Nowadays you can shop in Japanese stores online from the U.S. and send directly to the receiver in Japan. I've been shopping via Rakuten for the last couple of years. I got a ceramic cup with my father's name printed on it last year. This year, I got a set of beer and sausages for him. I generally like a "set" of things for gift. I often order a set of flowers and sweets for mother's day as well. I feel like it adds a little bit extra enjoyment for them.