POPSUGAR Holiday 2016 Limited Edition Men’s Box Review
Each holiday season, POPSUGAR releases two Limited Edition Boxes great for gifting. This is the review of the POPSUGAR Must Have Limited Edition Men’s Winter box!
This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.
FYI – if you are interested in purchasing this box, it is still available, but there are fewer than 500 boxes left!
The Cost: $100
The Products: For Him: Everyone needs a set of timeless essentials to give or get as gifts. This array of rugged yet style-worthy goods is ready to keep your guy well-equipped for the holidays and the days after.
Each box comes with a fold out card detailing the items included.
The theme of this box is to “Stylishly equip your life for the holiday & beyond!”
This box is an “exclusive collection of rugged, vintage-inspired” items.
Now, onto the items!
Cortese Watches Prologo C12801 – €149 (This watch is European and sold in euros)
(Currently, this is the equivalent of about $160.)
As is custom with POPSUGAR Limited Edition boxes, this item is boxed and ready to gift!
This is the hero item of the box, and I think it fits the rugged and stylish theme very well.
The distressed leather on this timepiece gives it the look of a family heirloom, but its modern blue hue and domed glass face transport it to the present. The long strap is designed to be tucked into the first or second buckle.
The length of the watch is about 10 inches.
You can also adjust the back of the band to change where the watch face is located:
We found that the leather distresses easily, so with time, this band will have more of a lighter leather look.
The domed glass face has impressive dimension to it, too.
And here it is on my husband, Eric:
This is such a quality piece, and since it alone is well over the cost of the box, I almost feel like everything else is gravy!
Yay for another item in the box that comes in its own box! (Always good in case you are buying this box and breaking it into multiple gifts.)
These socks are made in Italy with and “are individually constructed on a 200-needle knitting machine using soft combed cotton-blend yarn.”
Eric absolutely loved these socks! No surprise, the quality is great, and the patterns are fun, too!
Izola Take Care Shave Kit – Value $48
This is a perfect size, heavy-duty Dopp kit!
It measures 10″ x 5″ x 5″ and it has an exterior pocket.
The material is a sturdy (100% cotton) canvas. Here is a closer look a the fabric:
And the interior is lined with water resistant PEVA so it is easy to clean up any spills:
This kit is big enough to fit full-size products, too!
Gentleman’s Hardware Credit Card Tool – Value $17
This stainless steel tool is slim enough to fit in your wallet. And it basically does all the things:
- Can Opener
- Knife Blade
- Bottle Opener
- Position Wrench (2 Variations)
- Butterfly Wrench
- Saw Blade
- Direction Ancillary Indication
My husband has received a similar tool in the past, but he said this one is the nicest one he’s seen. (And I love the Altoids-like tin packaging, too.)
Bald Guy Greetings Set of 3 Cards – Value $10.50
I think this box is a great collection of classic items – so these cards were a little unexpected!
These are NOT your standard greeting cards! But if you’re gifting this box to someone who would like to give an unconventional Birthday, Love, or Thank You card – they are perfect.
Peak Ice Works Extra Large Ice Cube Tray – Value $12
This tray is made with an internal steel frame, so you don’t have to worry about the silicone material moving around too much and spilling water.
This ice cube tray comes with a lid to prevent freezer burn:
And my favorite part? The silicone is BPA-free and dishwasher safe!
These cubes measure 2 and 1/4 inches – AKA perfect for scotch, bourbon, whiskey, etc on the rocks:
These large cubes are perfect for a good-looking cocktail, and also the ice also melts down slower!
And speaking of bourbon…
Sugarfina Maple Bourbon Caramels – Value $7.50
Eric has loved just about every treat POPSUGAR has ever sent in a box, and these are his newest favorite! They are maple sugar caramels infused with Maker’s Mark and covered in chocolate. (How amazing sounding is that sentence?) Needless to say, this box of chocolates is now empty!
Verdict: This box has a value of about $297. I think that’s great for a $100 box. The watch, socks, and Dopp kit are all high-end and quality accessory brands, and I think the other items are a nice way to round out the box. What do you think of the POPSUGAR Must Have Limited Edition Men’s Winter box?