Thinking of a new gift for your loved one this coming new year? Why not copy from your favourite Korean drama characters to make it more exciting? Hallyu fever has truly taken over the world with not just Asian but also Western fans going gaga over Korean products their favourite actors or actresses used in Korean shows. Here, we list down some of these items you can give as gifts for your sweet Korean drama-inspired moments this holiday season!
1. Sulwhasoo Essential Lip Serum Stick from Encounter
Song Hye Kyo and Park Bo Gum’s recent drama hit, Encounter, is taking fans by storm not just with its lovely storyline but with the stunning visuals of its actors as well. Hye Kyo’s beauty is shining in the drama and viewers can’t help but be curious about what makeup she wears. Cha Soo Hyun (Hye Kyo) has been using different shades of this Sulwhasoo lipstick throughout the drama and it was even emphasized more when Kim Jin Hyuk (Bo Gum) bought it as a birthday gift for Soo Hyun. It’s such a classy way to step up you courting game!
The lippie can be found in Shopee and it costs around $40.
2. White Musk eau de toilette from Goblin
In Goblin, the biggest Korean drama of 2017, Gong Yoo’s character has a whole scene dedicated to buying a perfume for Ji Eun Tak, Kim Go Eun’s character. It’s a farewell gift than eventually became a congratulatory gift as well. The scent is mild and dreamy which reminds you of the buckwheat field Kim Shin (Gong Yoo) usually goes to in the drama! Very nostalgic indeed!
Visit the nearest The Body Shop branch near you to check out the product. It costs Php 1,595 ($30.26).
3. Cattle Plush Doll from What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim
The hardworking cow doll became popular after Park Seo Joon’s character, Lee Young Joon, gave it to Park Min Young’s character, Kim Mi So. It serves as a reward for Mi So who has been working very diligently as his secretary. Very romantic! Indeed, receiving a doll gift is very sentimental and adorable.
Get this same doll either through Shopee for Php1,200 ($22.75) or through Amazon for $117.55.
4. Touch Sensor LED Heart Lamp from I’m not a Robot
In the drama, Jo Ji Ah (Chae Soo Bin) created a pair of heart lamps that light up when you touch them. It’s designed for two people who are apart because when your heart lamp lights up, it can only mean that the other person who possesses it is touching it and is thinking of you or missing you. She eventually gave the other pair to Kim Min Kyu (Yoo Seung Ho) so they can tell each other what they feel even when they’re not together. What a touching way to express your love!
You can buy the heart lamps at Daizo Store for $3 or at Shopee and Lazada in varying prices.
5. J.Estina’s Luce Helio Necklace-Sweetnara from Descendants of the Sun
Song Hye Kyo is truly a beauty powerhouse as everything she wears flies out of the shelves! If you can remember Song Joong Ki’s character, Yoo Si Jin, surprised Kang Mo Yeon (Song Hye Kyo) with a gift (the necklace) during their date in Episode 13. This snowflake-shaped necklace might be one of the lucky charms that made Hye Kyo fall in love with Joong-ki in real life! This is definitely part of history, peeps!
Ebay sells the necklace in varying prices. Don’t miss out on it!
That’s it, folks! Grab your gifts now as fast as you can. Just remember that any gift, as long as it comes from the heart, will be very much appreciated always! Happy gift-giving!