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Customer’s Choice: 15 Fantastic Bets for Valentine’s Gifts

Published on January 20, 2014, by in For You, Must-Reads.

Valentine's Gift Ideas - Hell Kitty & Snoopy Items

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner but still not sure what gift to buy for your Valentine? Mom and Dad? Son or daughter? Or a special friend? You could head of to the nearest store to buy a box of chocolate. But before you resort to just about anything, why not turn to much better choices that would be as undemanding as a nearby store purchase but More Meaningful and useful? We’ve gathered a survey from customers and here’s our Top 15  Customer’s Choice for unique and useful Valentine’s gifts .

15. Hello Kitty Drop Waist Apron Adult Rare Black Sanrio-$23.50


Cooking would be less stressful for Mom when you give her this lovely Hello Kitty Apron. She’ll have no worry of water splashes and food residues ruining her outfit as she prepares the family meal. It’s made of Polyester and lace materials, which makes it comfortable to wear on both summer and winter months. Giving this to her this Valentine’s Day would make her feel how much you want to take care of her while she is cooking.
14. Peanuts Snoopy Car Windshield Sunshade Sun Visor SUV Beach Ball– $19.99

This Valentine, express how much you care for Dad and the whole family by giving this cool-to-the-eyes Peanuts Snoopy Car Windshield Sunshade Sun Visor. It’s made with Polyester and Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) materials, which are known with their great barrier properties. With this sunshade car interior, Dad or anyone inside the car would not have to bear with too much heat getting in the vehicle while it is parked outside during summer months. It’s easy to fold. Storing it after use is not a problem.


13. Hello Kitty Cooking Craft Apron Adult Rare Polka Dot RED Sanrio– $20.99

Is your girlfriend hooked into cooking? Or perhaps, you have seen her cooking prowess and you want to encourage her to enhance it even further? This Hello Kitty apron would perfectly look great on her. Who knows, it may even start sparking up a new interest, she would certainly be proud of.


12. Hello Kitty Elastic Mouse Pad – $11.99

Shopping for a perfect Valentine’s gift for computer enthusiasts? For a friend, girlfriend, sister or even moms who love surfing the Internet to shop or play games, this mouse pad featuring the cute face of Hello Kitty will add up to their web surfing pleasure.


11. Hello Kitty 3/4 Motorcycle Helmet Polka Dot w/ Visor Magenta Sanrio– $54.95

Keep your child safe when biking or joining you in the next motorcycle ride around the town or nearby park with this Magenta colored Hello Kitty helmet. Nothing feels more relaxed, than knowing that your baby or little sister is safe and secure all the time.


10. Hello Kitty Motorcycle 3/4 Helmet RETRO Face White Sanrio– $50.95

Other customer’s like this white Hello Kitty motorcycle helmet to ensure riding in style without compromising safety overall. It’s made of high quality materials combined with soft features to make sure your child feels comfortable while wearing it.


9. 1 PC Rolling Panda Craft Tape Deco Tape 15mm Gift Package Scrapbooking– $4.49

Making someone special happy this Valentine’s Day is not limited to giving expensive gifts alone. For someone who loves doing scrapbooks and collage, this Panda Craft Tape would be appreciated a lot. Why not gift yourself with one, too?


8. Kero Kero Keroppi Die-Cut Plush Indoor Slippers US 8 / UK 5.5 / EUR 39– $22.45

Ain’t this slippers look cute on any adult’s feet? Toes are securely snug in its soft plush foot bed. Who says, Kero Kero Keroppi is for kids alone. Even your Mom and Dad would be delighted to get this on Valentine’s Day, according to most of our customers.


7. Hello Kitty Crystal Bicycle Bike Bell Pink Sanrio New– $19.45

Biking in cute style is always possible with Hello Kitty Bike bell on your own bicycle. Most customer’s say that it’s the perfect gift for both little girl and adult bikes.


6. Hello Kitty Reusable Food Grip Seal Zip Lock Bag Container Sandwich Kitchen– $6.99

What’s better than giving a gift that shows concern with health and safety this Valentine’s day. This food zip bag featuring Hello Kitty on design just means even keeping foods fresh can be done with style.


5. Hello Kitty Cooking Craft Apron Adult Rare RED CHECKER-$25.50

Looking for a fashionable and very useful kitchen apparel to give this day of love and affection. Make her smile with delight as she sees this Hello Kitty apron.

