YumeTwins Review July 2021
YumeTwins is a Japanese subscription full of kawaii or licensed character items from popular brands. Each box will contain cute plushies and squishies, stationery, bags and pouches, accessories, or daily practical goods straight from Japan. They kindly sent us this box for review.
The YumeTwins subscription costs $35 per box on a monthly plan, with cost savings for longer term prepaid subscriptions. Subscriptions on 3-, 6-, and 12-month prepaid plans will cost $33.50, $32, and $31.50 per box respectively. Shipping cost varies depending on the available shipping courier for each country.
Each monthly box includes 5 items to give you an experience of Japanese culture through everything kawaii. Items range from plushies, toys, stationery, bags, wearable accessories, and practical goods curated around a theme.
The theme for the July YumeTwins box is “Summertime Kawaii”. Based on this theme, I am really looking forward to a box full of cute and practical goodies for the summer. The artwork on the information booklet cover usually hints at what is in the box. I really like taking a guess at what is in the box based on the cover before unboxing all the goodies.
The cute information booklet provides a brief overview of the theme, along with pictures and descriptions of each item. It also contains upcoming news, activities, details for a subscriber photo contest and prizes, and photos from the YumeTwins community.
The highlight of this month’s box is this singing Pikachu toy. Pikachu will sing a song when you push its soft back. Two AAA batteries are required for it to operate. Isn’t this the cutest thing ever? I have since gifted this toy to a friend’s toddler who has a lot of fun listening to Pikachu sing. This is definitely a toy that can provide hours of entertainment!
Sanrio Cooling Cloth
This machine washable cloth has a fabric that will drop temperature after being wet. To use, you will wet it thoroughly with cold water, squeeze the water out, and shake. Place the cloth over anywhere desired for a cool down effect. This is a product I am finding so useful lately! We are having a really warm summer in the Pacific Northwest and my dog is having some trouble handling the heat. I drape this cloth over his head and neck to help him stay cool. Thank you YumeTwins for such a useful product!
Summer Friends Washing Net
This washing net is used to protect delicate clothes in the washing machine. Subscribers may receive one of six designs. I received this one featuring Rilakkuma’s super cute yellow pet bird. I use laundry nets like this often but this is the cutest one I own yet! Other uses suggested by YumeTwins for this net include as a holder for gym clothes in the bag, as a cooling pillow (just place a towel inside), or as a travel bag for accessories, toiletries, and small clothing items.
Summer Wonderland Drink Holder
This drink holder fits over most cups and is so useful in helping keep your hands free. I really like this for days when I need to have a drink with me while carrying other bags or when walking my dog.
Rilakkuma Sweet & Sunny Diorama
This adorable diorama is the perfect decoration for any space. Subscribers may receive one of nine different designs, each featuring Rilakkuma and his friends enjoying various activities. The one you will receive is a mystery and only revealed when you open the box. I got the one showing Rilakkuma and friends enjoying a pancake meal, just looking at it makes me hungry!
Kawaii Foldable Beach Tote
The final item in this box is a foldable tote featuring various Sanrio characters. Subscribers may receive one of seven designs. This tote is unique in that the carrying pouch becomes the bag’s inner pocket once it is opened, a feature I really appreciate! Having a small pocket really helps to keep small items from getting lost in such a big tote. I usually keep a foldable tote like this in all my bags and purses in case I need to grab a few things from the store, so this is super useful!
YumeTwins Review July 2021 – Final Thoughts
I know I say this often, but I really love this month’s YumeTwins box! All the practical items are things I could really use, and I have put them to frequent use already in the weeks since receiving this box. The cooling cloth couldn’t have arrived at a better time (right before a heat wave), it is hands down my most used item in the whole box. The Pikachu toy while not considered a practical item is so cute and so entertaining! My favorites of the bunch are the washing net and the foldable tote. The items chosen for this box are so fitting to the summertime theme this month. YumeTwins is a box worth subscribing to if you are someone who loves a box with a good balance of cute and practical items featuring Japanese characters.
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