Christmas gift ideas by Rilakkuma and Bianca

Time to start thinking about Christmas presents. Our text lady Bianca knows our products quite well, after all she adds them to our online shop. She shared some of her favourite Christmas present ideas with our kawaii Christmas Rilakkuma.

Bianca and Rilakkuma came up with some kawaii Christmas gift ideas

Bianca and Rilakkuma came up with some kawaii Christmas gift ideas

Fabric Bundles

Fabric bundles are great gifts for people who love to sew but also for people who like to decorate or craft, as the fabric pieces can be used in lots of different ways. There are lots of formats such as Fat Quarters, Charm Packs, Rolls, Ten Squares and more.

Fat Quarter fabric bundle dots Watermelon Robert Kaufman

Fat Quarter fabric bundle dots Watermelon Robert Kaufman

Shinzi Katoh Stationery

Shinzi Katoh is a stationery manufacturer from Japan whose products really have a unique style. They make lots of pens, post cards, stickers, notebooks, Washi Tapes and more with adorable fairy tale designs. Little Red Riding Hood and Alice in Wonderland are two characters which can be found on lots and lots of items.

mini envelope Little Red Riding Hood fairy tale Shinzi Katoh

mini envelope Little Red Riding Hood fairy tale Shinzi Katoh

mt Casa Washi Tape

The line mt Casa was released this year and is designed for home decoration. You can decorate walls, furniture, tiles, windows and a lot more with the extra wide Washi Tapes. The best thing is that you can remove them easily and redecorate whenever you want. A great gift idea for adult s and children alike.

super wide blue mt Casa Washi Masking Tape 20cm deco tape

super wide blue mt Casa Washi Masking Tape 20cm deco tape

Pillows

The kawaii pillows in funny shapes look great on beds, couches, armchairs or car seats and are so soft and fluffy that you will never want to sleep, cuddle or relax without them.

super big Rilakkuma white bear head plushie pillow

super big Rilakkuma white bear head plushie pillow

Book Bento Boxes

This bento box in the look of a book is a funny gift idea for book lovers, food fans and Bento-Manicas.

red book lacquer Bento Box lunch box Prime Nakamura

red book lacquer Bento Box lunch box Prime Nakamura

Microfibre Cellphone Pouches

A great accessory for phones, glasses jewelry and so on, as the soft microfibre interior of the microfibre cellphone pouches can clean your display and glasses.

Rilakkuma brown bear microfibre cellphone pouch glasses case

Rilakkuma brown bear microfibre cellphone pouch glasses case

Advent calendar ideas by Rilakkuma and Maggie

Our packing fairy Lok already gave you 15 suggestions what to put in this year’s advent calendar. Today we asked our online marketing queen Maggie to provide some more ideas. Our big office mascot Rilakkuma helped her brainstorming. Here is what they came up with:

Rilakkuma and Maggie share some ideas for advent calendar fillings

Rilakkuma and Maggie share some ideas for advent calendar fillings

1. Iron-ons

The cute iron-ons from Robert Kaufman’s Hello Tokyo collection are brand new in our shop and highly adorable.

kawaii girl bird iron-on transfer set Robert Kaufman

kawaii girl bird iron-on transfer set Robert Kaufman

2. Squishy wrist rest

We have a series of scented donut squishies which can also be used as wrist rests when working on the computer. Perfect for the office and for everybody who often uses a computer (and who doesn’t?).

big pink donut bun scented squishy wrist rest

big pink donut bun scented squishy wrist rest

3. Mini plastic case

These cute Rilakkuma mini plastic cases can hold anything you want: coins, pills, earrings, beads and lots more. We carry them in lots of different colors.

Rilakkuma bear blue mini plastic case pill box San-X

Rilakkuma bear blue mini plastic case pill box San-X

4. Tattoo Stickers

Tattoos that can be washed off in funny designs like macarons, bunnies and cats. Isn’t that a child’s dream come true?

sweets macaron cake temporay tattoo stickers from Japan

sweets macaron cake temporay tattoo stickers from Japan

5. Magnet and Pin Set

These kawaii magnet and pin sets always contain 2 kawaii wooden magnets and a cute clothes peg with a wooden decoration.

squirrel mushroom magnet and clothespeg set by Decole

squirrel mushroom magnet and clothespeg set by Decole

6. Pocket Warmer

This will keep your hands warm during cold autumn and winter days. The pocket warmers can be reused many times.

