POPSUGAR Must Have Eco-Friendly Packaging Coming Soon


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Starting with the Spring POPSUGAR Must Have box, the box packaging is going to look different! Here’s what we know so far:

Also, in case you missed it, we have spoiler spoiler hints:

The Spring box will include items to help you refresh your home, habits, and everything in between. And this is the new image on the POPSUGAR Must Have site:

What are you hoping to see in the Spring 2019 Box?

New subscribers can use coupon code MSA20 to save $20 off of the Spring POPSUGAR Must Have box, too! (Regularly $75 a box.)

Check out all of my POPSUGAR Must Have reviews and POPSUGAR Must Have Box spoilers to see what you can expect from this women’s lifestyle subscription box!

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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!

Posted in POPSUGAR Must Have Box, POPSUGAR Must Have Box Spoilers, Subscription Box Spoilers| Tags: POPSUGAR Must Have Box | 47 comments

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  1. I save and reuse all of my Popsugar boxes too…the dk gray Limited Edition ones I don’t cover, but the other ones I cover with pretty papers or gift wrap depending on the place I intend on using them. I have recently covered two boxes with fabric and they hold those items I want within reach in my living room but not in plain view, and thereby they’ve become lovely storage boxes that match my home decor.

    As others have written, it is about reusing vs just putting into recycling, so I do hope they don’t change the quality/strength of their boxes. I too use the smaller boxes from other subs, all having been recovered with the same papers, determined by contents, so I can easily identify which boxes hold the items I want – even use these in my craft room! The smaller boxes with lids, recovered, are actually quite sturdy and make lovely gift boxes too. (BTW – since I craft, it is easiest for me to use strong two-way adhesive tape and then cover the boxes with printed papers..great for sorting by the printed papers used, and then the contents by category.) When I want to pick a hand cream, a color of eyeliner, and even one of my scarves (med. size or several in one Popsugar covered box) I know which box to go to.

    NOW to see what’s in the upcoming box.. Since they’ve raised the price and aren’t monthly I have found I’m much more careful about buying their boxes..the discount for annual isn’t enough incentive now for me to just blindly buy them. I actually liked more of the items in their monthly boxes, but perhaps that’s just me?

  2. Has anyone successfully sent or used a referral code? My friend was going to sign up so i sent her a link from my account. The link does lead to the page to preorder but she doesn’t get the $20 off. Are we doing something wrong?

    • I am having the same problem, I tried the one listed here and another one from a person on YouTube who I follow. I think I’m going to contact customer service and see what is going on. I’m not sure if you want to do the same or not, but hopefully that would resolve the issue.

  3. I’m sort of annoyed with this in general, because they’re just trying to create a buzz to bide their time until they release a spoiler. Grrrrrrrr.

    • Yes, I’m having withdrawals right now from not getting spring spoilers from any of the quarterly boxes – come on causebox, box of style, Popsugar, fff, happy rebel – ppl often have to choose between you and spoilers are what make customers jump.

  4. Took me a minute to read this headline right! Needed some quotes to clarify:

    “POPSUGAR Must Have” Eco-Friendly Packaging Coming Soon.

    As is, it looks like Popsugar has to (must) have eco-friendly packaging coming soon.

    The pleasures of punctuation!

  5. Just tried to post this comment, but it doesn’t show up…trying a second time, sorry if it duplicates!

    I was never too concerned about the boxes. Cardboard and paper packaging is easily reusable, repurposed, compostable, or if nothing else, recyclable. I am far more turned off by the amount of plastic they and their partner brands use. In my city, flimsy plastic such as bubble wrap cannot go in curbside recycling. Compostable packaging peanuts are a much better alternative. I recall one month receiving a product (it was a lotion or face cream of some sort) that was shrink wrapped with plastic, set in a cardstock frame, inside a cardboard box, wrapped in yet more plastic, packed in bubble wrap. That is way too much plastic and packaging for one little jar of cream! And that was only one product in the whole box. Over the last couple years, my growing aversion to plastic and waste cured my subscription addiction, but I am intrigued, and hopeful PS is moving to more sustainable practices.

