Spoil Mum this Year with the Perfect Japanese Gift

With Mother’s Day just around the corner, you might be agonising over finding the perfect prezzie. And if, like many of us, you have exhausted the standard catalogue of Mother’s Day gifts – chocolates, flowers and bottles of bubbly spring to mind – you might be looking for something a little bit different this year. These Japanese Mother’s Day gift ideas will help you to find a unique present that shows her just how much you care.

Japanese Lucky Cats
White Happiness Midi Lucky Cat and Pink Love Midi Lucky Cat, £6 each

Whether your mother is the superstitious type or she simply can’t resist a trinket, an adorable lucky cat is almost certain to appeal to her sentimental side. Choose pink for love, white for happiness or gold for good fortune, and remember that the higher the paw is raised, the greater the amount of luck.

Dream Lullaby Mother and Baby Kokeshi Doll
Dream Lullaby Mother and Baby Kokeshi Doll, £60

If a lucky cat is likely to be considered rather too twee for mum’s tastes, this handmade mother and baby kokeshi doll will be appreciated by even the most shrewd of collectors. With its intricate detailing and accompanying plaque, this figurine is a fine example of authentic Japanese craftsmanship.

Selection of Yukata Kimono
Japanese Silk Kimono Floral Print Long Black, £165; Japanese Kimono Floral Print Long Black, £79; Ribbon Long Navy Japanese Cotton Kimono, £79

If you’re really pushing the boat out this year, a luxurious yukata kimono will make her feel as though all of her Mother’s Days have come at once. Choose silk for the ultimate indulgence or cotton for a more affordable alternative. A kimono is the perfect gift to make your mum feel extra special whilst she gets to sit back and relax on her special day.

Pink Yuri Japanese Coin Purse
Pink Yuri Japanese Coin Purse, £10

Perhaps you’re looking for a small token to express your gratitude without breaking the bank. Made from beautiful kimono fabric held together with a strong metal clasp, this stunning Japanese coin purse makes an attractive, unique and practical little Mother’s Day gift and at just £10, it won’t bore a hole in your pocket.

Saren Nagata Prints
You Made a Difference Black Frame Japanese Print; Mother and Baby Black Frame Japanese Print; Thank You So Much Black Frame Japanese Print; £18 each (A5) or £40 each (A3)

Artsy mums will love these stunning contemporary prints by esteemed Japanese artist Saren Nagata. Best known for her flower-inspired kanji (Japanese calligraphy art), Saren combines modern aesthetics with traditional painting techniques for a look that is both classic and cutting-edge.

White Happiness Japanese Tea Cup
White Happiness Japanese Tea Cup £14

Japan’s centuries-old ceramics industry is renowned for its distinctive, elegant tableware designs. Unlike in western cultures, the emphasis is on enhancing the presentation of the food rather than making sure that everything matches. This custom has fed a long tradition of exceptional creativity and craftsmanship, making Japanese tableware the perfect gift for any mum with an eye for design.

Still haven’t discovered anything suitable? Many more Japanese Mother’s Day gift ideas can be found on our website. With a free gift wrapping service and next day delivery available on all UK orders, you can be certain that your gifts will arrive beautifully presented and in good time for Mother’s Day.

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