Japan indeed is a wonderful country and Japanese culture is really unique. In Japan, everything just seems to be both effective and efficient. It is clean there and highly developed. This is why a lot of people are fascinated with the country, want to go for a visit, or even live there. There are a lot of people who are loving anime these days in which since anime is from Japan, they also want to go there and feel and live like a Japanese. On the other hand, there are Japanese people who live in other places of the world and they miss home. Thus, here are some Japanese gift ideas that you could give a Japanese friend for him/her to feel like he/she is back home, or gifts that you could get someone who wants to go to Japan but could not at the moment. Japanese are also known to be traditional and create quirky items so you should know what to expect from this list.
Sushi Socks Box
This is a box of two pairs of socks. They are for both men and women. This is perfect for someone who loves sushi as the socks are arranged to look like sushi in a box that is used for sushi. They are great gifts for Christmas to your Dad or boyfriend.
Bath and Body Works Japanese Cherry Blossom Gift Bag Set
Japan is known for its cherry blossoms. This gift bag set from Bath and Body Works contains a cherry blossom shower gel, a cherry blossom body lotion, a cherry blossom fine fragrance mist, and a pomegranate hand cream put together in a transparent gift bag with cherry blossom designs. For sure your Japanese friend would feel like she is at home with the scent of these items!
Japanese Snacks Assortment
Have a taste of Japan! This box contains a variety of Japanese Dagashi. It has 30 pieces of Japanese snacks. This is great for children to try and for adults to snack on while watching movies or playing video games.
Jusalpha Marble Porcelain Teapot Set
The Japanese prepare their tea in a traditional-looking buy modern way. This teapot set contains four porcelain teacups, a porcelain teapot, and a bamboo tray. They are lead-free and also non-toxic. Enjoy tea even more with this set.
BambooWorx Japanese Tea Set
This set is for making matcha with a matcha whisk or chasen, traditional scoop or chashaku, and teaspoon. Since matcha is popular in Japan, make your own using this set.
Room Wall Decor Bamboo Watercolor Framed Modern Canvas Wall Art
This is a wall design with bamboo art that is framed. There are also size options to choose from such as 8 inches by 12 inches, 12 inches by 18 inches, and 16 inches by 24 inches. It is made from canvas. This is perfect for decorating the living room or the bedroom.
Tokyo’s Kitchen Town knives
Japan is known for sharp knives that are durable. These knives when given as a gift would definitely enhance the cooking experience of those who receive them. You could even get your own set. Experience Japanese cooking with this knife set.
Yuyue Hand Held Folding Fans
Sometimes it is hot and you need a fan to cool yourself. Do it in style. Get this fan for yourself or get it as a gift for others. It has a Chinese or Japanese vintage retro style which makes it really nice. The pink lace is also both sexy and cute.
Ebros Gift Japanese Mino Ware Porcelain Sushi Dinnerware
This dinnerware is perfect for sushi nights. It contains two plates, two soup bowls, two sauce bowls, two soup spoons, and two pairs of wooden chopsticks. Have a Japanese dinner date at home with a loved one with this set or help someone achieve the same by gifting this set to him/her.
Bonsai Tree Seed Starter Kit
The Japanese also love their bonsai. If you are interested in growing your own, buy this set for yourself. This is also the perfect gift for your friends who love gardening and planting. This kit contains four types of miniature bonsai tree seeds. It also comes with four bonsai soil potting mix pods, four burlap bonsai pots with sewn-in liners, four printed bamboo plant markers for the names of the bonsai plants and sowed-on date, a bonsai tool, instructions, a link to a how-to video, all inside a wooden gift box that can also be used as a planter box.
Honbay Cute Japanese Style Goldfish Drawstring Bag
This is a really cute coin purse that is perfect to be given as a gift to young children. They will really appreciate it. In this bag, you can place coins, dice, and other small items. This is a very practical yet also very cute gift for the young ones!
Zen Art Brass Feng Shui Desktop Gong
This item is more for the Chinese than the Japanese but it is still very Asian. This gift is perfect for Asian households who miss home and want a touch of culture in their decor.
