With the holiday season just around the corner, you are probably thinking of the perfect gift. Thankfully, everyone’s favorite tidying guru Marie Kondo just released her 2020 KonMari gift guide.
The curated list is filled with the cutest and most practical products, and is segmented into different categories to help you find what you’re looking for—from essential oils to pantry organizers. (Read: 3 Secrets to Sustain a Grateful Mindset)
However, the products are only shipped to the United States and Canada so if you do not a P.O. Box there, then chances are you cannot get your hands on these items. But don’t fret, My Pope lists local stores where you can shop dupes of these aesthetically-pleasing gifts for your friends, family, or even just for yourself.
Gift for Neat Freaks: Organizing Bins
Marie Kondo suggests: Bamboo & Leather Organizing Tray. This organizing tray suggested by Konmari will surely make the neat freak of your life very happy as it doubles as a basket for the housing items you need to access often. This fits anywhere—from office to the kitchen—or slide in the closet for intimates or accessories. (Read: 6 Design Tips to Improve Wellbeing at Home)
My Pope suggests: Kikomba Crate from Basket and Weaves. The great thing about gifting storage baskets is that most of its materials are local to the Philippines, meaning you can get them anywhere. And Basket and Weaves have just about any basket you’re looking for—from plant pot cover to storage organizers, there’s a lot to choose from!
Gift for Happy Hosts: Teacups
Marie Kondo suggests: Faceted Stoneware Teacup. These cutesy teacups are made in Japan, but are “inspired by the cool, soothing hues of the Pacific Northwest.” Konmari says it is designed to fit in your hands and can be used for warm or cool beverages like sake. It comes in three colors and would be so perfect if you, or the person you’re giving it to, are the type to host tea (or wine) parties.
My Pope suggests: Cute Tea Sets. They may not be made in Japan, but Tablewares.ph sells products that will turn every home Instagram-worthy. Select from their variety of tea sets and other products—from understated accents to bold additions, they have it all!
Gift for Gourmands: Cooker
Marie Kondo suggests: Ceramic Rice Cooker. You can never go wrong with rice—especially if you are thinking of a gift for the Asian foodie in your life. Give them this rice cooker designed to be used on gas stove stops and has a double lid to prevent liquid from boiling over when cooking. For sure, they will be thankful for it!
My Pope suggests: Ceramic Multi-Cooker. Not only is this household item suitable for rice, but it can also be used for shabu-shabu parties. It’s also non-stick so you don’t have to worry about scrubbing the rice off of it when you clean. Definitely, a great gift for those who could do a bowl of extra rice or two during mealtimes.
Gift for Spa-Lovers: Robe or Dress
Marie Kondo suggests: Linen Kimono Robe. This French flax, kimono-inspired robe will make lounging-around-the-house more chic and comfortable—giving one the feeling that they’re on their very own spa! Konmari says its naturally hypoallergenic linen is easy on the skin and has been stonewashed to extra softness, so anyone who would receive this will be in robe heaven. (Read: 4 Reasons Why Bamboo Textile Is Your New Fashion Staple)
My Pope suggests: Tala Dress. If the linen kimono will make your loved ones’ spa dreams come true, the Tala Dress from Soltiboutique invites them to embrace their Goddess Self. It is handmade with eight meters of luxury cotton blend fabric, making lounging more comfortable as ever. It also comes in earthly colors to emphasize the inner dyosa of its wearer.
Gift for Japanophiles: Tenugui Cloths
Marie Kondo suggests: Multi-Purpose Japanese Tenugui Cloths. Konmari says the tenugui cloths are the perfect gift for a loved one who loves Japan so much. The tenugui have enjoyed a comeback in Japan and overseas thanks to innovative companies who revived tenugui as an art—presenting the product with a mix of tradition and modern flair. (Read: 5 Unique Japanese Principles That Everyone Should Follow)
My Pope suggests: Star Wars Tenugui Cloth. The Star Wars tenugui cloth is perfect for every Star Wars fan. It fuses the beloved film franchise and Japanese tradition, with kanji characters and Darth Vader striking a menacing pose. This is suitable as room accents and not as hand towels, though, because the ends are left unfinished—much like a traditional and authentic tenugui.
Gift for Youngsters: Storybook
Marie Kondo suggests: Kiki & Jax: The Life-Changing Magic of Friendship. Inspire the youngster to tidy and clean their rooms through this charming Konmari picture book co-written and illustrated by children’s book veteran, Salina Yoon. It tells the endearing story of two best friends who couldn’t be more different. (Read: Three Tips to Decluttering Your Child’s Room)
My Pope suggests: Hating Kapatid. If Marie Kondo inspires children to be tidy with her picture book, the Hating Kapatid book will inspire kids to share. It tells the story of a young ant and its kuya. In the beginning, the kuya ant tries to trick the younger ant into getting a bigger share of the food they’ve collected—but soon learns the value of fairness and sharing between siblings. Written by Raissa Rivera Falgui, it received the 2014 Best Read for Kids award.