Toppbox For Men : A Review


Toppbox provide an Essentials for the Modern Man subscription box service.

Lucky little blogger that I am, Toppbox have sent me a sample box to determine if it would make a good Father’s Day gift.

A little confession. Up until I got this box, I didn’t pursue any particular skin care or special cleansing rituals. I was a shower gel and deodorant guy, and that was all I really did skin-wise.

I did look for something for my ever deepening eyebags a couple of weeks ago, but after getting confused by what was on offer in Boots, I just let the whole idea slide.

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So, what’s in the box….

Friendly Soaps Vegan Charcoal Detox Bar

Woah. I like this.

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Vegan is good, obviously, and the rosemary and lime oils give this soap an air of being a bit of a treat. It lathers up really well and promises the advantages of toxin absorbing activated charcoal. This is a good start.

Christopher Courtney London Gentle De Puff Eye Serum

So, this is apparently what I should have been picking up for those old eye bags. It contains ginseng, arnica extract and some other scientific stuff, and says it will ‘help reduce the appearance of dark circles and puffiness around the eyes’. Having used it a few times now, morning & night, it certainly looks like it’s doing some good. My skin feels and looks like it’s in better condition, which I guess is the whole point. Job done!

Eden Perfumes No. 168 Invictus Man, Woody Aquatic

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Again, a vegan product. Citrus, woody and jasmine aromas combine rather nicely. This is refreshing but has a masculine depth. Admirable.

White Rabbit Skin Care Vegan Blossom and Aloe Vera Toner

This is a face toner for rejuvenating skin. Out of all the products, this is the one that I didn’t really get. I think you need to have a proper skin cleansing process up and running to get the most out of this. It alternatively worked as a refreshing “facial spritz” for quick pick-me-up, which I did enjoy. Like splashing flower water in your face.

Balla for Men Body Powder, Tingle Formula

I’m loving this. I haven’t used talc since I was a kid in the 70s. This Italian blend not only smelled great, but made me feel awesome. This is my favourite thing in the box. It left me refreshed and feeling good. More please!

We are Tea, Sencha Green Tea

Full of anti-oxidants, green tea has ingredients which are linked to cutting the risk of cancer. I could get used to this. The taste is one which may require a couple of cups to adapt to, but the benefits are obvious. Very nice!

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Going through the box was an interesting experience. I found some products which I genuinely fell for, which I would never have otherwise encountered if it wasn’t for Toppbox. It felt like a good thing, treating myself in a way that a lot of old-school blokes probably wouldn’t even think of doing.

Toppbox has a number of different box choices.

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If you are looking to pamper a bloke / dad in your life this Father’s Day, Toppbox is a very good option!

97 Comments

  1. iain maciver
    19 May 2018
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    holiday tickets

  2. Adrian Bold
    19 May 2018
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    I once won a competition for £1000 of House of Frasier vouchers which turned up unexpectedly in the post. That was a rather nice surprise!

  3. Solange
    19 May 2018
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    A cheque from one of the weekly mags.

  4. Ritchie Dee
    19 May 2018
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    Pictures of my nephews and neices

  5. Sarah Roberts
    20 May 2018
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    My First picture of our grand daughter when she was born it was just such a lovely post!.

  6. Sadiyya Maryam
    20 May 2018
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    Some beautiful presents for my daughter when she was born after many years from people I had lost touch with over the years, they were thrilled when they heard our news so was such a lovely surprise gesture.

  7. Ursula Hunt
    20 May 2018
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    A letter telling me I had won a holiday to Chicago

  8. Lynne Manton
    20 May 2018
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    £1000 prize from a magazine competition!

  9. Sarah Mackay
    20 May 2018
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    A letter from my husband, whilst he was working away.

  10. Sue McCarthy
    20 May 2018
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    Many years ago I won £1,000 cheque from a magazine competition, that was a lovely surprise.

  11. amy bondoc
    20 May 2018
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    letters from my pen pal 🙂

  12. Ruth Harwood
    20 May 2018
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    I think it has to be £100 ASDA vouchers – about five years ago!

  13. Karen Barrett
    20 May 2018
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    Airline tickets to Australia, a wonderful surprise!

  14. Nikki Hayes
    20 May 2018
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    An £800 cheque plus £500 accommodation voucher that I won in an advent competition in December last year :o)

  15. Kathleen marsden
    20 May 2018
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    My exam certificates. They are my pride and joy

  16. Emma C
    20 May 2018
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    A box of wine

  17. Andrea Fletcher
    20 May 2018
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    A hamper I won in a competition.

