Quirky Crate Subscription Box “Time to Celebrate!” Review + Coupon – December 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 accessories, cute stationery and stickers, fun household items, and pretty much anything they can find that will bring a smile to your face!
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About Quirky Crate
The Subscription Box: Quirky Crate
The Cost: $34.99 + shipping
COUPON: Use code UNICORN10 to save 10% off!
The Products: You will receive at least 5-8 quirky items, including an enamel pin from a featured pin artist each box.
Good to Know: Looking for a unique holiday gift? Quirky Crate has gift subscriptions, too! Order by December 13th to get the box shipping December 15th.
Ships to: the US for $5.95, Canada for $13.95, Mexico for $19.95, and the rest of the world for $20.95
Quirky Crate “Time to Celebrate!”December 2017 Box Review
My first go ’round with Quirky Crate was a blast and a half. I can’t wait to see how this subscription rings in the new year:
Here’s the info card for this month’s box. Every box includes an enamel pin from a featured artist, and this month, it’s Tess Shearer from House of Wonderland. I love her playful, bright designs—they look like the kinds of doodles I’d do in the corners of my school notebooks!
House of Wonderland “Stronger Than You Think” Pin – Estimated Value $8.13 (converted from 6 GBP), Listed Value $8.00
Oh my goodness, this pin is PERFECT for the new year. For me, “Stronger Than You Think” is both a positive, proud reflection on 2017 Anna and an inspiring mantra to carry with me in 2018. The quality of this inch-big pin is great—none of the enamel is spilling over its borders, so the lines are crisp, and the pastel blue banner is a nice bit of color. I can’t wait to pop this on my jacket!
Unicorn Pouch – Retail Value $19.61 USD ($24.95 AUD), Listed Value $12.00
Okay, I may be 30, but there are some playful things I just can’t resist—two big ones being 1) iridescent anything and 2) UNICORNS! I mean, c’mon! This mesh pouch is perfect for keeping the unreasonably large number of lipglosses I carry in my bag (somewhat) organized. I like the yellow trim, too. Yellow isn’t usually the first color I reach for, but it’s such a sunny, happy sight in the middle of winter!
Lilac Cat Socks – Listed Value $8.00
I have been digging the emergence of lilac over the past few months as a trendy hue. Lilac + cats? What could be better? These socks fit just a bit tight on my size 8 feet, but not in a way that was uncomfortable. These are the kinds of socks that would be super cute to wear with pumps to add a little warmth and a lot of purr-sonality to an outfit.
Confetti Push Pop – Listed Value $5.00
How cute is this? Nothing’s better on New Year’s Eve than a blizzard of rainbow confetti raining down over you (or scattered across the dance floor). I really appreciate that these rainbow circles are eco-friendly—they dissolve in water, rather than sticking around like litter. A little oomph with the plunger sends these lightweight bits flying into the air. Awesome!
Disco Cup – Listed Value $12.00
There are a lot of products like this one online, but I ended up using the listed value since I wasn’t sure of the brand. I am wild about this little cup! Someday I hope to have a big disco ball of my own as decor—I love the way they scatter the light when they’re sitting in the corner of a room. For now, this grapefruit-sized cup will have to do. I have a new year’s resolution to drink more water, and nothing will encourage me to do so more than getting to drink out of this shimmering cup!
Diamond Patch – Listed Value $5.00
Are rainbow diamonds a thing IRL? Because they should be. This embroidered patch is sooo cute! I love the unexpected pairing of that orangey-red color with the pastels. At about 2 inches big, it’s enough to brighten up a plain jacket or decorate a fabric backpack. My day-to-day wardrobe is mostly black, white, gray, and denim, so I like accessorizing with bright accents like this one. I have a new jacket that this will look stellar on!
My Bucket List Notebook – Listed Value $9.00
I don’t know if I have a bucket list, but I do make regular lists like nobody’s business. This bright red Quirky Crate design will be great for listing goals, resolutions, to-dos, and maybe even my first bucket list. (Who knows?) I like that it’s about the size of my last Moleskine, so I’ll be able to drop it in my tote bag and take it to the coffee shop for a little introspection session.
Fur Ball – Listed Value $5.00
I’ve been seeing these little pom-pom keychains on purses and backpacks of trendy passersby, but never have I seen one with ears! The icy turquoise color of this plush pom is so dreamy. It almost looks like cotton candy, doesn’t it? I’m going to throw this on the zipper of my mini-backpack and feel like one of the cool kids!
Hard Candy Glitter Nail Polish and Collectable Ring – Listed Value $5.00
I couldn’t find this specific color online, but similar polishes actually go for a little more than $5.00. The plastic ring is fun, but I don’t see myself wearing it around. The polish is cute, though! The glitter is kind of a rosy gold color that twinkles with icy blue and silver hues. You don’t get too much glitter per coat, but it’s great for adding a subtle festive touch to my mani!
Bonus Candy – Estimated Value $0.50?
Aw, this is a sweet surprise! (Pun intended.) I loved Smarties as a kid, and I can’t remember the last time I had some. These were gone fast!
Verdict: Quirky Crate is so. Much. Fun! I mean, just seeing the box arrive in the mail is a reason to get excited. But it’s what’s inside that counts, and what was inside this month’s crate was playful, cute, and most importantly, SHINY. I’ve gotten so many holiday boxes this season, but few that give the glitz and party vibes of New Year’s Eve their due. So I’m stoked to see the glitter polish, shimmery unicorn bag, and especially that disco ball cup in this box! And the pin and the patch were the coolest!
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No. Order soon to get the January box! Boxes ship of the 15th of each month.
Value Breakdown: This box cost $40.94 (price + US shipping), but I estimate that I got about $77.11 worth of products inside! Now, keep in mind that I went mostly by the listed values for those items since I couldn’t find many of them online. I think the listed values seem fair (especially since the values listed for the two items I could find online were less than what their retail values ended up being). But you can also think of it this way—given the price I paid for the box after shipping, the average cost of each item (not counting the bonus candy) is $4.55. I feel like that’s about what I’d expect to pay for some of the tchotchkes if I saw them at a shop and lower than what I’d expect to pay for that awesome pin!
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