Do you need to find the best Turkish gift for your friend or relative who is obsessed with Turkey? And when I say Turkey gifts, I am referring to the country, not the bird. I collected the 25 best gifts for Turkish friends, family, or people who love Turkey. From Turkish delight gifts to other Turkish food gifts, to original gifts from Turkey.
With 25 unique Turkey gifts to choose from, I am sure you will find something for the Turkey lover in your life!
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Turkish gifts for large budgets
#1 Turkish gifts: books
Books about the country they love are the best gifts for people who love reading. And that is why I selected the best books about Turkey for you to give.
- Fragments of Culture: The Everyday of Modern Turkey. Great books for people who are interested in the present-day culture of Turkey, from humor to language to music and movies, they will learn about all the cultural aspect of Turkey.
- Tales From The Expat Harem: Foreign Women in Modern Turkey. This is a great book for women who are thinking about moving to Turkey, they will learn about all the ins and outs from other women who did just that.
- The Turks: The Central Asian Civilization That Bridged The East And The West For Over Two Millennia. A book about the history of Turkey and their relations with the east and the west.
- Istanbul: The Imperial City. For people who love Istanbul and who are interested in the rich history of the city, specifically during the Ottoman period, this is the best book.
#2 Turkish coffee maker
If you have also seen other gift guides on this site, this coffee maker may look familiar to you. And that is because the traditional Turkish coffee maker is also often used in other countries such as Greece and Egypt.
But that doesn’t mean it’s not a great gift from Turkey!
For people who love a strong Turkish coffee, being able to serve in a traditional coffee maker (an ibrik) is one of the best gifts you can get them! And what’s cool about this particular set is that it comes with traditional Turkish cups and plates, so they can even serve it the way it’s supposed to!
If the person you are getting this gift for is not really fond of the Turkish serving style, you can also order just the ibrik, without the cups.
No worries if this gift is a bit over your budget, but you still want to give something related to Turkish coffee. Check out #25 on this list!
For general travel gifts for coffee lovers, head over to my coffee gift guide.
#3 Turkish food gifts: baklava
Which Turkey lover doesn’t love all the delicious Turkish pastries?
And one of the most popular Turkish pastries is baklava.
Give them a taste of Turkey with this gift box of original Turkish pistachio baklava!
#4 Turkish gifts: evil eye jewelry
The evil eye is a common theme in different countries including Turkey, it is believed to keep the bad energy away. So it’s quite a thoughtful and caring Turkish gift.
Personally, I like the design of this necklace from Not On The High Street, because it’s a bit more subtle.
#5 Turkish food gifts: mezze server
Mezes (appetizers or small dishes) are very popular dishes in turkey. It creates a great environment for sharing food, chatting, and spending time with friends and family. And that’s why Turkish Mezze servers are great gifts for Turkish friends or family, who enjoy hosting meze parties themselves! With this cute plate, they can finish the Turkish-themed party in style.
If you are not sure whether they are already cable of preparing mezes as delicious as the Turks would check out #16 on this list to give them a little help!
#6 Gifts from Turkey: chandelier
This Turkish/ Moroccan chandelier is a great gift for people who love the Turkish colorful style!
#7 Turkish delight gifts set
Of course, I can’t make a list of Turkish gifts without including the number one sweet from Turkey!
This highly sugary, but delicious treat is probably the most well-known food from Turkey (which makes sense because it’s even named after the country it’s from).
This set of three boxes is the preferred Turkish delight gifts set for people who can’t decide on which flavor they want. It includes Rose & Lemon, Mixed Nut, and a box with mixed flavors.
As I already mentioned, it’s a highly sugary treat, so if you are worried about someone’s health, you may want to check out the Sugar-Free alternative from the Ethical Superstore.
#8 A testi pot
If you are looking for gifts from Turkey for people who love cooking, this Testi pot is the best gift!
It will allow them to prepare the real slow-cooked dishes as they would have in the region of Cappadocia. The Testi kebab is the most famous dish made in these pots, but there are other delicious meals that can be prepared in it too.
#9 Turkish language course
Language courses and books are great Turkey gifts for die-hard Turkey fans or people who would love to move there.
If they are already familiar with the basics of the language you could opt for a book, such as The Delights of Learning Turkish: A Self-Study Course Book For Learners Of Turkish.
If you have more money to spend on the gift, you may want to get a complete online language course, such as this one on Udemy.
#10 Tradition rug gifts from Turkey
Rugs are also cool Turkey gifts to decorate their home in the Turkish style. That is if you pick a Turkish rug of course.
#11 Raki gift set
The classic strong locally produced liquor in Turkey is raki. It has a strong anise taste, you either like it or hate it. So if you know they love it, get a gift set of Raki and two glasses!
#12 Turkish inspired shirt
If you are looking for cute small Turkish gifts, this shirt with the evil eye is a great idea.
