Forget origami, it's all about amigurumi now. If you don't know what that is, it literally means "knitted stuffed toy" in Japanese, where the trend began. And though we're fully grown adults, we will still spend on these adorable little crochet animals from Mamta Chakravarty's Kimbhoot Gift Studio. Whether you are an adult obsessed with all things Japanese, or you need to gift a little one something different, Kimbhoot Gift Studio is the place to shop Japanese crochet dolls from.
What started out as a hobby, turned into a full-time venture for Mamta, after garnering positive responses for her cute creations. We thought it was especially endearing that most of these dolls are inspired by the books that either Mamta or her son is currently reading, so you'll find cute and lovable characters. There's a curly-maned lion (based on The Butterfly Lion), a toad with a smart-looking bow tie (Toad of Toad Hall) and a penguin with a beanie on (from How Deep Is The Sea?) that we loved.
Prices start from INR 650 and you'll even find pirates, mermaids, bears, sheep, and crocodiles. They're suitable for anyone above three years of age and if you have a particular idea in mind, she can customise it especially for you. Mamta can have her products delivered to you in Bangalore and also pan-India. Hit them up on Instagram for more details.