Quirky Crate Subscription Box Review + Coupon – September 2018
Quirky Crate delivers a “box of awesome” to your doorstep each month. You will receive at least 5-8 quirky items, including an enamel pin from a featured pin artist in each box. You can expect eccentric accessories, cute stationery and stickers, fun household items, and pretty much anything they can find that will bring a smile to your face!
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About Quirky Crate
The Subscription Box: Quirky Crate
The Cost: $34.99 + shipping
COUPON: Use code UNICORN10 to save 10% off!
The Products: You will receive at least 5-8 quirky items, including an enamel pin from a featured pin artist each box.
Ships to: the US for $5.95, Canada for $13.95, Mexico for $19.95, and the rest of the world for $20.95
Quirky Crate September 2018 Box Review
Big news, y’all! According to this note from Quirky Crate founder Rochelle, the subscription is shaking things up a bit. It sounds like they’ll still be featuring indie artists in each box, but the items might be something other than enamel pins. The note says there WILL still be enamel pins in each box, though. I’m eager to see what kinds of artist-created items end up in the box. My gut says more prints/2D art, but we’ll soon find out for sure!
Essie Bell-Bottom Blues Nail Polish, 0.46 fl. oz. – Retail Value $9.00
I LOVE this deep cobalt color! The subtle shimmer makes it different and fun. Essie is one of my favorite nail polish brands, so I was excited to see it in the box. Just make sure you pop on a base coat before you apply it—this blue hue stained the itty bitty crevices in my naked nails for about a day!
Quirky Girl Remember to Smile Instant Camera Enamel Pin
This metal pin is super cute! It’s made by the folks at Quirky Girl, the company behind Quirky Crate, so I imagine they skipped featuring an indie artist this month in anticipation of some big things happening in coming months. I’ve been very tempted to buy a Polaroid camera lately, and this pin is making me even more eager about it!
The city of Pittsburgh is all about black and gold. It’s the color scheme for all of our sports teams, and therefore, also the palette for tons of businesses in town, our many bridges (give or take a few blue and beige ones), cars, and the wardrobes of many. Surprisingly, I don’t own a ton of black and gold wearables (well, lots of black, but not a lot of both colors at once), so I’m excited to wear these wild socks to fit in at the next hockey game I go to!
This Quirky brand lemon patch strikes me as a little bit summery, but I love the sparkle. There’s a spot on a backpack I have that might make a nice home for this golden iron-on patch!
Oriental Trading Company Rainbow Swirl Lollipop – Buy 24 for $8.49
I haven’t seen an old-timey rainbow lollipop like this one in a minute! It was definitely smile-inducing to pull out of the box, and it has a classic fruity flavor.
I’ve seen gratitude journals, but there’s something about this gratitude notepad that’s a little less intimidating! It’s easy to jot a few grateful thoughts down on one of these handy, postcard-sized sheets, and I like the fact that I can then take that list and pop it in a pocket, tack it to my fridge, or pin it to the corkboard next to my desk to keep the good vibes going all day long.
Rainbow Paddle Brush
I love the colorful bristles of this broad brush! I’ve been thinking of getting a new brush to keep in my gym bag, so this one comes at just the right time, too. I don’t know if the zig-zag shape of the bristles is beneficial to hair or not, but it certainly is cute!
Can’t Stop Won’t Stop Mug
I LOVE that the phrase on this mug reminds me of that song by Junior Senior! But I don’t love that this mug seems a little like a ban.do knock-off. (It’s not identical, of course, but the font is rather similar to the font on this design.) I like ban.do so maybe I’m biased—it IS a cute mug in the end! It’s just a simple plastic mug, so it doesn’t have a lot of heat-retaining power, but it certainly does brighten up my desk!
Rainbow Clear Purse
This bag has a great nostalgic vibe. It reminds me of the kind of bag I’d get to carry toys and small change back when I was in elementary school. The clear plastic body is really fun, as are the crayon-bright colors, of course! I think my favorite part is that the faux leather strap is removable, so if I want, I can use the bag itself as a clutch, a makeup bag, or better yet, a case to store my pens, pencils, and markers when I’m drawing on the go!
The Verdict: I missed having an indie artist featured in this box, but I’m excited to see all the fun stuff that was foreshadowed on that note from Rochelle. As usual, Quirky Crate delivered on colors, quirk, and nostalgic charm. I’ll say that apart from the pin and the Essie nail polish, the quality is a little hit or miss, but everything is super enjoyable, in my opinion!
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No. Order soon to get the October box! Order by the 13th of the month to get that month’s box. Boxes ship of the 15th of each month.
Value Breakdown: This box cost $40.94 (price + US shipping). The average cost per item via the box is $4.55.
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