The holidays are fast approaching. With shipping delays world-wide, it is important to get your shopping done as quickly as possible. Let me save you some time with my list of items for the bakers and cooks on your list.
Help your favorite cook keep their outfit holiday-ready with this Pusheen apron from the Pusheen Shop (US). It’s cute but classy, has handy pockets, and is machine washable. Pair it with a matching silicon spatula from Gaming Outfitters (US).
Add some kawaii to your table with this Rilakkuma earthenware pot from Meccha Japan (JP). Donabe pots are used in Japan for delicious stews and curries and this one makes serving them so sweet.
Or dress up your table with a set of these clever Rilakkuma soy sauce plates from the same site. They are grooved so that when you pour soy sauce over the image, dark outlines of the image appear. These are definitely going on my wish list.
Anyone can make impressively kawaii onigiri (rice balls) with this cat shaped mold and nori cutters from Japan Centre (UK). The set comes with a cat-head-shaped mold and 6 different nori (seaweed) cutters. Create onigiri that people of any age would be delighted to nom.
For a new baker, consider this kawaii Cupcake Comic Book gift set from Cakes with Faces (UK). It comes with a cupcake cookbook with step-by-step instructions drawn in comic-book-style and a piping set. Or if your new baker is into more into savory over sweet, there is a Sushi Comic Book gift set too.
Everything is adorable when it is miniature. This Tiny Baking Tools set from Paper Source (US) has everything you need to create teeny tiny baked goods. The set includes an impressive number of tools that all store in a small tin box. This would also be a great gift for little bakers with small hands (ages 8+).
Kim-Joy has a colorful new cookbook for any level of baker. Celebrate with Kim-Joy (US/UK) is full of fun recipes for a variety of holidays and her creations are so kawaii. You can even order a signed copy from her website. Or check out Kawaii Sweet World’s cookbook, which SCK has reviewed here.
I hope this saves you a little time. Unless you get sucked into looking at everything on these cute websites, like I did…
Nova is a contributing writer who lives in the Pacific Northwest in America with her husband, young daughter, and 3 cats – Evey, Ophelia, and Adora. She is an introvert and a traveler who has been to over 20 countries. Her first years as a teacher were teaching English in Japan, so Japan and all things kawaii will always have a special place in her heart. Nova’s favorite color is grey, character is Rilakkuma, and cartoon is Adventure Time