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Doki Doki by Japan Crate Review + Coupon – December 2017

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Doki Doki Box

Doki Doki is a subscription box from Japan Crate for all things kawaii! Items range from plushies, collectibles, household goods, apparel, miniatures and more.

open Doki Doki Box

This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)

contents of December 2017 Doki Doki

About Doki Doki by Japan Crate

The Subscription Box: Doki Doki by Japan Crate

The Cost: $30 per month + free shipping. Save with 3, 6, and 12-month prepaid subscriptions.

COUPON: Use coupon code MSA3 to save $3 off your first Japan Crate Premium, Doki Doki Crate, Umai Crate, or Kira Kira Crate!

The Products: 5-7 licensed, authentic kawaii items from companies like Sanrio, San-X, and Disney Tsum Tsum and others.

Ships to: Internationally with a few exceptions found here

December 2017 Doki Doki by Japan Crate Review

Doki Doki info booklet for December 2017

There’s always a nice booklet that comes with each Doki Doki box, and this one is Christmas themed.

back of Doki Doki info booklet for December 2017

On the inside, you’ll find featured images from people who used the #dokidokicrate hashtag on social media, as well as a short description of the theme, which is Holiday Party!

comic from Doki Doki info booklet for December 2017

There is also a comic!

content list of Doki Doki info booklet for December 2017

Fully unfolded, you’ll find the list of what you received, with short descriptions.

Dolphin Travel pillow other side of Dolphin Travel pillow close up of Dolphin Travel pillow

Dolphin Neck Pillow

What a great item for December, when a lot of people are traveling to make it to see friends and family. This curled dolphin is a perfect size and shape to fit around your neck so you can take a cat nap on a plane, train, bus, or car trip. It has super soft fabric in blue and white, with embroidered eyes that look oh-so-anime.

hello kitty mirror hello kitty mirror, open hello kitty mirror standing up

Hello Kitty Mirror

I could have received a folding comb as well but got this Hello Kitty Mirror instead. Much preferred, in my opinion. This handy little mirror folds like a compact and is ultra flat to tuck into a purse or desk drawer. Since I’m always eating and trying out lipsticks, this a great item to have on hand and check my look. I like that you can fold the lid all the way back so it stands on its own.

Christmas Wreath Hoppe-chan pin n package Christmas Wreath Hoppe-chan pin back of Christmas Wreath Hoppe-chan

Christmas Wreath Hoppe-chan Pin

Oh yissss! Another to add to my Hoppe-chan babies but in cute pin form! My beloved soft rubbery dollop is white with a glittery gold star on her head, attached to a bright green wreath decorated with metallic ornaments and a red polka-dot bow! This is a super adorbs piece of flair for the holidays. Until next year, she will hang out with the rest of her siblings.

Gudetama christmas charm box Gudetama in stocking christmas charm back of Gudetama in stocking christmas charm

Gudetama Christmas Charm

Our beloved Gudetama has come to spread Christmas “meh” with their little Santa hat, popping out of a bright red stocking. They probably feel the same way about Christmas as I do, but has mustered up just enough spirit to warm my cold heart. Hang this lazy egg from your travel bag to show your family just enough holiday cheer so you don’t bum them out. 😉

Santa Christmas Plushie close up of Santa Christmas Plushie

Christmas Plushie

Out of the eight plushies, I received this cute little round Santa with a green elastic loop so he can be dangled or hung somewhere (perhaps a tree?). He’s all decked out in red with tiny black boots and a green holly leaf on his cap.

My Melody Stationery Set in package My Melody Stationery Set

My Melody Stationery Set

My Melody has been around for ages and was one of the original Sanrio characters. This stationery set includes eight pages, four envelopes, and five stickers to send off to your pen pal in pink delight. My Melody is wearing her signature red cap with a purple bow on top amongst other friends as well as mushrooms. Sets like these are a great way to start sending snail mail again!

Sumikko Gurashi Pen topper of Sumikko Gurashi Pen writing sample for Sumikko Gurashi Pen

Sumikko Gurashi Pen

If you need something to write with, Doki Doki has you covered with this pink double-ended Sumikko Gurashi pen. It writes like a marker in a fuchsia pink and as a bonus- is peach scented too! Our little friend sits on top one end’s cap to oversee your handwriting.

Verdict: Doki Doki sent some super cute items this month that are hard to find for sale online, and a good portion of them are super useful! The neck pillow was thoughtful to send in a high-travel month and the mirror, pen, and stationery will certainly get used by me.

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Not this one. Orders close at 11:59 pm PST on the last day of the month. Any orders placed after then will be dated as the 1st of the following month. Check out the most recent spoilers here!

Coupon – Use coupon code MSA3 to save $3 off your first Japan Crate Premium, Doki Doki Crate, Umai Crate, or Kira Kira Crate!

Value Breakdown: At $30 for this box, you are paying approximately $4.29 per item.

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Written by Marne Orenich

Marne Orenich

Marne is a stationery addict, lip product connoisseur, record collector, and twice over cat mom. Her favorite subscriptions contain office supplies, natural skin care products, and anything with food.

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. If you buy something, MSA may earn an affiliate commission. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.

1 Comment

  1. Christmas “meh”, haha – that totally describes how I felt about the holiday!

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