Category: Cute Boxes

October 2017

Happy Halloween!

This month two of our items were so big we needed to get bigger boxes. Woah! We hope you enjoyed our Halloween box and  the Yo-Kai Watch items.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.) Yo-Kai Watch Figures – These fun characters are from the popular Anime Yo-kai watch! Yokai are “strange and supernatural” creatures from Japanese Folklore. They seemed just perfect for Halloween. These figures each come with stickers for different expressions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.) “Halloween Party” Japanese Toilet Paper – A little kooky, but still cute! This Trick or Treat toilet paper from Japan will give your bathroom a little touch of fun Halloween cuteness.

3.) Yo-kai Watch Mini-Plush – These little plush double as a cellphone/tablet screen cleaner, just use their flat bottom to get smudges off your screen. Which strange supernatural Yo-kai Watch character did you get?

4.) Creepy Cute Pastel Goth Necklace – Featuring various colored moons with chunky star glitter, and pastel glitter bats. These will give you a touch of Halloween or just Pastel Goth/Creepy Cute style even if it’s not Halloween. These are from the Etsy Shop Magicalish.

5.) Kiki’s Delivery Service Gigi Toothbrush – Don’t forget to brush your teeth after eating all those sweet treats this Halloween! Gigi – the black cat owned by Kiki (the witch from the anime Kiki’s Delivery Service) will help you keep your teeth nice and clean.

Just for fun – These Halloween nail art decals are just for a fun little touch to celebrate the holiday. They’re not intended to count as a 6th item, we just thought they were fun and cute. These decals need cut out carefully, put in water so the decal separates from the paper backing, and then added on top of your nail. A clear top-coat will keep them on your nails for a little touch of Halloween fun for your hands.

September 2017

In September’s CuteBox we had Sailor Moon items for the very first time! We also had Hoppe-chan for the first time as well.

We were excited to locate items for these characters and provide them this month. Sailor Moon is one of my favorite anime that I used to watch before school as a child. Hoppe-chan is just adorable and their cute jeweled cheeks are precious. Here were our items for September 2017.

1.) Sailor Moon Necklace – These necklaces had a variety of designs and different colors for each design too. They came with some Japanese pellet candy flavored like Ramune.

2.) Sailor Moon Moon Kingdom Mirror – These Gashapon Sailor Moon mirrors from came in six different designs. Each has a little jewel and represent some part of Sailor Moon’s original Moon Kingdom.

3.) Hoppe-Chan Card Case – Hold your bus pass, word badge, student ID or whatever else you’d like to hold on to that would fit. Featuring Hoppe-chan (also known as Cheeks Chan) a popular character from Sun Hoseki in Japan.

4.) Sumikko Gurashi page markers – Need to remember your spot in that text book? Use these adorable Sumikko Gurashi place markers.

5.) Rilakkuma Stickers – Sweet designed kiss cut stickers featuring Rilakkuma and Korilakkuma.

6.) mi mu ru Blossom – The adorable mi mu ru mushrooms paid our box a visit from Canada! This month we got Blossom, and her adorable little flowers give us a nostalgic feeling of summer.

7.) Gudetama Yo-yo – This fun plastic Gudetama Yo-yo is great for practicing some awesome tricks. Or just learning how to use a Yo-yo in the first place.

8.) Milk Look Correction Tape – Four flavors of milk were represented in this correction tape. Chocolate, Strawberry, Banana and White milk. Who says fixing those mistakes need to not be cute? Make everything cute!

9.) Kitty Pen – A gel pen with a cute kitty on the cap. We wont be doing pens much anymore based on feedback, so our love of cats seemed like a good way to end things off.

10.) Soft Sucker DIY candy – This DIY candy is simple enough that my 4 year old can use it. Granted it’s a little messy when she does, but it’s still fun and tastes good. My favorite part is that the yellow is lemon and not banana flavored. There are two different little shapes in each soft sucker mold, and various animals.

August 2017

Summer is ending, but we can still have some fun as school starts out and the weather gets colder… Right?

Here are our 10 items from August 2017!

