Sunday, December 20, 2015

Kawaii Box Review and Giveaway!

In Japanese pop culture there is a term for everything cute, and that term is KAWAII! Sanrio characters like Keroppi frog and Hello Kitty were a huge part of my childhood.  Even today I have a hard time resisting Kawaii items in stores (pencils with smiling bunny tops, puffy food stickers with little eyes and noses drawn on them- need I say more?).  Kawaii is an art form, and it's one that my heart appreciates.  Mr. Jersey Momma says it's one thing he doesn't understand, but what does he know?  Anyway, if you happen to have the same Kawaii obsession that I do, you might appreciate this fabulous service called Kawaii Box.  Read all about it below, then enter to win a Kawaii Box of  your own!


What is Kawaii Box?

Subscription boxes are all the rage these days.  You can have just about anything delivered once a month to your home; like pet toys, video games, snacks, candy or even lingerie.  Kawaii Box is a unique addition to this trend.  For a reasonable fee, you can have a box of 10-12 hand-picked Japanese and Korean Kawaii items delivered right to your door.  *squeal!*  You can visit Kawaii Box on their website or follow them on Twitter and Facebook.

How Does Kawaii Box Work?

You choose the plan that best suits you.  You can choose a one time shipment or opt for a different schedule- 3 months, 6 months or a full year.  As of the publication date of this entry, one month and three month plans cost $18.90 (per month).  If you opt for the 6 month or 12 month plan, your box will cost $17.90 a month.  Boxes are delivered at the end of each month.  My box was the shipment from September, 2015.  I received an email in advance when it was shipped, so I knew to be on the lookout for it.


What is in a Kawaii Box?

Each month, your Kawaii shipment will vary.  You'll receive 10-12 items that could include anything from candy to stationary.  When you flip open your Kawaii Box, you'll find a nicely wrapped package and an item list to tell you what's inside.

Kawaii Box!  So kawaii!

This might not seem really necessary, but it's nice to have a little description of what each item is.  I also kind of like their little kitty cat mascot on there.  He's Kawaii, too!

Kawaii Box contents list

Kawaii Box Item Review

First, here's what my Kawaii Box looked like when I pulled back the tissue paper to see what was inside.  I like that it looks hand-packaged.

Kawaii Box, Sept. 2015

One of my favorite items in the package is this egg mini plush.  He reminded me of Gudetama from Sanrio.

Kawaii Box review, 2015

My other favorite item was the squishy green toast charm.  Why?  I don't know.  That's the thing about Kawaii- when  you like it, you just like it, and you can't really explain why.  The middle item is a little coin purse called Moomin.

Kawaii Box items, Sept. 2015

Then there was a pouch of candy gummy fish, which I haven't even opened yet because the package is so cute.  This is very common with my Kawaii obsession.  I still have Kawaii items from the 1980's in their original packaging, because even as a kid, I didn't want to open up the items and ruin the cuteness of it all!

Kawaii Box fish gummy candies 

The other candy inside was an ice cream cone pink candy and a 'wry neck' bunny pen.

Kawaii Box ice cream candy and bunny pen

I loved the adorable mini birthday card, and I will probably never send it because I like it that much (I told you, that's how it goes with my love of Kawaii!).

Kawaii Box teddy bear card

There was a large pouch with little alpacas on it (there are a lot of Kawaii alpacas out there), that reads, 'Life is simple, it's just not easy.'  So true, right?  It's like Kawaii zen.

Kawaii Box alpaca pouch

Another one of my favorite items from the package was this set of puffy Kawaii food stickers.  I will probably keep them all on the plastic, just like that.  I actually have a sticker book and I can add the entire pack to it without peeling anything off.  What?  Doesn't every adult have their own sticker book?

Kawaii Box puffy stickers

And then there was a little container of scented gel beads.  The canister is so Kawaii!!!

Kawaii Box scented bead canister

And finally, there was a DIY (that must be a universal term) bracelet kit.  The pics on the back show some of the Kawaii designs that you can make.

Kawaii Box DIY bracelet kit (front)
Kawaii Box DIY bracelet kit (back of box)

Is Kawaii Box Worth It?

Are you a Kawaii fan?  Do you know someone who is?  Then yes, Kawaii Box is most definitely worth it. You know, some people like buying a shirt each month, or getting their nails done.  And some people like getting cute things in the mail.  It's about the same as far as I'm concerned!  And this makes a unique and adorable gift for a Kawaii fan.  You can read about their gift-giving options here.

Kawaii Box comes from overseas and the items you receive would be kind of difficult to round up on your own, if you tried.  The cost of the box is fair considering you don't pay anything extra for shipping and the items are not things you could easily find here in the United States or outside of Asia, for that matter.

I have read older reviews of Kawaii Box and some people complained there were not enough Kawaii items in the box and that there was no itemized list of what you received.  Kawaii Box seems to have improved this- they now include the item list, and everything I received was most definitely Kawaii.  The price was fair, in my opinion.  I think the real joy of this package is just in receiving it and squealing with happiness when I opened it up to see all of those cute goodies.  I shared some of them with other Kawaii lovers I know. I kept other items.  And two of them I will eat!  So all of the items are of use to me.

Kawaii Box contents, Sept. 2015

Win Your Own Kawaii Box!

Now here's a chance to win a  Kawaii Box of your own!  Follow the steps in the Raffle Copter below and one winner will be chosen at random.  The more entries you fill out, the better your chances are at winning. Good luck!!

a Rafflecopter giveaway



*Disclaimer:  I received a Kawaii Box for free in exchange for an honest review.  Kawaii Box is responsible for shipping the prize to the winner. This print is really small, isn't it?

16 comments:

  1. Excellent review. My kids would love this stuff.

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    1. Thanks, Bahu! I hope you entered and I hope you win, because I would love to see this Kawaii Box travel to a distant galaxy far, far away. ;)

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  2. That's really cute. I love boxes like that.

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    1. This one is really cute! If you like Japanese goodies like this, you'd enjoy it!

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  3. My 3 year old was looking at all of your pictures and kept saying I want that! Fingers crossed for a win for her!

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    1. Aw, a kiddo after my own heart!! Good luck!! Thanks for entering and stopping by.

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  4. This is adorable! Is the giveaway open to Canadians?

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    1. Good question! I believe it is, since they ship worldwide.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! I agree!! Cute beyond words!

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