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4. Hello Kitty 3/4 Motorcycle Helmet Polka Dot w/ Visor Purple Sanrio– $54.95

A great motorcycle fun ride geared safely without compromising fashion and cute style? This is super possible with this nicely designed and ultra-comfort featured Hello Kitty motorcycle helmet. Great gift for your little love ones. Not only for Valentine’s but all year round.


3. Hello Kitty Die-Cut PLUSH Slippers PINK Indoor US 8– $24.95

Most customers are completely satisfied after buying this authentic Sanrio-licensed item to give for that Special Woman of their lives. It’s fine and soft material simply describes how they want that special person to feel hugged and completely taken care of as they comfortably walk around the house wearing this item.


2. FREE SHIPPING Hello Kitty Machine Wash Mesh Laundry Lingerie Bag 34x21cm-$6.49

Washing your delicate lingerie with Hello Kitty is just as cute as keeping it in your collection. The person getting it this Valentine’s day would appreciate it for sure.


…and the top bet on our Customer’s Choice…..

1. Hello Kitty Adult Motor Bike Helmet Face White Sanrio– $34.99

Rev up your Special Someone with this glamorous Hello Kitty helmet! It’s extended black visor helps keep her face away from the harms of the sun as well. Ride with her in style this Valentine’s day.


Have you made up your mind, which among these gifts to give this Valentine’s Day?

Check our previous article on Editor’s Picks on Valentine’s Gift Ideas!


Guide to Valentine’s Day Gifts: Editor’s Top Picks for Presents with a Style

Published on January 20, 2014, by in For You, Must-Reads.

Valentine's Gift Ideas - Hello Kitty, Snoopy & More!Looking for the best Valentine’s Day gifts for your love ones? Roses and chocolates are too common. Why not think out of the box and add something special and uaeful to the typical bouquet of flowers usually given on February 14th? We’ ve put together a list of the ideal presents to give on this special day of love.

1. Hello Kitty D-Cut Women’s XL Crystal Watch Black/White

Your girlfriend will surely say, “WOW!” once she receives this Hello Kitty beautiful with its diamond crystals around its face and super comfy leather strap. The crystals on the bow design make it look more elegant. It’s available in Black and White. You can also give it to your fashion-conscious Sister!

This wristwatch would look great on any type of clothing. Jeans, formal pants or skirt, it may be.


2. Hello Kitty Coin Purse Bag Mt. Fuji Red


No more scattered coins for your Mom if you give her this nice Red Hello Kitty coin purse. It’s easy to hold, which makes it great to bring when doing her groceries or during an urgent purchase in the nearby convenience store.

Its easy to open clasp closure design makes it convenient to use as a coin bag or for keeping Mom’s small cosmetic items.


3.Little Twin Star Bezel Deco Wristwatch


Wondering what to give for that Li’l Sister of yours on Valentine’s day? Show her how much you appreciate her sweetness with this charming Little Twin Star Deco Wristwatch? This will surely look great on her tiny wrist when wearing her elegant Sunday outfit. Or even when she dons her usual jeans for malling and strolling around the park.


4. Peanuts Snoopy 18″ Stuffed Plush Doll Heart


The best thing to give for your Valentine is pure “LOVE”. Your heart stands for love. Giving this huggable Snoopy doll to the Love of your Life is enough for her to feel the deep feelings of affection you feel.


5. Peanuts Snoopy 12″ Stuffed Plush Doll Stand and Sit


“Snoopy can sit,Snoopy can stand,
Easy to hold with her tiny hands!”
See the joy and thrill in your niece or young sister’s eyes when you hand this soft to cuddle plush doll.


6. Little Twin Star Schedule Book LV Agenda Refills

Is she a busy woman? Perhaps, she’s the type of person who wants to make sure her schedule is always on track. Show her you appreciate her being organized by giving this schedule book refills. She’ll be impressed, for sure!



7. Hello Kitty Auto Rear Pocket Pink Leopard

Hello Kitty fanatics driving a car will be happy to get this Hello Kitty Auto Rear Pocket that clings to headrest backseat. It’s a tidy solution for those papers, magazine or even tiasue she keeps inside the vehicle.




8.Hello Kitty Head Shape Handy Bag Leopard Sanrio

Mommies love Hello Kitty + Fashion! And so does most ladies! If yours adores this fashionable Feline friend, give her this stylish bag this Valentine’s Day. It’s spacious and nice to use to complement plain-colored outfits.


9. Peanuts Snoopy Car Neck Rest Cushion Pillow

Show your Dad how much you care for him by giving this Snoopy Car Neck Cushion. During a long drive or even short ones, driving can be stressful especially in th neck part. With a neck cushion pillow, Mr. Driver can take the time to sit back with his neck aupported comfortably by this Snoopy neck rest pillow.



