Japan is an East Asian country with beautiful landscapes and a rich culture. No wonder so many people want to visit it, and even more are obsessed with collecting all kinds of things, gadgets and products straight from Japan. If you know this type a person and you are wondering what the best gift for them would be, you must keep reading.
Through the stomach to the heart
Japan is known for its delicious cuisine with unique dishes that cannot be found anywhere else. Every true fan of Japan has surely visited a Japanese restaurant at some point, but not necessarily tried to experiment in the kitchen on their own. A great gift choice for such a person can be various gadgets and tools, for example a set to make sushi at home or a pot to brew the famous Japanese green tea.
For peace and stability
Japanese Zen is a form of Buddhism which is based on meditation and reflection. It helps people to achieve a piece of mind. If you think that your friend may be struggling in life or going through some stressful time, you might want to surprise them with a book on meditation or Ikigai (that is living in joy). Another fun idea is a DIY zen garden that your friend can arrange for themselves or a gift set containing crystals, scented candles and some herbal teas, which makes for a great relaxation.
Things to please the eye
If you're not quite certain what your loved one may like, it's probably best to buy some accessories or souvenirs that simply please the eye and decorate the shelf. Maneki neko is the so-called lucky cat, which is probably found in every Japanese home. Japanese plushies – colourful stuffed animals, which are popular among collectors, are also very lovely. You should also take a look at finely decorated Japanese ceramics and fabric items such as curtains, towels and carpets with the famous cherry blossom pattern.