Subscriber Survey: What’s The One Item or Box You Missed Out On?


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Subscription box FOMO question!

What item or subscription box do you regret missing out on?

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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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  1. Overall, the Adidas box but I really wish I had gotten those Rita Ora leggings.

  2. The 2017 Summer Breo Box. Major FOMO still.

  3. Adidas box! Margot elena first box. And I subscribed to Robb vices and Oui please when they both got awful. I’d make another list boxes I really shouldn’t have subscribed to and I’d add the recent luxe pineapple mess.

  4. If it makes you feel any better about the ME Turkish towel, it’s a very small-ish towel and a rougher feel than most of my Turkish towels that are bath sized.
    I have mine folded twice and use it in the kitchen as a kitchen sized towel.
    They either ran out of bath sized towels, or it wasn’t ever supposed to be a bath sized towel. Not sure which, but mine is very small and falls short of my other 4-5 Turkish bath towels from sub boxes.
    I love Margot Elena though. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  5. I could list for days, as I subscribe and have subscribed to a boatload of boxes, but a few I should have bought were:

    1) The Breo boxes starting with the one with the Fujifilm camera! I LOVE that little camera so much. Would take photos of my pup with the Instax.

    2) Similarly, I missed a year’s worth or so of Rose Post boxes. I never realized how good rose- infused skincare smelled and felt. The modern products aren’t at all like what my mother and grandmother used, lol. I love the boxes from the outside to the last product inside.

    3) If I’d known PSMH was going to quarterly, I’d have bought more SE boxes along the years.

    4) The first Rachel Zoe BOS with the bracelet! I want and love that bar cuff bracelet.

    5) The Luxor box with the Brandon Blackwood backpack bag. Love the looks of it. I have 3 of his other items but this would have been my favorite.

    That’s it. I’ve gotten most things I’ve wanted for the past 7-8 years, and lots of small things I didn’t want. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • I agree with you on the first Rachel Zoe BOS with the bracelet. I want it so badly.

  6. The entire first year of Robb Vices. I coveted that box for the longest time, and then when I finally subscribed it started to go downhill. I may have gotten one or two really good boxes out of it. Also there was a gorgeous silk scarf from Luxe Provence that I’ll probably never get my hands on. I think it was called the Sand and Sky scarf or something. It sold out just before I resolved to buy it and I’ve never been able to find another one like it since.

  7. BoxyLuxe box. I had the Sol de janeiro glow oil in my hands at Sephora and put it back because I knew it would be in this box. Then it sold out at Sephora and I got waitlisted for the Luxe box. ๐Ÿ™ Bummer

  8. 2016 Popsugar for her holiday (the one with the Pehr throw). That will forever be the box that got away…

    • Me too. Although I did eventually pick up the throw on eBay for something like $30, it would have been nice to get the chocolates and all the other goodies too! Especially since at one point they were offering the regular December box as a free GWP. I had been dealing with shipping issues with that winter’s RZ BOS and didn’t want to take a chance on another pricey winter box, but that one was really good!

      Also the Spring 2017 Avenue A Adidas box. The Winter Rita Ora box was heinous so I didn’t want to take a chance, but I would have used everything in that box, especially the Stella bag!

    • I bought 2 of those boxes just for the throw! I use one and still have the other packed away for when the first one wears out.

  9. Adidas boxes

    • I agree

  10. The baggu weekender bag from popsugar.

  11. I wish I had gotten December’s Popsugar box. I also wish I hadn’t missed out on the $100 Popsugar Galentines Day box. I don’t trust mystery boxes, so I waited until there were spoilers, but then it was too late, even though they were released the next day.

  12. I would have loved to have been a subscriber to Oui Please when they were sending 1951s (although there’s no guarantee that I would have received the pattern(s) or size I would have liked). I am happy that I was a subscriber to Robb Vices when they sent out the boxes with the beautiful speaker. And I would have liked to have been a subscriber to Avenue A from the beginning.

  13. I just missed the Fall Margot Elena box and I would of loved every item in that box ๐Ÿ™

  14. The Brandon Blackwood bag from Happy Rebel. I debated about subscribing for too long and the box sold out.

  15. The Happy geometric throw!

  16. I wish I ordered the Adidas boxes when they were available. Unfortunately, I just didn’t have the money at the time. Also, I am sad I didn’t buy any of the Stranger Things themed boxes. I liked the items reviewed and I love Stranger Things. I also stopped subscribing to Owl Crate and I think I will start again next year because I miss it every time I read the reviews you guys post.

  17. I really loved the green kimono from the Causebox Summer Box 2, and debated subscribing (annual) – I even went so far as to get everything entered in to the Causebox website, but then I never pulled the trigger, because money’s a bit tight right now.

    There were also some labradorite pieces in a previous Joya box that I coveted, and like so many others, every time I see a Margot Elena box I wish I had it!

