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POPSUGAR Must Have Box November 2016 Review + Coupon

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POPSUGAR Must Have is a monthly lifestyle subscription box for women. Each month they send a mix of items from categories like beauty, fashion, food, fitness, home, etc.

FYI – this box is still available! If you sign up now – it will be your first box! (It will likely sell out quickly, though, so I recommend subscribing asap if you are interested!)

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

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The Subscription Box: POPSUGAR Must Have

The Cost: 39.95 a month

The Products: “Must Have” items for women selected by POPSUGAR editors. (Fitness, Home, Beauty, Food, and more)

Check out all of my POPSUGAR Must Have reviews and the Women’s Subscription Box Directory!

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

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They also let you know the themes that inspired the box.

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Time to dig into the items!

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Kendra Scott Elaina Rose Gold Bracelet in White Pearl – Retail Value $50

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It’s the classic Kendra Scott stone I’ve come to love thanks to POPSUGAR, and the stone has a lovely iridescent quality that catches the light, too!

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I’m a little obsessed with this sliding closure design – I can actually put this bracelet on without any help!

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And this bracelet came with a coupon for 20% off your next Kendra Scott purchase. (Expires 12.15.16)

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Even the charms at the end of the closure piece are beautiful:

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Pehr Chambray Runner in Wine – Value $44

The Pehr bin in the January POPSUGAR Must Have box is one of my favorite subscription box items ever, so I was thrilled to see the Pehr brand back in the box!

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This table runner measures 90″L x 14″W, and it is perfection! I think the burgundy wine and cream colors are perfect for fall through the winter, and the frayed edges add a lovely texture.

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Pehr included a 25% off coupon, too!

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Stowaway Cosmetics Dawn To Dusk Palette – Value $25

This palette includes a mini brush with a blending brush on one side, and an angled brush on the other (great for using these shades as eyeliner as well.)

The entire Stowaway Cosmetics line is designed to be mini and perfect for travel or stowing in your purse!

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The light shade on the top left is matte, and can work as a highlighter, or base cover. All other shades have some amount of shimmer/sparkle. (The dark blue and brown shades read as matte, with a little sparkle, and the other shades are high shimmer, high pigment, metallics.)

And Stowaway included a coupon for 25% off any order of $50 or more. (Expires 2.18.17)

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Here are all the shades swatched:

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This palette is paraben and cruelty-free, and it’s made to be the size of a credit card so it takes up as little space as possible in your purse/makeup bag, etc.

Here it is in my hand to give you a better sense of scale:

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So tiny and cute!

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AJ Goods Nest Wire Bowl – Value $35

YES to another home item in this box! And another fabulous one, too!

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I’m obsessed with the simple and elegant design of this bowl! It’s a handmade metal wire bowl, and it measures 4″ h x 11″ d.

I think this bowl should work with almost any kind of decor, and it’s great for displaying fruit, ornaments, or anything else!

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Such a great centerpiece bowl!

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Meri Meri Star Party Picks – Value $8

This set includes 24 party picks (2 different sizes).

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I think these are so cute and fun! We decided they were worthy of a mini celebration!

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These appetizers were super easy to make – just add walnuts and rosemary to the tops of cheese squares. (And the party pick holds the cranberry in place!)

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If you love a super simple recipe cocktail like I do, I recommend this cranberry drink! Mix sweetened cranberry juice with champagne, then top with cranberries and a lime.

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And we discovered an added bonus of these party pick star shapes:

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The edge of the star keeps the party pick on the edge of your glass, so they are perfect for cocktail garnishes!

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Oogie’s Toffee Butter Popcorn – Value $3

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This popcorn is all-natural, gluten free, and my husband’s favorite new snack (he’s a toffee lover).

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And POPSUGAR’s streak of sending the best snacks and sweets continues!

 

Verdict: This box has a value of about $165! Amazing! This is one of my favorite POPSUGAR boxes of all time, and I think it is a perfectly curated box for November, too.

Home items are always a treat in subscription boxes, so it’s amazing to get two high-value home items in this box! Plus there are plenty of items that feel both practical and special (the ultimate subscription box item goal), and all the products match my style, too.

What do you think of the November POPSUGAR Must Have Box? What is your favorite item?

