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The Most Popular Subscription Box Swap Items for January 2016

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We’ve compiled the list of the most popular (AKA most requested) swap items for January! Here are the top items in order of most requests:

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Pehr Designs Pebble Speck Bin

From the January 2016 POPSUGAR Must Have Box

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Jawbone UP2 Fitness Tracker

From the POPSUGAR Target Special Edition Box

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Shoptiques $25 Gift Card

From the FabFitFun Winter 2015 Box


Swing Design Nova Blue Mist Jewelry Box – Value $36

From the December 2015 POPSUGAR Must Have Box

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Savvy Sleepers 100% Satin Pillow Case Value $36

From the POPSUGAR Must Have October 2015 Box

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Not Soap, Radio Bath & Shower Gel Gift Set

From the January 2016 POPSUGAR Must Have Box


Spark Joy: An Illustrated Master Class to the Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo

From the January 2016 POPSUGAR Must Have Box


Blue Sky Day Designer Weekly Planner – $16 Value

From the January 2016 POPSUGAR Must Have Box


RabLabs Cele Clock – Value $120

From the Neiman Marcus POPSUGAR Holiday Box

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Bliss Home & Design Faux Fur Throw

From the January 2016 Luxor Box


What do you think of the popular swap items for January? (So many POPSUGAR items!)

If you are interested in joining the swap site, you can sign up here! (The waitlist opens up at least once a month!)

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. How are you analyzing what items are most wanted? When I look at the swap site I see only items available for swapping. Am I overlooking a function that shows what people are in search of?

    • This is a list of items that get the most requests in the past month. It’s internal data, but we always show the most requested item for the past 24 hours in the right bar of this site if you’re looking at it on a desktop view.

      Hope that helps! 🙂

      • Are you selling the data to subscription boxers? It seems like it’d be very valuable for them to know what is *really* popular.

        • Nope – just thought it would be fun for swappers to see each month 🙂

          • Well you should! It’s another win-win situation.

      • Having the “in search of” function visible would make swapping a lot easier for everyone. If I’m looking for product X and 12 people have it available, I’d like to be able to first approach someone that has something in their closet that’s of interest to me. Beats approaching someone blindly with “I’m looking for X, whadda ya looking for?” And then working through 11 people before you find someone. I don’t have that kind of patience!

        • You can use the Matchmaker feature or look at the person’s “followed” items, or hit the button that says “this person is following your listings” (or whatever the wording is). There are 3 options right there. I’m not sure what else you need. Are you even trying those?

          • Swap matchmaker will also show you matches for most recently followed listings. So if you’ve been following something for a long time, you can always unfollow and then re-follow it to bump it up to the top of your list and the matchmaker matches.

  2. Perhaps there is another way of analyzing the data that would be more interesting? Popsugar has a large subscription base, and tricked subscribers into signing up to get multiple boxes for at least December, but also January for some subscribers who didn’t get it sorted out. So it isn’t surprising that items that had loads of copies on the site would be requested a lot. I’m not sure what data set would be better, though. And everyone who likes the clock/frame should make their own!

  3. I sold two of those, kept three of those, trying to sell another one, and desperately want another 🙂

  4. 100% agree. they are definitely the most talked about items 🙂

  5. Doesn’t most requested also mean the items most often put up for swap because they weren’t wanted? It kind of goes both ways, it seems.

    • Not really. For example, maybe 3 people listed the PopSugar bin but 50 people requested it. It’s not a 1:1 ratio.

  6. That explains why I can’t seem to swap for the Pehr bin no matter how hard I try. I think I will just head to Marshalls and see what kind of bins they have. I had the Shoptiques listed hoping someone would want that for one if my followed items, but it didn’t seem to work out.

    • I’ve got one I don’t want. rrirwin at

      • Randi, I sent you an email.

  7. Lol, that pillowcase is always on this.

  8. Seems legit. I sent one of those & received another.

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