Most of us won’t be traveling overseas this year but if you or a friend had to postpone a dream trip or just miss your favourite city, these kawaii travel souvenirs would make a cute replacement.
Even people without a Japan trip booked were looking forward to the Tokyo Olympics and tokidoki (USA) have a new sporty Japan themed Team Toki bag collection with JuJuBe. How many Japanese icons can you spot?
The recent collaboration between Hello Kitty x Stoney Clover Lane (USA) has some fun bags and pouches but I really love these patches! There’s lots of travel themed designs including cities and countries around the world.
Love San Francisco? So does artist Tomoko Maruyama (USA) whose kawaii city landmarks are available as enamel pins, keyrings, embroidered pouches and even plush. I love these California bears with a Golden Gate Bridge.
Everyone seems to view Paris with rose-tinted glasses and these Parisian JamJelly sticker flakes are so dreamy. Look at that fancy white cat in the window! Get them from Three Little Buhos (UK).
Craft projects are a great way to fill time while you dream of your next trip. Satsuma Street sells digital cross stitch patterns featuring so many cities and places that will keep you busy for a while. Hawaii looks idyllic here – well, except for the volcano!
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.