We don’t do Tsum Tsum often, but we liked these items and thought they’d be enjoyable. The bag is big enough to carry lunch in, or PE clothes/shoes. What do you use your Tsum Tsum bag for?

1.) Tsum Tsum bag – Carry some goodies to/from school/work with this adorable Tsum Tsum bag from Japan. This adorable take on Disney characters is just too cute to pass up.

2.) Tsum Tsum cup – This cup makes a perfect bathroom cup for when you’re brushing your teeth, or a great cup to have milk in to dip cookies. What will you use it for? Please remember it is best hand washed only.

3.) Sumikko Gurashi Playset vol.3 – More Sumikko Gurashi characters and connectable rooms?! Yes please! These adorable rooms connect together and will even connect to the room you got from Vol2. Did you get new characters this time?

4.) Cookie Flashlight Keyring – Hook this to your keys and never had to try and juggle all your items, your phone and your keys again. Or have it on your package to have some extra light to dig in for that pencil you can’t find. 😉

5.) Nebaaru-Kun Squish – If you squish this adorable natto mascot, a little soy bean will pop out! So cute and great to squish to release some stress while staring down that mountain of homework.

6.) Cookie Stacking Game – Stack cookies against a friend and see who wins. Includes little tongs and cookies to play with. How high can you stack them before they tumble?

7.) Animal Face Notebook – Keep some notes, or doodle during lectures in this cute little notebook. Perfect for writing down your email address or number for a friend, or passing notes if you’re a little more old school.

8.) Pretty Cure Strawberry Milkshake – This is literally a simple DIY that involves milk (up to the little heart on the cup), an ice cube, and the little packet included in the DIY. You put on the lid, shake everything up, and tada! Milkshake! Keeping the little cups in this DIY kit is one of the best parts for us!

9.) My Melody Socks – I .. forgot to get these in the picture! Oops! An adorable pair of My Melody socks meant to fits adults was included this month too!

10.) mi mu ru – sweetcheeks – mi mu ru (always written in lowercase, and pronounced “my moo roo”) are adorable little mushroom collectibles from Canada! They’re super cute and made their debut in The CuteBox this month!

July 2017 CuteBox

Our July 2017 box had 10 items and we celebrated our owners first convention in 14 years. Do you like to cosplay? Dressing up isn’t only for Halloween. It can be lots of fun no matter what time of year it is. Conventions let fans of all sorts of things meet up and enjoy a weekend (or many days even) together in their shared fandom’s.

Here are our items this month..1.) Kitty Ears – Cosplay a cute Neko-jin with these adorable kitty ears. They came in black, white, pink, and grey! Which color did you get? They all have a little bow and bell on each ear.

2.) Pink Bow Choker – By Toxic Moon – Add to your Neko-jin (cat person) cosplay with this adorable handmade choker made just for The CuteBox! Or of course you can always wear the choker whenever you want. One of your subscribers says she’s wears it all the time now!

3.) Cute Puffy Stickers – Stickers are so much fun, and they’re even better when they’re cute and 3D like the adorable puffy stickers we had this month. Did you decorate something special to give it some cuteness?

4.) Takoyaki and Odango DIY Candy Kit – This kit allows you to make candy that is shaped like some traditional Japanese treats! You’ll make Takoyaki (the fish shaped one), Odango (the dumplings on a stick), Mochi (the one with the gel center) and a fuzzy blue drink!

 

5.) Harajuku Style Diamond Pin – Decorate your bag or purse and get some Harajuku inspired style with this adorable little pin. Of course, it’s cute on it’s own even without street fashion being a deciding factor.

6.) Pre-Cure Deco Tape – Deco-tape and washi tape can help take your planner or notes to the next level! This is special Pretty Cure (pre-cure) tape that came with a small piece of candy.

7.) Banana Mini-plush – Hang some cuteness in your car, on your purse, or save them for your Christmas tree! Whatever you want to do, little charms are great for bringing some cuteness without taking up too much space.

8.) Hello Kitty and Friends Playing Cards – These adorable playing cards are from Japan, and are slightly smaller than standard deck of playing cards here in the USA. Still these official Sanrio cards are too cute and fun to play with. What have you played with the cards?

