Holiday Gift Guide from Japan

The holidays always come faster than I realize, and before I know it, they’re here…then gone! I tell myself every year ‘I’m gonna get ahead of the game, I’m gonna be on top of it all and prepare in advance!’

This year, it’s happening! I got in touch with some of my maker friends and they said ‘Yay, let’s help out with some ideas!’ And this is how it evolved into a cool 2019 Holiday Gift Guide from Japan!

So sit back, browse through our fabulous collection and maybe you’ll find something to wrap up and put under the tree for friends, family or even yourself this year! And you’ll be supporting some really awesome small businesses, makers and creators.


Kimono Komono Designs
Unique handmade bags, purses and accessories, created using vintage kimono and obi. 

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gold clasp purse (5500¥)
purple clasp phone crossbody bag (4000¥)
necklaces and earrings (2500¥)

FB: kimonokomono


Real Japanese Gardens
Spreading the word about real Japanese gardens with our garden guides and garden tours in Tokyo as well as showing the beauty of the gardens through original stationery, postcards, calendars and much more.

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Traveler’s Notebook Starter Kit Passport Size with original Japanese garden stamp. Available in three colors. ($42)


Rinne Bags
Transforming beautiful vintage kimono and obi into stunning, one-of-a-kind handbags & accessories. 

FB: RinneBags


True Elements
Wholesale distributors of men’s & women’s jewelry, we are starting to create more products to be sold online for our retail customers. If you like any of our products please write to us directly for a 5% discount.

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True Elements on Mercari


IroIro Colour Creations

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Handmade coasters and crackers (¥300~)


Jane in Japan
Unique handmade greeting cards made with Japanese craft materials, washi tape and origami paper

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3-pack Handmade Christmas Cards
(1,200yen –>1000yen Gift Guide Discount)


Joujoux Playthings & Teachables
Provider of meaningful play through handcrafted play experiences infused with valuable learning opportunities.

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4 felt food play sets/ 2,500y each
* Breakfast set
* Sandwich set
* Cookies set
* Japanese bento set     


Lilli Starling
Original art accessories for athlete girls and all who love sports

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* Clear files ¥1220
* T-shirt ¥2000 
* Tote Bag ¥2030 


Atelier Shinji Ginza
Small family-run business designing and hand crafting unique original jewelry. Workshop and physical store located in Ginza, focusing on contemporary, seasonal and traditional Japanese motifs, and timeless nature motifs inspired by classic Art Nouveau styles

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Gingko earrings (19,500y)
Sakura earrings (12,500y)

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insta: atelier_shinji_ginza


Ippei and Janine Photography
Specializing in cinematic style photography, creating emotionally charged images which tell your unique story

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Mini session (30m./25,000y)
One-hour (40,000y)
Two-hour (55,000y)

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insta: ippei.janine


Off on a Whim Jewelry
Custom handmade jewelry and accessories for heartfelt gifts full of love and meaning.

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Christmas Tree of Life Suncatcher Decoration (4,950y)

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insta: offonawhim


Rodan and Fields
Skin care regimens for aging, brown spots, acne and sensitive skin 

insta: nadia_jaskiw
fb: nadia.jaskiw

Baby Bunting
Hand made, sewn gifts for all occasions 

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Handmade Eco-friendly Gift Bags (1,400y/set of 3)

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15% discount via FB purchases (quote discount code 2019xmasguide, expires 05 December 2019)


Three Houses Designs
Specializing in personalized hand-embroidered pieces

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Kanji symbolizing beauty (美), framed in a 6” bamboo hoop, backed with felt, and ready to hang (¥2500 + shipping)

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insta: ThreeHousesDesigns


Whiskey and Rice
Handmade knits using only eco-friendly sustainable yarn.

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Traditionally styled double knit pixie hat perfect for little boys and girls.Made from100% super soft merino wool which does not itch (¥2,890)

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insta: andrea.ozawa


Tiny Hearts Happy Hearts
Language resources supporting children’s strong language and communication skills, building a healthy relationship to grow happy, free and resilient kids

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Christmas bundle:
Advent Tune-in printables to try at home with your kids or in class with your students (390JPY or use code PEACE to download for free!)


Kumo 52
Vintage kimono obis upcycled into truly unique and glamorous bags for any occasion.

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Vintage Upcycled Obi pouches. (¥5000, comes with protective bag)


The Biscuit Baron
Monthly boxes of biscuits from around the world with facts and history included 🙂 something a little different from your Christmas chocolates 

Our Christmas Page here!


Sweet Dream Baskets
Cozy, healthy and handmade beds for your pet and a beautiful accessory for your house.

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Butterfly Baseket (9,000y)

FB: SweetDreamBaskets


And that concludes our little selection to help jump start your holiday merry making! Stocking stuffers, eco friendly wrapping, something for the kids, something for mom and dad, it’s all here! Pop by and let the owners know how they can help cross items off your Gift Giving List this year!

Merriest Christmas, Happiest Holidays and all the rest that comes along with it!

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