17 Japanese Gifts for People Who Love Japan

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Any Japan lovers out there? Ever wanted to decorate your home (or yourself!) with Japanese-styled items? If you’re looking for a unique gift for the Japan lover in your life, you’re in luck. We’ve found the best Japanese gifts and Japan-themed items that your special friend or family member would love to receive.

Here are some of the best things for sushi lovers, Japan fans, and all those with a love of Japanese cuisine, that make good gifts for all kinds of special occasions.

Our Top Picks for Japanese Gifts for Her or Him

1. Japanese Ceramic Table Lamp

This handmade porcelain clay lamp is the perfect gift for someone who wishes to decorate their home with a Japanese theme.

The porcelain lampshade allows the light to be much brighter than most other lamps on the market, so the egg lamp is sure to truly brighten your day and room. Plus, the pretty floral design is gorgeous.

2. Japanese Bonsai Starter Kit

This kit includes four seeds for four different yet beautiful bonsai trees. It has everything you need to start a little garden, from pots, a soil disc, bamboo plant markers, a bonsai clipper, and an in-depth instruction booklet.

This is perfect even for beginners and is sure to help you grow four gorgeous bonsai trees. Great for DIYers!

3. Japanese Rice Pottery Bowls

This gift box is the perfect present for someone who enjoys traditional Japanese culture. This wonderful gift includes four different color rice bowls, each with flower patterns and soft, light coloring.

The perfect item for any occasion, this eco-friendly gift is a wonderful ceramic addition for someone who enjoys eating with traditional Japanese pottery – or even someone who just likes the designs.

4. Japanese Zen Garden

Creating a mini zen garden promotes relaxation and stress relief. It helps spark creativity, and is also just really fun to design and play around with the white sand.

Perfect to add to your Japanese themed home or gift to anyone!

5. Japanese Kitchen Knives

This knife set is the perfect gift for anyone out there who needs to cook and loves having stylish knives to cut with. They have a more unique look with black blades and a combination of western and Japanese-style knife design. Also, super cool knives are just super cool to have.

6. Sushi Socks

Ok, come on. Sushi socks? So cool. This gift comes with three pairs of socks, each packed to look like sushi and each with its own colorful design. These high-quality cotton sushi- I mean, socks are sure to make the gift recipient laugh (and yes, you can get some for yourself).

Make sure to check out our super popular list of anime gifts too!

7. Japanese Tea Set

This teapot comes in white or grey, and you can choose to add on two teacups. Perfect for any green tea lovers out there – and if that’s not you, don’t worry. We won’t judge. It’s nice to have decorative kitchenware too! This pot has a matte glaze, giving it a perfectly smooth appearance. It comes with an infuser, so that’s one less thing you have to worry about buying!

8. Japanese Abstract Art Porcelain Cups

These cups are gorgeous! Each has its own design and abstract artwork. Perfect for functional decoration in your kitchen, or a great gift set for someone that likes artsy kitchenware.

9. Decorative Indoor Fountain

You know what the best way to add zen into your home is? A decorative fountain. The pebbles, the way the water constantly flows, it’s absolutely perfect. Just watch out if you have a cat, they may become more invested in it than you!

10. Japanese Hiragana and Katakana Workbook

If there’s one thing Japan-lovers love, it’s learning more about the culture – even learning the written language. Anyone invested in Japan or even just a practicing linguist would love this gift!

11. Japanese Obsidian Five-Element Bracelet

Obsidian is known for having healing powers and for warding off negative energy. Whether you believe in that or not doesn’t matter though – it’s truly a nice bracelet and that’s all you have to worry about. The stones are gorgeous and the obsidian gives it a very nice touch.

12. Japanese Traveling Tea Set

Have you ever wanted to just go outside, breathe in the fresh air, and have a relaxing tea session? Then this is the gift for you – either for a friend or YOU you. With this set, you get a teapot, four teacups, a teacan, a tea tray, a tea clip, tea infuser, and finally a portable travel bag. Considering how expensive tea sets can get, this is a steal!

13. Cute Japanese Bento Box

A Japanese-inspired home isn’t complete without a bento box (well, that’s MY opinion). This bento box has three separate compartments and comes in a very pretty color!

Perfect for a college student, your Japanese friend, or just someone who enjoys munching on Japanese snacks in bento boxes. This cool gift also comes in blue and a few other shades of pink.

14. Japanese Flowering Tea Set

From experience, watching tea bloom in a teapot is one of the coolest things ever. This set comes with nine bouquets of tea leaves and adds that extra wonder to your tea session.

Also, it comes WITH the glass teapot in the picture, so if you don’t already have a teapot this knocks out two birds with one stone.

15. Japanese Collage Wall

There are many styles you can choose from the collage wall, but they all share one thing in common: they’re all pictures taken in Japan. You can use this to really style up your space!

16. Japanese Dollhouse

For the younger ones out there (or those that just want cool decor), this Japanese dollhouse is the perfect oriental toy! There’s so much minute detail, anyone can enjoy the piece and effort put into it.

17. Japanese Kitchen Pinafore

This pinafore comes in green or red, and is the perfect way to style up an outfit a little. This handmade linen apron is a little on the pricey side, but given it’s versatility and style, it’s absolutely worth it.

18. Usaburo Japanese Kokeshi Dolls

These handcrafted wooden dolls make the best gifts for someone who appreciates Japanese tradition. These little Japanese dolls can be found in different sizes and colors, but I just love this one with the pink kimono.

19. Japanese Chopsticks

All fans of Japanese culture must have one thing – a good pair of chopsticks. Even better than that is FIVE pairs of chopsticks that come in a nice gift box.

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Eden would rather be shopping for herself or her cat, Moon, but instead she’s writing gift suggestions for you. She’s pretty into plants, pets of all varieties, gaming, books, yoga, music, and mental health, so you’ll see her gift suggestions centered around those themes. When she isn’t writing, she’s probably working on some amazing digital coloring art. Check her out on IG @edenfeeden

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