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POPSUGAR Must Have May 2016 Box Spoiler Themes + Coupon

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We have the spoiler themes for the May 2016 POPSUGAR Must Have box!

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The themes are Fitness, Relaxation, Health and Hydration. Any guesses or wishes for items?


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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!

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. not everyone has been with popsugar forever nor are subscribed to 5 other boxes, I’m sure newer subscribers will be happy with a water bottle and other things that people mention are repeats. As for me, I’m excited about this theme, I can always use more fitness stuff becuase I workout every day! hip hip hooray

    • Exactly! I ONLY subscribe to PopSugar and have done for over two years now. The only box I have been disappointed with was the December 2015 box and I was really sad about that one– I re-gifted every single thing in that box. Which I guess was good, as a low cost way to give presents to people… But generally, I’m always pleased. To be fair to PS, they are a business that is trying to put together a box that is cohesive and lovely for a certain price point and it’s weird to expect them to know what other boxes you subscribe to. That’s why I only subscribe to one box!

      • ^^^ Exactly… thank you!!

    • I’ve been subscribed to PS for the past 3 years – buying the occasional LE Box. I would LOVE another swell water bottle!

  2. No water bottle, PLEASE! This is everybody’s freebie these days! I must have a dozen!! Anything else I can take, but a water bottle, no! This will be enough for me to cancel, due to lack of originality, sorry.

  3. Overall, the theme hints remind me of the PSMH/Target collaboration. So I’m hoping it’s not too similar a box as I don’t need another plastic water bottle, mat, jump rope, etc. I have a s’well but I would not be heartbroken to see another one, they are pretty awesome. And pricey for a water bottle. This sounds like kind of a “healthy lifestyle” box. Sometimes those work for me, sometimes they don’t!

  4. April’s spoiler was Floral, Natural, Fresh, Renewal and we got hand cream, a tea towel, cook book and eye cream among other things.
    These May spoilers look very Januaryish, but who knows with inscrutable Popsugar.
    Who, by the way, are overdue doing another deal. I know I’m not the only one who’s December 6-month gig is almost up.

    • With the boxes getting delivered later and later each month, they’d have to offer 6 months at half price to get me to continue.

    • I am also a person whose 6-month deal is up with May’s box. I couldn’t care less if the boxes aren’t perfect when I break down the cost for a 6-month deal. But I won’t be continuing month-to-month unless there is another deal. There have been too many things I don’t have a use for. I also haven’t had a successful swap in a while. It’s easier to give things away as gifts (like that tassel necklace from last month that’s going to my daughter’s teacher for Teacher Appreciation).

  5. I just cancelled, and want to see full spoilers before I buy the next one. I have the mini and will keep that for now. I like the high end beauty, but have found that allure is more what I want.

  6. i am PRAYING for a S’well. I’ve wanted to get one so bad lately, but can’t quite justify the cost (however, that’s never stopped me from purchasing anything in the past…) – fingers crossed!!!

  7. I love my PSMH and the Mini as well (tho would like to see a higher value there!). My six months are almost up, but I definitely want to keep this sub! Wouldn’t mind also signing up for another deal 🙂

  8. I see a water bottle in our futures… And a protein bar too.

  9. Can. not. wait. Love these themes. I’m hoping hydration isn’t a water bottle, but hey, worse things could happen! I do use them.

  10. Please not another water bottle!

    • Ditto 🙁 already have a swell that I love, plus just got a Kate Spade one in covet crate, plus 5 other random ones I don’t love but because I’m a weirdo, I can’t throw away.

  11. Am I the only one who is looking forward to this box!? I love Popular MH! I think its a great middle of the line price for neat products! Its not $10 because they aren’t giving you the same samples every other box gives you and I think the quality of the products are right in line to $50 or more boxes but not cringing on $40 a month. Win, win, and win for me!

    • You’re not alone!! I LOVE the Popsugar boxes, in fact, they’re the only boxes I subscribe to (besides Birchbox). I even subscribe to MINI too and I’m obsessed! I’m an avid POPSUGAR reader, so I trust their editor picks. They’re always current and fun! Not sure why they get so much hate… like you had mentioned it’s not $10, or even $20 for a reason – and you get a BUNCH of great quality, trendy items!

    • People have wildly different incomes and financial responsibilities, so we don’t all value $40 in the same way.

    • Can’t wait either! Not sure why there is so much negativity. People sure were singing a different tune in Feb. To me the spirit of sub. boxes was to try new things and be surprised every month not receive a box custom tailored to my expectations. While PS does have CS issues, value has never been a problem unless those expectations are a bit inflated. I’m starting to find I enjoy my subscriptions so much more now when I don’t read the comments and spoilers.

    • I think it’s specific to these spoilers, at least for me. In the past, these “fitness” boxes HAVE been items I’ve gotten in other boxes.

      • For the most part, I am very happy with PopSugar. You can never expect to make everyone happy all of the time. I’m planning on giving gift subscriptions to my daughters in laws on their burthdays, just because it’s so much fun!

  12. I’m ready for a real spoiler! This is my last box on my six month prepaid deal, and I’m trying to decide if I want to continue my subscription or not.

    I’m also curious to see what’s in the Mini this month. Last month wasn’t good for me, but I’m going to give it one more month to see.

