The Zakka Kit Stationery Review + Coupon – June 2019
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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 interior paper was printed with this vintage-inspired scene.
The front of the info card has the theme (which is “Vintage Japan”) and a short explanation.
The reverse side has a list of the items with descriptions and a total listed value of all the included items. ($28.00)
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!
Vintage Matchbox Paperclips
These little paper paperclips certainly do have a retro vibe! They come in a genuine matchbox, complete with a striker.
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.
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.
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!
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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What did you think of this month’s Zakka Kit?