We’ve been reviewing the Pusheen Box subscription boxes for a few years now and I thought it would be fun to look back at some of the items I’ve used a lot and take new photos to see how they’re holding up.
My first Pusheen Box was in Winter 2016 and the holiday stamp set is still one of my favourite ever items. I do pull it out occasionally to make gift tags or stamp Pusheen’s face on mail and they all stamp perfectly with a nice wooden box to store them in. The ink pad has dried up after 5 years but I never really used it anyway since it was a boring brown. While it’s great to have a house full of Pusheen knick knacks, I would love to see more crafty items like this in future.
The surprise hit of the Spring 2019 Pusheen Box was the perpetual calendar. I initially only used it as a photo prop but during the first lockdown I started setting the date every day as time had no meaning any more. I’ve kept up the habit ever since and find it really useful to check instead of picking up my phone yet again. Since it’s made of wood, it still looks great and should be in use for many more years.
After a lot of clothing that was too big, I was very happy that the Camp Pusheen t-shirt from the Summer 2020 Pusheen Box was a good fit. I’ve worn it maybe once a week since and you’d never guess. The print has some very faint cracks but is otherwise clear and undamaged and it hasn’t shrunk or developed any holes. It pairs well with the Breathe hat from the Spring 2021 box, which is also still looking good after being stuffed into bags and worn a lot during this surprisingly hot and sunny Scottish summer.
The Spring 2021 Pusheen Box got a glowing review from me and the only item I thought I wouldn’t use was the wall hanging. It has become very useful though as a photo backdrop! The pattern is so cute and quite subtle and the colours rarely clash with whatever I’m photographing. You’ll maybe have spotted in many of our photos here and on Instagram. I’ll definitely be keeping it around for a long time.
And let’s not forget the vinyl figures. After 11 boxes I have quite a collection and they do a great job of making my bookcase much cuter. My flat has huge windows and all that sunlight leeches the colour out of everything but happily that hasn’t been an issue with any of these figures. I couldn’t possibly pick a favourite but the ice cream truck, moon and campfire are near the top.
(Some of the items in this post were provided by Pusheen Box for review but all words, photographs and opinions are my own.)
Marceline is the co-founder and editor of Super Cute Kawaii and author of The Super Cute Book of Kawaii. She also designs cute character goods as Asking For Trouble. Having visited Japan five times, Marceline is enormously inspired by all things Japanese and especially loves bunnies, space and any kind of food object with a happy face.