Are you looking for the best German gifts for the Germanophile in your life? Or are you Christmas shopping for a German who moved abroad or who is traveling? I collected 25 fun, random, and unique German gift ideas for you! From typical gifts from Germany, such as beer and gingerbread to cool home decorative items to funny books about Germany! You can find all sorts of ideas on this list!
Random Side Note About The German Gifts
Before we continue to the 25 German gift ideas, I just wanted to share a fun fact because I simply love fun facts. But feel free to skip this part and continue to the gifts for Germany lovers.
I already introduced the word “Germanophile” in the introduction. It’s the name for someone who loves Germany. But did you know you could also call them Teutonophiles or Teutophiles?
Yeah, that’s something I learned while writing this post. Thought it was worth sharing. Though, I have no idea where the Teut-part came from. If you do know, please share in the comments and educate me and your fellow readers!
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#1 Oktoberfest Brewing Kit
#2 Beer Gifts From Germany
If you are looking for gifts from Germany for someone who loves beer, but who is too lazy to brew their own, the previous gift may not be the best idea for you.
In that case, I would suggest this German Breweries Craft beer case!
It includes twelve different German beers for them to try, and all they have to do is open the beer and enjoy!
#3 Beer Mug Gifts From Germany
Here is another great gift for people who love German beer, a traditional German beer mug.
They are called steins, the ceramic mugs are usually beautifully decorated, just like this one in the German theme!
#4 Beer Cap Map Of Germany
I promise this is the last beer-related gift from Germany! But beer is simply a big thing in Germany and many Germanophiles love German beer, so I guess I couldn’t only add one German beer gift.
This map of Germany has holes that are perfect for beer caps, making it a beautiful home decor item for people who love Germany and beer!
#5 DIY Mulled Wine Gift Set
Mulled wine is one of the best gifts from Germany for wine lovers. With this DIY mulled wine gift set they can produce their own delicious hot beverage filled with rich spices!
It comes with traditional spices, a mesh spice mulling bag, a zesting grater, and of course brewing instructions for different types of mulled wine!
If you are looking for German gift ideas for someone who is a bit too lazy to be making their own mulled wine, this spreadable mulled wine might be a better alternative! They can the delicious German flavor to any dish without all the fuss.
#6 German Gifts For The Home
If you are looking for German gift ideas for a Germanophile who can’t stop adding German stuff to their homes, these home decor items will surely make them happy!
#7 Ticket To Ride Germany
Ticket to Ride is a fun strategic board game that’s immensely popular across the globe. But what makes it even cooler, is that you can buy specifically for the country they love, such as Germany!
#8 Food Box Gifts From Germany
Are you looking for German gift ideas for a German living abroad who would love to taste a bit of home?
Taste of Germany offers multiple food gift boxes for that, such as this German Game Day Sampler. It includes real German Kartoffel Puffer, Frankfurter sausages, and curry ketchup!
#9 Lebkuchen: Cool Personalized German Gifts
If you are looking for the best personalized Christmas gifts for Germany lovers, these lebkuchen are the perfect gift!
First, what are lebkuchen?
Lebkuchen is a traditional type of gingerbread found in Germany and some other European countries. What’s cool is that you can add a personalized message to the bread that’s often shaped like a heart!
#10 German Themed Travel Mug
If you are looking for German gift ideas for travelers, you need to find something small and practical, such as this German travel mug.
It’s perfect for people who love takeaway coffees, but who also care about the environment!
#11 German Language Course
This is one of the best German gift ideas for Germanophiles who would love to return to Germany and be able to communicate with locals!
#12 German Themed Puzzles
This German themed puzzle is one of the best German gift ideas for Teutonophiles who can’t travel to Germany right now!
With this puzzle they can still see their beautiful beloved country and stay occupied!
#13 Football-related German Gifts
Football (or soccer) is big in Germany. So if you are looking for gifts for a Germany lover or a German abroad, something related to foot usually works (if they are into football of course).
Alternatively, find out which German team they support and get them some team merchandise, such as this Bayern München shirt.
#14 German City Wall Art
Do you know which city they are from or which city they love? Then you can get them a cute city-related wall art item, such as this watercolor one from Mainz. Check out Etsy for more cities and different design ideas.
If you are looking for something related to Berlin, I thought this glass wall art was really beautiful.
