Our 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 a lot of Halloween and Autumn themes, with plush, stationery, candy and more.
The October theme at SoKawaii is Sweet Kawaii Fantasy and promises 5-8 authentic kawaii goodies featuring Sanrio and Sumikko Gurashi including plush and tableware. Subscribe by the end of October to get one.
Kawaii Box & Japan Candy Box (HK)
November’s Kawaii Box theme is Autumn Magic With Friends with 6-8 cute items featuring Totoro, Sanrio & Mochimaru. The Japan Candy Box will be full of Japanese Conbini Finds for anyone that’s missing Japan. Make sure to subscribe by the end of October if you want one.
TokyoTreat & YumeTwins (JP)
The TokyoTreat family are in Halloween mode with lots of spooky cute treats. The main boxes are TokyoTreat (spooktacular snacks) and YumeTwins (Cinnamoroll, Sailor Moon & cats), plus there’s magical beauty & makeup from nomakenolife and Ibaraki Harvest snacks from Sakuraco. Signups close on the 15th. SCK readers get $5 off your YumeTwins subscription with the code CUTEKAWAII
Japan Crate (JP)
The Japan Crate family has extended their Halloween theme so you have another chance to pick up a box from 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! SCK readers get 15% off any subscription with the code SUPERCUTEKAWAII
Mascot Mix (JP)
Mascot Mix is no longer monthly but still definitely worth keeping an eye on if you enjoy Japanese mascots. The last batch of summer boxes are available to buy and are curated by the official mascot of Nogi Town. Noginon is a bright and cheerful sunflower girl and the snacks all celebrate Tochigi Prefecture.
Rainbowholic Stationery Advent Calendar 2022 (JP)
For a one off box, Japanese stationery fans won’t want to miss out on Rainbowholic’s stationery advent calendar! You get 24 packages to open with a mix of original and Japanese stationery including stickers, washi tapes, stamps and postcards. It sold out immediately last year so don’t delay if you want one. Currently, you need to join their Patreon to get access but the boxes will be available to everyone at the main Rainbowholic Shop soon, if there’s any left!
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. 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.
Marceline is the co-founder and editor of Super Cute Kawaii and the author of The Super Cute Book of Kawaii. She lives by the seaside in Scotland in a flat full of kawaii, creating cute character goods as Asking For Trouble, working on endless craft projects and playing Nintendo.