Buying gifts for finicky teens and young adults is a difficult task! But one thing you can count on is that all things Korean are very cool right now. Also, most teens, including teen boys, care as much about skincare as any teen girl. Check out our top picks that are sure to delight all the young people on your list, including for the hard-to-shop-for teen boys and exceptionally popular Korean-inspired gifts that everyone would love.
Gifts Under $50
1. South Korea Seoul Tote Bag | $16
This eco bag is made of high-quality cotton canvas and has neat overlocking and durable handles that are convenient for both hand-holding and shoulder toting. With representative Korean monuments and historical figures and people on the bag, it would be the coolest gift to those loves Korea.
2. COSRX Niacinamide 15% Face Serum | $19
Niacinamide is one of my favorite products for keeping acne away. Just a short, one-minute routine of washing my face and applying niacinamide and moisturizer has helped dissipate my acne – A must-have gift.
3. Hangul Korean Personal Name Seal | $33
5. Seoulbox V | $35 + 10% off
This Korean variety snack box is perfect for anyone who loves Korean snacks but doesn’t live near a local H-Mart. You will get 10% off from our link above or all orders sitewide since you are a Best of Korea reader. Please use the code “BEST10” when you check out!
This adorable beanie with built-in wireless headphones is a wonderful gift for those who love to be active in the cold or for anyone who just wants to listen to tunes while looking great in the winter months!
8. Fire Chicken Ramen Airpod Case | $10
This ultra-cool oversized Stanley Quencher is a hot gift this year and popular colors sell out fast. It comes with a straw, a leak-resistant lid, and an insulated cup that keep your favorite beverage hot, cold, or iced for hours!
10. Personalized Chopsticks | $16+
These personalized chopsticks are both practical and thoughtful.
11. Personalized Necklace | $28+
13. Etude House Lip Tint 3 Colors | $20
14. Adidas Alphabounce 2.0 Slides | $31
These slides are far from those uncomfortable shower slides that are available to buy at the corner store. They are extremely comfortable and stylish, whether designated to be used outdoors or indoors. These are a foolproof gift anyone will love.
15. Green Tea Eye Gel Patch | $20
16. Year Supply or Subscription of Mighty Patch | $11 ea.
This is a miracle product that keeps skin clear and quickly addresses breakouts. But I go through them quickly and always find myself needing more acne patches. Spare someone from having refill every time they need more – A year’s supply or a subscription will be received with gratitude and appreciation.
18. Jewelry Box | $43
If you’re not looking to gift jewelry itself, consider a traditional Korean jewelry box with beautiful mother of pearl details for your loved one to hold all of their favorite pieces. Among the most classic of Korean gifts!
Gifts Over $50
19. Electric Scooter | $330
Anyone would be ecstatic to get one of these electric scooters to ride around in the neighborhood! Pair it with a helmet!
Koreans are all about cutting edge tech and this virtual reality set will amaze the whole family. Meta Quest 2 will give you the total experience of virtual reality immersion with 3D positional audio, hand tracking, and haptic feedback, working together to make virtual worlds feel real! So many apps available including exercise, sports, dance, and games.
21. Nintendo Switch Lite | $199
22. Beats Headphones | $100
Headphones from Beats are known to provide extremely high-quality sound and have the added benefit of looking pretty cool on the wearer’s head. With their Bluetooth compatibility and 40-hour battery life, they are a must-have gift for anyone who could use a new pair of high-performance headphones.
23. TOTO SW 3023#1 Bidet | $350
Okay, hear me out. Never in a million years did I think a bidet is something I needed in my life until I lived in Korea for a month. In Korea, having an electric bidet is as basic as having a sink. I am a convert and now strongly believe that a bidet is one of the most convenient and useful things that one can give someone. Since getting one, my life has vastly improved.
24. Retro Pixel Art Game and Speaker | $80
This is the most adorable speaker I’ve ever come across…with a 16 x 16 pixel monitor of LED lights and a light-up keyboard. For those gifting to teens, the question becomes: how can you not get it? (And psst, it comes in multiple colors!)
25. Electric Razor | $60
A good electric razor can be a Godsend when it comes to staying well-groomed without the annoying nicks and cuts from regular razors with blades that need to be replaced more frequently than anyone likes.
26. Razer Huntsman Elite Gaming Keyboard | $94
Indulge any gamers out there with THIS keyboard- this year’s model is an evolution of the earlier impressive designs Razer has become famous for. And like it’s predecessors, this keyboard leads the way in what gamers want when they’re not playing around with hardware performance.
27. Razer DeathAdder Gaming Mouse | $24
If they plays games on a computer, a good gaming mouse is essential. Not only is it the most used piece of equipment, other than the keyboard, but the subtle differences make a big impact on execution. Thus, getting a good mouse is very important for the gaming experience.
28. MSI GS63 Gaming Laptop | $600
Gaming PCs are expensive and take up a lot of space. A gaming laptop can do nearly everything that a gaming PC can do, but for a fraction of the price. Not to mention the fact that with a gaming laptop, you don’t have to buy a monitor and it is portable for traveling.
29. Standing Desk | $240
If you have a larger budget for your gifts, consider a standing desk to promote better health and productivity for someone who spends a lot of time remote working or studying!
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