The CuteBox Subscription Review + Coupon – December 2016
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.
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The Subscription Box: The CuteBox
The Cost: $18 per month + free US 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.
Hello Kitty Plush – Value $9.12
This Hello Kitty plush wears a pair of reindeer antlers atop her head and a festive red and green dress. She measures about 6.5 inches from antler to toe. The plush is very soft to the touch and I like that it sits up by itself.
Bon Bon Ribbon Coloring Book
This is a coloring book and colored pencils set featuring pages and pages of a bunny named Bon Bon!
The illustrations are adorable. The book is also conveniently small and portable.
It comes with five pre-sharpened colored pencils.
Strangely enough, the dark pink pencil is missing its lead core! I don’t know how it happened but it’s really amusing to me, just like that wafer-less Kit Kat incident that caused a stir in the UK last year.
I love Rilakkuma! This is a rubber stamp with a mystery design inside.
My design shows Rilakkuma with legs splayed out like he’s had a long, tiring day. I can relate.
Magical Girl Wand Pen
This is a novelty pen shaped like a magical girl’s weapon of choice! If you’re not into the magical girl genre, you can also think of this as a royal scepter.
My Melody Puzzle
This is a 40-piece puzzle set featuring My Melody, a rabbit from Sanrio, the same company who created Hello Kitty. To be honest, 40 pieces is probably the ideal difficulty for me. If there were more I’d never be able to complete it.
KokSushi Charm Strap
This is a phone strap and charm shaped like sushi. Interestingly enough, I saw this exact design in the streets of Tokyo on a recent visit. It was like deja vu! I have been gathering quite an extensive charm collection from various subscription boxes, so I think this one and the others will be used to decorate a Christmas tree next year.
Pokemon Drawstring Bag
This is a drawstring bag featuring my favorite Pokemon, Pikachu! The bag is large enough to hold small odds and ends or maybe even some makeup. I think I will use mine as a gift bag for my little sister (who is also a big Pokemon fan).
3D Panda Beads Stickers
These stickers are adorable and definitely unique! The three largest ones are 3-dimensional in that they have beads that wiggle around when you shake them. I’ve never come across this kind of cool sticker before! The others are normal flat stickers, but that doesn’t mean they’re run-of-the-mill either. See that charming bear hamburger? Who could possibly bear to eat that?
There were two eraser variations: panda and penguin. I love these adorable panda ones! They erase fairly well but not as easily as, say, the soft ones attached to a No. 2 pencil. They look mighty cute in a pencil pouch though.
This Pocky is shaped differently from original Pocky– it is shorter, thicker, and dipped in rich dark chocolate. They’re like the Men’s Pocky from the November 2016 Japan Crate. I like this version a lot. The thickness of the stick gives a more satisfying crunch, plus the dark chocolate tastes very luxurious.
Verdict: I think The CuteBox has been stepping up their game lately! All the items had cuteness, charm, and great quality. Nothing felt like a filler item either. The only small issue I had was the colored pencil with missing lead, but that doesn’t change my overall opinion of the box. There are 10 items total, so the cost breakdown is $1.80 per item, which is a good value! Plus, the Hello Kitty plush already covers half the cost of the box.
Do you subscribe to The CuteBox? What’s your favorite item?