You can now have your face printed on sweets such as dorayaki and macarons

This holiday season, bless your friends and family with the gift of your edible face on Japanese confectionery

Emma Steen
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Emma Steen
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The holidays are looking a bit different this year as people contemplate the feasibility of celebrating with loved ones in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. If you’re one of many who are having a quieter Christmas and New Year this year, take heart. In Japan at least, you can still ensure your friends and family won’t forget what you look like with these distinctive gifts now available on Rakuten

Up top on Rakuten’s gift list this season is a series of macarons, dorayaki and biscuits produced by Iina Stores, a company specialising in personalised gifts. To order one of the sweets, simply attach a selfie to the order form, specify the occasion you’re celebrating and enter the address of the lucky recipient. 

Face Dorayaki
Photo: Iina Stores

The dorayaki come in sets of five for ¥3,024. Four of them will have your face printed on them, while you can have the last one printed with a personalised message of up to 10 characters. For the Francophile, you can order sets of naturally coloured macarons, which come in five different flavours: caramel, green tea, earl grey, strawberry and lemon. You can have messages printed on these, too, if you order a set of 10 for ¥4,644. 

Shipping is limited to Japan only and expected to take between five and seven business days, so you still have time to make someone’s Christmas or New Year even better with these slightly creepy edible greeting cards.

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