  18. ChefCrate’s 1st box from May/June 2016 featuring Chef Blythe Beck. It sold out quickly. When I inquired about it on IG they sent me the supercute embroidered towel in my future box.
    I also missed the first CA Found box. That sold out before I knew the box existed.

  19. I have done pretty good with FOMO lately even though I have scaled my buying back considerably. I do wish I had gotten some of the boxes before they ended that people seemed to like. Especially the MSA box, so well curated!

    • Hi Bee (or Anyone ๐Ÿ˜), what does FOMO mean? I hear ppl use it allllll the time & I’m just not hip anymore lol & Tks!

      • Fear Of Missing Out

      • Fear of Missing Out, as Noelle said. Donโ€™t worry, Iโ€™m so not hip either, I had to Google it when I first saw it used. ๐Ÿ˜›

  20. I would have loved to get the Beauty Heroes box featuring Khus Khus Herbal. The Sans Age face oil is my all time fave ๐Ÿ˜
    Also, Caroline Hirons Box of Dreams Volume III. ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ or any of them, really.

  21. Margot Elenaโ€™s summer box ๐Ÿ˜”

    • me too. I missed the first three boxes. I was watching the subscription after it came out and did not expect summer to have such nice footsore items.

  22. The first Adidas box

    • OMG, I still haven’t forgiven myself for missing it out ๐Ÿ™

    • I loved and miss the adidas box. But I too missed out on the very first adidas box and really wished I hadnโ€™t. All the boxes were good but that first one was just over the top. ๐Ÿ˜”

  23. I would love the miansai cuff bracelet from Rachel zoe.

    • Me, too!

    • Watch sites like Poshmark or Mercari. I picked up an extra one for $20.

  24. All of the Burke Box! Sadly now I have the income…

    • Don’t be sad that you now have the income ๐Ÿ™‚

  25. The Popsugar LE House of Harlow sunniest and the MSA box with the throw also the pillow! Oh and the little lace box with the bakers and of course the infamous black bag from the first adidas box ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ˜ญ a lot of FOMO for this girl

  26. The Little Lace Box that I think was called Nonna’s Box and also the 1st Adidas Box

  27. Going back in time I wish I had gotten Burke Decor August 2015 and Little Lace Box January 2015. (That’s when boxes were boxes! ๐Ÿ™‚ Currently, wish I had the Ipsy Glam Bag Plus. ๐Ÿ™‚

  28. The whole Margo Elena fall box. Iโ€™m so bummed about it.

    • Me too.

  29. The GMA box. I really wanted the bracelet but it was sold out by the time I even knew it was available.

    • Me too! I was on the fence at first. Then by the time I decided it was gone.

  30. Boxyluxe. Although I haven’t even tried to get on the december waitlist yet, I am constantly tempted to do it!!!

  31. Iโ€™ve been very bad lately as far as ordering most boxes I can find a justification for, so no too much FOMO these past several months. However, a lack of self discipline and a good excuse wasnโ€™t all I needed for BoxyLuxe. Nearly 4 hours of constant effort and I didnโ€™t get it. I REALLY wanted the Smashbox spray and the Tarte palette so I could try to learn to contour and highlight.

  32. The Sherlock Holmes box from Quaintly & Co.

  33. Also the Different Dimension in Sick of Your Crop nail polish from The Holo Hookup! I want it so badly!

  34. Like a few others have mentioned. The first and in my case, the second Adidas Avenue box. I got all the boxes after, I believe the first box was the best. But I would have loved to have gotten them all. Still miss that box.

  35. Sol de Janero glow oil from BoxyLuxe! I still have a bad taste in my mouth from that GIF in the infamous ‘Waitlisted’ email. It was incredibly childish.

    I do however love my Boxycharm box, I received variation 8!

    • Christine, I am dying to know what that GIF was. Please?

      • Me too! I’ve read several mentions of it but no one has ever described it. What’s the one item or box meme I missed out on? The BoxyLuxe GIF.

        • It was a GIF of a gal holding a big BoxyLuxe box and smiling, and Yosef (Boxycharm CEO) coming and snatching it away from her ๐Ÿ˜• I was fortunate enough to get a BoxyLuxe, but I felt that GIF was a kick in the face to everyone who missed out.

          • Wow – ok, thanks. I got ticked just reading that.

          • Thank you Caitie. The man needs to get off social media and put the company in competent hands.

      • I’m glad someone else explained the GIF. I could have easily forgiven Boxycharm for the horrible BoxyLuxe launch fail, maybe even the missed sleep, but then to rub our noses in the fact that we didn’t get the box after doing everything we needed to do (for several hours that morning) and laugh at us?!? That was absolutely disgusting behavior. It was made worse by the smirk on Yosef’s face in that GIF!

        If anyone wants to see it I’ll gladly forward the email to you. I think it should be known for any customer (past, present or future) the way they handled the aftermath.

    • I paid full price for the Sol de Janero body glow oil, because I had to have it, and was not impressed at all. I hope that eases your FOMO a little.