10.Chococat Ceramic Mug

Great gift for coffee lovers. This Chococat ceramic mug is an ideal present for those who love drinking hot beverages. It’s made from high-quality ceramic material suitable for hot chocolate and coffee. Can be a good Valentine gift for both man and woman.



Next, Customers’ Choices Valentine’s Gift Ideas!


The Perks- Filled Search for Katie’s Birthday Gift

A Friend’s Review of A Cute Shop New Site


My daughter’s birthday is just two weeks away but I still haven’t figured out what present to give her. Although, she is not bringing up the topic the way she used to when she was younger, I feel happier if I can give her something she would really love to have. It’s not only her day but also mine. And why not? When it’s the day when she came into our lives….the day when I became a Mother – the essence of being a woman, so to speak!

Thanks to the Internet for introducing online shopping and all the perks that come with it. I so love the fact that I can search through different shops without living the comforts of my own couch. Since I am a stay at home Mom, I can easily turn to our home PC each time I need to buy something.

And so my search for the perfect birthday present to give to Katie started…

If there is one gift that can make Katie shriek with delight that’s Hello Kitty! Last Christmas, I gave her a Hello Kitty Canvas Tote Bag. Her thrilled shout and excited face expression is still fresh in my mind! And I know exactly where to find the next gift for my daughter, who like me is a Great Hello Kitty and Sanrio fan ——-> A Cute Shop!

After doing my home chores, I turned the computer on and typed http://www.acuteshop.com in the URL box of the browser. Where I was directed to I thought to be a different one from the online shop where I bought the Hello Kitty items in the past. But the URL I typed is correct. Well, obviously I am actually on the right site with a new look and improved features.

…..The Enhanced A Cute Shop!

Indulge in the world of Hello Kitty items at  A Cute Shop!

Indulge in the world of Hello Kitty items at A Cute Shop!

During my past visits to this Hello Kitty online kingdom, I was fascinated with the variety of anime items available. It is easy to navigate through the site and the most important thing – payment processing is secure! I got my ordered item after two days as promised! But there is more to love from it now!

Interactive Feature = Shopping Anytime, Anywhere

As I was checking several items to choose from, my sister told me that she needs my help in doing her groceries for an impromptu party in her house. But I don’t want to cut my excitement in viewing the stuffs until I have narrowed down my list and come up with the best and final choice of item to buy for my sweet young lady!

Imagine how relieved I was after realising that A Cute Shop is now interactive! So I borrowed my son’s iPad (after nearly 20 minutes of negotiation!), got the car’s key and drive to fetch my sister and take her to Walmart. She shops while I continue to do my own shopping online on the iPad.

Rewards! Bonuses…and More!
Who would say no to freebies and rewards? Not me? I love bonus points and discounts as much as I adore Hello Kitty! What about getting the following perks?

A Cute Shop Reward Points Scheme

A Cute Shop Reward Points Scheme

– Refer a Friend = Free Shopping Credits

I was so engrossed with my online shopping that I did not notice my sister is done with hers and now sneaking into what keeps me busy the whole time. A Sanrio collector herself, she wants to sign up for the newsletter as well. And this means, free shopping credits for me when she registers and begins shopping.

– Reward Points

The more you shop, the more points you earn. I even used the points I earned when I checked out. That’s money-saving, indeed!

– Discount Coupons

Isn’t it practical to shop things we love at discounted prices? Lucky me, because I can still use the 15% discount coupon I got for the Hello Kitty tote bag I purchased last December. Awesome!

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Free Hello Kitty Bunny Bag for me!

The new and more enhanced online site of A Cute Shop has been launched and because I am one of the first 50 customers during its Grand Opening month, I got a free HK bunny bag with my purchase! Another item to add to my collection.


This Hello Kitty x Bunny bag is a FREE GIFT now for any purchase at A Cute Shop!

This Hello Kitty x Bunny bag is a FREE GIFT now for any purchase at A Cute Shop!



Undeniably, I enjoyed shopping online more because of these fantastic benefits. And in case you are wondering which of the many Hello Kitty items available earned my final YES…….Darannnnnn….

This cute and chic Hello Kitty Crystal Bezel Deco Wristwatch!  4937996311260-1


When it was delivered, Katie was very happy! She hugged me so tight and whispered, “You really know what can make me happy all the time!” And yes, she gave me the Free Bunny Bag because she knows we share the same interest – Hello Kitty!


