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 we’re getting into winter themes with plush, stationery, candy and more. Keep an eye out for Black Friday offers later this month if you can’t usually afford a box.
Pusheen Box (US)
The Winter 2022 Pusheen Box & Cat Kit are available to preorder now, shipping in December. Both have a Gaming theme that promises to be NEXT LEVEL! Everything is exclusive and usually includes useful lifestyle items, apparel and vinyl figure.
TokyoTreat & YumeTwins (JP)
The TokyoTreat family are also in gaming mode! TokyoTreat (candy & snacks) has an Akiba Adventure theme with mystery flavour Fanta, while YumeTwins (kawaii) has gone for Game Land Adventure featuring Pokemon, Animal Crossing, Kirby and more. There’s also cat-themed beauty & makeup from nomakenolife and Autumn themed snacks from Sakuraco. Signups close on the 15th and there’s some early Black Friday offers ending today! SCK readers get $5 off a YumeTwins subscription with the code CUTEKAWAII
Bokksu is another snack box that includes seasonal and small batch traditional treats from Japan. Their November box is themed around Autumn Kouyou with flavours like yuzu, mikan, sweet potato and spicy stew. You can also buy past boxes and gift boxes individually in the Bokksu Shop including a vegetarian box.
Japan Crate & Doki Doki Crate (JP)
The Japan Crate family have a mix of themes this month. Japan Crate (candy & snacks) has a special collaboration with Persona 5 Royal, while Doki Doki (kawaii) has a Japanese restaurant theme with Totoro & Rilakkuma. There’s also Inku (stationery), Gacha Gacha (capsule toys) and Umai (noodles). SCK readers get 15% off any subscription with the code SUPERCUTEKAWAII
Kawaii Box & Japan Candy Box (HK)
December’s Kawaii Box theme is Twinkling Christmas Wish with 6-8 cute items featuring Sanrio, Sumikko Gurashi, Pokemon, Disney & Snoopy. The Japan Candy Box theme is Santa’s Snack Haul with Pocky, KitKats and more. Signups close at the end of November if you want one.
CultureFly have a full range of pop culture and fandom boxes with everything from Star Wars and DC Comics to Animal Crossing and Build-A-Bear or even Friends and The Office. Some are subscriptions and others are one off boxes so you can choose whatever suits you.
Creative Kawaii (UK)
Creative Kawaii Craft Box is a series of one off seasonal boxes with 3 original cute craft projects and everything you need to make them. The Winter Box is up for pre-order now at a lower price while everything is still a secret. The Autumn box is still available too and you can see the contents before you buy,
Other subscription boxes to check out
- SoKawaii (JP) – 5-8 authentic kawaii goodies every month (next theme not announced yet).
- Make Happy Club Box (UK) – an original embroidery or cross stitch kit every month.
- Mascot Mix (JP) – occasional boxes of regional snacks curated by Japanese mascots
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.