Kawaii Box Subscription Review + Coupon – August 2018


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Kawaii Box August 2018 Box itself

Kawaii Box is a monthly subscription service that sends you cute items from Japan and Korea. Each box includes 10-12 original and licensed kawaii items.

Kawaii Box August 2018 Box open

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Kawaii Box August 2018 All the goodies

About Kawaii Box

The Subscription Box: Kawaii Box

The Cost: $19.90/mo + free shipping. Save with 3, 6, and 12-month prepaid subscriptions.

Coupon: Use coupon code NAMAKEMONO to save $5 off your first box!

The Products: 10-12 kawaii items from Japan and Korea

Ships to: Everywhere with free shipping!

Kawaii Box August 2018 Review

Kawaii Box August 2018 Booklet front Kawaii Box August 2018 Booklet middle

This box always includes a little booklet detailing the items and also reveals the theme for the month. This booklet is designed differently than in months past – it looks really nice! This month’s box theme is “Too Cute for School,” which is so great. I’ve always loved school, and more importantly, loved back-to-school shopping, so let’s see what’s inside!

Kawaii Box August 2018 Pencil case

Magical Unicorn Pencil Pouch

We’re starting off strong in this box, hooray! Everyone who has known me for about five minutes knows I adore unicorns, and it was so exciting to me to receive something that I already love. I do receive a lot of writing utensils, not just from this box, but in general, and it will be really nice to just throw this in a drawer and keep all of my pens and pencils organized.

Kawaii Box August 2018 Eraser case Kawaii Box August 2018 Eraser out Kawaii Box August 2018 Eraser pieces

Fruity Eraser

It’s so cute, but truly, this eraser will also be really useful! I can never seem to find an eraser when I need one. I really like that this has an enclosed case so that it doesn’t get scuffed up in a drawer or if I have to stick it in my bag and take it with me on the go.

Kawaii Box August 2018 Pen Kawaii Box August 2018 Pen back

Kawaii Octopus Ink Pen

I really like the style of pens that arrive in these boxes; the pen tip is super-thin, and it isn’t a ballpoint – it’s almost like a super-thin marker. This little octopus friend will be good company at my desk, looking just as good in a cup as in my hand, jotting notes.

Kawaii Box August 2018 Koi

Koinobori Plush Charm

This little guy sure looked familiar when I opened the box, and I realized I’ve seen this fish shape before. Koinobori, which means “carp streamer” in Japanese, is a type of windsock commonly flown to celebrate Children’s Day. I think it’s super-cute; I may just have to attach it to my keys for good luck!

Kawaii Box August 2018 Notebook back Kawaii Box August 2018 Notebook front Kawaii Box August 2018 Notebook middle Kawaii Box August 2018 Notebook spine

Never Stop Dreaming Notebook

Another unicorn item, friends – it’s definitely a lucky box for me this month! I love the size of this so much; it’s big enough to write in comfortably, but still small enough to travel. I’m always scribbling little lists, notes, and to-dos throughout the day, and while it’s a small detail, I love the band that goes around the cover and pages, keeping the book together. It prevents the pages from getting marred and ensures it won’t get tangled with anything else in my purse or work bag!

Kawaii Box August 2018 Plushie Kawaii Box August 2018 Plushie back

Namakemono No Mikke Plushie

I thought I was pretty well-versed in all things cute by this time since I do receive them regularly, but I’m happy to report that I actually cooed out loud at this little friend when I opened the box! There was quite a rainbow of colors I could’ve received of this guy, including pink and green, but I like the grey one I received. It’s restful, and the fur is so soft. Just looking at him makes me want to take a nap (in a good way)!

Kawaii Box August 2018 squishy

Rainbow Pon-de-Ring Squishy

The squishies are one of my favorite elements of this box – I think they’re so awesome for stress relief! This shape is a nod to the signature sweet at the Japanese locations of the Mister Donut chain. The donuts aren’t rainbow like this squishy, but I bet they are delicious!

Kawaii Box August 2018 Stickers

Sumikko Gurashi Stickers

Is it possible for stickers to be cozy? Because these totally are! I adore stickers, and I can’t wait to affix these to my wall calendar. The gold foil is so pretty, and just looking at them makes me smile.

Kawaii Box August 2018 Whiteboard Kawaii Box August 2018 Whiteboard write Kawaii Box August 2018 Whiteboard tacos Kawaii Box August 2018 Whiteboard back

Yori Cook Mini Whiteboard

I love that there’s a theme to this whiteboard! I love to cook on the weekends, but planning dinners for the week is my least favorite chore. Maybe something this cute will keep me motivated? I think I’m going to put this on my fridge and at least make a note of what veggies came this week in my CSA so I don’t have to open the fridge constantly.

Verdict: This Kawaii Box was even more fun for me than usual this month! I really liked the item types this month – it was a lot of office stuff that I use regularly, as well as a few fun things to brighten my day. I’m obsessed with the unicorn items I received, I might have hugged the sloth twice already, and the koinobori charm and whiteboard are going to add a lot of whimsy to my living space.

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No. You will always receive the following month’s box of the month you subscribe in. Order by the end of September to receive October’s box.

Coupon: Use coupon code NAMAKEMONO to save $5 off your first box!

Value Breakdown: At $19.90 for this box, you are paying approximately $2.21 per item.

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Written by Laine Wooliscroft

Laine Wooliscroft

Laine is a life-long movie nut who loves YA novels, wine, and her cat. Her subscription journey started in 2014 with Birchbox and ipsy, and now her favorite boxes contain bath bombs, food, and items relating to her most-beloved fandoms.

All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. If you buy something, MSA may earn an affiliate commission. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.

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1 Comment

  1. I may have made similar noises when I saw that plushie for the first time as well. It’s just so cute!

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