25 Unique Belgium Gifts Beyond Belgian Chocolate

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Colorful houses in Burges, Belgium

Welcome to the land of waffles, world-class chocolate, and, of course, delicious beer. But what if I told you that Belgium gifts go way further than just these classics? As a lucky neighbor who grew up just two hours away from the Belgium border, I’ve had the chance to explore the less-trodden paths of this small country. And today I will let you in on the secret to finding the best gifts and souvenirs from Belgium!

I’ve rounded up 25 unique gift ideas that’ll have you rethinking the typical souvenir game. These aren’t your run-of-the-mill, tourist trap finds. So, whether you’re scouting for a gift for a Belgian at heart or just want to treat yourself to a slice of Belgium, stick around. You’re about to discover some seriously awesome treasures to bring back from your Belgian adventure!

Are you short on time? Check out the editor’s top three gifts by budget.

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#1 DIY Belgian beer gifts

A wall made from beer cans and that spell the word "beer"
Beer wall art in Bruges, Belgium

I know, I know. I said I would give a list of 25 unique gifts from Belgium beyond beer and chocolate. But come on! I had to include something beer-related when talking about Belgium gifts.

Plus, this DIY Belgian tripel kit does go beyond the Belgian beer gifts, because they actually get to make their own tripel (a popular style from Belgium)!

And no worries, the kit is enough for five gallons of beer, so I am sure there will be a bit left for you to try as well!

#2 Belgium-themed alcohol dispenser

Alcohol dispenser of a statue of a boy who is urinating
Manneke Pis alcohol dispenser

This is probably one of the most random Belgium gifts on this list. But then again, one of the most famous tourist sights in Belgium is also a very random statue, so it makes perfect sense.

It’s an alcohol dispenser in the shape of the famous Manneke Pis (Bonny Boy) statue.

In case you are wondering why a little boy urinating is something typical Belgian and whether it’s acceptable to urinate wherever you please in Belgium, it’s not.

But allow me to explain.

Manneke Pis is a famous statue in Brussels, so that’s why you may find more Belgium souvenirs like this. Though, I think this alcohol dispenser is a rather unique one, and by far the best.

#3 Belgian waffle maker

A belgian waffle maker
Belgium waffle maker

Whether you are looking for Belgian gifts for locals or for travelers who simply love Belgium, a waffle maker will make you both happy!

In fact, a waffle maker will also make non-Belgium lovers happy because you get to make delicious Belgium waffles!

And perhaps if you are nice, they might even make one for you!

#4 Hoodie

Sweatshirt with Belgium
Photo courtesy of Gyopos

Are you looking for fun gifts for someone to show their love for Belgium and stay warm?

Then check out the hoodies on Etsy!

I quite liked this brown oversized one.

#5 Belgian-themed jigsaw puzzles

A box of a jigsaw puzzle from Bruges in Belgium
Bruges jigsaw puzzle

Jigsaw puzzles are a great way to pass the time while also practicing your problem-solving skills. And now you can even get them to work on their skills while also looking at their favorite country!

There are various Belgian-themed jigsaw puzzles, I actually have one from Bruges (probably the most picturesque city in the whole of Belgium). You find a similar one on Zazzle here.

And no worries if the person you are getting this gift for is great with puzzles. The puzzle is available in 1014 pieces as well!

#6 Belgium gifts for Jacques Brel lovers

Photo courtesy of Red Bubble

If you are looking for the perfect Belgium gifts for people who simply love Belgium music and in particular Jacques Brel, I found it!

Check out this cool Brel shirt, that comes in different sizes and models, so you can pick one that matches their style!

Oh, who is Jacques Brel? Well, you probably already guessed it, but he is a famous Belgian singer and musician from the sixties.

#7 Belgium-themed flask

Photo courtesy of Zazzle

This Belgium-themed flask is the perfect gift for people who love Belgium (but that’s why you’re on this page, so we can check that box), for people who love their drinks, and for people who are often traveling, hiking, or skiing and love to bring a bit a strong drink to stay warm!

