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Kiko & Sven Subscription Box Review – December 2017

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Kiko+Sven Warmth & Giving December 2017 - box closed

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 Warmth & Giving December 2017 inside box

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. 

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Kiko+Sven Warmth & Giving December 2017 review

About Kiko & Sven

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

Kiko & Sven Small Box Warmth & Giving December 2017 Review

The December theme is ‘Celebrate the season of warmth and giving’. I’m not sure warmth is the first think that comes to mind when I think of December, but it’s actually been unseasonably warm where I live, so it fits. 

Happy ho ho HO to You Gift Tags 

Happy ho ho HO to You Gift Tags – Estimated Value $5

These cute tags have strings to attach them to packages. I wasn’t able to find them on sites that had public pricing available, so the value is just a guess.

Peppermint Stir Stick

Peppermint Stir Stick – Buy a pack of 8 of a similar item for $17.73

I suppose you’re meant to use this to stir hot cocoa, but I confess to eating this within two minutes of opening the box. It is white chocolate dipped in crushed peppermint. Delicious!

Merry and Bright Matches

Merry and Bright Matches

Merry and Bright Matches – Retail Value $6

This box is cute and festive – and these matches are indeed bright! They are larger than the small matches I normally use, so I was surprised by the big flame. Light with care!

Creative Co-op 5" Tree Dish 

Creative Co-op 5″ Tree Dish – Retail Value $12

This little dish has a pine tree on it. It could be used to hold peppermints or perhaps little soaps. 

Bunny Ornament

Bunny Ornament – Buy a set of 24 for $91.76, found here for $61.17)

Sadly, this little bunny didn’t make it to me intact, but I think it will just take a dab of glue to fix him up. He’s made of cast cement with a little wooden carrot. This feels a bit Eastery, but I like rabbits all year long, so I think this is perfect for winter too.

Capri Blue Pink Peppermint Candle

Capri Blue Pink Peppermint Candle open

Capri Blue Pink Peppermint Candle – Value $30 (found here for $22.50)

I’ve loved the scent of everything I’ve ever received from Capri Blue, and this candle is no exception. It smells like a Christmas tree with a whiff of sweet peppermint. The official description is ‘vanilla, peppermint and cashmere musk’, but I definitely smell some pine in there. 

Verdict: The retail value is hard to estimate because some of the prices are a guess based off bulk prices, but this box has a retail value of at least $47, which is right around the cost of the box with shipping. I enjoyed the festive curation – Kiko & Sven color coordinates the items in their boxes, and this one had a mostly red & white theme. My favorite item was the candle.

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? If you sign up now, you will receive the January box.

Value Breakdown: This box cost me $36.00 plus $10.17 shipping, which means that each of the 6 items in the box has an average cost of $7.70.

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What do you think of December’s Kiko & Sven Box? If you’ve tried steel soap before, did it work?

Written by Désirée Eien

Désirée Eien

Désirée has survived the subscription box rollercoaster since 2013. Her other hobbies include meticulously over-researching minor purchases, crafting things she hopes to pass off as gifts, and dressing her cat up in silly costumes.

All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.


  1. I felt the same, and my bunny was broken too.

  2. definite no. It looks like a strange collection they tried to rescue by putting in an overpriced candle.

  3. No….just no, sorry.

    • Good. I was afraid to be the first to say exactly that. So disappointing. A bunch of small, overpriced dust-collectors.

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