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Jul 7th, 2023
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A 101 to Cleaning Stuffed Animals


Introducing the ultimate guide to keeping your beloved stuffed animals clean and cuddly! Whether they’re cherished companions or decorative pieces, proper cleaning is key to maintaining their freshness and hygiene. In this blog, we’ll walk you through the step-by-step process of cleaning stuffed animals, from spot cleaning to machine washing, and ensure they come out looking as good as new. So, get ready to give your fuzzy friends the spa treatment they deserve. Let’s dive in and discover the secrets to effective stuffed animal cleaning, but first!

Step 1: Read the Label

Check the care instructions on the stuffed animal’s label. Some may be machine washable, while others require hand washing or spot cleaning.

  • Washing
  • Bleaching
  • Ironing
  • Drying
  • Additional Symbols

Step 2: Spot Cleaning

If the stuffed animal is not machine washable or has delicate parts, start by spot cleaning. Take a clean cloth or sponge, dampen it with mild detergent or a mixture of water and vinegar, and gently scrub the surface of the toy. Pay attention to any stains or soiled areas.

After spot cleaning, use a clean, damp cloth to wipe away any residue.

Step 3: Machine Washing

For machine-washable stuffed animals, follow these steps:
a. Place the stuffed animal in a pillowcase or mesh laundry bag to protect it during the washing process.
b. Set the washing machine to a gentle cycle with cold water.
c. Use a mild detergent that is free of bleach and harsh chemicals. Avoid using fabric softeners, as they may leave a residue on the toy.
d. Start the wash cycle, and once it is finished, remove the stuffed animal from the pillowcase or laundry bag.

Step 4: Drying

Proper drying is crucial to prevent mold or mildew growth. Squeeze out any excess water gently without wringing or twisting the stuffed animal. Use a towel to pat dry the toy and remove as much moisture as possible. Air-drying is the safest method. Place the stuffed animal in a well-ventilated area away from direct sunlight or heat sources. You can also hang it on a clothesline or lay it flat on a clean towel.

Make sure the stuffed animal is completely dry before returning it to regular use.

Step 5: Brushing and Grooming

After the stuffed animal is dry, you can fluff it up and restore its appearance by gently brushing its fur with a soft brush or comb.

Now you have all the tools to give your adorable stuffed animals a refreshing makeover! By following these simple steps, you can keep them huggable, clean, and ready for countless snuggles and playtime adventures. Remember, a little love and care go a long way in preserving the charm and longevity of these fluffy companions.

Purchase the perfect stuffed plushie!

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Jun 14th, 2023
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Summer Activities Bucket List


Summer is the perfect time to get outside, try new things, and make memories with family and friends. Whether you’re looking for adventurous activities, relaxing pursuits, or something in between, there’s no shortage of options during the sunny season. In this blog, we’ve compiled a list of 10 exciting and enjoyable summer activities to add to your bucket list. From road trips to picnics, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. So grab a cold drink, put on some sunscreen, and let’s dive into some of the best ways to make the most of your summer!

Go on a road trip to a new city or town 🚘

Going on a road trip to a new city or town is a classic summer activity that never gets old. Whether you’re traveling solo or with a group, a road trip offers the opportunity to explore new places, meet new people, and create unforgettable memories. Plus, with the freedom of the open road, you can choose your own route, stop at any interesting spots along the way, and take your time getting to your destination. So pack your bags, fill up your gas tank, and hit the road for an adventure you won’t soon forget!

The Luggage Packing Organizers is the ultimate companion for your thrilling adventures this summer.

Visit a theme park or amusement park 🎡

Visiting a theme park or amusement park is a classic summer activity that provides thrills, excitement, and a fun-filled day for all ages. Whether you’re a fan of roller coasters, water rides, or carnival games, there’s something for everyone at these parks. Not only that, these parks also feature mouth-watering food, lively shows, and a bustling atmosphere that add to the overall experience. It’s a great opportunity to spend quality time with your loved ones and create unforgettable memories that will stay with you forever. So, grab your tickets and prepare yourself for an incredible adventure!

Get ready to ride the waves of summer thrill with rollercoasters that will make your heart scream with joy, while taking care of your belongings with the Sling Crossbody Bag

Attend an outdoor music festival or concert 🎶

During the summer, attending an outdoor music festival or concert is a classic activity that provides a great chance to enjoy live music while taking in the sunshine and fresh air. Along with the music, these events often feature a variety of delicious food, drinks, and fun activities to enhance the overall experience. Moreover, the lively atmosphere and communal spirit of these events make for an unforgettable time that’s sure to leave lasting impressions.

