I don’t think anyone needs convincing that I’m a total Japanophile (or ‘shinicchi’ as I’ve just learnt whilst working on this post). And Muji is one of my ultimate pleasures – my desk is all perspex folders, and we are only allowed their gel pens in the flat (partly because they write well, mainly because they look really, really nice).
Since reading Marie Kondo, the art of the Japanese lifestyle – modest, simple and well stored really speaks to me (I can’t say I’ll ever be good at not buying ‘stuff’ but it’s something to aspire to). And I love how pretty much everything in the shop is ‘useful’ – a perfectly sized notebook, storage, chic pyjamas (yes, above, I am in love with them). But I bet you’ve not really thought of Muji as a Christmas present store, have you?
Toning water, £11.50, Muji.
Moisturising milk, £5.95, Muji.
All in one essence, £8.95, Muji.
Gel pens, £1 each, Muji.
High moisturising cream, £12.95, Muji.
Touchscreen gloves, £7.95, Muji.
Pyjamas: £39.95, Muji (instore).
Notebooks, 60p each (I always buy these for my husband), Muji.
Washi tape: Muji (instore)
I love walking round Muji – the washi tape, the stationery, the stripey everything! Here are my Christmas picks:
|New Zealand wool jumper, £34.95, Muji (instore)|
For him – the perfect crew-neck (although I’ve been wearing it recently and it may end up in my wardrobe – it’s the perfect oversized slouch). They have just launched skincare, too – and it’s this kind of chic packaging that even my husband wouldn’t mind (although it’s unisex):
For her – well if they’re me, then pretty much everything but for the hard to buy for, there are always those home comforts:
|5 pack sensitive skin face masks, £8.95, Muji|
Orgaic flannel long night shirt (my FAVOURITE), £19.95, Muji (instore)
Lavender essential oil, £3.95, Muji
Cashmere mix scarf, £15, Muji
Slippers, £9.95, Muji (but similar here)
Mug, Seasalt Cornwall with Clipper pear and honey green tea
I’m going to try the sensitive skincare range this week, as my skin always plays havoc once I’m back from being away (it has had great reviews). It’s all infused with natural and active ingredients and I think, like most Muji products, the range will become cult.
|Toning water, £11.50, Muji|
Moisturising milk, £5.95, Muji
Washi tape: £2, Muji (instore)
1. High moisturising cream, £12.95, Muji
2. 5 pack notebooks, £4, Muji
3. Bluetooth speaker with FM radio, £90, Muji
4. Gel ink pens, £1 each, Muji
5. Bath towel set, £14.95, Muji
6. Travel slippers, £7.95, Muji
7. ‘Log Fire’ candle, £3.50, Muji
8. Watch, £35, Muji
9. Toning water, £5.95, Muji
10. Touchscreen gloves, £7.95, Muji
11. Acrylic storage trays, £7.95, Muji
12. Christmas candle, £9.95, Muji
This post was is collaboration with Muji, one of my favourite shops for gifts. Let me know what you find!