Kawaii Characters For International Day Of Friendship

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July 30th was International Day of Friendship, so declared by the UN to focus on inspiring peace efforts through building friendships between individuals, countries, and cultures. I’d like to highlight some of the most kawaii friendships that inspire me to be a better friend.

tokidoki Spongebob Squarepants free wallpapers

Even though Spongebob Squarepants and Patrick Star are very different, they stay friends no matter what trouble they get into. Their tokidoki collaboration has a a kawaii-twist on the characters with free wallpapers.

Spongebob Squarepants water bottle

Show your best friend that you’re the Patrick to their Spongebob with this official Best Friends Waterbottle (US).

tokidoki Donutella coloring pages

While at the tokidoki site, consider Donutella & Her Sweet Friends. Donutella’s friends are all shapes, sizes and candy-types. Head to the Fun section to download one of the free coloring pages.

tokidoki Donutella blind boxes

Perhaps start a new tradition with your friends by collecting Donutella and Her Sweet Friends blind box figures (US – worldwide stockists).

Sumikko Gurashi free wallpapers

Just like potential new friends, Sumikko Gurashi are everywhere. They are so accepting of new friends, animals are even friends with bits of leftover food, a weed, even a small mountain. Get a free wallpaper from the official San-X site (Japan).

Sumikko Gurashi mini plush

Pick out a plushie of the character each of your friends most relate to from the San-X Net Shop (JP – stockists worldwide).

Hello Kitty free printables

Of course, we can’t forget about Hello Kitty, who is a friend to everyone. Take this opportunity to  send a note to show your friend how much you appreciate them using this free printable Thank You for Being a Friend card (under Hello Kitty – Paper Crafts).

Hello Kitty x Stoney Clover Lane

Or have a look at the new Hello Kitty & Friends collection with Stoney Clover Lane (US).

Molang free downloads

My favorite best friend duo is Molang and Piu Piu. Despite their differences in appearance and size, they do absolutely everything together and always find fun in every situation. Isn’t it time you made your friend a friendship bracelet? Get the instructions on how to make an adorable heart-patterned one on the Molang activities page (page 8 of the Valentine’s Day activity download).

Molang tote bag

A Molang and Piu Piu Friendship Tote (EU) would also make a perfect BFF gift.

I hope you have the opportunity to make a new friend this summer!

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2 responses

  1. Suzanne avatar

    Well now I want some more sumikko stuff!

    1. Nova avatar

      Haha, San-X is happy to comply. There’s so much to choose from!

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