The price and seeing what was in the first box had me a bit skeptical as well. Then trying to research it led me here to MUT and I just had to join the fun of subs (which I never knew existed before this ... and my checkbook will never forgive me)
I've received 3 boxes so far - August, September, and October.
August I was kind of "meh" about, but I got it for 1/2 price so I was pretty neutral about the sub. I don't even remember most of what was in it ... the reed diffuser, wine glasses (these get used) ... oh the dvd which I haven't opened yet. Um... drawing a blank on the rest. I don't think it helped that I read so many spoilers (it took mine forEVER to get here) and saw how disappointed everyone was
September - again, took forever to get to me. I was really good though about avoiding spoilers and only knew about the scarf because there was so much commentary on it. But I didn't know what it looked like or brand, just that everyone was talking about a scarf. Once my box arrived I was pretty happy overall - I liked the variety of items, and that some of the flowed together ... snacks and dinner, a movie, makeup and a pretty new scarf for "date night" (as if I ever get those LOL) ... some facial wipes for the end of the night, idk ... but I was happy with the box, and I definitely think the value to me personally was way more than the $30 I paid.
October - I wasn't one of the last to receive mine for once! I love candles but dislike the scent of mine, but I can't hold that against PopSugar ... I like OPI polish so I was excited to get that. The socks are alright but I would never pay $10 for socks ... the book doesn't look like one that will suck me in, but I'll prob give it a shot. Would I have paid $30 for this box if I knew ahead of time what was in it? Probably not. But it did introduce me to some new brands/items. I don't expect every box to fit me to a T, so I'll take the "loss" on this one and hope that November is more exciting for me.
I hope you are happy with your December box!!