Sanrio Small Gift Crate – review July 2017

Sanrio Small Gift Crate – review July 2017

Oh Sanrio Crate, you are so cute and adorable.

When I dug into the Summer 2017 Sanrio Small Gift Crate I squealed with delight… a Hello Kitty beach towel!! OMG – I was so excited and it comes with a matching beach towel and flip flops. Agghhhh…. This is the best box yet!!

So you know my thoughts. I loved it. Now let’s look at the goodies.

First look

The goodies

Sanrio Beach Towel

Value – $32 US for a similar Beach Towel in the official Sanrio store

This is my favourite item. I really needed a new beach towel and this one is so cute and vibrant. I love it!

Sanrio Crate says – “Your Sanrio friends love the beach as much as you do, so why not take them along? This full-size, terrycloth beach towel features Hello Kitty, My Melody, Chococat, Keroppi and Tuxedosam enjoying the sand, surf and each other!”

Sanrio Beach Tote

Value – $34 US for a similar tote bag in the official Sanrio store

This bag is super cute! I’ve popped the towel in, so you can see how roomy it is with the towel inside. It does smell a little plasticy though, but I’m sure that will go away with use. I can’t wait to use it when I take my little baby to swimming lessons in the future!

Sanrio Crate says – “Carry your gear to the beach, the pool or anywhere in Sanrio style. This sturdy vinyl tote features Hello Kitty, Keroppi, My Melody, Chococat and Tuxedosam enjoying a leisurely day in the water. Pair with your beach towel and flip flops for the perfect summer trio!”

Keroppi Flip Flops

Value – Guesstimation at $10

Unfortunately I won’t be wearing these straight away as I have to wear my physio approved thongs due to being pregnant. Yes you scoff, but they make such a difference!! But once everything is back to normal I’ll be slipping on these cute flip flops.

Sanrio Crate says – “Complete your supercute Sanrio summer look with Keroppi! These warm-weather must-haves feature out fave frog floating happily in an inner tube and ready to accompany you in summer fun!

There was three cute little trinkets in this month’s box. I like that each month we are getting a key chain, as it is starting to make a sweet little collection.

Sanrio Trinket – Chococat

Value – Guesstimation $2

Sanrio Crate says – “Take a little bit of Sanrio with you wherever you go with this supercute beach ball trinket! (It also goes great with your crate that transforms into a sweet suitcase)!”

Hello Kitty Beach Figure

Value – Guesstimation $10

Sanrio Crate says – “This original collectible captures a perfect snapshot of summer fun – literally! Hello Kitty enjoys the sandy beach inside the translucent figure. It’s a supercute companion to the Hello Kitty figure from Sanrio Small Gift Crate #1 (Hello!)!”

You can check out my review of the Sanrio Small Gift Crate #1 to find out more about this previous Hello Kitty figure.

Keroppi Charm

Value – $7 US for a similar Keroppi Charm key chain in the official Sanrio store

Sanrio Crate says – “Keroppi joins your growing Sanrio Small Gift Crate charm collection! Keroppi’s favourite pastimes include swimming, baseball and playing with boomerangs, which make him the perfect companion for summer fun.”

How much does it cost?

Loot Crate is an US based company that ships internationally. To the UK the Sanrio Small Gift Crate costs £39.

Prices for other countries, including shipping (as of 23 September 2017) are:

  • Australia $66
  • Canada $66
  • New Zealand $71
  • Singapore $71
  • US $37.99 plus shipping and handling

If you want to get $5 off your first box, use my Loot Crate referral link.

Is it worth it?

This has been my favourite Sanrio Gift Crate box yet. Value wise you get more than what you paid for but not quite double the value.

Who should subscribe to this box? Hello Kitty and Sanrio fans. This would make a great gift too!

The theme for the 2017 Christmas Box

The theme for next quarter is Sweet Dreams and it will feature Hello Kitty, My Melody, Chococat, Little Twin Stars, Keroppi and Pochacco.

I’m not too sure when this box ships. It says that orders close on 15 December. So I imagine it’s shipping late December. So I expect to receive the box in early – mid January.

For the theme ‘Sweet Dreams’ I hope to see a cute PJ top, slippers or an eye mask. I also wouldn’t mind a cute Hello Kitty pillow slip. What do you hope will be in the next Sanrio Gift Crate Box?

Sanrio Crate ‘Friendship’ – March 2017 review

Hooray! This week my second Sanrio Crate arrived in the mail. This month’s theme is Friendship and features Hello Kitty, the Little Twins, Patty & Jimmy, Dear Daniel, Mimmy and My Melody.

Sanrio Crate is a quarterly subscription from Loot Crate. The next edition is due out by end of June 2017.

