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POPSUGAR Limited Edition Winter for Her 2017 Box Review

Every year, POPSUGAR releases a POPSUGAR Must Have Limited Edition Winter Box – perfect for gifting or treating yourself!

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! 

The Box: POPSUGAR Must Have Limited Edition Winter 2017 Box

The Cost: $100

The Products: Embrace the chilly weather in style. This limited edition box has everything from beautiful decor to adorn your dining room table to minimalistic accessories to compliment your chunky sweaters.


Each box comes with a card detailing the items included:

Now, on to the items!

Tribe Alive Luxe Brass Handle Handbag in Black – Value $168

This bag is made of genuine vegetable-tanned leather and measures 9.5″H x 10.5″W x 3.5″D.

It has an interior open pocket and here it is in hand to give you a better sense of scale:

I’m very impressed with the quality of this bag, and I love the minimalist styling. Plus, the brass circle handles are such a unique detail.

CLUSE La Bohème Rose Gold Watch – Value $99

This watch comes in a gorgeous storage case. (It could double as a soft eyeglasses case, too!)

(Customers get to pick this grey leather band or a black leather band.)

This watch is the perfect weight in my opinion. Not too heavy, but not too light to feel cheap.

This feels like a classic piece that you could wear for years, too.

Here it is on:

Odeme Dessert Plate Set – Value $27

Odeme has been featured in POPSUGAR boxes in the past and I love their items, so I was thrilled to see this plate set in the box!

These dessert plates measure 6 inches across and feature two different designs.

I love that these patterns are great for the holidays, but will work all-year round, too!

And extra good news – they are dishwasher safe!

Here they are with some macaroons to give you a better sense of scale:

And that napkin in the bottom corner is our next item!

Pehr Napkin Set – Value $40

Pehr: another one of my all-time favorite brands to see in a POPSUGAR box!

These 100% cotton napkins have a fringe edge detail:

And they measure 18 X 18 inches.

Herbivore Jasmine Glowing Hydration Body Oil – Value $44

What a perfect beauty item to include in a winter box – and I’m a fan of the Herbivore brand, too! (You may have noticed a pattern with this review – I really love all these brands!)

This body oil absorbs well and is super hydrating, too. Plus it is ingredient conscious and vegan, too! And the natural jasmine scent is lovely! (If you’re not a fan of floral scents, this would make a lovely gift, though!)

Estee Lauder Modern Muse Rollerball – Value $26

This perfume is a blend of Sparkling Jasmine Accord and Sleek Woods Accord.

If you read my reviews often, you probably know I’m not a perfume wearer, so this is the only item in the box that isn’t a win for me. (But! This box has 7 items instead of the usual 6, so I can’t complain!)

Vosges Haut-Chocolat Holiday Cracker – Value $10

Again, I think this is pretty much the perfect treat item to include in a Winter box! How festive and fun!

(Perfect for gifting too, if you can part with it!)

The cracker includes 6 bon bons. Here is one close up:

These are some seriously fancy chocolates! They are made with a dark chocolate shell filled with a liquid chocolate caramel. You can definitely taste the salt in the caramel, and it perfectly balances out the slight bitterness of the dark chocolate. And the sea salt is a Hawaiian black lava salt that gets its dark obsidian color from activated charcoal!

Marne was our taste tester for these chocolates, and she loved them. Her exact quote on how they tasted: “Very decadent, VERY decadent.”


Verdict: This box has a retail value of about $414! I think that’s amazing! Two quality leather fashion items, two high-end beauty items, two super practical but fun home items, and a decadent chocolate treat – seems like the perfect box to me! Plus, the minimalist style of this box is perfect for me, too!

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Yes, as of publication, this box was still available!

Coupon – No coupon available for limited edition boxes.

Value Breakdown: At $100 for this box, here’s what you are paying approximately per item:

  • Purse: $40.58
  • Watch: $23.91
  • Plates: $6.52
  • Napkins: $9.66
  • Body Oil: $10.63
  • Perfume: $7.00
  • Chocolate: $2.42

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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!

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Comments (147)

  1. Well, for me, CS at PSMH is alive and doing well.

    I emailed them every single day from the day this box should have shipped until and after I FINALLY received it 3 days after Christmas.

    I paid $106.99 for my box. NO sale offer in place at that time ( I’m stupid).

    The CS person, Ann, ended up giving me a $45.00 credit because they did NOT honor their ” Order by the 14th, receive by the 24th” guarantee.

    I’ll never know WHY they didn’t ship my box out on time, but I know I’m not alone.
    IF your box was not a deeply discounted box to start with, nd it was late. there’s a very good chance you can get 45% ( not including taxes) back from PS CS.

    Whatever you do, please do not try to work with ” Andy”. He sent me email after email asking for my shipping address ( which he already had in my emails) and did nothing at all.
    I only got results when Ann was the person on the other end of the CS emails.