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, POPSUGAR Must Have Box Spoilers, Subscription Box Reviews, Subscription Box Spoilers, Subscription Boxes for Women| 134 comments

Comments (134)

  1. Do I have giant hands? Am I the only person the bracelet doesn’t fit? I love it and wanted to keep it but it is nowhere close to fitting over my hand to get on. Super sad about that.

  2. Does anyone know where/when you put in the code? It asked me for my cc# and it hasnt given me the option to put the code in so no discount…

  3. Hi! Not sure how this works, but I want to swap the table runner & bowl for bracelet and star picks w/ someone.

    • Get on the swapping site

  4. Great box! I am giving the runner and the wire bowl to my secret santa at work, and this will be just perfect for her. Excellent review as well, Liz. I loved seeing the items in action.

  5. I got my box yesterday. I love it. The only thing I don’t love is the uneven bottom of my bowl. It won’t sit flat. It tilts and is very lopsided. I’m going to figure out something to put under it and hopefully it will look as nice as your’s Liz!

  6. Wow Liz you went for an all out party with this review. I can so tell that you loved it.Such a wonderful look at all the November goodies made me so happy I bought my first box when they had the 25 dollars deal. While so of these gorgeous home items don’t fit in my tiny one bedroom apartment they will make a really great Christmas gift.. So its a win for me. I just recieved my box yesterday because it took a week detour threw the US and got here 4 days early when it left on November 1st.. It was the hardest thing to not look at this review. I am happy with everything. And wish they had more home items in their boxes(no books, please… sorrry)

  7. Did they do any sort of deal last year, maybe through Gilt City? My sub ended in October, I REALLY want the November box but would be bummed if I resubbed to get the slight discount they always offer and then turned around and saw a better deal.
    FOMO LIVES!

  8. I just got this today but I didn’t like it. I know most of the folks here loved it and that is great, but I thought the bracelet was super cheap looking, like plastic- cheap- looking ( the photos here make it look much nicer than it is in person) and the runner is a rag, literally a long rag. Sure, I can use the wire bowl but I could also pick up its twin for $8 at Ross. I don’t quite understand why people are so jazzed about this but this is my first box, maybe the next one will have more things I like. Hope so!

  9. Maybe I am expecting too much from these boxes?! I was not impressed. The bracelet is so cheap it looks plastic ( the only thing anyone is going to do with this “bracelet” is to give it to their 4-year-old), the runner I could get at Cost Plus for $10 and a wire basket that looked like my nephew had made it in the garage? Nope, not impressed. I get that the reviewers at this site have to be over the moon for everything because they won’t get free boxes otherwise, and she is a good writer (!!) but this was definitely not worth $40 in my opinion. I am glad so many people liked it but this will be a one-time splurge for me.

    • I’m new to this sub (new in general to sub boxes) just got the Oct and the mystery and cancelled. I was happy with my boxes, but am still unemployed so thought that was that. Was about sold because I thought the bracelet and the table runner were good brands and worth the price, you are saying they are not? I can see that with the table runner;looks like it might be thin, definitely not Ethan Allen or Pottery Barn quality, was hoping it was nice as I don’t know this brand…ok But I thought Kendra Scott was a quality brand I’ve seen at Nordstroms’. Darn, well guess that makes my decision easy, thanks! 🙂
      Oh and the basket looks super fun and cute, but I will go check it out at Cost Plus.

  10. I always like all the PopSugar boxes but this one was so great! I love this time of year you get the November and December box plus I also got the Neiman Marcus box and the special for her box for December. So that’s four boxes in two months. I can’t wait for the rest of the boxes!

  11. I was so disappointed with the duplicates issue. I cancelled both must have and mini. I have been searching for the perfect veggie/fruit bowl and of course I love the bracelet. What’s not to love ? Here I go again. My love hate relationship with PopSugar. Mostly Love ❤️

  12. Has anyone received their replacement boxes from the Popsugar mystery box? If so did you get a tracking number? Tomorrow will be two weeks since I sent them back.

    • I received mine today. I emailed customer service and they sent me the tracking numbers. p.s. I really love the November box. I can never have too many table runners – an easy way to instantly change decor.

