Are you looking for Icelandic gifts for Christmas? Or do you need unique gifts from Iceland for a friend who is simply obsessed with the country? Either way, you will find awesome Iceland gifts in today’s post. I searched the web for hours to select the 25 best Icelandic-themed gifts for you!
Are you short one time and do you just want a quick gifting tip?
Check out the editor’s top three Iceland-themed gifts by budget.
- Large budgets: Icelandic sweater (#2)
- Mid budgets: Icelandic sweets (#8)
- Small budgets: Icelandic skincare (#21)
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Icelandic gifts for large budgets
#1 A trip to Iceland
As almost always, I would like to begin this list of Iceland gifts with what I consider to be the best gift.
And that is a trip to Iceland, of course!
I know it’s a rather pricy gift, but trust me, it’s the best. So if you have a large budget, head over to Skyscanner and check out the best flights to Reykjavík now. And while you’re at it, you may as well book a hotel too.
Alternatively, you can book one of the amazing activities around Iceland on Viator, such as visits to waterfalls or thermal springs.
And lastly, if you are not sure when the recipient will travel to Iceland, you can also go for the Viator gift card (The Global Experiences Card). This allows the recipient to choose from the tens of thousands of tours on Viator.
For more gift card ideas, check out these 25 awesome gift cards for travelers.
#2 Icelandic sweater
This is one of the most iconic gifts from Iceland, the Icelandic sweater or also called the lopapeysa. A wool sweater with a typical Nordic pattern and made from wool from Icelandic sheep.
I have also included this sweater in the Nordic gift guide because this sweater is not only iconic for Iceland, but for the entire Nordic region. So if you are looking for beautiful and warm Icelandic gifts, this is the gift you need.
#3 Vintage map of Iceland
I have mentioned this a couple of times before, but it’s the truth. Travelers have a thing for maps. And even more so if it’s a map of their favorite country, such as this one of Iceland.
#4 Icelandic outdoor brands
It should come as no surprise that a country with nature as beautiful and wild as Iceland, is also home to amazing outdoor brands to facilitate an outdoor lifestyle.
So if you are looking for unique gifts from Iceland for outdoor and nature lovers, anything from 66 North is a great gift idea. For example this Hornstrandir rain jacket for men. But check out the website for more options and clothing for women too.
#5 Icelandic-themed water bottle
There are more than 150 different Icelandic-themed water bottles on Zazzle, which all make great Iceland gifts for eco-minded people. The recipient can reuse his or her unique stainless steel water bottle instead of buying plastic ones and greatly reduce their plastic footprint.
For people who love Icelandic horses, the water bottle with horses is perfect, but check out Zazzle if you need more options.
#6 Icelandic gifts for her: jewelry
If you are looking for unique Icelandic gift ideas for women, this bracelet from the Icelandic brand Aurum jewelry is perfect.
Its design reminds me of the Icelandic landscape and the charm is made from Icelandic lava. Making this the perfect gift for people who love Iceland.
Icelandic gifts for mid budgets
#7 Icelandic cookbooks
North: The new Nordic cuisine of Iceland
Do you need Iceland gifts for someone who loves cooking and Icelandic food? Then a cookbook is always a good idea. For example this book with new Icelandic recipes from an Icelandic chef.
Homestyle Icelandic Cooking for American kitchens
If recipes by an Icelandic chef sound a bit too complicated, this book with Icelandic recipes adjusted to the American kitchen may be a better gift idea.
Slippurinn: Recipes and stories from Iceland
This is one of the best Icelandic gift ideas for people who love Icelandic food and the history and the stories behind these foods.
#8 Icelandic sweets
Do you need gifts from Iceland for someone with a sweet tooth?
Then you just found two awesome gifts.
The first one is a box of chocolate from the most famous Icelandic chocolate brand called Omnom. This is a great gift for chocolate lovers (obviously).
The second option is something very typically Icelandic. It’s a type of candy people either hate or love (and I definitely fall into that first category, unfortunately); licorice.
But the Icelanders decided to add a new dimension to licorice and cover their licorice in chocolate. So if you are looking for a unique Icelandic sweet, this is the one you should go for.
#9 Books about Iceland
Independent People by Halldór Laxness
Did you know that books are the most popular Christmas gifts in Iceland? Yep, I learned that when I researched for the fun gifting facts.
And since Icelanders love to read so much, it’s no surprise that you can find plenty of awesome Icelandic books, such as Independent people; a book written by the only Nobel prize winner from Iceland.
Moonstone: The boy who never was by Sjón
This is one of the most fascinating books about the life of a homosexual boy in Reykjavik back in 1918.
How Iceland changed the world
This is one of the best Icelandic gifts for people who are interested in history and the influence of this tiny island on the rest of the world.
