Thoughtful Mother's Day Gift Ideas with a Japanese Twist

Thoughtful Mother's Day Gift Ideas with a Japanese Twist

Mother's Day is celebrated around the world and offers a dedicated opportunity to express gratitude and appreciation for the maternal figures in our lives. In Japan, Mother's Day, known as "Haha no Hi," holds a cherished place in the hearts of families, with a tradition of showing love and respect to mothers and mother figures. This celebration presents an ideal moment to express love and admiration through thoughtful Japanese gifts.


Mother's Day Traditions in Japan

In Japan, Mother's Day is celebrated on the second Sunday of May, much like in many other countries. Sharing many similarities with its Western counterpart, Japanese Mother's Day traditions often include gift-giving, heartfelt gestures, and expressions of love and gratitude. Families may gather for special meals or outings, and children often present handmade cards or gifts to honour their mothers.

Common Mother's Day Gifts in Japan

Traditional Mother's Day gifts in Japan often reflect a sense of elegance, beauty, and practicality. Flowers, particularly carnations, hold special significance and are commonly given to mothers as a symbol of love and admiration. Other popular gifts include kokeshi dolls, tenugui, and small personalised items made by the children.

Carnation flowers for Mother's Day in Japan

Japanese-Inspired Mother's Day Gifts

For those seeking unique and meaningful gifts with a Japanese twist, we offer a curated selection of thoughtfully crafted items that are sure to delight your mother. Consider gifting exquisite Japanese ceramics, renowned for their craftsmanship and timeless beauty. From elegant teapots to delicate sake cups, these artisanal pieces add a touch of sophistication to any home.

A pink Hagi yaki sake cup next to its wooden box on a white background

Gifting Japanese Fragrances

Indulge her senses with the captivating aromas of Japanese incense. Handcrafted using traditional techniques and natural ingredients, our Chikuseiko Incense offers a sensory experience that soothes the mind and relaxes the spirit. It generates very little smoke making it perfect for use in small indoor spaces. Choose from six subtle fragrances, carefully designed around a Japanese botanical. Each scent brings you closer to nature. 

Gifting Japanese Tea

Treat Mum to a refreshing gift with a selection of Japanese teas. Renowned for their exquisite flavour profiles and health benefits, Japanese teas such as green tea, matcha, and sencha are cherished for their purity and quality. Our collection of teas and matcha from Kyoto offer a range of flavour profiles to suit your mum’s taste. Complete the gift with an elegant teapot or teacup set for a truly memorable tea-drinking experience.

A Japanese teapot and bowl of Japanese tea on a tray

Taking Flowers One Step Further

Add a touch of natural beauty to Mum's home with the Noshi Flower Vase. Inspired by the traditional Japanese art of gift-giving, this elegant vase features a sleek, minimalist design that complements any décor. The single piece of madake bamboo is skillfully shaped to benefit from its subtle texture. Whether filled with freshly cut flowers or arranged with Japanese ikebana, the Noshi Flower Vase is sure to bring joy and serenity to Mum's space.

Noshi Flower Vase with flowers on a side table

Gift Your Mother Something Special This Mother’s Day

Mother's Day is a time to celebrate and honour the love, sacrifice, and unwavering support of mothers everywhere. With thoughtful Japanese gifts inspired by artisan craftsmanship and tradition, we invite you to express your appreciation for Mum in a truly meaningful way.
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