If you’re looking for the perfect K-Pop themed gift for your friends and family (or even yourself), then look no further! These affordable and creative gift ideas will make your Christmas shopping 10x easier this year.
1. DIY Christmas cards
Why send your loved one any old Santa card, when you could send these handsome EXO elves instead?
There are many ways to make your own one of a kind K-Pop cards. One way is to create a template in Photoshop, or a similar editing program, and then print out the card on sturdy paper or cardstock.
Another option is to paste things like stickers, images from magazines, ribbons, and more on a preexisting card.
Check out some fanmade tutorials like this one to find out what works best for you!
2. A year’s subscription to a K-Pop or K-Drama streaming site
If arts and crafts aren’t your thing and you’re looking to save time, consider buying your loved one a streaming subscription. This could mean a year’s worth of the hottest new K-Dramas…
…or an all-access subscription to their favourite group’s live broadcast account. There’s plenty of options to choose from!
3. K-Pop themed scrapbooks
Scrapbooks are relatively inexpensive but time-consuming, so you might want to save this gift for the friends and family members you really love!
A K-Pop themed scrapbook could include images of biases, concert banners, photo cards, concert ticket stubs, hand-written messages, and more. It could also include memories you and your loved one have shared, such as going to a K-Pop concert or convention together.
4. K-Pop themed notebooks and sketchbooks
If the K-Pop lover in your life also happens to be a songwriter, artist, or anyone else in need of a blank book, consider giving a plain notebook a K-Pop makeover.
When it comes to jazzing up book covers, the possibilities are endless. Try printing out photos of your friend’s bias, fanart, lyrics, and more to create a cover that’s as unique as your friendship!
Also consider checking official merch stores for deals on notebooks and other stationary items that your loved one can use in day to day life.
5. Matching K-Pop phone cases
Couple items like matching phone cases work just as well for BFFs as they do for couples. Giving your loved one a matching phone case would remind them of you every time they go to make a call.
You could either purchase a phone case online, at a K-Pop gift shop, or make one yourself!
One of the simplest ways to make some K-Pop Christmas decor is to purchase a cheap, clear ornament that is fully customizable. You can paint it, fill, or sticker it with whatever K-Pop ideas come to your mind.
The best part about this gift is that it keeps on giving. You can give your loved one a new ornament every year to create a collection.
7. Make a candy basket
Does your loved one have a sweet tooth? Consider visiting your nearest Asian grocery store for some delicious goodies, like Pepero sticks, and making your own gift basket.
If you’re unable to find a local store, never fear. Many treats are available to purchase online at stores like Gmarket.
8. Stocking stuffers
If you’re looking for a little something extra to give your loved one, try purchasing inexpensive stocking stuffers, like keychains. The K-Popper in your life is sure to love it!
Well, if you’re going to get stocking stuffers you’ll need stockings to put them in. Why not DIY a stocking into a tribute to your love one’s favourite group(s)? All you need is a stocking and glitter…
…or puffy paint!
10. K-Pop Christmas cookies
Nothing says “Merry Christmas” quite like homemade cookies do. This Christmas, surprise your loved one with a box of yummy K-Pop themed cookies – and maybe a glass of milk to go with them.