The Zakka Kit Stationery Review + Coupon – May 2018


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Zakka Kit box

The Zakka Kit is a mystery box from Neko Box that’s full of 5-8 fun and quality stationery products that you’ll be excited to use each month!

open Zakka Kit box

looking into Zakka Kit box

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

contents of zakka kit may

About The Zakka Kit

The Subscription Box: The Zakka Kit

The Cost: $19.99/mo + shipping

The Products: You’ll always receive 5-8 fun and quality stationery products that you’ll be excited to use each month!

Ships to: The US for $6.50 and Worldwide for an additional cost

Good to know: Boxes ship from Japan

The Zakka Kit May 2018 Review

info card

The first thing you see when you open the box is the info card for the month and theme which is “Kokeshi”. Traditional Kokeshi Dolls are handcrafted and “the perfect symbol of Japan’s vintage kawaii style”.

list of items

The reverse side has all of the month’s items listed out with a short description. This month has a total listed value of $25.50+ USD.

Kokeshi Sakura Postcard back of Kokeshi Sakura Postcard

Kokeshi Postcard

Out of two possible designs, I received this postcard with a couple of kokeshi dolls on the front with what looks like space to write even though this is the decorative side of the postcard. Instead of sending it out, you can write a lovely quote and post it on your cork board or decorate with the rest of the kokeshi goodies.

Kokeshi Stickers close up of Kokeshi Stickers

Kokeshi Washi Stickers

How cute are these little paper stickers featuring kokeshi dolls in reds, blues, and greens? Each one is 1 inch high and has a smile on their face. You get 25 stickers in all so there is plenty to go around.

Kokeshi Stamp Stickers x4 close up of Kokeshi Stamp Stickers

Kokeshi Stamp Stickers x4

If those stickers are too small, here are four large 2.5-inch high stamp stickers that are also paper and have quite a stunning artistic look. They all have the same design but two have a  grey border and two have a washed dark blue border with different colors in the image. It says “Ex Libris” at the top which I didn’t know until googling is used as an inscription on a bookplate to denote the owner. Sounds like these large stickers should be used as such!

Kokeshi Memo Pad page of Kokeshi Memo Pad another page of Kokeshi Memo Pad another page of Kokeshi Memo Pad another page of Kokeshi Memo Pad four designs from Kokeshi Memo Pad

Kokeshi Memo Pad

I’ve received a similar notepad in the past but with different Japanese iconography on it. Here is a 4-inch square memo pad that has four different page designs that feature… you guessed it: kokeshi! The front is embossed and rather minimal and classy. This thick little pad will get me through many notes and lists!

Kokeshi Washi Tape, unrolled Kokeshi Washi Tape

Kokeshi Washi Tape

I would not expect this collection to not include a washi tape, so here is a baby blue roll with kokeshi dolls scattered about wearing all different patterned “clothes”. This roll is rather large and can be used to hang up a photo or print, seal an envelope, or decorate your planner!

Kokeshi Rubber stamp laying down

Kokeshi Rubber stamp

Kokeshi Rubber Stamp

The next kokeshi item is a small rubber stamp. The handle allows for easy gripping while in use and the doll is only a half inch tall so this can be used in the smallest of places!

Color Kiss Red ink Pad Color Kiss Red ink Pad, open

Color Kiss Ink Pad in Red

They’ve thankfully included a stamp pad to use with the stamp with red ink. Yay!

Kokeshi Rubber stamp and ink pad in use

Here it is in action. 🙂

Verdict: This month’s Zakka Kit theme was Kokeshi and boy did they ever deliver. Each unique item featured the traditional Japanese doll in a different way. I think the stamp stickers are my favorite this month because of their beautiful design!

To Wrap Up: 

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, but if you ordered by the 21st of May and you will receive the June box.

Coupon – Use code 10MAIL to save 10% off your first box!

Value Breakdown: At $26.49 ($19.99 + $6.50 shipping to Pittsburgh) each item of the seven items has a value of about $3.78.

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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.

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1 Comment

  1. This box is adorable!

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