Our 34 Most Awesome (Apr 2022) Korean Gifts To Give This Year
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Whether is for her or him for birthday, housewarming, Christmas, at a business meeting, wedding, anniversary, for host family or any special occasion, we got your covered.
Our complete present guide for the Korea lover includes traditional items, memorabilia and beauty products. Furthermore, we also include sets of various price range that are cute, authentic and cool!
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There is something appealing about watercolor paintings. A great Korean culture gift is this watercolor painting of two women walking together.
A sister, friend, family, or coworker with whom you have a good time on this planet can receive it. It has a lovely artistic aspect to it thanks to the amazing paper and ink used and it comes in a variety of sizes.
It is fascinating to learn about Asian culture. You can’t get any easier than a well-crafted paperback in learning this beautiful language. This book is one of the best gifts for Korean lovers because it provides you with 100 keywords that will help you better comprehend this country’s culture in east Asia.
Ritualism and History are two of the six main categories targeted by the keywords. The recipient of this paperback will receive a Korean and English side-by-side presentation to help them study more quickly and effectively.
This funny coffee mug is the perfect gift for Korean drama lovers. The cheeky words on it are a great conversation starter. The mug is made from beautiful ceramic in white of appropriate size for a nice hot drink.
This funny Korean present will appeal to those who do not watch Korean dramas as well as most people will appreciate the message, knowing how popular dramas from South Korea are.
Face sheet masks have been a go-to skin ritual for years making them ideal things to buy in Korea especially for the beauty lover.
She will feel part of the country’s beauty lifestyle as she tries them on. They come in different types that she can use to nourish the skin in different ways depending on her daily mood and sensitive skin needs.
People who appreciate this country’s art will like this soju ceramic cup set – each cup features a unique art piece from a Korean painter.
There are a slew of uses for these unique shot Korean ceramic shot cups, use them to serve soju, to drink shots, or simply to hold and serve sauces while feasting in Korean cuisine. A great gift to offer on valentine’s day or new year’s day too!
The New Year is a time for bonding with friends, family, and even strangers. This traditional board game is great for just that. As a custom it is played at family get-togethers on New Year.
Ideally, it is played by two players or two teams, although more teams can also enjoy the same Korean new year gifts. These traditional Korean things are easy to carry and comes with yut sticks, a game board and markers.
So you have brainstormed ideas and decided that you will give some money so the recipient can buy whatever is desired. But how do you wrap such a simple yet never outdated item? If you know she loves Korean culture then you have the perfect wrapper; the traditional money envelopes for good fortune.
These are colorful with beautiful designs and are certainly great Korean good luck gifts. You get both the envelope and the letter paper.
The country’s colorful life leaves you wanting more of that happiness and more color in your life too. But it’s how the people take care of themselves that results in the joy they radiate. Take for instance, this premium organic green tea from Jeju Island. Like Japanese green tea, it is packed with antioxidants helping you relax and feel warm on a chilly day.
A must buy in Korea or as Chuseok gift, it comes naturally gluten-free and is certified organic. So if you know someone who is in love with the culture, this is a great way to cheer them up and is certainly one of the top Christmas gifts for employees.
If they have a newfound interest in the language and culture like Kpop, you can get them something to support their enthusiasm. You can go for these vintage Korean Alphabet (Hangul) rubber stamp letters.
The characters have a nice Gothic font that will serve various artsy uses such as stamping letters, cards, diaries, fabric etc. A wonderful traditional Korean gift idea that is also great to give during Christmas, it will also act as an education tool as it will help them master Hangul.
Folk paintings are interesting to look at. Imagine not knowing which painting awaits you with this deck of folk painting Korean art playing cards which is an amazing gift for Korean friend. Now that would be an interesting game with these cool things from Korea!
Each of the cards holds the gorgeous folk paintings of the Joseon Kingdom. Moreover, to keep the games fresh and wrinkle-free each time, the cards are made from Acrylic and can be kept in the hard plastic box provided.
This Kawaii sticker truly lives up to this description by being extremely cute. With a special theme, they will be a delight gift for someone in Korea like Seoul or other cities.
They can use them to decorate almost anything from their stationery, gadgets, personal items, and even their space. Among the best souvenirs from Korea, the sheets that come with the pack provide plenty of stickers for various DIY projects.
