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Quirky Crate Subscription Box Review + Coupon – April 2020

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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Written by Abby Holsinger

Abby Holsinger

Abby has been a box enthusiast since July 2011, finding her calling with Birchbox. That was the start of a new era for Abby, because she is now hooked on the subscription box life; she loves the idea of receiving (several) thoughtful treats from genius curators such as Lisa Sugar and Rachel Zoe. A few other loves of hers would be her dog named Bill Murray, Bill Murray and chocolate babka.

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Comments (30)

  1. All of the review titles mention a coupon but i dont see any? Did they expire?

  2. Feels like a 50s era Rockabilly look! With the hair accessories and necklace to match bag.

    Milkshake bag .. Burger joints were top notch then.

    • Oh.. Lol you have it in your review! I look at pictures then get excited. x_x

  3. When do they release the theme? Is it usually a spoiler or only after boxes ship?

    I think so many of their bags are so fun, but I would really only be interested in certain themes, so I wouldn’t gamble on buying a bag (plus whatever else) unless I knew there would be a decent chance I would like it!

    • If I recall correctly from when I was subscribed, they send out a newsletter e-mail with the theme + what the bag is in time for you to cancel for the next month if you don’t like it.

  4. I love that sparrow pin! It’s so cute.

    • I was wondering the same thing. Do they release the theme early? My 11 year old niece would love some of these boxes. This one was a miss with the bag being too clunky imo.

  5. IMO, the problem with this box is that it’s reviewed by an adult for adults. I truly think everything they’ve ever curated is pre-teen things.

    Please consider dropping back and having a young girl review this… Someone’s daughter or niece, maybe?
    I would have liked this when I was about 7-9 years old, maybe even 10.

    I’m not putting it down, but would really like to see it in the niche it belongs from a developmental standpoint. Kids wear these things, but adults just don’t as far as I can see. 🙂

    We need more clean, cute things for the tweens, so why not a box for them? I would have been nuts for the cute kind of K- trend things if I was a pre-teen now.

    • I really think you’re missing the entire point of the box. Fun stuff isn’t just for kids.

      • So true!

    • This box has always been marketed towards adults. The sizing (for accessories like socks) is for adults. I’m sure there are things in this box that tweens would like, but no, it’s not a box specifically meant for tweens, and I wouldn’t want a tween reviewing it.

      • Agreed!

  6. This looks like a 12-20 dollar on shein. Those barrettes are just so so bad.

    • I agree with the cheapness.

    • You’re absolutely right. It’s cheap and not an adult looking box. People actually pay 36.96 + shipping!?? Each item comes to about $5.43. And some items are stickers!!?? 😲😏🙄🤦🏻‍♀️🤯

  7. The purse looks like a Purple Cow. A grape soda float!

    • Purple cow!! I never tried one, but it makes sense with the color scheme!

  8. This month is definitely geared toward an early 00’s look! I’ve seen barrettes like that all over Instagram lately.

  9. I don’t know what it is about this subscription that seems to upset people so much. Every time this box is reviewed there’s at least one hateful comment.

    • People are allowed to have their own opinions. I personally don’t like an expensive box of Dollar Store looking items. If other people want to spend their own money on it, good for the company.

    • I don’t know why people aren’t allowed to express their dislike for things without others getting offended. I personally would not pay for a box of Dollar Store looking items. If others want to spend their money on it, great. People are allowed to have opinions. Having to write this a second time, because it is not showing up.

    • Some adults get really offended by other adults liking and wearing cute things. It’s always been wild to me.

    • I don’t know why when anyone has an opposite opinion about something others get offended. People are allowed to have opposing opinions. I personally would not buy a box, especially at this price that is full of Dollar Tree type merchandise. For those who like it-more for you all to buy and good for you. I also don’t know why my postings are not showing. Annoying.

      • When someone makes an opposing opinion in a tactful manner, I can respect that. Sadly, often times, the opposing comments are rude and tacky. How people receive opposing comments usually depends on the delivery

    • Lol it really does upset a lot of people!😂 I dont get it either. I always like this review. I wouldn’t buy it because it just doesn’t fit my lifestyle but it’s still fun!!

      • I don’t think anyone is upset, lol. Some people like myself don’t like this particular box. this month. Everyone can have their say. I agree this is an overpriced box for what you get. The sparrow pin is cute, but the rest is laughable.

  10. Wow no offense but what a waste of money. Is this geared to adults or kids?

  11. Does anyone actually buy this subscription?

    • I am tempted to give it a try <3 I am very Quirky!

    • I do. For the “Betsy Johnson: style purses and the pins (I collect and have a cork board full.) And I’m 27. But I also like to stand out and wear weird stuff so this box is neat to me.

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