A super kawaii gift guide for your friend who is truly obsessed with all things Sanrio
You know you have that one kawaii AF friend who adores all things Sanrio. Perhaps that friend might even be you? The iconic Japanese brand has been around since the ’70s, but continually reinvents itself with new characters, brilliant, yet sometimes random, collaborations, and irresistible products that transcend age. Sanrio has teamed up with everyone from ColourPop to SPAM. (Yes, we’re talking about that light pink lunchmeat.) The good news is, with constant new product, you’ll always be able to find something fresh for your Hello Kitty-lovin’ buddy!
From a sweet streetwear collection with My Melody to a goth Gudetama-themed tee, these 13 gifts will make any Sanrio-obsessed friend swoon!
Two Melodys come together in perfect harmony for this chic collabo. Cool-girl designer Melody Ehsani teamed up with Sanrio classic character My Melody for a collection of apparel, jewelry, and accessories. The gentle rabbit gets a streetwise update in these dope pieces ranging from luxe velour separates to printed slides. You’ll find something for any-bunny!
This $5 air freshener depicting My Melody in a lowrider makes the perfect stocking stuffer.
Meh Egg Graphic Ringer Tee, $15.90
Nothing says “Happy Holidays!” like a nihilistic sentient egg. Gudetama is all of us. (Or at least me, mid-winter. You’re following him on Snapchat, right???) Get the perfect gift for the Daria to your Jane, so she can express all the “meh” in her heart. Hit up Forever 21 or the Sanrio site to make breakfast sad again.
Speaking of food, Sanrio always comes correct with spot-on gifts for your foodiest friends. Stockings and bellies will be equally stuffed. Choose from chopsticks with all the characters, lunchboxes, and even a Kikkoman Hello Kitty soy sauce bottle! (Insert wide-open-eyes emoji).
Gender is over and whatnot but maybe you’ve got a friend who’s into a more masculine aesthetic. Salty critters Badtz-Maru and Keroppi shy away from things pink, glittery, and girly. Choose from sick skatedecks, unisex clothes from Johnny Cupcakes, and tech trinkets.
Is there seriously anything cuter than this Little Twin Stars kimono? Perfect for at-home glam or when summertime gets here and you need something to throw over yourself when you graciously exit the pool.
Oh wait, this Little Twin Stars VARSITY JACKET (!!!) is some pretty fierce competition.
These stacked HK shoes are NOT for the subdued Sanrio fan.
Hello Kitty Suitcase, $293.60
For the literal high roller, the Hello Kitty rolling suitcase is the priciest thing on Sanrio’s site (Although not nearly as spendy as this $280,000 Hello Kitty x Mikimoto pearl necklace.) At $293.60, it’s still more affordable than Louis Vuitton! I betcha Mimi has at least one of these.
‘Tis the season for giving, and now more than ever, the world needs love, sweet love. The Sanrio crew make it easy to gift thoughtfully with these gifts that give back. Hallmark is offering these cute itty bittys toys that donate $1 from each sale to Toys for Tots.
Little black cat Chococat and cutie Golden Retriever pup Pompompurin adorn tote bags that benefit the Humane Society of the United States. Totes retail for $30 with $6 of each sale benefitting adoptable doggos and catters.
The aforementioned SPAM collaboration might also make a good White Elephant gift!