Gift Guide – Great Japanese Gifts for Japanophiles

by Courtney Thompson

With the holidays quickly approaching, now is a great time to start searching for the perfect gifts for your loved ones. We've curated a gift guide to help you shop for any of the Japanophiles in your life, or even those who simply love food, travel, and like to try new things! If you have friends or family who love Japan, these gifts are meant for them. Maybe you’re shopping for someone who is homesick for Japan or dreams of traveling there. Maybe you have a friend with a passion for food and drinks and a love of Japan. Or maybe you’re shopping for someone who loves Japanese pop-culture or traditional Japanese culture. Look no further than these great gifts for Japan lovers!

Bokksu Subscription/Gift Plan

Who doesn't love a gift that keeps on giving? A Bokksu subscription or gift plan is a great gift idea for anyone who loves Japan, or even for someone who just has a sweet tooth and adventurous taste buds. Don't love wrapping presents? Bokksu's monthly snack boxes will be delivered to your recipient beautifully packaged, and you won't have to do any of the work. You can choose the length of your subscription so whether you want to gift one month of snacks or a year of snacks, there's an option for you. The Bokksu Japanese snack box subscription can be paused or cancelled at any time, and the Bokksu gift plan is a one-time payment making it convenient for gift-giving. Each option features a selection of 20-25 Japanese snacks and a tea pairing, along with a culture guide explaining the origins and flavors of each product. If you really want to make the season of giving last, a longer subscription will give your loved one an exciting present to look forward to each month!

Experience flavors of Japan right from home

Bokksu Boutique Gift Card

Not sure what your recipient likes, or do they have specific tastes? A Bokksu Boutique gift card is a great option for them! You can choose an amount between $25 and $100 and the card is entirely digital, making it easy to send to loved ones who are farther away. This could be a great last minute gift too, because you don't have to wait for shipping or go out and pick it up. Bokksu has a wide variety of Japanese snacks, sweets, and other items, so there will definitely be something your loved one will enjoy!

Studio Ghibli chopstick will be perfect gifts for someone who loves Japan

Studio Ghibli Chopsticks

This set of Studio Ghibli chopsticks is the perfect gift for the Japanese culture lover in your life! Studio Ghibli is one of the most popular Japanese animation studios, so anyone who loves Japan is bound to be a fan. These bamboo chopsticks feature adorable designs from Spirited Away, Kiki's Delivery Service, and Princess Mononoke. If you have a friend or family member who loves Studio Ghibli and uses chopsticks, or wants to start using chopsticks, these are a great present. They feature a non-slip grip making them easier to hold and more beginner friendly. These would make a great present on their own, but if you want to pair these chopsticks with another Japanese gift, consider getting your loved one a traditional set of ramen bowls to go with them!

Bokksu Signature Bento Box

A high-quality bento box is a great Japanese gift for the foodie in your life, especially someone who is on the go and enjoys Japanese meals and culture. Our signature Bokksu bento box features the Bokksu logo and classic orange color. It is a two-tiered bento box with nine removable containers in the lower portion and three sections in the top portion, allowing for plenty of food storage. It also has a sealable lid with storage for chopsticks, so this would also be a great gift to pair with our Studio Ghibli chopsticks. You could also pair this gift with some individually chosen snacks or a Bokksu gift card so your loved one can fill their bento box with all their favorite snacks!

Traditional Japanese Tea Bundle

For the tea lover in your life, our bundle of traditional Japanese tea is the perfect gift! This bundle includes five different types of traditional Japanese green teas, packaged with beautiful designs. The varieties include ichibancha, high-grade sencha, ryokucha, black sesame hojicha, and roasted kukicha. These teas will be delicious however your recipient drinks them, but you could also pair this present with a traditional Japanese tea set to give them the full authentic experience for their Japanese tea. If you want to get really fancy, you could even choose some snacks to pair with these teas and treat your recipient to a delicious food and drink combo.

If you’re looking for an authentic Japanese gift for a friend or loved one, hopefully this gift guide has given you some ideas! With a wide selection of Japanese snacks and drinks as well as food accessories, Bokksu has something for all the Japanophiles in your life!  And if you're still stumped on what to get, here are some of the best gift ideas for when you have no clue what to buy.

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