  18. 20 May 2018
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    A phone bill (I don’t get very good stuff!)

  19. Vivien Baird
    20 May 2018
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    Birthday card with tickets to out local theatre from my Grandson who is away at Uni

  20. pete c
    20 May 2018
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    a treasured birthday card

  21. Ren Taylor
    20 May 2018
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    A suprise luxury food hamper !!

  22. john prendergast
    20 May 2018
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    my driving licence

  23. Dean T
    21 May 2018
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    My passport, it gave me freedom and opened up new horizons!

  24. Emily Hallett
    21 May 2018
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    Tickets to Wimbledon!!

  25. Justine Meyer
    21 May 2018
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    Probably a cheque from my dad for my birthday x

  26. Rich Tyler
    21 May 2018
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    Tickets to Glasto!

  27. Richard Eldred Hawes
    21 May 2018
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    A letter telling me that I had won £3000 in a competition

  28. Lorna Ledger
    21 May 2018
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    A letter, telling me that we would be rehoused, this was in 2002, myself and my daughter were living in a Womens refuge, and we have never looked back

  29. Danielle Spencer
    21 May 2018
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    Penpal letters.

  30. Tom Harding
    21 May 2018
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    Tax Return 😀

  31. Lisa Parker
    21 May 2018
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    Tickets to the Hockey at the London 2012 Olympic games. It was such a fabulous experience x

  32. Hayley Colburn
    21 May 2018
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    my wedding day photos, you should have seen me every day waiting for the postman, so funny

  33. Robert Price
    22 May 2018
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    A Xmas hamper

  34. Christine Lockley
    22 May 2018
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    Martini – a comp win and lovely to sit and relax in the garden with as it’s not something I’d normally buy

  35. Adrian Price
    22 May 2018
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    a check from the inland revenue—when id overpayed my tax

  36. 22 May 2018
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    A postcard from my children when they went abroad with their grandparents last year – so cute!

  37. Stevie
    22 May 2018
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    A £50 cheque that I won and shared out.

  38. Libby Alexander
    22 May 2018
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    A letter from an old friend I had lost touch with many years ago. It had to be forwarded to the address I had since moved to – but it was a lovely surprise and we are still in contact.

  39. michelle o'neill
    23 May 2018
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    £200 cheque

  40. Jay
    24 May 2018
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    Letters from my friends when I was very ill. They were so important to me that I still have them in a box back home.

  41. Caroline Hunter
    24 May 2018
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    A letter saying I’d won a trip to New York.

  42. Amanda Noble
    24 May 2018
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    A 6 ft tall fibre glass Stormtrooper I won in a competition!

  43. Rachael Sexey
    26 May 2018
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    Steps tickets 💞

  44. kris mcgrath
    26 May 2018
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    I won a £300 voucher

  45. Nadia Josephine
    26 May 2018
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    I loved getting a letter through the post from my best friend asking me to be her bridesmaid!

  46. Sherrill Todd
    27 May 2018
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    A £10 poundland voucher😂

  47. Liz T
    27 May 2018
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    A grant cheque for a local event. Very exciting.

  48. Maria blythin
    29 May 2018
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    a letter from a long lost relative who had been looking for us for over 20 years x

  49. mike
    29 May 2018
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    The comments here are like people are responding to a question? I can’t see a question, so I’m just thanking you for the giveaway. The products look amazing tbf.

  50. Elizabeth Chew
    31 May 2018
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    Not had any big surprise wins, I won some greeting cards in a competitio . Always nice to win something!

  51. Everything that isn’t a bill is a bonus!

  52. Susan Smith
    3 June 2018
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    Surprise tickets to Paris

  53. janine atkin
    3 June 2018
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    a box of books 🙂

  54. JULIE WARD
    5 June 2018
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    Some Neom goodies I won in a comp

  55. amanda w
    6 June 2018
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    my kids passports so we could start to take them on adventures abroad!!!

  56. Janet Birkin
    6 June 2018
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    A letterbox cake – so so cute

  57. Carole Nott
    6 June 2018
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    surprise flowers – lovely

  58. Kim Styles
    6 June 2018
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    A letter from the Queen to my daughter when she was young. she wrote to the queen asking about her animals and she replied !

  59. Sheri Darby
    6 June 2018
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    A Chinese New Year hamper – a total surprise

  60. Nicola Marshall
    7 June 2018
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    A lovely bracelet I received today.