  13. Fitness and relaxation just do not go together in my book….I’ve enjoyed the past couple of months, but I think I’m going to take a break….

    • I’m looking at it as more of an overall “wellness” theme, in which both fitness and relaxation play a role. It’s so interesting how we all interpret just a few words and assign so much meaning to them.

  14. Is it bad that seeing “fitness” worries me??

    It is? Yeah, I figured.

    • Me, too! I’m worried its going to be a fitness DVD or a yoga mat…

      • Yay, I’m not alone!! XD

  15. Seeing the spoilers, it’s a tempting box. Knowing what I read about PS (never having been a subscriber) I would say that the items in this box would include:

    A candle
    A water bottle
    A jump rope (or tension band, something similar)
    Some kind of “healthy” sugar laden snack

    • Oh I’ll add waterproof mascara to the box too.

    • I was thinking jump rope too, since it has to be a small item. I’m imagining they found one that has a MSRP of like $30… Hopefully it’s a workout DVD instead, maybe yoga to tie in fitness and relaxation.

  16. Hopefully not another fruit infuser water bottle .

  17. Knowing PopSugar, it’ll be something totally unscrutable.

  18. Be really nice if I could get this month’s box… -whistles-

    • ya, tell me about it. still waiting for my April box here too… supposed to be delivered next Monday, MAY 2nd!
      I’m seriously a fairly patient person, but they sent out an email saying all boxes would ship by the 20th of the month, and mine didn’t ship until the 22nd. its just really disappointing – I understand things come up, but this is a rather large company/box and I hold them to a slightly higher standard than some of the other smaller boxes when it comes to shipping things on time.

      • I got mine late last week, but minus the coffee beans. radio silence from customer service.

        • Got mine yesterday, but no Farmacy! I emailed customer service…wait and see…this is my first PSMH box…

        • I’m so sorry, the coffee beans were the best part of the box!

  19. That will be my last box. I’ll miss PopSugar, but I’m not resubscribing at $40 a pop.

    • I’m with ya. I’ll resub when they have another deal, but not for full price.

    • Agree, I’m not resubbing. It’s great for $20ish a month, $40 no way. May will be my last box and I really, really didn’t like April’s box at all. Seeing the theme spoiler, I’m sure I won’t like May’s either.

    • I cancelled. They need to release a good spoiler to get me back on board. Even if they did I’d still be a little iffy on resubscribing. For me each month it comes to $43 even- and that’s pushing it! Especially with their *great* customer service 🙂

      • Excuse me? They have customer service?

        • Haha exactly. They have none!

          Does anyone have recommendations of a box that’s comparable to Popsugar? Preferably lower or the same price. I like their mix of items but every box I see that has stuff other than beauty just seems low value or for a younger crowd or too expensive. Off the top of my head I can thing of Fab Fit Fun, that Peaches something box… Um… guess I can’t think of any others lol Help!

          • I really like FFF. I find that I like about half the stuff in each box which makes it consistently worth it for me. PSMH items seem to be pretty easy to swap for so I just get what I want from the boxes that way.

          • Kloverbox. $25 a month. Beauty and lifestyle items.

          • Little Lace Box. It’s $50 a box but they keep having deals that brings it down to $40. Oh, and it comes out every other month. The stuff is much more eclectic than PopSugar, and some boxes are better than others, but I’ve been happy with them so far.

          • You say a negative to Popsugar is their customer service (or lack thereof) but you recommend LLB? Read up on those comments on C.S. before criticizing Popsugar plz.

          • Meg’s, LLB is a great box. They also have fantastic customer service. Imagine coming out with a product, and people KEEP bashing something about it. Nothing is wrong with the product, but they simply keep complaining publicly on every single forum. Always the same people. Nothing about Llb responding in a very timely manner (same day), shipping in two days, never making someone wait, replacing anything, they are fantastic.,only complaining that they didn’t like something or didn’t get their way. They-LLB- should also have the RIGHT to defend themselves. Their product and customer service stands for itself meaning personally to me and countless others currently dying to see this months spoilers and get out boxes- it is great and they don’t have to capture the ENTIRE market which gives them the right to defend themselves and chose if someone wasn’t the best fit as a customer. As a business owner myself, there are some people I can’t make happy, I know this and they are beyond difficult, or lying, or wanting something for nothing and continue to argue for it for example, therefore I do not sell or offer my services to them. Please believe me when I say there are two sides to every story and the other side may have been crazy or completely in the wrong .the customer isn’t always right and those that believe that, do not own a business most likely. Each person I said no to, had come back to me asking for me to sell or design or provide my services too, but they just were not the fit for my company and I kindly refused. Sometimes there are a select few that are not worth the aggravation. you simply don’t know. You can’t possibly know both sides so PLEASE stop bashing LLB. It has been over a year and exhausting to hear. Mainly because it is only one side, they were never given the chance to truly defend themselves and honestly, I don’t believe most of the story. Let them put out great boxes and you can simply chose not to sub. But stop bringing this up, pahhhhhlease.

          • Little lace box! Their boxes are amazing in every way and the customer service is like no other!

      • I’m with you! Just cancelled- it would need to be a KILLER spoiler, otherwise I’ll wait until old boxes I haven’t gotten yet go on sale. Or until MSA gets me into another great sub!

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