Quirky Crate Subscription Box Review – September 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: the US for $5.95, Canada for $13.95, Mexico for $19.95, and the rest of the world for $20.95
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The info card mentions the monthly featured pin artist, along with a little bio. September’s artist is Anna Carroll-Smith of Ted & Kip from the UK. I love her pattern mixing animal illustrations!
The other side has retail values for the included treasures.
Let’s jump into the quirkiness!
Bentoy Heart Breaker Fanny Pack – Value $7.80 (on sale)
I think this is one of the most fun items in this month’s box. Even though they call it a purse, it is clearly a fanny pack.
It’s made of pastel pink and blue translucent PVC plastic with a neon-style “Heart Breaker” design on the front. It also has a bright pink zipper and pale pink cotton strap.
The back has a pocket for something slim to slide into.
Don’t carry anything you don’t want everyone to see because this jelly fanny pack is see-thru!
The belt is adjustable and has a plastic clasp to hold it on.
Here I am carrying some candy around with my lazy monochromatic sweatpants/tee shirt look.
Bentoy Wallet – Value $6.59 (on sale)
Hahaha this wallet is SO WEIRD. It’s made of a faux leather material and has a dog on the front with flower sunglasses, a pink shirt, and a backward baseball cap that says “woof”. Wat?
The back features what looks like a bag of dog treats. Hmmm…
The inside is metallic gold and has a lot of space for ID, credit cards, etc. There is a center card holder with a clear window that flip flops in between the front and back.
There is more card space in the back as shown, but nowhere to put dollar bills or coins, sadly. e you impressed that I am an 8-year member of AAA?
Dinosaur Socks – Listed Value $9
One item you can always count on in Quirky Crate is a fun pair of socks.
This time I received a white pair with a green dinosaur that I cannot identify. Is it real? It sort of looks like a T-Rex because of those small front arms, yet has plates on his back like a Stegosaurus (which was my favorite as a kid).
He also looks like he has the head of an alligator, but I will just stop there. He’s his own dino and doesn’t need my judgments.
Unicorn Tweezers – Value $1.29
Do you recall the unicorn makeup brushes I got in July’s Quirky Crate? These will go nicely with them.
This is a sturdy little pair of tweezers that has a unicorn head on both sides.
Frog & Toad Press Patch – Value $5
Ew, no. I HATE cold pizza! I know I am like, the only one ever, but just no. Cold tomato sauce? Ick.
The patch itself is pretty cool, but I cannot stand behind a message that encourages this type of behavior, so I gave it to Anna who apparently loves eating cold cheese on stale dough.
Ted & Kip Enamel Pin – Value $9
The more I look at the pin from this month’s featured artist, the more I become obsessed!
This beautiful unicorn lady with a multicolored mane and glittery horn is mesmerizing me. The colors chosen for this are just stellar, and I really enjoy the diamond patterns found in her nose and ears! I’m definitely going to be rocking this one!
Gudetama Stickers – Value $2.99
Whoaaa, look at you, Quirky Crate with the licensed Sanrio merch! This seems kind of major to me, but maybe I am overreacting. I love Gudetama and these stickers are hysterical.
You get quite a few single-serving stickers in this pack (60 to be exact), and they seemingly have no theme except for “huh?”.
This lazy egg is always bummed out and lounging on something or other, but the sandwich is killin me! Speaking of killing, do you see him wearing a goalie mask like Jason from Friday the 13th? Am I seeing that right?? Eeeeeee!
And lastly, we have this month’s candy! Smarties are almost always included, but the flamingo pop, sweet tarts, and laffy taffy are new to me.
Verdict: Quirky Crate is such a weird and fun box of goodness. It costs $40.94 after shipping, and you will always get a pin, some socks, and a bunch of other colorful wacky gear. There always seems to be some discrepancy between the value they put on the info card and what I can find online, which is a bummer, and a lot of commenters point out that a lot of their items come from AliExpress (which seems true). After totaling everything up that I could find online, I got a retail value of $41.67. All of that being said, they know how to curate a quirky box, and this subscription is unlike a lot of others out there. I love that they feature a small pin maker each month and usually include a patch from one as well. I think they are getting better all the time, so I have no qualms about sticking with this sub. If you can’t justify subbing to this one, they also have a smaller little sister box called Quirky Post that delivers three items which will ALWAYS include a pin and a pair of socks.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No. October’s box will ship 10/15.
Value Breakdown: At $40.94 for this box, here’s what you are paying approximately per item:
- Fanny Pack: $7.66
- Wallet: $6.47
- Socks: $8.84
- Tweezers: $1.27
- Patch: $4.91
- Pin: $8.84
- Stickers: $2.94
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