Hello again! We are now in the middle of the Summer season and SoKawaii has themed this months’ box all around it with plenty of items perfect for those trips to the beach. Our theme this month is ‘Under The Sun’, which carries a number of licensed products from Sanrio, Kirby and San-x. 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 subscription boxes, jam packed with 100% licensed products from brands such as 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 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. https://www.instagram.com/sokawaii/
Our first and largest item this month is this Hawaiian inspired Pompompurin Summer Edition plush. Made of super soft material and appears well stuffed, it features a pair of rosey cheeks that seem to give the impression that this character has been spending some time out in the Summer Sun. Topped with his iconic brown beret, he also sports a pair of red heart-shaped sunglasses and a tropical flower garland, known as a lei – that is often given to travelers that visit certain Hawaiian resorts. This Golden Retriever mascot from Sanrio certainly looks the part of a well rested, happy traveller! This plush design is also guaranteed in every July box!
Next up we have a My Melody reusable spiral straw from Sanrio. This item is available in just one design, and is once again guaranteed in every July box. Perfect to have in your drinks at any time of day, to add that extra bit of fun to whatever you may be consuming. It’s design however isn’t very practical when it comes to cleaning it, as I don’t see how a straw cleaner will be long enough to reach all the curves and dips in this design. Perhaps if it included a specific straw cleaner for this item, I would be better impressed. It’s practicality has just been halved for me though, in regards to cleaning it.
Our third item is this adorable Solar Powered Kirby Figurine, from the Swing Solar Collection. This item was available in two designs, both of which you can see in the picture above. The one I received is the ‘Warpstar Kirby’, which I was the most excited for given how my partner reacted to it. (He’s a massive Kirby fan!) Place this figure in direct sunlight and watch Kirby swing back-and-forth until sundown! An adorable item to have and with just a bit of double sided tape, can sit on your dashboard as you drive. Or it can distract you completely as you work from home.
Our fourth item is a handy kitchen accessory, in the form of this pair of Gudetama bag clips. Although a similar product to the ones we received last September, this new design is more elaborate than the last. Upon using it, it will ultimately look like you clipped a fried egg onto a bag of pasta for example. With a larger design and fairly strong clip, it is also simpler to open than the one supplied last year. I still use my original bag clips from last year, but will be adding these new ones into rotation shortly for my larger packaged items. It’s an item I never knew I needed until I got it. Not too sure I can use these ones in the freezer though, so watch out for that.
We are now onto our second last item, with this cute Rilakkuma tumbler. Perfect for little kids, as these 320ml plastic drink tumblers come with both a lid and straw. As well as being decorated in cute Rilakkuma designs. These are adorable, fully licensed San-X products. Although there are three designs available, you only receive one cup in every box this July. Now for me, I have no use for these cups and frankly I have gotten quite a collection of them since I started this subscription. Personally I prefer pint sized glasses, they hold more liquid and they reduce the amount of times I have to get up for another drink. For right now, these small cups are being used for display purposes only.
We are now onto our sixth and final product in this months’ box, with a pair of Sanrio flip-flops. Available in two designs, featuring characters from either Rilakkuma or Sumikko Gurashi. I received the Rilakkuma pair pictured above, which is done in a kind of comic panel artstyle. These flip-flops are ideal to throw in any beach bag and are perfect for on the go. Now these shoes may only fit a select amount of people, as Japanese shoe sizes tend to favor the small in comparison to Western footwear. Now I’m a small shoe size myself and can say that these would fit perhaps a woman’s size 4 to 5 easily. And there we have it for this July’s box, so let’s get down to how you can order yours!
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 July’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. August’s box theme is “Mystical Forest Camp”, which will feature goods from Animal Crossing, Pokémon and My Neighbour Totoro, with a few of the products included already announced across their social media.