Looking for things to buy in South Korea? This fan set is a great example of that. This is how to appreciate the heritage without trying too hard.
It makes for a great Korean gift set because the recipients do not know they need until they receive the sets. And then they cannot live without the fans. Suitable as Korean business gifts, they can use it on a hot day to cool off in the porch or on any day to keep dry in style.
A special message is best delivered in a special envelope. These children’s Hanbok traditional envelope sets are great for sending that birthday, Korean weddings, anniversary or thank you message. You get six beautiful envelopes, with paper and Velcro.
An ideal Korean thank you gifts to parents, the gorgeous traditional dresses create beautiful designs that are worthy to share the images online. Thanks to Velcro, you can open and close these envelopes over and over without worrying about ruining them too soon.
If you have a foodie friend, you can decide to treat them to a simple delicacy. The rice cake, a classic Korean street and home food is a great choice.
The Korean food gift comes with individual packs from which they can prepare a variety of delicious rice cake-based meals. Also a good gift for Korean grandmother, it comes with a recipe that provides directions for cooking the famous Tteokbokki.
Our faces are the canvas that the world sees at first glance. As such, it is important to take care of them. This collagen essence full facial mask combo pack will turn dull, dead skin into a lively, healthy-looking one.
Such Korean skincare gifts, which is apt to give on mother’s day or for your wife, female friend or girlfriend, comes with numerous tantalizing scents that contain vitamins, minerals, and collagen for that effective skin care result. Once placed on the skin, the effective absorption will leave her with a clear supple face.
This is the time to surprise your loved one who has visiting Seoul in their bucket list. Let them have a fun way to learn the language. Hangeul consonants and vowels have never been easier to master.
It is a bonus if the recipient loves BTS because they can easily learn and copy their Kpop lyrics. There is no better way to learn a culture than starting with the language.
A little love goes a long way to brighten up one’s day. Imagine having a beautiful symbol of love tucked away on a special wall just waiting to shine some love your way.
This cute wall art decal is just the perfect thing for this. An awesome cute Korean gift for girlfriend, it can be placed in your home or office. It is easy to apply to a smooth surface and will not leave a residue when peeled off. They are made to last a while thanks to the waterproof vinyl material used.
What to gift someone who loves Korea? Especially those who love to watch K-drama. If you need to get something for a K-drama fan, then this is a perfect choice. It is a coloring book inspired by the popular drama series, Mr. Sunshine.
It contains illustrations featuring the series’ characters and its famous scenes that have been left bare such that one can color them. The coloring exercise will especially be exciting if they have already watched the series. Not to mention, the relaxation benefits that it offers for both kids and adults.
This is for your friend who loves vegan living. It can be daunting to get real vegan treats. But these roasted traditional sea weed snack is your go-to for authenticity and sustainability. They are made from seaweed grown in clean waters away from pollutants.
Whether your friend is starting out as a vegan or loves healthy snack, they’ll appreciate such a thoughtful present. You also add these snacks with other items if you are coming out with a homemade Korean gift basket!
This traditional hand fan is not your ordinary fan. It embraces the beautiful tradition, complete with a hand-drawn picture of Ganggangsule. This traditional Korean gift is made from bamboo and stunning paper.
The bamboo used is intricately cut into thin strips for that authentic traditional look. A fantastic Korean grandparents gift idea, with a wide spread, they too will enjoy the traditional symbol of status and wealth as it were in ancient times.
Make up brushes, lipstick, foundation, eyeshadow palettes. These are just a few of the items a lady needs to carry when travelling or on a day out for those touch-up moments. Be a darling and get her this handy yet classy make up bag pouch.
It is made of cotton canvas so it feels really good to the touch. It is durable and fits perfectly either in a back pack or in a shoulder tote bag. Among the most cool things to buy from Korea, with this easy item you make her life easier and fun.
Do you know someone who is a Korean food lover? They will love the opportunity to enjoy these dishes right from the comfort of their home.
From classics such as the Korean sweet and sour pork to the spicy chicken and a wide array of soups, stews, sides including Kimchi, and appetizers among others, they will be exposed to a wide variety of amazing flavors and Korean cooking ideas and is great present idea for Korean moms.
This double-sided wooded board is a fun way to learn the Korean alphabet. The hand-sanded letters are a fun interactive way for older babies, kids, preschoolers, and even beginners to learn letter formations of this interesting language. One of the best gifts for someone learning Korean, the double-sided board makes understanding basic consonants and vowels easier.