9.) Animal pen with tiny ruler – Okay, so maybe the little ruler doesn’t help with much unless your measuring small things, but that actually makes it perfect for some math assignments where you’re trying to make perfect lines on those little graphs. The little animal clip and the smooth gel make it a good pen to keep around.

10.) Rika (Licca) Origami Paper – Licca-chan (Rika-chan) is a Japanese character that is as popular there as Barbie is here in the states. She has a back story and lots of products and is very cute. Did you make any fun origami this month? Tag us on social media with #thecutebox as we’d love to see your creations!

June 2017

June’s CuteBox featured fun kitty items, fun food inspired items, and super cute Pokemon water toys!

♥ Our DIY candy this month was Kracie Poppin Cookin’s Fun Time Ramen!

Where you made yummy gyoza (dumplings), egg and naruto (the spiral piece that goes in the ramen) and fun ramen candy! Everything is candy flavored, even if they look like they could be normal food flavored.

♥ From there we had a cute fruit shaped erasers on a stick, they look like fun fruit lolly pops, but please don’t eat them.

♥ Pocky is a classic Japanese treat that there are so many fun varieties of. We had a fun decorative Pocky style pen this month!

♥ A cute phone/3DS/backpack strap was shaped like a sweet little dessert this month.

♥ Our second candy came in a small bottle that looks like the classic Ramune bottle! The candy inside is meant to taste like original flavored Ramune.

♥ Kitty magnetic bookmarks can help you keep place in all your summer reading books. Well, two of them anyway..

♥ Most of the face pouches we sent out were kitties, but some people got dog ones. Which did you get?

♥ Kitty House-it, these kitty post-it notes come with a little box you put together and sit them in. As kitties say “if I fits, I sits!”

♥ Be stylish with a Harajuki style zipper bracelet. What is your favorite J-fashion style?

♥ Paperdoll Mate stickers from Korea showed us how adorable forest animals can be.

♥ Last bot not least is the fun Pokemon squirt toy! There were 4 Pokemon available, and each toy came with a small piece of cider flavored gum.

 

We hope you enjoyed June’s CuteBox as much as we did! We look forward to sending you all July’s box! ♥

May 2017

May’s CuteBox came with 10 super cute items. The box was super full of cuteness and treats! You can see a video of how to do the DIY kit at the bottom of the post.The CuteBox May 2017

We were excited to be able to bring another super cute Sumikko Gurashi item to the box this month. Let’s look at everything that came in The CuteBox for May 2017…
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1.) Uchiwa Pen – This pen has a dual purpose, it’s shaped like a Japanese style fan called an Uchiwa! You can write with some cuteness, and also use it to keep you cool as the weather starts to get warmer. Whew! We’re up here in Northern Idaho but it’s already starting to get hot!

2.) USAGIRIBON Headband – Usagi is the Japanese word for Rabbit/Bunny, and the little bow situated on top of this headband is supposed to mimic bunny ears!The CuteBox - May 2017

3.) Iwako Eraser – Iwako erasers are able to be pulled into small pieces, but are fun to collect and great to use! These erasers use high quality Japanese rubber and work super well. I mostly just collect them though.

4.) Nebaaru-Kun Mascot – Nebaaru-kun is the unofficial mascot of the Japanese food natto. A fermented soybean dish that some love, but some hate. Have you ever tried it? Nebaaru-kun says “Neba Neba!”

5.) Hello Kitty Matcha & Gudetama White Chocolate Candies – These little candies are cutely designed to look like Hello Kitty (Matcha/Green Tea flavor) or Gudetama (white chocolate), do you have a favorite?

6.) Rilakkuma Stickers – There are 50 total stickers in this line, and each pack comes with 5 stickers. What stickers did you get?
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♥ Kumamon!

7.) Tirol and Momon Stationery Set – Paper, envelopes and stickers! Take your letter writing to the next letter with this adorable letter set.

