The Guide to Your K-Pop & Kawaii Wishlist! Live in our App!
Whether you’re building a wishlist for yourself or trying to find the perfect present from a loved one’s list, we’re here to help! We are a gift shop after all, so this is kind of our thing. We’re here to help you sort through which plush are the most popular and which albums will make anyone unwrapping them get up and dance. This is your complete K-Pop and Kawaii Wishlist Guide! Have questions? Ask us live during our stream Thursday, November 17 at 7 PM EST in the Kawaii Gifts app! Or, you can always reach out through our live chat on our site, DM us on our socials or leave a comment here on the blog! We love to know what you’re interested in, so ask away!
Earlier this fall, we launched our mobile app and our Kawaii VIP rewards program. If you haven’t checked them out yet, you absolutely should! You can now create an account that you can use across our app and online store to track your purchases, points and more. You can even build your own shareable wishlist! After a little bit of searching and scrolling, you’ll have plenty of gifts in mind to share with friends and family to make shopping for the holidays that much easier. Keep track of gifts you know that friend who really loves San-X would like, or just make a list of things that stand out to you!
With the wishlist, it’s even easier to know what you all want us to keep in stock. Not quite unlike Santa Claus, we may have taken a peek at the wishlist so that we can dial into all of your favorites and help you sort through the holiday shopping mayhem.
The number one most saved item on everyone’s wishlist is of course the Sanrio reversible plush! This one was no surprise. It flew off the shelves when we first stocked them, and have been heavily demanded since! Lucky for you, we still have plenty in stock. These adorable little plush are Sanrio’s take on the reversible plush trend, featuring Hello Kitty and her friends. Turn the plush inside out to reveal different moods for each character! Some go from happy to sad, like Cinnamoroll and Pompompurin, while others feature a different take on their classic looks, like Hello Kitty and Kuromi. And My Melody? Well, she just looks like she needs a nap!
Sanrio is dominating the top of the list! The next most popular items are the Sanrio Friends puffy stickers and the plush face crossbody bags. Since we’re focusing on plush and K-Pop today, we’ll save the stickers for later, but you can check them out here! These adorable accessories star Kuromi, My Melody, Cinnamoroll and Pompompurin as plushy purse pals! The crossbody strap is adjustable on each purse, and all of them have a spacious zip pouch for plenty of storage. Each of the plush faces are super soft and have squishy ears and details to fit each character.
Kirby has floated his way into a top spot on the wishlist! One of our newest Kirby additions is the puff mini backpack. It seems like everyone is after plush with function this holiday season! This mini backpack features adjustable straps and a zip pouch for basic storage. Of course, the main draw is that the entire bag is an adorable Kirby plush! Say hello with a waving Kirby everywhere you go!
That’s a quick look at our top three plush. Now let’s get into our most popular K-Pop albums! Purchasing an album is already like getting a whole gift set since most come with a photo book in addition to the album itself. Others feature other bonus gifts or pre-order benefits like posters, highlighters, photo card frames and more. Still learning the who’s who of K-Pop? We’re here to help!
Some of our most popular boy groups include BTS, NCT, Stray Kids, and TXT, and our top selling girl groups include Twice, Blackpink, and Red Velvet. We carry groups and solo artists spanning different K-Pop generations as well, so whether you’re new to the genre or a longtime fan, we have something for everyone! Some of our recent best sellers have been the 1st EP from NewJeans, as well as BTS’ Love Yourself and J-Hope’s Jack in the Box with included Weverse benefits.
We can’t talk about K-Pop without talking about BTS. The Love Yourself album has been selling well ever since it came into our shop. If you’re new to purchasing albums, it’s important to pay attention to which version you’re getting as well. The songs on the albums and the bonus items included vary when it comes to pictures of the members and the color of the album package itself. Collectors will be after the different versions, Tear, Her, and Answer, to ensure they get all the benefits. Answer is a “repackage,” meaning that it has all the songs included on both Tear and Her.
Stray Kids is one more boy group with a recent release, Maxident, which includes an exclusive photo card. The really special thing about this album, though, is that we have the first print edition in stock. This means it was in the first batch of albums initially released, and is a detail that can take any gift from great to amazing.
Twice and Blackpink have been hugely popular online with their danceable hits blowing up on TikTok. Both girl groups also recently had comebacks. The newest album from Blackpink, Born Pink, is available in our shop and online. Twice’s Between 1 & 2 is also a fairly recent arrival and includes a free photo card set and poster with the purchase.
Our library of Red Velvet albums has been steadily expanding as the girl group puts out new music. The Queendom album is another that comes with the included benefit of a free poster with the Queens version of the album. (G)I-dle, another girl group, also recently released I Love, which comes with a poster as well that any girl group fan is sure to love.
A newcomer to K-Pop, NewJeans, recently debuted and has been flying off our shelves. Anyone looking for the latest K-Pop is sure to be after the 1st EP. We’re always looking for new K-Pop artists to carry, so if there’s a particular group or soloist you’re looking for, let us know!