This holiday season many people are struggling to find the perfect gift for the kimono addict in their life. For many people the prospect of buying a Japanese kimono for someone else is a little overwhelming and they do not know where to begin, or they are on a tighter budget and are looking for affordable stocking stuffers. Don't sweat buying gifts for the kimono addict in your life, we are here to help! Since 2009 we have been educating about Japanese kimono, and have helped hundreds of people with gift buying over the years. Below is a lift of universally useful and awesome gifts to buy someone who loves kimono. All orders must be placed by Dec 18th to be mailed out in time for Christmas. We will have rush handling shipping for those who need a last second gift. All of our orders ship via USPS, and our shipping rates and times are theirs.
#1 - Tabi Socks ($3 to $10 each)
Tabi socks are a universally awesome gift for any age, any gender, and for any level of skill. Tabi socks are highly versatile and are simply not commonly found in the American market. When in doubt, everyone who wears kimono can use plain white stretch tabi socks. If you are feeling a little more fancy, there are ample in the way of tabi socks with unique designs that features Japanese classic themes such as sakura.
#2 Japanese Fans ($5 to $30 each)
Japanese fans make for such an iconic statement. More so, Japanese fans come in various forms and have different purposes. Most popular are our sensu, which are folding fans. Another popular fan type are uchiwa. Uchiwa are popular to wear with kimono, because these paddle fans are ideal for tucking into an obi, making for a nice display.
#3 Kawaii Stationery ($2 to $7 each)
Kawaii stationery is all the rave, and has hit the USA in a big way. Even main stream retail stores like Target and Michael's Crafts now offer washi tape, and more. We have a great selection of kimono themed washi tape, Japanese inspired stickers, and more.
In stock are limited number of sakura personal pouches, ideal for putting your kawaii stationery into.
#4 Purses & Kinchaku ($7 - $30 each)
Ohio Kimono has in stock a variety of elegant clutch purses made from fabric sources from vintage kimono and obi. These elegant purses make for a lovely statement in any wardrobe.
Kinchaku are drawstring bags that are ideal for pairing with yukata. Ohio Kimono sells reversible kinchaku made from left over kimono fabric, and are made in Osaka Japan.
#5 Limited Edition Japanese Halloween Pepsi ($12 each)
Looking for a really unique gift? For a limited time in 2017 Pepsi produced a Halloween cola. This drink was sold only in Japan and never came to the USA. Ohio Kimono has left in stock only 1 case left of this unique treat. Pepsi occasionally puts out unique flavors in Japan, all of which are VERY limited edition. In 2016 they came out with a Sakura Pepsi which looks similar to the Halloween Pepsi but tastes different.
We offer the cheapest fast shipping of this unique Japanese drink.
Want to impress a book worm in your life, or help a kimono addict further advance their knowledge of Japanese culture? Check out our book review section of our site! We have taken the time to review a variety of great books about Japanese kimono and culture. These books include a full range of topics such as Geisha, tea ceremony, and more. Even better most of these books are easily found on website services like Amazon, and Ebay. In the case of more obscure books, we even provide the ISBN and author to better help you locate a book. At this time, we do not sell books, we just love to review them :)
We ship all orders from our online kimono store out of our NW Ohio location. Most orders arrive within 2 to 3 business days to nearby states like Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky, and Illinois. States further away such as Texas, New Mexico and California can expect slightly longer usps shipping times. We do tend to ship orders via Priority Flat Rate to insure that the orders arrive swiftly. Happy Holidays! Let us know if we can help you shop this year!
-Ohio Kimono <3