I’m just too happy + satisfied and I want to share the good experience with online shopping enthusiasts like me searching for awesome perks from trusted shopping sites. It’s my own little way of sharing new and helpful discoveries to the community of online shopping fanatics where I am proud to belong!


Extravagance isn’t The Key to Wow Your Love on Valentine’s Day

Published on January 16, 2014, by in For You.

Budget-Friendly Ways to Wow Your Love on Valentine’s Day!

Extravagance isn't The Key to Wow Your Love on Valentine's DayHey, February 14 is fast approaching! And just in case you have thought about pretending not to notice it is Valentine’s Day on its actual date, simply because you do not have much money to spend for an expensive to give your boyfriend, you better think again! Dear, being on a tight budget is never an excuse for you and your partner to spend romantic time together on this special day of love and romance. Valentine’s Day is not only about enjoying candle-lit dinner in a five-star hotel or giving jewelry gifts to your beloved. There are many great ways on how you can make this day super fantastic for the both of you.

Valentine Dinner Date on A Budget

Got no money to spend for a romantic dinner on a fancy restaurant? Why not invite your boyfriend to have dinner at your place. (Make sure it’s fine with Mom and Dad!)

Set the table for a romantic meal for just the two of you with flowers fresh from your garden and soft music playing on the side. The food to serve does not need to be lavish. A simple homemade dish would be fine.

An Outdoor Valentine Lunch Date

What about an outdoor lunch date at the nearby park? Most parks are open and free to use all year round especially on Valentine’s Day. You can bring packed home-cooked food or the usual picnic food items in the picnic basket. Spread a blanket or a table cloth on the grass. Have fun eating your lunch as you enjoy the fresh air in the park and reminiscing your past happy moments together.

A Movie Date

Watching romantic comedy film together either at your place or your boyfriend’s is an ideal option if you are under budget but want to celebrate quality time in each other’s arms. Prepare some cold beverages, popcorn and chips. This special moment won’t cost much but it will surely create memories you can cherish from time to time.

A Romantic Evening Walk

Nature is the best setting for a touch of romance and love. In case you are still in college, there is a great chance that you won’t spend big time for Valentine. An evening walk with your boyfriend while holding each others hand or a quiet time together by the beach as you watch the sunset is a non-extravagant way to celebrate love.

Play Sports Together

If both of you love sports, play a game or two of your choice. Come to an agreement about the prize that the winner would get.

Wow Your Boyfriend with Creative Surprises

Giving gifts is one of the many ways on how you can make your Valentine feel special. It’s time to make your imagination work if you want to surprise him in the most unusual way.

* If you can go to his house, why not create a Valentine greeting and make it the wall paper of his laptop or desktop computer? This simple gesture will not cost a dime but it surely can touch his manly emotion. It’s not something fancy but a very good way to express how special it is for you to make him happy on this day.

* If you have lots of pictures together, you can make a movie or a photo slide with your favorite music as background. You can put captions or make a story out of these pictures. Once done, you can post it on YouTube or Facebook to surprise him. You can also save it on a disc and watch it with him after enjoying your romantic dinner.

* Think about making a “You’re The Best Boyfriend Ever” frame. Photo frames can be bought in discount stores or DIY shops. They won’t cost too much. An 8″ by 10″ frame is a good choice for this project. You can use Word Art or letter cut-outs for the words. Include his name for a more personalised touch. This piece of artwork would certainly make him realize how much you love him.

Still not sure on what Valentine’s Day gift to give for your boyfriend? Let me share with you –

How to Choose the Best Gift for Him

This day is the best day to show your love and affection for the special man in your life (of course aside from your Father and Brother). For this reason, you should put enough time and effort to choose the right gift that can make him fall more in love with you.

– Think about him. It’s that simple! You see, if you look closer into his personality, it would be easier for you to choose the perfect gift for him. Is he the romantic type of guy? the sporty college hero? or the crafty homebody? Once you have identified his personality, finding what to give or activity to share with him on this day would never be a chore.

– Research some more. Ask his friends. Talk to people he often hangs out with. If you have been introduced to his parents, gather more information from them about the things he like.

– Your own touch matters a lot. While, the first two points are good to start with, adding your personal touch is still the key to make your Valentine’s Day surprise a Big Hit!

In reality, most men are not overly focused on the Valentine’s Day gifts they would receive. Compared to women, a lot of men though not verbally expressive are easily pleased with non-material gifts that share a message from a girl’s heart to theirs. So, let your imagination work even harder for you to be able to choose a gift or a way to clearly send the message of caring, love and affection to your boyfriend.