  6. I was never too concerned about the boxes. Cardboard and paper packaging is easily reusable, repurposed, compostable, or if nothing else, recyclable. I am far more turned off by the amount of plastic they and their partner brands use. In my city, flimsy plastic such as bubble wrap cannot go in curbside recycling. Compostable packaging peanuts are a much better alternative. I recall one month receiving a product (it was a lotion or face cream of some sort) that was shrink wrapped with plastic, set in a cardstock frame, inside a cardboard box, wrapped in yet more plastic, packed in bubble wrap. That is way too much plastic and packaging for one little jar of cream! And that was only one product in the whole box. Over the last couple years, my growing aversion to plastic and waste cured my subscription addiction, but I am intrigued, and hopeful PS is moving to more sustainable practices.

  7. I guess this is better than the Reese Witherspoon book, which couldn’t even be recycled for bird cage lining.

    • I listed the Reese Witherspoon book on Amazon once I had the shipping notice from PopSugar. Sold the day before it arrived. Packed up and shipped out immediately. I think I made about $10 after shipping.

    • Be nice. Some people liked the book.

      • I really enjoyed the book and didn’t think that I would. I got one for my mom and she was so excited and loves it too. Neither of us live in the South or are really familiar with the actress.

    • I thought it was pretty cute. I have it displayed on a fancy rosewood recipe stand I got from Globe-In. It’s not the most comprehensive cookbook in the world or anything, but has some adorable pictures and anecdotes about culture in the Southern U.S.

    • I like the book. Reese Witherspoon is adorable and sweet. I would hope no one would talk about a project you did like that!

    • I thought the book was adorbs and really well done. I knew my MiL would love it and it turned out to be her favorite xmas gift. She made a point of putting it in her front room where she likes to read in the afternoon with a cup of tea and it became a little ritual to read another chapter, sip her tea, and think happy thoughts. Some of it reminded her of the horse farm her family used to have and she loved the southern traditions and recipes. Just gotta find the right audience for any book.

      • Oh, and I also gave her the white blanket and she adores that, too. Maybe my MiL is the true target audience for PSMH??

    • I actually enjoyed the book. I try to give things a chance before judging, especially books. It was colorful, had cute antidotes and some fun recipes. And it’s pretty. It was a huge win for me.

  8. 😕 I use the Popsugar boxes for storage and putting Christmas gifts in. Popsugar and Box of Style used the best box design ever. I will be really really annoyed if that changes.

  9. 😕 I use the Popsugar boxes for storage and putting Christmas gifts in. Popsugar and Box of Style used the best box design ever. I will be really really annoyed if that changes.

  10. They double package so my thinking is they will either do away with the PS box and just use the cardboard box (exterior box), or they will keep the PS box and shrink wrap it thus eliminating the exterior box. That is how Pusheen sends their boxes.

  11. Will pop sugar ever do those $28 (or was it 25?) Mystery boxes that they used to offer a couple of times a year?

    • I bet they will for Galentines day 🤗

  12. Spring is up for preorder but it still says you could get an earlier box. The winter box was pretty heavily discounted and I wasn’t interested, I really don’t think its OK to be so unclear about what box we’ll get. Does anyone know for sure if the winter box was sold out?

  13. hmm, so the box **could** actually be part of the spring box! lol

    let’s go with spoilers please!!

  14. There appears to be a gif of the new box on PSMH’s Instagram.

    • Gif?

      • Short video on repeat, maybe? It looks like a drawing of a PS black box.

  15. Their boxes can be re-used for storage quite easily, so I already consider them eco-friendly compared to most sub-boxes which I either re-use for gifts or recycle. (Tiny boxes like Allure and Birchbox I’ve repurposed as drawer organizers.) It would be disappointing if their new eco-friendly boxes aren’t as re-usable, as recycling isn’t actually as eco-friendly as re-using.

    • I learned to re-use boxes from subs after reading Sparks Joy from Marie Kondo which, ironically, was included in a PHMH January box 😂. After reading that book I cut most of my subs.

      Howver, for me the best storing boxes came from Avenue A Addidas which I was hopeful was going to make a comeback but even their webpage dissapear.

      I see potential in this box! Hopefully it will be similar to one of their target collaborations. I think I have sub-box nostalgia….