Japan Photo Calendar January 2021 – June 2022
Japan is a very beautiful nation. You might want to have this mini-calendar to look at. This is a great gift for those who have been planning to visit Japan for quite a while now but are not able to. It even has pages to plan tasks and events. It doubles as a calendar and a planner.
Japan Style: Architecture + Interiors + Design
Japanese homes are very pretty that is why a lot of people want to have homes like Japanese homes. This is a great gift for architects and interior designers, or simply anyone who loves Japanese homes and home design in general. Learn more about Japanese homes with this book.
Ambesonne Japanese Mug
Japanese Art Woodblock T-Shirt
This shirt has Japanese designs. It is made from mixed fabrics. Feel Japan on the clothes you wear. This is a great gift for people who like and appreciate art. It is also lightweight and comfortable to wear.
Cherry Blossom Duvet Cover
Feel Japan on your bed too. This is a bedding set with a Japanese design. This is perfect for those who like traditional graphics. It comes in four sizes: twin, full, queen, and king. For the Queen size, it comes with a duvet cover and two pillow shams.
Sakura Florist Cherry Blossom Case
This is a phone case for the iPhone. There are variants for iPhone 7 up to the latest iPhone 12, 12 Pro, 12 Pro Max, and 12 mini versions. The design is really cute with the cherry blossoms and it seems neat with the white background. This is an ideal gift for Christmas for your mother or your wife.
Happy Sushi Anime Kawaii Set T-Shirt
This tee is really cute as it features kawaii Japanese food. There are three fit types: men, women, and youth. This is the perfect gift for a family who wants to match shirts. It also comes in 10 color options!
ErYao Oil Paper Umbrella
This is a great gift as it is an art piece. You may display it at home or use it as a prop in cosplay or performance. It can also complete one’s look during a special event wearing a kimono, and such.
TropicalLife Japanese Flower Backpack
This backpack is great for young girls and even for women. It has a traditional design. It can be used for school, traveling, or even on a casual day out.
Azumasun Japanese Wooden Clogs
The Japanese like to wear wooden slippers and you could doo. Buy these slippers that you can give as a gift to your friends. You may even get a pair for yourself that you can wear with traditional Japanese clothes.
Yomorio Women’s Traditional Japanese Kimono
This outfit is great for events that you want to go to. It comes in sizes small, medium, and large. The package includes the kimono, a waist belt, a back bowknot, one head bowknot, a fan, and a pair of socks.
Japanese Cookbook for Beginners: Classic and Modern Recipes Made Easy
If you love Japanese food, learn how to prepare them at home. This is a nice cookbook that you can get to make the food that you love at your own home. This is a nice gift too for others who love Japanese food and also love cooking.
Japan – Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide to Customs and Culture
This book is about Japanese culture. This is the perfect gift for a friend who will travel to Japan soon or is dating someone Japanese. You can also purchase this for yourself to educate yourself more about Japan.
Sushi Clock Premium
This is a nice clock with sushi designs for the time. It even comes with a stand. This is perfect to be displayed in the living room.
N&N Find Japan Kokeshi Doll
This is a nice Japanese doll that you could give your friends. It is a popular souvenir in Japan and is made from polystone.
MorTime Jewelry Silk Purse
This purse is a nice pouch to give to family and friends. It is small but is perfect for holding small items such as jewelry, coins, etc.
Geisha Opera Doll
Vintage Japanese Geisha Opera Doll This is the perfect gift for those who collect dolls. The doll is very pretty wearing hand-sewn kimono. It is about 12 inches tall.
Fiotok Maneki Neko
This cat is a Japanese lucky charm cat. Give it to someone whom you wish good luck and prosperity. It is a nice display in one’s home or office and even has a waving arm.
Awowee Coffee Mug
This is a great coffee mug with another Asian design. It is a great gift for those who love coffee. It can hold up to 11 oz. of liquid.
Ultimate Japanese and Korean Snack Box
This is another snack box with an assortment of Japanese and Korean snacks. It has 33 snacks in total. Give it to friends who want to try Asian snacks. The children will definitely enjoy this snack box!