  61. Michael Knappett
    7 June 2018
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    Confirmation that i had won free entry into the London Marathon.

  62. paula cheadle
    8 June 2018
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    a £1000 cheque that I had won in a competition

  63. Kim Lam
    8 June 2018
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    A year’s subscription to Kopi coffee

  64. Stephanie Keill
    8 June 2018
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    A signed Stephen King book my mum bought me for my birthday.

  65. Susan B
    8 June 2018
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    A letter telling me I had won a TV and soundbar and that they were on the way..

  66. Christina Palmer
    8 June 2018
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    A letter containing 600 ponds worth of Selfriges vouchers

  67. Sylvia Paul
    8 June 2018
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    A cheque for £36,670 from a competition that I won in the sun newspaper x

  68. Lydia Joy
    8 June 2018
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    Bit of a silly one, but when I was 7 I won a doll of my favourite pop star. I was elated. Haven’t won anything since

  69. 9 June 2018
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    A surprise gift of a white gold and ruby ring

  70. Natasha R-M
    9 June 2018
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    A competition prize consisting of several items of jewellery – lovely.

  71. Anthea Holloway
    9 June 2018
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    A letter from my son when he had just started university and I was missing him. It was such a surprise and a treat to get it!

  72. MANDY DOHERTY
    9 June 2018
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    A letter informing me I’d won a years subscription to Sky TV

  73. sarah pearce
    9 June 2018
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    My hubby’s favourite watch,it was a great surprise for him as he didn’t know about it x

  74. Daniela Santos
    9 June 2018
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    A letter from my dad when he was in hospital to me when I’d just started at uni. I treasure that letter to this day.

  75. Jo
    9 June 2018
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    Wow Sylvia who won over 36 grand! I would have passed out! My favourite thing was a Google Pixel phone that I had won

  76. Andi Gurney
    9 June 2018
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    Some books i ordered from amazon for my daughter, the look on her face when they arrived this morning

  77. Lynda Jones
    9 June 2018
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    A Product of the Year bag full of lots of lovely stuff, total surprise

  78. Charlie Brunton
    10 June 2018
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    A tax refund! I’d been waiting for it for so long!

  79. Geoff Hibbert
    10 June 2018
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    A cheque for £5,000

  80. Shaun Tutt
    10 June 2018
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    Would have to be my degree

  81. jo liddement
    10 June 2018
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    When a box was delivered containing 77 bars of chocolate that i had won in a competition. All my family and friends were very pleased to sample them.

  82. Carly Belsey
    10 June 2018
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    It was a tax refund cheque that I received a few years back. It really helped out. Other than that it’s always chocolates or flowers that are most appreciated 🙂

  83. Deborah Clarke
    10 June 2018
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    Tickets to see my fave band of all time which I had won 8n a competition. Thanks for the chance to be your lucky winner

  84. Jayne Townson
    10 June 2018
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    £350 of love to shop vouchers, it was great fun spending them with my family.

  85. Kirsteen Mackay
    10 June 2018
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    The best thing I ever received through the post was a letter from Granny.

  86. Natalie Crossan
    10 June 2018
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    Tiffany necklace – was a lovely and pretty surprise!

  87. Natalie Gillham
    10 June 2018
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    A £500 thomas cook voucher I won

  88. laura stewart
    10 June 2018
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    a £100 love to shop voucher x

  89. 10 June 2018
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    I won £100 worth of palmers products ♡♡

  90. Georgie Wright
    10 June 2018
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    A vase we made on the final day of our holiday. It needed to be kiln fired so they had to post it to us; can’t believe it turned up in one piece!

  91. Rachel Craig
    10 June 2018
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    Ryder Cup tickets (Golf Event held in Scotland) and tickets for a night of entertainment at SSE Hydro :- Wonderful prizes, and Wonderful time had at the Events.

  92. Diana
    10 June 2018
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    Gift card 🙂

  93. Natalee Gosiewski
    10 June 2018
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    cheque for 500 pound

  94. Tammy Neal
    10 June 2018
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    Cheque for £1,000

  95. Nikki Easton
    10 June 2018
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    the best thing i ever received in the post was a lovely big bunch of flowers. always makes my day!!

  96. Tee Simpson
    10 June 2018
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    A bluetooth speaker

  97. Fiona jk42
    10 June 2018
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    A huge prize I won just befoe Christmas one year. Included a turkey hamper, 5 pairs of slippers, a handbag, a wool throw, a pair of gold earrings, a chocolate pizza and a large reindeer head made of felt which we hang on our door each Christmas.

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