Christmas gifts for friends

Christmas is the perfect time to show your friends how much you care about them. Check out our Christmas present ideas for your best friends.

1. Panda Cake Popin’ Cookin’

Spend time together by making a super cute panda cake. And it’s not just regular baking, it’s making Popin’ Cookin’ candies, which are a super funny thing from Japan. You just have to add water to the powders and shortly “bake” the cake in the microwave. A truly unusual experience to do with your friend.

DIY Popin' Cookin' Oekaki panda yaki panda bear cake set

DIY Popin’ Cookin’ Oekaki panda yaki panda bear cake set

2. Card Holder

It’s so simple, but never gets old. Get a nice card holder and put a picture of you and your friend in it. Of course other cards, tickets or whatever connects the both of you works as well.

cute Santa Claus in boot Christmas card holder from Japan

cute Santa Claus in boot Christmas card holder from Japan

polar bear on pony Christmas card holder Japan Christmas

polar bear on pony Christmas card holder Japan Christmas

cute Santa Claus with snowman Christmas card holder

cute Santa Claus with snowman Christmas card holder

3. Friendship Book

It’s nostalgic and funny. Do you still remember how you used to pass around friendship books in primary school where all your friends could write something for you? Do it again! Our Japanese friendship books bring back memories and at the same time add a new aspect with their funny designs. You could even already fill out a page for your friend or even pass it around among other friends to surprise your friend with something truly personal.

My Melody with photos notepad for friends diary

My Melody with photos notepad for friends diary

Hello Kitty with England bow notepad for friends diary

Hello Kitty with England bow notepad for friends diary

Christmas gifts for girlfriend / wife

There are one million things you could get your girlfriend or wife for Christmas 2012. Even if she didn’t ask for them, as long as they are cute and funny, she will most likely love them. So what about these things?

1. Phone Plugs

Women like to decorate. How handy that you can even decorate your earphone jack of your mobile phones, tablet PCs and laptops with earphone plugys now. And that doesn’t only look good, but also protects your devices from dust and moisture.

ladybird on plant mobile phone plugy earphone jack accessory

ladybird on plant mobile phone plugy earphone jack accessory

cute panda bear mobile phone plugy earphone jack accessory

cute panda bear mobile phone plugy earphone jack accessory

cute yellow duck mobile phone plugy earphone jack accessory

cute yellow duck mobile phone plugy earphone jack accessory

 

2. Hand Bags

A woman can never have enough bags. So you can’t go wrong with choosing a hand bag from our shop for your wife or girlfriend.

maritime Rilakkuma canvas linen handbag blue stripes

maritime Rilakkuma canvas linen handbag blue stripes

cute beige kitty handbag in the city park from Japan

cute beige kitty handbag in the city park from Japan

cute Rilakkuma bear face plush handbag

cute Rilakkuma bear face plush handbag

3. Washi Tape Sets

If you have a girlfriend who likes to craft Washi Tape sets are a pretty good gift. They can be used for many decorative purposes and contain several tapes at once. Even if she doesn’t like one of the designs that much, there are still other ones to use. But who are we kidding? Usually all of them are adorable.

Washi Masking Deco Tape set 3pcs with flower & button

Washi Masking Deco Tape set 3pcs with flower & button

mt Washi Masking Tape deco tape set 3pcs animals cars music

mt Washi Masking Tape deco tape set 3pcs animals cars music

festive mt Masking Tape deco tape Christmas set 3pcs

festive mt Masking Tape deco tape Christmas set 3pcs

Christmas gifts for boyfriends / husbands

It can be so hard to find a good gift for your boyfriend or husband. So don’t try to find the perfect gift, but focus on little things he might need or enjoy. We think our gift suggestions for Christmas 2012 are definitely worth a look.

1. Screen Cleaner

Usually men are not that much into cellphone accessories. But these plush charms are more than just a decorative item: you can clean your screen with them. And as many men are totally into technology, love and take care of their cellphones, laptops and game consoles, they might actually enjoy a screen cleaner.

