K-Pop Inspired Gift-Giving Guide

Fans of K-Pop and other aspects of the Korean entertainment industry don’t just listen and watch K-pop products, they live it. In case you’re having a hard time finding some gifts for the K-pop lover in your life, KultScene’s compiled a quick list just in time for the holidays. The gifts are from easily accessible stores, many of which ship worldwide but are based in the United States, but you can also find many of the ideas in other stores. Some items are Korean, while others are merely inspired by Korean trends that fans of K-pop are likely familiar with.

Under $25 USD Gifts

Premium Korean Sauce Mini Starter Kit -$5

For the foodie who wants to take a shot at making their own Korean meals and doesn’t know where to start.

premium_korean_sauce_kit_small__89826.1417287451.600.600Sephora Face Mask – $6

They’re a constant on Korean dramas and variety shows, and now many international beauty stores are finally getting on the mask sheet trend.

Green Tea Mask

Nongshim Shin Noodle Cup (Pack of 12)-$11.77

It’s really not a question of who to give it to, but how many to give.
Shin ramyun

One of a Kind Beanie – $11.94

A fan of YG Entertainment will recognize the logo almost immediately. This is just one beanie that a K-pop fan will die of happiness to receive.

Peripera Peri’s Tint Water -$12

And here starts the Korean make-up that everybody wants to try once in their life.
Peripera Tint Water

Ciate Caviar Manicure – $12.50



Nail art is big among K-pop stars and actors in South Korea. Professional nail art can cost hundreds of dollars, but Ciate’s manicure sets will turn anybody into a pro.Caviar manicure

K-pop CDs – $14-$35

Self-explanatory.VIXX Eternity CD

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Holika Holika Egg Soap Special Set – $14

Not only is soup extremely useful, it’s shaped like eggs and comes in a carton. What’s not to love?
Egg Soap

TONYMOLY Egg Pore Blackhead Out Oil Gel – $16

More eggs! This may be the best thing for blackheads ever invented, and it comes in fun packaging.
Egg Pore Gel

Skinfood Rice Mask – $18

Any Skinfood product is really great, but their rice mask is really amazing.
skinfood rice mask

Shocking Liar Lie Detector Game – $19.99

Does someone you know confuse reality and variety shows regularly? They may want this.
Lie Detector

Laneige Water Sleeping Mask -$23.00

More Korean face creams that people will swear by.
Laneige Water Sleeping MAsk
EXO Sweater -$12.88-$33.29

Everybody reading this list probably has one- an EXO fan who will actually cry when they open the gift box and find this sweater.
Exo Jersey

Under $100 Gifts

Selfie Stick-$29.95

To take pictures just as perfectly as everybody in Korea seems to.
Selfie Stick
Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur – 52: Rosy Coral -$35
Jun Ji Hyun in My Love From The Star wore a similar shade, leading to Yves Saint Laurent stores around the world running out of this color.
Rose Pur Lipstick

Pancoat Bigeyes Cap -$54.90

Idols have worn this hat on countless occasions. Now it’s the K-pop fans’ turn.
Pancoat hat

Talk To Me In Korean Beginner Package -$75

For anybody who is sick and tired of waiting for subtitles to be released.
Talk To Me In Korean Beginner Package

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Streaming One Year Gift Subscription – $95.88
Why: While DramaFever and Viki are first choice, for someone who you love but is only slowly starting to fall for K-Dramas, Netflix is the winner thanks to the thousands other shows and movies that they can watch if they want to take a break from subtitles for a few minutes. (Not that they will want to once they have dramas without ads!) Netflix

High End Gifts

10-Step Korean Skincare Routine Set -$185

Korea has perfected the art of skincare, and this box set breaks everything down perfectly for anyone to try out Korea’s most popular skincare routine.
Soko Glam 10-step skincare routine set

MCM Backpack –$510-$2,500
EXO, Jay Park, 2PM, 2NE1, SHINee, and countless other idols have worn this backpack. It is the holy grail of K-pop fans.
MCM Backpack
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