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Japan Centre Christmas Guide 2017

Gift giving at Christmas can be a daunting task, especially when you want to give your loved ones something with an unexpected 'wow' factor. Fortunately, we at specialise in all things unique and extraordinary; we have a fabulous range of the very best of Japanese gifts available. From cute Japanese gifts for her and cool Japanese gifts for him, to Japanese Christmas cards and limited edition Japanese Christmas foods, you are guaranteed to find the perfect Japanese Christmas presents for your loved ones.

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No matter what sort of Japanese novelty you're after this Christmas, we've got you covered. Browse our guide to see inspiring gift ideas from Japan, including exclusive sake, premium matcha, ornate serveware, charming stocking fillers, and more. This guide will make the world of Japanese presents feel like a piece of cake.

Gifts for Him 

Surprise your dad, brother, son, or friend with presents from our carefully picked selection of gifts for him. Browse our selection includes maekake aprons, exclusive premium whiskeys and sake, elegant sake serving sets, and more.

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Gifts for Her 

Stuck on what to get your mum, sister, daughter or friend this Christmas? Click the link below to discover a wide range of ornate, adorable, and/or delicious gifts for her; including flavourful teas, vibrant plum wines, and ornate ceramics.

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Gifts for Foodies 

Food is our speciality here at Japan Centre, and we have hand-picked a fantastic selection of Japanese gift ideas perfect for discerning foodies. Choose from informative cookbooks, quality cooking equipment, and the best of Japan's most renowned specialities: miso, matcha and sake.

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Gifts for Kids 

Treat the little ones with a dash of Japanese magic this Christmas with something from our selection of gifts for kids. We have gifts ranging from cute lucky cat coin banks and colourful knick-knacks to intriguing Japanese snacks, bento lunch boxes, and, for the especially creative kids, crafting and origami kits.

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Stocking Fillers

Ditch the mundane stocking fillers of Christmases past for our fabulous range of small yet delightful Japanese novelties. This selection of one of a kind gift ideas includes adorable Japanese character pens, portable calligraphy sets, beautiful and authentic chopstick sets, and more. Shop now and make this year's Christmas stockings a treasure trove of Japanese delights.

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Need more inspiration? See below to discover more of our glittering selection of all things Japanese.

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Gifts with Impact

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If you are seeking the perfect Christmas gifts to let your loved ones know you're thinking of them this festive season, why not take a look at's fabulous gift sets? We've assembled all the hard to find bits for you, so all you need to do is enjoy your giftee's massive smile when they open their present.

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Sake Sets

There are as many different types of sake as there are sake fans, and we have gathered the best of the best in sake and serveware from all across Japan to make it easy to find just what you are looking for. Kanpai!

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Our food kits are specially designed to give you all the unique Japanese ingredients you need to create classic Japanese dishes in one easy, cost-effective purchase. If you are present shopping for any cooking enthusiasts this Christmas, these kits could be just what you are after.

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Christmas Presents for the Japan Fan

If anybody on your Christmas gifts list this year is a hard-core lover of Japanese traditional or modern popular culture, you are guaranteed to find a whole treasure trove of perfect gifts for them in our selection of gifts for Japan fans. Whether you are looking for amazing sweets, ultra hip bento boxes or quirkily cute stationery, if it's Japanese and pop culture, it's all in here.

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Gifts that Keep on Giving


Pop Culture Snack Box

Get the coolest, quirkiest, and most colourful selection of Japanese snacks and confectionery delivered to your giftee every month. With the snacks changing each time, you recipient is sure to be surprised and delighted with every delivery.

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Sake Subscription

Treat your giftee to sake every month with our sake subscription. Each delivery is an opportunity to learn more about the wide world of sake, including what the different types of sake are, how each sake should be drunk, and what foods should be enjoyed with them.

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Tea Subscription

Keep your giftee warm during the holidays with our exclusive tea subscription. Take your pick from our selection of delicious and authentic Japanese green teas, including fragrant and refreshing sencha, sweet roasted hojicha, and smooth, earthy matcha.

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Japan Centre Fresh

Experience tasty and authentic Japanese washoku cooking at the comfort of your home with Japan Centre Fresh. Our recipe box delivery service comes with all of the top-quality ingredients and step-by-step instructions needed to cook traditional and modern Japanese dishes. Sign up and your giftee will receive an exclusive Japan Centre Fresh tea towel with their first delivery, and a stylish apron on the fifth.

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Still Unsure What to Get?

E-Gift Cards

If you are shopping for a certain Japan-loving special someone this festive season, sometimes it is difficult to figure out what gift they will love the most. If this is the case for you, Japan Centre's gift cards are the perfect solution. Our E-Gift Cards, which are available in a range of monetary values, allow the receiver to choose the perfect gift for themselves from our entire online range. Alternatively, choose our Japan Centre gift voucher for shopping at the Japan Centre or umai shops, or our Shoryu gift voucher for dining at any Shoryu ramen restaurant.

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Go the extra mile

Furoshiki Gift Wrap Service

Add the final touch to any of the items in this section by having them gift-wrapped in an authentic furoshiki cloth. Available for £4.99 per gift.

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Message Card Service

Go the extra mile and write a personalised message card at the checkout. Simply type in your message and we'll do the rest. Available for £1 per message card.

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