8.) Kumamon Wash Cloth – Wash yourself with cuteness with Kumamon – the mascot of the Kumamoto Prefecture of Japan. He was created in 2010 to draw tourists to the area. I love his happy face and red cheeks!The CuteBox - May 2017

9.) Sumikko Gurashi Playset – There are 6 different rooms and figures available in this Sumikko Gurashi line, and they all connect to make an adorable house for the mascots to live. Each CuteBox contained one 1 of 6 possible rooms and figures. Which adorable Sumikko Gurashi character did you get?

10.) Parfait Neru Neru Nerune – This DIY kit is Neru Neru Nerune takin go the next level. Instead of fruit candy or sprinkles, you get a coated crispy topping, chocolate sauce and little wafers to enjoy this treat with. The kit only needs you to use a little bit of water and you’re ready to go!

If the instructions on the back of the package aren’t easy to follow for you, you can check out this video to help you through the process of creating a yummy treat!

Thank you so much for being part of the CuteBox family! We hope you enjoyed May’s box. ♥

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April 2017

Happy April! 

Spring has sprung and this months box was full of animal cuteness! One of my favorite parts of spring is watching the local wild animals come out of hiding. My favorites are rabbits and turkeys!

We had 12 items this month. Let’s see what they were!

  • Owl Plush (With Bunny Ears)  – Four colors were available of these adorable spring owl plush! Green, blue, purple and pink. Which did you get?

  • Dodotto Tsubupyon DIY Candy –  This is a fun little DIY candy with foamy candy, jelly dots made with the adorable squid/octopus dropper, and sprinkles! Boxes came with either Cider (blue) or Grape (pinkish) flavor.
  • Gudetama Sticker with Gum –  Mainly these came for the sake of the Gudetama sticker. He’s so cute, and many mornings we relate to his lazy ways. Did you like the included gum? Japanese gum tends to be different in texture than Western gum that we’ve tried.
  • Chocolate Umaibo – These corn puffed snacks come in all sorts of interesting flavors, including Teriyaki and Hamburger. But we didn’t want to weird anyone out too much, so we sent the simple chocolate coated version!

  • Bear Notebook – An adorable Bear themed notebook to fit in your purse, pocket or backpack. Great for jotting down notes, or doodling in when you’re bored.
  • Plush Bunny Pin – What will you attach this adorable bunny pin to? Your backpack? Purse? Jacket? Or maybe you have a special little place just for adorable pins?
  • Cat Pencil Sharperner – These sharpers came in a variety of colors and each has two holes for sharpening various sizes of pencils.
  • Colored Pencil Lip Balm – The cold winter weather can cause skin problems and dry lips, as you work into springing anew with the plants and animals, take care of yourself too with this fun lip balm. ♥
  • Animal Face Sticky Notes – These adorable pads have colored sticky notes inside.
  • Animal Ruler – Rulers seem to like to disappear from me, and often when ordering things from overseas it’s really nice to have a simple little ruler that uses centimeters solely!
  • Rilakkuma Pen – The most relaxed bear ever. Whew! We love Rilakkuma.
  • Spring Envelopes – Notes are so much more fun to get in pretty envelopes don’t you think? Do you have any penpals? I like to make penpals with people in different countries as it helps me learn about the world in a more personal way.

Thank you so much for all your patience while we experienced shipping delays with Customs in California again as well as a package going missing. We will continue to work hard to not let lateness happen, but unfortunately some things our out of our control. We’ll do everything we can to try and anticipate things like this better in the future.

 

March 2017

Thank you all so much for your patience and I apologize again for the 2 day delay in getting March’s CuteBox shipped. We’re working hard to make sure this never ever happens again. We’ve done the box for 15 months now, and this is a first for us.

This month we had 12 super kawaii items! Including our start of monthly DIY candy in the box. :3

  • Maruta Nericcho Soft Strawberry Ice Cream
  • Maruta Nericcho Soft Cider Ice Cream

These two little DIY candy kits are fun and easy! Just add 10cc of water to the included plastic container, add in the candy package (please set the cones aside) and mix them together! You’ll get a fun Cider/Soda or Strawberry foam that you then put into the cones and enjoy! They’re a silly tangy little foam and a great intro to DIY candy.

