Valentine’s Day Gift Guide – K-Drama Style
Still looking for a Valentine’s Day gift to your crush? Don’t know what to give your best friend, who lives and breathes K-Dramas? If you’re having trouble figuring out what to give your special someone this Valentine’s Day, we’re here to help you out!
We have narrowed it down to five gift categories, inspired by some of our favorite K-Dramas. With items ranging from beloved classics to gift-worthy pieces from more recent dramas, our guide has something for every K-Drama enthusiast. For your convenience, we have provided links to replicas of the iconic K-Drama gifts, so you can immediately place an order and hopefully receive your gifts by February 14!
1. A timeless necklace
Necklace is a romantic gift that you can give to your significant other, or if you’re celebrating Valentine’s with your best friend, why not get matching ones to symbolize your friendship? The delicate and girly necklaces seen in “Boys Over Flowers” and “Master’s Sun” will look great on anyone, and they make a wonderful gift for any K-Drama addict. If you’re looking for a token of luck, then go for the cute necklace that Choi In Ha (Park Shin Hye) made out of Choi Dal Po’s (Lee Jong Suk) button in “Pinocchio“!
2. Love in a flash drive
In the 20th episode of last year’s biggest drama sensation, “My Love from the Stars,” Chun Song Yi (Jun Ji Hyun) moved Do Min Joon (Kim Soo Hyun) to tears by giving him a USB flash dive with a sweet proposal video. Inspired by this touching scene, we have picked out cute flash drives that you can customize and give to your loved ones. You can film a video message, put together a personalized photo slideshow, or create a playlist of your friend’s favorite OST songs, for example.
3. A soft and cuddly plush toy
While most stores are stocking up on basic teddy bears for Valentine’s Day, there is a more exciting selection available for K-Drama fans!
After Jang Geun Suk’s character performed surgery on two plush toys to create the famous Pig Rabbit for Park Shin Hye, the show’s producers were flooded by inquiries about the toy from fans of “You’re Beautiful.” Everyone wanted to get their hands on their own Pig Rabbit, and it is still the perfect soft and cuddly gift to give your friend or loved one.
Get Pig Rabbit from Kpoptown.
There’s no way we can leave out the Radish Doll from “Rooftop Prince,” which Lee Gak (Park Yoo Chun) won at an amusement park and gave to his crush Park Ha (Han Ji Min). While it’s called the Radish Doll, it looks more like a cross between a radish and a baby seal!
Get Radish Doll from Kpoptown.
If you kept up with the hugely popular “The Heirs,” then you probably remember this adorable owl that Kim Tan (Lee Min Ho) gave to Cha Eun Sang (Park Shin Hye). It also doubles as a hand warmer!
Get Owl Doll from Amazon.
For those looking for a big and snuggly gift, make sure to check out the Chicken Leg, which was featured on “My Girlfriend Is Gumiho.”
Get Chicken Leg from Ebay.
4. “For women, shoes are the most important. Good shoes take you to good places.” – Min Seo Hyun, “Boys Over Flowers.”
I’m sure many of us nodded in agreement while reading that inspirational quote. For all the shoe addicts out there, here’s a selection of pretty metallic flats that look similar to the ones that Yoon Ji Hoo gave to Geum Jan Di in “Boys Over Flowers”!
If your friend happens to be a young professional like Kang So Ra‘s character in the sensational “Misaeng,” you might want to consider giving her a pair of elegant black pumps, like Jang Baek Ki (Kang Ha Neul) did to An Young Yi (Kang So Ra).
5. A sweet expression of love
We just couldn’t leave it out – in Korea, girls give chocolate to their crushes on Valentine’s Day (February 14), and guys repay the gesture by giving girls candy on White Day (March 14). Instead of opting for fancy store-bought chocolate, take your gift to the next level by making the sweet creations yourself.
Yoon Jin Yi (Yoon So Hee) confessed her feelings to Goo Dae Young (Yoon Doo Joon) with her cute homemade chocolate in “Let’s Eat.”
If your special someone has a massive sweet tooth, try making a cute and indulgent chocolate house, inspired by Park Ha Sun‘s creation in “High Kick 3.”
We couldn’t leave out this masterpiece by Geum Jan Di – if you’re ready to go the extra mile, get artistic and shape the chocolate to look like your loved one.
If you come up with other K-Drama inspired gifts for Valentine’s Day, please share them with your fellow Soompiers in the comment section below!