The Best BTS Gifts That Will Make Any K-Pop Fan Swoon
It’s no surprise that there’s a BTS fan in your life who made the “nice” list! Fans of the global K-pop superstars, known collectively as ARMY, spent all of 2020 doing good deeds.
Whether they’ve been following the Bangtan Boys since their 2013 debut or only recently fell down the K-pop rabbit hole during quarantine, we combed through a mountain of merchandise and found gifts that will make any BTS fan’s holiday, well, dynamite!
For the Tech Lover
The hottest gift of the year is also the hottest gift of our BTS gift guide. The Oculus Quest 2 is nothing short of mind-blowing — and that’s coming from someone who hasn’t picked up a controller since the days of side-scrollers, but has been playing the Oculus Quest until the battery drains down to nothing. Even better news: there’s a game featuring the Bangtan boys’ music and their adorable alter egos, Tiny Tan! Beat Saber features a dozen of BTS’s biggest hits (including ‘Blood, Sweat, & Tears’, ‘Dope’, ‘Boy With Luv’, and more) while squeal-worthy Tiny Tan zooms across the screen during their respective verses. Look closely, the cartoon idols often change their styles to fit the adrenaline-pumping soundtrack (J-Hope’s iconic bunny sweater from ‘Idol’! Blue-haired Suga and his bandana from ‘Mic Drop’!).
For the Culture Junkie
Daydreaming about visiting the homeland of BTS? A subscription box from Daebak is the next best thing to a first-class ticket to Seoul. Choose from one of three subscription boxes (SnackFever, Daebak Jewelry, or Daebak Box) to get an exclusive curation of cool goodies from the land of K-pop idols. The contents are always a secret and past boxes have included beauty products, trendy snacks, pretty stationery, and more fun surprises that are next to impossible to get stateside.
Shop now: From $37/box; daebak.co
For the Binge Watcher
If you're only listening to BTS's music, you're missing half the fun! Treat your favorite ARMY to one of their multi-episode series or purchase a streaming concert to enjoy over and over again. My personal favorite: Bon Voyage season 4. In 2020 when all travel plans were canceled, it was morale-boosting to live vicariously through BTS's winter wonderland vacation to New Zealand as they road-tripped around the beautiful country to camp, hike, stargaze, fish, and have a mountaintop snowball fight.
You'll have to download the Weverse Shop App to make your streaming purchases and make sure your setting is "Global" to view all the good stuff (though you can stream the movies, concerts, and shows via a browser once purchased).
Shop now: From $20; weverseshop.io
For the Beauty Maven
Is there anything on earth more flawless than an idol’s complexion? To replicate the dewy, glowing perfection, you could get 10 hours of sleep a night, drink gallons of water, and shield yourself from the sun like a vampire, or you could just use BTS’s favorite sheet masks. Choose from “hydrating moisture,” “skin-soothing,” “brightening,” or “moisture barrier” packs of sheet masks. Each Mediheal set is a lot of bang(tan) for your buck: $21 gets you 10 sheet masks plus 14 glamorous photo cards — two pics of every member.
Shop now: $21; amazon.com
For the Cuteness Enthusiast
Does Kim Seokjin's aegyo make them swoon? Then prepare for the cuteness overload of BT21! The Bangtan boys themselves personally designed their cartoon counterparts and they're available in all sorts of fun merchandise — I love the brightly joyous flower collection and the adorable phone stands (perfect for streaming ‘Dynamite’ for the 100,000th time).
There's RJ the alpaca to represent Jin, Shooky the cookie for Suga, Mang the shy, breakdancing pony for J-Hope, Koya the sleepy koala for RM, Tata the shape-shifting alien for V, Chimmy the puppy for Jimin, and Cooky the tough bunny for Jungkook.
Shop now: From $11; amazon.com