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The Office Box Winter 2021 Subscription Review

Carlos Lamborn
ByCarlos LambornDec 30, 2021 | 2 comments

The Office Box
4 overall rating
2 Ratings | 2 Reviews

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 can’t get anywhere else for $39.99/quarter + shipping.

It’s hard to understate the phenomenon that was The Office when it was still being produced. If it is an indication as to the lasting effect it had on the fandom, the show ended in 2013 and this subscription box didn’t start until 2020. Fans – old and new – are still excited for The Office apparel and merchandise that this subscription provides in spades.

This box was sent to us at no cost to review. (Check out our editorial guidelines to learn more about how we review boxes.)

First Impressions

 

I review the DC Comics Worlds Finest Collection, which is also produced by CultureFly. I only mention it because I love how they create cool boxes. I don’t believe that is very common in subscription boxes and should be touted.

This month is all about the holidays and The Office Christmas shows were some of the funniest.

What's In The Box?

 

Every box comes with a little information card that goes along with the theme. It highlights what each of the products is as well which is always helpful.

Michael Holiday Sweater

 

This quarter's wearable item is a green sweatshirt with an image of Michael dressed as Santa. It says "Presents are the best way to show someone you care." The full quote is "Presents are the best way to show someone how much you care. It is like this tangible thing that you can point to and say, 'Hey man, I love you this many dollars-worth.'" As always, Michael comes through with another classic quote.

Gift Labels Sticker Sheet

 

This box arrived just in time to use these awesome gift labels for this Christmas. Although they are almost to sweet to use. The sheet has 12 labels. They range from "Obviously from The Office" to "You might have to be a fan to realize these are from a TV show." There were a few I didn't recognize. If you've read my reviews, you know I value functional items. So these were a hit for me.

Phyllis Santa Epoxy Pin

 

This quarter's pin is of Phyllis dressed as Santa with the quote, "Michael, we want Phyllis as Santa." It's from the episode "Secret Santa" where both Michael and Phyllis want to play Santa and no one wants Michael. Of course, hilarity ensues. The pin is 3 inches tall and has two clasps. I like that it's large without being too heavy.

Oven Mitt's Worth Oven Mitt

 

Another Michael vs. Phyllis item. A Christmasy-colored oven mitt with Santa Michael saying, "I only care about you an oven mitt's worth." It's from the Christmas party episode where Michael receives a homemade oven mitt from Phyllis and is disappoint, because he gave someone an iPod. I love the colors, design, and, of course, the functionality. Like most things from this subscription, it's just a shame to actually use it.

Holiday Invitations Mini Art Prints

 

The box includes two, 4x5" art prints like the flyers the party committee puts up in the office. One is for a margarita/karaoke party and the other is for a nutcracker party. I know which one I would go to. I like these but don't see the use. I doubt anyone would frame these "art prints." I think they would have served a better purpose as magnets, cards, or something useful.

Dwight on a Desk Plush Doll

 

You've heard of "Elf on a Shelf." Well, get ready for "Dwight on a ... Desk." It doesn't rhyme, but it's way cooler than that shelf guy. It measures a foot long and looks amazingly like its namesake. It's a little top heavy. So I wish some effort had gone into making it so it would sit up by itself, but I can't argue with how good it looks. This is an amazing Christmas decoration and taken perfecting from the show.

Shotglass with Card

 

I think my shot-taking days are behind me, but I've said that before. However, if there are any Office fans still slinging their drinks back, this shot glass will be a hit. It's your average glass and features the Dunder Mifflin logo we all know and love. It comes with a miniature greeting card for some reason. I'm not sure if this is taken from the show at all, but I like the card. I only wish I came with a small envelope.

Magnet Set 

 

Here is a five-piece magnet set featuring some Office Christmas items. There is Dwight kicking over the Christmas tree, the shoddy looking tree, a robe, a stocking, and the familiar "World's Best Boss" mug with whipped cream and a candy cane coming out of it. The largest one is the Dwight one and measures 3 inches tall. I thought these were a great inclusion in the box. They are not strong magnets, but will look festive only our fridge or filing cabinet.

Snowball Fight Squishy

 

Here is a snowball squishy toy. Soft enough to get hit in the face with, without all the cold and wet of an actual snowball. The quote is from an episode when Jim throws a snowball at Dwight inside the office. So Dwight challenges him to a snowball fight as if it is a duel. Andy says that sounds fun and wants to join. Dwight shuts him down with the quote, "It's a snowball fight, it's not fun." I think this is a cool idea. I only wish I had more of them so I could have a snowball fight inside. I'll probably just throw this at my kids.

Verdict

It's not surprise The Office Box has a lot of Christmas-themed ideas to draw from. The Office Christmas episode are some of the best. I was a big fan of the oven mitt, Dwight doll, and gift labels. The sweatshirt is great, but think it will be a gift rather than something I keep for myself. The pin, snowball, and magnets were cool additions. The art prints look good, but I didn't really see the reason for them. And the shot glass, while nice, didn't seem to fit the theme (unless I'm missing something) and will only be useful to some people. Overall, this was a great holiday box. A great mix of items pulled from some of the best holiday moments of the show.

Something I've said in my World's Finest reviews – also from CultureFly – is that I wish they would at least include what episode everything was from. It'd be great to have a little booklet with this information, but I would also settle for a simple "Season x, Episode y" on the info card.

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Value - Was This Box Worth It?

The Cost: $39.99/quarter + shipping

For the quarterly cost of $39.99, each of the nine products has an average value of $4.44. Even with the few items I didn't care for, I think this box's value exceeds the cost. The real value of this box is that these are officially licensed, exclusive items. You can’t buy these items on a shelf and, if you could, it would cost you well over $40, in my opinion. If you are a The Office fan or you know someone who is, I suggest reading some of our reviews and seeing if you’d like to receive all this exclusive The Office merch.

To Wrap Up

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Carlos Lamborn
Carlos Lamborn
Carlos is a husband and father of two. He likes coffee, beer, camping, disc golf, a good box cutter, and the accomplishment of even the most menial home-owning task. Carlos is new to the world of subscription boxes and loves the wonderment of receiving them in the new mailbox he just spent all day installing.

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2 comments

Sky

Loved the review. Especially the snowball being thrown at the kids. The shot glass is fitting because there is an episode where that’s the company gift to the employees and there’s an intervention for Meredith. It’s hilarious.

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Alex

Haha you’re right! I forgot about that intervention lol the Dwight on a Desk is my favorite The Office item ever! I like my Dundie and my Dwight Bobblehead but Dwight on a Desk is just awesome.

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