  • Nyanpire Character Mini Plush – These cute little characters from the comic/show Nyanpire are a little bit adorable, and a little bit spooky. Maybe? What do you think of these cuties?
  • Goma-chan Gachapon Egg – From the anime Shonen Ashibe GO! GO! Goma-chan comes these adorable plastic egg gachapon that include a little Goma-chan (that’s the cute little white seal) strap!
  • Shiny Pikanyan – These little squishy kitties will flash lights when you press the button in the back of their head. If flashing lights aren’t your thing, that’s okay, they’re cute just on their own sitting on a shelf with your other adorable figures. These little kitties float in water too!

  • Hello Kitty Coloring Set –  A mini dessert themed Hello Kitty coloring book with a 5 piece color pencil set.
  • Sumikko Gurashi Card with Stickers – Sumikko Gurashi came again to The CuteBox! These adorable shy “things in the corner” have brought you a little card, a sheet of stickers, and a piece of gum!
  • Kawaii Fashion Bracelet – An Adorable beaded bracelet from Japan. Assorted ones were sent, which did you get?
  • Fruit Erasers – Presented in an adorable package that looks like a jam jar, various fruits were sent! Pictured above are blueberries!
  • Disney Tsum Tsum Mirror – Our first ever Tsum Tsum item! This adorable little mirror will make a kawaii addition to your purse or backpack.
  • Sumikko Gurashi Finger Puppet Figure with Display Box – Now you have your own little Sumikko Gurashi figure to sit on your shelf! Follow the instructions to fold the little included box and let your sweet corner thing kawaii-ify your shelf.
  • Gudetama magenet – Sanrio’s lazy egg is back again in an adorable little magnet to add some kawaii to your kitchen.

 

Thank you so much for being a part of The CuteBox family!

February 2017’s box

Can you believe February is almost over? This year is just flying by so far!

This month the box included 10 kawaii items from Japan.

1.) DIY Bead Kit – Make an adorable bracelet with this kawaii bead kit. Apples, Stars, or Hearts are the big bead options that came with the kits. Which one did you get?

2.) Pokemon Soft Magnets – Kawaiiness for your fridge! These Pokemon Sun & Moon soft magnets can lock together or just be alone. Which Pokemon did you catch? Do you have a favorite Pokemon?

3.) Sumikko Gurashi Card Holder – Sumikko Gurashi are “things in the corner” made to represent how shy the Japanese people are. These adorable Sanrio characters each have their own personality and reason for hiding in the corner. These adorable card holders are great for library passes, school/work ID’s, bus passes, etc. What will you use yours on? Each box also includes a small piece of gum. 

4.) Doraemon Round Pouchette – This adorable little pouchette features Doraemon and his younger sister Dorami!  Doraemon is a classic manga and anime series dating back to 1969! The first anime aired in 1973.

5.) Kumamon Notebook w/ Pencil – Kumamon is the mascot of the Kumamoto Prefecture of Japan. He was created in 2010 to draw tourists to the region and became nationally popular! Kumamon also made a small cameo in the Yo-Kai Watch 2 video game and Yo-Kai Watch: The Movie!

6.) Hello Kitty Year of the Rooster Mechanical Pencil (0.5) –  2017 is the Chinese Zodiac year of the Rooster! So Hello Kitty is celebrating with a golden Rooster. We love the adorable pin color, plus the festive outfit Hello Kitty is wearing.

7.) Sumikko Gurashi Stickers – Each pack of these adorable shy corner friends stickers came with 5 different stickers. There were a total of 50 different designs that you could have gotten. :3 Which kawaii Sumikko Gurashi stickers did you end up with? Which is your favorite?

8.) Sanrio Character Whistle/Flute with Ramune Candy – These adorable Sanrio Character flues feature either Hello Kitty (pink), Shinkansen (blue) or  Sugarbunnies (purple) When you take them apart, there is a small packet of Ramune flavord pellet candy inside!
Shinkansen – is a team of energetic trains meant to look like a Japanese bullet train. They came out in the 1990’s.

