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THE CREATORS' CHOICE
HOLIDAY GIFTS
 

The festive season is upon us and with it comes the spirit of gift-giving. From wallets, bags, and accessories to artisanal tableware and outdoor goods, COVERCHORD has curated a selection of gift ideas that will bring joy to everyone on your list.

With so many great items on offer, deciding what to get can be tough. With that in mind, we enlisted the help of some leading Tokyo creative personalities to share their personal favorites from the COVERCHORD gift selection.

Choosing something for themselves and another for someone dear, we hope you enjoy their selections as much as we did.

Yoshiko Kris-Webb
 

Something I’d Like Myself
loomer - DOUBLE FACE BLANKET

Since I bought my first car in November, I've been able to do much more. What surprised me was how much I enjoy my time in the car.
To make the space in the car as comfortable as possible, I've been looking for things with the same energy that I have for the interior of my house.
With its high-density weave, large size (150x200cm), and different patterns and textures on the front and back, this double face blanket from loomer is a favorite piece for the home. It's something I want in my car as well.

Something I’d Like to Give
AURALEE - WOOL TWEED LOW GAUGE SOX

I'd like to give these ‘WOOL TWEED LOW GAUGE SOCKS’ from AURALEE to the guy who always says, "I'm always looking for the best socks." I have no doubt they’ll love them because they are my favorite.
Socks that seem inconspicuous, but attract attention. The kind of socks that makes people ask, where are those from?
Even then, I don't think he'll stop looking for socks though.

Yoshiko Kris-Webb
Model / Columnist / Interior Stylist Born in Shimane in October 1979 and raised in Osaka, Yoshiko Kris-Webb lived in New York for four and a half years before returning to Japan, where her unique sense of style, cultivated through a wide range of professional experiences, including working as a buyer and in PR, drew wide attention and acclaim. With her straightforward manner and broad insight, she has also demonstrated her talent in the fields of talk shows, events, space, and product production. In 2017, she published an essay collection "Thinking Woman" (published by Kobunsha), and in 2018, a travel book "TRIP with KIDS" (published by Kodansha).

Instagram_@tokyodame 

Shinsuke Kojima
 

Something I’d Like Myself
Rab - OUTPOST 700

In the middle of the winter camping season, the OUTPOST 700 from Rab has been on my WISH LIST for a while. For family campers like me, early morning skiers, and winter surfers, it will be handy to keep in the car.
The key is that it's tubular and roomy, and can be zipped to another unit making it big enough to share with my first-grader son (great hot water bottle). I want one this year.

Something I’d Like to Give
Stadler Form - ALBERT DEHUMIDIFIER

A well-designed dehumidifier is hard to find. You want something you see so often, when you wake up, and when go to bed, to be a good design. This dehumidifier is a bit big, but it works great in our humid house.
Swiss home appliance brand Stadler Form is a brand of simple, sophisticated products.
It would make a great gift for a friend who has just moved into a new house.

Shinsuke Kojima
Designer, Kaptain Sunshine After working for several men's brands, Kojima launch Kaptain Sunshine in 2013.

Website_kaptainsunshine.com

Instagram_@ks_shinsukekojima 

Kyoko Oono
 

Something I’d Like Myself
FUUKIDO - SINGLE HANDLE COPPER POT 19cm

It takes a bit of care, but doesn’t everything that we truly love? There are so many advantages for cooking: great durability, fast heat conduction, and excellent heat distribution.
Above all, it is something I could use every day, not just for special occasions. A one-handed pot is something that I use as often as I brush my teeth. I use it to boil water, make sauces or soups, and things in smaller portions.
Copper pots, which conduct heat evenly, show their best qualities when the heat is low. I imagine it would be good for soups and sauces where the flavors need to permeate slowly. I've been spending a lot of time on the go, so I want things items that I can enjoy over time with a bit of care.