Rilakkuma brown bear head plush charm by San-X

Rilakkuma brown bear head plush charm by San-X

Kutusita Nyanko plush charm grey cat San-X

Kutusita Nyanko plush charm grey cat San-X

small penguin plush cellphone charm from San-X

small penguin plush cellphone charm from San-X

2. Bento Boxes

Your boyfriend loves food? What a surprise! With this Christmas present he can enjoy it even more. We have lots of colourful Bento Boxes to take lunch or snacks to the office, to school or just the park. And he can also use them as a snack bowl for his favourite chips.

funny red building block Bento Box from Japan

funny red building block Bento Box from Japan

big round turquoise Bento Box lacquer lunch box

big round turquoise Bento Box lacquer lunch box

big round panda bear face Bento Box lacquer lunch box

big round panda bear face Bento Box lacquer lunch box

3. Hamburger Popin’ Cookin’

This is not just a fun thing for junk food fans. With this set you can make hamburgers and fries that are candy and fully edible. And you make them by mixing special powders with water. So no cooking skills are required and the result is super funny and amazing. Try the Popin’ Cookin’ hamburgerset.

Hamburger Popin' Cookin' kit DIY candy by Kracie

Hamburger Popin’ Cookin’ kit DIY candy by Kracie

Christmas gifts for grandparents

Grandparents usually love all the presents they get from their grandchildren. Still you want to surprise them with something they would really want. We have some suggestions we hope grandma and grandpa will enjoy for Christmas 2012.

1. Scrapbooks

Of course we don’t mean that you just give the empty book to your grandparents. Make them a scrapbook or photo album that they will enjoy. Fill it with details about your family or things they love. The scrapbooking kits from our shop are already equipped with lots of basic material you need. We also have special Christmas scrapbooks if you want to keep up the Christmas theme.

red Christmas Scrapbooking kit from Japan Christmas Tree

red Christmas Scrapbooking kit from Japan Christmas Tree

Scrapbooking kit from Japan with big flowers

Scrapbooking kit from Japan with big flowers

2. Fabrics

Especially lots of grannies love to sew and create amazing things on the sewing machine. We have lots of beautiful fabrics that will make perfect material for your grandmother’s projects. Pick a bundle of fabrics you think she would like.

white Christmas fabric paper dolls Robert Kaufman

white Christmas fabric paper dolls Robert Kaufman

white Christmas fabric reindeer fir tree by Michael Miller

white Christmas fabric reindeer fir tree by Michael Miller

Michael Miller fabric Delovely Damask black-white

Michael Miller fabric Delovely Damask black-white

3. Label stickers

Does your grandmother cook the world’s best jam and super yummy stewed fruit? She might like some cute and handy label stickers to put on all the glasses she fills with her self-made delicacies each year. You can write on the label stickers and they can be removed super easy without leaving any traces.

wide mt Washi Masking Tape deco tape with labels

wide mt Washi Masking Tape deco tape with labels

kawaii caterpillar and apple stickers from Japan with labels

kawaii caterpillar and apple stickers from Japan with labels

mt Washi Masking Tape seals with ornaments

mt Washi Masking Tape seals with ornaments

Christmas gifts for sisters

We think sisters are not that complicated to get Christmas presents for. Especially in our shop you have an incredible choice as we just carry so many kawaii items that make a lot of girls happy. Here are three suggestions what to get for your sisters for Christmas 2012.

1. Squishies

Theses cute accessories are suitable for sisters of all ages. They squeezable squishy charms are super cute and look fashionable on backpacks, handbags, cellphones and so on. And there is such a variety to choose from that you could easily select a new squishy to wear every day.

Rilakkuma bear sponge cake squishy cellphone charm

Rilakkuma bear sponge cake squishy cellphone charm

pink flower donut squishy charm with sprinkles

pink flower donut squishy charm with sprinkles

Kiiroitori chick toast bread squishy cellphone charm

Kiiroitori chick toast bread squishy cellphone charm

Hello Kitty chocolate donut squishy charm

Hello Kitty chocolate donut squishy charm

2. DIY Dog Piggy Bank set

This is a crazy and fun idea that we thought sisters might like especially. With these cute DIY clay sets you make your own furry dog piggy banks using clay and wool. There are four different sets to choose from.

DIY clay making kit to make yourself a dog poodle piggy bank

DIY clay making kit to make yourself a dog poodle piggy bank

DIY clay making kit to make a dog terrier piggy bank

DIY clay making kit to make a dog terrier piggy bank

3. Bathing salt bombs

Combine beauty with fun. Your sister will love our bath bombs, because not only can she indulge in a relaxing and nice smelling bath, but also there is the excitement of a surprise figure to be revealed once the bath salt ball has dissolved.

Rilakkuma bear bathing foam bath bomb salt with surprise toy

Rilakkuma bear bathing foam bath bomb salt with surprise toy

Sentimental Circus bath bomb salt with surprise toy

Sentimental Circus bath bomb salt with surprise toy

Christmas gifts for brothers

Brothers are usually easygoing and don’t care too much about Christmas presents from their siblings. So this year you could surprise them with a gift they would have never expected… and maybe haven’t even seen before. Check out our Christmas gift ideas 2012.

