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Subscriber Survey: What Would You Put in the Perfect Limited Edition Box?

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Sunday Subscriber Survey time! We’re going to try something a little different this week!

You are curating a Limited Edition Holiday Box! The box will cost $100 and have a retail value of $250+. What do you put in it?

General items (like a faux fur throw) or specifics (the tarte Limited Edition Treasure Box) are both great!

What item(s) would be in your dream Holiday Box?

P.S. If you have an idea for a future Subscriber Survey question, 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. A Slip silk pillowcase
    2018 Artist wall calendar from MOMA
    Natasha Denona eye-shadow palette
    Kate Spade jeweled Antoine key chain
    Chantecaille Retinol hand cream

    • I want to buy this box! Just throw in some gourmet chocolates(preferably in an Advent type calendar) and it’s perfect!

  2. Bite beauty lip mask
    Oribe shampoo and conditioner
    Diptique candle in a fall or winter scent
    A decorative crystal bowl for candy or fruits. Something that catches the light but doesn’t scream holidays,
    A long necklace suitable to be wrapped around twice to make it shorter, sparky but not necessarily heavy. (Maybe freshwater pearls interspersed with Swarovski crystals)
    Some thing like the Donni Charm ovresized erroneously Rachel Zoe last year. So soft and so versatile. Fits everyone and looks terrific. Or a velvet kimono that was truly sized for everyone (or where you could pick a size, including plus sizes)

    • Donna charm oversized cape. Stupid autocorrect.

  3. I would love:

    A really luxe set of earmuffs. In a wintery color like burgundy, grey, black

    A full sized Drunk Elephant product (omg the TLC Sukari Babyfacial!)

    A Barefoot Dreams blanket

    Gourmet hot chocolate with a huge winter themed mug that’s made anywhere but China ( I worry about led)

    A cashmere throw

    A real Pashmina

    A luxe set of bath products for dry winter skin

    Fresh Advanced Lip Treatment

    GIFT CARDS! That include shipping

    Exfoliating Scrubs for hands, feet, body

    Oversized flannel pj’s (Loot Wear)

    Soft throw pillows

    If this is imaginary then I’d add som Tiffany jewelry, Cartier watch, everything on Oprah’s favorites list, whenever it comes out 🤗

  4. 1. Something Yummy to Eat or Drink, Including Dark Chocolate Anything
    2. Something to Wrap Up In – Not Wool (I’m Allergic)
    3. Cozy Socks &/or Slippers
    4. Aromatherapy Candle &/or Spray
    5. Body, Hand & Foot Cream
    6. Face Mask &/or Facial Spa Products
    7. Bracelet – Sterling, Gold or Beaded (Simple that can be worn all the time)
    8. Aromatherapy Roll-On Set
    9. Lavender Anything

    These would be for a Fall or Winter Box – Spring &/or Summer – some would be different items.

    • Forgot to add that all of these items would be luxe & the skincare/body items would be luxe as well or natural.

      The main thing I want are things that are NOT in other boxes or haven’t been in other boxes, i.e., new & wonderful items!

    • I’m going to second this entirely! I need this box!

  5. Okay… I am getting really excited.


    Can I go ahead and buy this box NOW, because all of these items are phenomenal???

    I have been drooling over the Tarte Treasure Box!

  6. Survey question idea: what subscription item did you dislike when you saw the spoilers but ended up liking/using when you received it in real life?

  7. I liked season themed boxes. The perfect box for me would be
    Fall box-Fall festival theme:
    Nice knitted wrap/shawl,
    durable carry all/tote bag,
    Assortment of artisan chocolates,
    Travel size assortment of skincare including sunscreen, moisturizer, cleanser, and eye cream
    Purse sized notebook and cute pen.
    Oh la la! Perfection in a box.

  8. something techy, like quality bluetooth headphones. (crossing my fingers for a bluetooth version of the caeden headphones eventually, their sound quality is phenomenal!)

    gourmet food/snacks. home decor items.

    i think i could list more items that i don’t want to see like scarves, candles, knickknack catch alls, etc.

