Subscription boxes are a big thing these days, not that I mind! I've been a long-standing subscriber of the Mail More Love box for example. I love getting a surprise packages in the mail; so when the good folks at Neko Box offered to send one of their boxes for review, I gladly accepted.
They send their boxes from Tokyo and the items are all Japanese crafted and designed including such favored brands like Classiky and Chamil Garden. They sell individual items as well as themed boxes and their subscription kits. The two subscription options are the Neko Box, which is more homegoods focused, and the Zakka Kit, which is more stationery and craft oriented.
The Zakka Kit I got was cat-themed. I don't know if I picked the cat-theme, but boy, talk about stacking the deck in your favor. It's got CAT STUFF. It's got CAT-THEMED STATIONERY STUFF. Of course, I like this. It seems a good deal and an easy gift idea for this upcoming holiday season. Any stationery lover would enjoy one of these Zakka Kits. If you give them (or yourself) a subscription, then that's the benefit of more gifts and a bit of savings too.
My only problems with the kit is that the cat print came a little crunched and that it took about three weeks to arrive. The second part is really just international mail being international mail, but it is worth keeping in mind the shipping time and cost. All-in-all, I really did like it. I thank the Neko Box people for the opportunity and hope they continue making quality gift sets. You should thank them too, because you can win this box! Leave a comment with an item on your holiday wish list that you think your letter writing compatriots might like. I'll select a random winner next Friday. Contest now closed YAY!