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Gift Guides For Cute Christmas Shopping

The holidays are coming up fast and this weekend is a great time to shop with Black Friday and Cyber Monday. If you’re looking for cute gifts, stocking fillers and wrapping – or ideas for your own wish list –  I’ve got lots to choose from. As always, my main Black Friday offers will be for my mailing list subscribers only so make sure you’re signed up.

Christmas gift guide - Kawaii Japan

For Japan Fans

Whether someone has visited Japan or are just dreaming about it, my guides and zines make for a great read and inspiration. Or choose some cute badges and more featuring Mt Fuji, Sakura, Onigiri and Kokeshi. Shop Kawaii Japan »

Christmas gift guide - Kawaii stationery

For Stationery Addicts

Anyone who loves stationery will be happy with a cute notepad, notebook, letter set or stickers to add to their collection.  Shop Stationery »

Christmas gift guide - Kawaii craft kits

For Crafty Types

Whether they enjoy sewing, cross stitch, journalling or paper crafts, give them something cute to keep their hands busy over the holidays. Shop Crafts & Kits »

Christmas gift guide - Kawaii animals

For Animal & Nature Lovers

No one can resist cute animals and my characters include Bunny & Panda, Autumn Bears, cute Bumblebees and many more, available on all kinds of fun products. Shop Cute Animals »

Christmas gift guide - Kawaii food

For Foodies, Cooks & Bakers

For something that last a bit longer than an edible gift, try my cute food, fruit and vegetable characters, whether it’s a shopper bag for the farmer’s market, charts for the kitchen or a cute friend for their coat. Shop Food With Faces »

Christmas gift guide - Kawaii stocking fillers

For Stocking Fillers & Secret Santa

Low on cash? I have lots of cute items for under £5, while almost everything else is under £10! Great for stocking fillers, Secret Santa gifts and little extras. Or check my special offers for bargain bundles with pick and mix options. Shop Under £5 » Shop Special Offers »

Christmas gift guide - Kawaii gift wrapping

For Kawaii Wrapping

Cute gift wrapping can make a present seem extra special. Add some colour and fun with my wrapping paper, tags and extras. Shop Gift Wrap & Tags »

kawaii christmas gifts

More On-Demand

I also have hundreds more cute products available from my on-demand partners including Society6, Redbubble and Zazzle. There’s clothing, gadget cases, art prints, kitchenware, bedding and loads more. Look out for huge offers and discounts over the weekend too. Shop On-Demand »


Hello! I’m Marceline Smith, the designer and owner of Asking For Trouble. I create illustrated stationery, accessories and gifts using my cute characters inspired by Japanese kawaii. This is my business and personal blog where I write about my creative doings, inspirations, travels, Japan trips and daily life. Read more »

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