Is it Even Worth It?: SUGAR Box Review, Pictures and Pricing

by - January 07, 2018

I have to say that I am addicted to subscription boxes. I want them all!

After having read so many awesome things about the sugar box, I decided to give it a try in July 2016 and I was extremely disappointed. However, I decided to give the box a second chance and bought myself the Wanderlust Edition. 

Let's take a quick look at what I got and I'll also tell you guys a thing or two about this box. 

So, let's get started!

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A Little About the SUGAR Box 

The Sugar Box is a lifestyle monthly subscription box available in India for a price of Rs. 1899/- for one month.

Each month's box had a different theme and it contains some lifestyle items such as mugs, bags, pencils, outfits, etc.

So, it is like getting a gift every month.

I had previously ordered a sugar box but, I wasn't a bog fan of it.

Without further ado, let's begin my sugar box review! 

The Wanderlust Edition 

The Wanderlust edition of the Sugar box is curated for travellers and contains a lot of travelling essentials. This box comes with seven different items for a nominal price of Rs. 1899! That's really a steal! 

Following are the things you SHOULD get as they are listed on the website: 
  • Duffle bag
  • Eye mask
  • Shrug---I didn't get this
  • Passport cover/ wallet
  • Woollen scarf---My scarf was NOT woollen 
  • All-in-one grooming kit
  • Doughnut---I did not get this instead, I got a candy

I didn't get the shrug or the doughnut. Instead, I got a dress and some other items that weren't listed on the website. Here's the additional items: 
  • A lightbulb sharpener
  • A watermelon dress
  • Ice cream ice pack
  • Some cloth patches
  • Some stickers

All these items are quirky and cute---which is totally my style.

But, are these really worth it? 

Let's take a look. 

My Thoughts on the Wanderlust Edition And Loads of Pics!

I have already told you about my disappointment with a previous sugar box. 

But, should I hold it against them for the rest of eternity? 

I think not. 

That is exactly why I ordered the Wanderlust Edition and I have to say that I feel okay-is about the box. I'll explain why later.

There's one thing we need to do first. 

Let's take a peek at the items that I got: 

The Duffle Bag

Initially, I didn't really like the duffle bag too much but, I've grown to like it since. I feel that this is an ideal carry-on size luggage. The bag itself looks like a sturdy one and is spacious. It has a zip on one side and a mesh pocket on the other.

And, I really like how it has the words 'Vacay' written on it. Totally in style.

I also like the leather details on this one.

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The Eye Mask

The 'Donut Talk to Me' eye mask is something that's cool and quirky. However, it does penetrate a bit of light in it. 

It works pretty well for a dimly lit setting but, won't be enough for a well-lit situation. 

Also, even though I like the design, I'm not a big fan of the quality of this eye mask. 

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The Passport Cover and Wallet

This 'Au Revoir' passport cover is definitely something that I'd be using when I fly to Bali later this year. The wallet has two card slots, a big slot for some cash, and a pocket for change. you can easily carry all of your travel documents in this one.

And, it is moderately water-proof! 

So, you don't need to worry about the rain either. 

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The Scarf

According to the Sugarbox website, I was supposed to get a woollen scarf but, the one I got wasn't one.

However, this scarf is a nice one. It is blue in colour and has a nice floral pattern. I have to say, I have worn it a few times and I liked it.

Here's what the website said:


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The All-in-one Grooming Kit

This all-in-one grooming kit basically has all the stuff that you might need while travelling. This includes nail cutters, filers, mirror, makeup  brushes, etc.

So, with this kit you're prepared for just about anything!

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The Sweet

I had gotten this exact same thing in a previous Sugar box but, I didn't like it at all.

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BONUS ITEMS

The Dress

This isn't the kind of dress that you'd want to wear outside---you could but, I really don't like the material that much to wear it outside.

I would use this as nightwear during my travels.

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The Stickers

According to the packing, these stickers can be used on all kinds of surfaces such as phone cases, clothes, tables, etc. 

The Ice Pack

This is the cutest ice pack that I have ever seen and it works really effectively. I feel that this would come in handy when you've got an ouchie on your ankle. 

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The Cloth Patches

I got four of these patches in my Sugarbox and I really like the 'fries before guys' one the most. It'll look good on a white t-shirt.

I liked the Flamingo one as well but, it is kind of faded and may not look very good on a top.

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The Sharpener  

This is probably the most random thing that I have gotten. It is a sharpener in the shape of a lightbulb. Good thing that I'm still a student because I'll get some use out of it.

The sharpener was kind of broken when I got it out of the box and id cracked.

Also, not very good at sharpening pencils.

Meh. 

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My SUGAR Box India Review

The items that I really like include the following:

  • The duffle bag
  • The scarf 
  • The passport cover 

The thing is that I've always set my expectations too high for the Sugar Box to meet. I know that I paid a nominal amount of Rs. 1899/- for this box and for that price the number of things that I've gotten are good.

However, these aren't the kind of things that will last very long.

Like, the doughnut eye mask is really cute but not of a high quality and same is the case with the all in one grooming kit, the dress, sharpener, etc.

I like my things to last.

I would rather invest more money and get cute stuff that are high in quality because I like getting my money's worth.

SUGAR Box Problem Resolution: Did I Get The Missing Item? 

I contacted the Sugar Box customer care and it took them about 2 days to email me back tasing for the order number and details.

After that, they took another two days to tell me that I will not be getting the missing item.

The thing is that I contacted them after 15 days of receiving the box. According to their policy, you must contact them within 2 days.

I feel that this policy isn't really right.

What if you were out of town when the package was delivered?

Most companies have a 15-30 day policy and I feel that that's a fair deal.

All in all, I wasn't very satisfied with the Sugar Box customer support.

Final Words: Is The Sugar Box Worth It? 

I wouldn't personally invest my money in the Sugar box for a monthly basis because I really like my things to last long and look cute at the same time.

However... 

For the nominal amount of Rs. 1,899 you pay, it is a good deal and value-for-money. Especially if you're looking for quirky stuff.

But, its not for me.

Also, I'm not a fan for their customer care.

I would rather pay a premium and buy my quirky stuff from stores like Accessorize or Claire's as their stuff is 100x better in quality.

Or...

I could get stuff for a fraction of the price from Ali Express and wait 60 days for them to de delivered. 

What do you think of the Sugar Box India? Let me know your thoughts in the comments section! If you have any questions, I'll answer them in the comments. 

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