“Kawaii Under The Christmas Tree”
Hello everyone, I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas! Today we are going to do a recap of what was inside the very last SoKawaii box of 2021! The theme they ran with this month was ‘Kawaii Under The Christmas Tree’. Which certainly lived up to its name for sure. So let’s begin with the usual info on just who exactly SoKawaii is.
For those of you that don’t know – So Kawaii is a company based in Japan, home of practically everything kawaii (the Japanese word for cute). They create monthly subscription boxes, jam packed with 100% licensed products from brands such as Hello Kitty, Pokémon, Sanrio, Studio Ghibli and more. The items range from plushies to Gachapon, little figures, stationary, lifestyle, kitchenware and more. The staff at So Kawaii handpicks 5 to 7 cute & useful items exclusive to Japan, packs them up in a very decorative box and sends it straight to your doorstep each month. You can also check out their Instagram for even more info and insights into what is currently trending in Japanese arcades and stores. As well as sneak peeks into what they could be including in next month’s box. They also listen to what you would like to be included in future boxes, by asking across their social media accounts. So make sure to have your opinions heard over on their social media posts, particularly their Instagram one – https://www.instagram.com/sokawaii/
Our first item straight out of the box is this holiday themed Summikko Gurashi plate. Made from bamboo fiber, making it more sustainable than plastic. This plate is a lovely addition to all your meals and snacks this holiday season, as it features all of the Summikko Gurashi characters in their festive outfits. This is also a SoKawaii exclusive, so you can’t even buy this item in the shops. Aren’t we lucky!
Next up is this pair of Pokémon hair scrunchies, aka go-go’s for all you fellow Irish folks. This item is available in 6 designs, including Pikachu and Jigglypuff. The pack will include two scrunchies of the same Pokémon, with the elastic matching the color of the character you receive. The main design will feature the head of the Pokémon enclosed in plastic with a number of small sparkly stars inside. It’s very cute looking, but I don’t see myself using these very often.
Following that we have a small Keychain Photo holder from Disney. This item is available in seven character designs, a perfect size if you wish to carry a small sentimental picture on your keys. This item looks like it came from a gachapon series, worth just a few euros but will only grow in value when you add a cherished photo to it.
Our next item comes straight from Sanrio, with this My Melody soap case. There is just something about having a bar of soap in the bathroom, that is just more comforting to see than just a bottle of hand wash. This case is pretty well thought out, with the top being in the shape of My Melody’s head and the bottom dish having built in slits that are there to allow the water to run out when you put the soap back. This item is sure to add just another touch of kawaii to your bathroom.
Our second last item is one that was previously announced prior to the boxes being shipped out. In celebration of season 4 after hitting Netflix, we have a Christmas themed Retsuko plush from the hit show – Aggretsuko! This item was available in every single box and was an exclusive plushie for SoKawaii. In which we got a medium sized Retsuko plush, in a Santa inspired outfit. This plush is sure to make a reappearance every year when the festive season returns!
And we are now onto our final item of 2021, with this Rilakkuma ‘Pajama Party’ Home Mat. Yes people you heard that right, I have received yet another mat in a subscription box! I think that now makes four in total, so fingers crossed that’s the end of it for a long time. However this is quite an adorable mat, featuring our trio of San-X characters – Rilakkuma, Korilakkuma and Kiiroitori. With slip mat bobbles on the bottom, so you don’t slip all over the place. This is certainly a great addition to a little girls room, or in my case – right in front of my wardrobe.
And there we have it folks, that was the end of our December box review from SoKawaii. What did you think of this one? Let us know by reaching out to us across our social media accounts. So let’s continue with how you can get your very own SoKawaii box, as well as a small discount for all your first time buyers!
So here is the price breakdown of the box each month and the savings you can get. SoKawaii are back to shipping their boxes via Japan Post, so delivery may take a number of weeks. Whether you subscribe month to month, or for their 3, 6 or even 12 month package options – there are savings to be had.
1 Month – $35.00 (€29.00mo roughly)
3 Months – $33.50 (€28.00mo roughly)
6 Months – $32.00 (€26.50mo roughly)
12 Months – $31.50 (€26.00mo roughly)
Better yet, here is a $3 discount code that you can use on your first box by clicking this link! http://sokawaii.refr.cc/maryhealy
Now if you enjoyed December’s box, then just wait for January’s! It’s theme is “New Kawaii Horizons”, which will feature a number of items from Sumikko Gurashi, Sanrio and Kapibarasan. That box is almost sold out and will be my last SoKawaii box for a while. I may renew my subscription now and then depending on what will be included. Fingers crossed for some Fruits Basket!
In the meantime stay tuned to SoKawaiis’ social media, as they announce their themes, sneak peaks and opinion polls on what fans want to see next in their boxes. They are very active on their Instagram and really listen to what their customers are looking for – so go have your say now! Also make sure and use that special discount code I left you all above!
So for now, I hope you all had a great Holiday season and here is to a fun filled 2022!