Hello Kitty and Friends Crate Review + Coupon – Winter 2018

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Loot Crate Sanrio Winter 2018 - Box Outside

Hello Kitty and Friends Crate (formerly the Sanrio Small Gift Crate) is the latest partner crate from Loot Crate! It’s a quarterly subscription revolving around all things Sanrio – so you can expect items from your favorite Sanrio characters, like Hello Kitty and Gudetama!

Loot Crate Sanrio Winter 2018 - Box Insidefront

Even the box is special and super cute every time! We always have a bonus trinket attached the wrapping paper—this time, it’s a mini screen cleaner.

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When you turn the box inside out, you’ll see a different version! These Sanrio characters are all dressed up for snow in this lovely blue snow theme.

Loot Crate Sanrio Winter 2018 - Box Insidetheme

One side will reveal the crate’s theme. This quarter it’s “Let it Snow!”

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

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About This Loot Crate Box

The Subscription Box: Loot Crate Hello Kitty and Friends Crate

The Cost: $39.99 + $5 shipping

The Products: This quarterly subscription sends you exclusive collectibles, apparel, and accessories featuring adorable Sanrio characters.

Ships: Worldwide

Winter 2018 Hello Kitty and Friends Crate Review

Loot Crate Sanrio Winter 2018 - Info Front

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Loot Crate Sanrio Winter 2018 - Info Back

Loot Crate always includes a descriptive list of what items you receive, which doubles as a poster. I love the sky-blue theme of this quarter, and the characters are so adorable, playing and enjoying the snow.

Let’s dive into the snow Loot Crate and Sanrio brought us!

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Multi-Character Mug

This ceramic mug is a beautiful exclusive collective featuring the same design as the poster, and characters My Melody, Pompompurin, Hello Kitty, Kerokerokeroppi, and the twins Kiki and Lala. It’s a very sturdy mug and does not lose heat easily, making it the perfect cup for a nice tea latte for the winter.

Loot Crate Sanrio Winter 2018 - Mug Inside

The inside of the mug is a beautiful powder blue, perfect for the winter season!

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Hello Kitty Plush Throw Pillow

This plushie pillow is the perfect size for a quick nap on the couch. It’s perfectly squishy and soft! I do feel a bit bad for Hello Kitty for smushing her with my heavy head when I sleep, though… I also love Hello Kitty’s pink scarf 😊 Did you know? Hello Kitty doesn’t have a mouth, because she speaks to you from her heart!

Loot Crate Sanrio Winter 2018 - Scarf Wrapped

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Multi-Character Scarf

Perfect for the winter, Loot Crate has gifted a warm scarf. The blue is the same powdery blue on the cup and other accessory items to fit with the snowy theme. Though I loved the characters, I think the string fringe, with alternating light blue and white, is such a nice aesthetic. It’s fluffy and soft!

Loot Crate Sanrio Winter 2018 - Socks Folded

Loot Crate Sanrio Winter 2018 - Socks Front

Loot Crate Sanrio Winter 2018 - Socks Back

Multi-Character Socks

I am not much of a sock wearer, though my feet are always the coldest part of my body, but I could not refuse these adorable characters adorning the socks! There is a finishing white stripe with a Hello Kitty bow, and tiny snowflakes with the Sanrio characters on the baby blue background. There have been recent cold temperature drops in my area, so I’ve been loving how I can keep my neck warm!

Loot Crate Sanrio Winter 2018 - Patchpin WrappedLoot Crate Sanrio Winter 2018 - Patchpin Open

Multi-Character Embroidered Patch Pin Set

Pins are a common collectible you’ll see in geek boxes. These beautifully embroidered pins have Hello Kitty (in a scarf, like the plushie) and the Little Twins Kiki and Lala. They match the theme box, which is a nice touch to have all the items match.

Sanrio Trinket

Sometimes we get a small token from Loot Crate this month’s trinket was a tiny screen cleaner with My Melody on the front. I misplaced it before I was able to photograph it, but there is an image of the trinket in the booklet above. It does the job, but it’s a little too small for it to make a difference…

Verdict: Loot Crate’s Hello Kitty and Friends box won me over this month with the aesthetically pleasing powdery blue snow scenes with all the Sanrio characters! I’m happy none of the items will go to waste, as sometimes in geek boxes there are items you end up not using but keeping only for the décor. Unfolding the box to reveal the theme was also a fun experience!

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, but you can order the Spring 2019 crate here! You must order by 3/15 to receive the spring curation.

Coupon – Use code ADDICTION to save 10% off any length subscription!

Value Breakdown: At a cost of $39.99 plus $5 shipping and for 5 items (excluding the trinket), you’re paying approximately $9.00 per item. Sanrio collective items tend to be very expensive (like Disneyland products), so the retail value of the box most likely exceeds the original price.

Check out all of our Sanrio Small Gift Crate reviews and other Kawaii Subscription Boxes in the Subscription Box List.

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Written by Nicole Sim

Nicole Sim

Nicole is an avid lover of all things food, skincare, and fashion! Her hobbies include gardening, attending her art studio, and traveling. She fell in love with subscription boxes after her first Ipsy because of the surprise ad variety of products to receive.

Posted in Australian Subscription Box Reviews, Canadian Subscription Box Reviews, Cute Subscription Boxes, Sanrio Small Gift Crate Reviews, Subscription Box Reviews, UK Subscription Box Reviews| Tags: sanrio small gift crate | 4 comments


  1. I loved this box and I use the mug daily.

  2. Great review! I really liked how the socks can keep your neck warm hehehehehehe!

    • lol!! I noticed that…

  3. Awww the Hello Kitty pillow is cute!

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