The Ultimate Japanese Gift Guide for the Whole Family


The season for giving is upon us. We’ve carefully curated the ultimate Japanese gift guide that will have everyone in your family unwrapping joy this festive season. Plus, a not-to-be-missed special offer as our Christmas gift to you.




Chopstick Set
Dine in style with authentic, high-quality Japanese chopsticks in a variety of colours and designs.


Daruma Chopstick Set
Bold and fun. A set with two pairs of wooden chopsticks with blue and white and red and white stripes respectively, a white and a red ceramic daruma rest, packaged in a paulownia wooden box.

Akaya Chopstick Set
Elegant and classy. A set with two pairs of wooden chopsticks with a blue/black and a red pair respectively, a dark blue and a brown ceramic rest, packaged in a paulownia wooden box.


Seki Kanetsugu Knives

Make no mistake, Seki Kanetsugu knives are no ordinary knives. Built on six centuries of sword-making tradition, they’re known for their exquisite craftsmanship, amazing sharpness, and astonishing strength and durability. These knives are a must for any serious home cook.


Seki Kanetsugu Santoku 17cm
Known to be the "General purpose kitchen knife". If you need just one knife in your kitchen, make it this one.

Seki Kanetsugu Chefs Knife 20cm
Extremely versatile and your go-to for chopping and dicing most vegetables, fruit, herbs and meat.


GOJ Shichirin Combo Kit

Grills of Japan Shichirin Combo Kit is the ultimate gift for dads, especially those who have "everything".  The set includes a portable Shichirin grill, GOJ branded bamboo board, charcoal starter pot, and 2kg Binchotan Charcoal.


GOJ Grill + Charcoal Starter Pot + 2kg Binchotan Charcoal (1kg FREE)




Konjac Sponge
For the beauty queens, the Konjac facial sponges will take her skincare to the next level. Made out of 100% organic konjac, it has amazing water-retention properties that allow the sponge to gently remove impurities from your pores for a soft and glowy complexion. Available in eight different natural infusions.


Organic Konjac Sponges – various natural infusions


Bath Towel

Our artisan Japanese bath towels are 100% naturally made with no dyes or chemicals used during production, making them perfect for everyone in the family, especially those with sensitive skin. They’re also super absorbent, quick-drying, durable and soft to the touch. And if that’s not enough, our Binchotan Charcoal and Persimmon-infused towels are naturally antibacterial and anti-odour.

Bath Towels


Binchotan Bath Mat

Our unique Binchotan bath mats are made with 100% natural materials and feature 10 layers of material, making them incredibly water absorbent and quick to dry. Like our towels, they’re also antibacterial and anti-odour, making them especially ideal for bathroom use.

Bath Mats



The Daily Range Incense by Trunk Design is a gift that inspires clarity, tranquillity and peacefulness. With the much-loved 5 Aroma Daily Incense Assortment Box, you can enjoy various scents with a small amount. Available in two gorgeous themes.

Wa (5 Scents)
where you can feel the Japanese harmony with Japanese Cypress, Sandalwood, Gardenia, Camellia and Casablanca.

Natural (5 Scents)
where you can feel the scent of herbs with Sage, Lavender, Geranium, Tea Tree and Ylang Ylang.


Akari Tea Cup
The quintessential piece that belongs in every tea lover’s kitchen. The Akari Tea Cup is sourced from small rural cottage factories across Japan, where they are hand finished by local artisans, honouring their historic traditions, methods and inspiration.



Cat Chopstick Rests
Make mealtimes fun for little foodies with this purr-fectly adorable chopstick rest with sleeping cat design, made and painted by hand.
Konjac Sponge
Konjac facial sponges will make bathtime a breeze, and leave your little one’s skin softer than silk. Available in eight different natural infusions.


Organic Konjac Sponges – various natural infusions


Face Cloths
The woven fabrics in our Japanese wash towels are perfect for babies, kids and people with sensitive skin. Super soft with a unique Japanese weave that provides a gentle but effective exfoliation.


Organic Binchotan Face Towels – various


Daruma Dolls
Daruma Dolls are more than just a toy; they’re seen as a symbol of perseverance and good luck, making them the perfect gift for children to encourage new challenges and goals for the year ahead. At first, the figure's eyes are both blank white. Your child can then select a goal or wish and paint in the left eye of the figure's two eyes. Once the goal is achieved, the right eye is filled in.


Daruma Doll – 12cm




Hibachi Grill Set
If you’ve seen it on Masterchef 2022, it’s safe to say it’s gift worthy! Our SH4 Hibachi Set is great for indoor and outdoor grilling and includes the SH4 Hibachi Grill, Charcoal Starter Pot, plus 2kg Binchotan Charcoal. 


Nakao 30cm Frying Pan
The Nakao 30ml frying pan has superb thermal properties and retains consistent heat for long periods. It’s also oven safe too.


One can never have enough platters, for each piece adds a unique beauty to your table with its subtle curves, glazes, textures and colours. The Wao Platter and Asahi Platter are just two of our favourites this season.
Wao Platter


Ginpo Donabe Pots
Donabe pots are a one-pot wonder that does all the hard work for you. What more could you want for when it comes to preparing family meals? Steeped in history and beautifully crafted from clay, GINPO donabe pots are minimal, simplistic and allow you to celebrate seasonal ingredients.
Ginpo Blue Donabe
Serves 4 - 5
Serves 3 - 4



Furoshiki & Tenugui

Our Furoshiki and Tenugui are traditional Japanese wrapping cloths that give your gift an authentic appeal and stunning first impression. 

Furoshiki are used for larger gifts along with a furoshiki ring, while Tenugui are best for wrapping smaller gifts. The Tenugui magnetic sticks allow you to use your cloth as a wall hanging.


Happy shopping! From everyone at Setamono, we sincerely thank you for your support in 2022, and wish you and your loved ones a blessed festive season.

Visit the Setamono Japanese Homeware store to view our collection of beautifully crafted donabe pots, or shop online
Setamono - Shop 5a, The Courtyard,
Old Cape Quarter Lifestyle Village,
De Waterkant, Cape Town
Monday to Friday: 9:30am – 5pm
Saturday & Sunday: 9:30 – 2pm