Step up your style game and shade your summer adventures with the coolest Plush Bucket Hat in town!

Have a picnic in the park or at the beach 🧺

Spending a summer day with friends, family, or even alone can be made special with a relaxing picnic in the park or on the beach. All you need is your favorite snacks, drinks, and a comfortable blanket to sit on to make the most out of your afternoon. Take in the lovely scenery while enjoying the warm weather and fresh air. So pack your preferred food and drinks, and head to the park or beach for a peaceful picnic experience.

Picnic like there’s no tomorrow with the Marshmallow Cooler Bag

Take a cooking class to learn a new recipe.

Spending a summer day learning a new skill in the kitchen is an enjoyable experience, and taking a cooking class is the perfect way to do it. Regardless of your cooking level, there is always something to discover in a cooking class. A professional chef will guide you through each step of the recipe, providing an opportunity to learn new cooking techniques and tips that can be applied in your own kitchen. Not only will you learn how to prepare a new dish, but you will also broaden your culinary horizons.

Get ready to slay your culinary skills with the Colorful Kitchen Knife Set 7 PCS

Go camping or glamping in the great outdoors 🏕️

Going camping or glamping in the great outdoors is an invigorating summer activity that provides an opportunity to unwind and reconnect with nature. Camping allows you to disconnect from technology and engage in outdoor activities such as hiking, fishing, and stargazing. On the other hand, glamping offers a more upscale and sophisticated experience with luxurious amenities like comfortable beds, private bathrooms, and gourmet cuisine. Regardless of which option you choose, spending a few nights under the stars is a wonderful way to relax and appreciate the natural wonders of the world.

Escape to the great outdoors and let nature’s embrace be your ultimate sanctuary with the Wearable Blanket Hoodie

Play a basketball game or other sporting event 🏀

Playing sports is a fun and active summer activity that promotes physical health, teamwork, and sportsmanship. Courts and fields for basketball, tennis, soccer, baseball, and more are often available for public use, making it easy to organize a game with friends or join an existing league. So grab your gear and get ready for a day of fun and exercise!

Quench your thirst for cuteness and hydration as you embark on your exercise journey with the most Kawaii Sports Plastic Portable Water Bottle

Cultivate a green thumb 🌱

Gardening is a sustainable summer activity that lets you grow your own plants and connect with nature. You can make your space eco-friendly by planting native species, composting, and using natural pest control. Gardening also teaches kids about environmental responsibility. Get ready to cultivate your green thumb and enjoy a fun, relaxing time outdoors!

Plant the seeds of your dreams and watch them blossom into a garden paradise with the enchanting 83 Piece Set Garden Tool Kit

Create a scrapbook or journal of your summer adventures 📓

Collect souvenirs, ticket stubs, photographs, and other mementos from all the activities and places you visit throughout the summer. Use your creativity to arrange them in a unique and personalized way that reflects your personality and style. Not only is this a fun and artistic activity, but it’s also a great way to preserve your memories and reflect on all the amazing experiences you had during the summer.

Unlock the power of pen and paper with the Colorful Blank Notebook

Remember that no matter what activities you choose, the most important thing is to have fun and savor every moment of this special season!

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Mar 2nd, 2023
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7 of the Best Women-Owned Businesses Available on Amazon


Women’s History Month is here and what better way to celebrate than to talk about women-owned businesses?! You may be surprised to learn that Amazon has a lot of brands that are owned by women. Today we are going to highlight 7 of our favorites. The brands range from self-care, home decor, accessories, and more.

Birdy Boutique

Birdy Boutique was created in 2014 by two sisters: Joanna Serra and Barbara Kent. The duo were inspired to create their business after being involved in the military. They created Birdy Boutique to provide educational toys, tapestry blankets, and weighted blankets for children and adults alike. Part of the proceeds from each purchase goes towards helping veterans with recovery.

Our favorite items from this brand, include their bright and colorful tapestries with motivational themes. The blankets are super light weight for easy hanging.

Mother’s Shea

Mother’s Shea is a family-run business from the makers of Eu’Genia Shea that specializes in making high-quality shea butter-based skincare products. Intense demand for Eu’Genia led to a push towards affordable luxury and the launch of Mother’s Shea. The company’s main mission is to empower women by providing them with educational resources to thrive on their own. Each purchase donates 15% of the profits to female workers in Ghana. With a max of five all clean moisture-packed ingredients, everything included in their products is made to delight.

