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Sanrio Small Gift Crate by Loot Crate Review + Coupon – Spring 2018

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Sanrio Small Gift Crate is the latest partner crate from Loot Crate! It’s a quarterly subscription revolving around all things Sanrio – so you can expect items from your favorite Sanrio characters, like Hello Kitty and Gudetama!

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Even the box is special and super cute each time!

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sanrio small gift crate spring box reversible box

sanrio small gift crate spring box little twin stars box

Once you turn it inside out, you’ll reveal the “Naturally Cute” design. I think it’s meant to be in these gray/beige tones, but I feel like the box would be really fun and easy to color in, too!

My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)

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About Sanrio Small Gift Crate

The Box: Sanrio Small Gift Crate

The Cost: $37.99/quarter + $5 shipping

LIMITED TIME DEAL: Use code SUPERMOM to save 20% off any multi-month subscription!

The Products: This quarterly subscription includes exclusive collectibles, apparel, and accessories featuring your favorite Sanrio friends that you won’t find anywhere else.

Ships: Worldwide

Spring 2018 Sanrio Small Gift Crate Review

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The info sheet doubles as a poster! I love the boho flower crowns on all of the characters.

sanrio small gift crate spring box tote bag graphic

sanrio small gift crate spring box hello kitty little twin stars chococat bag

sanrio small gift crate spring box tote

sanrio small gift crate spring box patch-style bag

Exclusive Multi-Character Tote Bag

I love collecting tote bags! I like to think it’s a relatively practical hobby since I end up using my totes as purses, grocery bags, and even laundry bags on occasion. This cute canvas bag will be perfect for spring/summer farmers market trips with its retro, flower-child vibe. There are designs on the front AND back of the bag, which is rare, and the designs on the back are made to look like patches that have been embroidered onto the fabric. How sweet!

sanrio small gift crate spring box coffee tumbler

sanrio small gift crate spring box coffee tumbler with grip

sanrio small gift crate spring box coffee tumbler with cute pattern

sanrio small gift crate spring box coffee tumbler pieces

sanrio small gift crate spring box silicone top

Exclusive Sanrio Bamboo Travel Mug

This BPA-free mug features a silicone lid and removable sleeve to keep your fingers from getting too warm. The pattern follows the same aesthetic as the box and the tote bag. I love how cohesive everything in the box is! This mug will make my morning tea or afternoon coffee a lot more fun.

sanrio small gift crate spring box patches

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Exclusive Sanrio Embroidered Pin Set

I love this idea! Patches are really in right now, but they’re kind of a hassle to add to bags and jackets. (You either have to sew ’em or iron them on.) They’re more permanent, too. These patch designs have safety pins attached to the back so that you can still get the look of embroidered patches without having to permanently alter your bag or clothes. Each pin is a little over an inch big, so they’re perfect for adding a small but super charming accent to your look.

sanrio small gift crate spring box chococat dad hat

sanrio small gift crate spring box chococat boho crown design

sanrio small gift crate spring box adjustable blue dad hat

sanrio small gift crate spring box chococat embroidery

Exclusive Chococat Baseball Cap 

I love the ’90s style “dad hat” trend, but I don’t always love how canvas caps make my head look. If they’re too thin or shapeless, they make my head look a little small and weird. This hat, by comparison, is exactly what I’d want in a baseball cap! It’s surprisingly soft, and the baby blue color pops in a really cool, springy way. More importantly, the front of the hat has enough structure to it that it stands up a little bit—maybe not as much as super cool flat-brim hats do, but enough that it has some perk and life to it. According to the info poster, subscribers either got this hat or a pink My Melody version. I looooove Chococat, and I’m a big fan of blue, so I’m thrilled with this style!

sanrio small gift crate spring box gray sweatshirt

sanrio small gift crate spring box back of sweatshirt

sanrio small gift crate spring box mushrooms on sweatshirt

sanrio small gift crate spring box neck detail of gray sweatshirt

sanrio small gift crate spring box boho festival characters

Exclusive Multi-Character Crew Neck

How cute!!! I’m always cold, so a sweatshirt is a great pick for me, even in a spring box. The pretty pastel palette of this classic gray crewneck makes it just the thing for spring evenings when the temperature cools down. The design on the front of the shirt matches the pattern on the tote bag, and on the back hip, there’s an illustrated mushroom patch for an extra bit of adorableness!

sanrio small gift crate spring box sweatshirt and hat on model

Here’s me in my retro Sanrio spring outfit! This look makes me feel like I’m the coach of the cutest neighborhood softball team ever!!!

sanrio small gift crate spring box bunny stamp

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Sanrio Trinket – My Melody Stamp

I love the design of this My Melody stamper, though I kind of wish it had come with an ink pad. I think it’s intended almost as a bonus item (it’s the only piece that doesn’t follow the boho flowers design scheme), so I’m not too surprised that it feels less impressive than the other finds.

Verdict: This box RULES. As a Sanrio fan, I’m swooning for the 5 exclusives (and one bonus item) in this box. As I mentioned in the review, I love how cohesive all of the items feel—the style/design is all the same and the quality level, more importantly, feels consistently great from item to item. I guess the consistent design could be a bummer if you’re really not feeling the boho vibes. For instance, if the design scheme only appeared on the tote bag, you’d still have 4 other items that might fit your tastes better. But for me, it’s all good! I love that the pieces are exclusive, too. I’m not left with the feeling that I could find the items at a local toy store or Japanese gift shop.

