What is kawaii? Kawaii is the Japanese term meaning, “cute” or “adorable”. Which can be taken a lot of different ways, as any google image search will show you. If you’re not in it, the community can seem pretty strange. But fear not, because I’m going to show you a few gifts that will melt the heart of any kawaii loving girl or guy. And by the way none of these products are sponsored. This is all my honest opinion. Trust me, I tried. Sponsors will not come near me…
Okay first rule of Kawaii girls: Do not pick out any clothes for them. A bow, perhaps some socks, okay. Nothing more. We worship a very particular Fashion God, and it must be appeased precisely.
Instead try a Decoden Kit
We’re a crafty bunch, and many of us love to decorate… like a lot… like whoa. Decoden is all about gluing hordes of adorable trinkets onto everyday items. These can get pretty out of hand quick, but that’s the beauty of it. These kits will let your kawaii girls cutesy imagination projectile vomit itself into reality. They’re fairly inexpensive too, and don’t forget the creme glue that looks like frosting. You could really say this gift takes the cake! *crickets*
Need to go even cheaper? Or just not that close? Etsy has a ton of sellers who collect and distribute kawaii stickers, memo pad paper and stationery sets. These are great if you want to support independent artists!
Is your kawaii girl into make up? Awesome! Don’t get her any. Here’s the thing, makeup companies like Etude House from South Korea are very popular right now, but you don’t want to be staring at a monitor desperately trying to figure out if that foundation matches her skin tone. Not to mention you could potentially be sending the message that she needs makeup and it might hurt her feelings.
(人´∀｀)．☆．Shameless Plug ヾ(･ω･｀*)
I’d like to take a moment to mention that my Youtube channel, Super Princess Tea Party, has it’s own Holiday wishlist! Some of the things are products I’d like to try for videos or things that I need. Others are just equipment that would help the show. Items run from a mere $3.00 and up. So if you can’t become a monthly Patreon over at Patreon, perhaps consider a one time gift for the Holidays?
Is she the type of girl whose always plugged into her headphones? This shop does handmade cupcake headsets which are the cutest thing EVER. Check those out! And tell them I sent you. I’m fishing for a discount.
Not grand enough a gesture for your waifu?
Kawaii Box is a subscription service that will send 10 – 12 adorable gifts to him or her every month. Subscription boxes like this are awesome because every month is a surprise. You can choose to just do one month, 3 months, 6 months, or a whole year which gives you a lot of options based on your budget.
If none of these options fit, when in doubt: giant stuffed bear. Works every time.