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Subscriber Survey: What is Your Most Cherished Subscription Box Item?

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Sunday Subscriber Survey time! This week’s subscription box question is:

What is your most cherished subscription box item?

It’s a very difficult question to answer if you are a subscription addict! I’m having a hard time picking just one item, but the first thing that came to my mind is the Pehr Designs Charcoal Muskoka Throw from the Limited Edition Holiday 2016 POPSUGAR Box:

It’s soft, cozy, perfect for our minimalist/modern decor, and a Buckles-favorite, too!

What’s your all-time most cherished subscription box item? And which box is it from? (OK to list more than one if you can’t narrow it down!)

P.S. Have a subscriber survey question idea for next week? Let me know in the comments!

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. If you buy something, MSA may earn an affiliate commission. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.


  1. My favorite things would probably be the Sisley foundation, mascara and cleanser with lily. I use them everyday and they are holy grail items. I would have never found them without the Sisley box. For home, I love my Globe In hand blown glasses, spice bowl with lid ( I keep sea salt in it) and Turkish towel that I use for my hair. All are wonderful quality and are used daily.

  2. Mine is also the Pehr throw. I even swapped for another one so I could have two!

  3. Ofra highlighter comes to mind from Boxycharm,I also love getting brushes from Luxie from Ipsy and boxy

    • That is a nice highlighter, and I got a different Ofra Highlighter from my first Wantable Makeup box. Also nice. Ofra does do a good highlight!

  4. Ideas for future survey questions:

    – what sub box item do you try to hoard?

    – what’s your most recent sub?

    – what sub will you never cancel?

    – best deal you got on a sub?

    – item you got in a sub box that you could not wait to get rid of? (for me it’s the Aloha trucker cap!)

    – subs as gifts – what did you gift to what sort of person (and did they like it)?

    • Those are fun questions!

  5. My Adornmonde silver earrings from the RZ box. I get so many compliments when I wear them. The Kimono from the last RZ box. I wear it as a summer robe and I love it. Vichy Mineral 89 – I use it every day now. I’m an addict.

    • I have been wanting the RZ box for awhile now! Is everything as luxurious as it looks?!

      • It’s really nice. I prefer it over the FFF box, which I cancelled. You may not love everything in the box, but I’m pretty sure you’ll have some things in there that you really enjoy. And it’s quarterly, so you’re paying like $33/month.

  6. There’s SO MANY items I love from sub boxes!!

    Gift izzy – Seraphini earring and necklace.

    Robb vices – pillar speaker and the wireless headphones that came in that box.

    Luxor – halcyon days gold watch

    Nomadik – Famous surf supply water flask – I’ve used it every day since I got it.

    Xoxkit – shibori banner

    Bespoke post – Concrete spoon rest – finally a spoon rest that’s functional and minimalist!

    Papergang – bee stationary kit

    Globein – Its a small item but it gives me joy – the bell!

  7. For me, it would have to be Mahalo’s Rare Indigo Balm from Beauty Heroes. I’m just about to finish up my jar, which I’m pretty bummed about because this always feels like pure decadence on my skin. I will definitely purchase it in the future…. I just need Mahalo to have some sort of GWP or deal! Since I’ve noticed Beauty Heroes repeats brands occasionally, I’m hoping they do another Mahalo box… I mean they did just come out with a new face mist. 🙂

  8. The blanket scarf from FabFitFun and the Cluse watch from Rachel Zoe Box of Style are my two favorites.

  9. For home/lifestyle items mine would be the Blackwood bag from the recent happy rebel. I cart it around every day and it’s the perfect size to hold my lunchbox, books, iPad, earbuds etc for work.

    For beauty items it’s the Bastide soap from Oui Please (can’t live without that scent now, I love it!), Curology for my acne, and the Circ Cell moisturizer/sunscreen received recently from Luxor; until I found it I had never found a moisturizer that didn’t make me more oily than my skin already is so it is HG status for me now

  10. I read all the answers before posting and it reminded me of so many things. 1. I’m currently sleeping with just my diamond print turkish T throw. I didn’t think it was washable in my stacked laundry machines but it came out perfectly. 2. Klorane dry shampoo. It’s my absolute favorite and I swap for it all the time. 3. Dagne card holder. It’s become my main wallet when I’m not lugging around my big purse. 4. Misfit from January Robb Vices. It was EXACTLY what I wanted in a fitness tracker. 5. Soul Cycle pass. I’ve traded for about 10 of these so far. It’s sort of a treat to go, and especially to go to a $34 workout class for free. 6. Loving the glass keep cups that have started popping up. 7. I LOVED the Money on Honey caramels from a couple of years ago but I tried them again recently and was less impressed. 8. I haven’t worn it much yet, but LOVE the Kimono from the most recent BOS.

