Let me tell you this: Korean drama-loving mamas have quite an interesting wish list. When I asked my mom and aunt what kind of gift they would like to receive as a K-drama fan, I was quick to emphasize that it has to be something “realistic,” otherwise they’d go on and on about things that are virtually impossible for me to source a week before Mother’s Day — say, authentic, autographed prints or a date with their favorite actor. Ha!
Crazy wishes aside, though, K-drama fans — young and old — are not exactly hard to please. And based on my experience with family and friends, they’ll be happy with whatever you give them, whether it’s some fan-made merch or beautifully packaged official OST albums and DVDs. So if your dear mom caught the K-drama bug, don’t fret over what to give her on her special day this May because the perfect gift is actually pretty easy to find!
To make the task more convenient for you, we rounded up eight gift ideas she will surely love:
A Statement or Graphic Tee
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K-drama fans are generally loud and proud. They love expressing their support for their favorite actors and shows. If your mom’s the same, allow her to show off what she’s currently into by gifting her a statement or graphic shirt! prnt.me takes references from hit Korean dramas, such as Reply 1988, Start-Up, and Crash Landing On You, to turn them into stylish and comfortable tees!
These Easy-To-Follow Korean Cookbooks
Does your mom love to get busy in the kitchen? Has she been wanting to cook the dishes she sees in K-dramas, but just don’t know how or where to start? Well, Korean Homestyle Cooking will surely help her! This recipe book gives home cooks a comprehensive look into Korean cooking and simplifies the steps to create various classic Korean dishes, including bibimbap, kimchi, and japchae! Meanwhile, experimental moms might also like Everyday Korean: Fresh, Modern Recipes for Home Cooks, which brings a contemporary take on Korean cuisine.
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These Quirky Pots With K-Drama References
You just know when a business is serious about its K-drama agenda when it is named after a top-rated Korean series—well, sort of. Itaenim Class has a line of colorful pots with K-drama references that any plant parent who’s also addicted to K-shows will definitely dig. (Not-so-funny pun intended.)
A Samgyupsal Party Set
Now, here’s a gift that the entire family will enjoy. I mean, c’mon, who doesn’t love Korean barbecue? K-drama fan or not, samgyupsal night is always, always fun! Jin Joo Korean Grill offers “samgyup-at-home” sets with premium meats that can be delivered right to your doorstep!
This “Oppa” Hanger
More of a novelty than a sentimental present, this customizable hanger from Natural Clothing PH might just be the closest your mom can get to “meeting” her faves during quarantine. Just make sure you get your dad’s approval first. You wouldn’t want to hear him go about your mom hiding a handsome namja in their closet!
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If your mom is a beauty junkie, your options are endless, as K-dramas feature A LOT of beauty products! We have an article written specifically for this, but if you don’t wanna switch tabs just yet, this Colorgram Multi Cube Palette from True Beauty is a definite must-have!
From IU’s earrings in Hotel Del Luna to the jewelry pieces of the women in Penthouse, this shop has a wide range of K-drama-inspired accessories that are not just fashionable, but super affordable, too!
If by any chance, your mom is still using the free version of her favorite streaming apps, it’s about time you treat her to a fully paid subscription for ad-free and uninterrupted viewing pleasure!
What are you waiting for? Add these to your cart now!