Japanese Gifts For Her 2021

Japan is famous for kawaii cuteness, and for celebrating the femininity in clothing, pattern and design.

We’ve made a list of some of our favorite gifts for Japan-loving women in your life. We’ve tried to chunk up the ideas for Japanese presents for women into categories to make it easier. We’ve given a couple of gift examples in each category, with a link to more options for each category.

Hopefully this helps you find a unique Japanese gift for her!

We have a more general page about Japanese gifts here.

Oh, and we’ve also got a page for Japanese gifts for him here.

Table of Contents

The Japanese Snack Lover

One option is to get your loved one a curated snack box, either as a one-off or as an ongoing monthly subscription. One Japanese snack box we have reviewed favourably in the past is the Sakuraco box pictured above.

Cute Japanese Gifts

Let’s start with some cute things from japan. We’ll also include some anime gifts for her.

Plain old every day hair color isn’t going to cut it if you want to be true modern kawaii. 

Totoro is perhaps the most popular in all the pantheon of Studio Ghibli. Totoro hoodie for that special someone?

Does your special someone like the film Princess Mononoke? Now she can go a little wild, with a Mononoke style necklace!

Sometimes you can express your fandom with a hoodie or a t-shirt. Sometimes you need to become your heroes. This Totoro onsie can help with tha.

This is a Kiki’s Delivery Service style bow, but it could be a harajuku kawaii bow too depending on how you wear it.

Japanese Randoseru School Bag

These Japanese school girl’s bags, called randoseru,  have become popular in the west of late after several hollowood stars have taken to shouldering them around the streets. 

We’ve got a Japanese schoolbag randoseru page here

Gifts for Sushi Lovers!

There’s something inherently comforting about a soft plush toy. Combine it with the comforting nature of everyone’s favorite raw fish morsel, and that’s a potent 1-2 punch of serenity right there.

Japanese Home Gifts

There’s no quicker way to transform the feel of the room than with lighting. These Japanese style lights emit a warm, subtle light that can make an otherwise bland space into something magical.

This lamp combines the charm of a traditional style lamp with modern connectivity. The best of both worlds.

If you are thinking of getting a Japanese lamp as present check out our Japanese lamps guide

Japanese people love to sit on the floor. Zabuton style cushions aid with that. This one has a beautiful, muted tone design.

These zabuton cushions are well padded and would be particularly well suited to meditation.

Japanese Clothing Gifts For Her

Wearing a padded hanten jacket is kind of like wrapping yourself in a quilt. No more dragging your bedding around the house. This floral one is distincively Japanese and feminine.

If you’re special someone is a language fan, why not gift them a Japanese Language course? pimsleur is one of the longest running, most reputable courses out there. Millions of language learners can’t be wrong.

Japan Coloring Book Gifts

Coloring books for adults have taken off in recent years. See our Japan coloring books page here.

I love this book, it really is as much an art book as a straight out coloring book. It has beautiful full-color images of 22 ukiyo-e woodblock prints. In addition it gives you a full page background on each artwork and artist. So you’re learning about the history of this wonderful Japanese artform, but doing it in an active way where you are recreating the artworks. The coloring pages are actually recreated from the original artworks themselves, so they are incredibly accurate.

The only drawbacks are that they may be too intricate for some, and 22 images is less than some other options.

The only drawbacks are that they may be too intricate for some, and 22 images is less than some other options.

Not so much a “book” as a bumper “pad” of 72 wonderful patterns and images. It’s top bound with glue, so you can easily remove individual sheets. The Vive Le Color coloring book range are tremendously popular, so you know you’re going to get something that is generally good quality. This book is fairly small, which makes it pretty portable. The downside is that this also means that a lot of the designs are small, and can feel a little “cramped”. It’s a trade off really. Still this book has so many fans, it pretty much couldn’t be left out of any Japanese Coloring Book list.

Japanese Language Gifts

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The famous Pimsleur program is one I’ve used a lot and found very helpful. If you want to get something for your Japanese learning male friend, this one’s solid.

Another way, potentially cheaper than an online membership, to do the Pimsleur Japanese course is to buy the lessons on CD. This one also looks better in wrapping paper…

Check out our full Pimsleur Japanese review here

The Japanese street clothing label BAPE has swept the world. Almost like a virus. So it makes sense that they have masks too. This is one is trad-pink for the ladies.

This mask has the distinctive BAPE mouth design.

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