Doki Doki by Japan Crate Review + Coupon – January 2018
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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.
LIMITED TIME DEAL: Now through 2/28, use coupon code BESTOF to get a FREE Best of 2017 Set when you sign up for a new Doki Doki Crate subscription!
COUPON: Use code MSADD3 to save $3 off your first box.
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
January 2018 Doki Doki by Japan Crate Review
There’s a pretty pamphlet that comes with this box, and this month’s is all about the Year of the Dog. On the inside, you’ll find the item’s for this month’s Suteki crate, which is a monthly contest, the box theme, which is Puppy New Year, and descriptions of the items inside. Personally, I love the comic that’s on the back panel.
I was very surprised to find this in this month’s box but was also immediately charmed. It’s very plush and soft, and would really be good in any room of the house. I could see putting this right underfoot at the side of the bed, making a guest room homier, or putting it out as an adorable welcome mat!
This super-cute book stars a puppy that can fly by using his little ears! My heart kind of explodes a little when this much cute is nearby. I like that this notebook is a larger size; this would be great for story notes, journal entries, or any kinds of notes where I know I’m going to have a lot to say.
This might have been the most squee-worthy item in the entire box! I loved the face of this little Boston Terrier, and then when I realized that this is a super-useful kitchen sponge, I was even more excited to have received it. It’s so cute I almost can’t bear to use it!
I received the black dog version of this ema, which is a plaque that is hung with the hope that your wishes and prayers will come true. I loved that they included something that has roots in a tradition in Japan; it’s always fun receiving the items in these boxes, but I really love when the items include an element of the culture, too. Plus it’s a super-cute painting!
I could have received either the dog plush that was included with this box, or a seal, which are sometimes called the “puppies of the ocean”! So stinkin’ cute. I love the dog plush that was included in my box this month. It has really soft fur, and there is something so darn comforting about hugging a stuffed animal, even as an adult. Feeling the love!
Verdict: Puppy New Year, indeed! I loved how useful all of the home items were, like the floor mat and the kitchen sponge, and learning more about Japanese culture with the ema really enhanced the whole experience. Plus, I have a sweet stuffed doggo to cuddle with now!
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 $6 per item.
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