It is perfect for someone who wishes to learn a second language. The boards are made from sustainably sourced beech wood and are safe and durable.
If your friend is obsessed with the lovable characters that make up the KAKAO friends, then this will make an exciting South Korea souvenirs for your friends. Just like they bring out the theme of friendship, it would be a great way to honor the bond that you share.
The sticky notepad package also comes with four different sets of sticky notes to fit different uses. A good get well set or for Valentine’s day as well as you can write the appropriate messages to suit the occasion.
What to buy in Seoul Korea? There are few better ways to enjoy the country’s experience than with the famous Korean-style ramen noodles! This is especially a convenient choice for someone who loves their food but does not like to cook.
All they will need to do is add boiling water to the mixture or place the cup in a microwave. A wonderful Korean gifts for him, they will have their fresh and spicy flavored meal ready within minutes!
If you know someone who cannot get enough of Korean snacks, this K-snack box are ideal Korean gifts for friends or couple.
This ‘Korean Edition’ package from the Journey of Asia is made of many different delicious and individually wrapped snacks for a wonderful snacking experience just like in Seoul. From tea, candy and coffee among others, this Korean snack box will be an awesome treat for them.
Korean love meets Disney love with this key ring! So, your niece or nephew is obsessed with Disney and is in love with this country. They may even have a friend or two who live there. This is your chance to touch their hearts.
The metal part is good quality and will last long. Tiny little presents like these that say you know the person well will always make you the favorite aunt.
When it comes to taking care of their skin, women want to be confident that whatever they are putting on it is not harmful in any way.
That is why this line of skin care products is the right one for your wife, sister, or girlfriend. The Korean beauty gift can aid in revitalizing the skin and deeply moisturizing it. From toner to serum to cream and ampoule mask sheets, she gets it all. Among the best gift ideas for women age 30, you can also consider getting additional products like those that can get rid of dead skin cells and lip balm.
You need good health to enjoy a decent life. Sometimes our immune systems need a boost. With the portable sticks, you will get sticks of liquid energy boosters made from ginseng.
The Korean ginseng roots are perfect for fighting fatigue, promoting healthy blood circulation, boosting the immune system, and easing stress in both women and men. Great as Korean business gifts or for Korean mother-in law, each stick of ginseng extract tis already mixed ready for your consumption.
How about you give your hands-on, DIY king or queen with some Hanji paper. Making joomchi with paper is a great pass time and gives them the opportunity to get in touch with their creative self. This is the sturdiest handmade Hanji paper you will ever find.
There are different pieces with a variety of colors, patterns and textures to choose from. After you see how fun this is, you’ll want your own set! You can also consider using Hanji to make Korean wedding or engagement gifts!
A cup or two of instant, mocha-flavored coffee will keep bad vibes away. This instant coffee mix variety comes with a gift box for convenient gifts for Korean dads or anyone who loves a cup of nice cuppa.
There are numerous caffeinated sticks to sip through with four blends bundled in five sticks to choose from. There are easy to carry and use. Enjoying a cup of coffee is as easy as picking one blend and pouring it into hot water, stirring, and sipping.
These throw pillow covers are perfect for your sofa or bed or even the rug on the floor. They blend in when with many colors. One of the top gifts for Korean host family, the fabric is soft and comfortable to hold or lean on while the zippers are hidden giving it a smooth finished look.
More importantly, the covers have Hangeul characters printed on the, which means this unique pillow cover is for your friend or family member who is in love with the language and certainly one of the things to get in Korea including Seoul and other parts of the country.
This special quality apron is decorated with South Korean motifs. The material used makes cleaning a breeze while is handy for the kitchen as well as in the garden.
The apron fits all because you can adjust the neck so the bib fits to your liking. Pick this up for anyone who’s crazy about the beauty of the country’s culture. Suitable as housewarming gifts or even for your boyfriend if he is into cooking.
Using your thumb and index finger to make a heart shape is probably one of the most recognizable hand signs associated with Seoul and the rest of the country. Let this unique heart sign be displayed in the cutest way possible with this lovely heart studs earrings for a romantic Korean gift idea for Valentines’ day, White day or Christmas.
Made of quality sterling silver, she will be overjoyed to wear this pair earrings which will surely make her stand out.