Are you looking for traditional Croatian gifts for Christmas? Or do you need cool Croatia gifts for a friend who will visit the country soon? Whatever your case, you will find 25 awesome Croatian gift ideas in today’s post! From authentic Croatian food to beautiful wall decor, there is something for everyone on this list.
Are you short on time?
Check out the editor’s top three Croatian gifts by budget.
- Large budget: Croatian language course (#4)
- Mid budget: Croatian wine (#16)
- Small budget: Croatian-themed coloring book for adults (#24)
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Croatian gifts for large budgets
#1 A trip to Croatia
If you have a large budget for this gift and you are looking for the very best gift for someone who is obsessed with Croatia, look no further.
The best gift is, of course, a trip to Croatia!
So check out Skyscanner and book a flight and hotel straight away. And if the recipient already has a flight booked to Croatia, check out Viator and book one of the fun activities. For example a day trip to the beautiful Plitvice Lakes or kayaking around Dubrovnik. There are tours for all types of travelers.
And lastly, if you are not sure when the recipient will be in Croatia, you can also opt for a Viator gift card (the Global Experiences Card). That way the recipient can pick a tour him or herself.
Or check out these 25 gift cards for travelers for more gift inspiration.
#2 Map of Croatia
Maps are great gifts for travelers, and it’s even better if it’s a map of the traveler’s favorite country. So for Croatia lovers, this geometric map of Croatia is the perfect gift!
For more Croatia gifts for the home, check out #6.
#3 Croatian-themed phone cases
Are you looking for Croatian gift ideas for people who are addicted to their phones?
Then one of the Croatian-themed phone cases from Zazzle is a great gift!
For example, this vintage wooden-style phone case with the flag of Croatia.
#4 Croatian language course
The best way to explore and experience a different country is by speaking the local language. So if you are looking for the best Croatian gifts for someone who loves Croatia, then a language course is one of the most beautiful (and practical) gifts you can get.
This complete Croatian (or Hrvatski) is a self-study book that will teach the recipient how to speak, read, and write Croatian up to level B2.
#5 Croatian food basket
Do you need traditional Croatian gifts for a foodie?
Then this food basket is a great gift idea.
It includes local products from Croatia such as garlic olive oil, lemon oil, olives, tapenade, and salt.
For more traditional Croatian gifts for foodies, check out #9.
#6 Wall art
Do you need more Croatian gift ideas for people’s homes?
Then wall art is a great gift idea.
This set of three panels of the Plitvice Lakes in Croatia is one of my favorite wall decorations, but check out Amazon to find over 5000 more options.
#7 Croatian-themed water bottle
With 73 different Croatian-themed water bottles on Zazzle, I am sure you can find one that the recipient will love!
#8 Croatian soccer jersey
Are you looking for Croatian gift ideas for soccer fans?
Then this jersey of the Croatian national soccer team is a great gift idea!
And even if the recipient is not a big soccer fan, it’s a beautiful shirt that can be used for all types of workouts.
Croatian gifts for mid budgets
#9 Croatian truffles
Some of the most delicious products from Croatia are white and black truffles. Truffles mainly grow in the Istrian region in Croatia and I can tell you from experience, that they are delicious!
So if you are looking for traditional Croatian gifts for foodies, this is by far the best gift. It’s also a great gift to pair with a Croatian cookbook (#14).
#10 Checkered socks
The Croatian checkerboard (the red and white checkered pattern) is the national symbol of the country.
So basically anything with the checkered pattern works for people who love Croatia. For example, this colorful pair of socks.
#11 Books about Croatia
Croatia: A history from the middle ages to the present day
This is one of the best Croatia gifts for people who are interested in history. And Croatia’s history is a rather turbulent one. But learning a country’s history is a great way to better understand its current culture and practices. Which makes this one of the best books for Croatia lovers.
The people we were before by Annabelle Thorpe
This is a beautiful novel set in Croatia in the early 1990s during the Yugoslav wars. It’s a book about friendship, love, and the cruelties of war and a great gift for someone who wants to learn more about Croatia’s history through a moving story.
Chasing a Croatian girl by Cody Mcclain Brown
This is a great book for people who love to learn more about Croatia and its culture in a light and funny way. This time there are no war stories, but just the story of an American man falling in love with a Croatian woman and moving to Croatia.
#12 Croatian spirits
Are you looking for traditional Croatian gifts for someone who loves alcohol?
Then authentic Croatian slivovitz (or plum brandy) is a great gift idea.
