Hello again! Told you it wouldn’t be long before we had another SoKawaii box review. Due to the WorldWide pandemic at the moment, the postal service has also taken a hit. So just by chance, both my April and May boxes arrived at my door just days apart – thanks DPD. So let’s get started! May’s box ran with the theme of ‘Cozy At Home’, a theme that many of us can relate to in some ways as we have all more or else been told to stay at home unless absolutely necessary. Anyway enough of that! This box included products from Rilakkuma, Sanrio, Pokémon, Hamtaro and even the immensely popular game of the year – Animal Crossing.
Now onto the important details! 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 only to 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 and stores. As well as sneak peeks into what they could be including in next month’s box. https://www.instagram.com/sokawaii/
Our first item comes from the stationary aisle, with this photogenic Tower Stand from Pokémon. With the slanting shelves, you can store your pens with ease and with ready access to them without having to worry about the ink drying out. It could also be used for cosmetics and would serve the same purpose for both eyeliners, mascaras and lip glosses. This pink pastel colored tower features the iconic characters of Eevee and Pikachu playing about. It is available in two designs, with the other I believe being yellow and only featuring Pikachu.
Item number two is our Sanrio Sleepy Pushie. With eight characters available in the series, you will be given one at random in your box. Characters include Hello Kitty, Pochacco, Tuxedo Sam, Kuromi, My Melody, Cinnamaroll, Gudetama and Pompompurin. I of course got Pompompurin yet again, which seems to be the theme for the last number of boxes. Will I ever get a Kuromi?! Anyway all these characters come in their own adorable pajama set, with tired expressions and made of the softest mochi feel fabric. Which is very similar to what was used for the Pokemon Mochi Mochi plush from last September.
Now our third item is a bit of an unusual one, as we get a Rilakkuma Pillow Cover. Made of some sort of wooly fabric, this soft but very warm fabric sure isn’t going to help me sleep at night. I like my pillows cool to the touch! Now, where a normal pillow case would be only open on one end, this cover is more like a sleeve. The fabric reminds me of an absorbent bath towel, one that is sometimes seen stitched like a dress, to put on a child once they get out of the pool. So I may just keep this aside for now, as it certainly will not be used as a pillow case in our house. Makes me wonder, is this a common enough product in Japan? To have a pillow cover made of this fabric and with an opening on both ends.
We are now back to the stationary section with our fourth product. This time from this years’ biggest selling game – Animal Crossing. SoKawaii are on the ball this month as they tracked down an item that is sure to be enjoyed by those that love the franchise. With a lovely spiral notebook straight from Nintendo. I think there may be two styles available, going by the pictures of some boxes other people received. Both of which are cute, with the one above standing out above all else with the amount of iconic characters on the cover. The inside of the notebook also has some memorable patterns printed on each page, acting as a border.
Our fifth and final item comes in a Gachapon capsule. With a Hamtaro mini figure inside from the Hugcot Cable Accessories range. With five mini figures available, they can be used to hang onto your cable wires. This is mostly targeted for the purpose of using it on the tip of your phone charging cable, in order to prevent damage and splitting the cord. Now this is done by running the cable through the hands of the little Ham-Ham, but many of my cables were too big to do this. Either way, its still a cute mini figure to have. And that is it now for May’s box, so let’s get down to the pricing.
So here is the price breakdown of the box each month and the savings you can get. Whether you subscribe month to month, or for their 3, 6 or even 12 month options. Depending on what option you choose, 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 May’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. June’s box theme is “Smile Everyday”, which will feature goods from Kirby, Sanrio, Pokémon and Studio Ghibli, with a few of the products included already announced across their social media.
Click on the link below to sign up today and get their newsletter – https://www.sokawaiibox.com/
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. Especially during these unprecedented times, as with the extra few euros spent on shipping, you could get your box within a matter of days instead of weeks just like I did. So that is May’s ‘Cozy At Home’ box done and dusted, I will be back again next month to show you what June’s box has in store!