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#8 Belgian chocolate gifts

Godiva chocolate box from Belgium
Photo courtesy of Amazon

Yes, Belgian chocolate gifts may not be the most unique Belgium souvenir you can think of, I’ll admit. But everyone who loves Belgium loves their chocolate too! And that is exactly why this is such a great gift!

So if you are looking for the best gifts for chocolate lovers, these praline Belgian chocolate gifts are exactly what you need.

#9 Belgium beer cap map

Belgium map with beer caps
Belgium map with beer caps

You wanted unique Belgian beer gifts, right? Well, I hope this Belgium map with beer caps matched your expectations.

The map looks super cool in their home, plus they get to fill it every time they open a bottle of beer. In other words, you are giving them a legitimate reason to be drinking beer. Because they have to decorate their home.

#10 Geometric Belgium wall art

Photo courtesy of Lasaris

Are you looking for Belgian gifts for someone who is obsessed with Belgium or a Belgian who moved abroad? Then this cool geometric map of Belgium is the perfect gift to decorate their homes!

The map comes in thirteen different colors, from black to green, you pick whichever matches their home. And no worries if you think this map is a bit too large for their home, it comes in the sizes S, M, and L, so you adjust to their preferences!

#11 Belgian map coasters

Photo courtesy of Daisy Mae Designs Shop

Are you looking for the perfect gift for someone who loves all things Belgium? Look no further than these Belgium map coasters! This practical and quirky item has so many reasons to make it the ultimate gift for the Belgium enthusiast in your life.

First of all, it’s a practical gift to keep their tables clean. Second, it’s a reminder of all their fun memories of Belgium; Every time they use the coaster, they’ll be transported back to the joys of their last trip to Belgium or daydreaming about their future travels.

Third, it’s educational; They’ll be able to brush up on their geography skills and impress their friends with their knowledge of Belgian provinces and landmarks. And lastly, it’s a unique gift: No one else will have thought to gift a coaster of Belgium. This original gift will make them feel special and loved.

#12 Belgian beer gifts scratch map

Belgium beer scratch map
Belgium beer scratch map

Alright, I promise, this is the last of the Belgium beer gift! But I just thought this Belgium beer scratch map was one of the coolest gifts you can get for someone who loves Belgium, traveling, and beer. So I had to include it!

The map displays some of the major breweries and beers in Belgium. So in case, they needed any inspiration on where to go next in Belgium, perhaps this map can help!

#13 Books about Belgium

What did you do in the war sister? book
What did you do in the war sister?

Are you looking for Belgium gifts for someone who loves to read? Then I’ve selected a few awesome book options for you.

#14 Belgium guidebooks

Fodor's Essential Belgium travel guide
Fodor’s Essential Belgium

Of course, this list of Belgium gifts cannot miss a guidebook to visiting Belgium. And Fodor’s Essential Belgium was recently updated to include all the latest information about opening hours, costs, and more.

For backpackers and budget travelers, the Lonely Planet is a better alternative. They don’t have one that’s solely about Belgium, so you will get Luxembourg as a bonus in this Lonely Planet guidebook.

Guidebooks are always good gifts for people who are going to visit a certain country or who already fell in love with the country because the book will always be able to show them places they haven’t seen before!

Alternatively, you could get someone who is going to move to Belgium this survival guide to customs and etiquette in Belgium, so they will arrive fully prepared!

#15 Belgian city map posters

Map of Antwerp
Map of Antwerp

Do you know which city in Belgium your recipient is from, or which they absolutely loved? Then you can get these cool city map prints wall art!

You can get the maps of:

#16 Belgium-themed travel mug

Travel mug with a colorful skyline of Brussels
Photo courtesy of Zazzle

City map posters are not the most useful Belgium gifts for people who are going to travel. So for them, you may want to get a travel mug in Belgium style, such as this one with the Brussels skyline.

Or check out Zazzle for more options.

If you are looking for more coffee-related gifts, check out these 25 coffee gifts!

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#17 Belgian-themed tote bags

Photo courtesy of Zazzle

Not all the items on this list make great gifts for Belgians who are going to travel, but this tote bag is an exception to that!