It’s tough to narrow down our favorite products to just three! Below are items we’re loving right now.


HereAfter specializes in handmade crafts created using wood cutouts. The original idea began when Yvonne, the founder, wanted to keep a greeting card she received from a loved one. She thought there must be a way to preserve cards and make them something even more special to display. That’s when she got the idea to create cards using wood. After receiving positive feedback from her town, she decided to branch out into even more product offerings, including journals, keepsake boxes, and pins.

A few of our favorite items from Yvonne’s collection, can be found below.


Kasensen is the perfect shop for those who enjoy sticker collecting! They have a variety of stickers that range from different colors, objects, themes, and materials. All stickers are available in packs of at least 50 stickers and go up to as many as 200 stickers. Whether you’re looking for cute designs to decorate your laptop, water bottle, skateboard, or sticker book, Kasensen has the perfect sticker pack for you.

For Spring, we’re loving these stickers:

One Fire Store

One Fire Store specializes in portable night lights and star projectors. This women-owned business has a mission of making your home and workout space more enjoyable and inviting. Their portable night lights have 12 soothing sounds, 7 color changes, and 5 brightness levels. Their Galaxy Light Projector is often used in Yoga Studios to help set the mood for a zen session. What would you use a light projector for?


Ozaoz is an Amazon shop that features accessories and books focused on cute characters. Their most popular offering is their Kawaii Pencil Case that comes with pins. It’s the perfect size to keep your journaling supplies! They also carry backpacks, ornaments, wall decor, and jewelry.

Angela Nguyen

Angela Nguyen is an independent illustrator residing in the Bay Area. She is best known for her cute illustrations that are inspired by pop culture. She lives for the art world and believes that anyone can become an artist if they want to. This inspired her to release a series of instructional books focused on drawing, illustrating, and painting. Additionally, for those who do not wish to learn how to draw, and instead simply want to color in the characters that Nguyen has developed, they can do so with her line of kawaii coloring books.

By supporting women-owned businesses, we can help empower female entrepreneurs to continue creating and innovating. We hope you opt to support women in business, not just in March, but all year long.

Do you know other brands that should be included on this list? Please share them below!

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Dec 24th, 2021
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Top 10 Kawaii Gifts Under $40


Published: 2021/12/24 at 4:41 am

‘Tis the season for gift giving so we’ve compiled a list of our top 10 Kawaii gifts under $40. Don’t worry though, these items are not holiday-themed, so you’re able to gift them any time of the year.

All of these product recommendations came from the hearts of our editors. FYI, United States of Kawaii may collect a share of sales from these links. All prices and items in stock as of time of publication.

1. Soft Shiba Inu Plush

This super-soft Shiba Inu Plush is made of high-quality plush fabrics, filled with feather PP cotton with a length of 35-40 CM.

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Promising Review: 

5.0 out of 5 stars | Super soft and squishable!

Color: Brown 1-40cm | Verified Purchase

The plush came before the expected date range and I absolutely loved it! I bought it as a gift for my boyfriend and now even I want one!! it’s incredibly squishy and soft material and so huggable~ super cute and I would definitely buy again 🙂

2. Super Soft Snow Kitty Plush

Surprise your friends with this adorable, unique, and super soft plush toy pillow.

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Promising Review: 

5.0 out of 5 stars | CUTE

Verified Purchase

It’s so cute, squishy, soft, and lovable!

3. Cute Hamster Key Chain

Adorable soft hamster plush keychain! Perfect to go along with your car keys, bags, and lanyards

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Promising Review: 

5.0 out of 5 stars | Very Adorable

Color: Gray | Verified Purchase

I just received this cute little hamster keychain for Christmas gifts. The order came rather quick especially coming from overseas, just two weeks. I ordered both colors. It is so adorable and the quality is superb. I may just order more.

4. Sakura Coasters

The beautiful cherry blossom petal shape design and three-dimensional relief design make the flowers come alive. These accessories are naturally elegant and romantic, very suitable for homes, offices, restaurants, bars, coffee houses, hotels, or other public places, etc. These sakura coasters can well protect and decorate your table, add fashion to your space, and improve your dining experience. It is the perfect home decor accessory for any space.

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Promising Review: 

5.0 out of 5 stars | So cute!!

Color: 4.5in | Verified Purchase

💮🌸Super cute coasters, very well made and exactly as pictured. It looks super adorbs on my desk💖💖💖🌸💮

5. Squishy Bunny Night Lamp

Is your child afraid of the dark? Is your kid’s bedroom light too bright to fall asleep? One Fire Rabbit Kid’s night light for girls or boys nursery offers a gentle and calming glow with its warm and soft lights for children of all ages to drive away darkness and accompany children at bedtime. This will help your child get a full night’s rest, which means Mom and Dad will also get a restful night’s sleep.

