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Quirky Crate Subscription Box Review + Coupon – September 2018

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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

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

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quirky crate editor note

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!

quirky crate navy sparkly essie nail polish

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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 crate smile pin

quirky crate enamel camera pin

quirky crate enamel pin

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!

quirky crate yellow and black zebra socks

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Zebra Socks

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!

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quirky crate lemon embroidered patch

Lemon Patch

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!

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quirky crate rainbow old fashioned lollipop

quirky crate rainbow lollipop

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.

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quirky crate colorful gratitude notes

Gratitude Notepad

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.

quirky crate rainbow hairbrush

quirky crate rainbow paddle brush

quirky crate wooden brush

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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!

quirky crate can't stop won't stop pink and red cup

quirky crate can't stop won't stop coffee tumbler

quirky crate pink coffee tumbler

quirky crate tumbler for coffee

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 knock-off. (It’s not identical, of course, but the font is rather similar to the font on this design.) I like 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!

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quirky crate rainbow clear purse

quirky crate removable strap on rainbow purse

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quirky crate rainbow purse on model

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.

Check out all of our Quirky Crate reviews and the Women’s Subscription Box Directory!

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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!

Posted in Quirky Crate Reviews, Subscription Box Reviews, Subscription Boxes for Women| Tags: quirky crate | 4 comments

Comments (4)

  1. They both stole that style of cup from the 70s and 80s then. They were everywhere. I still have a few authentics somewhere.

  2. You see that episode of Portlandia with the “Instant Garbage” skit? Just sayin’….

  3. BOo. I would like this box. I wish that had a flash sale for old boxes!

    • Yass I would love it too ! I love all there boxes just don’t necessarily need any of it . But I want it all . I always try to swap for whatever people list from this box lol

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