12 Days of Holiday Gift Ideas 2018

The holiday season is here again which means it is time for holiday shopping!  We know how hard it can be to find the perfect gift, so we thought we would help by bringing back our 12 days of holiday gift ideas.  See the complete list of some of our favorite shops and brands below!


1. Uprising 

This holiday season, the trendy and unique apparel brand, Uprising, has partnered with the neighborhood of Little Tokyo to bring you Uprising x Little Tokyo.  Located at 341 FSN, Uprising will have their own Little Tokyo pop up shop where you can purchase a variety of their fun, meaningful and empowering designs.  One special new item is the Little Tokyo long sleeve which will be for sale, and a portion of the proceeds will be donated back to the neighborhood.

341 E. 1st Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012

2. Bunkado

Bunkado has been a Japanese gift-shopping destination in Little Tokyo since 1946.  The shop has everything from traditional Japanese items to clothing items to beautiful stationary.  This Little Tokyo staple is your one-stop shop for everyone this holiday season!

340 E. 1st Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012

3. Nikkei Traditions of San Jose Japantown, Inc. 

Nikkei Traditions of San Jose is the perfect store to find one-of-a-kind products.  Many of their items are traditional and ethnic but with a modern touch.  Located in San Jose’s Japantown, the store has a wide range of Japanese American, Asian American, and Hawaiian products.

219 Jackson Street
San Jose, CA 95112

               

4. Japangeles

For some awesome street wear, head over to Japangeles in Little Tokyo, Los Angeles.  They have hats, t-shirts, and sweatshirts that make the perfect holiday gift idea for the coolest person you know.  They have a variety of unique designs and have done exclusive collaborations with companies and organizations such as Kirin and Go For Broke National Education Center.  Be sure to check out their flagship store as well as their kiosk for some exclusive products.

141 Japanese Village Plaza Mall
Los Angeles, CA 90012

5. Rafu Bussan

Rafu Bussan is the best place to find some of the most beautiful Japanese dishes and dinnerware.  As a shop full of history and tradition, Rafu Bussan offers an extensive selection of china, kokeshi, and other Japanese imported gifts.  Check out their holiday Red Tag sale!

414 East Second Street (in Honda Plaza)
Los Angeles, CA 90012

             

6. San Jose Taiko

Looking for a unique gift idea?  The San Jose Taiko Group is celebrating 45 years of sharing their art and distinct style of taiko.  You can purchase tickets directly on their website and view their calendar of events to find upcoming shows.  You can also take classes or book them for private events!

7. Local Organization Memberships

What do you get for the person who has everything?  A one-of-a-kind gift idea is purchasing a year-long membership for anyone who loves art, history, or culture.  Places such as the Japanese American National Museum, the Japanese American Culture & Community Center, the Japanese American Museum of San Jose, Hakone Estate & Gardens, and more offer memberships with access to amazing exhibits and awesome benefits.  Check them out below:

                                                  

8. The OC Dugout

Looking for the perfect gift for a sports fan?  The OC Dugout is having a holiday sale with tons of discounted sports cards and memorabilia.  They even host private and public autograph signings with athletes or other celebrities.  Check out their website or stop by their store today!

1515 S. Sunkist Street, Suite G
Anaheim, CA 92806

9. Heavenly Treasures

Shop with a Mission is the flagship store of Heavenly Treasures which features products made by artisans in third-world countries.  Heavenly Treasures’ mission is to support these individuals by micro enterprising which hopefully will lead to self-sufficiency.  By purchasing any of their products, you are helping support a better life for these individuals and their families by giving back to others, which is what the holiday season is all about.

1325 E. Route 66
Glendora, CA 91740

            

10. Monkey Pants

Monkey Pants are a special style of trousers for babies that accommodate a diaper and allow the babies to move around all they want.  This makes them the perfect gift for any baby that cannot sit still!  Monkey Pants also has adorable shirts, socks, and baby gifts so you will be able to find anything you need for your little ones.

131 Japanese Village Plaza Mall
Los Angeles, CA 90012

11. Tanaka Farms Hello Kitty Merchandise

Tanaka Farms may be known for their deliciously fresh fruits and vegetables, but they also have adorable Hello Kitty and Sanrio friends merchandise!  Exclusive to the farm, both the online and on-site farm store have plush toys, tote bags, pins, and apparel featuring the cute characters from Sanrio.  Any of these items would make the perfect stocking stuffer!

5380 ¾ University Drive
Irvine, CA 92612

12.  Kigurumi Shop

Kigurumi are animal or character onesies whose popularity in Japan have spread worldwide.  They can be worn as costumes, cosplay, pajamas, or even as normal streetwear!  Kigurumi Shop is your one-stop-shop for every Kigurumi onesie you can imagine.  These make the perfect gift for or a fun holiday party outfit no one will forget!