    • Omg please swap my equinox pass if you need one. I’ll never use it. I have no idea the rv on it but let me know 😊

      • I would love to swap for the EQ pass!

  11. I love the Cluse watch from BOS and wear it almost every day. I also bought another one (white face, brown strap but still rose gold) so that I could interchange the straps.

    • That Cluse watch is my fave too! I wear it daily, and sadly just wore out the black straps. I also purchased a second one with a white face for summer with pale pink straps, but still reach for the black face. I’m looking at replacing the black straps, and then adding the rose gold and mint green straps to my collection.

      • I almost got pink straps, too! But decided to go with the brown since I have a pink Olivia Burton watch (also interchangeable straps but I still prefer Cluse for its thin face). I got mine online at Nordstrom and I wish they sold straps separately.

  12. The red Lip Bar lipstick from Glossybox Holiday Box 2014.

  13. Hands down the Lele Sadoughi Half-Moon Pendant from Popsugar. I have never received so many compliments on a piece of jewelry! I wear it almost every week. I also use my Pehr throw from Popsugar daily.

  14. It may seem odd, but I love the Patchology Posh Peel. I use them every 6 months. I keep swapping for them and buying them when FFF has them. They’re one of my favorites.

    Now something I swapped for, hands down the Geometric Reversible Throw. I absolutely am in love with it!!

  15. The cities glasses from popsugar must have from like 4 years ago. I don’t know why i love them but I do!

  16. The Brokedown scarf from my first Popsugar box, the one that started ed my own sub box addiction-September 2012 also the Pine Cone Hill throw from Burke, and the Pehr throw from Popsugar

  17. The turquoise and golden agate adjustable hemp bracelet from Yogi Surprise Summer Jewelry Bonus Box 2016. I wore it all the time. The thread broke last month and I need to find someone to restring it.

  18. As soon as I saw the title I immediately knew – my pehr throws. Looks like it’s lots of other folks’ favorite as well. I loved it so much I purchased a second LE box. I swap all other throws since these are the only two I want. One on my bed and one on my couch.

  19. Cashmere Ear wrap from the PS Holiday box a few years ago. It was so soft and warm, and I wore it all winter. I also still wear the heck out of the bracelet from that box. That box was widely panned, but good for me, since I got two items that I use all the time.

  20. Hands down is my Fairbault wool blanket from some random box (just kidding….I know it was Liz’ Quarterly box). My youngest daughter was still under 1 and we’d snuggle under it for naps on the couch. She still loves to snuggle under it.

    My older daughter thinks it is itchy (so does my husband) so it is called the “itchy blanket” around our house but I LOVE it!

    • Same — I love this throw! So does my husband and so does the dog. I also love my Pehr throw. And I have a variety of Turkish towels that I use as throws and shawls, one in nearly every room of the house. Funny, I’m not sure I realized how intensely I love all of my sub box blankets!

  21. I have three things I absolutely can’t be without and would be crushed if I ever lost — the rose gold headphones from Fall ’16 LE PopSugar, the Dagne Dover card case from Box of Style and the Baggu cotton tote from PS. I use at least one (and usually) all of them everyday and they’re all stylish, high quality and super functional for my needs.

    • Lol…that is so funny because I think that card case is the one thing I’ve gotten from BOS that I have absolutely no use for. Not sure where it is, but if I find it you can have it if you ever lose yours.

  22. My Pehr throw, my purse and scarf from Box of Style Spring 2017, my brush from Sugar Bash, and so much more!

  23. I guess I would have to say my inside out heart cup from LLB, jawbone up 2 fitness tracker, and Alice+ Olive face wallet.

  24. – Pehr throw because my little boy sleeps with it every night. He overheats and I had a really hard time finding a blanket he would be comfortable with. He loves it, so I love it!

    – Pusheen cookie cutter because my daughter loves making kitty cookies.

    – Massi beach throw / Turkish towel because it sparked my love for Turkish towels AND because it travels with us everywhere.

