Advent calendar ideas by Rilakkuma and Lok

Christmas is slowly approaching, so it is time to start our annual Christmas gift ideas series. This year we decided to let our staff members and our office mascot Rilakkuma provide you with inspiration, as they know our products best.

Lok and Rilakkuma present some kawaii ideas for your advent calendar

Lok and Rilakkuma present some kawaii ideas for your advent calendar

Our packing fairy Lok is the first one to go. She is really an expert in the warehouse, so we asked her to pick some things she thinks are suitable to put in an advent calendar. After all these 24 little things are the first thing on your to do list if you are planning to make one as it has to be ready by December 1st. Her are some of Lok’s ideas:

1. Band-aids

With their kawaii designs and colors these band-aids are everything but boring.

fairy tale Alice in Wonderland kids Bandage Band-Aid set

fairy tale Alice in Wonderland kids Bandage Band-Aid set

2. Mini folder

Mini folders are really adorable and very suitable to hold receipts, little notes or stickers. We have a wide range with one or several pockets.

kawaii Rilakkuma brown bear mini plastic folder 3-pocket

kawaii Rilakkuma brown bear mini plastic folder 3-pocket

3. Push Pencil

You don’t see them too often anymore, but push pencils are a fun thing that was very popular in the 80s and 90s. Each pencil contains several tips, and once one is used up you take it out and push it to the back of the pencil, so that a new one is revealed.

kawaii animals push pencil crayon set 5 pieces from Japan

kawaii animals push pencil crayon set 5 pieces from Japan

4. Sticker sacks

Each sticker sack contains up to 100 stickers, so they are a great little treat for stationery lovers.

kawaii traveling panda sponge sticker sack from Japan

kawaii traveling panda sponge sticker sack from Japan

5. Squishies

Squishies are a fun and cheap little accessory. Lots of them are scented, they look cute, come in lots of different shapes and colors and are very enduring.

Hello Kitty waffle red bow squishy charm

Hello Kitty waffle red bow squishy charm

6. DIY Eraser Making Set

These kits contain several blocks of eraser material in different colors and scents that you can form into any shape you want. Each DIY eraser making set comes with instructions for a certain dessert design.

DIY scented eraser set from Japan macaron macaroon dog

DIY scented eraser set from Japan macaron macaroon dog

7. Reflective stickers

Reflective stickers are not just very cute but also quite useful as they reflect light and are a great protective add-on for traffic.

orange reflective stickers hamster dog cat

orange reflective stickers hamster dog cat

8. Shinzi Katoh Masking Tapes

Masking Tapes are perfect to put into advent calendars as they are small, cheap and pretty. The Shinzi Katoh Masking Tapes have a very special design that really sticks out.

Panda Bear Animal Washi Masking Tape deco tape

Panda Bear Animal Washi Masking Tape deco tape

9. Bento Towels

These cute small towels are perfect as a light permanent companion. They fit in every purse and also make a great hand towel for your bathroom at home.

brown Chocopa panda bear suitcase towel from Japan

brown Chocopa panda bear suitcase towel from Japan

10. Plugys

A small gift with a great effect. Cellphone plugs are really kawaii, they look super cute on your smartphone and also protect the earphone jack from dust or moisture.

pink My Melody bunny mobile phone plugy earphone jack

pink My Melody bunny mobile phone plugy earphone jack

11. Mini Tag Memo pads

This little notepad is really tiny, but super kawaii.

Little Red Riding Hood mini tag memo pad Otogicco Decole

Little Red Riding Hood mini tag memo pad Otogicco Decole

12. Buttons

We recently got these cute little buttons from Robert Kaufman’s Hello Tokyo collection. Aren’t they perfect for an advent calendar?

Kokeshi doll girl button set 3 pieces by Robert Kaufman USA

Kokeshi doll girl button set 3 pieces by Robert Kaufman USA

13. Clips

You can use these lovely small clips in many ways: to close bags, to hang laundry, to hold papers together, for pictures etc.

Rilakkuma Wonderland brown bear crown pennant clip peg

Rilakkuma Wonderland brown bear crown pennant clip peg

14. Glass Stickers

Glass stickers are kawaii decorative items for your windows, glasses, bottles or anything made from glass that needs embellishment.

Red Riding Hood mountain glass window sticker Otogicco

Red Riding Hood mountain glass window sticker Otogicco

15. Iron-On towel loops

What a useful idea. With these iron-on towel loops you can add loops to to towels or garments which don’t have one.

mushroom iron-on transfer towel loop Japan Decole

mushroom iron-on transfer towel loop Japan Decole

Sweets Giveaway on Facebook

Even though it looks delicious you better not eat it. In our Facebook Sweets Giveaway we’re giving away a bunch of super cute stationery items, squishies and Re-Ments to one lucky winner. Everything revolves around sweets and candies and will make your mouth water.

The is the prize package:

1x big Kapibarasan bag (exclusive item for Japanese trade show visitors only)
2 x sweets deco tapes
1x Cafe letter set
1x Japanese eraser snacks set (5pcs)
2x Squishies (baguette, toast)
6x Re-Ments (Hello Kitty macaroon, Micky Mouse donut, cupcake, chocolate bar, Rilakkuma pastry)

How to join:
1) Like our Facebook page
2) Like the giveaway pic
3) Share the pic and comment “I love sweets!