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Promising Review: 

5.0 out of 5 stars | Very cute and great night light for children

Style: Basic | Verified Purchase

This is a great night light. My daughter loves the changing color setting. I really like how there is the 50% mode and the 100% mode so I can adjust it depending on how much light we need in the room. On top of that, the design is super cute. I would definitely recommend it for a children’s room.

6. Bunny Ears Alarm Clock

Cute rabbit design with environmentally friendly silicone. This soft and safe bedside clock is perfect for any kid’s room and would make the perfect gift for boys and girls 🎁

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Promising Review: 

5.0 out of 5 stars | Cute & Functional

Verified Purchase

I love this to bits. I needed a clock for my desk so I wouldn’t waste time with always having to check my phone for the time; those few seconds every time could surely add up, and it distracts me from my momentum…honestly a pain in the butt.

So this was perfect! I was looking for something easy to read at a glance, doesn’t take up too much desk room, and matches the other cutesy nonsense I have arranged on it. It was very easy to set up as well. Love it.

Fluffy Doorway Curtain Kawaii Hanging String Garland

This hand-made kawaii garland curtain consists of plush balls in the shape of stars, bows, and more. Soft flannel material, cute shapes, kawaii colors, very suitable as a Christmas or birthday gift for girls and kids.

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Promising Review: 

5.0 out of 5 stars | Amazing Quality1 <3

Color: Pink – Star | Size: 9 Strings | Verified Purchase

This is an amazing product, it is shown exactly as it it in the picture, as well as having the ability to adjust the placement of the plush items on the strings! It hangs beautifully 🙂 definitely would recommend <3

8. Kawaii Ulzzang Candy Contrast Striped Moon Sweater

Perfect to wear in spring, autumn, and winter to make look more cute and fashionable.

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Promising Review: 

5.0 out of 5 stars | CUTE MOON SWEATER!

Verified Purchase

AHHHHH so cute!!!! i was trying to find this sweater for cheap and this was perfect. the material is thick and made superrrr well. so it’s good for winter. also super cute with skirts!!!

9. Avatar: The Last Airbender Pastel Kanji Group Shot T-Shirt

  • Officially Licensed Nickelodeon Avatar: The Last Airbender Apparel
  • Lightweight, Classic fit, Double-needle sleeve and bottom hem

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Promising Review: 

5.0 out of 5 stars | A great must have!

Verified Purchase

I really love this t-shirt! I was a bit weary of purchasing it since it didn’t have many reviews and no pictures, but I am happy with the product. Looks like it is printed rather than being a vinyl pressed in (which is better so there won’t be any cracking). I ordered a 2XL because I like the baggy look and it fits great. For reference, I am 5’6 and a half. Would definitely purchase again.

10. GUND Gudetama “Lazy Sitting Pose” Plush, 9″

Gudetama plush is super soft and easy to squish (go on, Gudetama doesn’t care). Soft plush material is surface washable and suitable for ages one and up.

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Promising Review: 

5.0 out of 5 stars |  Gudetama is an adorable, mellow lazy egg

Verified Purchase

It is cute and tiny. I removed Whinny the Pooh from my Car dashboard because it’s been there for 4 years and I wanted to start fresh. Gudetama is an adorable, mellow lazy egg!
Good size, best buy! recommended!

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Dec 17th, 2021
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10 Best-Selling Kawaii Plush Items


2021/12/17 at 9:45 pm

Sometimes you need to wear something plush, cuddle something plush, or even use something plush as a cushion. Don’t worry, we always believe that the more plush items you have, the better. Here are our top 10 best-selling plush items for your closet, home decor, or to add to your plushie collection!

All of these product recommendations came from the hearts of our editors. FYI, United States of Kawaii may collect a share of sales from these links. All prices and items in stock as of time of publication.

1. Plush Bucket Hat

This plush bucket hat is super soft and lightweight. It is made of polyester and cotton, giving you the silky smooth touch and warmth that you need during the winter.

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Promising Review: 

5.0 out of 5 stars | 😀

Color: Black | Verified Purchase

Bought this for a Halloween costume and when it arrived it was so soft and warm I’ve been using it for everyday use. Easy to wash, can dress up or down. Love this hat!