  9. Home decor item

    Nice warm blanket throw

  10. Home decor items, preferably *not* holiday-specific.

  11. Oh and a nice spongelle in a warm vanilla or new fab wintery scent!!

  12. I would love my box to be a few cool items from etsy artists (to support women in small business) like handmade candles, aromatherapy products, teas, even a baked good or small batch honey. Also, I’d add some high quality organic chocolate (of course)! Some warm socks of high quality 😉 A mario badescu facial spray. A cozy throw and luxe body lotion!!

    • Love this! Support small business! (Especially female-driven and creative!)

  13. Fall and Winter seem to have the best boxes.

    My perfect Winter items:

    -luxe body cream (my skin gets so itchy in the winter)
    -scalp scrub
    -well-made, soft gloves or mittens
    -candle with a woodsy, campfire smell or something Christmas-y like pine or cookies
    -Advent calendar (even if only for 12 days) with chocolates
    -over-sized sleep shirt with matching thick all-cotton white, gray, or pink socks (not fuzzy)
    -Christmas ornament or DIY kit
    -cookie cutters
    -cookie shaker jar decorations (colored sugar, etc)
    -assortment of hot chocolate and marshmallows or teas with flavored honey sticks
    -electric throw or lap blanket
    -holiday serving platter
    -overnight lip treatment
    -colored lip crayon/balm
    -facial toner mist
    -pillow/room spray
    -in-shower moisturizer
    -entertaining/party cookbook
    -dessert/candy cookbook
    -lifestyle book (makeup, fashion, home decor, life hacks)
    -book for creating homemade gifts/gift bags
    -holiday music/movie/book

  14. 1) a big candle from nest! My favorite candle brand.
    2) a full sized skincare product from a brand like drunk elephant, Sunday Riley, Tatcha (especially that new tatcha violet mask)
    3) gourmet hot chocolate with mix ins (like marshamallows and peppermint stirring sticks)
    4) really thick, fluffy socks.
    5) I would love one of those pillows you attach to your bathtub for a more relaxing bath! Or a drink holder to attach to the side of the tub!
    6) cute, fluffy earmuffs or good quality gloves (not the knit ones you can get for 2$)
    7) I would love a smith and cult nail polish like a lot of other people have mentioned! Or maybe even Marc Jacobs. A Luxe nail polish that comes packaged in a beautiful bottle.

  15. A cozy throw from Barefoot Dreams
    Cozy socks by Cabin Socks or Lemon
    A beanie from Love Your Melon
    Rich truffles and hot cocoa or coffee
    A small iTunes gift card to download a great app or book
    A fabulous lip balm and hand cream

  16. More NATURAL beauty/make-up…would love eminence, aveda or Miranda Kerr’s Kora Organics line. It seems so many products in these boxes are full of nasty chemicals that I’m trying to stay away from

    REAL essential oils (florecopecia!)

    Ballerina house slippers (preferably in cashmere!)

    Luxe socks or leg warmers

    Diptyque candle

    Anything malin goetz or naturopathica

    Egyptian cotton Bathrobe (with size option)

    French tea (kusmi, mariage freres)

    Cashmere gloves

    Old school hot water bottle and cute cover

    Mason Pearson hairbrush

    Fauchon anything!

    French jam

    Chemise or pajamas (that we can select in our correct size)

    Color Wow root touch up kit (for between highlight appointments)

    Anastasia CLEAR brow gel

    Moleskin notebook

    Faux fur throw

    Accessory from sezane

    More curated/collaboration boxes from cool people/magazines. I swear my favorite box ever was Gwenyth paltrows curated birchbox many years ago!

    A collaboration with Hemsley & Hemsley, Vogue Paris or Outdoor Voices/lululemon would be at the top of my list!

