The 25 Best Danish Gifts For People Who Love Denmark

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Are you looking for Denmark gifts for Christmas? Or do you just need Danish gifts for someone who is obsessed with Denmark? You came to the right place! In today’s post, you will find 25 awesome Danish gift ideas. From beautiful home items to unique food gifts from Denmark, such as Palaegschokolade.

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#1 A trip to Denmark


A trip to Copenhagen (or anywhere else in Denmark) is by far the best gift for someone who loves Denmark.

So head over to Skyscanner and book a flight to Copenhagen airport straight away.

Alternatively, check out the tours and activities in Denmark on Viator. And if you can’t decide which tour to give, you can always go for the Viator gift card (Global Experiences Card), so the recipient can choose a tour him or herself.




#2 LEGO gifts

London skyline LEGO

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.

Sets from the LEGO Architecture series are not only great Danish gifts but also great gifts for people who love other cities, such as London.




#3 Hoptimist bumble

Hoptimist

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 for 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

With its simple, clean, comfortable, and relatively genderfree 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

Bracelet

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, where you can add all sorts of charms. 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

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
Photo courtesy of Not on the High Street

Are you looking for Danish design gifts?

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




#8 Vintage map of Denmark

1881 Map of Denmark

Here is one of the best Danish gifts for history and map lovers (and basically any traveler seems to be a map lover), an 1881 map of Denmark.




#9 Danish language course

Complete Danish course

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.

The complete Danish course from beginner level to intermediate.

The alternative, an online course on Udemy, is great for people who prefer to learn from videos rather than from books.




Danish gifts for mid budgets

#10 Denmark-themed travel mugs

Travel mug with Copenhagen skyline
Photo courtesy of Zazzle

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.




#11 Books about Denmark

The little book of hygge

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.


Complete fairy tales

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.


Countrymen

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.




#12 Danish food gifts

Chocolate with marzipan

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 package of Anthon Berg cookies, one of the most popular marzipan brands. And the Danes love marzipan, so if this is the most popular brand, it’s gotta be one of the best. Plus this one is also covered with chocolate (as if marzipan alone wasn’t enough).

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

And the last option is licorice. I guess I put this one last because I’ve never understood why people love licorice. But it’s immensely popular in Denmark and The Netherlands (where I am from).




#13 Danish-themed passport cover

Passport cover with Denmark flag balls
Photo courtesy of Zazzle

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 countryballs. (And I used to be quite a big fan of 9gag).




#14 Denmark travel journals

Lonely Planet: Denmark

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.


DK Eyewitness Denmark

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!


Moon Copenhagen & beyond

Moon Copenhagen & beyond

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 Chocolate sheets for bread

Palaegschokolade

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

Just as 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).




#16 The hygge game

The hygge game

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 aebleskiver pan

Aebleskiver pan

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!




#18 Danish-themed socks

Socks with Hej
Photo courtesy of Zazzle

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”.




#19 Danish cookbooks

Classic recipes of Denmark

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.


Cook yourself happy: the Danish way

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.


How to make Danish open sandwiches

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

#20 Danish-themed luggage tags

Denmark lugagge tag
Photo courtesy of Zazzle

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.




#21 Denmark jigsaw puzzle

Denmark by sea puzzle

Do you need Danish gift ideas for people who love puzzles?

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

For more inspiration, check out the puzzle gift guide.




#22 Denmark travel journal

Denmark travel journal

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!

You may also like these 25 general travel journals.




#23 Denmark-themed wall art

Travel poster of Copenhagen

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 Amazon 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

The cozy winter hygge coloring book

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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Final note on Denmark gifts

Alright, these were the 25 best Danish gift ideas. Do you need a bit of help picking one? Check out the editor’s top three:

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