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Kiko & Sven Subscription Box Review + Coupon – August 2017

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Kiko and Sven August 2017 Women's Lifestyle Subscription Box

Kiko & Sven is a monthly box curated by the Kiko & Sven shop in San Diego, California. They feature gift items inspired by Japanese and Swedish design. They include items that are “often handmade, always unique”, “from candles & soaps, to letterpress cards & ceramics.” 

Kiko and Sven August 2017 Women's Lifestyle Subscription Box

Kiko & Sven offers two subscription sizes: Small Box for $36 a month and Full-Size Box for $48 a month.

This review is of the Small, $36 a month, box. 

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Kiko and Sven August 2017 Women's Lifestyle Subscription Box

The Subscription Box: Kiko & Sven

The Cost: $48 for the Full-Size box; $36 for the Small Box. Shipping for the Small Box was $10.17.

COUPON: Use coupon code YESSANDIEGO for free shipping!

The Products: The Full-Size box contains 5–7 items, and the Small Box contains 3–4 items

Ships to: USA

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Kiko and Sven August 2017 Women's Lifestyle Subscription Box

This month’s box takes its inspiration from the garden!

Kiko and Sven August 2017 Women's Lifestyle Subscription Box

Kiko and Sven August 2017 Women's Lifestyle Subscription Box

Kiko and Sven August 2017 Women's Lifestyle Subscription Box

Kiko and Sven August 2017 Women's Lifestyle Subscription Box

Cultivate & Eat Hank Claw (Chili Pepper) – Value $9

Cultivate & Eat Shiso (Japenese Basil) – Value $9

Plants, of course, are perfect for a garden-themed box. The packaging is charming – I loved the way the ties were knotted at the top. Detailed instructions were included for each type of plant. I had a lot of fun planting the seeds and I look forward to watching them grow. I’m especially excited about the pepper, as I’ve never tried growing pepper before.

Kiko and Sven August 2017 Women's Lifestyle Subscription Box

Kiko and Sven August 2017 Women's Lifestyle Subscription Box

Small Metal Tray, 7.5″ x 4″ – Value $8?

I couldn’t find a tray with these exact dimensions online, so the value is just a guess based on the price of larger trays. The quality is solid; I think it might be steel because a magnet sticks to it. I really like how the tray keeps the plants neatly together.

Kiko and Sven August 2017 Women's Lifestyle Subscription Box

Kiko and Sven August 2017 Women's Lifestyle Subscription Box

Kikkerland Reusable Shopping Bag, Trassel – Value $9

Kiko & Sven say they chose this bag because it’s by their favorite Swedish designer, Lotta Jansdotter. This pattern in blue reminds me of rain falling into a pond or puddle. The bag is a useful size, and it’s easy to collapse it back into it’s attached pouch.

Kiko and Sven August 2017 Women's Lifestyle Subscription Box

LuLuLun Plus Lemon Grass Face Sheet – Value $3 (buy a box of 5 for $15)

LuLuLun Plus Lavender Face Sheet – Value $3 (buy a box of 5 for $15)

I haven’t tried the lavender mask, but the lemongrass one is the best-smelling face mask I’ve ever used – and I’ve tried lots. The scent was fresh and summery, perfect for August. I liked this mask better than some others that cost several times as much.

Kiko and Sven August 2017 Women's Lifestyle Subscription Box

Creative Co-op Stoneware 3″ Cactus Dish – Value $4.99

This tiny dish was my favorite thing in the box! It’s printed with a cactus design from Lori Seibert, and is safe for the microwave, dishwasher, and oven. I’ve been using it to hold little findings for craft projects.

Verdict: The $45.99 retail value of this box hovers right around the box cost of $46.17 ($36 + $10.17 shipping). Although not high, the retail values are not as inflated as in some boxes. I think they did a great job of choosing items that fit the garden theme while also reflecting the Japanese/Scandinavian influence of their shop. These are items I might choose on my own, but most aren’t locally available to me. The charming curation won me over this month!

What do you think of August’s Kiko & Sven box? Have you ever grown peppers before? Any tips to help them grow?

Written by Désirée Eien

Désirée Eien

Désirée has survived the subscription box rollercoaster since 2013. Her other hobbies include meticulously over-researching minor purchases, crafting things she hopes to pass off as gifts, and dressing her cat up in silly costumes.

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3 Comments

  1. Is Kiko and Sven a fairly new box? I like the type and style of the items I’ve seen in the MSA reviews, but would love to see the overall value increase somewhat before I take the plunge…

    • I’m not sure when it started, but I do think it’s fairly new. I agree it would be nice if the RV were a bit higher, or if shipping weren’t so expensive. But since there’s a promo code for free shipping, it might be worth taking a chance on the next one. I liked both boxes I’ve received, but this one is closer to what I was hoping for from this subscription.

      • Thanks so much for following up, Desiree!

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