Monday, December 5, 2011

Thrift Haul: Thrifty Holiday Shopping in Japan (100-Yen Stores)


With a selection of 100-Yen Stores (equivalent to Dollar Stores in the U.S) to choose from, I've been able to get in some thrifty holiday shopping while I visit here in Japan. My favorite of the 100-Yen stores I've visited was Seria, which had an aubundance of colorful, quality home supplies.

Here are some of the gifts I've bought for friends and family. Each gift was inexpensive, yet completely unique and loaded with personality:


Tomorrow I have another giveaway and on Wednesday I'm sharing a special look at an enchanting vintage shop we encountered in the mountains in Okinawa. I can't wait to share them with you!

What did you find this weekend?
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23 comments:

  1. Wow - great haul! You're so lucky to be in Japan!

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  2. Wow, such amazing finds! I once visited Japan with my dad, but I was only 11 years old and needless to say failed to do the proper amount of shopping.

    I have to admit I'm a teeny bit jealous of the people getting the bentos, cat mug and those bowls. Oh, and the strawberry mugs of course!

    You really do pick the best stuff! Great post:D

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  3. I wonder what is mine??? It's so exciting!

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  4. If only dollar stores in the US had these adorable items, the world would be a better place.

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  5. I am very, very excited to learn about 100 Yen stores. I'll be in Japan in April and will search them out!

    Katy

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  6. Jil: I love it here! I'll be back to visit the mainland of Japan next time! :)

    Blue Eyed Night Owl: Thank you! I need to find a way to stock these cute goodies in my own shop. I seriously want a "cute things from Japan" section.

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  7. Fenn: You'll love your goodies. I'll pack 'em up and ship them when I get back home :)

    Lizz: I completely agree, but damn, we'd all go broke ;)

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  8. Katy: April is a beautiful time to visit Japan! That's exciting. You'll love the 100 Yen stores. And...everything else :) I already can't wait to come back and visit the mainland.

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  9. Love the deer and bunny mugs! did you bring lots of extra suitcases with you?

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  10. Victoria: Nope, I just packed very light to accomodate the stuff ;)

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  11. japan is so amazing, I loved the "$1" shops when I was there, too.
    this past weekend I got some great beads for jewelry making

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  12. Oh oh oh, this is bringing me back. I bought so many 100-Yen goodies, I had to buy a backpack while I was there because it all wasn't fitting in my luggage. So glad you're having a great time!

    <3 Jackie @ Let's Go Thrifting!
    http://LetsGoThrifting.blogspot.com

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  13. OMG!!! All those items are cute little treasures. I bet your family will be super happy with their gifts. I hope you keep getting the most out of your trip. I'm enjoying it with you.

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  14. Lee: Indeed, I can't wait to give it to everyone. They'll go nuts. Worth stuffing it into my crowded bags to bring to them ;)

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  15. Melina Bee: I absolutely love them, I feel sorry for my host, I keep dragging him into them!

    Jackie: I'm almost to that point...I packed one big empty purse just so I could bring stuff back for everyone.

    Yadira: Still glad you're enjoying the photos. You'll have to save up and come to Japan one day too! You'll love it.

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  16. I did an internship in Japan and just LOVED the 100 Yen stores too. I got tons of little gifts for friends and family (and myself too). Check out Tokyu Hands too if you get a chance, another really fun store (or it least it was when I was there!)

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  18. Oh I really love all those little cups! Especially the cat one with the lid. Hot damn! Nice finds. :)

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  19. I bought the Matryoshka cups I see hidden behind some other things when I was in Japan, too :)

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