The Ultimate Danish Gift Guide: 25 Ideas for Every Occasion

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Are you looking for Danish gift ideas for Christmas? Or do you just need gifts for someone who is obsessed with Denmark? You came to the right place! We’ve scoured the land of Vikings, delicious pastries, and whimsical fairy tales to bring you the crème de la crème of Denmark gift ideas. Whether you’re shopping for a friend’s birthday, a special anniversary, or just want to treat yourself to a dose of Danish delight (hey, we don’t judge), we’ve got you covered. From Danish design, hygge-infused treasures, and quirky finds that will leave you saying, “Tak!” your loved ones saying, “Skål!”

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#1 Danish sweets

A gift box with licorice from Denmark
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Are you looking for Danish gifts for a foodie?

And specifically a foodie with a sweet tooth?

Then you’re in good luck!

There are plenty of delicious sweets from Denmark.

The first one is a super popular candy in many Scandinavian countries and comes in a super cute gift box too; licorice. Though to be honest, I’ve never understood why people love licorice. But it’s immensely popular in Denmark and The Netherlands (where I am from), making it a great gift from Denmark for everyone who misses Danish food.

The second option is probably the most typical cookie tin I know. But this time, the tin is actually filled with actual Danish butter cookies, instead of with something random that’s not edible.


#2 LEGO gifts

London skyline LEGO
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Are you looking for gifts from Denmark for kids or adults who love building?

Then anything from LEGO is perfect.

It’s probably the most well-known brand from Denmark, and you will find LEGO-themed souvenirs everywhere.


#3 Hoptimist bumble

Hoptimist a small red plastic toy that wobbles
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This funny red little fella is one of the most typical gifts from Denmark. It’s called a hoptimist and it’s the Danish symbol of happiness. Mainly because when you touch its head the toy bobbles and it looks as if it’s laughing.

I can imagine that for an outsider this plastic toy doesn’t seem like a great gift. But trust me, they’re crazy popular in Denmark. They were designed by Hans Gustav Ehrenreich over fifty years ago but still rock (almost) every Danish office.


#4 Danish shoe brands: ECCO

ECCO sandal
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With its simple, clean, comfortable, and relatively gender-free style, ECCO is probably the classic example of a Danish brand.

So if you are looking for Danish gifts for people who love neutral and comfortable footwear, ECCO is your go-to brand.


#5 Pandora bracelet

Golden bracelt from Pandora
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If you are looking for gifts from Denmark for women, then anything from Pandora is a great gift idea.

Pandora is an internationally known jewelry brand from Denmark. Check out the website to find all sorts of beautiful rings, necklaces, earrings, and bracelets.

Though, they are most famous for their charm bracelet (the one in the photo), where you can add all sorts of charms, from flowers to country-specific charms, to sports-related and zodiac signs. If someone already owns a charm bracelet, you can gift one of the many beautiful charms from Pandora.


#6 Royal Copenhagen crockery

Royal Copenhagen cup and plate
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Are you looking for Denmark gifts for someone’s home?

Then anything from the famous Royal Copenhagen brand is a good idea. Particularly, their crockery sets make popular gifts from Denmark, but you can also check out the home section for candles, vases, and more.


#7 Danish design gifts

Magazine table
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Are you looking for Danish design gifts?

Then this magazine rack in the typical Danish industrial style is perfect!


#8 Vintage map of Denmark

A wooden map of Denmark
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Here is one of the best Danish gifts for map lovers (and basically any traveler seems to be a map lover), a gorgeous wooden map of Denmark.

Though check out Etsy if you prefer different designs, such as vintage maps or geometrical ones.


#9 Hygge gift basket

A Danish gift box with hygge items such as socks and candles
Photo courtesy of Happy Hygge Gifts

Are you looking for a heartfelt Danish gift idea for someone who loves the Danish lifestyle?

Look no further than this Hygge gift basket! It’s like wrapping up a warm, cozy hug and delivering it straight to their door. Besides a cute candle, socks, honey, chocolate bar, and a tumbler, it also comes with a wooden ornament and a personalized card, all beautifully packaged in a gift box with a ribbon wrap.


#10 Danish aebleskiver pan

Aebleskiver pan from Denmark
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Would you like more Denmark gifts for foodies?

Then this pan to make the typical Danish Aebleskivers is perfect.

Aebleskiver is a type of Danish pancake ball (a bit like the Dutch poffertjes). They are traditionally served with jam and powdered sugar. It’s a popular type of street food during wintertime. But with this pan, the recipient can prepare them at home whenever they want!


Danish gifts for mid budgets

#11 Denmark-themed travel mugs

Travel mug with Copenhagen skyline
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Are you looking for Denmark gifts for people who love coffee?

Then one of the 188 different Danish-themed travel mugs on Zazzle is a great gift idea.

And for people who love Copenhagen, the travel mug with the colorful Copenhagen skyline is perfect.


#12 Books about Denmark

Book cover of "The little book of hygge: Danish secrets to happy living"
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The little book of hygge: Danish secrets to happy living

Hygge might just be one of the most well-known Danish words in the 21st century. So if you are looking for Danish gifts for someone who could use a bit of happiness in their lives, this book is what you need.


Book cover of 'Hans Christian Andersen's Complete Fairy Tales'
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Hans Christian Andersen’s Complete Fairy Tales

This is one of the most classic Denmark gifts. The fairy tales by Hans Christian Andersen are legendary and make great gifts for people who love adding beautiful classics to their bookshelves.


