Kiko & Sven Subscription Box Review – November 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.
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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The theme for this month is ‘Cozy & Grateful’ and is about ‘slowing down, staying cozy and being thankful every day’ A perfect theme for November!
Warm Angora Wool Mix Socks – Retail Value $8?
These socks are warm and fuzzy. They’re also quite stretchy in both directions and would probably fit a good range of sizes. Sometimes socks are too baggy on my feet, but these fit well.
TAG Mercury Glass Candle – Retail Value $7.49
This little candle doesn’t have a fragrance, but the glass votive is very pretty and festive for the holidays.
Argentea Tillandsia Air Plant – Retail Value $7.28
Well, here’s my picture of shame. This year I’ve gotten into growing houseplants, and I was really excited to get a beautiful little air plant in this box. It was full and perfect when I got it, but I made the mistake of leaving it out where Zak the Destroyer could find it. In a way, it was interesting to see what the inside of an air plant is like – surprisingly moist! – but that knowledge came with a price.
Wooden Pen – Retail Value $6.50? (value based on a similar item)
This ballpoint pen is made with bamboo. It looks beautiful and writes fairly well.
Word Cards – Estimated Value $1.50 (buy a set of 4 for $5.98)
Small cards like this are usually used to practice kanji or use for study flashcards, but Kiko & Sven had a great idea for them:
Simply write one thing you are grateful for on each card and leave it in a place where you can casually flip through them and meditate on all you love.
I like that they included both the pen and cards for this.
Noon Tinted Lip Balm in Crimson – Retail Value $4.75 (full size)
This lip balm is ‘made in America with organic ingredients and natural minerals.’ I really liked it – it has a little bit of tingle and isn’t sticky at all.
Japanese Dish – Retail Value $10?
This dish has a dark rim with a paler glaze over the rest. It’s small but deep for its size. I feel like I should come up with a list of autumnal Instagram-worthy food you could put in this, but the truth is that I’ve been using it to hold Cheez-its while binging on Stranger Things.
Verdict: I wasn’t able to find retail prices for every item, but I’d estimate that the retail value is right around the $46 cost of the box with shipping. I consistently like nearly all the items that Kiko & Sven sends, and this box was no exception. I think the curation for November is great – there’s a nice mix of cozy items, and I liked their idea for the word cards.
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? If you sign up now, you will receive the December box.
What do you think of November’s Kiko & Sven Box? If you’ve tried steel soap before, did it work?