Snowman face pocket warmer hot pad from Japan

Snowman face pocket warmer hot pad from Japan

7. Paper punch

Paper punches are a basic crafting tool for all people who like to craft with paper. There are many different designs.

kawaii angel paper punch craft punch from Japan

kawaii angel paper punch craft punch from Japan

8. Stamp Pen

How handy is that? Our stamp pens contain several mini stamps in different colors.

kawaii sundae lion bear stamp pen mini stamp set

kawaii sundae lion bear stamp pen mini stamp set

9. Screen Cleaner Charm

Better keep your screen clean. With these screen cleaner charms you have a cute little companion with you all the time which will help you get rid of dirt and dust on your smartphone screens.

Little Red Riding Hood screen cleaner charm Otogicco Decole

Little Red Riding Hood screen cleaner charm Otogicco Decole

10. Bookmark Stickers

You could also call them sticky notes, but today we explicitly recommend them as bookmark stickers. It just looks super adorable when you see those stickers sticking out of your book.

kawaii cat animal Post-it bookmark sticker Japan

kawaii cat animal Post-it bookmark sticker Japan

11. Pens

These are not just regular pens, they are pens with movable figures. When you push the button, the big figure on top moves which looks so cute. Check out the videos on the bottom of the product descriptions if you want to see them in action.

pink Rilakkuma Wonderland ballpoint pen movable figure

pink Rilakkuma Wonderland ballpoint pen movable figure

12. Christmas Figurines

An advent calendar is definitely the right place for these Christmas figurines. They are small, cute and get you into the right Christmas mood.

Little Red Riding Hood Christmas figure with gift sack Japan

Little Red Riding Hood Christmas figure with gift sack Japan

13. Mini Envelopes

Mini envelopes are so handy to have around. And they look cute too.

Rilakkuma brown and white bear mini envelopes San-X

Rilakkuma brown and white bear mini envelopes San-X

14. Magic Stickers

These magic stickers do change the color when the temperature changes.

princess girl dress up doll 3D magic stickers

princess girl dress up doll 3D magic stickers

15. Buttons

Buttons are a classic. Put them on your bags, shirts or backpacks. But definitely into your advent calendar.

Sentimental Circus Shappo button brooch badge San-X

Sentimental Circus Shappo button brooch badge San-X

Lots of new Decole products in our shop

Lots of new stuff from Little Red Riding Hood in our shop. The cute little fairy tale figure is the star of the Otogicco collection from the Japanese stationery manufacturer Decole, and the products are always super popular. We got adorable Red Riding Hood Bento supplies like cups and tea pots, but also many stationery items. All new are the Red Riding Hood glass stickers, which you can use as window decoration or to embellish glasses and jars.

Decole also has many other cute collections, we got new items from the concombre line and lots of kawaii things from the collection Decolello. The Decollelo products are great for infants and little children, they have things like diaper stackers, baby changing bags or car bags.

