One of my new favorite things is subscription boxes! I just think they're so fun because its like getting a present from a stranger since everything in them is a surprise. They can be pretty expensive so subscribing to one is definitely a "treat yo self" moment for me.
The only problem with subscription boxes is that they can be pretty hit or miss. Sometimes they're great and sometimes not so great. Recently, I hit the jackpot. If you've never heard of Pusheen Cat then you have some research to do.
Recently, Pusheen released a subscription box. Once I read about it I was pretty convinced it would be a good deal because it's a seasonal box and not monthly which usually means that the boxes can be filled with higher quality items. Then, after looking through pictures on Instagram with #pusheenbox I was totally convinced. The items were so cute and it seemed that every box was getting better! Today I got my first box, the Fall box, and did a full unboxing for you. Hopefully, next time I can do a video unboxing.
First of all, the box is as cute as can be! It has Pusheen Cat printed on it even down to his little bean feet on the bottom of the box. I was a little surprised at how good of shape the box was in. They had a protective plastic layer around the whole box which probably helped it to look so clean.
The inside of the box is equally cute so bonus points for adorable packaging. It was also apparent that the box was stuffed full of goodies. Right on top was a card that listed everything in the box on it, which I immediately threw to the side so that it wouldn't ruin the surprise of unwrapping it all myself. Under the card was a sweatshirt. It's medium weight so its perfect for layering. It's so cute with Pusheen printed all over it and I really liked that it wasn't overly Fall themed so that I can wear it all year round. It was a little more fitted than I normally would pick for a sweatshirt but I still really like it.
The next thing in the box is a set of cat ears and a tail so that you can dress up as Pusheen for Halloween. Honestly this is the only item in the box that I probably won't use. They're still cute and and are much better quality than I expected and they're also extremely soft. Who knows, maybe if I need a last minute costume in the future then these will be perfect
The next thing in the box is a holographic notebook. The design is adorable and very fitting with the theme of Fall. It's a nice size, about 5" x 7" so it can easily fit into a normal size purse. I like that it's metal bound since that's more durable than the plastic spiral notebooks. The only negative I have to say about the notebook is that the pages are thin but that's not too bad. I'll probably use it to write down blog ideas.
Under the notebook was a tea cup and saucer. Like the actual box, the packaging is adorable.
The design of the tea cup is super cute! Unfortunately, it is not microwave or dishwasher safe so I am a little worried that the design will wash off easily. It also came with a little scratch in the plate, it's so small though that it's barely noticeable. I'll definitely use it for tea on chilly Fall nights.
Every box comes with an exclusive vinyl figure. I think this is the most valuable part of the box since these figures are only available through the box subscriptions. This month's is already going for $45-$65 on Ebay and previous ones are going for upwards of $175 (idk who is actually buying it for this much though). This box's figure is an cute Halloween bat. It's unique because it's pale purple and not the grey that Pusheen normally is. It's also larger than I was expecting. I think this might be my favorite item in the box.
Lastly, there were the filler items. Normally these are the items in a box that I never end up using but from this box (and what I've seen from previous boxes) the filler items are actually really nice. On the far left is an air freshener that is pumpkin scented. I like the scent a lot because it's not too overpowering, I think a lot of times pumpkin scent can have too much of a cinnamon mixed in which just makes it too strong for me. This scent of this air freshener is nice because it is subtly pumpkin with a flowery scent too.
One of the other fillers is a pen with a cute little Pusheen dangle on it. It writes smoothly, so that's basically my whole review on the pen haha.
This box also came with a little pad of sticky notes. The design is super cute and they stick well on surfaces unlike most novelty sticky notes that I've gotten before.
The last item in this box is silicone coasters. There were three in this set and all different Pusheen poses. They're a nice size and have a slightly sticky bottom so they won't slip around. I like that they're silicone, because I think that paper and cork coasters are useless since they just get soaked and then get the table wet anyways.
Overall, I think that this is the best subscription box I've ever gotten. All the items are really good quality and pretty much all of them are things I think I'll actually use. This is also probably the cutest subscription box anyone can get so I highly recommend it. You can subscribe to it here.
Do you subscribe to any cool boxes? If so, let me know which ones in the comments!
A little about me
Natalie. 26. Mechanical engineer. Mining and Minerals Engineering graduate from Virginia Tech. I love pugs, pink, crafting, feminism, makeup, and reading.