IT’S DECEMBER! CHRISTMAS IS COMING!
Yep, that’s right! It’s that time of the year again where everything gets colder, darker and wetter. (Especially if you live in the UK, like me!) Winter isn’t all doom and gloom though, there’s plenty to look forward to through-out the festive season. Personally I love seeing all the Christmas decorations and lights, with it now being dark when I leave work it does brighten up my drive home.
With that said, December is also prime gift buying time for family and friends, so I thought I’d make a fun store list below for shopping ideas for cute or kawaii lover in your life!
MIMO Pencil Case Shop – US Based: https://www.mimopencilcaseshop.com
For the kawaii stationary fan I’d highly recommend MIMO Pencil Case Shop. MIMO stocks just about anything you could possibly want or need! They offer I wide range of planners in beautiful colours, fun notebooks, cute pads, useful sticky notes, all sorts of pencil cases, pens & pencils, erasers, stickers and many, many other fun and cute stationary items! My favourites include the Rilakkuma and Molong pencil cases and notepads, they are so cute! MIMO also stocks some very sweet coin purses, bag charms and paper clip charms (I have some of these and they are great for marking pages in my planner). I’ve also spotted some adorable Molang ring holders in the store as well which would make a perfect gift! With friendly staff, great value and a gift wrapping service available too for $3 I’d highly recommend them for Christmas gifts! For those ordering outside the USA I’d suggest ordering early to make Christmas.
The Fuzzballs – UK/USA based – http://fuzzballs.co/
Who doesn’t love the adorable Fuzzballs comic? You could brighten up someones Christmas with a limited edition kawaii shirt, stickers or jewellery featuring one of the Fuzzball animals. Fuzzballs offers t-shirts, hoodies, necklaces, tote bags, stickers, baby clothing, keyrings, prints and badges. My favourite picks from here have got to be the Christmas Mistletoe Bunny Love shirt, ‘Put Yummy things in me’ totebags and Kawaii Sticker sheet (who wouldn’t want to decorate with these? They are so cute and very good value!!) Now the bad news is for Delivery to the UK you’ve already missed the deadline for guaranteed delivery before Christmas for American Apparel shirts and Baby Onesies, but the good news is you can still order all regular shirts till the 12th of December and everything else until the 19th! USA residents, you can order all clothing until the 8th of December and everything else until the 15th. Handily, if you can’t decide what to buy the lovely guys at Fuzzballs also offer gift certificates at the store from £5 to £50.
Roxie Sweetheart – UK Based: http://www.roxiesweetheart.co.uk/
Stocking more sparklies than you could ever possibly need, Roxie Sweetheart is my go to place for kawaii jewellery and clothing. You can choose from Statement necklaces & headpieces, chokers, rings, broaches, clothing, hair accessories, bracelets, sweater pins and custom cases & bows. Whilst dresses are only available up to a size 14, sweaters and skirts go bigger. If clothing isn’t your thing however my picks would be one of the Precious Heart Necklaces, Bat and Locket Necklace (so sparkly and definitely my most favourite!) or the what a girl wants necklace. There is of course a ton of choice in each category but these are my favourites. For guaranteed delivery before Christmas there is a handy chart on the Roxie Sweetheart website here: http://www.roxiesweetheart.co.uk/faq. Shipping is an amazing flat rate cost (seriously, it’s £5.30 to the USA from the UK, that’s crazy value!).
Tofu Cute – UK Based: http://www.tofucute.com/
One of the UK’s most popular stores for all things kawaii! You can shop with Tofu Cute online, or in store in either Portsmouth or the concession stand in Artbox’s Covent Garden store. Stocking just about everything you can imagine for your kawaii gifting needs across three categories – lifestyle, stationary and snacks. As official stockists of Amuse plushies you’ll be sure to find the Alpaca, Panda or kitty for your loved one. My personal picks from Tofu Cute would be the Alpacasso Furi Furi Giant Plush, the snack mystery bags and the shopping totes. You can also buy kawaii themed gift wrap, which is great value and a really nice quality paper (I bought some of this last year and was really impressed!) Tofu Cute offers fast delivery and free delivery for orders over £20.
So there we go! My suggestions for Christmas shopping. I’m sure I could think of a few more fun and cute gifts between now and Christmas, so check out my facebook page where I’ll share them. Can you think of anywhere that’s great for kawaii gifts? Let me know in the comments below!
Ta-ta for now,