Something I’d Like to Give
Rab - DOWN HUT SLIPPER

To the people who are always there for me. You've always given me warmth, so I'm giving it back. With these, you can go barefoot. I love the length and the fact that it covers my feet but is easy to take on and off. I also like that they come in a range of colors. I tend to buy things that are more subdues, but I love these bright colors and that’s what I like to give as presents.

Kyoko Oono
Designer, owner, pelleq Born in Tokyo, Ohno lived in the UK for 8 years before returning to Japan in 2005. Ohno launched her label, pelleq, in 2014.

Website_pelleq.com
Instagram_@kyoko518 

Yuthanan
 

Something I’d Like Myself
AURALEE - WOOL TWEED LOW GAUGE SOX

For myself I would go for socks, most people don’t care about the socks they wear and would not invest much budget in it. But I do think that it is important, especially in winter. I like to wear colorful and thick socks with leather shoes or comfy sneakers. 

These AURALEE ‘WOOL TWEED LOW GAUGE SOX’ would be my perfect personal gift for Christmas, I like the 3 colorways you have online but if I had to choose a favorite it would be the yellow version.

Something I’d Like to Give
MT. WASHINGTON POTTERY-MUG

personally really like your ceramic selection and buy from time to time in store. I do own 3-4 mugs and bowls from Naoki Kanazawa and Tokuro Takimoto already.
I am usually quite bad at picking what to gift to my friends, so, ceramics would always be the best option. It’s not a huge investment and everyone needs it, and it easily embellished your environment.
I choose this very unique white mug from Mt Washington Pottery, I saw it a few times and was tempted to buy it for me. But it would be a great gift for your male or female best friend.

Yuthanan
〈Sillage〉 Director / Freelance Photographer

Website_sillage.online
Website_yuthanan.com
Instagram_@yuthanan_ 

Yoi Kojima
 

Something I’d Like Myself
FUUKIDO - COPPER FRYING PAN 22cm

This year has gone by so quickly, I haven't had time to attempt cooking any new dishes.
But I am determined to live up to my grandmother's belief that food is the starting point of love, so I would give myself this beautiful FUUKIDO frying pan. Copper has a straightforward appearance that gains character as its ages over time so this is a gift that you enjoy more the longer you have it.

Something I’d Like to Give
MT. WASHINGTON POTTERY-MUG

I would like to give special thanks to the craftsmen of Yoi Iniki who have supported me all year with their knowledge, skills (and love). I’d like to gift a pair of AURALEE wool socks in the lovely mustard cream shade, and these glerups SLIP-ONs as a set. The slip-ons are breathable and warm, and easy to put on and take off. I can just imagine everyone walking around with matching feet!

Yoi Kojima
Yoi Iniki Designer In 2015, Kojima launched her jewelry brand Yoi Iniki with her sister Noi in Waimea, a small town in the mountains south of Kauai. Yoi Iniki jewelry is made with black pearls and diamonds and features organic designs expressed in simple shapes.

Instagram_@yoi.iniki 

Hideki Asakura
 

Something I’d Like Myself
SOTO - REGULATOR 2 BURNER GRID

The GRID is a low-profile 2-burner made of stainless steel and has a simple design. At 2.25kg, the body is also lightweight and is easy to carry. The back and side windbreaks can be removed or laid down, so you can reach the stove from all directions to cook and eat.

Something I’d Like to Give
CITIZEN × hobo - ECO-DRIVE WATCH

This is a great gift for a friend at this time of year. It's a minimalist and versatile piece that can be worn by anyone, anywhere, and will easily blend in with different fashion styles. The ECO-DRIVE feature allows the watch to be used for a long time without changing the battery.

Hideki Asakura
hobo Designer Born in 1976, Asakura began his career working in sales and product development at select shop Nepenthes. In 2005 he became the designer of hobo, where he designs a broad collection of seasonal products including bags, accessories, and footwear.

Website_thathobo.com
Instagram_@hidekiasakura 

Illustration_Chisato Nagano


 
 
 

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