Get a FREE unicorn-themed gift with your order!!

Happy Unicorn Day!! To celebrate this magical day, we’re giving away super kawaii unicorn keychains to the first 1000 orders we receive in our online shop — modes4u.com — starting today (April 9)! Get yours before they’re all snapped up! (Please note, this offer is valid only for orders placed directly on our website, modes4u.com).

Get a FREE unicorn-themed gift with your order!!

Get a FREE unicorn-themed gift with your order!!

Get a FREE Easter gift before they’re all gone!!

Hurry! Place your order on our online shop now if you still want to receive a FREE pouch! These kawaii pouches, which we’re giving away for Easter, are going fast! (Please note, this offer is available only to orders placed directly on our online shop, modes4u.com.)

Get a FREE Easter gift before they’re all gone!!

Get a FREE Easter gift before they’re all gone!!

Get a FREE Easter gift with your order!

Easter is just around the corner! To celebrate, starting today (March 19) we’re giving away a super cute free pouch to the first 1000 orders we receive in our online shop, modes4u.com! Place your order now to get a lovely pouch before they’re all gone! (Please note, this offer is valid only for orders placed directly on our website, modes4u.com).

Get a FREE Easter gift with your order!

Get a FREE Easter gift with your order!

Christmas SALE! 40% off Christmas goodies for a limited time only!

We’ve got a Christmas Sale! You can now get 40% off all items in the Christmas category of our shop!*

We have over 10,000 Christmas goodies in stock!

The sale runs from NOW to Nov 12, 2017 (11:59pm). Check out the goodies available in the Christmas category of modeS4u!

Coupon Code: christmas2017

To get the discount, you have to use the coupon code “christmas2017 during checkout. You can use the coupon code as many times as you like during this sale!

*Valid for Christmas items in the Christmas category of our shop only. The discount is not applicable for shipping costs.

Christmas SALE! 40% off Christmas Goodies for a limited time only!

Christmas SALE! 40% off Christmas Goodies for a limited time only!

DIY Mother’s Day Craft with Washi Tape

We have a super cute, fast and cheap idea for a very personal Mother’s Day gift: Make a wall decoration with your own silhouette for your mother. It’s a great variation from giving framed pictures of yourself and just takes a few minutes to make. All you need are a couple of Washi Tapes, a side-face picture of yourself, a pair of scissors, a pen and some baking paper. This is how we did it:

1. Stick your picture with some tape on a window, stick your baking paper over it and sketch the outline of your head with a marker or pen.

2. Use different Masking Tapes to stick over the sketch on the sheet of baking paper. Make sure the tape stripes always overlap the outline and always stick it a bit onto the previous stripe, so that all the stripes are well connected (otherwise you’ll have trouble taking your silhouette off the baking paper later).

3. Turn the baking paper sheet around and cut out the silhouette.

4. Carefully remove the Washi Tape silhouette from the baking paper. Be sure you start removing the paper on the first stripe you stuck.

5. Stick the silhouette onto the wall.

Of course you can modify this technique in any way you want. For example you could make two silhouettes (your mother and yourself facing each other) or you could put your silhouette on a card or frame it. We really like the idea of sticking it directly on the wall and surprising your mother with it. You can easily remove the picture to another spot, it will come off very easily without a trace.

Super easy and fast DIY project for Mother's Day. Make a Washi Tape Silhouette

Super easy and fast DIY project for Mother’s Day. Make a Washi Tape Silhouette

You need: Washi Tapes, a side-face picture of yourself, scissors, pen and baking paper

You need: Washi Tapes, a side-face picture of yourself, scissors, pen and baking paper

Sketch the outline of the head with a marker on the baking paper by sticking it onto the picture on a window

Sketch the outline of the head with a marker on the baking paper by sticking it onto the picture on a window

Choose the Washi Tapes for your project

Choose the Washi Tapes for your project

Stick the tapes on the silhouette, make sure the tapes overlap

Stick the tapes on the silhouette, make sure the tapes overlap

Stick tapes onto the whole silhouette and always go beyond the outline

Stick tapes onto the whole silhouette and always go beyond the outline

You can still see the outline super well when turning the baking paper around

You can still see the outline super well when turning the baking paper around

Cut out the silhouette

Cut out the silhouette

Looks pretty

Looks pretty

Carefully remove the baking paper, make sure you start on the top

Carefully remove the baking paper, make sure you start on the top

Stick the silhouette on the wall and you are done!

