Neko Box – November 2016 Review + Coupon Codes


Neko Box is a new subscription from Japan that features authentic home goods, teas, and stationery. It does ship worldwide and starts at $34 USD before shipping. You can get 10% off for life with 10SOCIAL or MARKET5 for 5% off.

This is a review of November’s box, their launching box.


Here’s what the packaging looks like. They actually wrapped the breakables using bubble wraps carefully. I truly admire them for sending so many breakables all the way from Japan.


Each box includes an information card showing the items in the box.

Earlier this month, they sent out an email to subscribers letting them know there will be no food/drink items in this month’s box (which I have no problem with) and I appreciate the heads-up:

Hi Symi,

From the start, Neko Box’s aim has been to provide you with a curated selection of Japanese homewares, food, stationery, and more. But we’ve decided not to include food & drinks due to strict international customs regulations.

Don’t worry, we’re making sure every food item is replaced with something you’ll love even more! Every month you’ll receive a box full of amazing Japanese items including beautiful art prints, traditional ceramics, unique stationery and so much more.

Your happiness is very important to us – send us a message to get $5 off your next box! If you have any questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Thank you for joining the Neko Box journey. You’ll love what’s coming your way!


Carly and Rob


Everything in this month’s box.


Minimal Stripe Cup – Yaaaaas I love Yunomi (Japanese Tea Cups)! Although I almost wish the design was a bit more interesting than stripes, I’m still gladly adding this guy into my collection.


Neko Box Tokyo Travel Zine – This tiny booklet actually contains lots of interesting facts about Tokyo and I had fun going over it.


Inside of the magazine.


Modern Pattern Chopsticks – I can always use another pair of bamboo chopsticks. The stripes design matches the tea cup as well. Again, I wish they were more special than this.


Chrysanthemum Pattern Bowl and Dish – My favorites in this box! I love the chrysanthemum design a lot. The bowl is about the size of my hand stretching out. It’s perfect for a cold dish or some sushi. The little dish can be the matching piece to hold some soy sauce and wasabi. These make me crave sushi again.


Bottom of the bowl. It says “high mountain/peak” on it, maybe it’s the brand’s name?

Overall, I like everything in this month’s Neko box and I love to learn and experience a little more about Japan. Of course, I also love housewares from there. If there is one thing I want to see the box to improve, I would say the curation of the box with more diverse types of items since there are also stationary and lifestyle items advertised in their box content description.

Purchased.  Affiliate links.  All opinions are my own and no compensation was received.



I'm Symi. I just got my PhD degree in Biochem and I'm addicted to subscription boxes.
Favorite things: All kawaii stuff, Asian beauty, dresses, nail polish, jewelry, lifestyle items, glitter, heart-shaped things
Least favorite things: Boxes that lie about being completely customizable, completely made up ingredients in skincare products.
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