I’ve been collecting kawaii stationery for most of my life so I love it when I come across something that feels new and different. Here’s some interesting stickers, tape, labels and stationery sets that you’ll want to try.
These Sanrio bento box style stationery sets at ARTBOX (UK) are too cute! They’re packaged just like train station bentos with chopstick pencils and food-themed erasers and memo pad. Choose from 5 sets with all your favourite Sanrio characters.
Hello Kitty and Friends also turn up in some colourful stationery playsets available from Mattel (US) and Smyths (UK). The pencil case style box opens up into a play area for the little figures and there’s also stickers, stencil and erasers.
If you’re more of a San-X fan, I recently picked up some masking tape seal bits and think it’s such a fun idea. They’re basically short strips of washi tape but packaged like sticker flakes. It’s a cute way to decorate journal pages and mail without having to get the scissors out, and each pack has 64 pieces in 8 designs so will last ages. Cuteness (EU) and Cute Things From Japan (JP) both have a few Rilakkuma and Sumikko Gurashi packs.
I’ve seen rolls of labels before but never one this big! Aranzi Aronzo (JP) have made this mega roll that has 100 labels in 6 different character designs so should keep you organised for a while. It’s a limited edition item so don’t wait too long to order.
Cute Things From Japan (JP) have something similar from the Midori brand – this roll has 45 label stickers in 6 cute animal designs. These would be perfect for gifts and happy mail.
Fallindesign (KR) have so much unique stationery from Korea and I especially like these NACOO brand sticker boxes. There’s lots of fun designs to choose from and each box is packed full of stamp-sized stickers.
I was just thinking about correction tape recently (after messing up my habit tracker!) and then came across Legami (EU), a cute Italian stationery company. Their correction tapes look like candy and milkshakes, and there’s a lot of fun pens too. They only ship within Europe but you can find some items at Colour Splash Supplies (UK) who ship worldwide.
JetPens (USA) can always be relied on for something unexpected and these Blox pens have a Lego-style exterior so you can stick them together in lots of ways. That would be great for travel and stop things getting lost in your bag. There’s a few different packs and types of pens, plus mechanical pencils and erasers too.
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.