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The Ultimate Korean Gift List: Best Gifts for Your Yourself, Friends and Family

Korean gifts

Korean gifts

I’ve been living in Korea for a little over 7 years now and I often get asked by friends and family to bring them back Korean gifts when I visit home during the vacations. My mom loves the green tea and although I’m not really into Kpop or dramas hardcore, some of my friends are and I’ll bring them back a poster or trinket of some sort. I also have several friends who love the variety of snacks and instant noodles.

However, some of you may not have friends or family in Korea or you may not be going anytime soon, so I’ve made a list of some of my favorite things that you can find online or at your local Korean mart to satisfy that need.

Most of these can be found on Amazon and some on other great sites. So without further ado, let’s get started!

THIS POST MAY CONTAIN AFFILIATE LINKS. PLEASE READ MY DISCLOSURE FOR MORE INFO.

Food

Korean Clothing/Wall Art/Stationery

  • Korean flag themed hats Amazon
  • Posters from the Dom & Hyo Store
  • Hangul Periodic Table Poster Amazon
  • Keyboard stickers for Hangul Amazon
  • This cool weekly and monthly planner Amazon
  • Kakao Friends gift set Amazon
  • Kakao friends slipper (Ryan) Amazon
  • Kakao Friends Ryan big stuffed doll Amazon
  • The Korean Flag to hang on a wall or outside Amazon

Traditional/Cultural/Cooking

Kdrama/Kpop

Learning Korean

Beauty/Cosmetics

So as you can see, there is lots of variety to cater to all tastes. If you find something unique that you don’t see here, just shoot us an email and we will add it asap.

 

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Korean Flag Meaning: What do all the Symbols Mean?

Korean Flag Meaning

Korean Flag Meaning

The South Korean flag is probably one of the more immediately recognizable flags of the world. It has a very simple and easy to notice design. However, there are deeper meaning behind the colors and symbols on the flag.

The first things you might notice on the flag are the blue and red colors that make up the circle in the middle of the flag. Most of you might realize it looks like the commonly known yin/yang symbol and that’s because it is.

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How to Say Honey in Korean

How to Say Honey in Korean

How to Say Honey in Korean

Koreans are just like most people and when they are in romantic relationships, they like to use terms of endearment towards their sweethearts. There are many that they use (click on the previous link), but today, we’re going to focus on a specific one. Namely saying “honey” in Korean.

The terms 자기 and 여보 are used a lot in conversation between couples (you will hear it on drama a lot). For 자기, you can use this when you are dating or when you are married.

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Colors in Korean

Colors in Korean

Colors in Korean

Learning the Korean colors should be one of several things you learn once you start studying Korean. It will help you a lot when you are trying to describe certain things or hear someone else describing something. The basic colors (for instance just the ones on the rainbow) are easy to learn, but there is another level to the colors in which it can get a little confusing (we may cover those laters).

For now, let’s stick to the basics.

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How to Say Brother in Korean

How to Say Brother in Korean

Korean differs from English when referring to siblings. For instance with English, someone is brother or sister regardless of the person’s sex.

However with Korean, how you refer to your brother will depend on whether you are a man or a woman and your age. This is one of the very first things you will probably learn when you start learning Korean.

For starters:

Women referring to their older brother: 오빠 (o-ppa)

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How to Say Congratulations in Korean

How to Say Congratulations in Korean

How to Say Congratulations in Korean

If you have Korean friends or acquaintances or if you are/will be spending a decent amount of time in Korea, this will be a handy phrase to know.

You will eventually want to congratulate someone on a graduation, a birthday, wedding, etc. Notice that there are four ways to say congratulations.

*side note: don’t use Google Translate for this as it will turn out something completely different and you will sound weird*

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