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Doki Doki by Japan Crate Review + Coupon – March 2018

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Doki Doki pink box closed

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

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.)

Doki Doki March 2018 review

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

March 2018 Doki Doki by Japan Crate Review

There’s always a handy pamphlet in this box that outlines the items inside! This month’s theme is Spring Cleaning, which I thought was an awesome idea for this March box.

front of Potekoro Friends Plush

back of Potekoro Friends Plush

Potekoro Friends Plush

This round, sweet stuffed animal is so unique – I don’t remember seeing too many stuffed chipmunks in my time! The fur on this li’l guy is super-soft, and the round shape is highly cuddleable. It’s like this box came with its own hug!

Maru De Pan Sponge in packaging

front of Maru De Pan Sponge

back of Maru De Pan Sponge

Maru De Pan Sponge

This looks just like a buttered piece of toast and has two different textures on its sides meant for cleaning. I love when these boxes include the most useful items that can be so easily integrated into your daily routine, but truly, this might just be wayyyy too cute to use to clean!

front of Rilakkuma Mini Basket 

inside of Rilakkuma Mini Basket 

Rilakkuma Mini Basket 

What a clever item for this box theme! This little basket is perfect for corralling all the small items I seem to accumulate around the house, like tiny highlighters, pens, and post its. This is perfect for perching on my desk to keep all the little things I use on the daily organized!

front of Tsum Tsum Mask packaging

back of Tsum Tsum Mask packaging

Tsum Tsum Mask

A bonus gift! The pamphlet said this was an extra item this month to help subscribers feel refreshed, and sheets masks are one of my favorite ways to unwind. I love these Disney ones; they’re so gentle and really hydrate my skin, and the directions suggest leaving them on for 20-30 minutes – the perfect length for a well-deserved time-out.

Gudetama Blind Box packaging

Gudetama toy

Gudetama Blind Box

There were eight possible poses of Gudetama I could have received in this box, and this one is just hanging out, just relaxing. It’s a perfect size to use at a work desk to fidget with while thinking about Important Work Things, and it also really brightens up a space with its cheery colors and expression!

Disney Message Board

Disney Message Board

I received the Buzz Lightyear Message Board out of eight possible choices. I’ve never seen this animation style for this particular character before; I’m used to the original animation style from the movies. I just watched Toy Story on cable recently, and I had forgotten how completely awesome it is. This would be absolutely perfect for my best friend’s nephew, so I’m going to pass it along to her so that he can share in the fun!

Verdict: There is something so soothing about receiving boxes of things that are just plain cute. Everything makes me giggle and I love using the different items around my house! It’s a slightly different form of self-care, but receiving these boxes are such a nice way to unwind after a long day. I loved the baby chipmunk this month, and the bonus gift of the mask was awesome! I also really liked the toast sponge and how useful the items ended up being.

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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Written by Laine Wooliscroft

Laine Wooliscroft

Laine is a life-long movie nut who loves YA novels, wine, and her cat. Her subscription journey started in 2014 with Birchbox and ipsy, and now her favorite boxes contain bath bombs, food, and items relating to her most-beloved fandoms.

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.

3 Comments

  1. The items are cute, but their Match coupon was misleading. They said if you used it, you’d get some extra goodies (Best of 2017), and they never shipped them. A least to me or other people I know. There were some people complaining on Instagram as well that they never received the extras. Unsubscribed.

    • I received the extras before the crate, so maybe yours is still going through customs or just delayed?

    • Hmm, I hadn’t heard about the extra goodies! That’s a good point about customs, though – I imagine packages can get delayed or appear to arrive “out of order,” if you will. I hope you get them soon, though! <3

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