There has been an influx of posts on Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok that revolve around so-called aesthetics. More teenagers and young adults are identifying themselves with a specific Internet subculture. You might have heard of the terms ‘cottagecore,’ ‘grunge,’ or ‘dark academia’ being thrown around social media.
These Internet aesthetics grew in popularity because of their appeal to a younger demographic. One of the big aesthetics that are floating around the web is sanriocore. This aesthetic is centered around the kawaii cartoon characters created by Sanrio Company, Ltd. You might be familiar with their characters like My Melody, Gudetama, and, most famous of all, Hello Kitty.
And a lot of people dig sanriocore. People follow the Hello Kitty aesthetic by buying merchandise, wearing adorable outfits, and posting related content online. The aesthetic has a soft and childlike motif, and it draws people in with its pastel-tinted nostalgia. So anybody who grew up with Hello Kitty and friends will most likely relate to this cutsie subculture.
One way to be part of the aesthetic is to own related items. They don’t have to be expensive or always branded. All you need is to find something that you know is useful but is also very kawaii.
If you or somebody you love wants to get into the Hello Kitty aesthetic, don’t worry. Here are 10 Hello Kitty gifts that you can buy right now for yourself or your special someone.
Hello Kitty Aesthetic gifts to check out!
Band-Aid Brand Adhesive Bandages, Featuring Hello Kitty
Let’s start somewhere fairly small. These adorable Hello Kitty bandages from Band-Aid are great if you want to cover a scratch or if you want to look cute. A box comes with 20 pieces of bandages so you will never run it. And just like regular bandages, they do a job well done covering any scratches and wounds. Each bandage is printed with high-quality pictures of Hello Kitty, so you can have your feline friend wherever you go.
Whether you’re tired of the same old bandages or you want to amp up your cosplay, you should buy these affordable Band-Aid Hello Kitty bandages.
Logee Silicone Airpod Case for Airpod 1 and 2
Airpod cases are not only useful at protecting your Airpods from scratches and dents. They are also very stylish and fun to look at. This Hello Kitty-themed silicone Airpod case from Logee is undeniably cute. It can protect your Airpod 1 or 2 from any pesky dust, dirt, and scratches. You can also easily charge your device without having to take the casing off. The Logee Hello Kitty Airpod case is very durable without sacrificing style. And with the carabiner on the side, you can carry your Airpod on your backpack, belt, or purse wherever you go.
The Logee Airpod Case comes with a round protective storage bag so you can store your Airpods somewhere safer. You are getting a full package that can protect your Airpod while looking as sweet as candy.
Carrying Case for Nintendo Switch
If you own a Switch console, chances are you want to keep it safe. This carrying case by TIMZARD can keep your device away from danger while also making it aesthetically pleasing. TIMZARD’s Carrying Case for Nintendo Switch comes in 5 different prints. The one that we love the most is their checkered Hello Kitty version. Of course, you can also go with other Sanrio characters, like Cinnamoroll and Pompompurin.
The case can protect your Switch with its hard-shell while keeping it scratch-free with its anti-shaving cloth interior. The carrying case is also portable, and it can house your device and your game cartridges. So the next time you want to game on the go, carry your Switch in this kawaii carrying case.
Kawaii Makeup Organizer
With all the sanriocore products that you’re buying, you definitely need some space to store them. This PEXIZUAN Kawaii Makeup Organizer can keep everything you need safe and sound. Store your cosmetics, stationery, toys, and knick-knacks in this multi-story drawer. The organizer is made from ABS plastic and comes in either 2, 3, or 4 layers. And who doesn’t want those adorable ribbon knobs?
Nothing is cuter than being tidy with your things. So get the PEXIZUAN Kawaii Makeup Organizer today and keep your belongings safe and sound.
Skater Lunch Container Box
Make lunch breaks and picnics more exciting with this bento box by Skater. This lunch container box is imported from Japan and can be delivered to your doorstep today. Easily fit 450ml worth of food in this adorable bento box. And that Hello Kitty lid will make you the envy of your friends.
There isn’t much to say about this lunch box, other than it’s a convenient bento box with a cute Hello Kitty motif. It does a good job holding your food. And honestly, it couldn’t get simpler than that.
Carmen Hello Kitty 15 Inch Universal Steering Wheel Cover
Not even your car is safe from sanriocore. If your vehicle is looking a little dull, show it some love with this Hello Kitty steering wheel cover by Carmen. The cover is made from microfiber leather and can protect and preserve your steering wheel. The inside of the cover is also lined with a non-slip fabric which can keep your steering wheel from sliding.
Say goodbye to your car’s boring interior with this easy-to-install steering wheel cover. Mix and match it with other cute car accessories to bring out that cuteness inside of you.
Loungefly Sanrio Hello Kitty Kawaii Faux Leather Wallet
Loungefly is one of the best companies to find fandom-related merch from. And when it comes to Sanrio products, they’re never short on them. This Sanrio Faux Leather Wallet is officially licensed by Sanrio themselves. Store all your cash, coins, and cards in this snapping-style pastel wallet. Loungefly products are also made from high-quality material. So you’re getting a deal when buying their authentic products.
This roomy wallet can fit anything that you need when you hit the town. And you’ll love the design of this wallet so much that you’ll want to use it every day.
Sanrio Japan Hello Kitty Stationery Gift Set
This one is for anyone who is going back to school. Whether you’re in middle school, high school, or college, you will need stationery supplies. This 5-piece stationery gift set is perfect for those who want something cute to write with. The kit comes with an A5 hardbound notebook, a pencil pouch, post-it notes, adorable paper clips, and 2 black pens. And best of all: they are all Hello Kitty-themed.
Make handwriting fun and quirky with this Hello Kitty stationery gift set. It’s the perfect present for yourself or other Hello Kitty-lovers out there.
Hello Kitty 4-pc Glass Storage Set
If you use Pyrex to store all your food in the kitchen, then you’ll love this storage set a lot. Their 4-pc Hello Kitty Storage Set is so cute and so convenient. Don’t worry about breaking these lovely containers because they’re made from durable tempered glass. These containers are also safe to put in your microwave, freezer, and dishwasher. And to top it all of, you have the iconic Hello Kitty all over your containers. Who can say no to that?
If you’re tired of your boring glass containers, invest in this Hello Kitty storage set by Pyrex. Unlike your run-on-the-mill containers, these Pyrex glass storages don’t absorb stains and odors from food. Your food will stay safe, sound, and cute while at home, at picnics, or parties.
Fujifilm Instax Hello Kitty Instant Film Camera – International Version
This last product is a big jump in price. But we have to include it because of how kawaii it looks. For any photographers out there who are into sanriocore, this Hello Kitty edition Instax Camera will melt your heart. Create long-lasting polaroid pictures with your Instax camera. The camera is easy to operate, and you’ll be snapping pictures within seconds. And what makes this different from other Instax is the design. Take pictures with your Hello Kitty-shaped camera! Sure, it’s a little bulky compared to a regular polaroid camera. But you have to admit that it’s super cute with its pastel pink accent and bow.
The Fujifilm Instax Hello Kitty Instant Film Camera is the biggest investment that we included on this list. But if you love taking photos, making scrapbooks, and saving memories, then this is the best camera money can buy. Plus, it will look great on your collection of Hello Kitty merchandise.
If you love aesthetics that revolve around Sanrio, then these are the must-have Hello Kitty products that you can buy today. Make your home feel like a sanriocore paradise. And if you’re not really into pink and pastel, then these items are amazing gifts for those who want to start collecting Hello Kitty merch. Besides, you can never have too many Sanrio items.