24 ideas for advent calendar gifts: food picks

Our ninth tip for advent calendar gifts from our shop revolves around food. Unfortunately you can’t eat them, although they look super cute. But we’re pretty sure they’ll make everything you eat with them taste better. Put some adorable food picks into your Christmas advent calendar for 2012. Their original purpose is to be used in Bento Lunch Boxes, but of course they can also be used on buffets, birthday parties and more.

cute animal food picks for Bento Lunch Box giraffe cat dog

cute animal food picks for Bento Lunch Box giraffe cat dog

Japanese animal sweets food picks for Bento Lunch Box

Japanese animal sweets food picks for Bento Lunch Box

funny food picks flags for Bento Lunch Box elephant

funny food picks flags for Bento Lunch Box elephant

kawaii animal food picks for Bento Lunch Box elephant lion

kawaii animal food picks for Bento Lunch Box elephant lion

kawaii food picks for Bento Lunch Box children tomato duck

kawaii food picks for Bento Lunch Box children tomato duck

A Unique Christmas Gift Idea for Workaholics

A new tie? A fancy pen? A leather briefcase? Mmmh, does not really sound like a unique Christmas gift idea. But what to give to this total careerist who adores his work, office and all those business things connected to it? We say surprise him with a colourful, happy and useful present.

Here is our unique Christmas gift idea for: Workaholics

It’s funny, extraordinary and perfectly suitable for every workaholic’s schedule: a colourful bento box. Because everybody has to eat -  even workaholics. No matter if it’s for the little snack or a big lunch, for a simple sandwich or fancy sushi, our bento boxes from Japan are fun and pep up every working day. Give away a little spark of colour.

funny red brick Bento Box from Japan

funny red brick Bento Box from Japan

Green Bento Box Frog Family kawaii lunch box

Green Bento Box Frog Family kawaii lunch box

elegant white Eiffel Tower Lacquer Bento Box France

elegant white Eiffel Tower Lacquer Bento Box France

big round panda bear Bento Box lacquer lunch box

big round panda bear Bento Box lacquer lunch box

Our Lunch Box on kitchendaily.com

kitchendaily.com was looking for ’10 Lunch Boxes you’ve never seen before’ and guess what, one of our bento boxes got featured in the article. Our funny green Brick Bento Box made it to the top 10. We are not surprised, because it is super funny and unique. Still we’re super happy that they liked our product so much to add it to the article. If you like the Brick one, have a look at further Lunch Boxes, we got many cute shapes and styles.

Our Lunch Box on kitchendaily.com

Our Lunch Box on kitchendaily.com

funny green brick Bento Box from Japan

funny green Brick Bento Box from Japan

Many new bento boxes arrived from Japan

Hurray, we finally got the long awaited delivery from Japan with all the bento boxes I ordered ages ago. This time, we got bento boxes from Cram Cream and Prime Nakamura from Japan. This is the first time we ordered bento boxes made by those 2 brands and I have to say I am very happy with their products. Prime Nakamura has some really amazing high quality bento boxes. They are not normal plastic bento boxes, but lacquer lunch boxes. In Japan, lacquer lunch boxes have a very long history and Prime Nakamura used this technique to make those adorable kawaii bento boxes. We got some bento boxes with panda, pig, frog, Lucky Cat, Puchi Babie etc., we even have some onigiri boxes now. Onigiri boxes are used for bringing rice balls with you. Here are some of my favorite bento boxes we got:

green Frog Bento Box lacquer lunch box Prime Nakamura

green Frog Bento Box lacquer lunch box Prime Nakamura

white Panda Bento Box lacquer lunch box Prime Nakamura

white Panda Bento Box lacquer lunch box Prime Nakamura

pink Puchi Babie Bambi Bento Box lunch box from Japan

pink Puchi Babie Bambi Bento Box lunch box from Japan

pink Bear Bento Box lacquer lunch box Onigiri box

pink Bear Bento Box lacquer lunch box Onigiri box

kawaii frogs Bento Box lunch box Onigiri box 2 pcs

kawaii frogs Bento Box lunch box Onigiri box 2 pcs

More Bento Boxes in stock now

Our bento boxes are getting more and more popular and therefore we decided to add some new bentos to our shop. We got some adorable new cute bento boxes in today. There are new bentos with bears, pigs, frogs, cute animals, donuts and more in yellow, pink, blue, red and green. Those bento boxes are great for kids to bring lunch to kindergarten or school, or for adults to office. We even got some matching cutlery sets. If you have a company and are interested in our bento box wholesale deals, please contact us by email.