#10 Viking-themed gifts
Just as in many other Nordic and Scandinavian countries, the Vikings played a significant role in Iceland’s history.
So if you are looking for fun Iceland gifts for history and Viking fans, then anything related to the Vikings will work.
One example of a fun Viking-themed gift is this grooming kit for men.
#11 Iceland-themed wall art
Are you looking for Icelandic gifts for someone’s home?
Then this vintage travel poster is an awesome gift idea. Though if you would like to have more options, check out all Iceland-themed wall art on Amazon.
#12 Reyka vodka
Do you need Iceland gifts for someone who loves alcohol? And more specifically, someone who loves vodka?
Then a traditional vodka from Iceland is perfect. Ryka vodka is one of the most popular Icelandic brands and makes a great gift for Iceland lovers.
#13 Iceland travel guides
The Rough Guide to Iceland
This recently updated version of The Rough Guide is one of the best Iceland gifts for adventurous travelers who are going to visit Iceland soon.
Lonely Planet Iceland
Do you need Icelandic gifts for backpackers and budget travelers? Then this 2022 edition of the backpacker’s bible (aka The Lonely Planet), is the perfect gift.
Iceland’s ring road
This guidebook by Lonely Planet is perfect for people who are planning a road trip around Iceland.
#14 Icelandic-themed passport cover
Do you need Iceland gifts for people who love to travel?
Then one of the Iceland-themed passport covers on Zazzle is the gift you need.
#15 Icelandic volcanic ash soap bars
Are you looking for unique Icelandic gifts?
Then these soap bars made from Icelandic volcanic ash are an awesome gift idea. The bars come in sets of two. You can either go for a set with volcanic ash and Icelandic Angelica herb or a set of Icelandic kelp and Icelandic moss (the same as in gift #23).
#16 Iceland-themed travel mugs
Are you looking for Icelandic gifts for people who love coffee?
Check out the 376 different Iceland-themed travel mugs on Zazzle.
And for people who love coffee and Reykjavík, the travel mug with the colorful skyline of the city is perfect!
Icelandic gifts for small budgets
#17 Icelandic salt
If you are looking for unique gifts from Iceland anything from the Icelandic brand of Saltverk is perfect.
Saltverk is a sustainable sea salt harvester from Iceland. You can find a couple of different artisanal types of salts on their website, including this lava salt.
#18 Icelandic-themed tote bag
If you are looking for small and cute Icelandic gifts, a tote bag is a great gift idea.
You can find nearly 600 different options on Zazzle. And if you don’t feel like browsing through them all, this bag with a typical Icelandic landscape is a beautiful bag for any Iceland lover.
#19 Coloring book for adults
This is one of the best Iceland gifts for people who could use some relaxation. Coloring books for adults have been proven to reduce stress and anxiety. And what’s a better way to clear your mind with a coloring book of your favorite country?
For more zen and relaxation gifts, check out the meditation gift guide.
#20 Iceland-themed socks
If you have followed this site for a longer time, you may have noticed that I love listing socks. I just think they are the perfect small and fun gifts for any type of recipient. And the fact that you can find them in literally any theme, makes them perfect for basically all of my lists. Including this list of Icelandic gifts.
Because come on, what’s cooler than gifting a pair of socks with the Skogafoss Waterfalls of Iceland?
#21 Icelandic skincare
Are you looking for Iceland gifts for women? Or for people who love taking care of their skin?
Then products from famous Icelandic cosmetic brands are perfect.
Skyn is one of those popular Icelandic beauty brands and pretty much all products from Skyn will be great gifts from Iceland, such as this face wash.
Another popular (but slightly more expensive) brand is Blue Lagoon.
#22 Iceland-themed jigsaw puzzle
This beautiful jigsaw puzzle of a sunset in Iceland is one of the best Icelandic gifts for people who love jigsaw puzzles. And for people who miss Iceland and who need something to keep themselves busy at home.
#23 Icelandic tea
This is one of the best gifts from Iceland for tea lovers. A bag of Icelandic moss, so they can taste a bit of Icelandic tea at home. Though, technically it doesn’t include tea but Iceland moss (a type of native Icelandic lichen).
But it can be used to make a tea-like drink by mixing the leaves with hot water.
#24 Icelandic-themed luggage tag
This is another one of the great Icelandic gifts for travelers; a luggage tag with an Icelandic theme.
You can pick from over 170 different designs on Zazzle, or go for this cool one with sunglasses in the color of the Icelandic flag.
#25 Iceland travel journal
Do you need Icelandic gifts for someone who will travel to Iceland soon? Then a travel journal is a great gift.
And it’s even greater if that travel journal is specifically designed for people traveling to Iceland, such as this one.
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Final note on Iceland gifts
Alright, these were the 25 best gifts from Iceland. Do you need some more help picking a gift? Check out the editor’s top three by budget.