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The SpongeBob Squarepants Bikini Bottom Box Review – Winter 2020

Bikini Bottom Box is a $39.99 (+ shipping) quarterly subscription box full of exclusive SpongeBob SquarePants merchandise! Each box is packed with exclusive apparel, accessories, and collectibles inspired by unforgettable and hilarious moments from the show.

This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)

About The SpongeBob Squarepants Bikini Bottom Box

The Subscription Box: Bikini Bottom Box

The Cost: $39.99 plus shipping

The Products: The Bikini Bottom Box includes 7-10 limited edition products inspired by moments from SpongeBob Squarepants

Ships to: US and Canada

The SpongeBob Squarepants Bikini Bottom Box Winter 2020 Review


The box came with an adorable info card designed like a postcard, outlining the box’s contents.


Krusty Krab “POOP” T-Shirt

If you are a dedicated SpongeBob fan like myself, you know all about the wonders and trials of the Krusty Krab… From the money-hungry boss Mr. Krabs to the secret Krabby Patty recipe that Plankton’s always trying to steal. This t-shirt is a wonderful tribute to all the shenanigans that happened at the Krusty Krab through the years. The fabric is soft and comfortable and I love the bright blue color and the Krusty Krab design on the front, as well as the hilarious acronym “POOP” (People Order Our Patties) on the back. I requested mine in a large for optimal comfiness on my couch potato days. I’m thrilled and happy to have this shirt!


I LOVE this shirt!


Mrs. Puff’s Boating School Ceramic Mug

When I opened this mug, I literally laughed out loud. Who doesn’t remember Mrs. Puff’s Boating School and all of SpongeBob and Patrick’s antics while trying to get their Bikini Bottom driver’s licenses? This seafoam green ceramic mug is adorned with decals paying homage to Mrs. Puff’s Boating School. My favorite part has to be the “What is the First Thing You Do?” list on the back. This mug is hand wash only and not safe for the microwave, but it’s perfect for starting off my day on a bright note with a piping hot cup of coffee, thinking about how lucky I am to not have to attend Mrs. Puff’s Boating School.


Pencil Cup with Sharpener

This pencil cup with a sharpener takes you on a magical trip straight to the pineapple under the sea. When I was younger, the most exciting thing about SpongeBob was the fact that he lived in a giant pineapple (my favorite fruit) deep under the sea with a giant pet snail named Gary. I think we all need a little whimsy in our lives nowadays, and this pencil holder definitely does it for me. It’s already on my desk and I can’t wait to show it off in my next Zoom meeting. The product is a sturdy plastic and the pencil sharpener tool is metal.


Chum Bucket Bucket Hat

I love, love, love this Chum Bucket Bucket Hat. In all honesty, Plankton was my absolute favorite character on the show. I related to him quite a bit… Short in stature but full of big plans for world domination. This cute hat is made of 100% cotton and is one size fits all. The hat is blue with a big red “CB” lettering (for “Chum Bucket,” of course), a SpongeBob Squarepants logo, and an adorable little Plankton patch. There’s also an adjustable drawstring to keep the hat on your head or hanging around your neck.

Chum Bucket Bucket Hat Demo for the Bikini Bottom Box December 2020


Krusty Krab Secret Formula Recipe Notebook

Now you have a place to store all your top secret recipes in this clever recipe notebook. I love the concept of this book. I think it’s an adorable way for fans to store quick recipes for everyday use. The print on the front says in true Mr. Krabs fashion, “Recipe for ‘R’ Krabby Patty,” and there is a design of a Krabby Patty smack dab in the center. The book is a sturdy hardcover and the pages are nice and thick so ink won’t bleed through. The layout is perfect for including all the key elements in top-secret recipes of your own.


