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Quirky Crate Subscription Box Review – October 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 $8.50, Canada $11.30, and internationally for $17.25

Quirky Crate October 2020 Review

Quirky Crate samples one item from a featured artist or brand each month. This month features the designer, Maureen Vázquez, and her company Pipsticks Sticker Club. This info card gives you some insight into Maureen and her company 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 “Taco ‘Bout Happy Mail”!

Time to get quirky!

 

Primitives by Kathy Pizza SocksRetail Value $10.95

This month seems to have an overall food theme, not just tacos, even though that purse definitely steals the show. Quirky Crate‘s socks are always unique and have been easy conversation starters in the past. It is always fun to mix up a stuffy work look with some jazzy socks, especially cheesy ones like this pair from Primitives by Kathy. They read “I like pizza as more than a friend,” and they feature a devilishly handsome pizza man (or is it man pizza?) at the top. These socks are medium-thick and fit my size 7.5 feet perfectly.

 

Pipsticks Stickers – Retail Value $3.00

Stickers have been a passion of mine since I was a ten year old, sick with mono, and my aunt bought me a few sheets of stickers to cheer me up; I always get very excited to see stickers in subscription boxes because they always manage to have that same effect on me. The sheet from Pipsticks, this month’s featured brand, has a cute “Brunch Club” theme with rose gold foil accents and a few random tidbits, the teabag being my favorite. These stickers are on a clear backing and come with a sticker manifesto all of us sticker lovers should try to live by.

 

Taco Purse – Listed Value $35.00

Quirky Crate really outdid themselves with this month’s purse. It’s a taco adorned with the traditional American toppings of cheese, lettuce and tomato. It is bigger than the bags we are usually sent, and it comes with a chain strap, although I prefer to use this type of bag as a clutch. The faux leather details are a crack up, and even though I love my other quirky bags, this one might be too much, even for me. I would still use this as a travel makeup bag, but I am most likely going to gift or donate this find.

 

Sushi Pen – Listed Value $3.75

I love the fine tip on this adorable sushi pen! It is perfect for when you have little space to squeeze in some notes; the fine tip also helps you keep your writing legible, which is hard for me at times. It writes smoothly and is slim, so it fits comfortably in my hand. I’d prefer it if this were a click pen so there wasn’t the risk of losing your cutesy sushi cap, but other than that, it checks all of the boxes for me.

 

True Love Enamel Pin – Listed Value $10.00

My sister has an intimate relationship with pizza, so I am definitely putting this in her stocking this Christmas, even though I am tempted to keep it for my collection. The bright colors and metallic silver accents make this pin unique and fun to look at. It would also make a great tattoo if you’re serious about your love for pizza.

 

Egg Beret – Listed Value $25.00

Here is another example of QC going hard! This sunny side up beret is really funny, cute, and original, but I just don’t see myself wearing it out. The material feels like wool; it would definitely keep your head warm for the fall and winter months.

I think my little model felt the same way I do about this silly hat.

 

Farmers Market Tote – Listed Value $5.00

No matter where I go, I am always equipped with several reusable bags. You never know when you’ll need one, and I’ve never regretted being armed with a few when I leave the house. This net bag is perfect for produce shopping at the grocery store. It is big enough to fit my order of fruits and veggies but small enough that I won’t overfill and crush anything. I also love the hot pink color, which will be easy to find in my trunk or backseat.

The Verdict: October’s Quirky Crate was definitely quirky to the max. It wasn’t my favorite assortment of products from QC, but I thought the food flair was really cute; I am also excited to gift the pin and beret this holiday season. The total value of this box adds up to $92.70, over double the $36.95 + $8.50 shipping subscription cost. Out of all of my many subscriptions, I have the most fun unboxing QC, making it worth every penny each month.

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Sign up today and receive the November crate. From Quirky Crate:

We ship around the 15th of each month. (Must order by the 13th of the month.) If you’d like your gift subscription to ship right away, please email us after placing order.

Value Breakdown: This box costs $36.95 + $8.50 shipping, which means that each of the 7 items in the box has an average cost of $6.49.

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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 (12)

  1. I look foward to your Quirky Crate review every month, I’m always excited when I see them pop up. I absolutely love the Taco Purse!! I love adding a fun, funky accent to my outfits and this Taco Purse would be perfect. While the Egg Beret is cute it could have been designed better. Thank you for another great review!

    • Thank you for reading! The purse is actually growing on me. I am using it as my makeup, touch-up bag, and it gives me a chuckle when I see it. 🙂

  2. I don’t think the taco bag is cute.

  3. Are you kidding … you don’t like the taco purse? I gasped when I saw it at the beginning of this review! I absolutely love it.

    I agree the beret is a bit much … cute in theory but weird to actually wear out in public. Hmmm. Everything else looks great though!

    • Haha, I was going off my first impression, but every time I look at the bag, I like it more!

  4. This was my least thrilling box and I still loved it! I agree with Aarjullor i think the taco purse is subtle and fun. The beret looks good on except for the yellow blob. My yolk is already loose so I plan to take it off. Unfortunately there is glue so we’d have to cover the spot up with a patch?
    I have relatives that work in restaurants so everything will make great gifts. I will keep the stickers tho! I got really really cute peanut butter, jelly and banana ones. I made myself use them instead of hoard them. It is so hard to use stickers. 🙃
    I am so happy y’all introduced me to this subscription!

    • I think you could cover the spot up with a pom-pom (esp those faux-fur ones) and it would look very cute!

      • A pom pom is a great idea! Thanks!
        The beret is a nice quality. I did pull the yolk off and it left a glue mark. Time to hit the fabric store 😀

    • I have a bad habit of hoarding stickers! I feel like I turn into Gollum when I pull out my collection “my precious.” haha!

      • Abby I am the same! I have some stickers from the 90s! Lisa Frank love! As long as I don’t use them , it’s like I have so much cuteness potential. As soon as I use them something will destroy them or they fade or I file that scrapbook and never look at it again .
        I decided to actually use some stickers. I put Cat in the hat stickers on my cats wooden toy. 3 days later he threw up all over the toy. It’s a box with holes on the top and sides so he can chase balls inside the box.
        17 holes for cat hurl to go into. Yay 🙃🐈. I washed the box and of course ruined the cat in the hat stickers. All the designs washed off.
        Back to hoarding my precious hahaha

  5. That hat!

  6. The taco bag is awesome! I actually think it’s pretty subtle, and would totally use it. The beret with the yolk, definitely a no. Without it, it looks like a well made hat, maybe it could be removed.

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