We're loving watching Ghibli films in this house at the moment - they transport you away to a magical place, and all three of my kids (ages 3-9 years) love watching them.
I'm also a big fan of Japanese anime, and recently bought myself a Totoro phone cover from Amazon. My nine year old daughter also loves to draw the characters, and since her Uncle visited Japan earlier this year and came back with Jiji the cat purses (from Kiki's Delivery Service) she has really gotten into all of the films too.
We've barely made a dent in the films but what we have seen so far, we have adored:
Kiki's Delivery Service
The Cat Returns
Howel's Moving Castle
My Neighbour Totoro
So, I thought I'd put together a few cool items which I have found online, which would make good gifts for Studio Ghibli fans.
Spirited Away Soot Sprite plush £7.25
My Neighbour Totoro umbrella £15.50
Totoro Cloak £7.98
Princess Mononoke Tree Elves plush £6.78
Totoro silicone phone case £4.99
Faceless pens (5) £3.99
Kiki's Delivery Service bento box £7.80
Catbus chain charm £4.95
I got my phone case from Hong Kong, it took around a month to arrive, so do check before you buy, but I love it!
This weekend - Saturday's movie will be Spirited Away.