If you are looking for the best Bolivian gifts, you came to the right place. I will reveal my best tip straight away. If you have a large budget, a trip to Bolivia is by far the best gift idea. Now, don’t worry if that’s over your budget. You will find 24 more awesome Bolivia gifts on this list.
From cute souvenirs from Bolivia to beautiful home decor items. And from the best products of Bolivia to practical items for travelers. There is something for everyone on today’s list.
If you are short on time and you don’t want to scroll through the entire post. Here are my top three gifts from Bolivia by budget.
- Large budget: Alpacewool sweater (#2)
- Mid budget: Book about Bolivia’s notorious prison (#9)
- Small budget: Map of Bolivia (#19)
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Bolivian gifts for large budgets
#1 A trip to Bolivia
One of the best Bolivian gifts for people who love Bolivia is, of course, a trip to Bolivia.
So if you’ve got a large budget, head over to Skyscanner and book a ticket now!
Alternatively, you can check out the fun tours and activities in Bolivia on Viator. For example, day tours to the famous Uyuni Salt Flats which you can see in the photo.
And lastly, if you want to play it safe. You can also go for a Viator gift card (The Global Experiences Card), so the recipient can pick a date and tour him or herself.
For more travel-related gift cards, check out this list of the best gift cards for travelers!
#2 Alpacawool gifts: sweater
Peru may be famous for its alpacas. That doesn’t mean they’re the only country that produces alpaca wool. Bolivia is the second-largest producer of alpaca and llama wool. So if you are looking for traditional products of Bolivia, then anything made from Bolivian alpaca wool is perfect.
One example is this colorful sweater that is knit by Bolivian artisans. And what’s even better about this gift is that NOVICA is a fair-trade brand. Their artisans receive a fair wage and part of the profit is used to support local communities.
And that’s what makes this of the best Bolivian gifts for both the recipient and locals.
#3 Bolivian-themed water bottle
Bolivian-themed water bottles are the best souvenirs from Bolivia for sustainable travelers.
Because they can reuse these stainless steel bottles countless times, instead of buying a plastic bottle each time.
For someone who loves Sucre, the I love Sucre bottle is the best option. For other people, check out Zazzle.
#4 Chullo hat
Another great example of alpaca wool souvenirs from Bolivia is a chullo hat. It’s a typical Andean-style hat (you will also find it in other South American countries, such as Peru). Chullos are typically made from alpaca wool and have two earflaps to keep both the head and ears warm in the cold Andes.
#5 Souvenirs from Bolivia: Ametrine ring
Are you looking for the best products of Bolivia for women? Then this is the gift you need.
It’s a ring made from the national gemstone of Bolivia; the ametrine. It’s a beautiful stone that’s mostly mined in Bolivia. It can be purple, yellow, or orange. Some other names you can see for this stone are trystine and bolivianite.
Check out #11 for more Bolivia gifts for women.
#6 Bolivian-themed phone case
Are you looking for Bolivia gifts for someone who is obsessed with their phone? Then a Bolivian-themed phone case to protect their precious gadget is perfect.
I loved the phone case with the Inca-style print, but there are over 200 different phone cases you can choose from.
Oh, one thing you should know about Zazzle’s phone cases is that they only provide cases for iPhones and Samsungs.
#7 Map of Bolivia
Are you looking for the best Bolivian gifts for travel lovers?
Then a map of Bolivia is always a good idea.
I don’t know what it is with travelers, but they love maps. (That’s why I wrote the post with the 25 best world maps for travel lovers). So what’s better than a map of their favorite country?
I actually found two beautiful maps of Bolivia. Check out gift #19 for the second option.
The first option is an illustrated print of Bolivia that includes some of the major highlights. The map is available in A3, A4, and A5 sizes.
Bolivian gifts for mid budgets
#8 Bolivian gifts for travelers: passport cover
The Bolivian-themed passport covers on Zazzle are the best practical souvenirs from Bolivia for travelers. The cover will keep the recipient’s passport safe, and he (or she) will be reminded of his favorite country every time he uses his passport.
#9 Books about Bolivia
The Bolivia Reader: History, culture, politics
This is one of the best Bolivia gifts for people who are interested in history. The Bolivia Reader is part of the Latin America Reader series and they produce excellent in-depth books.
Marching powder: a true story of friendship, cocaine, and South America’s strangest jail
This book covers one of the most bizarre jails in Bolivia. It’s about two men who infiltrated the notorious San Pedro prison to capture the events. It’s a prison where rich criminals live in luxury, women, and children live with inmates, and cocaine is produced by the tons.
Bolivia: Photography coffee table book
Are you looking for Bolivia gifts for people who are into photography? Then this coffee table book with some of the most beautiful places in Bolivia is perfect.
