Last week while in San Francisco for work I found myself with a free hour on Market Street. After perusing Anthropologie I wandered a bit farther and into a mecca of inexpensive goods. Daiso. Basically a dollar store (except it's a $1.50 store) for imported Japanese goods and all the cuteness and oddness that entails. It was only a one day business trip but I got the kids some souveniers.
a set of dish sponges for Oscar who loves washing dishes (the packaging showed that the narrow space between the head and arm of some men is perfect for cleansing the edges of plates!). He loves the dish sponges (and they do, as promised on the package, make an excellent lather).
Cute stacking lunch containers for Biscuit. She didn't like the other one I chose but was willing to use this one because she liked the fork. Embedded forks for the win. Clearly she liked the fork better than the apple. I unearthed this from her backpack today (Sunday) to find the remains of Friday's lunch.
Garden markers for me.
Plus I got a vinyl arm cover which promises to keep the arms free of water and dirt while doing tasks like washing dishes. Who knew such a thing was necessary? I thought it might help a friend who's kid is in a full arm cast for the next eight weeks. If not, I guess Oscar will be kept free of water on his arms while using his man sponges ;)
There were so many fun/cute/odd products in this store it was very hard to escape with only five items. Next November you know where I'll be doing my stocking shopping!
Daiso, I recommend.