Tote bags are the easiest gift for travelers because they don’t take up much space or weight and they are super useful. And a big plus is the fact that they also save a lot of single-use plastic bags. Which in turn, is something the environment and sustainable travelers will like! (Check out these 25 sustainable travel gifts for more eco-friendly gift ideas).

#18 Belgian beer gifts

Bottle of Leffe
Photo courtesy of Drizly

The good thing about Belgian beer gifts is that there is so much choice, and it’s (almost) all delicious. Such as Leffe Blond, which is honestly one of my favorite Belgium beers.

Though if a Blond, is not what your recipient likes, then check out Drizly for all the other options.

#19 Belgian gifts: Keychain

Photo courtesy of Zazzle

Keychains are another one of those super easy gifts for Belgians who are going to travel! Just as the tote bags, they are small and light. Plus they also serve as a small reminder of the place they are from or the place they love!

So check out this cute Belgium Keychain. Or if you are looking for Belgium beer gifts, this cute I beer Belgium keychain might be the better option. Or just check out Amazon for more inspiration.

#20 Belgian gifts: cookbooks

The Taste of Belgium Book
The Taste of Belgium Book

People who love Belgium and miss Belgian food will surely love any Belgian-themed cookbooks!

You can go for a classic cookbook that includes an overview of many different delicious recipes such as “The Taste of Belgium”. Or a cookbook that also includes delicious waffles to help with their waffle maker, such as “Belgian Style recipes”.

Or the Everybody Eats Well In Belgium cookbook.

#21 Beer-cheese

A cheese made from Belgium beer
Photo courtesy of iGourmet

Belgium’s love for beer is no secret. In fact, they adore it so much, that they’ve even infused it into cheese!

Yes, you read that right! I guess the Belgians just wanted more for the times when beer in a glass wasn’t enough. So they thought why not eat it in your cheese? 

This unique Belgian cheese combines Trappist-style cheese with a quadrupel beer. It’s like a beer and cheese party in every bite! Perfect for elevating their grilled cheese game, or adding a hoppy twist to mac and cheese.

#22 Brussel skyline poster

Photo courtesy of Zazzle

Belgium may not be famous for its enormous skylines, but that doesn’t mean it’s not pretty.

Check out this Brussels skyline poster to decide for yourself!

I think it makes a pretty cool gift for Belgium lovers at their homes!

#23 Belgian gifts: socks

Socks with flag of Belgium
Socks with flag of Belgium

I think socks or one of the most underrated gifts for travelers, especially if they reflect a country the person loves! And that is exactly why I included these Belgium-inspired socks on this list of Belgium gift ideas!

Socks are easy to take when traveling, plus it’s a great subtle way of wearing something from your home country or a country you love, without making it incredibly obvious.

Some people enjoy walking around with “I love Brussels shirts”, whereas others prefer subtle items, such as these cute socks.

#24 Belgium soccer gifts: Red devils

Red devil scarf
Red devil scarf

Soccer is big in Europe, including in Belgium. The national team of Belgium is called the red devils, so if you are looking for gifts for soccer fans, get them something red devil-related, such as this scarf. If you have a larger budget, the national shirt is also a great gift.

#25 Belgium travel journal

Belgium-themed travel journal
Belgium-themed travel journal

Are you looking for the best Belgian gifts for someone who is going to travel to Belgium soon? Then this travel journal specially made for Belgium is the gift you are looking for!

The journal is a good combination of structured pages for checklists and itineraries and blank pages for travelers to write their own experiences.

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Belgium gift guide with six images of gift ideas; a map, chocolate, Tournay board game, a book, DIY beer kit, and a waffle maker

Final note on these gifts from Belgium

These were all 25 gifts from Belgium, that went beyond your typical Belgian beer gifts (alright, I admit, I may have included a few Belgian beer gifts, but in my defense, they were pretty cool and unique). Anyways, check out the editor’s top 3 if you need more inspiration, or shoot me a message if you want to brainstorm together!

AUTHOR

Hi, I’m Lara, a 30-year-old travel-lover (but who’s not these days?). I love reading, puzzling, world-heritage sites, researching, and making lists, which comes in quite handy when you’re making lists of travel gift ideas!