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.
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.
Traveler’s Notebook Starter Kit Passport Size with original Japanese garden stamp. Available in three colors. ($42)
Handmade coasters and crackers (¥300~)
Jane in Japan
Unique handmade greeting cards made with Japanese craft materials, washi tape and origami paper
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.
4 felt food play sets/ 2,500y each
* Breakfast set
* Sandwich set
* Cookies set
* Japanese bento set
Original art accessories for athlete girls and all who love sports
* 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
Gingko earrings (19,500y)
Sakura earrings (12,500y)
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
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!)
Vintage kimono obis upcycled into truly unique and glamorous bags for any occasion.
Vintage Upcycled Obi pouches. (¥5000, comes with protective bag)
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!