"Kawaii is a lifestyle"
"Kawaii" is such a well-known term all over the world at this point that even non-otaku know it. Considering kawaii things tend to be even cuter than regular old "cute" things, it's no surprise! Unfortunately, it's really hard to find unique, cool kawaii items outside of Japan, and even in Japan, you've got to know where to look for the really good stuff! That's why, Ayumi Chikamoto, founder of TokyoTreat—a Japanese snack subscription box we've also enjoyed and reviewed before—decided to get her team together and offer a subscription box expertly curated for fans of kawaii all over the world! We at Honey's Anime got a box of our own so read on to find out what you can expect when you order a Kawaii box from YumeTwins!
As mentioned before, YumeTwins is a monthly subscription box filled with a variety of kawaii items straight from Japan. Each month's YumeTwins box has a different theme and includes multiple exclusive items like plushies, stationary, accessories, bags, home items and more. The items are a combination of YumeTwins original designs, exclusive collaborations with big names in the kawaii world like Sanrio, and famously cute Japanese character goods like Pokemon and Ghibli!
How it works:
1Subscribe at https://yumetwins.com/ by choosing your preferred plan—monthly, 3 months, 6 months, or 12 months. (the more months, the more you save!)
2The YumeTwins team curates a seasonal box with 5-7 limited edition kawaii items.
3Your kawaii box is shipped from Tokyo with love!
The monthly themes sometimes match the season or time of the year like Halloween in October, "study break" in September, new year in January, and so on. The box we got was the December Kawaii box, which was an exclusive collaboration with All Purpose Bunny, a newer character from the creator of Gloomy Bear. All Purpose Bunny takes a look at a "less-explored side of kawaii" as YumeTwins so perfectly puts it. As with Gloomy Bear, All Purpose Bunny has a slightly twisted, hot-headed personality, a result of being used as a sort of science experiment by humans. Dark, yes. Does it make us love him more? YES!
Packed inside a cute purple and pink matching box, our "I ♥ All Purpose Bunny" was filled with all sorts of kawaii items featuring the adorable, uniquely long-eared bunny, as well as a 30-page mini magazine with details on what's included, kawaii culture, info on giveaways and more.
Do your ears hang low?
Do they wobble to and fro?
Can you tie them in a knot?
Can you tie them in a bow?
Can you throw them o'er your shoulder
like a continental soldier?
Do your ears hang low?
BIG All Purpose Bunny Face Plushie
Can you tie 'em in a knot? Can you tie 'em in a bow? Yes, you can! You can really do anything with them! The main attraction of this box was definitely the big bunny head plushie with very, very long ears. It's incredibly soft all around and can, apparently, take a beating! Honey's Anime doesn't condone violence but if it's done with this soft, adorable guy, we won't be mad! You can really use this plushie in any way: as a pillow, scarf, accessory, or a way to get your sibling/SO's attention!
All Purpose Bunny Fluffy Socks
Nobody doesn't like soft socks. Especially fluffy ones! This particular pair features All Purpose Bunny with his ears all twisted up. Pair these with a BIG bunny head pillow and you'll have the comfiest nap ever!
All Purpose Bunny Rubber Coaster
A very durable, very pink coaster featuring All Purpose Bunny with his ears in a bow (told ya it was possible!), showcasing the "Han" (汎) kanji on his ear from "汎用", meaning all-purpose. Perfect for keeping your desk/table clean while you work or watch anime!
All Purpose Bunny Air Freshener
We're loving the light, fresh coconutty scent of this cute little air freshener! (It's supposed to be vanilla but it smelled like coconuts to us here at Honey's). And the cuddly design is, of course, super kawaii with our bunny making a heart shape with his ears.
All Purpose Bunny Keychain
The keychain is also super cute and has All Purpose Bunny with his ears in a bow and with a second, pink bunny's ears tied in a bow around his neck! Not sure what that other bunny did to him but it's pretty cute and it gives us ideas of what to do with our big plushie…
All Purpose Bunny Foldable Note Collection
Speaking of ideas… You can keep yours organized with this foldable, compact collection of kawaii notepads! There are four different designs featuring All Purpose Bunny being himself so you can switch things up depending on the situation.
Honey’s Final Verdict
There really isn't anything not to love about the All Purpose Bunny Kawaii Box from YumeTwins. While, as we mentioned, every month's box will be different, this is basically the kind of items included in each box and they are always the cutest of the cute and exclusive. Whether it's a mixed box with characters from different properties or a single-property-focused box, if you are a fan of all things kawaii, you will be more than happy with what you get. The YumeTwins boxes are also a great gift idea for that kawaii lover in your life!
Make sure to visit YumeTwins to see what their upcoming boxes will have to offer and sign up at https://yumetwins.com/boxes/upcoming-box! And let us know in the comments what you loved the most about your first box!