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Quirky Crate Subscription Box “Time to Celebrate!” Review + Coupon – December 2017

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quirky crate december 2017 box laying down

Quirky Crate delivers a “box of awesome” to your doorstep each month. You will receive at least 5-8 quirky items, including an enamel pin from a featured pin artist in each box. You can expect eccentric accessories, cute stationery and stickers, fun household items, and pretty much anything they can find that will bring a smile to your face!

unboxing quirky crate december 2017

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heart paper wrapped quirky crate items all items inside the december 2017 quirky crate

About Quirky Crate

The Subscription Box: Quirky Crate

The Cost: $34.99 + shipping

COUPON: Use code UNICORN10 to save 10% off!

The Products: You will receive at least 5-8 quirky items, including an enamel pin from a featured pin artist each box.

Good to Know: Looking for a unique holiday gift? Quirky Crate has gift subscriptions, too! Order by December 13th to get the box shipping December 15th.

Ships to: the US for $5.95, Canada for $13.95, Mexico for $19.95, and the rest of the world for $20.95

Quirky Crate “Time to Celebrate!”December 2017 Box Review

My first go ’round with Quirky Crate was a blast and a half. I can’t wait to see how this subscription rings in the new year:

info card featured pin artist for quirky crate december 2017

Here’s the info card for this month’s box. Every box includes an enamel pin from a featured artist, and this month, it’s Tess Shearer from House of Wonderland. I love her playful, bright designs—they look like the kinds of doodles I’d do in the corners of my school notebooks!

enamel pin strength enamel pin pin from behind

House of Wonderland “Stronger Than You Think” Pin – Estimated Value $8.13 (converted from 6 GBP), Listed Value $8.00

Oh my goodness, this pin is PERFECT for the new year. For me, “Stronger Than You Think” is both a positive, proud reflection on 2017 Anna and an inspiring mantra to carry with me in 2018. The quality of this inch-big pin is great—none of the enamel is spilling over its borders, so the lines are crisp, and the pastel blue banner is a nice bit of color. I can’t wait to pop this on my jacket!

unicorn pouch tag on unicorn pouch

Unicorn Pouch – Retail Value $19.61 USD ($24.95 AUD), Listed Value $12.00

Okay, I may be 30, but there are some playful things I just can’t resist—two big ones being 1) iridescent anything and 2) UNICORNS! I mean, c’mon! This mesh pouch is perfect for keeping the unreasonably large number of lipglosses I carry in my bag (somewhat) organized. I like the yellow trim, too. Yellow isn’t usually the first color I reach for, but it’s such a sunny, happy sight in the middle of winter!

cat socks lilac cat socks lilac socks with black toes

Lilac Cat Socks – Listed Value $8.00

I have been digging the emergence of lilac over the past few months as a trendy hue. Lilac + cats? What could be better? These socks fit just a bit tight on my size 8 feet, but not in a way that was uncomfortable. These are the kinds of socks that would be super cute to wear with pumps to add a little warmth and a lot of purr-sonality to an outfit.

confetti pop

Confetti Push Pop – Listed Value $5.00

How cute is this? Nothing’s better on New Year’s Eve than a blizzard of rainbow confetti raining down over you (or scattered across the dance floor). I really appreciate that these rainbow circles are eco-friendly—they dissolve in water, rather than sticking around like litter. A little oomph with the plunger sends these lightweight bits flying into the air. Awesome!

disco ball cup disco ball cup with straw disco ball drink holder

Disco Cup – Listed Value $12.00

There are a lot of products like this one online, but I ended up using the listed value since I wasn’t sure of the brand. I am wild about this little cup! Someday I hope to have a big disco ball of my own as decor—I love the way they scatter the light when they’re sitting in the corner of a room. For now, this grapefruit-sized cup will have to do. I have a new year’s resolution to drink more water, and nothing will encourage me to do so more than getting to drink out of this shimmering cup!

