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Cute Christmas Gift Guide: Kawaii Mugs

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Looking for a versatile and cute gift that the receiver can put to good use? How about buying or making kawaii mugs or cups? I’ve collected some shopping suggestions and ideas on how to make this gift extra special.

Shopping for kawaii mugs

You can find kawaii mugs in interior shops, gift shops and department stores (don’t skip the children’s department). For instance in Europe, shops such as Hema, Xenos, Paperchase, Claire’s and H&M Home would be a great place to look for cute kitchenware.

kawaii mugs

Kawaii narwhal mug from Paperchase / 2. Best friend penguin mug from ARTBOX (UK) / 3. Pusheen character mug from The Pusheen Shop (USA) / 4. Pero mug from Tokyo Otaku Mode (Japan) / Kawaii fox mug from Sass & Belle (UK). All these shops will ship worldwide. Pusheen and Sass & Belle products can often be found in local shops as well.

DIY kawaii mugs

Having a hard time finding the perfect kawaii mug near you, or would you rather make one yourself? All you need is a plain mug and some ceramic markers or Sharpies.

kawaii mugs and planters

I’ve decorated the mug on the left with ceramic markers and added a bow on top, since this one serves as a cute planter. The fox cup with ears and cute bunny plant pot are both from H&M home.

Personalise your gift

If you’ve got some budget left, you could make the mug or cup more personal. Depending on the receiver’s taste or hobby you could insert:

  • a small plant (succulent)
  • pencils and/or pens
  • a mug cup sachet
  • hot chocolate or tea sachets
  • small biscuits or candy
kawaii mugs with gifts

I have a small cup on my desk to keep pencils and pens at hand. For this purpose it’s best to get a cup of at least 9 cm/3.5 inch in height. The cup is from House of Rym (Sweden) and the poop pencil sharpener is from Tofu Cute (UK). Both shops ship worldwide.

DIY kawaii mug cozy

Last but not least you could make a mug cozy as a single or extra gift! If you have a little experience with sewing, knitting or crocheting this is a really nice DIY gift to make.

Watch on YouTube

Try this tutorial by Flying Mio, or you can find many more ideas on Pinterest and YouTube.

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