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Cute Character Duos for Valentines & Galentines

Valentine’s Day & Galentines/Palentines are coming up soon. Here’s some of my cute character duos that would make great gifts.

cute avocado pins

The Avocado Best Friends wooden pins are only available as a set of 2 so you can keep one and give one to your BFF.

kawaii tea and cake pins

Or choose a pair from Cup of Tea, Battenberg Cake and Egg on Toast for your favourites foodie. All my pins are made in the UK from ethically sourced, FSC certified wood.

bunny and panda stamps

Bunny & Panda have been best pals since Super Cute Kawaii launched in 2008 but they’re popular with couples too. You can get them as stamps, badges, wooden brooches (on sale!) and more.

bouquet decorations

Make a bouquet super cute with my Bumblebees on sticks. Once the flowers are gone, they’re just as happy out in the garden or in a plant pot.

happy mail pins

Galentines is a great excuse to treat your friends. Send some extra special happy mail to pen pals and faraway friends with a Postbox & Letter pin set.

Check out the full Valentine’s Day collection for more ideas including cards and wrap. Some popular items are in the sale too, which means you can pick up an extra treat with the money you’re saving!


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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