9.) Kawaii Hair Bands – These adorable hair band sets came in kawaii shapes with a bit of sparkle! Take your twin-tails or braids to the next level. ♥

10.) Nail Art Stickers – These easy to use nail art stickers will add some fun to your nails! You apply them similar to how you do a temporary tattoo, and then seal with some clear nail polish.

 

Thank you so much for your continued love and support with The CuteBox! Just remember, March’s box will feature a DIY candy, as we’ll now be doing one every month! :3 Hello Kitty and Sumikko Gurashi will be making an appearing in next months box too. We’ll see you there!

January 2017’s Box

Our 13th box! We hit the one year mark and that’s awesome! We will continue to work towards making The CuteBox awesome!

One of our subscribers early on requested Moomin items. We had a Moomin item before, but kept the request in mind for future boxes. Hello Kitty is also highly requested. So she’ll make an appearance again next month!

Moomin’s got super popular in Japan in the 1990’s. The cartoon and plush are based on a Finnish comic!

1.) Moomin Hand Towel – A variety of cute Moomin designed hand towels bring some nostalgic cuteness this month.

2.) Moomin Die Cut Notebook –  Little notebooks sure beat writing on whatever piece of scrap paper you can find in your purse/pocket. The various Moomin characters graced these adorable notebooks.

Ramune is an iconic Japanese soda. Do you know it? It comes usually in glass bottles with a marble stopper than you press in using a plunger. These gummies from Kasugai are Ramune flavor, and like most Kasugai gummies have a bit of a twinge that could be considered an acquired taste. The little Rilakkuma Cafe gums are Ramune flavor as well. Which do you prefer?

3.) Rilakkuma Soda Gum Ramune flavored bubble gum with cute Rilakkuma and Korilakkuma wrappers.
+ Kasugai Ramune Gummy – Do you like Kasugai’s take on Ramune flavored candy? I love the blue color!

The packages on the chocolates are just so pretty! Don’t you think? These adorable chocolates are from the show Maho Girls PreCure. Part of the Pretty Cure (Princess Pretty Cure) franchise.

4.) Princess Pretty Cure Chocolates – Each box comes with five individually wrapped chocolates. You might get one crispy chocolate, which is shaped like a heart. The other designs include the magical girls, Mofurun the girls’ transformation device teddy bear, or other cute show related shapes.

5.) Bonjour Rilakkuma Metal Strap – Rilakkuma and friends took a trip to France with these adorable little metal straps! Which character do you love most?

Gudetama is a lazy egg that has been in the box a few times. He speaks to us on our lazy days, as he’s the lazy egg! He’s one of Sanrio’s newer characters. Have you heard the silly noise he makes?

6.) Gudetama Socks – Keep your toes warm with these adorable Gudetama socks.
7.) Gudetama Pen – We love cute pens, and just can’t get enough of this Gudetama one. I keep one in my purse for writing down shopping lists before I rush out the door to the store.

8.) Animal Number Erasers – These cute shaped erasers are animals, and numbers at the same time! What numbers do you see above? There are two sets that went out, even and odd numbers! As you can tell, the odd number set is above. ♥

9.) Alpaca and Sheep Stickers – A Kawaii mixed sticker set with Alpacas and Sheep! Oh, and some chicks too. ♥ The adorable little chicks are probably my favorite. :

10.) Kawaii Star +Pearly Bracelet (handmade) – We had these bracelets handmade for our subscribers this month after getting some cute ones for Christmas and falling in love. We hope you love the one that came your way too. ♥ We made sure they were sized to fit okay on adults too. 11.) Domo-kun Plush – Do you know who Domo-kun is? He’s the official mascot of Japan’s public broadcaster NHK. He appears in 30 second stop-motion sketches during shows. He’s popular not only in Japan, and actually have 5 video games in the Nintendo DSi shop! Go Domo!

We hope you enjoyed our 13th box, and look forward to another year of fantastic cuteness!

Don’t forget that starting March 2017’s box, we will have a DIY candy kit in every box!