Not having lots of money to spend on precious gifts does not mean you have to skip celebrating Valentine’s Day. More than extravagance, this special day should be remembered as the time of year when everyone should rekindle love & romance, make new love relationships blossom further and work on ways for a stronger connection with your partner. Happy Valentine’s Day!

Extravagance isn't The Key to Wow Your Love on Valentine's Day


Christmas Lights and Parade OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION in WANCHIN BASILICA, a traditional Taiwanese small town

Published on December 24, 2013, by in Sophie' Blog.


Today I wanna bring your attention to the awesome views of Christmas lights and decorations in a small town about 45 minutes away from where I live (Pingtung City), Wanchin village, which is an interestingly intriguing and historic town in the southernmost province, Pingtung in Taiwan.

I personally found it intriguing because Wanchin village is home of the WANCHIN BASILICA OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION, funded over 150 years ago. And the history of the church is interwined with the efforts of the Dominican Fathers of the Holy Rosary Province from Spain who came to Wanchin to restore Catholic faith about 150 years ago, in 1858 and for the conversion of aboriginals and immigrants from China in a remote and small village in Taiwan. Their efforts unexpectedly resulted in the evangelization of Taiwan and foundation of the Catholic churches in Taiwan today.  Isn’t that amazing?1198549265597-400x300

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Well, in around where I live (Pingtung, Kaohsiung, Tainan), you wouldn’t describe the region being the modern cities of Taiwan, rather, here the cities and the style are authentic southern Taiwanese style, which has its origin from ancient China. And of course you wouldn’t see many Western influences (except for a few places) here on the cities. Not to mention the population’s main religion is predominant Buddhism from China.

So you would find the culture of Wanchin village, shaped by Wanchin Basilica and its believers of local residents (80% Catholic) for over 150 years standing among its neighboring villages of very different crowds very charming!

Each year, on the whole month of December, the residents would decorate their houses with Christmas lights and miniatures of story of nativity and there will be a big parade of THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION.DSC_2466


The local custom of Christmas celebration is not only the major event for the Catholic community in Taiwan, it has also become a yearly activity that attracts national attention of the Catholics and tourist crowd from all over Taiwan. DSC_2548 DSC_2562DSC_2563DSC_2574DSC_2599

If you envision the parade being a traditional European Catholic parade of THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION, then you would be wrong! Because the Church has been in Wanchin for so many years, that it has evolved to Wanchin’s own unique style of Catholic religion that blent in the local culture and culture from the European influence brought upon by the Fathers of Church. Even the preaching on Sundays are in Taiwanese dialect, which can only be heard in Wanchin throughout Taiwan.

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Here below is some history of the building by the Church itself.

The building of the Church

With a good group of Christians in the Village, Fr. Sainz decided to build a simple Church. In May 1863, he spent 60 yuan to purchase the land in order to build the simple mud church for the mission. Two years later, on October 13, 1865, the church was destroyed by an earthquake. Since the original church was also too small of the growing number of Christians, Fr.Sainz and the people decided to build a bigger and stronger Church.

With financial help from the Dominican Fathers and generous contributions from the faithful, enough money was collected to build a new church . The property was too small for this purpose and by the end of October,1869, Fr Francisco Herce purchased some hectares of land to amplify the Church grounds and for the use of the Christians. Fr. Herce, who was living in Kaohsiung, sent Liu Ah Chang, a trusted and able catechist to supervise the construction of the mission church.

Due to the past experiences with the neighboring settlers, it was decided that the Church adopt the style of a Spanish fortress-castle. This can be seen in the church’s new dimensions: 45 feet wide, 116 feet long, 25 feet high and with walls 5 feet thick, using the best materials for the construction used at the time, such as honey, lime and eggs. This enabled the Church building to be used as a refuge and shelter to the Christians in times of natural calamities or from attacks by enemies. This special feature of the church edifice makes it as one of the special architectural and historical monuments of Pintung county.

Other materials used in building the church were imported from Mainland China. The beams of hardwood and fire bricks were tied togheter in rafts and carried along the sea to piers of Tung Kang and from there, by oxcart, transported to Wanchin.

Most of the masons, carpenters and artisans were also from Fozhou and some from Xiamen. They left their subtle artistry in the church structure and the intricate altars and palnquins of the church. The total cost of the church was about 299 yuan for the lime, 200 yuan fro the wood and 300 yuan for the brisk. Religious vessels, vestments for church use as well as religious image which adorned the main altar were ordered by the missionaries either from Manila, and from Europe.