    I think overall I just love the variety that sub boxes have brought into my life, both for beauty and lifestyle items. A lot of the things I love I might never have picked up in a store, yet now I find indispensable.

  25. My Adidas Stella McCartney gym bag from Adidas Avenue A and the Pureboost Sneakers! Avenue A is my favorite subscription box! I have stopped buying sneakers and just wait on what’s next from Avenue A.

    • Yes!! How could I forget my Avenue A items!?!

      Love my Pureboost shoes so much!!
      And the Stella bags 😍

  26. The Labyrinth shirt from the April 2016 Lootcrate. One of my favorite movies, and one that’s hard to find merch for!

    The Nocturnal Readers Box/Cemetery Dance exclusive edition of Gwendy’s Button Box by Stephen King. I’ve bought several books from Cemetery Dance (they’re an independent publisher that specializes in horror) and they always have such beautiful editions. To have an exclusive edition of a brand-new hardback by my favorite author is a dream come true!

  27. The Dagne Dover card case from winter BoS. I use it every day, even when I’m not using a purse, and no matter what purse I carry, it’s in it.
    Second would probably be the blusher from summer BoS – I use it almost every day – or the Nanette Lepore watch from last spring’s Popsugar. My wedding ring is rose gold, and its hard to find watches with that tone that don’t have metal bands or rhinestones.

  28. Creme Shop OMG Brush from Glossybox June 2017. Greatest brush ever. I have used it every day since I received it.

  29. It’s a tossup between my Stelle Audio Pillar from Robb Vices and my face treatment from Curology. The Stelle pillar is definitely the funnest item I’ve received, but Curology has saved me the discomfort of dealing with cystic acne every month.

  30. The Alexis Bittar ring from the Box of Style winter 2015. I get a lot of compliments on it: I feel like it has a timeless vibe and can be worn for years. The Sole Society hat from the most recent Box of Style because I have a family history of skin cancer and I have worn this hat hundreds of times since I got it and it goes with everything and keeps my face protected. Last, the Spark Joy book from PopSugar January 2016 because it inspired me to de-clutter and live surrounded by the things that bring me joy!

  31. It’s hard for me to choose between my blanket scarf from the FFF Editor’s box and the cage bracelet from the FFF Spring box. I wore the scarf everywhere and covered up with it at home nonstop and still do. And I lost my bracelet after wearing it only twice. I loved it so much I found a brand new one on eBay for $16 and bought it. Now I keep it good and safe and always know where it is at.

  32. I have a couple…
    Aviator sunglasses from Bespoke Post – I wear them literally every single day and love them so much

    Honey mug from Burke Box – use it all the time and it just makes me happy

    One Love Organics Skin Savior balm – that stuff is heaven in a jar and I’ve purchased it and other products directly from them 😍

    Throws and Turkish towels from PSMH (Pehr) and Burke Box

    And pretty much all of the projects I’ve done with my son from Kiwi/Tinker Crate

  33. Pehr throw (I swapped for 2 more so I have 3 total), vibes headphones, Govino glasses, Adidas maroon jacket/sweater (I also swapped for several of these too), my Massi throw, and Jawbone Up from the Popsugar Target box. I’ve gone through 2 (they both broke unfortunately).

  34. Strangely enough, I love the Lilylolo contour and highlight duo from petit vour. I use it every single day.

    • 👆That right there, everyone. Best moment of my day! 😂❤️

    • OMG Ragan, thank you, I had forgotten about seeing those pictures of Mr. Kitty in that costume 😃

    • Hilarious! ❤

    • Very much enjoyed the gratuitous cat shots. 🙂

    • LOVE!!

  35. The vibe headphones from bespoke post. It actually got a co-worker into the gentleman’s subscription box scene, and elevated my audio style from skullcandy.

  36. Very hard question to answer. The first thing that comes to mind is my Govino cup from the Popsugar box sometime last year. I use it daily for my sparkling water. It came with a water decanter as well. I see this “glasses” popping up again i sub boxes for wine. I wouldn’t drink wine from plastic. I prefer glass.
    Question for next week, what is your favorite nail polish color?

  37. I agree with you, Liz. I spent a lot of time this Christmas snuggling with my grandma underneath the Pehr blanket!

  38. I really enjoy the Pehr bin for everything and the all of the different glasswear from Globein.

  39. A necklace from Rocksbox that I had on loan and wore to my father’s funeral. I bought it, of course, to remember the day.

