What is a care package? Well you are here is South Korea having the time of your life, trying all the fabulous skin care products and buying some funny crap for yourself… so you decide it is about time you share some of the fun with your friends and family back home! Its kind of a reverse concept because I am sure your mom wants to send you a care package with Oreos and Doritos. Send them this stuff in return!
One of my favorite places the pick up all of the following South Korean tchotchke is called ArtBox, you can find them all over Korea. If you want to check out some of the other random, cute, funny stuff they sell, Click here.
1: Face Masks
South Korea is well known to have great skin care products… namely the sheet masks. You can buy these things just about anywhere and they are inexpensive. Sometimes the masks are funny when you put them on, sometimes the packaging is funny. You just cant get this kind of entertainment from moisturizing your face in the states!
2: Kakoa anything
Kakoa is like some kind of crazy monopoly out here. I find a new thing every day that is “Kakoa.” So no care package would be complete without some Kakoa merch in it!
3: Cute office crap
The office is not all black and white like it is in the states. You can have cute pens and notebooks and sticky note and pen holders etc! You will not find this kind of cute crap back in the states!
There are entire stores dedicated to funny socks here! You can get cute socks like these just about anywhere. In Korea, you don’t where your shoes in the house, or anyone else’s house. So it is much more likely that people are going to see your socks here. If you are going to be taking off your shoes in public, don’t you want them to have a funny Kakoa face on them? Or little chickens? I mean der!
5: Pineapple Pen
If you have not see the pineapple pen music video, stop right now and click HERE. Ok, now that you know why this hilarity needs to be in the box, I feel that no additional explanation is needed. Pineapple Pen!
6: Anything with funny wording
I don’t know how they source their sayings and wording for their Merch here, but sometimes it is just freakin’ hilarious! You owe it to your friend to send some something with random weirdness on it!
7: Dumb tchotchke that make you happy!
Korea is the land of making mundane crap cute. Find some things like this that you think your friends with like!
8: Useful Stuff with Korean writing on it
Finally, you want to send them a few things with Korean writing on it! I prefer for it to be something that they will actually use, and give them the opportunity to use and have a conversation starter!