    Please no more umbrellas, clutches, blow up rafts, emojis and jewelry that tarnishes…most of us are over the age of 25!

    • Wow, great list. Except for the root touch up kit I am on board!

    • Wow, I want you to curate my next box!

  17. Love this question! I’ve actually thought of this before and made a list (I’m a nerd) – it’s not really holiday-themed, but I would love this for a LE box.

    Luxury Asian Skincare Box:
    1) Femmue Extraordinary Beauty Cleansing Balm $42
    2) SU:M37 Miracle Rose Cleansing Stick $28
    3) Sulwhasoo First Care Activating Serum $84
    4) COSRX Triple C Lightning Liquid $27
    5) AMOREPACIFIC Luminous Effect Brightening Masque (1 sheet mask) $20
    6) Naruko La Creme JingCheng Supreme $159

  18. Cotton flannel bath robe, spray body oil, crystal hair pins, cashmere socks and a scented candle or a scented plug in for car.

  19. 1. A nice throw
    2. A holiday candle from WoodWick
    3. A box of high quality Christmas cards
    4. A plush cute snowman
    5. A snowflake necklace, bracelet, or ring
    6. A nice heating pad for those cold weather aches
    7. A tin of chocolate truffles/bonbons

    • I love the idea of high quality Christmas cards!

  20. Thinking about this post reminded me to sign up for the Rachel Zoe fall box lol. I think with the tatcha promo, it makes it an almost perfect box.

    Something similar, with another high end skincare item (Drunk Elephant, Sunday Riley), and a different makeup item would be the bees knees… maybe a Juvia’s Place palette?? They are all under $30, Uhmazing, and I’ve never seen them in a box!

  21. Some sort of aromatherapy
    head band

    no perfume

  22. @Anna Good idea on the international sweet treat

  23. I forgot to add – Farmacy lip bloom, fountain pen with ink

  24. Electric essential oil diffuser with REAL/high grade essential oils.

  25. A cashmere scarf, hat, gloves combo. Or anything cashmere.

  26. Substantial earrings (not small/delicate)
    Full size cruelty free skin care product (Mahalo, Farmacy?)
    Luxury scent
    Crystal champagne coaster
    Rose de Reims pink biscuits
    dark chocolate truffles
    small leather clutch or wallet
    Smith & Cult or Julep rich color polish

  27. Holiday glasses by Sisters of Los Angeles.
    Sparkly bracelet, high quality, of course.
    Chocolates in a tin that my dogs can’t eat again.
    A succulent planter set with a certificate for plants, a little holiday home project.
    High end face items, Farmacy, Drunken Elephant, La Mer(in my dreams)
    A candle, elegant nightlight, essential oil
    diffuser, silk pillow case.

  28. Some kind of fashion or decor related coffee table book would be included for sure! And yummy chocolates. Not sure what else though

  29. An oversized cozy blanket (not wool), luxury chocolates, a funny and lighthearted novel, a large mug with a whimsical design, and a reed diffuser.

    • Oh, and a luxe body creme.

  30. Massi Throw
    Silk Pillowcases
    Nice Candle
    Sip N Swell
    High End Jewlery Item
    Silk Wrap
    Pathology Foot
    Cat Bag- Leather Clutch

  31. A high quality throw blanket, a beautiful (faux)leather journal with a really nice pen (maybe even a fountain pen), an essential oil diffuser with a variety of essential oils, an oversized coffee mug and some sort of seasonal beverage, amd fancy chocolate truffles.

    • Add a scented candle, some spa items and a makeup splurge. Then I’m in!!!

      • Same as above and add:

        Massi or similar quality
        Chocolate truffles
        Some amazing new tool that turns out to be life changing like the hair turbans were.

        Some choice in colors.
        Spoilers of a nice item in the box will get me to jump on it.