  40. I use the Ofra highlighters (Boxycharm), Marrakesh hair oil (FabFitFun), and Wet Brush(Allure) every single day! Best finds ever.

    • Ohhhh I love that wet brush,I brag about it all the time

    • I love the wet brush too. Total life changer for me.

  41. Off the top of my head, I’d say the Mottahedah mug from Luxor January 2016. We love it so much, I swapped for a set of 8!

  42. The cute mini perfume bottles. I have 3 that I really like and have on display in my bathroom. I hope to get more!

    • I have mine displayed in a beautiful Mimi glass plate

  43. I love love love my Kendra Scott bracelet from PS

  44. My wet brush mini and the Dreamdry turban.

  45. My Pehr throw also Liz!!! On my couch with us & our dogs….. ❤ 🐕 🐕

  46. I second the Miansai bracelet, and the ‘Honey’ cup from Burke Box!! Use it every day!!

  47. This is probably a silly answer but mine is my skin! Because of subscription boxes, at the age of 35 my skin is the healthiest it has ever been. It’s radiant and glowing and I love it. Before subs, I did spf and make up remover and that was all!

    • Interesting. Any recommendations?? I’m also 35 and have no clue how to take better care of my skin. I don’t wear make up so I don’t use make up remover, lol. I try to always wear SPF but I’m horrible at remembering on a daily basis. My job has me in the sun from 2-5pm 3-4 days a week. I’m not in the sun the entire time but I deliver RXs so when I’m not in the car, I’m outside walking to a door or into a building. I can see that it is effecting my skin and yet I don’t increase my use of spf.

      When did you start using other stuff? How long to see it working? I have a ton of skin care products but I am a hoarder apparently and don’t use it!!!

      • I use a cleanser, toner, moisturizer, eye cream, serum and spf in the morning. In the evening I use a cleanser, moisturizer, eye cream and retinol cream. I would say I started noticing a difference within a month. It’s been about 2 years now and looking at pictures from 5 years ago, I think I look younger now! I also carry around the coola spf setting spray and will use that if I’m in the sun all day, since spf will wear off. Hope this helps!

      • Hello Trish! Im gonna comment coz ive been using subscription and korean products for a while now and my skin has gone from troubled to healthy/slightly oily, but breakouts have dissapeared (for the most part, still get a little once a month); and I look at least 5 yrs younger than my age. I normally forget to use sunscreen also thats why Ive opted to always get either one in all creams or bb creams with spf already. Love products with snail mucin, i use gel as my skin is oily but it also depends on your skin type if you need more something more moisturizing or with a creamier feel. Try to keep sample size of spf products in your purse in case you forget or dont have time to put on in the morning. And last but not least, drink lots of water. Trust me, it makes a difference.

    • Hey that is an excellent answer. I just turned 30, today actually (yay! HBD to me! Lol) and at some point in the day i was holding my head in my hand and felt my cheek and realized… wow my skin feels plump and bouncy, if i keep up with what Im doing its gonna be awesome by the time im 40! I guess I need to thank subscription boxes for allowing me to discover items I wouldnt have tried otherwise.

    • Great answer!!! I only sub to beauty boxes & wear minimal makeup so no one can ever “see” any of my favorite sub box finds…. I guess unless they compare my skin to how it looked before I got into sub boxes!

      Do you have any favorite products you’ve received in a sub box? 🙂

  48. Easy…my Miansai bracelet from Box of Style! 😍

    • Yep, you know an item is good if you hunt it down on eBay! I did with the Miansai bracelet and Pehr throw. Favorite from a box I actually received would be the Mara Hoffman sarong from BOS summer 2015.

      • That’s what I did with the Dylanex necklace from BOS to give to someone who admired mine so much. And I tried to hunt down on Ebay – that bag from the last Nina Garcia collection, the Lagerfeld one. I wouldn’t care what color, but I can’t find that bag anywhere, and I foolishly (or not since I haven’t seen a summer box review or even spoiler) didn’t subscribe in time to get that Spring box.

  49. I guess it would have to be the pure cosmetics buff collection from boxycharm. I use it at least 3 times a week. There are really too many to list!

    • The skyn iceland face wash for stressed skin I got in ipsy. Holy grail status, will not be without ever!

      • Oh my gosh- I got their acne dots from mizzfits quarterly – LOVE!

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