For everyone who is looking for the best Cuban gifts for people who love Cuba. Let me share my best tip straight away. One of the best Cuba gift ideas is a trip to Cuba. Now, don’t worry if a vacation in Cuba is slightly over your budget. You will find 24 more awesome Cuban-themed gifts on this list.
And if you don’t have time to read this entire post, here are my top three Cuban-themed gifts by budget:
- Large budgets: Cuban rum (#5)
- Mid budgets: Cuban guayabera shirt (#11)
- Small budgets: Cuban-themed coloring book for adults (#21)
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Cuban gifts for large budgets
#1 A trip to Cuba
If you are looking for the best Cuban gifts for people obsessed with Cuba, then here is the gift you need.
A trip to Cuba!
So if you have a large budget, head over to Skyscanner and book a flight and hotel.
And don’t worry if the recipient already has a ticket to Cuba. In that case, check out Viator and book one of the fun tours. For example, a walking tour in Havana, or horseback riding in the Vinales valley.
And lastly, if you want to go for the safe option. Buy the Global Experiences Gifts card. This gift card gives the recipient the opportunity to choose from all Viator tours himself.
#2 Personalized map of Cuba
Travelers have a thing for maps. So if you are looking for Cuban gifts for a traveler who loves Cuba, then a map of Cuba is the perfect gift.
Not on the High Street offers beautiful personalized maps of Cuba. It’s a great wedding travel gift for people who got married or engaged in Cuba. But it’s also a cool gift for people who simply had an amazing trip to Cuba.
And don’t worry if you don’t feel like personalizing this gift. You can also go for the beautiful hand-drawn map without personalization.
#3 Cuban coffee gifts
Cuban coffee gifts are the best gifts for (surprise) people who love coffee!
Cuba has produced Arabica coffee for over two centuries. And generally speaking, Cuban coffee is known for its strong flavor.
The best way to make typical Cuban coffee is to use a Moka pot (check out #7).
#4 Cuban salsa course
Are you looking for Cuban gifts for people who love dancing? And specifically salsa dancing?
Then the Cuban salsa course for beginners on Udemy is perfect.
Salsa Cubana is one of the many different salsa styles and has its origins in Cuba. It’s one of the most popular dances on the island, and basically part of every Cuban’s upbringing.
This is why it’s also a great gift for someone who will visit Cuba soon. By learning the basic Cuban steps, they can join a typical Cuban party.
#5 Cuban rum
Are you looking for authentic Cuba gift ideas? Then a bottle of Cuban rum is the perfect gift!
This Malecon rum is an 18-year-old-aged rum and is perfect for true rum lovers. I wouldn’t recommend buying this bottle for someone who is going to mix it into a Cuba Libre, because that would be a waste of such a great rum.
Cuban gifts for mid budgets
#6 Cuban-themed gifts: passport cover
Are you looking for practical Cuba gift ideas for travelers?
Then one of the 30 different Cuba-themed passport covers on Zazzle is perfect.
#7 Cuban Moka pot
If you are looking for more Cuban coffee gifts for coffee lovers, this Cuban-style coffeemaker is perfect.
The Moka pot or Bialetti is also a typical Italian stovetop coffeemaker.
Coffee from a Moka pot is typically stronger than regular filter coffee, which is why it’s sometimes also called an espresso maker. Though technically it’s not the same as espresso. And I am sure that coffee lovers will taste the difference.
Either way, coffee made from Cuban coffee beans in a Moka pot is by far the best Cuban gift for coffee lovers!
#8 More Cuban coffee gifts: travel mugs
If you are looking for more Cuba gift ideas for people who love coffee, then a travel mug in Cuban style is also a great gift.
This one with the Havana skyline is perfect for people who love Havana. And for other designs, head over to Zazzle.
#9 Cuban cookbooks
The Cuban Table: a celebration of food, flavors, and history
Are you looking for Cuban food gifts for people who love to cook? Then a Cuban cookbook is a perfect gift. The Cuban Table includes over 110 traditional Cuban recipes to try at home.
Cuban flavor: exploring the island’s unique places, people, and cuisine
Cuban Flavor is more than just a cookbook with traditional recipes. It includes the stories and the history behind Cuba’s traditional dishes. It’s one of the best Cuban gifts for people who are interested in more than just delicious food.
A taste of Cuba: a journey through Cuba and its savory cuisine
This is one of the best Cuba gift ideas for people who love learning from the best. The book includes 75 Cuban recipes. However, not just regular recipes, but recipes from Cuban master chefs!
#10 Cuban gifts for her: necklace
Are you looking for cute Cuban gifts for her? Then this necklace in the shape of the map of Cuba is perfect!
#11 Guayabera shirt
Are you looking for authentic Cuban gifts for men? Then a traditional guayabera shirt is perfect. Guayabera shirts are worn all over Cuba.
You can recognize them by the two vertical lines (called alforzas) and the pockets at the front. Typically, guayaberas have four or two patch pockets on which the alforzas continue.