First look

The goodies

Little Twins Infinity Scarf
$24 US for similar scarf in the Sanrio store

Sanrio Crate says ‘Kiki and Lala are twin stars born on Omoiyari Star. The pastel foil print captures the twinkle of the starry skies and the sweetness of Little Twin Stars! You won’t find this one-of-a-kind scarf anywhere but the Sanrio Small Gift Crate!’

This is my favourite item from this month’s box. The scarf is light weight and very sparkley! I’m planning to wear it with jeans, a black tee and pink ballet flats.

Little Twins Stars Stackable Mugs
$34 US for similar mugs in the Sanrio store

Sanrio Crate says ‘A sweet way to share a mug of cocoa with a friend! This ceramic Little Twin Stars mug set features Kiki on the blue mug and Lala on the pink one. The little star on the handle makes a great hook to loop your tea bag string! The mugs are stackable, making them easy to store or bring along on a picnic!’

These are super cute. I usually like bigger mugs as a drink a lot of tea! But I feel like these will be fun to get out when I’m enjoying a cup of tea with a friend 🙂

Hello Kitty & Mimmy Letter Set
$7 US for similar set in Sanrio store

Sanrio Crate says ‘Hello Kitty and Mimmy are not only best friends: they’re twin sisters too! Stay in touch with your best friends or pen pals with this sweet letter set. Use the sticker sheet to personalize your letters, and send them off with these supercute envelopes.’

Hello Kitty stationery is the best! So fun and reminds me I’ve my pen pal days. I may use these or keep these as a gift.

Sanrio Friendship Trinket Mini Sticky Tape Dispenser
$2 US guesstimation

Sanrio Crate says ‘Use this supercute mini-tape dispenser to seal your envelopes or wrap small gifts! Or just keep it collectible and in mint condition!’

Awwww so sweet, it’s an itty bitty sticky tape dispenser. I’ll use this for gift wrapping tiny gifts. My roll of sticky tape is red so it will be good for little Christmas gifts or crafts.

Hello Kitty and Dear Daniel Mamepuchi Plush Set
$8 US each

Sanrio Crate says ‘Two new Mamepuchi plushes just for you! Hello Kitty and her special friend Dear Daniel are featured in this plush set, exclusive to Sanrio Small Gift Crate.’

Oh so soft to touch. These are like the Disney Tsum Tsum collectibles. I’m undecided about what to do with these little guys. I might put them in my car on the dashboard or I might put them in my gift pile.

Patty and Jimmy Enamel Pin Set
$30 US guesstimation?!

Sanrio Crate says ‘These two best friends are going places! This enamel pin set features two 3inch pins of Patty and Jimmy sharing a balloon. Give one to your best friend of complete the heart by wearing them together.’

This pin is gorgeous. I’ve actually not heard of Patty and Jimmy before but the pin is good quality.

My Melody Charm
$7 for a similar key chain on www.sanrio.com

Sanrio Crate says ‘My Melody is the ultimate friend: she’s honest, good-natured and loves to share! This gold and red My Melody pin is reminiscent of her classic look, and can be connected to the Hello Kitty metal keychain from the first Sanrio Small Gift Crate to keep the friends together wherever you go.’

I like how they have included something that matches an item from last quarter’s box. Matching key charms make me happy.

How much does it cost?

Loot Crate is an US based company that ships internationally. Within the US it will cost $34.99 plus shipping.

Prices for other countries, including shipping (as of 16 March 2017) are:

  • Australia $65.76
  • Canada $66.95
  • New Zealand $68.61
  • Singapore $70.56
  • UK £40.99.

If you want to get $5 off your first box, use my Loot Crate referral link.

Is it worth it?

Overall for me this was another good box. I worked out the value to be $120 US dollars. The box promises to deliver at least $75, so I think they hit well past the dollar value for this box 😉

If you are in the US your getting good value for money and super cute Sanrio merch. If you don’t live in the US, your not getting as good a deal on the value for money side of things but you are getting a fun surprise of Sanrio items sent to your house. Which if you love Sanrio gear is worth it!

Who should subscribe to this box? Hello Kitty and Sanrio fans. This would make a great gift too!

The theme for next quarter is Vacation and it will feature Hello Kitty, Keroppi and Tuxedosam.  This box ships towards the end of June. For the March box my box shipped right on 31 March. So I expect to receive the box in early July. I’m wondering if it will have a pair of beach going shoes, as all subscribers have been asked to update their details with their shoe size.

 

Loot Crate – Sanrio Box December 2016 review

When I saw that Loot Crate had a Sanrio Box I just couldn’t resist. I know I’m a bit old for it but I love Hello Kitty and all her friends. If you want to get $5 off your first Sanrio Box use this link.

