The Office Box Subscription Review – Winter 2020
The Office Box is a quarterly subscription box full of exclusive, officially-licensed merch from the hit TV show. Inside, you’ll find exclusive apparel, accessories, home goods, and more that you just can’t get anywhere else.
I have been a long-time fan of The Office, but I didn’t realize what a true fan was until I met my husband. He will watch and rewatch every season from beginning to end every so often just because. Every quote, GIF, and joke from him comes from The Office so I knew that both of us would love this box!
This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
About The Office Box
The Subscription Box: The Office Box
The Cost: $39.99/quarter + shipping
The Products: “Bears. Beets. Battlestar Galactica. The official The Office subscription box is here! Get EXCLUSIVE officially licensed collectibles, apparel, and accessories based on your favorite characters and episodes delivered straight to your door every quarter.”
Ships to: The U.S. and Canada
The Office Box Winter 2020 Review
This month’s box arrived with a festive card, all the products were pictured on the back with descriptions.
Dwight with Teapot Enamel Pin
My husband has a jacket that he puts pins and patches on that he has collected over the years. At this point, it is pretty covered, but a few new ‘must-have’ pins have made their way onto the jacket. This is one of those pins! This is just a classic Dwight image from a Christmas party episode that went from a secret Santa gift exchange to a yankee swap. In the episode, Jim originally had Pam, but since the exchange changed, Dwight ended up with the gift meant for Pam. Jim wanted Pam to get this teapot that he filled with inside jokes and a nice note telling her how he felt about her. Dwight hilariously uses the teapot as a neti pot instead and basically refuses to give this gift up no matter what. It is a great episode and such a funny Dwight and Jim moment that my husband now gets to enjoy in pin form!
Hanging Holiday Ornaments, Set of 3
These ornaments are amazing! They aren’t huge, but they are super sturdy and have a clear coating over the graphic. I love the ‘World’s Best Boss’ mug because it makes me think of Michael at his desk, but the Dwight one is pretty amazing as well. I was a little bummed because this box arrived after Christmas so I didn’t get to enjoy these 3 on my tree. My husband said it perfectly though, “how funny will it be when we pull this out of the ornament box next year, we will have totally forgotten we got them and have a good laugh.” So there you have it, next year’s tree is going to be looking so good with these ornaments, we just need to decide if they will go next to our Simpson’s ornaments or The Beatles.
Holiday Greeting Cards
My husband has so many friends that are as obsessed with The Office as he is. So right away he asked if he could save these to send to some of his buddies randomly. We both got a good laugh at deciding who should get each card and what their reaction would be. Christmas party Dwight will have to make an appearance to someone really special next year. Each card is made from thick cardstock and the envelopes are that lovely Dunder Mifflin blue.
Dunder Mifflin Squishy
Based on the box, it looks like you could have received a few different squishy designs. I received the box of copy paper – a classic! Let me know in the comments which one you received. I love squishy toys like this because they are great to hold to relieve stress, can be kept at your desk for decoration, and are also really fun for kids. Both of my kids love playing with squishy toys and we will even use them for a game of catch in the house. My husband put this on his office desk for now, but I have a feeling my son Fox will be taking it pretty soon.
Impish or Admirable? Belsnickel Holiday Stocking
Honestly, if you haven’t seen Dwight dressed as Belsnickel, or if you just haven’t seen the episode in a while, go and watch it, you will not regret it. Dwight comes to work dressed as Belsnickel, a Santa-like gift-giver from southern Germany. Everyone is a bit confused by the character, they even google it to learn more about it, and why Dwight is so stern on the fact that Belsnickel is nothing like Santa. I asked my husband what he plans to use this stocking for and he said he is going to hang it at his desk at work next Christmas (hopefully he will be back in his office by then) and fill it with candy… if you are admirable (said in his very dry humor tone, which of course made me laugh so hard). Ah, this box is just so good!
Here we have the teapot that Jim bought for Pam in the secret Santa that Dwight ended up getting in the Yankee swap. This teapot is honestly so cute, it is small and dainty. I love the color and how well made it feels. I used to collect vintage teapots and cups that I’m still holding onto to give to my daughter one day. This feels like one that I could give her sooner to use for tea parties with her dolls. I talked in some detail about this episode earlier, but what I didn’t mention is that at the end Pam does end up getting the teapot after swapping with Dwight. At the end of the episode, she so sweetly says, “I think I made the right choice.” I love that the teapot has that quote on it and it just feels so lovely for such a cute item.
Dunder Mifflin Gift from Corporate Bathrobe
I was genuinely surprised at how nice this robe is! It is thick and oh so fluffy. I love the length as well, hitting me below my knees. As my husband walked around the kitchen in the robe asking me when he would possibly use a robe, we watched a clip from this episode. We forgot how Kevin is in his robe through most of the episode and wears it to Angela’s office Christmas party. Everyone gets a robe from corporate for Christmas, but they are actually one short. So Michael hilariously tells Dwight to steal Toby’s. I love robes, especially fuzzy ones like this, so I am going to claim it as mine!
Holiday Wrapping Paper
Picking out wrapping paper brings me so much joy, so I was beyond excited to see these two sheets. Each set of paper has really nicely designed graphics from the show and are made from thick paper that is going to be great for wrapping. While I didn’t get to use these for Christmas this year, I saved the sheet that was more holiday-themed with my other Christmas paper for next year. The blue Dwight paper is going to be great to use for my husband’s Father’s Day gifts.
The Verdict: This month’s The Office Box was the perfect Christmas Party box! Even though this arrived after Christmas, I am already excited to use the more holiday-focused items next year. The ornaments are going to be a great addition to my already silly collection of TV ornaments, and the stocking is going to look great at my husband’s desk. My favorite item this month was the robe because it is honestly the coziest fabric that is going to be great for the many cold winter mornings I have ahead of me. The teapot was such a sweet addition, I honestly always love Pam-themed items because they are always so lovely.
I wasn’t able to find retail values for these products, but with the monthly cost of $39.99, each of the 8 products has an average value of $4.99. For me, this box is a guaranteed laugh with really nice quality items that I know I am going to use, display, or gift to my fellow Office-loving friends. My husband and I always set aside time to go through this box together, either when the kids are napping or in bed, and we just laugh talking about episodes and watching clips. The whole unboxing experience is so great, and again, the quality and curation are always on point. This show is very special to my husband, he will rewatch it from beginning to end a lot, usually at specific times throughout the year that have been a bit more challenging and it always lifts his spirits. These products are always a reminder of a series that brought so many laughs and we get to use the products in our daily life, you really can’t beat that!
To Wrap Up:
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Value Breakdown: This box costs $39.99 per quarter, which means that each of the 8 exclusive items in the box has an average cost of $4.99.
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What do you think of The Office Box for Winter 2020?