The Zakka Kit Stationery Review + Coupon – July 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!

zakka kit unboxing

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

zakka kit all items

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 July 2018 Review

zakka kit info card

zakka kit product list

Here’s the info card for the box. The theme this month is “Wagashi”! Wagashi are Japanese dessert cakes made with rice flour and sweet bean paste. Yum!

zakka kit food sticky notes

zakka kit sticky note pack

zakka kit sticky notes

Nihongo Flashcards x Round Top Wagashi Post-it Notes

I love that these flag-style sticky notes have definitions of each item on the back, just like flashcards would! I like that I can practice my language/cultural knowledge while I’m using them. The little illustrations of each food are really charming, too!

zakka kit colored pencils

zakka kit colored pencil tips

Sakura Watercolor Pencils, Set of 3

I like coloring with colored pencils, especially if I’m doing a coloring book where I need a point to get into little nooks and crannies. These pencils are fabulous as they are, but you can also wet the lead to turn it into watercolor paint! I liked playing with the watercolor-iness of these pencils—painting water over lines I drew dry, dipping the points into water before drawing, etc.

zakka kit food stickers

zakka kit clear food stickers

Nihongo Flashcards x Round Top Wagashi Stickers

This flashcard motif is my new favorite thing! I’m going to look like a total pro ordering at my local Japanese restaurant now. These stickers are printed on clear plastic, so they’re a little bit translucent. Set them against a white envelope or planner page to really make them pop!

zakka kit coloring page

Wagashi Shop Print

You can enjoy this print as is, use it as a coloring page, AND you can share it on social media with the hashtag #zakkachallenge for a chance to win stationery prizes. Amazing! The design is simple enough, so I might even add a few people or details inside the shop or windows. You could do the same thing with the new stickers, too, popping them inside the empty cases or on the banners out front.

zakka kit labels

zakka kit writing on labels

Vintage Notecards by Classiky

These little rectangular cards have an oaktag weight and a classic, ivory hue. The print of navy flowers around the edge does feel vintage and sophisticated. I could see using these as address plates for the front of envelopes (so long as you glue them down securely). Or, OMG! I could totally see handwriting my name and info on them and using them as a  very personalized business card in a pinch.

(FYI, we used the colored pencils on the card above if you were wondering how they looked!)

zakka kit washi tape

zakka kit mochi washi tape

Shinzi Katoh x Seal Do Wagashi Washi Tape

This tape is pretty darn cute. Not only is it strawberry pink, but it’s dotted with wagashi treats (with FACES!), sakura blossoms, and butterflies!

zakka kit mochi stick eraser

zakka kit eraser

Iwako Wagashi Eraser

How sweet is this stick of Kushi-Dango?! It’s not the greatest eraser (it left a little smudge on my paper), but it is the cutest thing to keep perched on my desk!

Verdict:  The Zakka Kit is making me hungry… I love the light kawaii vibes (the sweet colors, the cute illustrations), and I REALLY like that this theme helped teach me a bit about Japanese culture while spoiling me with adorable stationery. I also liked that there was a nice assortment of products in the box, too. Paper products, a cute eraser, stickers—it’s the kind of mix that I’d want from a stationery box.

To Wrap Up: 

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, but order by the 21st of August to get the September 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 7 items has a value of about $3.78. This is a little bit expensive, but they are Japanese products, which may be harder to find (depending on where you live).

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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!

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1 Comment

  1. The vintage notecards could also be a cool bookplate with your name and contact info if you lend out your books!

    Thanks for the awesome review – this is on my list to subscribe when funds allow. 🙂

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