Turkish gifts for mid-budgets
#13 Hammam beach towel
If you are looking for Turkish gifts for travelers a Turkish hammam beach towel is the perfect gift! Hammam towels are super light, they dry fast, and I personally prefer to use those as beach towels over the classic microfiber travel towels.
#14 Turkey gifts: vintage maps
If you are looking for a cool gift they can use to decorate their homes in the Turkish theme, a map of Turkey can be a great idea.
There are plenty of different map styles you can choose from. I liked this vintage style of the 1841 map of Turkey.
If you would rather get a map of the world, check out my world map guide!
#15 Turkey travel books
Are you looking for Turkish gifts for someone who is going to travel to Turkey? Then travel books are a great option. Even if they are seasoned Turkey travelers, you may be able to find a book about a region they haven’t visited yet. And travel books will always be able to teach them something new about the country they love so much.
I selected a few of the best travel books.
- Fodor’s Travel: Essential Turkey. A great and in-depth travel guide for all types of travelers
- Lonely Planet’s Turkey country guide. Lonely Planets are great for budget and mid-range travelers.
- Eyewitness Travel: Turkey. Eyewitness travel books are particularly famous for their stunning photography!
- Rick Steves: Istanbul. Perfect for people who would love to explore the interesting and beautiful Istanbul!
#16 Turkish cookbooks
If you can’t take them to Turkey and you don’t have gifts from Turkey to give, then bring Turkey to them with these Turkish cookbooks!
Plus with these Turkish cookbooks, they can make traditional Turkish meals to serve in their mezze gift set!
To give you an idea of the wide selection of Turkish cookbooks, here are a few.
- Turkish Bakery Delight. Perfect for people who enjoy baking and who would love to make all those sweet Turkish pastries themselves.
- The Turkish Cookbook. This book includes 550 recipes from across Turkey.
- The Sultan’s Kitchen. A cheaper alternative filled with traditional Turkish recipes
- Vegan Meets Turkish Kitchen. It may come as a surprise, but this book is perfect for vegans who do love the Turkish kitchen.
- A Turkish Cookbook for Beginners: Delicious Turkish Cooking in Only Minutes. A great cookbook for people who not very advanced in the kitchen or in Turkish cuisine.
#17 Turkish style clutch
This cute Turkish-style clutch is perfect for fashionistas who love Turkey or Turkish designs.
#18 Turkish themed passport cover
If you are looking for the best Turkey gifts for travelers, a passport cover in the style of Istanbul is a very practical gift. They will take their passports anyways and having a holder to protect it from water and other forces will come in very handy during any trip.
If you would prefer a different design, check out the other options on Zazzle. Though let me warn you that searching for Turkey passport holders will also lead to many holders with the bird rather than something related to the country.
#19 Turkish travel mug
Another practical travel gift for Turkey lovers is this travel mug with a Turkish rug design. Travel mugs are very useful for travelers who want to reduce their plastic waste because it saves a disposable cup every time they order a coffee or tea to go.
For different Turkish designs, check out Zazzle.
#20 Turkish gifts: socks
These socks with a Turkish design are fun, small, and easy Turkey gifts for travelers.
#21 Turkish rug style tote bag
If you can’t get an actual rug as a gift, but you do like the design of the rugs. Check out this cute tote bag. It’s small and light which makes it a lot easier for travelers to take with them on a trip (especially compared to the rug).
Turkish gifts for small budgets
#22 Turkey travel journal
Travel journals are always good gifts for travelers because they will help them to remember all the great things that happened during their trips! But an even better gift is a travel journal specifically for the country they love.
And that is why this Turkey travel journal is the best gift for people who love Turkey.
#23 Turkish hammam gift set
A Turkish hammam treatment is a famous and relaxing spa and beauty treatment even outside of Turkey. Why not go for an original gift from Turkey for them to treat themselves?
This Turkish hammam mitt is the perfect gift for that.
#24 Turkish tea
Besides coffee, tea is also a very popular drink in Turkey. If you are looking for original gifts from Turkey for tea lovers, I can highly recommend this metal can with organic loose leaves Turkish tea.
Alternatively, check out my tea gifts guide for more unique gifts for tea lovers.
#25 Turkish coffee
This is a cheaper alternative for people who love Turkish coffee, real roasted and ground coffee from Turkey!
For a real Turkish coffee experience, they would also need the coffee maker I mentioned earlier, but even if they don’t have the Ibrik.
If you do have a bit of extra money to spend on the gift and you would also like to add more Turkish flavor to the coffee, check out the coffee gift set on Not On The High Street.
Besides ground coffee it also comes with cinnamon and cardamom spice drops, to add that extra Turkish flavor.
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Alright, these were the 25 gifts from Turkey for the real Turkey lovers! Don’t forget to save the post for the next time you need Turkish gifts for friends or family.
And don’t forget you can always shoot me a message if you would like someone to brainstorm with you about the best gift!