The Zakka Kit Stationery Review + Coupon – June 2019


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The Zakka Kit June 2019 review

The Zakka Kit is a mystery box from Neko Box full of 5-8 fun and quality stationery products that you’ll be excited to use each month!

The Zakka Kit June 2019 review

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

The Zakka Kit June 2019 review

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 June 2019 Review

The Zakka Kit June 2019 review

The interior paper was printed with this vintage-inspired scene.

The Zakka Kit June 2019 review

The front of the info card has the theme (which is “Vintage Japan”) and a short explanation.

The Zakka Kit June 2019 review

The reverse side has a list of the items with descriptions and a total listed value of all the included items. ($28.00)

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    Vintage Fabric Pouch

    This pouch is rather small (4 inches long, 2.5 inches tall) and made of a traditionally plant dyed fabric. Handmade in Kyoto, it is a great little pouch for your purse to keep smaller items close by and safe. The little bell on the zipper is a cute touch!

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      Vintage Matchbox Paperclips

      These little paper paperclips certainly do have a retro vibe! They come in a genuine matchbox, complete with a striker.

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        Vintage Style Notebook

        This notebook feels a little more American that I would have expected, due to the font that reminds me of our paper money here in the States. It is a little bland, but it is the perfect size for your purse to keep your thoughts close at hand.

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          Black Ink Brush Pen

          I love Japanese pens and I would honestly be happy to get a monthly box full of them. Do any of you have a fave pen subscription?? This faux-woodgrain pen has a marker/brush like tip and is filled with super bold, dark, black ink.

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            Vintage Toy Washi Tape

            This uber retro tape is covered in little dolls, chickens, and flowers. I absolutely love the weird peach, red, and green color combo!

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            Vintage Japan Postcard

            Our last item is described as a postcard, though it is super thin and has a totally blank back. I would be more comfortable referring to it as a little art print. It features a montage of vintage Japan life.

            Verdict: Zakka Kit was a little underwhelming for me personally this month. I think an extra pen or a bigger pouch would have made it much better. I have a hard time getting excited about paperclips and basic notebooks. I also think the value was a little low, as the $28 listed value was awfully close to the $26 cost of this box when you add in shipping. I hope next month brings more exciting pieces.

            To Wrap Up: 

            Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, subscribe by July 21st to receive the August box.

            Value Breakdown: At $26.49 ($19.99 + $6.50 shipping to Pittsburgh) each item of the 6 items has a value of about $4.42.

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            Written by Megan Kirkland

            Megan Kirkland

            I love natural/vegan beauty products, Korean skincare, unique jewelry, and weird candies from far away places. When I am not waiting for my next exciting box you can find me painting or taking photographs of interesting people. I never leave home without pug hair somewhere on my shirt and a bold lipstick on my smile.

            Posted in Stationery Subscription Boxes, Subscription Box Reviews, The Zakka Kit Reviews, UK Subscription Box Reviews| Tags: the zakka kit | 3 comments

            3 Comments

            1. The monetary value wasn’t very great and I do agree one big WOW! item was needed, but I do think this month’s curation wasn’t bad at all

            2. So funny, I loved the notebook and the paperclips, but thought everything else was kind of ugly. The tape especially is so not my jam, and I love washi tape! Definitely didn’t feel the value on this box.

            3. I also felt like this one was underwhelming, though I liked the theme. I felt like it needed another item or two.

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