On 8 December, 1870, the church was finally inaugurated and placed under the patronage of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Sometime later, the house of the missionaries and the cathequists was built. In 1872, Fr. Herce bought some more lands to provide a decent means of livehood for the mission and the Christians. This property was to became the nucleus of the village of Wanchin.

You can see more photos of the inside of the Church here.

Today, the statue of the OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION is still standing at the entrance of village day and night to protect the village and residents. The story of faith and conversion still goes on…



What You See IS NOT What You Get – How to Be A Smart Online Shopper

Save-Holiday-ShoppingYou may gasp seeing this title from a seller like us. Well, it’s the shopping season of year & I just wanna write for people who are new to shopping online, particularly from overseas buyers, on how to make smart purchases and enjoy your shopping online. The tip is simple – always read the item title and description  in details and ask questions (if you are not sure about certain information of a product ) before you buy.

Over the past few years selling on eBay / Amazon and our online store, every once in a while we received customers’ feedback like – the item is not as big / small as they imagine or they thought the item to be bigger / smaller. More than any other feedbacks from customers, feedbacks of this sort really made us faint right away.

First of all, talking about online shopping, everybody knows it’s not like shopping in a physical store where you can visually see or touch the item that you wanna buy. THEREFORE, THE ITEM DESCRIPTION AND IMAGES provided by sellers are the very important references for you to decide if the item you see on computer in front of you really suits your needs.

HOWEVER, we ran into quite a lot of buyers who buy ONLY ON IMAGES, without even checking up the item title or description for items provided! And the result is undauntedly leading to a feedback like the item not as big / small as expected.

No doubt as a online seller, we use lots of beautiful photos to attract customers’ attention to come and shop on our store. BUT WHY a buyer should ALWAYS READ the item title and description if many beautiful photos are provided?

Let me show you some images first –





Now you see the tricks?

An item can be seemingly bigger or smaller than it actually is, depending on how the photo is taken and edited, and therefore  misleading. I’m sure 99.5% online sellers have no intention to mislead customers, but for the purpose to make the item look more attractive or show more details on photos.

For us,  to avoid being misleading on photos in our listing for an item, we try to provide as many details as possible by WORDS in writing, such as if the item size is MINI or extra big, or the item is for KID size only. If a customer doesn’t READ the item title, item description for item dimensions, nor raise any possible questions in mind prior to transaction, but only buy on images thinking it what he/she wants it to be, it’s very likely he/she will get something not as expected.

So I beg you to be a smart online shopper, at least while shopping on our store, by simply following the three steps!

1st, ALWAYS READ the ITEM TITLE & DESCRIPTION carefully beside seeing photos

2nd, ALWAYS check the ITEM DIMENSIONS to make sure the item size is/isn’t expected.

3rd, ALWAYS ask the sellers questions that you have in mind before buying. DO NOT ASSUME that item is what you want it to be. 

Voila! If you make the above-described your second instinct while shopping online, I’m sure very soon you will be recognized by friends & family around you & your favorite sellers as a saving and savvy online shopper!!

Good luck on your holiday shopping!!







Last Shipping Dates for 2013 Year-End Holidays!



Just about a week away till the last shipping dates for goods to arrive in most countries before Christmas!

If you are busy doing your gifts shopping online from overseas sellers right now,  please watch for the last shipping dates for countries of your sellers.

However, these dates are only provisional and no guarantee. We strongly recommend that you complete your orders these two weeks now or earlier before the dates listed below!

Our last shipping dates for orders to arrive before Christmas  for US buyers is Dec. 5th. for our eBay and A Cute Shop online stores. Please do your shopping now and this weekend! ^^~

Philippines 5.Dec.13 Vietnam Dec.Dec.13
Indonesia 11.Dec.13 Singapore 10.Dec.13
Thailand 7.Dec.13 Malaysia 7.Dec.13
Argentina 30.11.13 USA 7.Dec.13
Brazil 4.Dec.13 Canada 2.Dec.13
Mexico 26.11.13
Austria 5.Dec.13 Malta 27.11.13
Belgium 7.Dec.13 Montenegro 9.Dec.13
Cyprus 30.11.13 Netherlands 4.Dec.13
Czech 2.Dec.13 Norway 6.Dec.13
Denmark 5.Dec.13 Poland 4.Dec.13
Estonia 4.Dec.13 Portugal 28.11.13
Finland 7.Dec.13 Romania 7.Dec.13
France 2.Dec.13 Russia 23.11.13
Germany 30.11.13 Serbia 10.Dec.13
Gibraltar 4.Dec.13 Slovakia 3.Dec.13
Greece 30.11.13 Spain 5.Dec.13
Hungary 7.Dec.13 Sweden 28.11.13
Iceland 30.11.13 Switzerland 6.Dec.13
Ireland 6.Dec.13 Turkey 2.Dec.13
Italy 5.Dec.13 United Kingdom 30.11.13
Latvia 29.11.13
Lithuania 5.Dec.13 other countries 6.Dec.13
Australia 10.Dec.13 New Zealand 6.Dec.13


Customer Reviews for A Cute Shop Products


A great evening filled with fantastic celebrations with kids laughing and running around, having a blast and a constant expression on everyone’s face “Wow! That is a great birthday party, who organized it? What theme is it? Who planned it?”

