The holidays are coming up and that means it’s time to start hanging up your stockings and writing down your wishlist so that perhaps Santa or your friends can help obtain your heart’s desires. Now, what are some good presents for stocking stuffers? After all, your gifts will need to fit in those stockings and sometimes, those stockings aren’t large enough for big presents. So those small KPOP gifts will have to do.
Calendars are useful in many ways. You can keep track of the days, circle your important events, see what holidays are coming, etc. But add a KPOP calendar to your desk and it’ll be perfect! Almost. You might get too distracted by your favorite idols and just start daydreaming whenever you see them. On your desk. In front of you. Oh my. Still, calendars can bring you motivation. I think.
Cell Phone Charms
I haven’t used cell phone charms in the longest time (only because the cute ones that I had would always get damaged because I’m such a phone klutz and would drop said phone). But having a mobile strap on your phone is pretty rad. You get to support your favorite idols and not come off as a spazzing, obsessed fangirl/fanboy. You have quite the selection ahead of you for your friends, depending on which groups/idols they love.
Cosmetic brand products (think Etude House, Nana’s B, The Face Shop, Tony Moly)
Let’s face it: girls, you all are probably trying to find those cosmetic brands that will leave your face all shiny and beautiful, without a trace of that horrible acne that had attacked you and left you stressed out. And knowing your KPOP friends, they’ll probably be immersed in finding the same products that left 2NE1’s Dara even more gorgeous.
Let’s hope your friends have a big enough stocking for you to put these headphones. Headphones are quite handy - you can listen to the music of your favorite idols. Some headphones, such as the Sound Holic headphones, have been seen in KPOP MVs. These headphones above show others which group you love. If you love SNSD, well, then, check the headphones out.
Like headphones, lanyards have quite the useful purpose. You can hang them around your neck and attach your keys or anything with a hole to it. It’s a good idea for keys because then, you don’t have to go searching your purse or bag for them - you have that long string that will allow you to spot them quickly. And they even bear the name of your favorite idols.
Show your love for your favorite groups at concerts and fanmeets with lightsticks! This item is a definite must, even if you don’t have the means to attend an official concert. Just stick it up in your room and show the world which group you love the most! Just make sure you don’t keep it lit for too long.
I really really hope that your stock (friend’s stocking) is large and strong enough to hold a photobook. I mean, yeah, it’ll be somewhat big and yeah, it’ll be image-heavy with all those delicious looking photos of your idols. You might want to add a box of tissues as well, though. And probably a protective cover or so. All those pretty pictures may cause either tears of joys or streams of blood to flow.
Sticking polaroid photos into wallets is a nice idea and it’s great if your friends received some from you. They’re small, compact, and best of all, it contains their favorite idols’ faces. Oh, boy. The only downside is that if your friend has a special someone and they just stare at the idols’ polaroids all day, suspicion might be aroused.
You can pin these pins just about anywhere. Adorn your bags with your love for your KPOP idols in these small pins. Plus, they make for some nice decoration. And actually, when I was in Washington last summer, two girls in front of me had pins on their bags. You know, Super Junior pins.
Fujifilm Instax Mini Polaroid Camera
Ok, seriously, this is a must. After all, it’s a polaroid camera. You know, like when KPOP idols use them to take selcas? They’re pretty awesome, I must say. (I should probably use mine more often…) And if you bring them to a concert and you happen to be in the front, you might be able to get a KPOP idol to use your camera for a selca. Just ask the lucky Shawol that got a selca from Jonghyun at the SMTOWN Live in NYC.
Last but not least, you should probably invest in a pair or two of KPOP socks. Seriously, they’re pretty win. They’ll keep your toes nice and toasty, but they also add a fun side to your personality. I have some, courtesy of my younger brother’s friend, and my mom just squealed at its adorableness.
Would you give any of these gifts to your KPOP fans as stocking stuffers? I totally would. I might choose albums, but really, an album doesn’t speak volumes like any of these items do. Well, you could get autographs with your album CDs…