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Sanrio Small Gift Crate by Loot Crate Review – Spring 2017

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Sanrio Small Gift Crate is the latest partner crate from Loot Crate! It’s a quarterly subscription revolving around all things Sanrio – so you can expect items from your favorite Sanrio characters, like Hello Kitty and Guadetama!

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How cute is this packaging? If you flip the box inside out, it becomes a mailbox!

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The Box: Loot Crate Sanrio Crate

The Cost: $34.99 plus $5 S/H

The Products: This quarterly subscription includes exclusive collectibles, apparel, and accessories featuring your favorite Sanrio friends that you won’t find anywhere else.

Ships: Worldwide!

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The info card this month comes in an adorable envelope.

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Inside is this foldout sheet:

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Now, onto the items!

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Hello Kitty and Dear Daniel Mamepuchi Plush Set – Exclusive!

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These little mini plushes are an exclusive design just for subscribers!

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Dear Daniel has a tuft of hair (fur?) and an adorable little bowtie to compliment his pinstripes.

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Hello Kitty has her signature bow and a tutu skirt!

(These plushies measure about 3 inches long and have a bean filling in the base.)

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Little Twin Stars Stackable Mugs – Exclusive!

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These pastel colored mugs are so cute!

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I love the star accent on the top of the handle!

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Each mug has a shiny light-colored glaze, with the pattern remaining as the unglazed part. The mugs are ceramic and both dishwasher and microwave safe, too!

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These are smaller than your typical mugs – they are about 3 inches tall.

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Patty & Jimmy Enamel Pin Set – Exclusive!

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This is the nicest box and presentation I’ve seen for enamel pins!

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And these pins are way bigger than your typical enamel pin. They even need two pins on the back to keep them in place:

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These measure about 3 inches long.

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They look great together but would be fun to share one with a BFF!

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Little Twin Stars Infinity Scarf – Exclusive!

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This scarf is a sheer black fabric, with a silver/holographic pattern.

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It’s light weight and 100% polyester. (It reminds me a lot of the Loot for Her January scarf.) Here is a better look at the sheerness:

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When it comes to fashion items, I prefer the subtle nod to fandoms, so this works well for me. And you can twist it around so just a portion of the pattern shows, too, if you prefer!

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My Melody Charm – Exclusive!

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The outline on this charm is done in gold metal with enamel fill. (It’s about 1.5 inches long.) 

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It’s a high-quality charm, and it pairs well with the Hello Kitty key chain from the first Sanrio Small Gift Crate. (I’m thinking this means we might get a new charm in each box.)

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Hello Kitty & Mimmy Letter Set – Exclusive!

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This set includes 10 sticker sheets, 5 diecut sheets, 10 envelopes, and 1 sticker sheet:

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The theme for this box is friendship, so it makes sense that Hello Kitty would appear with her twin sister and best friend Mimmy!

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This die cut house set includes 5 cards with a lined back for messages.

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And of course, the envelopes are equally cute! (The paper on the notepad and envelopes is pretty thin, so this isn’t a high-quality stationery set, but it is an adorable one.)

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Sanrio Friendship Trinket Mini Tape Dispenser

This is the only non-exclusive item in the box. It’s a tiny little tape dispenser that pairs well with the stationery set.

Verdict: No surprise – I think this box is adorable. The value is difficult to determine since almost every item in this box is exclusive, but the cost breaks down to about $6.67 an exclusive item. (I’m not factoring in any value for the tiny tape dispenser.) I think $6.67 an exclusive Sanrio item is good! For me, the value of items seemed a little higher in the first box, but that’s more of a personal preference.

What do you think of the second Sanrio Small Gift Crate?

Written by Liz Cadman

Liz Cadman

Liz is the founder of My Subscription Addiction. She’s been hooked on subscription boxes since 2011 thanks to Birchbox, and she now subscribes to over 100 boxes. Her favorites include POPSUGAR Must Have, FabFitFun, and any box that features natural beauty products!

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.

15 Comments

  1. I’ll probably five the scarf away I’m so not a scarf girl. It looks weird on me and the pins are cute but what will I do with them?! I’ll end up both away as gifts. Rest I loved!!!

  2. I’ve been going back and forth with their Customer Service because I never received my box. Really wish they had a number to call, it could have been resolved in one shot instead of 4 days of emailing back a forth. Make a long story short they dropped the ball. They offered to send me the Spring box in 2-4 weeks…no thanks! I actually got lucky with this one because I didn’t really like anything in the Friendship box.

    I write all this to say that is the email back and forth, I was able to obtain that the next box theme is Vacation. Looking forward to some spoilers. The summer box is going to be released some time between June and July.

  3. I loved the first box but this one for me is pretty much a dud. We went from an awesome tshirt to a SCARF? I live in Florida it is already 85 degrees here and climbing. The little mugs are for a baby nursery or something, not big enough for a cup of coffee or even to hold pens. The enamel pin set is very high quality but what am I gonna do with that? I dont even really like the Hello Kitty plush dudes. Im really disappointed. Yes the items are nice but useless. Thumbs down for me.. I like the stationary and the charm I guess..

    • I’m disappointed also and wish I hadn’t signed up for this one. I too live in Florida and have no use for the scarf. It’s cute and probably the only thing I really like, which is a huge bummer since I’ll never use it. Oh well, hopefully I can sell some stuff on eBay or swap.

  4. That envelope reminds me of valentines. When I was a kid I had the hello kitty lip gloss, pencil and eraser, a stuffed animal.. I don’t even know what all. I loved hello kitty.

  5. Not gonna lie… I’m soooo looking forward to getting this box. There are a couple things in here that I will be throwing onto swap, but everything else…all MINE! Lol.

  6. I love this box. Everything is so cute. One of my mugs arrived chipped and they said they will send a replacement. I was very happy with their response time.

    • Loot Crate has such great CS! My shirt in the first box was damaged and they got back to me within a matter of minutes about it (and sent me a new one).

      I’m glad I decided to skil this theme, I’m not loving anything despite the cuteness. I can’t wait for the “Vacation” box!

  7. FOMO. MAJOR FOMO.

  8. What a cute box!!! I’m so excited to get it, this is my first box. My tracking said I’ll have it by tomorrow. I think my daughter will be claiming most of these items. I’m hoping to get the My Melody charm at least.

    • Yay! Glad you like the box, too! So much cuteness in one box! 🙂

    • The rule at my house is I get all the My Melody items 😊 I actually ordered 2 boxes this quarter because both of my daughters were eyeing the spoilers.

      • I have the same rule with this box!! Any My Melody or Little Twin Star MINE! Kids getvthe rest haha

      • I have the same rule here! All My Melody and Little Twin Stars MINE. the rest the kids can split up

      • I like My Melody too, but I was hoping for the newer, cuter characters like Gudetama and Chococat. My least favorite is LTS but that’s a sweet scarf and, like Liz said, it’s subtle enough that I don’t mind it.

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