The Office Box Subscription Review – Spring 2021
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!
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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 Spring 2021 Review
This month’s theme is ‘lunch break.’ Let the giggles begin!
Hiya Buddy Enamel Pin
Michael starts having Pam bring him post-it notes when he is in meetings to pretend that he has a call and he will say he doesn’t have time for them right now to make it seem like he’s more in demand than he is. This pin is based on one of Pam’s little post-it notes that she brought to him when Michael was meeting with Ryan. Michael says he won’t take the call but is caught out when Ryan says that Michael has to take a work call. Pam, looking confused, gets the phone for Michael to take the fake call. My husband has a jacket that he puts pins and patches on so this is going there to go along with his other pins that we’ve gotten from this box.
Stapler in Jello Plush Collectible
Ah, the stapler in the jello. Is there anything better? I can just see Dwight’s face when this happened to his stapler. If you haven’t seen The Office, this is such a great episode to try to catch. This plush is pretty small, my son actually thought it was a dog toy. We have added this to the couch in our office next to a pillow with Bill Murray on it, so it seems to fit in there.
Foot Shaped Ceramic Soap Dish
We weren’t really sure what this was at first and were sort of surprised that it’s supposed to be a soap dish. It is pretty narrow for soap, but I could see that being really funny to have out in a bathroom. My son thought this foot was really funny, and my husband told him the story behind it. Well as a huge bacon lover my son Fox thought this was just the greatest thing ever so it is now on display in his bedroom. This is when Michael has a timer set on a George Forman grill to start cooking bacon in the morning so that he can wake up to the smell of bacon. Unfortunately, he ends up stepping on it and burning his foot. But like really who doesn’t want to wake up to the smell of bacon?!
Pam’s Note Vinyl Board
This is such an important item in the story of Pam and Jim. Pam wrote this note for Jim when he was going off to New York for a job interview at corporate. He notices the note during his interview, gets distracted, but leaves after quickly deciding this isn’t what he wants. At the end of the episode, we see Jim ask Pam out on a date, finally! It is the best and the start of a wonderful chapter. Plus, the gold circle is a medal that they made from yogurt lids for the Olympics. This is a board that you can set out on your desk, standing on a bookshelf, or hang on your wall. I can’t really decide where I want this to go just yet, but I thought this would make a really sweet Valentine’s Day gift for any Jim and Pam fan.
Serenity by Jan Soy Wax Candle Tin
Jan is Michael’s girlfriend that is also the former VP of Northeastern Sales for Dunder Mifflin. When she was laid off she decided to start a candle-making business, she keeps the candles in her house and makes them there. Notably, Jim says how horrible her candles smell. I was really excited to get this candle with the totally perfect labeling that matches the show. The unfortunate part is that this candle doesn’t smell like anything! I can’t remember if there was one that doesn’t smell like anything and that is why this one doesn’t or if this is just a lower-end quality soy candle with little scent.
Bento Style Snack Box
This month’s theme is lunch break so of course, we got this lovely bento-style snack box. This box has cute handles at the top and two levels to place your snacks along with a spoon. My son was really into this and asked if he can use it in the fall when he starts kindergarten, so this is his now.
Finer Things Club Decorative Pillow Cover
Anyone in the Finer Things Club would really appreciate this pillow cover. It is rather small but perfect to use on a throw pillow on your couch or on a chair at work. I don’t have a pillow small enough to fit this, but I really want to find one to put in my husband’s office.
Kevin’s Famous Chili Floor Mat
The episode where Kevin spills his giant pot of chili is both heartbreaking and hysterical. I crack up just thinking about it! His poor face as he frantically tries to scoop the chili back into the pot after saying how making chili is what he is really great at. I thought this was a drying pad for your kitchen, but quickly realized it is a floor mat. While I was bummed it wasn’t something for my kitchen, my husband was surprisingly excited about this. It is now sitting under his desk in his office right where he rests his feet. It really is that extra pop of awesome that you see once you walk into the office.
Pretzel Day Pullover Hooded Sweatshirt
I love pretzel day! It is just so funny how Stanley’s dry humor comes in so perfectly saying how he doesn’t get much joy in life, but pretzel day is his favorite. This hoodie is so soft and roomy, perfect to pair this summer on cooler evenings with shorts, and will be great to wear to cozy up this winter. I will forever rock my The Office box gear proudly!
The Verdict: This month’s The Office Box gave me the laugh I really needed! My favorite item this month is the pretzel day hoodie and the note from Pam to Jim. Everything this month really rocked though! My son got an awesome new snack box that makes him feel cool when he says it’s from The Office, and he got a cool foot bacon display. I don’t know what I laughed at more, remembering Michael burning his foot or the fact that my son also found it hilarious. My husband got a new pin to match his others from this box and a new mat for under his desk. I am always blown away by not just the curation but the quality of the products each month. They are all things that we actually use or put on display and would even make great gifts!
I wasn’t able to find retail values for these products, but with the monthly cost of $39.99, each of the 9 products has an average value of $4.44. I think that is a really great value for the products and quality. I love this show so much, but I think the best part is seeing how much joy this show brings to my husband. It is that one show that he always watches when he needs a pick-me-up, one that brought him out of a dark cloud after his father passed, and one that we both just genuinely love to watch and quote. He is also starting to pass that love onto my son by showing him appropriate clips and telling him jokes from the show. Fox now knows Michael Scott and all about the other characters. A lot of times boxes like this can feel like a lot of extra “stuff” but for my house, it is just pure joy. I think I will always love getting this box!
To Wrap Up:
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Value Breakdown: This box costs $39.99 per quarter, which means that each of the 9 exclusive items in the box has an average cost of $4.44.
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What do you think of The Office Box for Spring 2021?