  32. What a fun question!!! My dream holiday box would include:

    1) Massi or similar thick and fuzzy throw
    2) Luxe body cream
    3) Holiday cocktail recipe including the non-alcoholic ingredients
    4) Sugar cookie scented candle in a shimmery/metallic container
    5) Trio of hydrating treatments/masks, one for hands, one for feet and one for face
    6) A dainty bracelet (think Kendra Scott from PS) or rings (like the set from recent RZ BOS)
    7) A festive tin with an assortment of goodies including shortbread cookies and chocolates

    • I love the idea of cocktail recipes including the nonalcoholic knick knacks!

  33. High end full size skin care

  34. 1. Cozy wrap/travel blanket/throw
    2. Cocoa/Mug/Fancy Marshmallows
    3. Sparkly Jewelry Piece
    4. Nice skincare item
    5. Palette
    6. Wireless Speaker with bonus playlist download.

  35. Kendra Scott earrings or pendant, high end decorative candle, pair of satin pillowcases, Farmacy product, tech item, Pehr throw, tote bag.

  36. Luxe skin care. Some kind of rich, seasonal home fragrance. Something sparkly for holiday parties (jewelry or hair clip).

  37. Giving a choice of colors or styles helps personalize a box, no matter what the item is. Its hard to find anything that hasn’t already been in a box or that I actually “need,” but if its in my color scheme or scents that I prefer, I generally love it. Never would have thought to request a plush pumpkin like in Luxor, and absolutely love it.

  38. Josie Maran gift set.

  39. Coincidentally, I’m already thinking Christmas gift ideas for family. Yesterday (or the day before I can’t recall) I came across the review from Last Year’s Boxwalla Limited Edition Make Your own gift box. I would have purchased their film, book and chocolate gift but for the purpose of this survey, I would add a gourmet coffee as well.

    I’m really hoping Boxwalla offers this again this year. It would make a great gift for my mother.

    • Update to this posting of mine, I contacted Boxwalla and was told that they ARE planning on offering something similar to their Limited Edition Make Your Own Box Gift. No other details were offered, just told to “stay tuned”.

  40. Awesome natural essential oil candle, wonderful natural hand cream or body lotion, amazing hair mask, peppermint treats or dark chocolate, hot chocolate, peppermint holiday bath bomb or bubble bath, holiday cards, room spray

  41. 1. Something coffee-related
    2. Lip palette (UD has such nice ones)
    3. Throw or neutral throw pillow
    4. Sleek speaker for holiday parties or festive phone charger (metallic?)
    5. Expensive face item (cream or treatment)
    6. Room fragrance (candle or diffuser)
    7. Bonus item: digital holiday movie download

    Basically I want things I would buy but more expensive versions of them.

  42. I think anything from OP 1.1 and 1.2 (Julie Sion jewelry, the Tasia Canellis lovebird earrings, Hediard caramels, Les Petites sweaters, truffle salt, nice purses, etc)

    Then round that out with a dash of the old Burke Decor “Burke Box”

    And then pad the entire box with all of the snacks from PSMH.

  43. Tata Harper resurfacing mask, Tom Ford Lipstick, metallic leather clutch, a decadent treat, real silver or gold jewelry, Dyptique candle

  44. A Massi!!!!

  45. Coffee would be a nice change to tea. Also a nice shampoo and conditioner set

  46. I forgot the body scrub with coffee scent and a body lotion and a wonderful hand cream. Also need a lovely coffee cup.

  47. I would love to see some jewelry that us not an exclusive product but the real thing….

  48. An awesome bracelet, a really unique pen, cozy slipper socks(luxe), a useful wallet, and something great to eat.

  49. 1. Fancy candle from D.L & Co
    2. Massi or Pehr throw
    3. Godiva chocolate
    4. Smith & Cult nail polish in a festive shade (dark reds or maybe gold)
    5. Farmacy night balm or a high end facial serum
    6. Gourmet milk cookies from Japan
    7. Makeup from Nars or another similar brand
    8. Earrings or a delicate ring from Mejuri

    • Oh…I’d buy the box you just described

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