More Bento Boxes in stock now 1

Japanese bento box with cute bears

More Bento Boxes in stock now 2

kawaii bento box with bears and colourful donuts

More Bento Boxes in stock now 3

pink piggy cutlery set

More Bento Boxes in stock now 4

cute frog bento box

More Bento Boxes in stock now 5

blue bento box with bear family

Big delivery of new Kokka fabrics from Japan

Today we received a big delivery of the newest Kokka fabrics from Japan + some restocked fabrics we sold out already. We are so excited to finally have the newest fabrics in our shop. Those Japanese fabrics are just gorgeous and so cute. The quality is as usual perfect and the prints are super accurate and colourful. We also received another delivery of bento boxes as well today. Below you can find some pictures of the products we got today.


Big delivery of new Kokka fabrics from Japan 1

delivery of new Kokka fabrics from Japan

Big delivery of new Kokka fabrics from Japan 2

lots of cute fabric patterns

Big delivery of new Kokka fabrics from Japan 3

matryoshka, cute animals, checker and more

Big delivery of new Kokka fabrics from Japan 4

new bento boxes delivery

More bento boxes from Japan

Our bento boxes are selling really well and are very popular with our wholesale customers as well. Therefore we had to restock sold out lunch boxes and also order some new designs from Japan. Today they arrived at our office. They are perfect for bringing your lunch to work/school/kindergarten. Our staff brings her lunch with such box to work every day. It is very useful because the bento box can be closed airtight, the foods stays safely in one place and even keeps the food a bit warm. The bentos are microwave safe, so just remove the lid, put the lunch box with your lunch in the microwave and you have a ready made meal. We even got some cute thermo bottles so you can bring your coffe/tea/soup to work and help the environment. Have a look at the pictures below, they are just so adorable! You never have to feel embarrased again for bringing pre-cooked food to work to safe money on restaurants.

More bento boxes from Japan 1

pink bunny with cupcake bento box

More bento boxes from Japan 2

cute small lunch box with hedgehogs

More bento boxes from Japan 3

baby-blue bento box with white polka dots and ribbon

More bento boxes from Japan 4

triangular-shaped bento box set for rice

More bento boxes from Japan 5

pink thermo bottle with small donuts

New Bento Boxes from Japan arrived

Today we got a big delivery from Japan including lots of new cute kawaii bento boxes. I just love ordering those Japanese lunch boxes because their quality is very high, the colours and printing perfect and their design is so adorably cute. Below you can see some of the bentos we got today:

New Bento Boxes from Japan arrived 1

Japanese strawberry bento box from Phoenix

New Bento Boxes from Japan arrived 2

Alice in Wonderland Lunch Box

New Bento Boxes from Japan arrived 3

Little Red Riding Hood bento box

New Bento Boxes from Japan arrived 4

4 pieces bento box set with cute bears

Magazine asked to publish our product

Today we received an email from a magazine in Germany who would like to publish one of our pictures. The magazine is a Psychology magazine and funnily they plan to write an article about bento boxes and how to prepare a cute lunch box. They wanted to use one of our bento pictures to show it in the article. We are really glad that our shop is getting more popular and even magazines and their editors are starting to be interested in our products.

Cute kawaii bento boxes

Bento Boxes are a new trend for making attractive lunch boxes for children for kindergarten or school. In Japan, mothers prepare their kids’ lunch in so called “bento boxes” and the food is presented in a very cute way. There are Hello Kitty shaped vegetables, rice balls with faces and so on. It is getting more popular in Western countries as well. The bento boxes themselves are usually really cute lunch boxes with characters like Hello Kitty, Rilakkuma or some really cute animals. The most current trend is bento boxes with fairy tale prints like Alice in Wonderland, Little Red Riding Hood or Snow White and Matryoshka. Matryoshka is the famous Russian doll with a set of dolls of decreasing sizes placed one inside the other. They are the most popular designs at the moment.

Our customers asked to get these bento boxes for our shop and therefore we sourced a supplier with really cute animal bento boxes and cutlery sets. The bento boxes are 2-layered lunch boxes with a pair of cute chopsticks. They come in 4 different colors and animal patterns: pink (piggy), green (frog), blue (bear) and yellow (bear). We also have the matching cutlery sets with chopsticks, fork and spoon. We just found another bento box supplier from Japan who will ship us our first order at the end of this month.

Bento boxes can be used as many different things, including their original use as a lunch box, as a sandwich box, for keeping bits and pieces, as a make-up case or many other things.

Below you can see some really cute prepared lunch boxes and our new bento boxes.

Hello Kitty bento box
Hello Kitty bento box
cute panda bento box
cute panda bento box
bento box with 3 cute pink piggies
bento box with 3 cute pink piggies
cute yellow bento box with a bear
cute yellow bento box with a bear
cute green bento box with frog
cute green bento box with frog
cute cutlery set
cute cutlery set with chopsticks,fork and spoon