  13. Got mine yesterday. Like it a lot more in person than I did in pictures. Still not a big fan of the bracelet since it’s gold but I really liked and will use everything else. Which is good because to put it nicely, I was a bit underwhelmed last month and half items ended up in the trash (I know, not good, but I was decluttering and the book, the cocoa and the mug ended up in the trash bag instead of donate bag).

  14. I was a new subscriber for Oct. and was very happy with that box and my Mystery box. Maybe it is because I’m new to this box, but I cancelled because I wasn’t crazy about the Nov box first spoiler and all the disappointment from other subscribers, was scared they PS was going downhill and didn’t want to stick around.
    Anyway, I am super excited about this box but the two promo codes weren’t working, help me someone? I’m on a tight budget! I feel like they are onto me, unsubscribing and then resubscribing? Seems like others do it, so why not?

  15. Wonderful job reviewing Liz!!! I LOVE this November box!! I must agree, I think this also is my new favorite one since I started getting Popsugar a couple years ago. I look forward to all your reviews. Thank you!

  16. Just got this in the mail and I’m so excited about it! So many legitimately useful and beautiful items.

  17. FYI the Kendra Scott coupon code didn’t work when I tried it! I called CS and then emailed pictures, and they’re working on figuring everything out.

  18. Awesome review, Liz! I love the added embellishments and recipes in your review. I continue to enjoy your Must Have Box reviews from PopSugar!

  19. I have an extra popsugar mystery box #9 with the Kendra Scott earrings and will swap for this November box. Please email me if you’re interested at chewsulin at Gmail dot com.

    • I’ll swap you the bracelet for the earrings ?

      • I really like everything in the November box except for the palette. If I swap I would like to swap the whole box. I don’t really care about the palette but that’s about it.

  20. I think this is a pretty nice box especially because PopSugar can be so trick-or-treat but I think I’m going to hold off. I am a big Kendra fan but this isn’t my fave piece of the newer stuff, the palette is SO SMALL, and the bowl……..is really cute, but I could find one at Tarjay.

  21. After convincing myself I wouldn’t reorder a PSMH box ever again, I just had to peek at your November box review. What a fabulous box! They hit it out of the ballpark with this one! Hopefully the trend continues because I broke down and did another 3 month subscription. Thanks for the review!

  22. This is probably the first box I have ever purchased full price. I wish I had tried harder to use the $15 coupon, but I think this is the best box in years.

  23. This us-ta be the best box around, drooped it about 1 year ago and have not regretted it once. Your really trying hard to make everything look great but it’s over kill IMO.

    • You all keep taking off my review.. any reason? I wasn’t thrilled with the Nov box and while I was honest, I didn’t leave a mean or angry review- why the removal?

      • Hi Anne,

        Sorry I’m a little behind in approving comments today. Since this was your first time commenting as Anne, your comments had to be approved first by admin.

        Sorry for any confusion.

  24. Ok, PSMH, you got me! This is such a giftable box… while 3/5 aren’t really something I want or my taste, I know people who would LOVE those items. $40 for a couple of Christmas gifts is such an awesome deal!

  25. What is the chance that if we bought this as a one-time gift instead of re-subbing, PS will send an October box instead of November? The order confirmation states “you are automatically signed up to receive an earlier month’s box, should it become available.” That had better not happen! ?

    • I asked that yesterday and they confirmed they are sold out of October and November is the next one to ship

      • Does anyone know the $15 off coupon code? Fall15 is no longer working but others above stated that they saved$15?

  26. Sold! Haven’t subscribed to PSMH in a long time, but such a great box. Question though–if I cancel my sub today (I don’t want any additional boxes after the Nov box), the same day I subscribed, will that affect my getting the Nov box? Right now it says I have 1 credit in my account–I’m guessing for the Nov box… so hopefully can cancel now. Just don’t want to forget!

    • I would guess that once you are billed for your first month you would be fine.

  27. One of the best boxes that I have seen from them in a loooooong time. Well done. I am still not tempted enough to sign up again. If next month is good, then maybe. I’m just not sure they can be consistent.

  28. Liz,
    Awesome presentation !!! Very exquisite !!!!

  29. What a wonderful birthday treat to myself! Perfect box! I love Popsugar MH! I wish I could afford their limited edition boxes but I’m still happy I get to splurge on this one!

  30. sold! popsugar after over a year of not coming back you got me!

    • Same here! They had me at Nest Wire Bowl 😀

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