Slivovitz is made from damson plums and it’s a popular drink in Croatia. People often brew them at home, which is obviously the best Slivovitz, but you can also buy branded ones, such as the one by Badel.
#13 Croatian puzzle
This 2000-piece jigsaw puzzle of the beautiful Istrian town of Rovinj is a great gift idea for puzzle lovers!
#14 Croatian cookbook
The best Croatian cooking
Are you looking for Croatian gifts for people who love cooking? Then a Croatian cookbook is a great gift idea. This book contains over 200 traditional Croatian recipes from across the country. For more specific regions or recipes, check out the next two cookbooks.
Istria: Recipes and stories from the hidden heart of Italy, Slovenia, and Croatia
Istria is a beautiful part of Croatia, Italy, and Slovenia at the Adriatic Sea. And besides the beautiful landscapes, you will also find delicious local recipes which are bundled in this cookbook.
The Croatian seafood cookbook
With its connection to the Adriatic Sea, seafood makes up an important part of Croatian cuisine. And this cookbook collects the best traditional seafood recipes.
#15 Croatian-themed travel mug
This is one of the best Croatia gifts for people who love coffee and Split.
A travel mug with the skyline of Split.
And if the recipient doesn’t like Split, check out Zazzle for more Croatian-themed coffee mugs.
#16 Croatian wine
Croatia may not be the first country you think off when you’re thinking of wine, but Croatia actually produces a lot of delicious wines.
So if you are looking for Croatian gifts for wine lovers, this is the gift you need. I picked a red Bilo Idro Plavac wine, but you can also find Croatian whites or rosés.
#17 Croatia travel guides
DK Eyewitness Croatia
Are you looking for Croatia gifts for someone who will travel to Croatia soon? Then a travel guide is a great practical gift (if the recipient doesn’t have one yet). And DK Eyewitness is a beautiful visual guidebook for all sorts of travelers.
Lonely Planet Croatia
The 2022 edition of The Lonely Planet Croatia is one of the best Croatian gift ideas for budget travelers who are going to visit Croatia soon.
Fodor’s Essential Croatia is the last travel guide on this list and it’s a guide that is great for all types of travelers. It’s generally a bit more in-depth than the DK Eyewitness guides.
#18 Croatian-themed passport cover
Are you looking for Croatian gift ideas for someone who loves to travel?
Then a passport cover with a Croatia theme is a great practical gift.
Check out Zazzle for all 34 different options, or go for the one with the map and flag of Croatia.
Croatian gifts for small budgets
#19 Croatia travel journal
Travel journals are one of my favorite gifts for travelers who are going on a trip soon.
I always recommend travelers to keep a journal because there is so much happening when you’re traveling and if you don’t write it down, you will forget at least half of it. Which I think is a pity.
And having a journal that’s specific to the country you are visiting is even better. So if you are looking for the best Croatian gifts for travelers, a Croatian journal is perfect!
#20 Croatia gifts for her: necklace
Are you looking for unique Croatian gift ideas for women?
Then this pendant of the Croatian coat of arms is perfect! It’s a cute and elegant way to show her love for Croatia.
#21 Croatian-themed luggage tag
For more practical Croatian gift ideas for travelers, check out the 85 different Croatian-themed luggage tags on Zazzle.
And if you don’t feel like browsing through all these options, go for the luggage tag with “Croatia”.
#22 Croatian chocolate
Do you need Croatian gift ideas for a chocolate lover? (And let’s be honest, who doesn’t love chocolate?)
Then this box of traditional Croatian chocolate is perfect.
Kras is one of the most popular confectionary chocolate brands in Croatia. And particularly their Bajadera line.
Bajadera consists of two layers of milk chocolate with a creamy hazelnut layer in the middle.
#23 Croatian-themed tote bag
Do you need small Croatian gift ideas for someone who cares about the environment?
Then one of the 200+ Croatian-themed tote bags on Zazzle is a cool gift idea. I quite liked the one about the Croatian language, but there are plenty of options to choose from.
#24 Coloring book for adults
Another one of my new favorite gifts are coloring books for adults.
As I mentioned in my meditation gift guide, recent studies have shown that they can actually help adults to feel less stressed. Plus it’s a fun activity for adults too.
So what’s a better Croatian gift idea than a coloring book with a Croatia theme?
#25 Keychain in Croatian style
The last gift on this list is one of the funniest Croatian gift ideas for native Croatians.
It’s a keychain with the text “I’m not yelling, I’m Croatian”.
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Final note on Croatia gifts
Alright, these were the 25 best Croatian gifts. Are you still not sure which gift you should buy? Have a look at the editor’s top three by budget.