We have this Little Red Riding Hood tableware in our shop

We have this Little Red Riding Hood tableware in our shop

Little Red Riding Hood with wolf figurine Otogicco Decole

Little Red Riding Hood with wolf figurine Otogicco Decole

Little Red Riding Hood screen cleaner charm Otogicco Decole

Little Red Riding Hood screen cleaner charm Otogicco Decole

Red Riding Hood and wolf magnet clothespeg Otogicco Decole

Red Riding Hood and wolf magnet clothespeg Otogicco Decole

Little Red Riding Hood desk pen stand Otogicco Decole

Little Red Riding Hood desk pen stand Otogicco Decole

Little Red Riding Hood Post-it bookmark stickers Otogicco

Little Red Riding Hood Post-it bookmark stickers Otogicco

Red Riding Hood mountain glass window sticker Otogicco

Red Riding Hood mountain glass window sticker Otogicco

red Decole Red Riding Hood mini notebook exercise book

red Decole Red Riding Hood mini notebook exercise book

Little Red Riding Hood mini tag memo pad Otogicco Decole

Little Red Riding Hood mini tag memo pad Otogicco Decole

cream-brown cat ceramic cellphone holder Decole

cream-brown cat ceramic cellphone holder Decole

brown bear deco tape dispenser cutter Decole

brown bear deco tape dispenser cutter Decole

kawaii apple fabric photo frame picture frame Japan Decole

kawaii apple fabric photo frame picture frame Japan Decole

Decole polka dot apple snail picnic car bag Japan

Decole polka dot apple snail picnic car bag Japan

Decole apple snail baby diaper stacker bag from Japan

Decole apple snail baby diaper stacker bag from Japan

red Decole Vichy square apple childrens backpack

red Decole Vichy square apple childrens backpack

Rilakkuma Wonderland collection in our shop

We already mentioned it here and there, to celebrate Rilakkuma’s 10th Anniversary this year San-X released lots of special Rilakkuma editions. We now have almost 100 products with the Rilakkuma Wonderlandtheme in our shop. This collection is all about royalty and celebrations with Rilakkuma and his friends on carousels and dressed in marching band uniforms. It is super cute and super limited! We are one of the few online shops outside of Japan that is allowed to sell this collection internationally. And as it’s a limited edition we probably won’t be able to reorder it.

Check out all the stuff we have with this theme, you can find products in almost all our stationery categories: plushies, plush charms, cups, jewelry cases, pens, pencils, folders, letter sets, stickers, sticky notes, memo pads, clips, bags, pencil cases and more.

pink Rilakkuma Wonderland bear carousel jewel case casket

pink Rilakkuma Wonderland bear carousel jewel case casket

yellow Rilakkuma Wonderland cup bear marching band San-X

yellow Rilakkuma Wonderland cup bear marching band San-X

Rilakkuma Wonderland brown bear Timpani drums plushie

Rilakkuma Wonderland brown bear Timpani drums plushie

pink Rilakkuma Wonderland tin case pill box bear horse crown

pink Rilakkuma Wonderland tin case pill box bear horse crown

pink Rilakkuma Wonderland ballpoint pen movable figure

pink Rilakkuma Wonderland ballpoint pen movable figure

cute Rilakkuma Wonderland bear parade A4 plastic file folder

cute Rilakkuma Wonderland bear parade A4 plastic file folder

Rilakkuma Wonderland brown bear marching band clip peg

Rilakkuma Wonderland brown bear marching band clip peg

pale pink Rilakkuma Wonderland pencil bear crown band

pale pink Rilakkuma Wonderland pencil bear crown band

Rilakkuma Wonderland mini note pad marching band concert

Rilakkuma Wonderland mini note pad marching band concert

Rilakkuma Wonderland carousel bear letter paper set

Rilakkuma Wonderland carousel bear letter paper set

Rilakkuma Wonderland bear band carousel glitter stickers

Rilakkuma Wonderland bear band carousel glitter stickers

Rilakkuma Wonderland bear carousel Post-it bookmark sticker

Rilakkuma Wonderland bear carousel Post-it bookmark sticker

Rilakkuma Wonderland carousel book stationery set

Rilakkuma Wonderland carousel book stationery set

Rilakkuma Wonderland yellow chick marching band plush charm

Rilakkuma Wonderland yellow chick marching band plush charm

Rilakkuma Wonderland brown bear on horse plushie San-X

Rilakkuma Wonderland brown bear on horse plushie San-X

New: Sesame Street stationery

Who doesn’t remember Elmo, Cookie Monster or Ernie & Bert? Generations have been growing up with the cute characters from Sesame Street and still are. We now have some adorable Sesame Street products in our shop, mainly memo pads, deco tapes and pencil cases. Be sure to check out the super kawaii reversible Sesame Street plush pencil case. One side is red Elmo, but you can also flip the case inside out to have a cute blue cookie monster pencil case.