diamond patch rainbow diamond patch diamond patch back

Diamond Patch – Listed Value $5.00

Are rainbow diamonds a thing IRL? Because they should be. This embroidered patch is sooo cute! I love the unexpected pairing of that orangey-red color with the pastels. At about 2 inches big, it’s enough to brighten up a plain jacket or decorate a fabric backpack. My day-to-day wardrobe is mostly black, white, gray, and denim, so I like accessorizing with bright accents like this one. I have a new jacket that this will look stellar on!

notebook open notebook

My Bucket List Notebook – Listed Value $9.00

I don’t know if I have a bucket list, but I do make regular lists like nobody’s business. This bright red Quirky Crate design will be great for listing goals, resolutions, to-dos, and maybe even my first bucket list. (Who knows?) I like that it’s about the size of my last Moleskine, so I’ll be able to drop it in my tote bag and take it to the coffee shop for a little introspection session.

puffy keychain bunny puff

Fur Ball – Listed Value $5.00

I’ve been seeing these little pom-pom keychains on purses and backpacks of trendy passersby, but never have I seen one with ears! The icy turquoise color of this plush pom is so dreamy. It almost looks like cotton candy, doesn’t it? I’m going to throw this on the zipper of my mini-backpack and feel like one of the cool kids!

glitter nail polish sparkly nail polish hard candy nail polish with lid off ring on hard candy nail polish

Hard Candy Glitter Nail Polish and Collectable Ring – Listed Value $5.00

I couldn’t find this specific color online, but similar polishes actually go for a little more than $5.00. The plastic ring is fun, but I don’t see myself wearing it around. The polish is cute, though! The glitter is kind of a rosy gold color that twinkles with icy blue and silver hues. You don’t get too much glitter per coat, but it’s great for adding a subtle festive touch to my mani!

three candies

Bonus Candy – Estimated Value $0.50?

Aw, this is a sweet surprise! (Pun intended.) I loved Smarties as a kid, and I can’t remember the last time I had some. These were gone fast!

Verdict: Quirky Crate is so. Much. Fun! I mean, just seeing the box arrive in the mail is a reason to get excited. But it’s what’s inside that counts, and what was inside this month’s crate was playful, cute, and most importantly, SHINY. I’ve gotten so many holiday boxes this season, but few that give the glitz and party vibes of New Year’s Eve their due. So I’m stoked to see the glitter polish, shimmery unicorn bag, and especially that disco ball cup in this box! And the pin and the patch were the coolest!

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No. Order soon to get the January box! Boxes ship of the 15th of each month.

Value Breakdown: This box cost $40.94 (price + US shipping), but I estimate that I got about $77.11 worth of products inside! Now, keep in mind that I went mostly by the listed values for those items since I couldn’t find many of them online. I think the listed values seem fair (especially since the values listed for the two items I could find online were less than what their retail values ended up being). But you can also think of it this way—given the price I paid for the box after shipping, the average cost of each item (not counting the bonus candy) is $4.55. I feel like that’s about what I’d expect to pay for some of the tchotchkes if I saw them at a shop and lower than what I’d expect to pay for that awesome pin!

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Written by Anna Reilly

Anna Reilly

Anna loves collecting little treasures, be they pop-culture finds, handmade mementos, or new potions to put in her makeup bag. Beauty boxes got her interested in the subscription world, but now she’s swooning for all things kawaii!

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.

5 Comments

  1. AB (aurora borealis) crystals are probably the closest thing you’ll find to “rainbow” diamonds, but they are definitely a thing! Swarovski may have been the first to make them, but less expensive brands offer the same effect as well. Buy hot fix crystals and with either and iron, a crystal tool, or a hot plate and tweezers you can DIY your way to ALL the rainbow sparkles without ever sewing a stitch!

  2. I think Wal-Mart carries Hard Candy now.

    • Wal-Mart made a partnership with NuWorld beauty in 2009 to bring hard candy to a mass market, it used to be owned by Louis Vuitton and one of the original owners now owns tokidoki, one of the others is the owner and founder of Einstein cosmetics

  3. Haha, I remember when Hard Candy was an indie polish brand and they were ~so exclusive ~

    • Me too! I didn’t even know they were still around.

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