The one and only answer to all those questions is “Hello Kitty”. You daughter will love the Hello Kitty theme and fall in love with the cute little decorative items and the panorama of grand scale organization.

We encourage you to celebrate your happiness with us by writing us a writing us a review of how happy and satisfied you are about our services, products and all others things that made your event a resounding success.

Your Reviews are Motivation for Us

Reading your reviews on our Hello Kitty and other products and getting to know you had an amazing experience shopping with us and enjoying our services makes us feel proud and want to enrich our catalog and motivate us to provide better products and services.

We are a dedicated team who work on improving our customer relationships, improve on the feedbacks and make sure our customers return to provide a positive product review. We love to see our customers return to provide us feedbacks!

Great Word of Mouth

People visiting any website would always think, the products look so glossy and attractive. But are they really like that? Do I get a great deal when I’m buying lots of stuffs? Are these genuine products?

All their doubts gets clarified when read your positive reviews about us and how efficient and punctual we are with our services and delivery and always provide genuine and read products.

Your product review(s) encourage them to buy products without hassles and boost their confidence knowing that people who have bought the goods earlier were absolutely 100% satisfied and approve of the products.

Good words spread like wild fire, making people aware of us and how good we are at what we do and the amazing range of products we offer and always strive to make our customers happy and satisfied!

Product Review

Here are few excerpts of customers who were extremely happy with our services and products and have taken the time to write us a review.

Review 1:

Product: Peter Rabbit curtain

Beatrix Pottery Peter Rabbit Door Curtain 90x150cm Country Style Cat Mom - See more at: http://www.acuteshop.com/beatrix-pottery-peter-rabbit-door-curtain-90x150cm-country-style-cat-mom.html#sthash.wYGeEJod.dpuf

Beatrix Pottery Peter Rabbit Door Curtain 90x150cm Country Style Cat Mom – See more at: http://www.acuteshop.com/beatrix-pottery-peter-rabbit-door-curtain-90x150cm-country-style-cat-mom.html#sthash.wYGeEJod.dpuf

Shanny –  a mom and also a biologist start – upper who hopes to start writing as a anti circumcision and animal abuse activist soon.  Shany used the Peter Rabbit curtain bought from us and made a magic spell on her son’s nursery room! She’s sure talented not only in the lab but at the house too!

Review and sharing from Shanny


 This is what i did with the fabric!market1_c

“i save old and cheap furniture for fun.

When i was pregnant with my son i had problems with the placenta. i had to sit down and not move for 3 months. soi started this hobby which is alot of fun. this is another renovation of mine”







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Product: Rilakumma Planner



2013.8 ~ 2014 San-x Rilakkuma Schedule Book Weekly Planner Agenda Garden A6 – See more at: http://www.acuteshop.com/2013-8-2014-san-x-rilakkuma-schedule-book-weekly-planner-agenda-garden-a6.html#sthash.qWsJQLDE.dpuf

Nadja – Once resident in Tokyo and fell in love of kawaii items from Asia! ^^~

Review and sharing from Nadja

Since I spent six month in Tokyo I started to love Rilakumma so much. Back in Germany 2009  I realized that all the German planners are boring. The pages look all the same, just the covers differ a little.

The Japanese and Asian planner in general is totally different. Each page is individually decorated,no page resembles another. No need to mention, that the little Rilakumma pics in between the lines, and all over the planner are extremely kawaii ^^. It is so detailed and lovingly made.

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Moreover the planner is very well organized: you have a yearly, a monthly and a weekly schedule, to plan the whole year very well. A lot of free pages in the end are very useful for private notes.

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There is also a list for addresses and a table for planning your monthly budget. The format is very handy: not too big, not too small – it fits in every girl’s purse.

A bookmark helps to find the actual page.Best of all are the included stickers.

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The Rilakumma planner is my companion and buddy through the whole year. I won’t do without it.


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Hello Kitty Party Ideas for Your Girls !

Published on November 3, 2013, by in For You.

