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Our Subscription Box Favorites for December!

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We’re starting a new monthly post highlighting our favorite discoveries from subscription boxes! Here are our favorite items from the past month:

Haley’s Favorites:

black tube of makeup

The Item: Whish Botanical Primer

The Cost: Estimated Value $8.75 (Buy a full-size version for $35.00)

From: Birchbox (Coupon: Try any of these free gift with purchase coupons on orders of $35 or more!) And don’t forget your free mystery sample pack on orders of $35 or more!)

Why I love it: I love the texture and performance of this primer from Whish. It’s not the slippery silicone feeling kind, it’s lighter and more of a cream but still leaves my skin feeling smooth and velvety. I noticed that I needed less foundation for a full application, too!

Read more reviews by Haley!

Jess’s Favorite:

Amazon Holiday Prime Surprise Sweets Box peppermint bark

Amazon Holiday Prime Surprise Sweets Box peppermint bark close up

The Item: Craft Chocolate Bars Peppermint Bark White + Dark Chocolate

The Cost: $4.95

From: Amazon Prime Surprise Sweets Holiday Flavor Fun Box

Why I love it: This holiday treat instantly put me in a festive mood! Its mix of sweet chocolate and crunchy, chewy peppermint candy bits made for a lovely mix. 

Read more reviews by Jess!

Ragan’s Favorite:

Vintage Bead Box December 2017 Chain

Vintage Bead Box December 2017 Necklace

The Item: Vintage Chain

The Cost: Undetermined; age, materials, condition, and other factors all affect the value of vintage craft supplies

From: Vintage Bead Box (Coupon: Use code WELCOME20 to save 20% off your first box!)

Why I Love It: I have been on a chain kick lately and have bought far more than I really should have, so of course, I was happy to add more to my collection. I like that it is mostly fine but with some interesting larger elements, and I think the patina that has developed with age adds an authentic vintage feel to the necklace I made from it.

Read more reviews by Ragan!

Nich’s Favorite:

Whipped Body Butter jar closed showing label

Whipped Body Butter jar open showing cream

The Item: Whipped Body Butter

The Cost: $15.00

From: Trendy Memo (Coupon: Use code MSA10 to 10% off new subscriptions, or, use code FREEPEN to receive a bonus pen!

Why I Love It: This product has been the best body butter I have received in a long time, and it didn’t last long, it was that good. The whipped body butter was moisturizing and tackled my dry skin; it had a faint lemon scent. The body butter’s I have received in the past were greasy and had a thick consistency this was not the case with this product. It was lightweight, with a whipped creamy texture.

Read more reviews by Nich!

Christen’s Favorite:

Yogi Surprise December 2017

Yogi Surprise December 2017

The Item: RareESSENCE Peace Candle Travel Tin 

The Cost: $12

From: Yogi Surprise (Coupon: Use code MSA25 to save 25% off your first box!)

Why I love it: I love this candle for so many reasons. Its scent is a blend of frankincense, myrrh, and palo santo, which manifests as a sweet-and-musky incense in candle form. Its tin container makes it durable and portable. And, it was made with pure, GMO-free soy and bees waxes from farms in the USA, with a cotton wick. This candle is pretty much perfect!

Read more reviews by Christen!

Rob’s Favorite:

Gentlemans Box December 2017

Gentlemans Box December 2017

Gentlemans Box December 2017

The Item: Ace Of Spades Earbuds

The Cost: $65.00

From: Gentleman’s Box (Coupon: Use coupon code MSA5 to save $5 off of your first box!)

Why I love it: Other than the eye-catching pearl white/gold color combo, the sound quality of these earbuds is top notch and actually stay in my ears during workouts – these are my new go-to’s!

Read more reviews by Rob!

Taryn’s Favorite:

Batch Family Deluxe Box November 2017 - 0016

The Item: Tree Hive Maple Syrup + Honey

The Cost: Retail Value $12.00

From: Batch Family Deluxe (Coupon: Use code MSA10 to save 10% off any subscription!)

Why I love it: Batch is a quarterly box that I always love receiving! It brings small business products from the South right to my door. This maple syrup comes from a husband and wife company, Tree Hive, that started back in 2012. They developed this unique blend of 100% American honey with pure maple syrup. Since receiving this bottle, my family has eaten almost all of it! It has that fresh syrup flavor mixed with the sweetness from the honey. I think I love just how much you can taste the honey the most! We use this blend on pancakes, yogurt, and even on peanut butter and banana sandwiches. At this rate, I am going to be needing another bottle very soon!

