Top 10 Gift Ideas at LOFT

Omiyage souvenirs for your family and friends

By Rachelle Joy Potente    - 5 min read

LOFT in Shibuya is known for its stationery, accessories, fancy household items, and other products useful for everyday life. There are 6 floors with free Wi-Fi.

When you first enter, you'll find that B1F holds all the stationery. 1F has all the gift goods and the MoMA Design store. 2F has all the health & beauty goods, such as Japanese cosmetics, bath products, face masks, and so on. 3F has all the household goods, like cooking and kitchen utensils. 4F has different types of furniture as well as things to decorate your room. 5F has anime merchandise, including umbrellas, toy sets, and t-shirts. 5F also features bags, plush toys, and travel items. Along with counters where you can receive tax refunds, 6F also has posters, paintings, and sculptures with beautiful designs.

Top 10 Gift Ideas

1. Chopsticks

Chopsticks are great gifts. They are essential in Japan but even if the person you are going to give them to does not know how to use them, they always make for an elegant display.

Chopsticks
Chopsticks

2. Fans

What makes these fans an excellent gift are the traditional Japanese designs on them. They are great for displaying in homes and of course, come in handy when the weather gets warm or hot.

Hello Kitty and Doraemon fans
Hello Kitty and Doraemon fans

3. Coin Purses

Coin purses are a great gift for your mother, sister, aunt, or grandmother. All the coin purses have cute designs on them. There are coin purses with traditional Japanese designs, cute cats and dogs, and other cute designs.

Coin purses with cute designs
Coin purses with cute designs

4. Stationery

LOFT is famous for its stationery. There are many cute notebooks, folders, pens, pencils, and highlighters that you might want to get someone. The pens and pencils come in some pretty cool colours with different point tips and are a very practical gift.

Pens of different colors and point sizes
Pens of different colors and point sizes

5. Stickers

Stickers are an easy gift and can be used for almost anything and everything. Many of the stickers come in cute designs, such as the always popular dogs and cats. Especially nice are the traditional Japanese designs, such as sumo wrestlers, pandas, or cherry blossoms.

Shiba dog and panda stickers
Shiba dog and panda stickers

6. Bento Boxes

Bento boxes are a practical gift for anyone who prepares take away meals. They are also cute as storage for leftovers. The bento boxes at LOFT often feature cute little phrases or designs and come in many different sizes and vibrant colours.

Bento boxes with Snoopy
Bento boxes with Snoopy

7. Air Fresheners

Air fresheners are available for decorating the house and are popular in cars. They come in cute Japanese designs, such as a koi fish and of course they smell great too!

Koi fish air fresheners
Koi fish air fresheners

8. Mugs

Mugs come in many different signs, with cute cats, smiley faces, and floral designs being common. These are great gifts for someone who loves a cup of tea or coffee at home or at the office. You can never go wrong with getting someone a cute mug.

Kitty mugs with lids
Kitty mugs with lids

9. Wind Chimes

Wind chimes are a clever gift for a family. They can be hung inside the house by a window or outside and make for a great decoration. The sound and beauty of a Japanese wind chime is very elegant.

Wind chimes
Wind chimes

10. Lucky Charms

There are many lucky charms with traditional Japanese designs on them. Some charms come with candy inside or even fortunes, such as the daruma dolls. Charms are a great souvenir to give someone to share that spiritual feeling Japan carries.

Lucky charms with candies inside
Lucky charms with candies inside

Next time you are looking for that perfect souvenir, try LOFT. They have something for everyone.

Getting there

LOFT is a 4-minute walk from Exit 7 of Shibuya Station. It is right across a Forever 21 store.

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Rachelle Joy Potente

Rachelle Joy Potente @rachelle.joy.potente

I like food and history. Traveling around Japan and currently an intern at Japan Travel KK.

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Kim B 2 weeks ago
I always find going into LOFT dangerous, because their stuff is so cute...I end up wanting to grab one of everything!
Elizabeth Scally 3 weeks ago
Loft stocks so much small, easily portable and stylish items that make good gifts.

I often give nioibukuro, little fragrance sachets, and incense as gifts.