Claire Beaudreault
December 19, 2016 5:53 pm
Japan LA

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!

ME x My Melody Velour Jumper, $120

Melody Ehsani

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!

ME x My Melody Rollin With The Homies Air Freshener, $5

Melody Ehsani

This $5 air freshener depicting My Melody in a lowrider makes the perfect stocking stuffer.

Meh Egg Graphic Ringer Tee, $15.90

Forever 21

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.

Kikkoman x Hello Kitty Soy Sauce: Pink, $3.75


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).

Johnny Cupcakes X Sanrio Tee Mens: Badtz-Maru Dreams, $39.99


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.

Little Twin Stars Cloudy Dreams Kimono Top, $75

Japan LA

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.

Little Twin Stars Varsity Jacket, $150

Japan LA

Oh wait, this Little Twin Stars VARSITY JACKET (!!!) is some pretty fierce competition.

Hello Kitty x T.U.K. Mondo Sole Creepers, $45


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.

Mama’s Apple Pie shadows and pigments, $18


Colourpop did a totes adorbs collection for your fave makeup addict. Grab glosses, pigments, and shadows a la carte, or in kits. Toss it all in the handy cosmetic bag, if you’re feeling frisky.

Hello Kitty and Friends itty bittys® Toys for Tots Set, $6.95


‘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.  

Pompompurin Tote Bag: Humane Society, $30


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.

Hello Kitty Musubi Kit, $15


The aforementioned SPAM collaboration might also make a good White Elephant gift!

Are you ready to impress your favorite Sanrio fan? Hello Shopping!