The giveaway will be running until Monday, July 1st and is open worldwide. Again we strongly suggest to check our Facebook page to see if you have won. We announce the winner on our Facebook page, but have no possibility of contacing them otherwise. Enjoy everyone and good luck!

This delicious package of Japanese products could be yours

This delicious package of Japanese products could be yours

A closer look at the kawaii sweets items from our Sweets Giveaway

A closer look at the kawaii sweets items from our Sweets Giveaway

Our favourite product on the week: Cake squishies

Don’t they look just super yummy? We added many squishies to our shop this week and these cake squishies are our favourite product of the week. They are all decorated individually, which is pretty amazing. And they look so delicious, it makes us want to run to the next bakery.

We made a super colourful squishy cake with all our pieces of cake squishies

We made a super colourful squishy cake with all our pieces of cake squishies

piece of chocolate cake with walnut squishy cellphone charm

piece of chocolate cake with walnut squishy cellphone charm

piece of pink strawberry cake squishy cellphone charm

piece of pink strawberry cake squishy cellphone charm

piece of green pistachio cake squishy cellphone charm

piece of green pistachio cake squishy cellphone charm

piece of white lemon cake squishy cellphone charm

piece of white lemon cake squishy cellphone charm

Our favourite product of the week: pocket mirror squishy

Have we introduced you to our funny pocket mirror squishies already? We added most of them a couple of weeks ago to our shop, but this week the last one with happy colourful sprinkles followed. It is our favourite product of the week. The pocket mirror is super handy, as you can hang the squishy charm on your bag or cellphone and so never forget to take it. Still on the outside it is a soft squishy that you can squeeze and press.

colourful sprinkles donut squishy charm with pocket mirror

colourful sprinkles donut squishy charm with pocket mirror

Soft squishy on the outside, pocket mirror on the inside

Soft squishy on the outside, pocket mirror on the inside

24 ideas for advent calendar gifts: Squishies

Day two of our new advent calendar gift idea series. All in all we will provide you with 24 inspirations of what you could put into this year’s advent calendar. Her is our tip: Why not add a squishy to your Christmas advent calendar 2012? To be honest, you could fill the whole advent calendar with squishies, as there are so many different ones: hundreds of donuts, muffins, cakes, macaroons or buns. You can also find funny animals or your favourite characters such as Rilakkuma on the small squeezable accessories.

panda bear bun with red bow squishy cellphone charm

panda bear bun with red bow squishy cellphone charm

pink donut squishy charm white sauce sprinkles

pink donut squishy charm white sauce sprinkles

strawberry and pistachio ice cream squishy cellphone charm

strawberry and pistachio ice cream squishy cellphone charm

pink Sentimental Circus rabbit squishy cellphone charm

pink Sentimental Circus rabbit squishy cellphone charm

blue Rilakkuma bear macaroon squishy cellphone charm

blue Rilakkuma bear macaroon squishy cellphone charm

purple bird squishy cellphone charm

purple bird squishy cellphone charm

lemon cake chocolate filling squishy cellphone charm

lemon cake chocolate filling squishy cellphone charm

funny red squishy building block phone strap

funny red squishy building block phone strap

funny grinning brown whale squishy cellphone charm

funny grinning brown whale squishy cellphone charm

Rilakkuma bear mushroom squishy cellphone charm kawaii

Rilakkuma bear mushroom squishy cellphone charm kawaii

 

Win our Squishies in our Facebook Giveaway

On to the next round. This time you can win a set of lovely squishies from our shop. These cute accessories look great on your bag packs or mobile phones and can be squeezed until your’re all out of breath.You might look exhausted afterwards, but the squishies will still be adorable.

The lucky winner of our Facebook squishies giveaway will get:

1x Snoopy bread squishy
1x Hello Kitty squishy
2x Rilakkuma donut squishies
1x sandwich squishy

How to join:
1) Like our Facebook page
2) Like the giveaway pic
3) Share the pic and comment “I want Squishies!”

The giveaway will be running until Monday, September 24th. Good luck to everyone!

These cute squishies are the prize of our Facebook Giveaway

These cute squishies are the prize of our Facebook Giveaway

Lots of new products in our shop

Gosh, we were so busy last week that we couldn’t even properly blog about all the stuff that we added to our shop. But we got so many cute and funny products during the last days that we just have to give you a brief summary.

Check out the adorable squishies that arrived. Of course there are many Rilakkuma and donut designs, as you just love those motifs a lot, but we also got completely new stuff, such as little nesting doll squishies or super funny octopus squishies. If you rather like it plushy, you can take a look at our cellphone accessories. We restocked our cute dumpling, tofu and turtle charms and also have them in new colours now. Better hurry to buy them, as there are just very few left already.

In addition to the new deco tapes that we got a while ago, we also restocked a lot of our 10 pieces deco tape sets. Those sets are really great, as you have such a variety to choose from when you wrap and decorate.

