Kiko & Sven Subscription Box Review + Coupon – September 2017
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 & 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.
My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
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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September’s box didn’t have a specific theme, but this card listing the contents was included.
Oh Joy! Mix & Match Stationery – Value $8.95
Japanese Tea Cup – Value $10?
This organically shaped cup has a mottled white glaze over a brown base, which reminds me of snow melting on the ground. What I like best about it is that the indentations make it easy to hold. Although the cup is thin, it feels very strong.
Wood-handled Tea Strainer – Value $6.99
I love this tea infuser! It’s fun to make the sides pop open, and the mesh is perfect for green tea, which is often finer than black tea.
Yamamotoyama Organic Green Tea Loose Tea – Value $8.40
This certified organic green tea grown in Brazil has an earthy flavor that I really like. There’s nothing like taking a few minutes out of a busy day to have a cup of tea, and I really appreciated that they sent the tea, infuser and cup in one box.
Ceramic Statement Ring – Value $15?
As I was drinking the tea, I noticed there was one more item in a little bag. I wasn’t expecting much, so was delighted to see this ceramic ring. The band adjusts easily to fit. I like the monochrome pattern and the contrast between the matte background and the glossy botanical motif. This is definitely something I’ll wear a lot this autumn.
Verdict: Every box I get from Kiko & Sven seems a little better than the previous one. I can only guess at the retail value of some items, but I estimate a value slightly above the $46 price of the box. More importantly, there were no filler items and everything fit well together as a cohesive experience. I think Kiko & Sven makes a nice alternative to some of the more mainstream lifestyle subscriptions.
What do you think of September’s Kiko & Sven Box? What’s your favorite tea for autumn?