If you’re a lover of anything cute and inexpensive this Japanese dollar store is a must visit. I discovered Daiso Japan last year while walking around our new neighborhood. I was immediately was lured in by a tote-bag and scarf display in the window. The store carries everything from kitchenware to craft supplies to cute fuzzy shiny things you didn’t even you needed. (see below)
a recent haul including: notebooks, a scarf, pore-strips, and pre-folded tissue paper all for $13
All of the merchandise is priced in the $1.50 – $4.00 range. The tricky thing is that you can easily drop $50 on stuff without really trying. When it comes to quality, of course some of the products aren’t going to go a long way. Which is a bummer because they do follow a no return or exchange policy.
they are limited on packaging supplies but what they do sell is cute and sturdy. I also love these no-show socks. They are great quality and just the right low cut. Also a bear face tape measure, for good measure. 😛
tons of colorful containers lined the wall in every size
dusters or bath sponges? maybe both?
the notebook aisle, I could thumb through these forever
this was just a tiny section of their washi tapes
all scarves and wraps under $2
My Top 3 Daiso Japan Finds:
1. Gift packaging
The party supply and gift wrapping selection in this store isn’t enormous, but they do have uniquely designed bags and cutely crafted gift boxes. I made paper flowers for my baby shower from tissue I bought here and it worked great.
The selection of notebooks, paper, and planners in this place beats any of those big box stores. I’m pretty picky about functionality of my notebooks. Small spiraled hard covered notebooks are my favorite and they have a great selection.
Having a new baby and running a household in general requires a ton of stuff! I recently organized the baby’s changing table and medicine cabinet with Daiso containers.
That wraps up my list for Daiso must haves. I hope you get to shop one for yourself. They are located in San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Seattle Washington. Visit them here.