As part of our team recently visited Japan for a business trip, they brought back some kawaii stuff of course: A couple of kawaii letter sets and some adorable bento boxes. Of course they could only bring back what they could carry, so we only have very limited stock of those items.

We haven’t finished adding all those fantastic new Michael Miller fabrics that we got last week yet, but some of the new designs are already online.

Sounds good, huh? But we have to tell you: We’re expecting quite a few new deliveries in the next weeks, so there will be more novelties to be announced soon.

white Rilakkuma bear bread squishy cellphone charm

white Rilakkuma bear bread squishy cellphone charm

turquoise squid octopus squishy cellphone charm

turquoise squid octopus squishy cellphone charm

grey dumpling plush cellphone charm  kawaii

grey dumpling plush cellphone charm kawaii

plush cellphone holder blue Hannari Tofu with face

plush cellphone holder blue Hannari Tofu with face

kawaii Deco Tape adhesive tape 10pcs Set 55

kawaii Deco Tape adhesive tape 10pcs Set 55

cute yellow Bear Bento Box Japanese lunch box

cute yellow Bear Bento Box Japanese lunch box

kawaii Letter Paper set from Japan with deer butterfly

kawaii Letter Paper set from Japan with deer butterfly

white Michael Miller fabric with blue whale from the US

white Michael Miller fabric with blue whale from the US

brown Michael Miller fabric with colourful vegetables

brown Michael Miller fabric with colourful vegetables

Our favourite product of the week: Nesting doll Squishy

We got a lot of new stuff this week in quite a few different categories. We added many Michael Miller fabrics, cellphone accessories, 10 piece deco tape sets and loooots of squishies. And besides all those donut squishies and Rilakkuma squishies that we restocked, we also got a couple of new models. Like those extremely adorable matryoshka squishies. Aren’t they super cute? We absolutely love them, unfortunately we didn’t get that many of them, so there are only a few ones available for you guys. Those nesting dolls are definitely our favourite product of the week.

red matryoshka nesting doll squishy cellphone charm

red matryoshka nesting doll squishy cellphone charm

blue matryoshka nesting doll squishy cellphone charm

blue matryoshka nesting doll squishy cellphone charm

pink matryoshka nesting doll squishy cellphone charm

pink matryoshka nesting doll squishy cellphone charm

Check out our adorable new squishies

Phew, that really took a while. But now all our new squishies are finally online! And the first ones are sold already, so we recommend not to wait too long if you want to get one. We offer so many designs now that it can really be tough to choose a favourite. All those donut squishies we have in our shop now look quite different, as there are so many colours, sizes, decoration and sprinkle patterns. It’s still quite amazing to look as those little pieces of pastry. They just look so real that sometimes you are incredibly tempted to take a bite. Don’t you just want to eat e.g. the cute muffin squishy with chocolate and icing?

And what to select out of our Rilakkuma squishies? The cute Rilakkuma, Korilakkuma an Kiiroitori figures or one of those funny bread models? There are really hilarious ones, like the Rilakkuma sandwich squishy – definiteley on our list of the funniest products in our shop. The toast squishies with the Rilakkuma characters made our staff smile too. By the way, why is bread so popular as a base for squishies design? Do you guys know? We were just wondering in the office ;-).

Check out all the cute and funny squishies.

green donut squishy charm with colourful sprinkles

green donut squishy charm with colourful sprinkles

pink flower donut squishy charm kawaii

pink flower donut squishy charm kawaii

lilac Rilakkuma donut squishy cellphone charm

lilac Rilakkuma donut squishy cellphone charm

chocolate muffin squishy cellphone charm sprinkles

chocolate muffin squishy cellphone charm sprinkles

Rilakkuma bear sandwich bread squishy cellphone charm

Rilakkuma bear sandwich bread squishy cellphone charm

Kiiroitori chick toast bread squishy cellphone charm

Kiiroitori chick toast bread squishy cellphone charm

Rilakkuma meets honey toast squishy cellphone charm

Rilakkuma meets honey toast squishy cellphone charm

funny grinning purple whale squishy cellphone charm

funny grinning purple whale squishy cellphone charm

brown Rilakkuma bear squishy cellphone charm kawaii

brown Rilakkuma bear squishy cellphone charm kawaii

More photos of our new squishies

We already told you that we got a new delivery of squishies the other day. Some of them are already online, but we still need to add a whole lot. Now we have a really wide variety of motifs. We got a lot of doughnut and flower doughnut squishies in really bright colours. They look so yummy, we always get hungry when looking at them. Plus some do smell a little bit like real bread. We also got soooo many cute Rilakkuma squishies, they are pretty adorable. On the picture of the squishies in the boxes you can see how many different ones there are: Rilakkuma bread squishies, Rilakkuma toadstool squishies,  Rilakkuma toast squishies, Rilakkuma sandwich squishies and more. Do you have a favourite already?

a big pile of squishies

a big pile of squishies

many doughnut and Rilakkuma squishies

many doughnut and Rilakkuma squishies

we had to sort all the squishies which took a while

we had to sort all the squishies which took a while

now we can add them to our shop as soon as possible

now we can add them to our shop as soon as possible

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