Unique Japanese Gifts For Foodies

by Jillian Giandurco

The holidays are right around the corner, which means it’s time to start ordering those Christmas gifts before it’s too late. Everyone loves a unique, thoughtful gift, and there’s nothing more unique than a Japanese Snackmaker Gift Box from Bokksu! Bokksu’s Maker Gift Boxes are perfect for the foodie in your life, and are a great way to give the gift of culture and travel without the hefty price tag. Keep reading on to find the Maker Gift Box that’s right for you!

Bokksu’s Maker Gift Boxes are uniquely special, because they are curated by some of our closest partners like Honma Anpan, Daimonji Ame Honpo, Senbei Lab, and many more. Each box features a variety of Maker’s snacks, including exclusive snacks that can’t be purchased individually anywhere, not even the Bokksu Boutique! Nothing makes a foodie feel more special than exclusive snacks! Bokksu has a number of savory Japanese gift boxes available right now, so let’s break them down one by one:

Soup Gift Box

There’s no better time to give a soup gift box than during the winter! The Miso Soup Omotenashi Selection Gift Box is a great choice for a foodie on the go. With twelve packs of four distinct miso flavors, the instant soups are a quick and easy way to get a taste of Japan on your thirty-minute lunch break. The flavors included in the box are Pork Miso Soup, Edo Sweet Miso, Hakusanbuki, and Kyushu Wheat Miso. Each pack is freeze-dried as a way to preserve the deep flavors of the soups.

The Miso Soup Omotenashi Selection Gift Box


Rice and Rice Cracker Gift Boxes

Rice crackers are the perfect treat to snack on throughout the day. Bokksu has several rice cracker gift boxes available now, starting with the Eitaro Peasen: Authentic Tokyo Flavor Collection! If you didn’t know, Peasen is a Japanese rice cracker made with mochi rice and peanuts. This particular collection includes Peasen made in collaboration with Japanese businesses that have been around for almost 100 years, so you know it’s good.

Eitaro Peasen: Authentic Tokyo Flavor Collection

Bokksu also sells the Yokohama Arare Set, which features an assortment of arare, or crunchy, umami rice crackers. This gift set highlights four different arare flavors, and the box comes beautifully wrapped in a traditional hamamonyo tenugui cloth. A gift I don’t have to wrap myself? Sign me up!

Yokohama Arare Set

If you’re looking to switch up your rice cracker snacks, the Whole Oyster Senbei may be the Japanese gift box for you. These tasty senbei are made with a whole oyster on top, and were created by an oyster specialist in Akitsu, Hiroshima. The gift box contains two flavors, Salt-Flavored Whole Oyster Senbei and Miso-Flavored Whole Oyster Senbei, and both flavors feature the delicious flavor of Maru Red Potatoes from Akitsu in the dough.

Whole Oyster Senbei

Lastly, our Multigrain Rice Set makes for a healthy meal on the go. Each package is made with a mixture of short grain koshihikari and sticky rice, and features a different add-in of either millet, black beans, soybeans, red beans, or barley. Who doesn’t love an easy, healthy meal?

Multigrain Rice Set

Tea Gift Boxes

You can’t talk about Japanese gift boxes without talking about tea boxes, too! First up: The Tea Potage: Pochage Set. Pochage is a unique line of tea potage by Marufuku Seicha, which matches three types of tea with the perfect rich soup base. The three types of potage, Shizuoka tea, hojicha, and matcha, each maintain their deep flavor by their distinctive process of roasting and blending. A tea and soup combo – what could be better than that!

The Tea Potage: Pochage Set

Finally, this last gift box is not intended for the foodie in your life, but for the tea lover. With 49 tea bags and seven different flavors, the Kagoshima Seicha Gift Box: Satsumarche Tea Bags Set is every tea lover’s dream. And if that weren’t exciting enough, the seven high quality tea flavors – Sakurajima Komikan Tea, Kagoshima Benifuuki Black Tea, Kagoshima Chiran Tea, Fukamushi Tea, Yuzu Ryokucha Green Tea – were made by an all-female staff in Kagoshima Seicha!

Kagoshima Seicha Gift Box: Satsumarche Tea Bags Set

Bokksu’s one-of-a-kind selection of Japanese tea, soup, and cracker gift boxes make for the perfect gift for every occasion, not just the holidays. Or, if you’re looking for gift boxes that will satisfy a sweet tooth, check out Bokksu’s full selection of gift sets featuring sweet candy boxes here.

By Jillian Giandurco

Author Bio

Jillian Giandurco works primarily as a Trending News Writer for Elite Daily, where she writes about all things Food, Travel, and Tech related. Brands she has covered in the past include Kit Kat, Hershey’s, Expedia, and many more.