Quirky Crate is a monthly lifestyle subscription box full of colorful accessories and other fun finds. Each box contains 6-9 items that are bound to make you smile, and promises an enamel pin, an item from a featured indie artist and a funky fresh pair of socks each month.
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About Quirky Crate
The Subscription Box: Quirky Crate
The Cost: $36.95 a month + shipping. Save with longer subscriptions.
The Products: 6-9 quirky fun products including a pair of socks, an enamel pin and an item made by a featured indie artist; over $70 value in each box
Ships to: The US for $6.50, Canada $11.30, and internationally for $17.25
Quirky Crate February 2020 Review
Quirky Crate samples one item from a featured artist or brand each month. This month’s special find comes from Hope & Hive, a lip balm company that loves to give back. This info card gives you a little background info on this company's mission as well as some social media info.
On the flipside, Quirky Crate includes an itemized list of each product and its value. This month's theme is "Summer Daydreams."
Time to get quirky!
Mermaid Socks - Listed Value $8
Quirky Crate's sock quality and styles are unmatched! I really love the designs they put out, and my collection gets a little quirkier every month. Mermaids really bring this month's theme to life, and you can't beat their dramatic expressions. The fit of this pair is perfect for my size 8 feet, and they are comfortable to wear with my boots that fit a little too tightly for boot socks.
Cactus Beaded Bracelet - Listed Value $15 (similar found here for $9.99)
Who doesn't love a bright, flowering succulent? This beaded beauty is too cute! The princess pink rope and gold accents work together to make this piece girly and unique. This type of adjustable closure is perfect to put on yourself without any tricky clasps to maneuver.
Cactus Crossbody Bag - Listed Value $35
I love this bag! The chain this month is a little different than previous months. It has a slinky feel to it, and I generally just like the look better. I am also happy to report that this bag is bigger than usual; I can fit my essential makeup pouch, my phone and wallet inside without it feeling too crowded. I also really love how the top view (refer to 3rd pic) looks like an alligator. If wearing a big, bright cactus isn't quirky, then I don't know what is!
Hope & Hive Cola Lip Balm - Listed Value $5 (other flavors available for $2.99)
My favorite Lip Smackers flavor is Dr. Pepper, so I was stoked to see this balm was Cola flavored (although it doesn't have that beautiful tint Dr. Pepper does). They knocked this one out of the park! It smells sweet and has that Cola spice to it without having much of a flavor, which is a good thing! And I also appreciate the waxy formula for its staying power. It works great as a base for any lip color, especially matte formulas.
Lookin Sharp Enamel Pin - Retail Value $10
This month's pin is from Primitives by Kathy, which is different from QC's usual pin manufacturer. They provided a note explaining that the factory they typically use is in an area of China that has been affected by the coronavirus and our info card reflects a different pin than what was sent. Providing us with this information wasn't necessary, but I really respect that the sub's curator took the time to explain this to her subscribers and offer her support to those affected. Very cool!
I am not disappointed in the change in pins because this definitely has that punny feel that Quirky Crate is known for. This pin is also smaller than usual, measuring about the same size as my thumb nail. This petite pin is cute and would make an excellent gift.
Shell Compact Mirror - Listed Value $6 (similar found here)
Everyone needs a cute little compact for on-the-go, and this mermaid can't get enough of this holographic, double-sided shell. One of the mirrors is magnifying (I am staying away from that side, haha), and the other is a regular mirror. The compact stays shut with a magnet and flips open easily for a quick teeth and bangs check.
PBK Iron On Patch - Retail Value $5
Here is another item from Primitives by Kathy. Their products are adorable, and they make really great gifts, too! This patch has an adhesive backing, which will adhere to most fabrics, and comes attached to a card reading "Happiness is believing in unicorns." I'd have to agree with that sentiment.
The Verdict: Quirky Crate's February curation had me drooling for summer. It doesn't help that it is 50 degrees outside right now, and tomorrow is supposed to be below 30! Yuck! I love the cactus finds as well as the mermaid socks and shell compact; it is safe to say that each item has found its way into my heart! The total value of this box adds up to $84, close to double the $36.95 + $6.50 shipping subscription cost. I always feel Quirky Crate is worth its price because the fun items always bring a smile to my face, and people tend to notice and compliment me on the unique flair I've acquired from them.
To Wrap Up:
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Value Breakdown: This box costs $36.95 + $6.50 shipping, which means that each of the 7 items in the box has an average cost of $6.21.
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