red Elmo Sesame Street ring binder notebook from Japan

red Elmo Sesame Street ring binder notebook from Japan

Sesame Street newspaper notebook exercise book Elmo Japan

Sesame Street newspaper notebook exercise book Elmo Japan

beige Sesame Street notebook exercise book Elmo from Japan

beige Sesame Street notebook exercise book Elmo from Japan

white Sesame Street Washi Masking Tape deco tape

white Sesame Street Washi Masking Tape deco tape

black Sesame Street USA Elmo ring binder notebook

black Sesame Street USA Elmo ring binder notebook

white Sesame street pencil case from Japan Elmo Muppet

white Sesame street pencil case from Japan Elmo Muppet

red Sesame Street Elmo reversible plush pencil case Muppet

red Sesame Street Elmo reversible plush pencil case Muppet

cute Sesame Street Sticky Deco Tape Elmo Cookie Monster

cute Sesame Street Sticky Deco Tape Elmo Cookie Monster

San-X shop modes4u: More than 2000 products and special editions

Our partnership with the Japanese stationary and gift manufacturing company San-X really flourished in the past years. Last year we were super proud that we carried almost 1,000 San-X products in our shop, this year the amount has more than doubled. By now we carry more than 2,100 San-X products on modes4u.com. It’s not such a big surprise when you keep in mind that Rilakkuma is the most popular character in our shop, and also San-X’ most successful character.

It’s also a big honor that we are allowed to sell limited Rilakkuma editions. To celebrate Rilakkuma’s 10th anniversary San-X has been releasing quite a few super limited plush toy editions, which are almost exclusively available in Japan. Only a handful of retailers in the whole world are allowed to sell them outside of Japan and we are one of them. This is why you can buy the Rilakkuma zodiac sign edition or the Rilakkuma Chinese New Year edition at our shop.

We will keep ordering many new products from all the different San-X characters and soon we will hopefully have 3,000 San-X products in our shop.

We are one of the few international shops worldwide allowed to sell the limited Rilakkuma zodiac signs edition

We are one of the few international shops worldwide allowed to sell the limited Rilakkuma zodiac signs edition

There are more than 250 pens and pencils by San-X in our shop

There are more than 250 pens and pencils by San-X in our shop

Choose between more than 200 San-X folder with all the different characters

Choose between more than 200 San-X folders with all the different characters

The Rilakkuma Washi Tapes are quite new in our shop

The Rilakkuma Washi Tapes are quite new in our shop

We have a huge selection of plush toys with Rilakkuma, Mamegoma and all the other San-X characters

We have a huge selection of plush toys with Rilakkuma, Mamegoma and all the other San-X characters

New characters in our shop: Sumikkogurashi

In late 2012 San-X released a new character: Sumikkogurashi. We now got the first products with these funny looking fellas, but didn’t really know much about them. Fortunately we found the quirky blog which explained what Sumikkogurashi is. Literally the name means ‘Corner Living’. All the cute little characters are super shy which is why they like to hide in the corner where they feel safe. The Sumikkogurashi consists of many different characters like a white bear, a penguin, a snail, a cat, pork cutlet, dust, weed and more. Do you like them?

light pink Sumikkogurashi towel bear cat penguin snail

light pink Sumikkogurashi towel bear cat penguin snail

fluffy Sumikkogurashi polar bear pencil case San-X

fluffy Sumikkogurashi polar bear pencil case San-X

We have Mameshiba products in our shop

Green is all we see, because we have been adding lots of Mameshiba products to our shop. Now you can find a big mixture of charms, plush toys, wallets, memo pads, pens, stickers, phone accessories, mobile phone plugs and bento accessories on modes4u.com.

