by POPSUGAR Must Have Editors

FYI – There are less than 100 of these boxes left for purchase. Orders placed by the 18th will be delivered by the 24th.


Each box comes with a fold out card detailing the items included:




Esperos Baldwin Porter Brief – Value $100

(FYI – I’m including packaging photos in this review in case you are buying it to separate it into multiple gifts and need to see how the items arrive!)


This bag is so well made. It has plenty of pockets inside and outside:


Plus a padded laptop sleeve inside:


And also a detachable, padded crossbody strap:


My husband Eric immediately eyed this when were going through the box and was so impressed – it is now his new laptop bag!

Also great to know about the brand: Every product sold helps fund one year of education for a child in the developing world.


Men in Cities Double Sided Cash & Credit Money Clip – Value $40

This money clip is double-sided. Here is a picture to better illustrate that:


And here are the two sides:



It’s a smart design, but I think we’ll end up gifting this as Eric is more of a wallet guy!


Woolrich Exclusive Urban Throw Oversized Plaid Blanket – Value $85


Yay for a cozy throw! I love the muted dark colors of this one. Here is the other side of the packaging:


Another item ready for gifting!


This is a lightweight blanket, and it is 90% Acrylic 10% Wool:


The blend makes it super soft!


Southern Culture Original Candied Bacon Rub – Value $7

When I first saw the spoilers for this item, I assumed it was a bacon flavored rub (in retrospect, I don’t know why I thought that) but it is actually a rub for bacon. So it is just brown sugar and spices that you use to bake up candied bacon!


Acme Party Box Company Moscow Mule Mug – Value $20

I predict some swapping with this item to make sets of two! Also good to know, this comes in a box as well:



Pair of Thieves Socktail – Value $24

This is some fun packaging! You get two pair of socks:


Eric wore a pair today and loves them! And you also get a plastic cocktail shaker:



It has markers for how much lime juice, vodka or bourbon and ginger beer to use. Perfect to go with the Moscow Mule mug! (FYI – this is by no means a high-quality cocktail shaker, but it definitely is a fun way to package socks and make a drink or two!)


Daneson Single Malt No. 16 Toothpicks – Value $9

These are one of those items I would never have come across or bought on my own, but they are a unique addition to the box, and you can really taste the single malt scotch!


Verdict: This is my favorite Men’s Box from POPSUGAR ever. Maybe that’s in part because really all the items would work for me too! I also really appreciate the value ($285), and I think another reason this box feels so valuable to me is that I would pay full price for the two priciest items (the throw and the briefcase bag).

What do you think of the POPSUGAR Must Have Special Edition Holiday For Him Box?


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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!

Posted in POPSUGAR Must Have Box Reviews, Subscription Box Reviews| Tags: POPSUGAR Must Have Box | 30 comments

Comments (30)

  1. First time wool blanket owner here! Since this throw is only 10 percent wool, I am wondering if I can just hand wash or use the gentle cycle (on cold). I usually wash all blankets before use, but getting to the dry cleaners is just not a priority on my current to-do list (or regular to-do list if the bag of blouses and dresses in the corner of my closet is any indication). Anyone have any tips?

  2. Ugh I’m so frustrated! My label has been created since December 7.. And it still hasn’t moved yet. Is anyone else experiencing this problem? Pop sugar won’t respond to my emails!!!!!

  3. I have so stressed out by PopSugar. I ordered the Holiday for him and the Holiday for her boxes. I received 2 for Her boxes, and today the box that is marked on the website as the for him box ended up being my weeks late December box. I would love to reach them to return the extra for her box for the correct one, but no way to reach but email. Which they apparently do not read. So over PopSugar.

  4. Are there any discount codes for this box?

  5. This is such a great box and I’m having a hard time resisting. Fortunately I bought my husband a beautiful leather laptop bag for the holidays last year and two of Liz’s boxes with the lovely throws. I think my problem is I really need to break down and buy some Moscow mule mugs instead of lusting after them in boxes. I’ll probably come out ahead financially.
    One caveat, why is the Woolrich blanket 90% acrylic? More like Woolpoor.

