Stocking-Stuffer Guide – Gift Ideas from Japan

Stocking-Stuffer Guide – Gift Ideas from Japan

Our second annual stocking-stuffer guide is made for the procrastinator. Head to the nearest Uwajimaya supermarket and get these unique little gifts all under one roof. Then go enjoy some egg nog. Happy holidays!

Japanese trays and bowls

Uwajimaya has a host of beautiful trays and bowls that will add a little style to your dinner table. They are surprisingly affordable too.

Character pillows and stuffies

If you’re looking for a more sizable gift, check out the character pillows and stuffies. Plenty of cute, cuddly characters to choose from.

Japanese craft beer

The beer lover in your life will thank you, especially if he or she is a little on the adventurous side. Try a matcha IPA or a black bean (kuromame) ale. Our favorite: the Sansho herb ale.

Asian face masks

Uwajimaya has a ton of face masks to choose from. Asian face masks are a treat. Everything from cutesy Hello Kitty ones to face masks using horse oil are for sale.


If you have a Pusheen fan in your house, check out the adorable set of chopsticks, soy-sauce dish and plate adorned with little sushi pieces. Yes, that is Pusheen wrapped up in nori and rice!

Surprise plush series

Pusheen, Hello Kitty, and other favorites come in plush box sets that will get the kids squealing with delight.

The shelves and aisles at Uwajimaya are filled with more stocking stuffers than we can list here. There are rows of cutely wrapped chocolates, sweets, and crackers, for example. The store is highly recommended for those shopping against the clock!

Location & Contact Information

Uwajimaya Seattle

600 5th Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98104


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Bruce Rutledge loves books, baseball, and Pacific Northwest beer, He also loves Japan and has dedicated his career to telling more stories about the country through books, magazines, newspapers, TV, radio, and now, on Origami magazine. He works in Seattle's Pike Place Market. Come visit him in his store in the Down Under.