Whether you are looking for the best Norwegian gifts for Christmas or for fun Norway gifts for a Norwegian friend, you came to the right place! In today’s post, you will find 25 awesome Norwegian gift ideas. From fun books and home decorative items to practical Norwegian-themed gifts for travelers. There is something for everyone.
Do you want a shortcut to the best Norwegian gift ideas? Here are the editor’s top three gifts by budget:
- Large budget: Norwegian sweater (#2)
- Mid budget: Norwegian brown cheese (#11)
- Small budget: Vintage map of Norway (#22)
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Norwegian gifts for large budgets
#1 A trip to Norway
If you are looking for the best Norwegian gifts for people who are obsessed with Norway, look no further.
A trip to this beautiful Nordic country is by far the best gift you can get.
Of course, you would need a rather large budget, but even if you have a smaller budget, you can still find cool (and affordable) tours in Norway, on Viator. For example, a fjord sightseeing cruise from Oslo.
Alternatively, you could also buy a Viator gift card (called a Global Experiences Card), so the recipient can pick a tour themselves.
But if you really want to make this the best Norwegian gift, then go to Skyscanner and book a flight straight away!
#2 Norwegian sweater
Are you looking for authentic Norwegian gifts for Christmas?
Then a typical Norwegian sweater from a Norwegian brand is the perfect gift.
Dale of Norway is a high-class brand when it comes to Norwegian winterwear. You can find beautifully printed sweaters for men, women, and children. So definitely check out the website, or have a look on Amazon where their sweaters are also available.
#3 Norwegian outdoor clothing brands
As you would expect from a country that basically looks like any outdoor lover’s heaven, Norway is home to many great outdoor clothing brands.
One of those brands is Helly Hansen, a brand that was established back in 1877. They’ve quite some years of experience which they’ve used to produce outstanding outdoor clothing
One of those items is this man’s rain jacket. But definitely check out the website for more items. Or have a look at Amazon where you can also buy Helly Hansen products.
For more excellent Norwegian outdoor brands, check out the next gift.
#4 Merino wool thermal shirt
Temperatures may drop to as low as minus 20 degrees Celsius (minus 4 Fahrenheit) in certain areas of Norway. So of course, there are plenty of great brands that help the Norwegians to stay warm. And one of the most popular ones is Kari Traa.
Kari Traa produces colorful thermal shits to keep the Norwegian warm during winter or when they’re going skiing (which they love).
So if you are looking for Norway gifts for someone who could use something to stay warm, check out the beautifully designed thermal shirts at Kari Traa. (They are almost too beautiful to be worn under your clothes.)
#5 Jigsaw puzzle of a Norwegian fjord
This is one of the best Norwegian gifts for people who love laying jigsaw puzzles.
It’s a 1000-piece puzzle of one of the thousand beautiful fjords in Norway.
#6 Bottle of aquavit
Are you looking for Norwegian gift ideas for people who love a drink (or two)?
Then a bottle of the famous Norwegian Aquavit is a great idea.
Aquavit is a type of spirit from Norway that is made from grain or potatoes. It’s a very typical drink in other Scandinavian countries too.
#7 Norwegian waffle maker
If you are looking for the best Norwegian gift ideas for people who love baking, then a Norwegian krumkake maker is the gift you need.
Krumkake is a type of Norwegian waffle that looks a bit like Italian pizzelle. It’s a cookie with a beautiful flowered pattern. And to create this pattern, you need a special waffle maker.
If you want to go for traditional Norwegian gifts, then you should definitely go for the traditional iron krumkake maker. But if the recipient prefers to keep it simple, the electric version is the better option.
Norwegian gifts for mid budgets
#8 Norwegian language course
A Norwegian language course is a great gift for someone who recently moved to Norway and who would love to blend in. Or for someone who is dating a Norwegian and who would love to speak their lover’s local language.
There are two types of courses you can gift.
The first one is the complete Norwegian course on Amazon. It’s a teach-yourself coursebook, so it’s great for people who are self-motivated and who learn best from books.
The second option is for visual learners, and that’s an online course from Udemy. This online course guides students through the course via videos.
#9 Viking-related gifts
Of course, I couldn’t make a list of Norwegian gifts without including something related to the Vikings. It’s such a large part of Norwegian history, and one of the most typical souvenirs from Norway.
In this case, I selected a Viking-style beard grooming kit, which is a great Norwegian gift for men.
#10 Norwegian cookbooks
Authentic Norwegian cooking: traditional Scandinavian cooking made easy
Cookbooks are great Norwegian gift ideas for foodies who love cooking. And this authentic Norwegian cooking book includes all traditional Norwegian dishes.
North wild kitchen: home cooking from the heart of Norway
This cookbook does not only include delicious traditional Norwegian recipes but also amazing photographs of the landscape.
Norwegian cakes and cookies: Scandinavian sweets made simple
This is one of the best Norwegian gifts for people who love baking and Norwegian sweets. The book includes delicious cake, cookie, and pie recipes.