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Unfortunately, no. But you have until June 15th to sign up for the Summer box!

Coupon – Use code SUPERMOM to save 20% off any multi-month subscription!

Value Breakdown: At $42.99 for this box, for five items (not counting the bonus item), you are paying about $8.60 each.

Check out all of our Sanrio Small Gift Crate reviews and other Kawaii Subscription Boxes in the Subscription Box List.

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Written by Anna Reilly

Anna Reilly

Anna loves collecting little treasures, be they pop-culture finds, handmade mementos, or new potions to put in her makeup bag. Beauty boxes got her interested in the subscription world, but now she’s swooning for all things kawaii!

Posted in Cute Subscription Boxes, Sanrio Small Gift Crate Reviews, Subscription Box Reviews, UK Subscription Box Reviews| Tags: sanrio small gift crate | 14 comments

Comments (14)

  1. I’m still waiting on my box which has been in pre-shipment for over two weeks! I didn’t even get an email saying it was going to be late! They have taken the money though for this box. I had to email them just to find out about the delay. And it’s a sweatshirt? That would be great if I didn’t live in Texas. I guess I’ll save that till next winter. If I ever get the box! It has been so disappointing. I love this box and never had a problem until now. I just emailed them again. I hope this gets resolved soon

  2. I am SO upset!!! I finally decided to get order this subscription solely for the sweatshirt, then had to wait that much longer because of the delay, only to get it and mine has a rip in the neck of it, as if someone accidentally sliced through it with a razor blade. Huge disappointment! I emailed the company and hoping for a replacement.

  3. Wow, not a single mention of the two month shipping delay or the obvious downgrade in products?

    Super upgraded Sanrio box, now biannnual! But don’t worry fans of our original promised, we still charge quarterly just like when we sent out a box every three months.

    Maybe it was because of the delay, but I was pretty disappointed in this box. The tote bag and sweatshirt are print on demand type items. In contrast, last summer’s box had a unique and high quality vinyl bag. Pusheen’s sweatshirt was made from Pusheen fabric. That is the kind of customization that will forgive a two month delay. I haven’t worn a baseball cap since team sports in elementary school. I liked the cup but have yet to see if it holds up. The pins are good too.

    • I was disappointed too. I felt everything in the box was a significantly lesser quality than previous boxes. The hat reminds me of my 9 year old self in the 90s and the sweatshirt is soooo past season with it now reaching into the low 90s outside. The other two items I didn’t like either. They just feel cheap…and compared to the mug and water bottle I just got from the Hello Kitty cafe truck this mug is a super let down. I’ll be giving it away. I really hope the next box doesn’t take so long and that it’s back to normal.

  4. I would love to buy the Chococat hat! I got My Melody, which is adorable, but really want Chococat. If anyone would like to sell the Chococat hat to me, I would be so happy.

  5. It’s cute, not my favorite box though. I got the chococat hat and my daughter loves it.

  6. Hehe! TOTALLY fair comment! Is it even stranger that I don’t like flower crowns for myself, but I kind of love them on Sanrio characters? I’ve never put a flower crown on my head that looked… good. Hahaha! But I think Chococat looks great!

  7. Finally got my box today after that dreaded shipping delay. I wonder if the piece that they had quality control issues with was either a figurine or plush since all the prior Sanrio small crates had one or the other in it. With that being said, I just want to say how much I love not only this quarter’s crate, but the entire collection,/series so far (the food themed one was my least favorite,but everyone has their own preferences so to each their own with no hate). Also just a f.y.i….not sure if you know this after reading your comment about the mini stamp trinket, but it’s a Sanrio in store(at least here in the U.S.). Whenever you purchase something, the top of the Sanrio shopping bag is usually is folded over and sealed with a cute Sanrio character sticker. Attached to the bag with the sticker is some sort of small, usually plastic, Sanrio trinket. They aren’t expensive looking and not everyone has a function outside of just looking cute. Getting one that is an adorable stamp is an added bonus, so you definitely wouldn’t expect any stamp ink to accompany it. With that being said, you also wouldn’t expect for the trinket to follow the box’s theme since in store traditionally there’s no correlation between the trinket and your purchase(s).

  8. That hat. Chococat with the flowers on his head. Oh. Em. Gee. The cute factor is through the roof!!! I will get one from eBay.

  9. Hi there! I am desperately seeking someone to swap hats with! I got My Melody and I was really hoping for Chococat! If anyone who got this box would like to swap let me know! I’ve turned replies for this post on, thank you!

  10. Well I still have yet to get mine. Just throwing out there since this post completely ignores the fact that this box was supposed to arrive in MARCH.

  11. Everything is cute in the box, however I could have left the hat

    • If you’re not into that trend, I can definitely see being a little let down – especially because it’s one of the bigger items in the box. Thanks for sharing your take, Rugby!

  12. am i the only person who is a sanrio fan but can’t stand the look of flower crowns. i know that probably sounds very strange comment about this box

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