    It’s not too late to do what I did.They do NOT want their monthly subscribers ( and I buy all the LE boxes except the NM box too) to leave. Apparently, people are unsubscribing, and PS MH finally decided on a monetary way to try to stop the exodus over the very poor shipping and planning for the Holiday LE boxes.

    • Mandy, this was the Winter LE box? The guarantee was order by Dec. 14, receive by Dec. 24? Thanks!

  2. I’m getting more and more upset with this nonsense every day. Now that people can buy this box for 40-50% off, the items in this box that I planned to swap or sell have like NO value since everyone is just buying their own box anyway now; meanwhile, I ordered and paid FULL PRICE for mine on Nov. 30, almost a month ago, and can’t even follow tracking on it. I know which boxes I’m crossing off my list and PS is definitely one.

    • I am curious how many orders were actually received on time for the winter box.

      I too have been waiting and just now heard back I would be receiving a full refund ( not partial as originally agreed ) as the box is lost. 🙁

      Wonder how long that will take.

      • I finally received my box on Jan. 2. Even with the holidays that is ridiculous.

  3. This is on sale today for $60 along with the Men’s Limited Edition box. I knew if I waited long enough I could snatch one up on sale!

  4. Just ordered the box at 40% off. I really wanted the purse, watch and napkins. I can live without the rest of the items. I calculate that I paid this (based on 40% off)…

    Purse: $40.58 – $24.29
    Watch: $23.91 – $14.29
    Plates: $6.52 – $3.84
    Napkins: $9.66 – $5.73
    Body Oil: $10.63 – $6.32
    Perfume: $7.00 – $4.14
    Chocolate: $2.42 – $1.39

    So I am pretty happy with the box.

  5. YAY! I almost bought a few times but held off. Glad I did. I have the Cluse from Box of Style and love it, glad to add another to my jewelry box.

  6. Anyone willing to split the box with me? Not much for the watch or oil but open to whatever. Thx 😊👍❤

  7. Ordered my box in November at the regular price with no promo deal.
    Guess who isn’t getting a box before Christmas, with absolutely no explanation or apology?

    I am really unhappy. What has happened to CS with the higher priced boxes?
    This is the third delayed box costing $100 or more in 30 days ( the others being BOS which I might have by Jan.10th, and the Luxor Box, which did finally arrive and is very nice as far as I’ve looked into it).

    • I have been looking for my box also. My credit card was processed for this box weeks ago. Hopefully it will arrive before New Year’s.

    • I opened up my email today and the box is 40.00 off! I ordered my box, as a treat for Christmas, in the middle of November and paid full price. I never received my box or any updates. It is now December 26th. I am going to email the company. I want the discount or a full refund. This is so disappointing! Especially to open up an email and see the discount! I hope that the company resolves this or I will be leaving bad reviews!

      • Debbie, I have been considering contacting CS to cancel mine too. I also ordered at full price in November and still don’t have it either. Needless to say I was incredibly upset to see the box offered for $40 off this morning! Let us know what they say if you contact them.

  8. I just received mine today.
    Although there was an error when I placed the order for the December box for an additional $10.
    I put in a ticket for help immediately and I only received an email showing that they had closed my ticket two days later and asking how CS was. So I responded to that with: I never received any assistance.
    Nothing…I contacted them on Facebook and even that took a few days to finally receive a response.
    When I finally got a CS response they told me that the December boxes are sold out but that they could offer me a November box. 🙄
    😢 Oh how I wanted that December box.
    I had already received the November box and consider it one of my least favorites from Popsugar ever.
    I asked if they would give me a January box instead but he didn’t even acknowledge that request and instead just issued a partial refund. Which was good after all of that trouble.
    But if I see the December box go on sale on Gilt or come up in mystery boxes 🤯 .

  9. Has anyone still not received their box? My tracking is saying it’s last movement was on December 18. I’m getting a little worried. Also, does anyone have a customer service phone number for PS?

    • I haven’t received mine, and I ordered it on Nov. 30. I emailed CS on Dec. 14 when it still hadn’t shipped but others who ordered after me had already received theirs. The next day I got my shipping notice & tracking number, which worked for about 48 hours. Since about Dec. 17/18, anytime I’ve clicked it to try to track it says “No Results”.

  10. I got the box! I want everything but the bag, chocolates, and the perfume. If anyone is interested in splitting the box let me know!

  11. Will this box ever go to glit? Hopeing for a great deal!!!????

  12. Received my LE winter box today. The knob on the Cluse watch broke off when I tried to set the time and the hands haven’t moved since I pulled it out of the box (not sure if that’s related to the broken knob). I contacted customer service immediately but haven’t heard anything yet. Just wondering whether anyone else has had issues with this watch? Is this a cheap watch that falls apart when you barely touch it or did I just receive a defective one??

  13. I got both the Women’s and the Men’s boxes. Both came shipped in just a cardboard box with no other packing material. The Pop Sugar Box was all beat up, with scratches all over the top and bottom. The Women’s box has 1/3 of the spine torn. I’m sure the contents are ok, but I’ve never had them ship the boxes this way. I’m super sad. Opening the cool Pop Sugar Box was half of the fun. Now the box looks like you’re opening something from a bargain basement close out. How did yours come shipped? Did they just run out of packing material on mine?

