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The CuteBox Subscription Review + Coupon – January 2017

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The CuteBox is a monthly subscription box that sends you 10 or more handpicked cute and kawaii items. These items may be wall stickers, nail art supplies, key chains, mini figures, hair accessories, jewelry, stationary, and candy.

Good to know: Beginning in January, the price increased from $18 per month to $19 per month. This increase does not raise prices for any current subscribers.

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The Subscription Box: The CuteBox

The Cost: $19 per month + free shipping (discounts on longer commitments)

COUPON: Use code ADDICTION to save 20% off any subscription!

The Products: 10+ cute and kawaii items

Ships to: U.S. only

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Each box contains an info slip.

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Gudetama Socks 

These Gudetama ankle socks are adorable! I love getting socks in subscription boxes, especially when they’re soft and cute. Days look brighter when I have Gudetama cheering me on. These measure 22-24 cm, which is about 8.5-9.5 inches long.

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Gudetama Pen 

This Gudetama pen sure is unique. It has an all-around matte finish for an easier grip.

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The top features Gudetama resting on a cracked eggshell. He has an unreadable expression, like usual. Is he happy lying on the egg? Is he upset? We’ll never know.

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The tip is a super fine point! It writes very smoothly, with no skips, in jet black ink. I am a big fan!

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Rilakkuma Strap

This box contains a mystery French-themed Rilakkuma strap.

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I was hoping for the French Korilakkuma but French Kiiroitori is cute too! The beret is a nice touch.

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The Kiiroitori charm is very small. It’s not even the size of a quarter! I think I will give this to my little sister– she loves small trinkets like these.

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Domo-kun Plush

Domo-kun is the mascot of Japan’s public broadcasting corporation, NHK. He was a very popular character back in the 2000s, much like how Gudetama is right now. I remember seeing lots of people wearing Domo-kun snapbacks, shirts, and even backpacks in school.

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This plus is made of super soft fleece-like material. His arms stick out on its own. He also comes with a detachable strap. He is such a fun throwback item for me!

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Animal Number Erasers

These are soft erasers in the shape of animals and numbers. Whoever came up with these are very creative! I don’t know if I can even bear to use them. The giraffe “6” is my favorite.

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Rilakkuma Gum

These are small pieces of gum. The gum is very soft and stretchy, and the flavor isn’t very unique. The flavor does last for a couple minutes (longer than other Japanese gum I have tried) before disappearing.

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Kasugai Ramune Gummy

I have had this brand of gummies before, and they are some of my favorites. This is my first time eating the Ramune flavor, though. Unfortunately, it tastes too artificial and not very comparable to real Ramune beverages. I think I will stick to my tried-and-true flavors like Peach and Lychee.

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Pretty Cure Chocolates

These are Pretty Cure chocolates. Pretty Cure is a magical girl anime series with over 600 episodes to date.

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The brown wrappers contain milk chocolates in the shape of Pretty Cure characters.

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The white wrapper contains a rice crispy chocolate heart. It tastes exactly like a Nestle Crunch bar.

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Moomin Notepad

This is a mini unlined notepad perfect for jotting down thoughts or writing quick notes to a friend. I’m not very familiar with Moomin but I think Moomintroll (the white creature) is pretty adorable.

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Moomin Hand Towel

This is a printed hand towel that measures 8 inches on all sides. It isn’t the softest material but that’s because the full-sized print makes the towel stiff. I have enough hand towels right now so this will be repurposed.

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Kawaii Star Bracelet

This is a stretchy handmade bracelet with plastic stars and beads. It is a very dainty piece of jewelry.

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Here it is on my wrist. I’m too old to wear pastel stars like these so it will be gifted to my little sister. She must be swimming in cute stuff by now!

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Alpaca and Sheep Stickers

I love to collect stickers for no other reason than to hoard and ogle them in their pristine packaging. If you’re gifted a sticker from my collection, then that means I really like you. These puffy alpaca and sheep stickers are top tier in terms of cuteness! Every single one of them looks so dopey! I may have a hard time parting with any of these.

Verdict: This month’s box had a little bit of everything I love, such as the wearables, office items, stickers, snacks, and plush. My favorite items were the Gudetama socks and Gudetama pen. I counted twelve items for a cost breakdown of $1.63 per item. I think the slight price increase isn’t too bad, especially because the item quality has definitely improved since my first review.

What are your thoughts on The CuteBox?

Written by Nancy Su

Nancy Su

Nancy used to be a Candy Crush addict but then she became addicted to subscription boxes instead. Now she has a particular interest in Korean/Asian beauty after seeing the wonders it has done to her skin. She’s constantly in search of new lippies, skincare, and tasty international snacks.

All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.

6 Comments

  1. We’re glad you enjoyed January’s CuteBox Nancy! :3 We look forward to what you think of February’s box!

  2. I WANT A STICKER FROM YOUR STICKER COLLECTION!

  3. I want those Alpaca stickers!!!!

  4. Moomin goes back at least 40 years. They are not Asian, though, but Scandinavian. I remember reading the books as a kid.

    • That’s true that they originally are Scandinavian, however they gained popularity in Japan in the 90’s. The Moomin items included are from Japan. :3

  5. Nancy, you crack me up! Love your reviews. Also I am having a meltdown over how cute those alpaca & sheep stickers are!! Ahhhh!!

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