Stick the silhouette on the wall and you are done!

Have you heard of White Day?

We have not, until today. White Day is a big thing in Japan and related to Valentine’s Day. Apparently on February 14th only girls and women give Valentine’s gifts to men. Exactly one month later, on March 14th, it’s time for the males to pay back. They buy gifts for the women who they received presents from, usually cookies, jewelry, chocolate or lingerie, particularly of white colour. Some “unofficial” rule even says that the men’s gift has to be three times as expensive as the one they got from the woman. Isn’t that a crazy tradition? This “custom” is also celebrated in South Korea.

So happy White Day to all Japanese women, who probably enjoy the day a lot more than the men, running around in panic trying to find a good gift. Here is something we suggest for next White Day, based on what we learned about that tradition now: Make some nice white chocolate in the cute Rilakkuma molds (self-made stuff is a good key to the heart of a woman) and top it with a nice Rilakkuma chocolate cellphone charm (combines jewelry with sweets – a perfect match).

kawaii Rilakkuma bear silicone chocolate mold

kawaii Rilakkuma bear silicone chocolate mold

Rilakkuma bear cellphone strap chocolate & coffee

Rilakkuma bear cellphone strap chocolate & coffee

5 Days until Valentine’s Day

Now this is certainly a Valentine’s Day gift you don’t find every day, as the Japanese Re-Ment miniature toys are still not very known to the general public, at least outside of Japan. So let’s make them today’s suggestion for our Countdown for Valentine’s Day. By giving away a surprise blind box or even the whole set of this adorable heart sweets Re-Ments you can pretty much be sure to have gotten a unique present. Plus the miniature figures in the shape of hearts are just super kawaii.

Re-Ment Heart Sweets miniature surprise blind box

Re-Ment Heart Sweets miniature surprise blind box

6 Days until Valentine’s Day

Combine cute with useful. Valentine’s Day is not just about cheesy romantic stuff that you will never use again. It’s also about cheesy romantic stuff that is quite valuable. Like that Rilakkuma plush wallet which is today’s gift idea in our Countdown for Valentine’s Day. Because everybody needs a wallet. Even if you don’t use it for money, it’s always handy to have a little bag to store things. And this one is incredibly fluffy, incredibly hearty and incredibly cute. That’s why we think it will make a really good Valentine’s Day present.

red Rilakkuma plush wallet bear with heart

red Rilakkuma plush wallet bear with heart

10 Days until Valentine’s Day

Time for relaxation. No matter if it’s totally unpleasant outside, this Valentine’s Day you could be bathing in lots of love…and hot water of course. Today’s gift idea in our Countdown for Valentine’s Day is bath salt. Might sound unspectacular at first, but it turns into a lovely gift if you present it the right way. Prepare a nice bath for your loved one and pamper him or her with the nice smell of the Rilakkuma bath salt bomb that even reveals a small figure. Or enjoy the romantic atmosphere together. Create your little spa at home.

Rilakkuma chocolate bath bomb salt with surprise toy

Rilakkuma chocolate bath bomb salt with surprise toy

A Unique Christmas Gift Idea for Long Distance Friends

You have friends that live in other states, cities or countries? We suggest you give them a cute Christmas present that uses the distance between you to sustain your friendship.

Our unique Christmas gift for long distance friends: Letter sets

Your friends can immediately make use of it and write you the first letter. And isn’t it a wonderful feeling and nice surprise to open the mailbox every once in a while and take out a colourful handwritten letter? We stock many different letter sets with diverse themes, pretty paper and lovely details.

black kitty Letter Paper set in the park Japan

black kitty Letter Paper set in the park Japan

matryoshka Letter Paper set squirrel flower Japan

matryoshka Letter Paper set squirrel flower Japan

Rilakkuma bear flower Letter Set by San-X

Rilakkuma bear flower Letter Set by San-X

colourful Alice in Wonderland Letter Set fairy tale

colourful Alice in Wonderland Letter Set fairy tale

Wonderful Friends Letter Set kawaii animals Japan

Wonderful Friends Letter Set kawaii animals Japan

cute hedgehog Letter Set from San-X Japan kawaii

cute hedgehog Letter Set from San-X Japan kawaii

Hello Kitty Letter Set with sticker from Japan

Hello Kitty Letter Set with sticker from Japan

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