Even if you don’t do new year resolutions, it’s always a good idea to be kinder to yourself, especially when January can be so dark and cold. Here’s some cute self care picks to make things better.
Spend some time learning about yourself with The Latest Kate’s new journal, It’s Your Weirdness that Makes You Wonderful (USA / UK). It’s full of self-acceptance prompts and lots of cute illustrations too.
Set yourself up for a good day with The Cup of Courage from Katie Abey (UK). This mug is covered with cute animals proclaiming positivity, courage and general optimism, plus you can even get a tiny keyring version.
Ditch the fad diets for some little treats to get you through the winter. As well as subscription boxes, Bokksu (Japan) have an online shop with a great range of interesting candy and snacks from around Japan that would be fun to share with a friend.
Share the love and support your favourite creatives on Patreon. You’ll help them have more time for creating and you often get fun rewards like wallpapers or happy mail with stickers and pins. Tiny Plant just opened up more slots, starting at $5 worldwide, for these cute stickers. I’ve been getting Plant Mail for a few months and I love it. Other kawaii Patreons include Rainbowholic, Little Miss Paintbrush, pikaole, Tasty Peach Studios. Chibird and Blushsprout.
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.