2. Brontasaurus Plushie

Our Brontasaurus Plushie is super soft, adorable, and unabashedly cute! Created with an ultra-premium, child-friendly, and high-density plush material for maximum softness, weight, and quality you can sense at first touch. This plushie is perfect for anyone looking for a new huggable best friend!

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Promising Review: 

5.0 out of 5 stars | CUTE

Verified Purchase

This is probably my third review for Bellzi dolls, my girls simply can’t get enough of them! We are seriously on our way to collect all of them. The material is high quality and I can’t stress how easy it is to clean (my dog plays with them sometimes too). So, we throw them in the washing machine regularly and it’s brand new again. After many washes, they are still as good as new. Thank you, Bellzi!

3. Polar Bear 3-in-1 Hat, Scarf & Mitten Combo

Keep yourself warm in cold weather with this long ear hat, scarf, and mitten combo. Can be used as an Easter / Halloween / Christmas / or various holiday party hat or gift!

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Promising Review: 

5.0 out of 5 stars | Cute, comfortable, soft. Better than expected!

Color: White Bear | Verified Purchase

I have a big head, and usually “one-size-fits-all” hats just don’t fit. This one fits perfectly on my adult sized head, so those of you who have smaller heads it may be a little loose. The material is surprisingly soft – my friends couldn’t stop petting it or asking to wear it. The pocket/mittens are well constructed, and the claws at the end are a very cute addition (they’re made of some kind of faux leather). I love it, and would definitely recommend this purchase.

4. Hamburger Home Slippers

Unisex Hamburger Home Slippers feature all the classic ingredients you expect in a burger, from the sesame seed bun to the ketchup and lettuce toppings. An ultra-cushioned foam footbed surrounds your feet, keeping them supported and comfortable. These soft sole house slippers feature a convenient slip-on design, making them easy to put on when it’s time to relax.

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Promising Review: 

5.0 out of 5 stars | He loves them!!!

Size: X-Large | Verified Purchase

Got them for my guy, he wanted them for Christmas but had to wait until they had (xl) so he got them a bit after. He loves them!!!

5. Cute Bear Paw Seat Cushion

This cute seat cushion is better than the traditional concept and makes your space more fun and kawaii while offering the support you need for a healthy waist and hips. This seat cushion was made using high-grade wool and resilient pp fabrics.

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Promising Review: 

5.0 out of 5 stars | Adorable & Comfortable Paw Cushion

Color: White | Verified Purchase

This paw cushion is so soft, cute, and it elevates every seating experience! I use it on my sofa because it adds support, looks adorable, feels comfy, and it improves my low back pain. I also use it on my kitchen ghost chairs occasionally when I do work there. This cushion is appropriate for kids and adults of all sizes, it can be used at home, in the car and for travel. It’s great!

6. Super Soft Snow Kitty Plush

Surprise your friends with this adorable, unique, and super soft plush toy pillow.

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Promising Review: 

5.0 out of 5 stars | Soft & Cute

Verified Purchase

It’s so cute, squishy, soft, and lovable!

7. Cute Rabbit Ears Plush Parka

This lovely jacket is on the large side, so we would recommend sizing down a size from what you normally wear.

Material: The Kawaii Bunny Ear Hoodie Sweatshirt is made of a cotton blend, soft to touch, sensitive skin-friendly, comfortable to wear, will keep you warm.

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Promising Review: 

5.0 out of 5 stars | Love it!

Size: X-Large | Color: White | Verified Purchase

Took a little while so I was worried, but it came and it’s so cute!

8. Giant Cat Plush Pillow

Soft giant cat plush hugging pillow is super soft, kawaii, cute, comfortable, and very suitable for hugs.

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Promising Review: 

5.0 out of 5 stars | very soft

Verified Purchase

omg! so cute…so soft. I love it so much.

9. Orange Tabby Cat Pillow

With its lovely and life-like appearance, this 43′ cat plush can accompany you or your friends through any lonely time. All bad emotions and stress disappear once you embrace the Plush Cat Doll!

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Promising Review: 

5.0 out of 5 stars | We call him long cat

Verified Purchase

Sent one to my husband who is in Air Force tech school to use as a pillow. He falls asleep hugging him because he’s so soft.

10. Plush Reversible Tartan and Bear Totebag

Cute bear pattern with plush fabric styling. Whether you’re going to school or the office, this totebag is a must-have.

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Promising Review: 

5.0 out of 5 stars | So worth it

Color: Beige | Verified Purchase

Bag is absolutely perfect and what I thought it would be. Would definitely buy again in a different color.

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