AsiaStore's Holiday Gift Guide 2018

The holidays are upon us and AsiaStore is here with items for everyone on your list! Check out our recommendations for the season or browse the full selection of what's available online. Prefer to shop in person? See our updated holiday hours here.

On Sunday, November 25, AsiaStore is participating in Museum Store Sunday, a unique shopping day that spotlights the diverse merchandise of museum stores all over the world. That day, shop at AsiaStore to receive $25 off purchases of $100 or more, free museum admission, 20% off new membership, and complimentary dessert with purchase of entrée at Garden Court Café. Click here for more information about Museum Store Sunday.


Stocking Stuffers

Tokens of appreciation for the holidays.

 

Buddha in a Bag

Buddha in a Bag
$8

Take a bit of Zen with you wherever you go with this nifty token that comes with its own carrying case.

 

 

Eggling Lavender

Eggling Lavender
$15

This egg hatches into a plant! Lavender is known for its soothing properties and you'll feel so relaxed with this pretty and functional desk décor. Just add water and watch it grow! The white bisque porcelain pot comes with a seed and peat mix, as well as a terracotta tray and extra seeds.

 

Double Happiness Wine Stopper

Double Happiness Wine Stopper
$8

Fresh wine = double happiness, right? Keep your open bottles fit to drink throughout the festive season with this auspicious and functional gift.

 

 

Health Candle

Green Tea Health Candle
$5

Have your tea and smell it too! This candle contains soothing and revitalizing green tea extracts to enrich any environment you're in.

 

 

Sari Bracelets

Sari Bracelet Set
$55 for 6

Designer Rosena Sammi upcycles the fabric from saris to create these brightly colored, silk-wrapped bracelets. Pick up a few sets and mix and match colors for a custom gift!


Young Lions

Enriching gifts for the young and young-at-heart.

 

Book cover - I Heart Art

I Heart Art
$17.99

Learn about the power of art and joy through the eyes of Muskan, a girl whose creations become more than she could ever imagine. Written and illustrated by Mukta Chowdhary and Sheena Raja.

 

Terracotta Warrior Excavation Kit

Terracotta Warrior Excavation Kit
$10

Get the whole family involved in the search for buried treasure! Each kit includes a "solid stone" block with hidden secrets, chisel, brush, and instructions.

 

 

Paper Airplane Origami Kit

Next Generation Paper Airplanes Kit
$14.95

Noted paper engineer Sam Ita has deconstructed and re-engineered a collection of paper airplane projects to create a series of innovative folding patterns. The kit includes step-by-step directions, origami paper, instructional DVD, and 12 original designs.

 

Korean Language Blocks

Korean Character Language Blocks
$55

These blocks encourage exploration, experimentation, and language acquisition with characters, pictures, and definitions. Also available in Chinese, Japanese, Hindi, and Persian.

 

 

Kokeshi Doll

Kokeshi Doll
$85

Said to bring peace, prosperity, and a sense of safety to the spaces they occupy, these dolls are hand-carved and painted by the husband-and-wife team of Lisa and Jake Hodsdon.


Magpies

For when you can't resist the sparkle.

 

Druzy Necklace

Triple Druzy Pendant Necklace
$65

An eye-catching piece by designer Alexandra Tukelturk, the necklace features a cluster of druzy — eye-catching mineral crystals — set on a short chain. AsiaStore will host Tukelturk for an in-store appearance and trunk show on November 28 as well.

 

Silver bangle by Disha Karale

Silver Henna Bangle
$170

Inspired by traditional motifs found in henna, Indian-American designer Disha Karale incorporates them into her jewelry pieces cast in antiqued silver.

 

 

Silver Silk Cocoon Coat

Cocoon Coat
$350

Turn heads wherever you go in this gorgeous coat of hand-woven silk. Designer Richard Tsao uses luxe fabrics manufactured on traditional hand looms to create items inspired by his Chinese heritage and Thai upbringing.

 

Blue earrings

Earrings
$26

Add subtle sparkle to everyday ensembles with these festive dangling earrings. Available in a variety of colors to coordinate with all your holiday party looks!

 

 

Jasper and pearl clutch

Jasper and Pearl Clutch
$750

A one-of-a-kind creation by Ann Ong, this clutch is executed in all-natural brass, jasper stone, and pearls.


Scholars

AsiaStore's winter reading list!

China Rich Girlfriend cover

China Rich Girlfriend
$16

Crazy Rich Asians took the world by storm this summer, but did you know that it's the first novel in a trilogy? While you wait for the next film devour the second book, which sees protagonist Rachel Chu thrown headfirst in the very different world of ultra-rich Mainland Chinese movers and shakers.

 

Koh-I-Noor cover

Koh-I-Noor: The History of the World's Most Infamous Diamond
$26

Historian William Dalrymple dives into the history of one of the world's most famous rocks, the Koh-I-Noor diamond. The book dives into the shocking real-life history of the stone, which is even stranger and bloodier than the wildest stories surrounding the diamond.

 

The Billionaire Raj cover

The Billionaire Raj: A Journey Through India's New Gilded Age
$28

Author James Crabtree investigates the moneyed classes of contemporary India and their discontents. How do questions of equality and privilege play out in a complex system of aspiration, class, and caste? 

 

Exhibition catalogue cover

The Progressive Revolution: Modern Art for a New India
$65

The richly illustrated companion to Asia Society's fall exhibition, the catalogue is filled with critical essays on the artwork and artists along with stories and photos from one of the most exciting times in Indian art history. 

 

Mindfulness on the Go cover

Mindfulness on the Go
$8.95

Stressed out about being stressed out? It doesn't have to be that way. Zen teacher Jan Chozen Bays shows you 25 mindfulness exercises that can be done anywhere in this helpful volume. 


Home for the Holidays

Gifts for homes, hosts, and everyone in between.

Yixing Dragon Teapot

Yixing Dragon Spout Teapot
$45

This playful teapot is molded in the shape of a dragon, out of high-quality clay. Use it to brew toasty cups of tea all winter long.

 

 

Masala Tea Sampler

Tao of Tea Chai Sampler
$35

This sample pack includes traditional masala chai with black tea and spices and two cross-cultural variations, red bush chai using rooibos and mate chai featuring yerba mate.

 

 

Year of the Pig Greeting Card

Year of the Pig Greeting Card
$4.50

Get ahead of your Lunar New Year greeting needs with these adorable cards featuring 2019's zodiac sign, the pig!

 

 

 

Wrapping Scarf

Bobo Wrapping Scarf
$15

Instead of wrestling with uncooperative, environmentally unfriendly wrapping paper, give two gifts at the same time with this beautiful, reusable wrapping scarf. No matter what shape your gift comes in, the silky fabric effortlessly envelopes the item in question. Available in a variety of colors.

 

Ying Scholar Stone

Ying Scholar's Stone
$1,750

Cherished for generations as a focus for meditation on the metaphysical properties of the arts, scholar stones are treasured for their natural beauty and capacity for spiritual awakening.