The Zakka Kit Stationery Review + Coupon – July 2018
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!
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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
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!)
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!
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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What do you think of this month’s Zakka Kit?