These shirts are very comfortable for warm and humid days, which is why they are often worn in Caribean countries, such as Cuba, Mexico, and the Dominican Republic.
#12 Cuba-themed jigsaw puzzle
This 1000-piece jigsaw puzzle of an oldtimer in Havana is one of the best Cuban-themed gifts for people who love puzzles and Cuba!
#13 Cuba travel guides
DK Eyewitness Cuba
Are you looking for Cuban gifts for people who are traveling to Cuba soon? Then a Cuba travel guide is the perfect gift. DK Eyewitness guidebooks are great for all types of travelers.
Lonely Planet: Cuba
Do you need Cuba gift ideas for backpackers? Then the Lonely Planet is the gift you need. This is the best guidebook for budget travelers!
The rough guide to Cuba
The last guidebook on this list is one of the best Cuban gifts for adventurous travelers who have a bit more to spend than backpackers.
#14 Cuban-themed dominoes game set
Are you looking for Cuban gifts for people who love games? How about a dominoes set with the flag of Cuba?
Dominoes is one of the most popular games that’s played in Cuba.
For more travel-themed games, check out these 25 board games for travel lovers!
#15 Cuban travel poster
Are you looking for Cuban gifts for people who would love to decorate their entire home in Cuban style?
Then this vintage travel poster of Varadero is a great piece of wall art for them!
#16 Cuban-themed tote bags
Are you looking for Cuba gift ideas for sustainable travelers? Then tote bags in Cuba-theme are perfect!
You can find over 300 different Cuban-themed bags on Zazzle. Or go for the bag with the most famous Cuban cocktail; Cuba libre.
#17 Books about Cuba
History of Cuba: A captivating guide to Cuban history, starting from Christopher Colombus’ arrival to Fidel Castro
This is one of the best Cuban gifts for people who are interested in history. The Captivating History series includes fascinating and in-depth history books, including this one about Cuba.
The most beautiful girl in Cuba by Chanel Cleeton
Are you looking for Cuba gift ideas for people who love to read? Then a novel that’s set in Cuba is perfect. The most beautiful girl in Cuba is about three women and their roles during Cuba’s fight for independence from Spain.
Everyday Cuba for non-Cubans: beyond the resort cliché
Are you looking for Cuban gifts for people who want to learn more about Cuba in a fun and entertaining way? Then this book that gives insight into Cuba and Cuban society is perfect.
Cuban gifts for small budgets
#18 Cuba Royal eau the toilette
If you are looking for funny Cuban gifts for men, then this Eau the toilette in the shape of a cigar is perfect!
Cuban cigars are one of the most typical gifts from Cuba, but I couldn’t find an option to buy Cuban cigars online. (And I don’t really want to promote smoking on this blog either). So I figured this perfume was the next best thing.
And don’t worry, it doesn’t smell like cigars. It has a leather and orange smell, with some hints of mint, roses, and grapefruits.
#19 Cuban Spanish book
Are you looking for Cuban gifts for someone who loves learning new languages? Or for someone who wants to be able to connect with locals? In that case, a Spanish course is a great gift. And it’s even better if it’s a Spanish course that’s specific to Cuban Spanish, such as this Cuban Spanish 101 book!
#20 Cuba shirt
This tank top with the flag of Cuba is one of the cool Cuba gift ideas for women who want to show their love for Cuba to everyone!
#21 Cuba coloring book for adults
Do you need Cuba gift ideas for someone who seems a bit stressed out? Then a Cuba-themed coloring book is perfect!
Coloring books for adults help to reduce stress and anxiety, especially if it’s a coloring book about their favorite country!
#22 More Cuban-themed gifts: luggage tags
Do you need more practical Cuba gift ideas for travelers? Check out the 120 different Cuban-themed luggage tags on Zazzle!
I quite liked the one with the map of Cuba, and since travelers love maps, I am sure that travel lovers will love this tag too!
#23 Tostones maker
If you are looking for Cuban food gifts for people who love to cook, this tostonera is the perfect gift.
But first thing first. What is a tostonera?
This wooden device is used in many Latin American countries to make a delicious snack called tostones. Hence the name tostonera (tostone maker).
Tostones are smashed plantains that are then twice-fried. Not quite the most healthy snack, but definitely one of the most popular Cuban snacks!
#24 Cuba travel journal
Are you looking for Cuban gifts for someone who is traveling to Cuba soon?
Then this travel journal that is designed for Cuba travel is perfect!
They can record all their memories and adventures in this journal. And they will always have a beautiful memoir of their trip.
Or check out these 25 travel journals if you would rather go for a neutral journal.
#25 Cuba-themed socks
Socks are great small Cuban-themed gifts. For example, these Havana socks for women. For men’s socks, check out Amazon.
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Final note on Cuba gift ideas
Alright, if you are still reading this post, I will assume you haven’t decided which gift to buy yet. So maybe I can help you out.
These are my personal top three Cuban-themed gifts by budget: