Gift Guides

Cute Christmas Gift Guide: For Journalling & Stationery Fans

Posted on December 12, 2017 by

Another gift guide to help you with your holiday shopping or wish list. This guide is especially for people who love to keep a journal. The bottom part is also suitable for fans of cute stationery.

Kawaii Journals

Any notebook with a good quality paper can be used for journalling, but it’s extra fun if it comes with a cute cover. Here are a few ideas.

Kawaii Journal

This Kawaii Journal by Christopher Hart is aimed at the younger kawaii fans. It contains cute illustrations and questions such as “what I love about school” and “this winter I will…”

tokidoki Unicorno kawaii journal

With 192 lined pages the tokidoki Unicorno flexi journal has plenty of room to write in.

kawaii 5 year diary

This Kawaii Skies 5 year diary can be used up to 2022! Record your daily doings and thoughts every day throughout 2018, then turn back to January 1st and do it all again.

Pens and highlighters

A pen is the only other item you need to keep a journal. Of course one pen would do fine, but using various colours and/or highlighters is great for a bit of variation.

kawaii journalling pens

At Rainbowholic Shop you can find various Japanese journaling materials, such as this sweet set of Pastel Sarasa Pens.

kawaii journalling pens sumikko gurashi

Six Seven Shop also offers a nice selection of kawaii writing tools, how about these Sumikko Gurashi ballpens?

kawaii journalling pens

The Zebra Mildliners are very popular in the journalling community. It has a standard chisel tip on one end for normal highlighting and a fine bullet tip on the other for underlining and writing notes. They are available at JetPens, where you can check out more planner gift ideas.

Cute washi tape and stickers

Washi tape, sticky notes and stickers are an easy way to decorate a journal. And my motto is that one can never have enough of these supplies ;). Do browse through the mentioned shops as they’ve got a lot of cute items in stock, I’ve just made a small selection.

kawaii journalling stationery

From left to right:
Washi tape from WashiWednesday | MT slim washi tape from Jetpens
Sanrio deco rush from SweetSuppliesStore
Mindwave cats sticker sack from YozoCraft | Crux animals sticker sack from Modes4U

kawaii journalling stamps

If you are looking for more inexpensive stationery straight from Japan, I can also recommend Kawaii Shop Japan.

Nim C shows how to create notebook covers, which is a nice and inexpensive way to make someone a personal journal. You could also write/handletter their name on it.

Seasonal Cute

Cute Christmas Enamel Pins

Posted on December 11, 2017 by

Enamel pins have been one of the biggest crazes of 2017 so why not finish off the year by adding one of these cute Christmas designs to your holiday outfits.

Christmas Enamel Pins Catmas Tree

I’ve already bought mine – a giant Catmas tree by The Pink Samurai! It looks perfect on my glittery Christmas jumper. It’s also available in pink and white glitter for extra sparkle.

Christmas Enamel Pins - gingerbread cat

Also at The Pink Samurai is the last few limited edition gingerbread kitties from a collaboration with Em & Sprout – so cute!

Christmas Enamel Pins rudolph cat

Doodlecats have a couple of Christmas cat pins including Rudolph the reindeer, cat style, with a glittery red nose!

Christmas Enamel Pins penguin

I love this cute penguin wearing a cosy Christmas jumper by Unicorn Jack. I already feel a bit warmer just looking at it.

Christmas Enamel Pins catmas wreath

We Are Extinct also have some adorable festive cat pins including this kitty in a wreath.

Christmas Enamel Pins snow bunny

And finally, one of my favourite Japanese things, snow bunnies! There’s not much snow near me but hopefully I’ll get a chance to make a real one soon. In the meantime, I might have to pick up this pin by Northern Spells.

Giveaways, Super Cute Sponsors

Giveaways Reminder + More News

Posted on December 9, 2017 by

We’re starting to wrap things up for 2017 so make sure you’ve entered our final two giveaways! Both end on Tuesday and we’ll announce the winners in a new post on Wednesday morning.

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Hey Chickadee Pusheen giveaway

The Christmas Pusheen giveaway with Hey Chickadee has almost 60,000 entries! If you want the best chance of winning, take a moment to check your entries are valid as we do disqualify people who have broken the rules.

  • If you submitted the blog comment entry, make sure you have left a comment on the giveaway blog post and answered the question fully (‘everything’, or ‘I can’t choose’ isn’t a answer). If you forgot to answer the question, leave a new comment with the same name/email.
  • If you made a mistake in an entry (wrong username etc.) leave a comment with the correct info
  • If you’re having trouble completing any of the entries, first try again on a laptop/computer and then contact us for help

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Kawaii Panda Surprise Box Giveaway

There’s still time to win a Panda Box or Harajuku Box from Kawaii Panda too. It’s not quite as popular as the Pusheen giveaway so you have a better chance of winning something cute. This giveaway has a mandatory comment entry so make sure you’ve left a comment and answered the question fully.


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If you need some cute gift ideas for your friends and family, Cakes with Faces have a collection of all their most popular items, to make it easier for you to choose.

Books, Zines & Comics, Kawaii Reviews

Kawaii Christmas Coloring Book Review

Posted on December 8, 2017 by

The holidays can be stressful at times, so it’s always a good idea to take some time out of your schedule to relax with a calming activity. If you’re into coloring, the Kawaii Christmas coloring book is perfect for that! Here’s a look inside and a short review to give you an idea of what to expect.

Kawaii Christmas Coloring Book Review

It’s a thin, standard size coloring book with 20 Christmas images, 2 pages of gift tags and bookmarks to cut out, and 3 pages of preview pages from other coloring books. It conveniently has 2 color test pages for you to test out different mediums.

Kawaii Christmas Coloring Book Review

It’s definitely not as high quality as most of my other coloring books, but for $6.99 USD it’s a very cute and affordable option. The paper is a bit on the thin side, but fortunately the pages are all one-sided so it isn’t much of an issue. Just be sure to put a few pieces of paper or card stock between the pages, or carefully cut them out of the book with an Xacto knife before coloring with any ‘inky’ supplies.

Kawaii Christmas Coloring Book Review

The art ranges from light-to-medium in detail, so if you’re looking for very intricate designs, this book may disappoint. Personally, I find that the more detailed a book is, the more I expect from myself, so having a simpler book to color in is important for the times I truly want to just relax and have fun. It would also be suitable for those with vision and hand impairments for this reason.

Kawaii Christmas Coloring Book Review

Gingerbread houses are a frequent motif, with nearly half of all the pages featuring one. A little more variance would’ve been nice for those who don’t enjoy coloring food items as much, but it’s a small complaint. I was very happy to see inclusions of cute unicorns and alpacas, however, and this sets the book apart from other Christmas coloring books.

Kawaii Christmas Coloring Book Review

Despite the few small shortcomings, Kawaii Christmas offers a great selection of cute art for the holidays, and if you’re looking for a cute gift or Christmas activity at an affordable price, I do recommend buying it. It’s available on Amazon US / UK, along with Mindful Coloring Books’ other kawaii options that are worth a look as well.

Kawaii Colouring Books

Do you have any Christmas coloring books you enjoy? Let us know what you think in the comments, and if you’ll be purchasing it!

(This is not a sponsored review.)

Seasonal Cute

The Nightmare Before Christmas

Posted on December 7, 2017 by

My favorite holiday movie is The Nightmare Before Christmas. It is cute with just the right amount of spooky – just what I need to get through the holiday madness. Here are some things that will help you celebrate with Jack, Sally and the rest of the gang.

The Nightmare Before Christmas

This chibi Jack backpack is super stylish with the striped detail. Check out the added Zero zipper detail!

The Nightmare Before Christmas

These Itty Bittys plushies are pocket sized – perfect for stocking stuffers or just buying because they are cute!

The Nightmare Before Christmas

Deck the hall with Santa Jack string lights. Let his smiling face light up your tree in style.

 

This monster wreath tutorial by Geeky McFangirl has clear easy to follow instructions and would make a great decoration to your home!

The Nightmare Before Christmas

Take your tea time in style with a Jack Skellington teapot

The Nightmare Before Christmas

…and add even more fun to your tea with this mug!

What’s your favorite holiday movie?