Today, we’re starting a new series for kawaii shopping on a budget, so you can get your much-needed dose of cuteness without breaking the bank. The shops we’ll feature all have low prices and affordable or free shipping.
Raychoo Studios is a Canada-based Etsy shop by Rachel that offers stationery items like stickers and greeting cards (both ship free worldwide!), along with other kawaii lifestyle products. You can also get free shipping on washi tapes & notepads on orders worth CAD 25 (around USD 20/GBP 16), and better yet, earn points and shop sales via the Raychoo Studios website. How cool is that?
I placed my order from the Raychoo Studios Etsy shop, which came with free standard shipping and took roughly a month to arrive from Canada to my home address in Thailand. It came in the cutest customized envelope with eco-friendly sustainable packaging and a personalized thank you card to boot.
Have a look at what I got! The sticker sheets each went for £3.32 at the time of purchase.
What really drew me to the shop were the kawaii and unique designs aside from the price point and free shipping. Asian kitchen appliances are a theme I rarely, if ever, find in stationery and I loved it so much that I even mentioned in my order notes how much of a fan I was. Rachel included two die-cut sticker freebies in my order (including a super cute rice cooker), which was really sweet.
I did also order a boba washi tape, however, it wasn’t included in my order so I messaged Rachel about it, who so kindly replied right away and offered to refund or resend it. I opted for the refund instead and it was processed immediately! Props to great customer service. Overall, I was very satisfied with my order and experience, and I could not recommend this shop more.
Andy (AKA Arlandyia) is an English teacher currently based in Thailand with her partner and their cat, Xiao. Originally from Manila, Philippines, her love for kawaii sparked from her childhood interests: Sanrio characters, scrapbooking, stationery, and shoujo manga. In her free time, she catches up on her journaling, plays video games, reads manga, and takes a few short naps.