This box is quarterly. I received this box in December and the next box is due at the end of March (which is soon!).

First look

Sanrio Crate - December 2016

The products

Hello Sanrio Pocket Tee

Hello Sanrio Pocket Tee
$20 – $40 for a similar shirt on www.sanrio.com

Sanrio says ‘Ever wish you could carry some characters around in your pocket? Wish granted! Featuring Hello Kitty, Badtz-Maru, Pompompurin, My Melody, Keroppi, Chococat and Pochacco, this kawaii tee lets you take your Sanrio friends with you wherever you go!’.

This is my favourite item from the box. I put it on that day! It’s comfy and cute. I put down my size as a small. The shirt is quite long, I’m not sure if that is the style or if I should have gone a size down.

Hello Kitty Sparkle Figure

Hello Kitty Sparkle Figure
$10

Sanrio says ‘It’s no secret that we love Hello Kitty, but guess what – we also love glitter! This supercute figure combines our two favourite things into one awesome collectible.’

This item was the sneak peek item and I wasn’t too sold on it at the time but in real life I love it. The photos just don’t do it justice!

Hello Kitty Stationery Dec 2016

Hello Sanrio Notebook, scented erasers and pen
$8 for similar pen on www.sanrio.com
$10 for erasers, there is a similar set of two erasers on www.sanrio.com
$11 for similar notebook on www.sanrio.com

Sanrio says ‘Take notes the supercute Sanrio way with this notebook, pen and eraser set! The notebook includes a sticker sheet to add sweetness to your pages. The black ink pen features three character charms: Hello Kitty, Keroppi and Chocoat. The collectible jar holds nine strawberry scented mini-erasers. Yummy!’

I’m going to save the notebook and erasers as a gift but the pen has made its way to my desk.

Hello Sanrio Pouch - Dec 2016

Hello Sanrio Pouch
$13 for a similar pouch on www.sanrio.com

Sanrio says ‘Carry your school supplies, cosmetics, or other tiny treasures in this perfect pouch featuring an allover Hello Sanrio print! The detachable charm and golden Hello Kitty bow are fabulous finishing touches.’

This is a nice quality pouch. I’m undecided yet whether I’ll use it or add it to my gift pile.

Hello Kitty Bag Charm - Dec 2016

Hello Kitty Bag Charm
$7 for a similar key chain on www.sanrio.com

Sanrio says, ‘This charming bag charm features Hello Kitty in a classic pose. Holding her signature red bow, she also hold our heart! Attach her to your favourite item for instant happiness!’

A simple way to add a bit of Hello Kitty sweetness into your day.

How much does it cost?

Loot Crate is an US based company that ships internationally. Within the US it will cost $34.99 plus shipping.

Prices for other countries, including shipping (as of 26 March 2017) are:

  • Australia $65.76
  • Canada $66.95
  • New Zealand $68.61
  • Singapore $70.56
  • UK £40.99.

If you want to get $5 off your first box, use my Loot Crate referral link.

Is it worth it?

Overall for me this was a fun box. I’m looking forward to the next box. I wonder if you get a shirt each time, because I love Sanrio shirts and a new one each box would seal the deal for me. I worked out the value to be $79 – $99 US dollars, the Sanrio store pricing is in US Dollars 😉

If you are in the US your getting good value for money and super cute Sanrio merch. If you don’t live in the US, your not getting as good a deal on the value for money side of things but you are getting a fun surprise of Sanrio items sent to your house. Which if you love Sanrio gear is worth it!

This box ships quarterly and I expect the next box to be rocking up at my house in the next two weeks. Hooray!

Who should subscribe to this box? Hello Kitty and Sanrio fans. This would make a great gift too!

*Sock* Flow review

Sockflow is a Norwegian based sock subscription that ships funky Japanese socks world wide.

I love cute socks, why wear boring ones is my mantra!

The patterns are great, and they do men’s, women’s and children’s sock subscriptions.

Sockflow
kindly sent me a women’s subscription sample.

 

The socks

I received two socks.

How much does it cost?

Sockflow has eight different levels of subscriptions to cover off men’s, women’s and children’s socks.

Two women’s socks cost $20 US a month and includes free shipping world wide.

Was it worth it?

I thought these socks were super fun and good quality. I don’t wear a lot of socks, so for me this would be an occasional subscription. But if you wore socks everyday and like fun socks, you should check out this subscription.

Who should buy it?

Sock lovers! It would also make a great gift for the corporate guy who likes to add a pop of sneaky fun into their everyday work wear.