#10 Bolivian-themed socks
These socks with hearts in the color of the Bolivian flag are perfect fun souvenirs from Bolivia!
You can find 19 different Bolivia-themed socks on Zazzle, but these heart socks were my favorites.
#11 Bolivia map necklace
Are you looking for more Bolivian gifts for women? Then a necklace is also a great gift idea. And what’s better than a necklace in the shape of her favorite country?
There are two beautiful options to choose from.
The first one is the map outline pendant on Amazon. And the second one is the map pendant with a heart on Esty.
#12 Bolivia travel guides
The Rough Guide to Bolivia
Are you looking for Bolivian gifts for someone who will travel to Bolivia soon? Then a guidebook is always a good idea. The Rough Guides are great guidebooks for travelers who love adventures.
Lonely Planet Bolivia
If you are looking for Bolivia gifts for budget travelers, then the Lonely Planet is the book you need.
Hiking and trekking around La Paz
This is one of the best Bolivian gifts for people who love hiking and being outdoors. The book covers the most beautiful hikes around La Paz. For example in Cotapata National Park, Choro, Coroico, and Palca Canyon.
#13 Bolivian coffee
If you are looking for the best souvenirs from Bolivia for people who love coffee, then these fresh coffee beans from Bolivia are perfect! It’s made from the arabica coffee plant and they have a sweet caramel flavor.
#14 Bolivia cap
Are you looking for souvenirs from Bolivia for people who can’t get enough of the country? Then this cap that expresses exactly how the recipient feels, is a great gift.
The cap is available in 10 different colors, so you can find one that men and women will love.
#15 Bolivia jigsaw puzzle
Are you looking for the best Bolivian gifts for people who love jigsaw puzzles?
Then this 1000-piece puzzle of the famous Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia is perfect.
#16 Bolivian cookbooks
Taste of Bolivian cuisine
Are you looking for Bolivian gifts for people who love Bolivian food? Then a cookbook to teach how to prepare Bolivian meals at home is the best gift. Taste of Bolivian cuisine is the best cookbook for eReaders and kindles.
Gran Cocina Latina: the food of Latin America
This is one of the best Bolivia gifts for people who love Latin American food. The book includes 500 recipes from different Latin American countries, including Bolivia.
#17 Bolivia shirt
This Bolivian heartbeat shirt is a great gift for someone whose heart beats for Bolivia.
They have different kinds of shirts available and you can choose from seven different colors.
#18 Bolivian-themed travel mug
Do you need more Bolivian gifts for coffee lovers? Then a travel mug in Bolivia style is perfect!
You can find over 80 different options on Zazzle. Or simply go for the travel mug with a photo of La Paz.
Bolivian gifts for small budgets
#19 Watercolor map of Bolivia
If you are looking for smaller maps of Bolivia, then this watercolor print is perfect!
I love the colorful design and it’s available in four different sizes. The smallest one starts at 5 by 7 inches (around 13 by 18 cm). And the largest option is 13 by 19 inches (around 33 by 48 cm).
Personally, this is my favorite of the two Bolivian maps.
#20 Bolivian-themed luggage tag
Another example of practical souvenirs from Bolivia is one of the Bolivian-themed luggage tags on Zazzle. You can choose from 59 different designs. Or go for this cute one with llamas.
#21 Bolivia travel journal
Are you looking for the best Bolivian gifts for someone who is traveling to Bolivia soon? Then something practical which they can take on their trip is the best gift.
A travel journal is a great example of a practical item that travelers take on a trip. And what’s a greater gift than a journal that’s specific to the country they are going to visit?
#22 Bolivia travel poster
This is one of the best Bolivian gifts for people who want to bring Bolivia to their home; a vintage travel poster of Bolivia.
It’s a great gift idea for people who can’t travel to Bolivia now. But for more beautiful Bolivia gifts for people who want to bring Bolivia to their homes, check out the next gift.
#23 Bolivia wall art
This poster of Bolivia is another one of the great Bolivian gifts for people’s homes.
The poster is available in eleven different sizes, from 5 by 7 inches to 24 by 36 inches (61 by 91 cm).
#24 Bolivian-themed tote bag
Tote bags are another example of great Bolivia gifts for sustainable travelers. If you buy one of the 161 Bolivian-themed tote bags on Zazzle, of course!
For people who love La Paz the bag with the heart and La Paz is perfect!
#25 Souvenirs from Bolivia: keychain
This cute owl is one of the best small souvenirs from Bolivia. It barely weighs anything which makes it easy for travelers to bring on a trip. And the flag of Bolivia will remind the recipient of his or her favorite country.
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Final note on Bolivia gifts
Alright, thank you for checking this post and reading all the way to the end! If you still don’t know which gift to buy, have a look at the editor’s top 3 gifts by budget. Perhaps you could use that for inspiration.