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 April 2020 Review
Quirky Crate samples one item from a featured artist or brand each month. This month features Natalie Michelle Watson, an Australian illustrator. This info card gives you a little background info on her work 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 "1950's Flashback."
Time to get quirky!
Dalmation Socks - Listed Value $8
I have a weakness for anything dog-themed, so this pair of socks is automatically a win. I love the bright blue and red combo, and who doesn't love a spotty dalmatian? These socks are the perfect thickness, thin enough for a boot and thick enough to keep your toes toasty. I love wearing cute socks to spice up any outfit, and my collection of quirky socks gets better every month.
Pearl Vintage Hair Clips - Listed Value $15
I love receiving hair accessories in subscription boxes, but I am not really into the pink plastic pearls on these clips. They look more like candy beads to me, and yet, I still can't hang with this aesthetic. I have been toying around with hair clips and barrettes more recently to distract from my self-cut bangs, but I don't think I will be wearing much of these out, although they may come in handy at home.
Milkshake Cross-Body Bag - Listed Value $35
Typically I am all in on Quirky Crate's faux-leather cross-bodies, but man, I am just not loving the way this one is put together. It is heavy for its size, and the chain adds a little weight to it, too. The colors really don't make sense to me; is this a grape milkshake? If it is, I am concerned but also very curious about what that might taste like. The bottom of the milkshake glass is floppy and needs to be straightened out, and the way that the cherry stem and straw are just added on top of the cherry and the whipped cream... I am just not buying it! Haha, as I said, I usually find QC's bag selections to be top-notch, but April's is simply not my style. I think I am reading into it too much, but I tend to take my milkshakes very seriously! 😉
Natalie Michelle Watson Sticker Sheet - Listed Value $6
Whew! Six dollars for a single sheet of stickers is steep, and that is coming from someone who loves her stickers. Natalie Michelle Watson, this month's featured artist, designed these cute 1950's themed stickers. I provided a link to her shop above, but I did not find this product for sale on her website.
Rockabilly Sparrow Enamel Pin - Listed Value $10
I've always loved this art style! I am into every aspect of this enamel pin from the colorful flowers to the tiny heart-shaped eyes. The metal detailing on this pin isn't as shiny as it usually is, but I think if it was, it would be too distracting from the other features that make this pin so lovely. This large pin will look awesome on my black jean jacket this spring!
Pearl Cherry Necklace - Listed Value $15
Here is another pearled item that is simply not my taste. The oversized pearls and cherries would definitely make a statement no matter what you pair this necklace with. The cherries remind me of Christmas tree balls, and paired with the green gem leaves, my mind goes straight to mistletoe. I prefer dainty jewelry, so this necklace will be passed on.
Polka Dot Headband - Retail Value $12
I love this headband! It fits comfortably (without pinching or getting stuck in my hair) on my head, and the bow adds a girly touch without going overboard. This headband couldn't have come at a better time since I took my bang trim into my own hands.
The Verdict: April's Quirky Crate wasn't a great fit for me. There were a few standout items like the socks, pin, and headband that I will totally use, but the rest of the box left me wanting a little more. The total value of this box adds up to $101, double the $36.95 + $6.50 shipping subscription cost. I love unboxing Quirky Crate; even when the items don't fit my particular interests, I always know I can gift them to someone who will love 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 $5.43.
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