      • Same here, I used it once and it’s total crap.

      • Ha, yes, it helps! Thanks for that Liz! Sorry you were let down by it.

  36. First Adidas box.

    • YES!!! Iโ€™d give anything for that black Stella bag! I also unsubscribed for a couple of the Adidas boxes at the end as I was on shoe overload… but now that the box is gone, I wish I would have bought every one ๐Ÿคจ

  37. I gave up boxes for a year, (ending in December–definately using up so much product!) But, the Popsugar and FFF boxes of fall have given me serious FOMO!

  38. The first Pusheen box. ๐Ÿ™ Missed it. Have gotten them all since then. I love the delivery of a little box of happiness once a quarter.

  39. The tote from the fall Causebox. I totally don’t need it and it looks impractical without a zipper, but now that’s it’s sold out I want it. LOL!

    • Same-that tote, I could kick myself now! I had an annual and canceled a week later due to thinking it was too much money…ugh.

    • Looks like my comment didn’t post…
      Same on the tote from Causebox. I subscribed for the annual to pick my color, then got worried about money and then canceled. Now I’m wishing I just kept the annual. ๐Ÿ™

  40. Burke Box. I discovered MSA a few months before they ended the subscription. Sad.

  41. I’m on the wait list for the ipsy glambag plus, but would’ve liked the first one. I wish I’d been able to get the Fall Popsugar. I really liked that scarf.

    • The Octobet box will be the first one. The one weโ€™ve seen was just sent to influencers for promotion.

      • Exactly. No one got that one.

    • I just checked the site and it looks like you should be able to still get the fall box. There is a button that says ‘preorder the fall box’. I hope you get it as it looks really good. I was able to use a friend’s referral link and save $20.

    • My first comment didn’t post, but the fall box is still available if you still want it.

    • Can prob find/buy the scarf on poshmark.

  42. Boxy luxe ๐Ÿ˜”

  43. I would have liked the limited edition Neiman Marcus Popsugar box with the glitter place mats.

    • Me too! That one and the first Margot Elena box. Iโ€™ve gotten all the others and LOVED them!

  44. Ipsy glam plus and the Fabfitfun Foreo Fofo.

  45. Dithered too long on the newest GMA box. I was interested in the La Vie bracelet & the perfume; but I’m expecting the ME box soon, so, I’m good!

    • Same – I was tempted by the La Mer bracelet but had picked up so many boxes lately I took too long deciding and it sold out! The perfume I was OK missing out on since it came in a different Margot Elena box and I had swapped it away (only ME perfume scent I am not fond of so far) – but there were a lot of other interesting items in the box.

    • Carol, I got the box and I donโ€™t think Iโ€™ll be able to wear the perfume. If you want it maybe we can work something out. No pressure either way! Sorry you missed it.

      • Hi, Bee!
        That’s incredibly thoughtful of you to offer! But, I’m not on swap. I’m just going to let that one go. It’s good to exercise restraint – or something!

        May you never miss out on your unicorns!

        • Same to you, thank you!

      • Hello – I missed the box but would be interested in the perfume….how do we see if we can figure something out?

        • Hi MissJ,
          I donโ€™t really swap but Iโ€™m sure we could work something out! I donโ€™t see a way to message you through MSA so you can message me at: ItemRequestsHere at gmail.
          Talk to you soon! ๐Ÿ™‚

  46. I wouldโ€™ve LOVED that first Ipsy Glam Bag Plus!!!!!

    • Agreed!

  47. The boxyluxe upgrade. I tried for hours and found out they sold out right away the site just crashed.

  48. The adidas box that had the Stella McCartney bag in it. Never have been able to swap for one and I want one sooooo bad!

    • That first Adidas Box was the best! I missed out on it, as well. I did get the later one with the bag but really wanted the first one.

    • Now I need to look up this box. I hadn’t heard of it!

  49. The foreo Luna from FFF summer 18 ๐Ÿ˜ข

    • Are you on FabFitFun BST? I’ve seen a few listed for 20-30.

      • What is fabfitfub BST?

        • Buy Sell Trade group on Facebook

    • Wendy, Iโ€™ve seen them sell on eBay for $15.00.

  50. Towel from Margot Elena’s Summer Box. I love Turkish towels! I waited and then they were sold out.

    • FWIW I got the summer box and donโ€™t love the towel. The one from popsuger last summer by Turkish T is much softer and better quality.

      • I thought the same! I switch between the two when one is in the wash, and I really prefer the Popsugar one!

    • If it makes you feel any better about the ME Turkish towel, it’s a very small-ish towel and a rougher feel than most of my Turkish towels that are bath sized.
      I have mine folded twice and use it in the kitchen as a kitchen sized towel.
      They either ran out of bath sized towels, or it wasn’t ever supposed to be a bath sized towel. Not sure which, but mine is very small and falls short of my other 4-5 Turkish bath towels from sub boxes.
      I love Margot Elena though. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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