  14. Customer service is absolutely not helpful in figuring out why my box is stuck on label created but not moving. They said great news your package has shipped and sent me the link to tracking that confirms my package hasn’t moved… so same question

  15. Just got mine – GREAT box, great curation – LOVE all but the bag – it would have been a PERFECT box (for me….) if the bag had been a gorgeous $168. throw or cashmere scarf …. I see that as much more universal !!!!

  16. Liz, do you know what is going on with the shipping status of the women’s LE box? It seems as though many of us are having similar problems, in that we received a wrong tracking number (when you click the link, it says “not found” 2 weeks ago). Of those of us that contacted PSMH, they gave us a new tracking number with a delivery date of November 29, but the tracking doesn’t change, stating “USPS is awaiting item”. I have contacted PSMH many times, and they aren’t telling me what is going on, just that they are “waiting on information from the warehouse” regarding my package. I just want to know if you have heard anything, since it seems that this is happening to many of us.

  17. My husband accidentally ordered the grey watch for me instead of the black one. Does anyone want to swap with me????

    • Gabby,
      I don’t know if this interests you, but you can go to the CLUSE website and buy many different color leather straps for the La Boheme rose gold watch.
      With having to pay shipping and so forth to ship watches back and forth, it might actually be as cheap to order gray watch straps ( and maybe a couple more colors). The prices are very low for leather watch straps which are able to be changed out.

      Just wanted to let you know that this might be a fun option, maybe after the rush of the holidays and all. The company was great when I bought mine, which was when the black face La Boheme was in the Box Of Style. People were grabbing up other colors of straps like crazy! 🙂

      You’ll love the watch, and the black strap is very pretty. It’s elegant and a true black, whereas the gray has a bit of a beige hue in my eyes.. I bought the gray watch this time because I have the black strap and couldn’t find my gray watch straps. Just found the black and pink- neither have ever been used. : ).


      • Thanks Mandy! This is good to know.

    • Gabby, I ordered two boxes, both with black watches. I would happily swap for the grey watch if you’re still interested in swapping. I would like one of each. My first box is due to be delivered tomorrow. Let me know and I’ll post it on the swap page.

  18. Just caved and got this! The watch is worth it for me. Such a classic piece! And the chocolate puts it over the top 😉 Will have to wait til it gets here to decide on the bag. From the review I’m not really feeling it …. just isn’t my style. Will probably end up selling or swapping the dessert plates and napkins too. LOVE Herbivore so that’s a total win! Altogether I am pleased with this. PS’s LE boxes are so much better than their monthly ones!

  19. *Resistance* is futile. This is what happened to me, a sub box addict for many years.

    *Said* I wasn’t going to fall. *Told* myself for many days, weeks probably, I would be strong and resist. *Rationalized* that the black dial Cluse watch I have is nice and good enough. ( but this evil little inner voice said ” I really would prefer a white dial “).

    Suddenly, I *remembered* the pretty light blush pink straps I bought that fit the Cluse La Boheme only, and how they’ve never been out of the paper wrapping paper they shipped with. Led to the vivid * memory* of how I’ve used the leather clutch pouch the straps and watch ship in as a little key and card pouch and I * really liked* using it. *Decided* I really could use one for watch things and another as an accessory pouch because it feels soft and smooth.

    *Hanging tough* until Liz posted photos of this very pretty handbag. *Like very much*. Likely would have not *gone gaga* except it looks so pretty with her actually holding it by the rings.. * Realized* I’ve never had a purse with metal handles before. I felt myself starting to *slide* to the Pop Sugar website.

    I was * resisting* by closing their site… until, oh heavens, today I * gazed longingly* at the Vosges darling purple and gold old- fashioned chocolate goodie with their modern flair. Again, totally new and I want to *experience* opening and savoring just one during the holidays. Diet be gone!

    I’ve *fallen* for this box hard, and I’m now $106 * lighter in the card*.

    ~*~*~* Just do it, ’cause you know you want to~*~*~*~


  20. Got both the women and men’s box today. Waiting for the men’s review because I don’t want to open it and mess it all up cause it is a gift for my husband. Lol.

  21. When will we get more information on the men’s box?

  22. I fell in love with the grey watch…. this box it’s great!

  23. This box is the best box they have had in a long time. However, the bag is not practical and the watch has been done before with 2 straps included. But if you don’t already have the watch, this box is pretty great. Since receiving the watch from the BOS, I have now purchased 3 additional watches and 4 additional straps.

  24. Leather! YASSSS!! I am such a leather snob. 🙂 Excited to see the real stuff. I just ordered (and pulled the trigger on the mens box too!)

  25. The one year I didn’t buy this box and I love everything. EVERYthing. But I swore to myself I wouldn’t spend any more money on boxes this year. Time to get serious about swapping, I guess.

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