  6. I really just want the throw, but it seems crazy to purchase the whole box just for that! If anyone wants to sell it or swap it let me know! 🙂

  7. This is a really great box. For me the bag and socks totally make it and everything else is a bonus. I really hope it arrives in time for Christmas because the bag goes to my brother and everything else will be stocking stuffers…not sure about the throw. And totally agree that the at fiber content being chief value acrylic is disappointing and not what you’d expect from a great company like woolrich but it is attractive and really just a bonus for me since I would probably pay full price for the bag. This box is so much cooler than the women’s box. Too bad PSMH kind of dropped the ball on the lady’s box.

    • Can anyone tell me want size is the bag? For the lap top.

  8. if anyone wants to sell the socks duo ! ill buy i can’t find anywhere online ! or trade for it !

  9. I love the box!!!!

    But my husband would look at me like I was crazy if I gave him any of that lol
    I personally want it though lol

    • Ditto! None of that would appeal to my redneck hubby, but I like most of it! 🙂

  10. I finally caved and purchased this — I love everything in this box, and sooooooo wished I would have waited and only bought this box, and not the for her box. If anyone wants to purchase the for her box, I am selling mine.

  11. It feels like a lot more thought and care was given to the men’s curation than the women’s. I ordered both boxes, but I’m much more excited for the men’s; maybe because they only do a men’s box once a year?

  12. Soooo much better than the ‘For Her’ box

  13. The blanket is lovely, but i cant afford this box unfortunately. I did however find some nice looking 80 % wool blankets on amazon though

  14. Liz. I also thought it was a bacon flavored rub and have been thinking up all the things I can put a bacon rub on….

  15. This box is the best box I have received by far!! This is a million times better than the for her box, which I am so disappointed in this year! Everything in the box is great for gifting and some things I am def keeping for myself! I am almost considering getting a second box the value is so good!

  16. This box looks so amazing, and I think you said it perfectly Liz, I’d pay full price for the bag and throw so I think that’s why it’s so great. On the other hand, not sure I’d pay the full (or listed) price for the items in the “for her” box. If I had to pick now knowing the items, I’d definitely go with the “for him” box, but unfortunately I already bought the “for her” box. But I’m so so tempted to get this one too.
    And another reason I think this one seems better is bc the Dec box had similar items (bracelet, lip products) as the “for her” box so they just don’t feel quite as special?…

  17. I know I shared the spoilers, but I have to say…my husband LOVES most of the stuff in his box. My favorite for him was the bag, but he loves the blanket more. No matter what, it’s pretty good. I can’t want to candy bacon in the future. I tried the toothpicks last night – my 5 year old and my husband both said they smelled terrible, but I don’t care! =)

  18. Anyone know the dimensions of the throw? I seem to remember Woolrich makes multiple sizes and this one is “exclusive” anyway… Thanks!

    • Just measured it: 56″ by 68″

      • A bit bigger than standard 50×60 throws… nice! Thanks so much for measuring!!!

      • You’re welcome! 🙂

  19. What a great box! I ordered it after seeing spoilers. I didn’t ordered originally because I assumed it would be heavy on grooming items (not sure why), but all of this I can use or I can gift. I also ordered the For Her box and while I’ve avoided spoilers, all of the negative comments worry me. I guess I’ll see on Saturday.

  20. This is a fun box, but I’m so tired seeing subscription box “exclusives” that are clearly just more cheaply made versions. Nearly all of the Woolrich blankets are 100% wool. Their cheapest blanket for $55 is 80% wool, so $85 is completely inflated for an acrylic blanket.

    • Completely! I was going to buy the box until I saw that! I mean, 90% acrylic for $85 value? What a ripoff. It’s like a scene from Confessions of a Shopaholic when she gets the fake cashmere sweater -_- not worth.

  21. This box looks so amazing! I’ve done a 180 from the gift I thought I was getting my s.o. Hopefully it doesn’t sell out before I can purchase.

  22. I wish I had ordered this for myself instead of the one for Her. Pretty sad.

    • Me too…this looks so much better & more useful than the “For Her” box. Trying to figure out if this will make a good gift for my guy or if it’s too impersonal. Any suggestions on that?

      • I mean, if he likes this kind of stuff I don’t see why not. You could always get him a “hero” item to go along with the stuff. Personally, I’d probably put all but the bag and blanket in as stocking stuffers or something; there’s just something silly about wrapping a glass vial of toothpicks, lol

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