Da la! It came upon that Hello Kitty just celebrated her 40th birthday yesterday!


Hello Kitty cartoon characters wave to the audience at Sanrio Puroland theme park in Tokyo, Japan, Nov. 1, 2013. A ball was held on Friday at the Sanrio Puroland theme park in Tokyo to celebrate the upcoming 40th anniversary of Hello Kitty in 2014. (Xinhua/Ma Ping)

Hello Kitty cartoon characters wave to the audience at Sanrio Puroland theme park in Tokyo, Japan, Nov. 1, 2013. A ball was held on Friday at the Sanrio Puroland theme park in Tokyo to celebrate the upcoming 40th anniversary of Hello Kitty in 2014. (Xinhua/Ma Ping)

And I came up with the idea: why not putting together all the Hello Kitty ideas that I can find online that are cool and easy to do?


Like Hello Kitty herself, many parents wish a Hello Kitty birthday party for their beloved little girl and many young ladies wish for a Hello Kitty wedding. This post is to share Hello Kitty party ideas for your girls!

I must be honest that I did not have a Hello Kitty wedding because Hello Kitty wasn’t a major influence in my life 10 years ago. My 10-year-old girl never had a Hello Kitty birthday party as she’s been more into Spongebob or Transformers rather than Kitty. I guess this is because she sees Hello Kitty around her so often every day that she’d wish for something else. : )

But still Hello Kitty is so adorable and I myself wish for a Hello Kitty party anyhow! So I’m writing this blog article with all the cool party ideas that I can find online other than my own experiences. I hope it saves your time searching online for the unique and special Hello Kitty party ideas that’s suitable for your little girls and circumstances. (Maybe one day I will host a Hello Kitty party no matter what! )

It mustn’t miss out finding and getting the cool and time-saving Hello Kitty party supplies online (in North America & in our shop), if like me, you don’t have much time to create everything from scratch on your own. At the end of post, you can also find some gift ideas from our store for your little girls.

So here we go.

If you have very little experiences holding a birthday party for little girls, enjoy doing many party-related tasks on your own, or run on a small to medium budget for the party, you might wanna start this A to Z Hello Kitty party ideas by the cute & party planning pro, Matt James’s article.

I found Matt’s article very practical because it guides you from birthday party 101 all the way to the end, high-liting some trivial but major things to do and watch for in every step and things to get to accentuate a Hello Kitty party. I have never met or written to Matt in person but I did click on the things/supplies that he suggested getting, and I must say that as a Hello Kitty items distributor/seller myself, I found Matt’s suggeted Hello Kitty items are very unique, practical and affordable. He’s really a party planning pro!

Ay Mama is one blogger whose sharing of how she planned her daughter’s Hello Kitty party on her own is very helpful to read. Her detailed descriptions of how she did it and  loaded  pictures of the party makes it very informative and enjoyable to read. I almost feel like I can do the Hello Kitty party for my daughter by myself  if she  really wishes for one!

If you are looking for a really high-style and dreamy Hello Kitty party for the kis AND ADULTS, then you mustn’t miss reading the Gorgeous Glam Pink Hello Kitty Party  by Kelly of WH Hostess.


Many beautiful and dreamy Hello Kitty party photos are included as your inspiration and  many helpful resources are also listed for your consideration. It’s a must-read if you are aiming for a special and once-in-a-life time Hello Kitty birthday party!

Here listed below are the online stores that I found really handy to serve at your convenience to either order a Hello Kitty party at a bag, or customize one.  I’d be more than happy if you could also share with me and our friends here your own favorite online stores.

1. Party City: ready-to-go party supplies
2. Birthday Express: ready-to-go themed party supplies

3. Make it Mine Parties: Hello Kitty personalized party supplies
4. Birthdayinabox: ready-to-go themed party supplies, party ideas and preps.

Here below are some food molds and toy that you can find our store !

Hello Kitty Ice Cube

Hello Kitty 3D Ice Cube Jelly Tray Makers Mold


Sanrio Hello Kitty Manual Ice Shaver

Sanrio Hello Kitty D-Cut Rice in Ham Cheese Seedweed Egg Mold Set Mould Tool

Sanrio Hello Kitty D-Cut Rice in Ham Cheese Seedweed Egg Mold Set Mould Tool


Hello Kitty toy

Hello Kitty Girl Pretend Play Mini House Furnitures Toy Set Life House

Happy Planning!!

Hello Kitty 40th Birthday Ball at Sanrio Puroland Theme Park

Published on November 3, 2013, by in Sophie' Blog.

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