From fan merchandise to skincare items, this list has varied suggestions for the K-fan in your life!
Most of us know someone who is obsessed with everything Korean. From skincare to K-drama, more and more people are riding the hallyu wave (Korean wave)—especially now during the quarantine when everyone has more free time to binge watch dramas. With the Christmas season coming, buying Christmas gifts for the K-fanatics in your life can be hard if you are not familiar with the trend. Don’t worry! Yoorekka got you covered. Read on below to see the Christmas gifts that every K-pop and K-drama fan will love!
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1. Mattel BTS Dolls
Where to buy:Toy Kingdombranches and online at Lazada, Shopee, and at www.toykingdom.ph
PhP1,499.75 each for the fashion dolls
PhP3,199.80 each for the prestige dolls
BTS is one of the hottest K-pop groups in the world right now.
Image: Mattel Facebook Page
These BTS dolls from Mattel will make any ARMY (official fandom name of BTS) happy! Released by Mattel in 2019, the BTS dolls come in their “Idol” music video outfits. The 11-inch fashion dolls are also articulated so fans can replicate poses from the music video. Meanwhile, there are also prestige doll versions that come in clothes inspired by their concept photos for the S version of Love Yourself: Answer album. Each doll is also poseable.
2. BLACKPINK “Lovesick Girls” Shirt
Where to buy:Official Blackpink merch website at shop.blackpinkmusic.com
Price:$35 or approximately PhP1,700
This cool tee features the feisty girls of BLACKPINK.
Image: Blackpink Website
For the hardcore Blinks (official fandom name of BLACKPINK), hip Lovesick Girls shirts will be great additions to their official merch collection. Fans can show their love for Jennie, Lisa, Jisoo, and Rosé by wearing these crew neck graphic tees featuring pictures of the girls. Just like the group’s name, the shirts’ designs come in black and pink colors.
Where to buy:Kdramamerch.ph on Instagram and Shopee
With all the cute phone grip choices, it might be hard to choose just one oppa.
Let’s admit it: any Korean drama series wouldn’t be complete without a swoon-worthy oppa. If your friend couldn’t get enough of his/her dream guy, then these phone grips from K-drama merch PH will let your friend take her/his oppa everywhere! Designs to choose from are Kim Soo-Hyun, Lee Min Ho, Park Seo-Joon, Park Bo Gum, Hyun Bin, Lee Dong Wook, Lee Seung Gi, and Ji Chang Wook.
4. It’s Okay To Not Be Okay Tote Bags
Where to buy:Online at www.aegyo.ph
This tote bag is a must-have for Kim Soo Hyun and Seo Ye Ji fans.
Image: Aegyo Website
If your friend already has all the merch she/he needs, then this tote bag from Aegyo can carry all his or her K-drama items. It could also be a stylish part of his or her OOTD! The tote bag’s design features the stuffed toys from the show “It’s Okay to Not Be Okay” and it features black straps to contrast the white canvas tote.
5. Survival Korean: How to Communicate Without Fuss or Fear Instantly!
Learn more than “annyeong haseyo” and “saranghae” with the use of this Korean phrasebook.
Image: Fully Booked Website
Watching K-drama and listening to K-pop are not the only ways to learn Korean. Survival Korean: How to Communicate Without Fuss or Fear Instantly! lets readers learn Korean phrases and basic vocabulary that are great for beginners, students, tourists, and business people. It also has a pronunciation guide and introduction to Hangul, the Korean alphabet. For visual learners, the book also features manga (Japanese-influenced comics) illustrations that can aid in learning.
Several girl groups and boy groups released new albums for their fans.
Image: Aegyo Website
Any K-pop fan would love to get an album of their favorite singer or groups. Even if streaming services are available, K-pop fans value physical albums since it is their way to show more support for their favorites. Besides increasing their fave’s album sales, getting an album also means more perks, like exclusive photos, photocards, posters, and other goodies.
7. Skin Care Kit
Where to buy:Online at Banila Co, www.banilaco.ph
Banila Co’s Skin Care Starter Kit has all the basic products any skin care junkie will need.
Image: Banila Co Website
At some point, K-drama and K-pop fans envied the “glass skin” that Korean celebrities have. But how does one achieve the same glass-like, poreless dewy complexion? By committing to a K-beauty skincare routine, of course! If your loved one wants to achieve this, give him or her a head start through a skin care set like Banila Co’s Skin Care Starter Kit, which includes products for an easy-to-follow four-step skincare routine.
These gifts are enough to say saranghae to the K-Pop and K-drama addicts in your life!
Denisse Tan is currently a work in progress: she’s an aspiring writer, artist, and fashion designer! She’s trying to figure out how to manage her time in achieving all of her goals while also taking in life as humanly possible. Aside from art, she’s a big fan of the color pink, disco music, Bratz dolls, and Genshin Impact. By age 35, she plans to travel to New York City 🗽.
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