Book cover of 'Countrymen by Bo Lidegaard'
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Countrymen by Bo Lidegaard

If you are looking for Denmark gifts for someone who is interested in history, this is one of the best books. Actually, it’s also a great book for people who are not interested in history. Bo Lidegaard is a historian who shared the untold how the Danes stood up and protected the Danish Jews during the second world war. It’s a story of courage, hope, and unity in wartime Denmark.


#13 Danish-themed passport cover

Passport cover with Denmark flag balls
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Are you looking for practical Danish gift ideas for travelers?

Then check out Zazzle and their 48 different Danish-themed passport covers.

I quite liked the one with the Danish flag in the shape of a ball. They remind me of the 9gag country balls. (And I used to be quite a big fan of 9gag).


#14 Denmark travel guides

Book cover of 'Lonely Planet: Denmark' travel guide
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Lonely Planet: Denmark

If you are looking for Denmark gifts for budget travelers, the Lonely Planet of Denmark is the book you need. The Lonely Planet is almost like the holy grail for budget travelers.


Book cover of 'DK Eyewitness Denmark'
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DK Eyewitness Denmark

If you are looking for Danish gifts for someone who is traveling to Denmark soon, but who’s not quite a budget traveler, DK Eyewitness’ Denmark is the guidebook you need!


Book cover of 'DK Eyewitness Top 10 Copenhagen' travel guide
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DK Eyewitness Top 10 Copenhagen

Do you need Denmark gifts for someone who is traveling to Copenhagen soon? Then a guidebook that focused on Copenhagen and its surrounding is the book you are looking for.


#15 Denmark jigsaw puzzle

Denmark by sea jigsaw puzzle
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Do you need Danish gift ideas for people who love puzzles?

Then this 1000-piece jigsaw puzzle of Denmark by the sea is a great gift!

For more inspiration, check out the puzzle gift guide.


#16 The hygge game

The hygge game box
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This is one of the best Danish gifts for someone who loves the Danish hygge culture and who would love to bring some to their home.

But first things first.

What is hygge?

According to the Oxford dictionary, it means “a quality of coziness and comfortable conviviality that engenders a feeling of contentment or well-being (regarded as a defining characteristic of Danish culture).”

And who wouldn’t want to have that feeling at home?

This game contains great conversation starters to create the typical Danish feeling of contentment at home!


#17 Danish-themed socks

Socks with Hej
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Socks are great small Danish gift ideas! You can find 33 different Danish-themed socks on Zazzle or go for the socks with “Hej”, the Danish way to say “Hi”.


#18 Danish cookbooks

Book cover 'Classic recipes of Denmark: traditional food and cooking in 25 authentic dishes'
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Classic recipes of Denmark: traditional food and cooking in 25 authentic dishes

This is one of the best Denmark gifts for people who love Danish food and cooking. The book includes 25 Danish recipes to try at home.


Book cover of 'Cook yourself happy: the Danish way'
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Cook yourself happy: the Danish way

This is the best hygge-themed cookbook for people who are interested in the Danish Hygge lifestyle. It includes more than 100 healthy, local and seasonal recipes.


Book cover of 'How to make Danish open sandwiches'
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How to make Danish open sandwiches

I already told you that the Danes love bread. So a cookbook that’s dedicated to making Danish sandwiches is one of the most classic Denmark gifts.


Danish gifts for small budgets

#19 Danish-themed luggage tags

Denmark lugagge tag
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The Danish-themed luggage tags on Zazzle are great small and practical Danish gift ideas for travelers.

I quite liked the I love Denmark tag, but you can find over 100 different options on Zazzle.


#20 Short stories in Danish

Book cover of 'short stories in Danish'
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This is one of the best Danish gift ideas for someone who is moving to Denmark or who is dating a Danish person. Or for someone who simply loves learning new languages.

A book with short and easy stories in Danish that are designed to help them learn the language with ease and some entertainment!

The alternative, the complete Danish language course is great for people who really need to start from scratch learning Danish.


#21 Chocolate sheets for bread

A box of chocolate sheets from Denmark
Photo courtesy of Nordic Expat Shop

Alright, I realize that this is one of the Danish gifts that needs a bit of an explanation.

Just like the Dutch, the Danes love bread with chocolate, and they’ve created quite a genius way to make this; palaegschokolade. It’s a thin slice of chocolate that can be put on top of a slice of bread. You don’t need any butter (though you can definitely add it for an even better taste).

This is by far one of the best gifts from Denmark for someone who misses Danish food (and particularly Danish bread).


#22 Denmark travel journal

Cover of 'Denmark travel journal'
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Do you need Danish gifts for someone who will travel to Denmark soon?

Then this journal that’s specifically designed for travelers to Denmark is perfect!


#23 Denmark-themed wall art

A travel post of Copenhagen
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Are you looking for Danish gift ideas for people who can’t travel to Denmark now and who miss Denmark?

Then something to cheer up their homes in Danish style is perfect!

Check out Etsy to find all the different Danish wall art ideas. Or go for the poster of Copenhagen for Copenhagen lovers.


#24 Danish-themed tote bag

Tote bag with love
Photo courtesy of Zazzle

With over 200 different Danish-themed tote bags on Zazzle, you will surely find one for your Denmark lover!


#25 Denmark-coloring book

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Alright, I promise. After this one, I will stop with the hygge-themed Danish gifts.

But it’s such an integral aspect of Danish culture and I found so many great hygge-related gifts, that I couldn’t help it.

For people who could use a bit of happiness in their lives, this coloring book is a great gift idea. It combines the Danish happiness culture of hygge with the stress-reducing effects of coloring books for adults.


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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!