Find the Perfect Christmas Gifts for the Japanophile in your Life
With Christmas a matter of weeks away, the countdown is on to accumulate the perfect gifts for your loved ones. If you have a shinnichi in your life, or are just on the hunt for unique Japanese Christmas presents, we are here to make your decisions a lot easier! Japan boasts some of the most beautiful and unique gifts in the world. However, if you aren’t lucky enough to visit Japan over the coming weeks, we have put together a list of our top 10 Japanese Christmas present ideas bound to impress your loved ones this festive season.
Top Ten Japanese Christmas Present Ideas
Our authentic Kimonos, also known as yukata or nemaki in Japanese, are made from the finest quality cotton, polyester and silk and come in a wide range of prints and sizes suitable for all ages and genders. This brand new addition to The Japanese Shop is made from pure cotton and is perfectly lightweight for easy wearing around the home, a luxury item for a stylish man in your life.
If you’re sourcing Japanese Christmas presents for the cat lover in your life, look no further than our duo rice bowl set! This set includes black and white rice bowls with cat face designs, as well as two sets of chopsticks. These bowls are perfect for western and oriental meals or even to be used cereal bowls. A lovely Christmas gift for someone you know or even a nice treat for yourself.
Start planning for the new year with this beautiful Hiroshige Japanese Wall Calendar. Whilst we have a whole selection on offer, the Hiroshige evokes the human experience of the natural world with beautiful drawings of sites such as the Sagami River and Mt. Haruna. This calendar is printed with soy-based ink on FSC certified paper.
If you’re searching for something a little different then this jewellery box is certainly for you. A spin on a usual jewellery box, the floral traditional jewellery box has a twist-to-open pouch which was traditionally used to keep incense however know is used for jewellery and keepsakes. Available in a range of colours and designs, this jewellery box is certainly unique and super adorable.
Hard to come by in the UK, Kokeshi dolls are ideal if you’re seeking more unique Christmas present ideas, especially for recipients with an eye for all things cute and cultural. This bright and cheerful kokeshi doll is perfect as a first kokeshi doll or to add a splash of sunshine to an existing collection.
Allowing you to recreate authentic Japanese dining at home, the Nagoya Japanese dish set has a unique and intricate blue and white geometric pattern on each dish. The set is made in Japan from high-quality porcelain and is exclusive to The Japanese Shop. This makes a beautiful gift with its black gift box or is a showstopping set to bring out when hosting over the festive period. Perfect for pickles and dips, the stylish Nagoya set is certain to receive compliments from guests. The set is dishwasher and microwave safe.
Share luck this season and give a Lucky Cat Japanese coin purse to a loved one. The Lucky Cat or maneki neko design is printed onto the white and gold coloured soft-feel cotton purse. The Lucky Cat is a widely recognised iconic figure amongst the Japanese and is known to bring luck and wealth to people. Perfect for a friend who needs a little more luck in their lives.
The Hanga Plum Japanese Incense is made from high quality lavender and vanilla ingredients, giving off a beautiful plum blossom fragrance. Lavender aroma is used to help calm and relax, with vanilla being a warm and comforting scent. This incense set comes in a sleek box with a pretty design and makes for a lovely gift, especially when wrapped free of charge.
Give the gift of origami this Christmas. This origami pack with its 36 square sheets of Japanese washi paper is a beautiful gift for the arty people in your life. Origami is a beautiful, mindful activity that teaches you to pause and focus on the task at hand. This particular kit is suitable for beginners and advanced crafters!
This delicate Yukata is lightweight and made from gentle polyester for comfortable wear. Designed and made in the geisha prefecture of Kyoto, this Yukata has full cut sleeves and a matching waist belt for a flattering style. As well as being beautiful, it is also functional as a machine-washable item. This Yukata makes an especially thoughtful gift when paired with the Nemaki Kimono as his and hers gifts.
Choosing the perfect Christmas gift can be a daunting task. However, knowing that your loved one is an admirer of the Japanese lifestyle makes it a little easier. Hopefully our list has helped you to choose the ideal Japanese Christmas present for the holidays. Still a little stuck for choice? Have a look at The Japanese Shop for a wide range of Christmas Gifts, or contact us directly and we’ll gladly advise! We offer free gift wrapping on all orders, free returns, and ship worldwide.
Be sure to keep reading our blog also if you wish to learn more about Christmas in Japan, such as the etiquette of Japanese gift-giving, our Japanese style present wrapping guide and how to prepare for a Japanese Christmas. Browse more Japanese gifts from our range.