I’m likely not the ideal customer for Japan Crate’s newest subscription box, Doki Doki, but it didn’t skimp on charm.
Doki Doki Crate is a monthly supply of everything Kawaii (Japanese for “cute”). Inside you’ll find 8-10 items ranging from adorable plushies & squishies to collectible keychains, figures, apparel, miniatures, cooking utensils and more.
“Doki Doki” refers to the sound of an excited heartbeat, which if I were a bigger fan of Kawaii culture, there’s no doubt that this is among the best subscription boxes I’ve seen.
In this particular bix, there were some really charming items.
- Panda Sleep Mask
- Hello Kitty Blind Box: Contains one of five figurines to celebrate the icon’s 40th anniversary.
- Totoro Desk Calendar: From Miyazaki’s amazing anime.
- Totoro Zipper Pouch: Perfect for pens, computer cables, or assorted trinkets.
- Charizad Pikachu necklace: For the Pokemon fan in everyone.
- Alpacasso Coin Purse
- Nya-Kuma: Ridiculously adorable stuffed cat wearing pajamas.
- Chibi Totoro: a tiny stuffed Totoro, that you can carry with you all of the time.
- Henshin Awa Jelly DIY Kit: Make a delicious jello desert just by adding water.
This is definitely a crate for a particular taste, but at $30 a box (and free priority shipping), it’s actually pretty reasonable considering the contents within. The selection is pretty neat, the quality is top notch and truly is a must have for “Kawaiians”.