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Quirky Crate Subscription Box Review – July 2017

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 handbags and accessories, cute stationery and stickers, fun household items, and pretty much anything they can find that will bring a smile to your face!

My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).

The Subscription Box: Quirky Crate

The Cost: $34.99 + shipping

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

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

Keep track of your subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wish list!

The info card mentions the monthly featured pin artist, along with a little bio. July’s artist is Kristin Carder, out of Brooklyn, NY. You can tell she loves color!

Turning the card over reveals a list of all the quirky items included this month and their values.

Ice Cream Pool Float – Value $3.69

I don’t have a pool, and I don’t go to public ones all that often, but this ice cream inflatable instantly makes me happy! At just under three feet tall, this big purple cone probably won’t save your life, but it will brighten up a pool party.

Set of 5 Unicorn Horn Make Up Brushes – Value $9.80

I’m not even that into unicorns anymore, but I gasped with delight when I saw these. The purple plastic handles and the rainbow-hued brushes are just amazing! It’s great that there are five in all different sizes and shapes. I don’t have any brushes, so these are a total win for me. The best part is that these are items that will stay home to fulfill my secret teenage (or pre-teen?) dreams instead of having to choose between this and something more “grown up”. The brushes are SO SOFT and the pouch they come in is adorable.

Girl Gang PatchValue $4.05

My #patchgame is becoming pretty strong lately, and this is welcomed as my newest addition. I have a fair amount of pro-lady merch these days, but I can always have more. Since I’m a big fan of long acrylic nails, I can get down with this design even more. This patch is also iron-on which is important to know for all the lazy people like myself! Just nab a plain sweatshirt from the thrift store, slap this on, and BOOM. New awesome sweatshirt that no one else in your neighborhood has.

Cactus Pen – Value $2.25

Quirky Crate is catching on fast to what I love. This unique cactus pen is really doing it for me. I’m into its pale green hue, and am again surprised by the quality of such a novelty pen. As I mentioned in my recent Messy Box review, novelty pens usually suck, so I’m stoked that new ones are on the up and up!

Kristin Carder Rainbow Laser Cat Enamel Pin – Value $10

Oh heck yes. This pin is rad! Kristin Carder is the featured pin artist of this month’s box, so this pin comes straight from her online shop. As I mentioned, you can tell by looking at her site that she loves color, and this cat pin proves it. The quality here is great, and the design is super creative and fun!

NPW London VibeSquad Confetti Pouch – Value $11.70

I legitimately squealed when I saw this pouch. They call it a coin purse on the info card, but it screams pencil pouch to me. I swear I had something like this in elementary school back in the 80’s. I love that it’s filled with water and confetti that you can squish around. It’s 7.5″ wide and 4.5″ high, so most standard pens and pencils (or pixy stix) will fit in there. Hard to pick a favorite this month, but this is at the top!

Ice Cream Socks – Listed Value $8

I wonder if each box will feature a pair of socks because so far, we are two for two. I’m not mad about it, just curious! This month brings us bright yellow short crew socks with pink and blue ice cream cones! The ice cream is on both sides of each sock and they are a pretty decent quality. Not as cushy or soft as a luxury sock, but it’s getting the job done.

Unicorn Cookie Cutter – Value $1.99

The last item we have is a metal cookie cutter in the shape of a leaping unicorn! This cutter is almost 3.5″, tail to horn. I actually don’t own any cookie cutters, so I’m stoked to now own a unique one that will no doubt make fun cookies to decorate!

Smarties and Pixy Stix

Last month we got giant smarties, and this month is a regular size pack, plus 2 pixy stix. These aren’t listed in the value, so they’re just a fun bonus item!

Verdict: Quirky Crate certainly brought the colorful excitement this month for me. I was immediately obsessed with the confetti pouch and unicorn horn make up brushes. After looking the items up online, my concern is that they over-valued some things on their info card that I could easily order cheaper via Amazon or other sources. That being said, the cheaper prices I found still added up to be $51.48 (under the promised $64 value), which is still over the total cost of the box ($40.94). I am really loving Quirky Crate just two months in and look forward to more!

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Written by Marne Orenich

Marne Orenich

Marne is a lipstick connoisseur, record collector, and twice over cat mom. She loves discovering new clean beauty brands and has quite the collection of beautifully packaged serums and moisturizers.

Posted in Quirky Crate Reviews, Subscription Box Reviews, Subscription Boxes for Women| Tags: quirky crate | 16 comments

Comments (16)

  1. I’m with you on the fingers as hearts and I am sick of unicorns too.

  2. Does anyone else hate the trend of making a heart shape with your fingers/hands, or is it just me?

    • It’s not just you. It’s way overdone and seems insincere. I especially dislike when it’s incorporated into a pregnancy announcement, with the “heart hands” placed over the woman’s belly. Yeah, I’m a curmudgeon, so what? 😀

  3. This looks better than the first box. Love the socks!

    • I agree, Sharon. This is only their second box, so it may get better as we go!

  4. SOOOOO over pins & patches!!! This isn’t 1990!!!

    • The 90s are cool again 😎

    • Seriously! I refuse to believe the value added supposedly to the boxes. If I was 8, maybe.

    • Awwww… I’ll always love both, no matter what the year! But I certainly have a TON of pins these days. I totally understand your feelings towards them.

  5. I kinda love that confetti pouch!

    I have been debating Quirky Crate with each review. They definitely match my aesthetic (I actually own a set of unicorn make up brushes from Tarte) but with Pusheen, Sanrio and Yume Twins subs; I can’t justify another cute sub box (plus the quality of the Pusheen and Sanrio boxes is really hard to beat).

    This sub is still on my radar. Just can’t justify it right now…

    • Loba- I think of Quirky Crate being an American version of a Japanese kawaii box for sure! Maybe wait for another review or so to see if you’re ready to dive in!

  6. I’ll be looking on the swap site for one of those brushes and especially the cookie cutter! 💓

  7. I went to look at where to purchase the cactus pen and you wrote it’s $2.25 but I clicked the link and it says $5.90 each just fyi 🙂

    • I actually looked it up on ebay and i found them for $0.79. So the value of the box is even lower. It’s a box of a lot of cool stuff but it’s really worth like $20 for all the things you can find on amazon or ebay that are the same product. So instead of subbing in I just see what products there are and then google them to buy them myself.

      • Actually, scratch that: those owns are all over Etsy. Prices vary slightly but with all you have the shipping cost even some of the ones in the US have shipping costs more than the pen.

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