      • Lol, yes, I started using the little boxes as drawer organizers after watching the first episode of Marie Kondo! Before that I was still using them for storage of sample surpluses in a stack. But now by separating box from lid I can compartmentalize drawers and have moved almost all my samples into just a couple drawyers, freeing up my closet counter space. 🙂 So I was able to move my mirror and some makeup in there and my closet now doubles as my vanity. (The light in there is much brighter than in the bathroom, and it’s nice not having to keep my makeup by my toothpaste…)

    • Cosign this comment! I always reused PS boxes and am concerned the new ones will be more flimsy and less reusable.

  16. I’m really trying to hold off buying those Vans Old Skool shoes but it’s not looking good.

  17. It’s cardboard. We get it.

  18. I reuse all the nice boxes so I hope they’re still pretty enough to stack on the closet shelves and not just corrugated. Eco-friendly is cool as long as it’s not just a pc way of saying they’re cheaping out. Spoilers! I need spoilers! 🙂

    • Ha! I totally agree about potentially masquerading a drop in quality with the “eco-friendly” label.

      Sort of like “vegan leather”. I feel like companies slap the vegan leather label on products simply for optics…”vegan” for the social benefit of that term and “leather” to imply that it’s higher quality. Meanwhile, vegan leather is most often just a plastic based synthetic material. Not particularly socially conscious. Not particularly high quality. And most certainly not actual leather (defined as a material made from the skin of an animal). But vegan leather products often carry a higher price tag than their throwback counterparts, like naugahyde (those of you under the age of 40 may not even know what that is!). I get such a kick out of it.

      • Ugh it’s one of my pet peeves. Vegan leather is a straight up petroleum product that never biodegrades. Not so animal-friendly after all.

      • I am not a fan of vegan leather. I was so disappointed when I grabbed a Causebox for the tote which was advertised as $80 rv (checked the website and it was full of nice $80 bags that were genuine leather and canvas) – but the tote we received was vegan leather and flimsy wrinkly fabric of far lower quality. The design was a dupe for the website design but the materials were cheaper. And I’ve been tempted by the design of some totes and bags in various subs (like FFF) but when I saw they were vegan leather I skipped on them. It’s not exactly an amazing high quality material, and advertising it as a spoiler is about the quickest way to get me to avoid subbing for a box.

    • Why don’t they just show the new packaging, and skip the drama already? It’s ridiculous. And I’m betting it’s cheaper and flimsier under the guise of “eco-friendly.”

    • Just now learning that Vegan leather is not made out of vegans. (Sorry, couldn’t resist that joke.)

      I enjoy storing items in the current Pop Sugar boxes too. The boxes are fancy stacked together and the magnetic closure on the lid gives a nice weighted feel. Its likely an economic decision, but i’m a bit let down that many popular sub boxes are leaving behind a strongly brand-box that made them unique, identifiable and adorable (looking at you Allure and Ipsy plus).

    • 😂 Kinda like when you go to a hotel and they let you know they’re gonna pass on washing your towels or because they’re being “eco friendly.” Cool cool ….thank you big corporations for your interest in saving in the earth…

      I kid, I mean, if I thought they were really doing this for the earth, it’d be great but …

      • I just watched “The True Cost” on Netflix…
        I don’t know what the answer is, but clearly the fashion industry as a whole is not eco-friendly. I think most are aware of “sweatshop worker” conditions, but this movie also sheds light on the cotton and leather/tannery industry as well. I found it valuable to watch.

        And I certainly agree with your comment above 😊(just like “vegan leather” is likely manufactured in a plant overseas by a woman or child living in squalor 😒 maybe the leather industry will lobby Congress like the Milk industry to preserve the image of byproducts from cows lol)

  19. When will we start getting spoilers? I’m dying here.

    • I know, right!!! This will.be my 2nd box and am dying for a tease!

  20. Cool, spoilers please!

  21. I am happy to see eco friendly packages! I am so looking forward to the customization option!

  22. This is good, I’m glad. But I also love these boxes and reuse them for storage because they are so well-made. I hope that continues to be possible…

  23. I hope eco-friendly doesn’t mean flimsy. I reuse the boxes, because they are so sturdy. Oh well, I’m not an annual subscriber, so maybe this is something people have been asking for.

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