1. Popin’ Cookin’ DIY candy sets

It’s the latest thing from Japan and we bet your brother has never done anything like that before. No matter if he is six, 16 or 26, this will be something he won’t forget. With the funny Japanese Popin’ Cookin’ DIY candy sets you can make your own gummy candy by mixing powers with water. And the shapes are more than crazy as you can see with those dinosaur and insect candy sets that we picked. And yes, it is fully edible.

Kracie DIY candy kit with insects Popin' Cookin'

Kracie DIY candy kit with insects Popin’ Cookin’

Popin' Cookin' dinosaur candy DIY kit Kracie

Popin’ Cookin’ dinosaur candy DIY kit Kracie

2. Cool stickers

True, this is rather a present for brothers who are still younger. But if you happen to have one who is still a child, our funny boy stickers might be something he totally enjoys. No matter if he likes trains, cars, motorcycles, animals or space, we have so many different stickers that it is very likely you’ll find exactly the thing your brother wants.

3D sponge sticker set with train train station track

3D sponge sticker set with train train station track

thick sponge stickers vehicles truck car

thick sponge stickers vehicles truck car

funny 3D sponge sticker set bug stag beetle

funny 3D sponge sticker set bug stag beetle

cool racing cars glitter sticker sack from Japan

cool racing cars glitter sticker sack from Japan

astronauts epoxy sticker by Mind Wave

astronauts epoxy sticker by Mind Wave

3. Pocket warmers

This might not seem cool at first, but your brother will definitely appreciate it. Because they constantly forget their gloves in winter time or think they don’t need them. And that’s for sure, they would never get a hand warmer themselves. So do it for them.

kawaii red London double decker bus pocket warmer hot pad

kawaii red London double decker bus pocket warmer hot pad

Panda bear with scarf and beanie pocket warmer hot pad

Panda bear with scarf and beanie pocket warmer hot pad

Christmas gifts for Dad

Maybe you’re lucky and belong to the people who can easily find a Christmas present for their dads. But let’s face it, most of the times the fathers seem to be the hardest cases of the family when it comes to finding a present. So what do you think about these present suggestions for Christmas 2012?

1. Coffee tumblers / thermos bottles

For the office, the car or just for breakfast, a coffee tumbler or thermos bottle is a useful gift that your dad will appreciate. Even if he is not a coffee drinker, he can also enjoy tea, soup or other hot beverages.

turquoise coffee tumbler with Tom Thumb

turquoise coffee tumbler with Tom Thumb

cute pink teddy bear Thermo bottle from Japan

cute pink teddy bear Thermo bottle from Japan

2. Office sets

Spice up your dad’s office supplies by making him a set with cool stationery items. We have lots of erasers, memo pads, pens or adhesive tape dispensers with quite unusual designs. The funny items will make him smile.

red building block adhesive tape dispenser cutter

red building block adhesive tape dispenser cutter

colourful cars mini Memo Pad Cram Cream

colourful cars mini Memo Pad Cram Cream

white police motorbike eraser from Japan by Iwako

white police motorbike eraser from Japan by Iwako

cute blue-white polka dots mechanical pencil

cute blue-white polka dots mechanical pencil

3. Car bags

Does your dad always complain about the mess in his car (caused by him or other people)? Then it’s the right time to give him one of the cool car organiser bags. They can easily be attached to the front or passenger seat and have lots of compartments to hold all the loose items in the car.

cute beige car bag with toadstools from Japan

cute beige car bag with toadstools from Japan

brown car bag with animals cat elephant Japan

brown car bag with animals cat elephant Japan

Christmas gifts for Mom

Christmas is not far away, so it’s time to think about your Christmas gifts for this year. And as every year it can be a little tricky to come up with good Christmas gift ideas for your loved ones. In our new Christmas gift blog series we will provide you with funny, unusual and creative ideas until the end of November. Let us inspire you to find the perfect gift for Christmas 2012.

Let’s start off with one of the most important things you have to get: A Christmas gift for Mum. And as you have probably given a gift to your mother every year for almost all your life, it gets harder every time to find something good for her. Check out some of your suggestions:

1. Rice baking set

This funny Rice baking DIY set from Japan is especially for making rice bread and pastry. It comes with a mixing bowl and all kinds of accessories you need for baking, as well as some recipes (…which are in Japanese only though). If your mom likes baking and cooking she might enjoy this new kitchen gadget to try something new and crazy.

