Hello everyone! I am back yet again with another SoKawaii box review, cause we all need a little bit of cuteness with all that is currenty going on in the World. So this month’s theme is “Pastel Wonderland”, and has licensed products from Sanrio, Cardcaptor Sakura, Pokémon and Sumikko Gurashi. So let’s get started!
First off lets begin with the usual description of who SoKawaii is and what they have to offer. SoKawaii is a company based in Japan, home of practically everything kawaii (Japanese for cute). They create monthly boxes, jam packed with 100% licensed products from Hello Kitty, Pokémon, Sanrio and more. The items range from plushies to Gachapon, little figures, stationary, lifestyle, kitchenware and more. The staff at SoKawaii handpicks 6 to 8 cute & useful items exclusive in Japan, pack them up in a very decorative box and send it straight to your doorstep. You can also check out their Instagram for even more info and insights into what is currently appearing in Japanese arcades. As well as sneak peeks into what they could be including in next month’s box. https://www.instagram.com/sokawaii/
The first item that was announced is from the Cardcaptor Sakura x Little Twin Stars collaboration, with this beautiful stainless bottle which is great for carrying around your hot and cold drinks as you’re travelling. It also comes in two different designs, with one having more of the Cardcaptor Sakura cast around the bottle. Unfortunately I didn’t get that one, but it is cute all the same. The only issue I have with it, is that it doesn’t come with a cup attached, like most flasks do over here in Ireland.
Next item is the Eevee Tissue Box cover, which is perfect furnishing to have on your table as we all go through this pandemic. Now I don’t know if tissue box covers are a big deal across the World, but it seems to be in Japan. So instead of using normal bog roll, I actually went out to my local Aldi and picked up a cheap box of tissues just so I could use the cover. You can pick up the regular sized rectangle tissue boxes fairly cheap, with Aldi being under 50cent, and they fit perfectly inside the cover. No need to break the bank people!
Now we also got a second Pokémon themed item, with this cute Pikachu Coin Purse. It seems well made and has a good strong clasp, so I doubt your coins will be rolling around in your handbag anytime soon. This will be perfect to throw your odd bits of change into, so you don’t fill up your wallet. Twill also be handy for me when I go to the arcades in Tokyo in October!!! The color scheme and designs also looks like it is a Pokémon/Demon Slayer collab.
Apologies for the next few photos, the previous images are from the official SoKawaii Facebook account but the rest are from my phones’ camera. So whilst we are all in need of some comfort, SoKawaii have also included a plush toy! He is a KoroKoro Pastel Shiba Plush, he fits in the palm of your hand and is super soft. Perfect to just have on your shoulder, nestled into your neck as you watch TV. He also comes in 6 different colors, all pastel with mine being a cute lilac color, also they all have a butt stitched in!! Which I find both insanely cute and hilarious!!
Next up are two cute items you could use in your bathroom, starting with a four pack of Sumikko Gurashi sponges. Now by the looks of them I say you could either use these in the bathroom on your person or in the kitchen doing the washing up. On each sponge is a different character, featuring the Penguin, Shirokuma, Neko and Tokage. We also get a pretty handy toothbrush stand, with My Melody pictured all around it. Very cute to have in your bathroom, with a detachable bottom so you can clean out the dripping water regularly. If you don’t fancy using it as a toothbrush holder, it’s also pretty handy to have on your desk as a pen holder.
And lastly we have a snack item, which is a first as I haven’t seen any included in all the boxes I have been getting. It is called a Hina-Arare, a traditional rice cracker snack used to celebrate Hina Matsuri (Girls Day) in Japan. Held on the 3rd of March every year, this festival celebrates Hinamatsuri, also known as the doll festival, to celebrate female children and pray for their continued health and happiness. During this holiday, also known as momo no sekku (peach festival), families display ceramic dolls dressed in the ornate, decorative robes of the ancient imperial court. This festival has been celebrated for over a 1,000 years now in Japan, dating as early as 794! So to see such an item included in this month’s box to celebrate the day is great, I do wish they included more information on the festival though. So there you have it, that is everything that was included in March’s box. So now on to how you can order your own!
Here is the price breakdown of the box each month and the savings you can get, whether you subscribe month to month, or for 3, 6 or even 12 months. The longer you subscribe, the cheaper the box is each month.
1 MONTH – $35.00/€31.77mo
3 MONTHS – $33.50/€30.40mo
6 MONTHS – $32.00/€29.04mo
12 MONTHS – $31.50/€28.59mo
Better yet, here is a 10% discount code that you can use on your first box!
Now if you liked everything you saw in this review of March’s crate, rest assured that the items are different every month. Each box has 6 to 8 items included and a few of them will be revealed online through SoKawaiis’ social media as the weeks go by. April’s box theme is “Sakura Paradise”, which will feature goods from Cardcaptor Sakura, Rilakkuma, Sanrio and Pokémon, with a few of the products included already being announced across their social media.
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This service also offers free shipping, but I do suggest spending that extra few coins to get the tracked shipping, so you can locate your parcel once dispatched. So that is Marchs’ Self Care box done and dusted, I will be back again next month to show you what April’s box has in store!