#15 Birkenstock Footwear
One of the most famous sandal brans from Germany is Birkenstock, a comfortable, yet reasonably fashionable sandal, perfect for traveling.
So if you are looking for gifts from Germany for travelers, Birkenstock sandals are always a good idea.
#16 German Map Cutting Board
A cutting board in the shape of German, which Germanophile wouldn’t want that?
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#17 Pretzel Gifts From Germany
Which Germanophile doesn’t love those delicious German pretzels?
Generally speaking, imported pretzels won’t taste as good as the real pretzels from Germany. So if you want to give some the real taste of German pretzels, you need to come up with a different idea. And that is where the DIY German Pretzel kits come in.
There are two different kits you can choose from.
- The Pretzel Beer Cheese Kit. Besides the ingredients for making pretzels, it also comes with everything they need to make a delicious beer cheese spread to go with the pretzel.
- The Pretzel Kit With Mustard. For people who prefer good German mustard, this is the better alternative.
#18 German Gifts: Cookbooks
If you are looking for gifts from Germany for a foodie, cookbooks might be a good idea. That way they can bring Germany to their home!
Some of greatest cookbooks include
- German Meals at Oma’s: Traditional Dishes for The Home Cook. As someone with a German oma (grandmother), I can speak from experience when I say that German grandmothers make the best food! So with these Grandma’s dishes, they will surely produce the real delicious German flavor at home.
- Classic German Baking: The Very Best recipes For Traditional Favorites From Pfeffernüsse To Streuselkuchen. The best German cookbook for someone who loves baking and sweets.
- The German Cookbook: A Complete Guide To Mastering Authentic German Cooking.
- Das Cookbook: German Cooking California Style. Combing the German and California kitchen is super easy with this cookbook
- German Christmas Cookbook. One of the best Christmas gifts for Germany lovers who can’t be in Germany for Christmas.
- Wurst: The Very Best of German Food.
#19 German Gifts: Travel Books
Travel books are the best gifts for Germany lovers who are going to Germany for a trip soon! Of course, don’t forget to check whether they already have a guidebook. But even if they do, you can also get a guidebook for a specific region or travel style (such as cycling) they are interested in.
I selected the four most popular travel guides that cover the entire country:
- DK Eyewitness’ Germany. Famous for their beautiful photography
- Rick Steves’ Germany 2020. A general guidebook for all types of travelers
- Lonely Planet’s Germany. Most popular guidebook for backpackers
- Fodor’s Travel: Essential Germany. Written by locals, with a lot of inside information
#20 German Gifts: Fun books
I already talked about German cookbooks and travel books as good gifts for Germany lovers, and another one to add to the book list are these:
- The Rhine: Following Europe’s Greatest River From Amsterdam to the Alps. Though this book is not solely about Germany, much of the Rhine passes through Germany.
- German Men Sit Down To Pee And Other Insight Into German Culture. A fun book about German culture. Perfect for people who are thinking about moving to Germany
- The Shortest History of Germany: From Julius Ceasar to Angela Merkel, A Retelling for our Times. The best book for people who would love to know more about German history, without going into too much detail.
- Checkpoint Charlie: The Cold War, The Berlin Wall, and The Most Dangerous Place On Earth. For people who are interested in the history of Berlin after the second world war.
- Buddenbrooks. A real classic, the book won several awards and Thomas Mann also won the Nobel prize for Literature!
- A Book of Clouds. A novel set in present-day Berlin, perfect for people who prefer to read regular fictional books.
#21 German Themed Jewelry
#22 Map of Germany
Maps are great gifts for German lovers who would gladly decorate their entire home with things German related.
There are plenty of maps on Etsy, so definitely check it out to find one you like. Some of my favorites include:
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#23 German Travel Journal
This is one of the best German gift ideas for someone who is going to travel to Germany soon. In this German travel journal, they can collect all their memories of their trip! It also includes practical pages, such as packing lists and planning pages.
#24 German Themed Shirts
If you are looking for German gift ideas through which they can show their lover for Germany, this shirt is the perfect gift!
Or check out other German themed shirts on Etsy!
#25 German Themed Socks
If you are looking for gifts for German lovers who would prefer to show their affection for Germany a bit more subtle, these fun Oktoberfest socks are the perfect alternative!
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