Gohan Bakery KOME-PAN kitchen gadget Rice baking set Japan

Gohan Bakery KOME-PAN kitchen gadget Rice baking set Japan

2. Christmas figures

Most mothers love decorations and are experts in turning their home into a comfortable Christmas oasis. So help them stock up their supplies. Because as a mother you can’t have enough Christmas decoration. We have wonderful Christmas decorations in our shops, which can be combined in infinite ways and be reused every year. There are cute Santa Claus, polar bear, Little Red Riding Hood and cat figures, which look great on the Christmas table, shelves and so on. Your mother already has lots of decorations? Believe us, there is always room for more. After all you need stuff to vary.

Santa Claus matryoshka stackable wooden figure nesting doll

Santa Claus matryoshka stackable wooden figure nesting doll

cute black cat with red Santa Claus hat from Japan

cute black cat with red Santa Claus hat from Japan

cute fir tree Christmas figure concombre from Japan

cute fir tree Christmas figure concombre from Japan

cute Santa Claus figure with outstretched legs from Japan

cute Santa Claus figure with outstretched legs from Japan

Little Red Riding Hood Christmas figure with gift sack Japan

Little Red Riding Hood Christmas figure with gift sack Japan

cute Christmas bear figure with hot chocolate from Japan

cute Christmas bear figure with hot chocolate from Japan

3. Silicone forms

It can be a no-go present or a great success: kitchen accessories. If your mother is the kind of person who likes to receive funny kitchen gadgets and accessories, our funny silicone cups and molds might be exactly the right thing to put under the Christmas tree. The cute molds for baking cakes, cupcakes or making cute chocolates have funny shapes, bright colours and will bring a whole new side to your mommy’s kitchen.

Rilakkuma bear mini silicone bowls 3 pcs Bento cups

Rilakkuma bear mini silicone bowls 3 pcs Bento cups

kawaii silicone mold for chocolate sticks heart flower

kawaii silicone mold for chocolate sticks heart flower

kawaii Rilakkuma bear silicone cake mold pan

kawaii Rilakkuma bear silicone cake mold pan

Celebrate autumn with Masking Tape

We found such great home decoration ideas, which will make you totally enjoy autumn. In a little catalog that was released by mt we saw this beautiful Washi Tape tree. What a great and simple idea. Collect some colourful autumn leaves outdoor and create your own autumn tree at home by just putting some tape stripes on a wall. And if you don’t want it anymore, you can remove it without leaving any trace.

And to decorate some candy jars or other items at your home with the colourful happy tapes will also help improving your mood on cold, icky autumn days.

Make your own Masking Tape autumn tree at home

Make your own Masking Tape autumn tree at home

Colours light up your home in winter - decorate candy jars and other home decor

Colours light up your home in winter – decorate candy jars and other home decor

Such a big effect with so little work, Washi Tape makes everything look pretty

Such a big effect with so little work, Washi Tape makes everything look pretty

Our favourite product of the week: Dress up doll stickers

It’s a girl’s dream come true: dressing up dolls in different outfits again and again. And you can do it all with stickers. We got a whole bunch of super cute dress up stickers from Japan which are our favourite product of the week. Each sticker sheet comes with many different dresses and accessories to put on the doll stickers. Also there are different themes like bridal couple, rock stars, city girls, Japanese Kimono girls etc.

These stickers are also a great little something for your advent calendars.

cute girls dress up doll puffy sponge stickers

cute girls dress up doll puffy sponge stickers

cute girls and dogs dress up doll puffy sponge stickers

cute girls and dogs dress up doll puffy sponge stickers

modern city girls dress up doll puffy sponge stickers

modern city girls dress up doll puffy sponge stickers

pink princess girls dress up doll puffy sponge stickers

pink princess girls dress up doll puffy sponge stickers

cute Kimono girls dress up doll puffy sponge stickers

cute Kimono girls dress up doll puffy sponge stickers

rock star couple dress up doll puffy sponge stickers

rock star couple dress up doll puffy sponge stickers

bridal couple dress up doll puffy sponge stickers wedding

bridal couple dress up doll puffy sponge stickers wedding

fairy & warrior girls dress up doll 3D stickers

fairy & warrior girls dress up doll 3D stickers

fashion girls dress up doll 3D stickers

fashion girls dress up doll 3D stickers

animal pet shop  sponge stickers with girl dress up doll

animal pet shop sponge stickers with girl dress up doll

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