Be everyone’s favorite relative with these Japanese gift sets that will make you look not only well-traveled with excellent taste, but extremely organized too. Our brilliant gift sets hit just the right note and say, “I did my Christmas shopping in advance this year.” Each features unique products with a cool, contemporary design that showcase the very best of Japan.
We’ve got six sets to cover every member of the family; from your grandma who secretly harbors fantasies of being a geisha, to uncle Tim who really needs to cut his toenails - and why not enable him with dragon-embellished clippers?
But wait, there’s myrrh. Every set is individually gift wrapped so you don’t have to struggle with awkward bits of tape and reams of glittery ribbon. Happy Holidays, everyone.
Featuring a tenugui towel - the absolute classic Japanese souvenir - a paper fan, fan case, chopsticks and stand, handkerchief printed with postcard scenery from Japan, and a coin purse or card case. This is the ultimate “I visited Japan” gift set (without actually visiting). There are four different colors to choose from: purple, pink, gold or green. This one means you’ve got all your cultural basics covered with unique gift items that are only to be found in the land of the rising sun. What’s inside: Tenugui Coin case or card case Handkerchief Fan and fan case Chopsticks and chopsticks standFrom ¥10,400
Micromanage and promote synergy like a boss with these nifty accessories that will get you your own bathroom in no time. The washcloth and handkerchief are great for freshening up, while the dragon nail clippers offer a leader’s confidence boost (as well as a decent pedicure). Personalize your security pass with the funky lanyard while the stylish card case adds a note of Tokyo suave to business meetings. And what boss doesn’t need designer tabi socks? These were traditionally worn by samurai during the feudal era, so you can channel that fearsome power dynamic when talking to Debra from accounting. What’s inside: Washcloth Handkerchief Dragon nail clippers Lanyard Card case¥5,450
Turn heads in the teahouse with this kimono-themed gift pack that will take your beauty regime to geisha level. The gingko-embellished washcloth, sakura tweezer and nail clippers, plus the pretty pocket mirror are a wonderful way to add aesthetic appeal to the daily things we have to do (like washing). The gift set also includes three different kinds of hair accessories decorated with classic Japanese flowers, as well as a mini cloth bag to keep them in for when you need to change outfits on the go. Kawaiiiii. What’s inside: Flower hairpin Sakura tweezer-and-nail clippers set Flower hair ornament Pocket mirror Flower hair clip Origami crane earrings Gingko washcloth Mini cloth bag¥8,300
Have you ever looked forward to lunchtime only to open up your sad, brown bag to find a soggy sandwich or last night's congealed leftovers? Japanese bento boxes are brilliant for transporting food - and they simply make your lunch look cooler than everybody else's. This bento gift set comes with a bento box and bag to carry it, a shibori towel and towel case, as well as chopsticks (you know, to eat with...). Use the sushi pen to craft that passive aggressive DO NOT TOUCH Post-it note - because people will try. What’s inside: Bento box and carry bag Chopsticks Shibori towel and case Sushi pen¥6,500
Add a Japanese touch to your digs with this fun home accessories gift set. Write profoundly minimalist haiku with the shirtless sumo pen on the plum blossom memo pad, made with washi paper. Also inside is a cute sushi magnet for sticking your poetic creations on the fridge. Alternatively, mount them in the decorative picture frame and place it in your favorite contemplation spot...just us? The set also includes an artistic hand towel, mini tape holder, plus a traditional box of Japanese tea. There’s no place like ホーム. What’s inside: Picture frame Memo pad Magnet Japanese tea box with tea Hand towel Pen Mini tape holder¥4,850
Novelty gifts are a vehicle for stunning, playful design, said no one ever - until now! This gift set is a funny, tongue-in-cheek present that you’ll actually want to use. The two kinds of sets include sushi socks, a samurai or geisha pen, a magnet that somehow manages to look cool and a handkerchief painted with an iconic scene from a famous place in Japan (or so you can say). There’s also a geisha or ninja measuring tape — don’t worry though, the numbers aren’t written in kanji. What’s inside: Pen 2 pairs of tabi socks Mini measuring tape Handkerchief MagnetFrom ¥3,400