Read more reviews by Taryn!

Jessica’s Favorite:

Lollipopter front of the box closed

Lollipopter out of the box

The Item: Lollipopter

The Cost: $25.00

From: Sensory TheraPlay (Coupon: Use code WELCOME to get 10% off of your first box!)

Why I Love It: My kids love spinning the Lollipopter and I love that it looks like a beautiful piece of modern art. The color palette is so calming and it’s something the whole family has enjoyed receiving.

Read more reviews by Jessica!

Lacey’s Favorite:

Photo Coasters

Photo Coasters

Photo Coasters

The Item: Customized Photo Coasters from Parabo Box

The Cost: $29.99 a month + free shipping for the box

From: Parabo Box

Why I love it: I had to go with these! I ended up giving them to my husband as a little stocking stuffer gift and he loves them, and our family really enjoyed using them on Christmas Day too. The quality is really nice and it seems like (so far) they will stand the test of time. Definitely can’t wait to see what is in next month’s Parabo Box!

Read more reviews by Lacey!

Désirée’s Favorite:

Capri Blue Pink Peppermint Candle

Capri Blue Pink Peppermint Candle open

The Item: Capri Blue Pink Peppermint Candle

The Cost: $30 but it’s currently on sale for $22.50

From: Kiko + Sven

Why I love it: This candle smells amazing, and I love the bright metal box that contains it. While it doesn’t smell exactly like peppermint, it does smell fresh and wintry. 

Read more reviews by Désirée!

Nicole’s Favorite:

Witch Baby Soap Box Winter 2017 Review

The Item: The Quarterly Witch Baby Spell Box Subscription Box

The Cost: $36 a quarter + shipping

From: Witch Baby Soap

Why I love it: Witch Baby’s products are amazing! This box has themes for the seasons with bath bombs to represent the lunar phases in each quarter. Their scent profiles are unique and earthy, yet incredibly decadent. I use the Fairy Milk body oil that was included as a perfume nearly every day, it is that remarkable. All items are exclusives that either have not been released or will be in January, so that sneak peak is a big incentive as well. In addition, the savings can’t beat. The box is valued at nearly $50, but getting it at $36 is a heck of a deal! Witch Baby put a love spell on me with this box!

Read more reviews by Nicole!

Chelsey’s Favorite:

The Item: Holyhead Harpies Vintage-style Tee

The Cost: $25

From: Accio!

Why I love it: I love the exclusive design of this super soft t-shirt. I can see myself wearing it a ton on its own or as a layering piece.

Read more reviews by Chelsey!


Eric’s Favorite:

The Item: Fortuna Watch

The Cost: $250

From: Watch Gang

Why I love it: This one has become my go-to watch – I absolutely love it and how easy it was to adjust the watch band lengths.

Read more reviews by Eric!

Liz’s Favorite:

The Item: Lalicious Sugar Kiss Extraordinary Whipped Sugar Scrub 

The Cost: $35

From: POPSUGAR Must Have (Coupon: Use coupon code MUSTHAVE5 to save $5 off your first box)

Why I love it: I’m obsessed with this ingredient-conscious body scrub! It smells SO good, has the perfect amount of moisture, and it’s a generous 16 ounces, too! I just used the coupon included in the box to buy more and try out some of their other scents, too! (The Holiday Sugar Scrub Tower looks amazing!)

Read more reviews by Liz!

What do you think of our favorites for December? And what were your favorite discoveries?

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. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.


  1. I love that watch!!!

  2. I’m also now addicted to that sugar scrub. I’m going to have to get the coffee and the coconut!

  3. Thank you Liz and team for this summary. This adds to my knowledge of whats out there in case I have missed any of your wonderful reviews/articles. I learnt about MSA last year and through it the wonderful unexplored world of boxes and products. I haven’t regretted it one bit!
    Y’all are fantastic and are a part of my daily dose (more like multiple daily doses) of must have news.

    Thank you so much for all of your great work and eagerly looking forward to 2018. Happy new year! 🙂

  4. I too love this monthly favorites list! Also I check this site multiple times a day but somehow never heard of that bath subscription from Nicole until just now. Sorcery.

  5. I’m really hoping that popsugar scrub is in a future “we’re trying to get rid of stuff” discounted box in a few months. I usually pay half that for a body scrub!

  6. I just wanted to comment that I love these monthly favorites list. It gives me a good idea of what to look for and other boxes to try. Happy New Year’s to you all! Can’t wait for 2018

    • Yay! Thanks for letting us know! 🙂 Happy New Year!

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