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In core Korean tradition, a hundred days after the child’s birth, the child gets adequately celebrated; it is often the case that the child is kept away from the world until they pass the first 100 days of their life on earth; it is believed that the first 100 days are the most difficult and the child having passed them should be celebrated.
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Samshin Halmoni is the triple goddess of fertility; Koreans thank her for protecting both the child and the mother by handing out bowls of rice (rice cakes) to as many people as possible it is said that the more the bowls of rice handed out, the longer and more fruitful would be the child’s life on earth. You can read more about the Korean 100 days celebration here.
While most people seldom do this, especially in America, it is still a symbolic tradition for Koreans, if you happen to get an invitation to a Korean’s child 100 days celebration, you should know you are playing an essential role in seeing the child success, so these Korean 100-day celebration gifts are some lovely items to take there. FWIW we also have a gift guide for the Chinese 100 days celebration.
Best Korean 100-Day Celebration Gifts
1. Hanbok Traditional Dress
If you feel a cloth would be an awesome present for the child on this particular day, then you should go for this cloth also; it would make more sense if you send this gift ahead of you, say a day before the main event.
These are the perfect and ideal cloth the child would wear on his 100 days celebration. This is a Hanbok, a traditional Korean cloth, and an ideal choice at that.
2. Celebration Supplies – Decoration
Decorations are one critical part of every celebration, and one for a child for overcoming a whooping 100 days has to be classic.
In Korean tradition, as well as many others, gold symbolizes wealth, good luck, and much more, so grabbing a decoration in gold for the kid would be pretty significant.
3. Celebration Card
One simple yet symbolic gift would always be a card; this is the simplest gift, yet it means so much. This card is durable, so even 100 months after, the child can still have this, and MAYBE she may remember that particular day.
4. Gold Envelope
This package comes with some fake dollar bills; I don’t think you should give that to the family; we’ll be using the gold envelope here.
To make this Korean child’s 100 days celebration even more remarkable, you can carefully place a hundred dollar bill in this gold envelope.
5. Customize Baby Gold Bracelet
We’ve established how significant gold is primarily in the Korean tradition so getting a customized baby gold bracelet is another ideal way to celebrate him on his 100th day.
6. Gold String
On receiving the rice bowl or rice cake, the receivers typically send back a string to symbolize long life or rice and money.
If you send back a string, you should take things a bit higher by gifting the child a gold string; this would symbolize a wealthy long life for the child.
7. Bladeless Tower Fan
You can make caring for the child a bit more bearable and awesome by gifting them this bladeless fan, and this is one practical and thoughtful gift, especially with the fact that the fan would protect the child’s hand, there’s no blade so that she won’t be hurt.
8. Baby Hand and Footprint Picture Frame
You won’t be the one to get the baby’s hand and footprint on this frame; that’s up to the family, it would take a great deal of patience to set it up, but the family would love this.
This is one beautiful keepsake, something they can use to beautify not just the baby’s room but any other part of the house; years later, the child would love to have this.
9. Moon Lamp
I’m intrigued by this lamp’s beauty, especially its realistic look. The lighting is top-notch; it resembles the moon, so you can have your young friend have their solar system in their room. This is one of many 3D gifts we have on our site.
10. Baby Backpack
This is the ideal backpack for every baby; this would take a truckload of work from the parent’s back. If you have Korean parents who pass off as hippie parents, too, they’ll appreciate this backpack even more. It makes getting the child ready to visit the hospital for post-natal care possible.
11. Family Handprint Keepsake
This is similar to the other handprint gift above, only for the dad, mom, and newly born baby.
Everybody gets to leave an imprint on this item, it is an excellent keepsake, no doubt, but it could come off as something symbolic, “together forever,” that’s the power of family.
12. Chocolate Gift Box
I doubt that the child would be allowed to eat this chocolate; I don’t think she even has the dentition for this; this is more of a congratulatory gift to the child’s parents, especially the mother, for a successful 100 days.
13. Baby Bodysuit
This is a perfect gift for a Korean baby made in America; the art engraved on this cloth says it all.