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Best Japanese gifts for the family

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When in Japan, know about its gifting culture to touch the right chord. A little research about Japanese gifts presentable to a family can help in averting embarrassments. So, we bring you here the best Japanese gifts that you must know.

Usually, Japanese gifts are classified as Omiyage, Oseibo, Okaeshi, Ochugen. Of these, the last three are thank-you gifts that hosts and guests make to each other. Omiyage category includes souvenirs. While making a gift to Japanese guests, ensure that the return gift or thank-you gift is shorter in size and value than what they bring for you – a small tip to remember!

Popular Japanese gifts

Japan is a unique country with a vibrant culture that can raise a curiosity in any person. Japanese people love those gifts that have got some utility. Some of the purposeful gifts inspired by Japanese culture that you can purchase for the family are:

  1. Heated Kotatsu table: It is a unique kind of table that comes with a heating mechanism. Imagine a desk combined with a heater, covered with a blanket on it that traps all heat inside. You can keep it on a convertible sofa when it is spread to make a bed and stay cozy and warm through chilling weather. Eat, work or sleep, without leaving the comfortably hot confines of this table. It offers an excellent way of pampering the loved ones with a thoughtful gift!

  2. High-quality Japanese rice cooker: A unique way of making cooking easier for rice lovers is provided by a Japanese rice cooker. The high-quality cookers empowered with Japanese technology come with optimized settings that help save on the energy bills significantly. These cookers also have a non-stick surface inside to offer uniform cooking. Various options of settings allow choosing cooking styles to get rice as required in typical Japanese recipes.

  3. Japanese Sake of the Month: You can embark upon your Sake journey with Japanese Sake bottles that come in 100 oz capacity and three flavors. These sakes are collected from different breweries to let the user enjoy various characters and get tipsy in style.

  4. Koi fish wind chime: This gift is soaked entirely in love, luck, and loyalty. Koi fish is the symbol of love and loyal friendship in Japanese culture. A chime made in this design offers fabulous addition for a deck that receives Japanese coastal air in an uninhibited manner. So, embrace more luck with soothing tones that this chime generates each time wind hits it.

  5. Authentic Matcha Green Tea Set: Match green tea is a ceremonial drink that the Japanese love to serve on special occasions. It is a traditional way to start the day for genuine Matcha green tea lovers too. The tea set offers full gear to whisk up a frothy tea in authentic traditional style.

  6. Noren curtain: Next item worth including in the list of thoughtful gifts is a Noren Curtain. This curtain is a traditional home décor item that Japanese people used to protect the house from dust, a lot of wind, and extreme temperatures. It can be purchased in nature-inspired designs to add to the personality of the site of installation.

  7. Traditional Japanese Tableware: High-fired Kaolin clays offer sturdy porcelain bowls that offer best-suited utensil for eating soupy Japanese dishes. Its inviting look adds to the sumptuousness of meal and makes eating time something worth looking forward. Present just one bowl or a set of these as a gift, either way, works great in creating a good impression.

So, pick any of the popular Japanese gift choices mentioned above. These gift options offer a purpose-rich present to pamper your family members and make each special occasion more memorable.

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