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Gifts for your K-pop chingu (friend)

By Rosa Carmela Alday Published Dec 23, 2020 12:26 am

For people who love K-pop, nothing is more thrilling than receiving Christmas gifts that are about their fave idols, from books to lightsicks to albums.

Here are some suggestions. 

Books and cards

SHINE by Jessica Jung, P525

The debut novel of Jessica Jung, former Girl’s Generation idol, is touted as a crossover of Crazy Rich Asians and Gossip Girl. It follows the adventures of Jenny Han as she embarks on a rollercoaster ride in the colorful world of K-pop. With success and love on the line, she’ll show us the only way to shine.

TWICE: The Story of K-pop’s Greatest Girl Group by Jamie Heal, P695

This book will tell the story of how Twice became Gaon Chart’s official top-selling girl group of the decade with 5.2 millions physical albums sold. Great read not just for Twice’s Once fandom but for every K-pop enthusiast.

BTS UNO CARD, P399.75

The Mattel playing card has been enjoyed since 1992 and this special-edition BTS Uno has upped the game with its Dancing Wild Card, where a player must perform a BTS dance routine or draw three cards. If you’re an Uno aficionado like Jimin or V, a neophyte who always gets rich card, this Christmas stocking stuffer will be a hit.

Available at National Book Store.

Jewelry

For your fashionista K-pop friend, jewelry will never be a miss. Fancy a Borahae heart ring? There’s also a Spring Day inspired necklace, a Black+Pink heart and ice cream necklace for avid Blinks, as well as a Carat Bong pendant for Seventeen fans, Quielle_’s Shopee store has it all, prices start at P250.

The BTS Mikrokosmos collection of Tala by Kyla is made from gold-plated stainless steel, great for everyday use for every Army to shine, dream, smile.

Avilable at Tala by Kyla and Shopee.

Chindgudachi is a mecca for both K-pop and J-pop fanatics. Their name is a combination of Hangul and Nihongo terms meaning “friend.” They sell everything from official albums to lightsticks, posters, concert merch, as well as makeup and skincare products.

Even more exciting is they offer a varied collection of fan made one-of-a-kind merchandises. Their main branch is located in Parañaque and they will be opening a new branch and café in Sta.Mesa next year.

Albums

BTS BE deluxe edition, P2,005

SuperM Super One, P1,385

TWICE Eyes Wide Open, P1,160

Blackpink The Album, P1,128

GOT7 Dye, P980

IU Love Poem, P942

TXT Minisode 1: Blue Hour, P1,050

BTS Map of the Soul 7, P1,250

2021 Season's Greetings box sets 

A Season’s Greetings box set is a gift of K-pop groups to their fans during the holiday season and it’s also a lovely gift idea for any fandom. A bit pricey but it contains a boxful of goodies like (differs but will mostly include) calendar, diary, set photo cards set, poster, stickers, special-making-of DVD, photobook, and surprise items. With over 48 groups to choose from, anyone who receives this gift will surely usher in a great 2021.

BTS, P2,600

Blackpink, P2,408

TWICE, P2,278

SuperJunior, P2,213

EXO, P2,213

Seventeen, P3,502

ENHYPHEN, P2,508

Lightsticks

Although concerts have predominantly been viewed online, music companies have made their artists’ lightstick fandom interactable by syncing it through Bluetooth, so fans will be able to experience it like they did at live concerts.

A great gift for fans who love watching concerts, whether online now or live in the future, it’s an essential for the K-pop concert experience.

BTS Army Bomb Ver.3, P2,980

Blackpink Bbyong Bong, P1,900

GOT7 Ahga Bong 2018, P2,750

GFriend Glass Marble Ver.2, P2,650

EXO Aeri Bong Ver.3, P2,750

Available at www.chingudachi.com or 2/F RGM Center, 366 El Grande Ave., BF Homes, Paranaque City. 

BT21

BT21 has been synonymous with BTS, and has spawned a dozen of pop-up stores for Line in major cities worldwide, including Manila (available at Robinsons Manila and Galleria). Koya, RJ, Shooky, Mang,Chimmy, Tata and Cooky will surely be great gifts for young and old alike. You have a wide variety of products to choose from like plushies, notebooks, tumblers, pyjamas, hoodies, pens, keychains, stickers, mugs, mouse pads, and a lot more.

BT21 Bag Charm, P770

BT21 Standing Plus Plushie, P1,180

BT21 Flat Face Cushion, P1,180

BT21 Artwork Shirts, P1,470

BT21 Mood Lamp, P2,930

BT21 Gel Pen, P210

BT21 Stickers starts at, P125

Available at www.store.linefriends.com

Weverse Shop is the online store of official merchandise of BTS, TXT, Seventeen, GFriend, CL (2ne1), Weekly, Enhypen, P1Harmony and Henry (SuperJuniorM). You can also purchase paid content like BTS In The Soop, all four seasons of Bon Voyage and tickets to the much anticipated 2021 New Year’s Eve Live Concert of BigHit Label artists happening on Dec 31. Prices start at $37.99.

Weverse Shop Global App is available to download for free (Android and iOS)