AsiaStore's Holiday Gift Guide 2019

Find something for everyone on your holiday list this year at AsiaStore! We've compiled a selection of great gifts in all price ranges for your friends, colleagues, and loved ones, or shop the entire collection right here. Prefer to browse in person? Take note of our updated holiday hours.

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$25 and under

Stocking stuffers and tokens of appreciation for the holidays.

 

Feng Shui cat

Feng Shui Cat
$10

We could all use a little more luck! These cat ornaments — available in a variety of colors — are portable so you or your recipient can attract luck wherever you go.

 

 

 

Year of the Rat greeting card

Year of the Rat Greeting Card
$4.50

Celebrate the year of the rat with this adorable card featuring 2020's Chinese zodiac creature. The card comes in a convenient red envelope ready-made for doling out lucky money.

 

 

 

Next Gen Paper Airplanes

Next Generation Paper Airplanes Kit
$14.95

Origami engineer Sam Ita has deconstructed and designed a series of creative paper airplane projects featuring innovative folding patterns. The kit includes an instructional DVD and enough paper to fold 56 planes.

 

 

 

Haiku Baby book cover

Haiku Baby
$6.99

Betsy Snyder pays homage to the 17-syllable Japanese poetic form in Haiku Baby, a board book that features haikus extolling the beauty of nature. Tabbed pages and eye-popping illustrations encourages the littlest of readers.


$100 and under

Treat yourself! (Or someone you love.)

Kokeshi dolls by Lisa and Jake Hodsdon

Kokeshi Dolls
$85 and up

Kokeshi dolls are said to bring peace, prosperity, and a sense of safety to the spaces they occupy. The Japanese-American duo of Lisa and Jake Hodsdon utilize the natural characteristics of wood to create dolls with distinctive looks and personalities.

 

 

 

Cityzen scarves by Azin Valy

Cityzen New York Scarf
$55

Designer Azin Valy uses advanced satellite mapping technology to create this gorgeous accessories with patterns inspired by street views of cities around the world.

 

 

 

Sari Stag

Sari Stag
$50

These graceful decorative stags are lovingly carved and swathed in patches and patterns of fabric from vintage saris. Due to variation in fabrics used, each stag is unique!

 

 

 

Japanese Home Cooking by Sonoko Sakai

Japanese Home Cooking
$40

Written by acclaimed cooking teacher and recipe developer Sonoko SakaiJapanese Home Cooking is the essential guide for seasoned home cooks and beginners alike who crave the clean and simple flavors of Japanese cuisine.


$150 and up

Above and beyond for those who deserve the best.

Hansuli necklace by Jyoti Upadhyay

Hansuli Silver Collar Necklace
$415

Based on a design popular among the Tharu community in southern Nepal, this statement piece from jewelry designer Jyoti Upadhyay is crafted out of pure silver with a repoussé technique.

 

 

 

Rafael Colon skate deck

Rafael Colon Skate Deck
$450

Inspired by his travels and stories as told by his Chinese grandfather, Rafael Colon's intricate skateboard decks incorporate iconography and motifs from around Asia.

 

 

 

 

Alexandra Tukelturk jewelry

Alexandra Tukelturk Victoria Python Necklace
$675

Named after one of the largest covered markets in the world, Grand Bazaar by Alexandra Tukelturk pieces feature rare materials and semi-precious gems set in sterling silver and brass for an elegant but wearable effect.