I love to read and always have 2 or 3 books on the go so I’ve built up quite a collection of kawaii bookmarks. They’re useful, cute and also make a great personal addition to a bookish gift. Here’s some favourites you can buy or make yourself.
I adore these matching clip bookmarks by LOVESOUP (Japan) featuring a girl reading about cats and a cat reading about hoomans! They look so shiny and detailed too.
Go DIY with this super cute tutorial for animal bookmarks by Ayelet Keshet including a printable file. You don’t even need a colour printer as you use coloured card and paint on pink cheeks!
Are you always leaving books half-read to try something new? This pack of cat paw bookmarks at ASAMI Japan (HK) has 30 designs to choose from so should keep you going for a while.
If you there’s a fantasy/YA book, anime, film, or TV show you love, there’s a very good chance Happy Hello (Canada) will have a cute magnetic bookmark of your favourite characters. There’s so many obscure titles I’ve never even heard of plus more familiar kawaii classics like these Ghibli-inspired cuties.
Red Ted Art have lots of DIY kawaii bookmarks on their channel. This video shows you how to make 5 easy food-themed bookmarks with a donut, ice cream, cookie, cake and watermelon.
We also have a free printable to make your own magnetic bookmarks with the SCK Bunny & Panda mascots. Let us know if you try it!
Marceline is the co-founder and editor of Super Cute Kawaii and author of The Super Cute Book of Kawaii. She also designs cute character goods as Asking For Trouble. Having visited Japan five times, Marceline is enormously inspired by all things Japanese and especially loves bunnies, space and any kind of food object with a happy face.