Traveling SpongeBob Vinyl Figure with Base

This Traveling SpongeBob Vinyl Figure with Base is a durable plastic, brightly colored figure of the beloved SpongeBob, holding his suitcase and reading a map. SpongeBob is elevated on a sturdy base designed to look like the floor of Bikini Bottom under the sea, making it perfect for display. I think this figure is super cute and captures the essence of this childhood icon. I can just imagine SpongeBob holding the map upside down and ending up halfway across the ocean before realizing it.


Krusty Krab Sign Enamel Pin

An exact replica of the iconic Krusty Krab sign, this Krusty Krab Sign Enamel Pin is in the shape of a clam with bright red rustic lettering on a glossy finish. The pin-back protectively covers the entire point of the pin for added safety. A perfect addition to any backpack, messenger bag, or jean jacket, this pin definitely encompasses millennial pop culture.

Verdict: This was my first ever Bikini Bottom Box, and I truly enjoyed the nostalgia it evoked and the creatively curated pop culture references. I absolutely love the Krusty Krab “POOP” T-Shirt. The bright colors, the design, and the acronym on the back highlight all of the things I loved about the SpongeBob Squarepants series. Another one of my favorite items from this box was the Krusty Krab Secret Formula Recipe Notebook. I really enjoy how they took an element from the beloved show and created an item with a practical application that is useful in my everyday life. The Krusty Krab Sign Enamel Pin is perfect to jazz up the back of my backpack. The Pencil Cup with Sharpener is a fun little pop of color for my workspace. I love the homage to Plankton and the Chum Bucket that the Chum Bucket Bucket Hat brings. I also really enjoy the Mrs. Puff’s Boating School Ceramic Mug. There’s nothing like thinking of SpongeBob’s adventures with Mrs. Puff to get his license to make you smile in the morning, even if you’re not a morning person. The Traveling SpongeBob Vinyl Figure with Base is definitely an eye-catching display piece and something fans and collectors alike would enjoy. Overall, I think this box is perfect for what it is… All the best elements of SpongeBob’s shenanigans condensed into a whimsical package every quarter. If you are a SpongeBob fan, this is definitely something you will enjoy.

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Yes, the winter box is still available.

Billing and shipping info from Bikini Bottom Box:

Winter Box: Billed week of November 10th, ships early December

Spring Box: Billed week of March 26th, ships April 

Summer Box: Billed week of June 15th, ships July 

Fall Box: Billed week of September 14th, October 

Value Breakdown: At $39.99 + shipping for this box, you’re paying $5.71 for each of the 7 exclusive items.

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Written by Naomi Pandolfi

Naomi Pandolfi

I’m a sheet mask loving, skincare obsessed, animal loving foodie. If I’m not waiting for the mailman to bring me some new subscription box, I’m probably working out, writing, or getting cursed out by my parrot. P.S. He was a rescue; I didn’t teach him that.

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Comments (11)

  1. I finally caved and got the box I’m not much of a collector, but that bucket hat was just too good to pass up and I’ll enjoy writing down my recipes in that book!

  2. Wish this was shipped to the uk my brother would go mad for this!!

  3. Oh too cute!!! I love Sponge Bob even though i’m not a collector or anything. That t-shirt is the living end. I think my fav thing would be the secret crabby pattie recipe notebook.

    • Right! I am so pumped about the recipe notebook!

    • Right! I am so pumped about the recipe notebook!

  4. I too had issues with all the letters peeling off after hand washing. Customer service is going to be sending out a replacement.

  5. I LOVE everything about this box. Just a caveat about the mug–even though I carefully hand washed it, some of the lettering peeled off. I’ve been in touch with customer service & they’re working to resolve the issue.

    • Omg! Let me know how that goes Mel. Hopefully they can get a replacement to you ASAP.

  6. This box was a sleeper hit at my house for Christmas. My 20 year old son went crazy for it and so did all of his friends. The shirt is a nice quality. I bought the box on a whim and I’m so glad I did. The only miss was the vinyl but it was a small item so no biggie.

    • The shirt was great, I was super impressed!

  7. THAT’S a great box!

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