We’ll be sharing a monthly roundup of subscription boxes so you can see what themes are available at all our favourite boxes, along with some one off and less well-known boxes. This time there’s lots of spooky fun for Halloween! If you don’t mind spoilers, most sites share a look at the contents. If you do, read our past reviews to get an idea of what might be inside.
Japan Crate (JP)
Japan Crate have gone all-in on Halloween with spooky themes across their whole family of boxes. That’s Japan Crate (candy & snacks), Doki Doki (kawaii), Inku (stationery), Gacha Gacha (capsule toys) and Umai (noodles). All boxes include multiple themed and seasonal items plus a surprise trick or treat! Subscribe by the end of September to get your box. SCK readers get 15% off any subscription with the code SUPERCUTEKAWAII
Pusheen Box (US)
The next Pusheen Box will have a Vampurr theme with lots of terrifyingly cute treats for Halloween. Everything in these boxes is exclusive and usually includes a mix of useful lifestyle items plus a vinyl figure. The Fall boxes are always extremely popular and the Cat Kit has sold out already so pre-order your Pusheen Box now if you don’t want to regret it.
We haven’t featured SoKawaii before – it’s a kawaii box based in Japan that promises 5~8 fully licensed character items. The October theme is Kawaii Nightmares and will include Sanrio characters, Cardcaptor Sakura, Sumikkogurashi and Studio Ghibli. Subscribe by the end of September to get one.
Kawaii Box & Japan Candy Box (HK)
October’s Kawaii Box theme is Too Cute To Spook! with Studio Ghibli, Kuromi & Disney, while the Japan Candy Box is a Halloween Snack Fest with lots of big name snack brands. Make sure to subscribe by the end of September if you want one.
TokyoTreat & YumeTwins (JP)
The TokyoTreat family haven’t announced their October theme yet but instead have extended the September boxes for a little longer. If you thought you missed out on the Moon Festival theme, you still have time! The main boxes are TokyoTreat (candy & snacks) and YumeTwins (Rilakkuma, BT21, & Kirby), plus there’s beauty & makeup from nomakenolife and local and seasonal snacks from Sakuraco. SCK readers get $5 off your YumeTwins subscription with the code CUTEKAWAII
Make Happy Club (UK)
If you’re not into Halloween, take a break with a new crafty project. This month’s Make Happy Club Box includes everything you need to stitch “a beautiful floral embroidery design inspired by the idea of writing a letter to our younger self”, plus a donation to Switchboard LGBTQ+ Foundation. Sign up by the 20th of September.
Creative Kawaii (UK)
For a one off box with no subscription to deal with try the Creative Kawaii Craft Box. The Autumn/Fall 2022 box is up for pre-order with three cute surprise craft projects with an autumn theme. Everything you need is included and there’s always a mix of things to try so you’re sure to learn something. The boxes ship in early October and then the contents will be revealed but the price goes up!
How do subscription boxes work?
Subscription boxes are sent out regularly (usually once a month or every quarter) with themed contents. Paying for a block of boxes in advance is the best value, but most have a month-to-month option too so you can cancel after one box, or whenever you like. The featured boxes all ship to most countries worldwide (from the location shown) but shipping may be expensive in some regions or incur customs fees. Many boxes have exclusive or limited edition items and often the box contents are not available once the box sells out, but some have shops where you can buy individual items from past boxes.
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. She lives by the seaside in Scotland in a house full of kawaii and especially loves bunnies, space and food with faces.