Mameshiba are super popular Japanese characters, which are bean dogs. The most popular one is the green Edamame Mameshiba, but there are also lots of other characters such as Black Bean, Chili Bean, Tiger Bean, Sword Bean, Jelly Beans and so on. We also carry products from the cute Babyshiba series, in which the Mameshiba bean dogs are little babies, as well as the “Mameshiba x Kyary Pamyu Pamyu” collection, for which the Japanese kawaii singer Kyary Pamyu Pamyu collaborated with Mameshiba manufacturer Dentsu and created bean dogs with bows, unicorns and punks.

super big green Mameshiba bean dog plush toy

super big green Mameshiba bean dog plush toy

dark purple Mameshiba bean dog plush wallet charm

dark purple Mameshiba bean dog plush wallet charm

blue Mameshiba unicorn bean dog rubber charm

blue Mameshiba unicorn bean dog rubber charm

kawaii green Mameshiba bean dog in soy bean charm

kawaii green Mameshiba bean dog in soy bean charm

cute Dentsu green Mameshiba bean dog charm

cute Dentsu green Mameshiba bean dog charm

cute white Mameshiba bean dog charm by Dentsu

cute white Mameshiba bean dog charm by Dentsu

Mameshiba orange Babyshiba bean dog charm cake

Mameshiba orange Babyshiba bean dog charm cake

purple bow Mameshiba bean dog mobile phone earphone plug

purple bow Mameshiba bean dog mobile phone earphone plug

yellow Mameshiba bean dog tin case wallet coin case

yellow Mameshiba bean dog tin case wallet coin case

Mameshiba green Babyshiba fruit bean dog Memo Pad

Mameshiba green Babyshiba fruit bean dog Memo Pad

cute Mameshiba bean dogs Post-it bookmark sticker

cute Mameshiba bean dogs Post-it bookmark sticker

round Mameshiba bean dog epoxy stickers button stickers

round Mameshiba bean dog epoxy stickers button stickers

Mameshiba rough Babyshiba baby fruit bean dog stickers

Mameshiba rough Babyshiba baby fruit bean dog stickers

Mameshiba bean dogs wirh dots notebook exercise book

Mameshiba bean dogs wirh dots notebook exercise book

 

New characters in our shop: Chocopa squirrel Nuts

Time to introduce a cute new character in our shop. If you like the funny Chocopa bear who turns into a brown chocolate bear when eating chocolate, you might have noticed that lately he is accompanied by a little friend, an orange squirrel named Nuts. The cute rodent wears brown glasses and looks very smart. He loves to sit on Chocopa’s head and often takes photos of him.

You can find the cute squirrel on many Chocopa products in our shop, but we also have some plush toys just with the cute fella.

San-X orange Chocopa squirrel with glasses plush toy

San-X orange Chocopa squirrel with glasses plush toy

orange Chocopa squirrel with glasses plush charm San-X

orange Chocopa squirrel with glasses plush charm San-X

pink chocopa bear with chocolate hearts cup by San-X Japan

pink chocopa bear with chocolate hearts cup by San-X Japan

cute Chocopa bear chocolate bar pencil case San-X Japan

cute Chocopa bear chocolate bar pencil case San-X Japan

cute Chocopa bear towel chocolate hearts from Japan

cute Chocopa bear towel chocolate hearts from Japan

Sunshine City in Tokyo Part 6: kawaii accessories

This is the last part of our big Sunshine City series. In the last week we’ve shown you lots and lots of pictures from different shops in Tokyo’s huge “city within the city”. So what’s left to show today? Basically everything that didn’t fit into any of our other posts. And that is mainly general shop impressions or very kawaii accessories. It is amazing to see how crowded those shops are. They are filled with cuteness on every centimeter.

Super kawaii clocks with Alice in Wonderland themes

Super kawaii clocks with Alice in Wonderland themes

What a crowded shop, every inch is used to display products

What a crowded shop, every inch is used to display products

These candles are super kawaii

These candles are super kawaii

So many different hair accessoiries

So many different hair accessories

Lots of bags and bento accessories in one shelf

Lots of bags and bento accessories in one shelf

Very cute walltets, bags, pouches, pencil cases and lunch bags

Very cute wallets, bags, pouches, pencil cases and lunch bags

We love the products on the top shelf, but are not sure what they are. Little stools or hat boxes?

We love the products on the top shelf, but are not sure what they are. Little stools or hat boxes?

Kawaii beauty accessories like brushes and combs

Kawaii beauty accessories like brushes and combs

What a variety: on this pictures you see kawaii things from suitcases over bags to waste baskets

What a variety: on this pictures you see kawaii things from suitcases over bags to waste baskets

Those wallets look really pretty

Those wallets look really pretty

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