#11 Norwegian brown cheese
Are you looking for authentic Norway gifts for foodies? And more specifically, for foodies who love cheese?
Then a package of Norwegian brown cheese is the perfect gift.
This brown cheese is a gjetost, which is made from goat’s cheese.
Brown cheese or brunost, is made from whey (a by-product of cheese), so technically it’s not a cheese. And before you give this to a cheese lover, you should also warn them that it doesn’t actually taste like cheese either. Brunost has a sweet and caramel taste. But because it’s produced by cheese farmers and handled and cut like regular cheese, it’s still considered cheese.
Anyway, it’s one of the most iconic foods from Norway and thus one of the most traditional Norway gifts. Though, check out the next gift for another typical Norwegian food gift.
#12 Norwegian chocolate gift
This is another one of the great Norwegian gifts for foodies. This time, it’s perfect for chocolate lovers.
Freia is the most popular chocolate brand in Norway. So if the recipient misses Norwegian sweets, then a Freia chocolate bar will surely cheer them up!
#13 Norway travel guides
Fodor’s Essential Norway
If you are looking for Norway gifts for someone who will travel to Norway soon, travel guides are perfect. And Fodor’s Travel books are great in-depth guides that work for all types of travelers.
Lonely Planet Norway
Norway is typically known as an expensive country to live in and travel around. But with the Lonely Planet, it’s even accessible for budget travelers.
Hiking in Norway- South: The 10 best multi-day treks
Norway is a hiker’s paradise. So if you need Norwegian gifts for someone who loves walking, this book with the best multi-day treks in the south of Norway is perfect.
#14 Norwegian-style headband
This is one of the great Norway gifts for people who are going skiing or who live in cold areas; a headband by the great Norwegian brand Dale of Norway (check out #2 for more cool Dale of Norway gifts).
#15 Norwegian-themed passport cover
Passport covers are great practical Norwegian-themed gifts for travel lovers. If you pick one of the nearly 50 different options on Zazzle, of course!
#16 Retro travel poster of Norway
The Norwegian-themed wall art options on Amazon are great Norwegian gift ideas for someone who misses Norway and who wants to bring a bit of Norway to his or her home.
I quite like this retro poster of the railway between Oslo and Bergen, but really, you can find all sorts of prints and posters on Amazon.
#17 Norwegian-themed travel mug
If you are looking for Norwegian-themed gifts for coffee lovers, one of the 381 different Norway-themed travel mugs on Zazzle will do.
I quite like the one with the map of Norway and a heart, but definitely check out Zazzle for more options.
#18 Books about Norway
The 100 unwritten Norwegian social laws
This is one of the best Norwegian gifts for someone who moved to Norway or who is dating a Norwegian. This book is a fun way for them to blend in and learn more about Norwegian social rules.
A modern family by Helga Flatland
This is a beautiful novel about a Norwegian family and their family drama. Even though the book is partly set in Rome, it’s an entertaining way to be introduced to Norwegian family life.
History of Norway
If you are looking for Norwegian gifts for history buffs, this is the gift you need. A book that covers everything from the Viking era to present-day Norway.
Norwegian gifts for small budgets
#19 Norway coloring book for adults
This coloring book for adults is filled with typical Norwegian patterns and is one of the best Norwegian-themed gifts for busy people.
I also described this in my meditation gift guide, but coloring books for adults help to release stress and anxiety. And thus, make great gifts for busy people.
#20 Norwegian-themed luggage tag
Another example of practical Norwegian-themed gifts for travelers are luggage tags. You can find plenty of options on Zazzle, or go for the Oslo skyline luggage tag for someone who loves Oslo.
#21 Warm Norwegian socks
These socks are great Norwegian-themed gifts for people who are always cold. These Norwegian-print socks will keep them warm anywhere.
#22 Vintage map of Norway
Are you looking for Norwegian gifts for people who love history and who miss Norway?
Then this vintage map of Scandinavia is a great way to decorate their home and cheer them up!
For more map ideas, check out these 25 beautiful world maps.
#23 More Norwegian-themed gifts: tote bags
Tote bags are great Norwegian-themed gifts for sustainable travelers. There are many different designs available on Zazzle. Or if you don’t feel like browsing through all the options, you can also go for the one with the flag and “Skal!”, which means “cheers” in Norwegian.
#24 Norwegian Rosemaling print gifts
Rosemaling is a traditional Norwegian decorative art form. It dates back to the 17th and 18th century where this art form truly flourished and spread around the world.
Typically, it includes flowers and it can be painted on anything. From wooden crafts to things such as this mouse pad.
#25 Hiking Norway logbook
Are you looking for Norwegian gifts for people who love walking? Then this logbook to keep track of all the hikes they’ve done in Norway is perfect.
The pages include space for them to log the distance, altitude, water sources, location, and more.
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Final note on Norway gifts
Thank you for checking out this site! And if you need more inspiration for the best Norwegian gift ideas, have a look at the editor’s pick again.