Doki Doki by Japan Crate Review + Coupon – June 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.
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
June 2018 Doki Doki by Japan Crate Review
The illustration on the cover of this month’s pamphlet is so fun and cute! June’s theme is “Sparkling Summer” – doesn’t that sound inviting? Let’s see if these goodies refresh and delight, eh?
Shiba Inu Towel
No mistaking this for a summer-item! I love this little towel. It’s such a nice size and shape – it would definitely be useful for drying, but doesn’t take up much room. I looove the blue color background on this and the smug mug of this sweet little pup! The pamphlet suggests this towel would be useful at the gym, but I think I’m going to keep mine in my car for spur-of-the-moment adventures.
Sumikko Gurashi Ice Pack
At first, I thought this was some kind of beauty item – and then I realized it was an ice pack, for lunches! I received the polar bear, Polari, who is known for his love of drawing and bathing in hot springs. I really like the function of this; you can either pop it in the fridge for a li’l chill or even pop it in the freezer if you need things to be extra-frosty.
Sanrio Beach Tote
I’m a big fan of plastic totes like this one – they really are perfect for the beach! I received the Little Twin Stars version, and it’s just so cute. The blue color matches the other items I received this month, and it’s a nice size; plenty big enough for a swimsuit, sunscreen, and awesome beach read.
I’ve never seen one of these before! At first, I thought it was socks. While I am certainly familiar with its beer-snuggling cousin, the koozie, I didn’t realize that these bottle covers were so common in Japan. I have to say, though, I love its adorable Mt. Fuji print! It’s meant to protect your hand from the cold and condensation of the bottle, and let’s be honest – it kawaiified a plain ol’ water bottle in a big hurry.
Refreshing Glass Cup
I was so surprised – this is real glass! I received the Rilakkuma variety of this item, and I was really impressed with the overall quality of this. I’m always trying to drink more water, and I think having a cute glass on my desk will hopefully encourage that good habit!
Verdict: Another really well-executed theme for the month’s Doki Doki box! Excuse the pun, but these items were so “cool,” and I definitely can work them into summer fun! The lunch box cooler would be great for bringing a picnic to an outdoor concert, the tote is custom-made for a last-minute trip to the beach, and that adorable towel will be great if I find myself taking an unexpected swim!
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: This box costs $30 + free shipping, which means that each of the 5 items in the box has an average cost of $6.
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