Are you planning a trip to the picturesque land of Slovenia and looking for the best gifts and souvenirs from Slovenia to take home? Or are you just looking for that perfect gift for a local Slovene who misses home?
Well, you’ve stumbled upon the right blog post. We’re about to explore the 25 most unique, quirky, and downright awesome Slovenia souvenirs and gifts you can lay your hands on! From 3D Ljubljana Dragon puzzles to food baskets from Slovenia, there is something for everyone on this list.
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#1 Rogaska crystal glasses
Rogaska crystal is known around the world for its high quality. So if you are looking for unique souvenirs from Slovenia for a housewarming or for martini lovers, these crystal martini glasses are perfect!
#2 Slovene food basket
Do you need gifts from Slovenia for locals who moved abroad and who miss home? Or are you Slovene yourself and would you like to introduce the beauty and taste of your country to foreigners?
Then this Slovenia food basket is exactly what you need.
The basket includes local delicacies such as raspberry jam, lollipops, dried walnuts, biscuits, cherry-flavored chocolate, honey with dried fruit, and homemade biscuits. All made according to traditional Slovene recipes and by Slovene producers to bring the authentic taste of the country in a basket!
#3 Map of Slovenia
This watercolor map of Slovenia is another awesome housewarming gift idea for someone who loves Slovenia!
But if the recipient prefers a different style, check out Etsy to find maps in all shapes, colors, and sizes!
#4 Traditional beehive front boards
Are you on the hunt for traditional Slovenian souvenirs? Then these beehive front board panels are exactly what you need.
Beekeeping is big in Slovenia, and originally these hives were painted for bees and their keepers to distinguish between different beehives. Nowadays it’s a popular souvenir people take home from Slovenia.
#5 Ljubljana Dragon puzzle
If you’ve ever visited Ljubljana you probably understand why this is such a traditional gift from Slovenia. If not, allow me to explain.
It comes from an old folktale about the origins and the founding of the city. Which is said to be by the Greek heroes Medea and Jason and the Argonauts. They arrived at the area by boat, accidentally woke up a dragon, killed it, and then some of them decided to stay behind and founded the city of Ljubljana.
Whether you believe in the tale or not, the dragon symbol definitely stuck with the city and you can still find statues, bridges, paintings, and whatnot, all related to the dragon in Ljubljana today.
Ljubljana has even been nicknamed the City of Dragons, which is why anything dragon-related is a fun gift from the city. And this 3d puzzle is a great activity and brainteaser for adults and kids.
Do you want to wrap your Slovene friends in a warm embrace?
Why not wrap them in a warm embrace with some Slovenian pride with this Lake Bled sweatshirt?
Or check out Etsy for more designs.
#7 Slovenia experience
I know I say this a lot, but the actual best gift for people who love Slovenia or for Slovenes who miss home, is, of course, a trip to Slovenia!
So head over to Skyscanner if you want to book a flight straight away.
If the recipient already has a ticket to Slovenia, you could check out Tinglgy to book a fun activity in the country, such as a walking tour around Ljubljana. And if you are not sure which type of tour you should book, you can also go for a safer gift option; the Tinggly gift card.
#8 Idrija lace book
Laceworks from the town of Idrija are some of the most popular souvenirs from Slovenia. However, instead of gifting a premade lacework, you can also gift this book that will show the recipient how to make some of the most beautiful patterns from the Idrija school of lace.
I realize that it’s quite an expensive book, but if you think about the fact that this book contains the theory and patterns from centuries of practicing lacemaking in Idrija, it makes sense.
#9 Slovenian-themed phone case
If you are looking for Slovenia gifts for people who love their phones as much as they love Slovenia, this is the gift for you.
A phone case with a Slovenian theme.
There are over 200 different options on Zazzle. But if you don’t want to go through all the designs, go for this phone case with the map and flag of Slovenia!
#10 Slovenia soccer merch
Do you need unique gifts from Slovenia for men who love soccer?
Then check out the national soccer jacket on Amazon!
Slovenian gifts for mid-budget
#11 Slovene cookbooks
The food and cooking of Slovenia: Traditions, ingredients, tastes & techniques in over 60 classic recipes
Cookbooks are the best Slovenia souvenirs for people who love Slovene food and who want to learn how to make it at home. This book contains 60 recipes that will help the recipient to recreate delicious Slovene meals at home.
Slovenian Cuisine: From the Alps to the Adriatic in 20 ingredients
The second cookbook on this list is written by a Masterchef and is perfect for people who love using fresh ingredients and creating unique and beautifully plated dishes. For your regular home cook who is not into all this fancy stuff, the previous book is definitely a better gift idea.
#12 Slovenia travel poster
Travel posters are great Slovenia gifts for people who want to bring a bit of Slovenia into their homes!
You can find various designs on Amazon, or go for this one of Lake Bled.
#13 Map of Slovenia necklace
Are you looking for cute Slovenian gifts for women?
Then this necklace in the shape of the map of their favorite country is perfect!
#14 Slovenia travel guides
DK Eyewitness Slovenia
Are you looking for gifts for someone traveling to Slovenia soon? In that case, a travel guide is always a great idea. DK Eyewitness is a great guidebook for most types of travelers. For backpackers and budget travelers, check out the next book.
Lonely Planet Slovenia
This is the best gift for Slovenia lovers who usually travel on a tight budget. The Lonely Planet will help them to find the best and most affordable spots in Slovenia!
Wild swimming Croatia and Slovenia
There are thousands of beautiful and hidden lakes, rivers, creeks, and other places to swim in Slovenia, which is why this book is a great gift for people who would love to find those places. And if the recipient also loves Croatia, this gift is even better.
#15 Slovenian-themed mug
Are you looking for funny Slovenia gifts for coffee lovers?
Then a mug in Slovenia style is a fun and unique gift idea. Personally, I love this funny mug for local Slovenes, but you can find all sorts of styles on Etsy.
Socks are my go-to happy gifts, especially if I can find them in a specific theme, such as these Slovenian-themed socks!
There are 9 different options on Zazzle, though my favorites are the ones with mountain Storzic.
#17 Books about Slovenia
Slovenology: living and traveling in the world’s best country
A beautiful travel memoir as well as a fun book to learn more about Slovenia. Oh, and it also includes some great tips for anyone who wants to travel to Slovenia too. The only thing to keep in mind is that the book is only available as an e-book.
The land between: A history of Slovenia
If you are looking for Slovenia gifts for history lovers, this is the book you need. It covers the complete history of Slovenia from the early Celtic-Roman times to the twentieth century.
Minuet for guitar by Vitomil Zupan
The last book is a beautiful novel about the second world war in Slovenia. It’s a fictional story, though the author got his inspiration from real-life examples. The story covers a man’s experiences during the annexation of Ljubljana and his encounter with an enemy during a holiday decades later.
Slovenian gifts for small budgets
#18 Slovenian coloring book for kids
Do you need Slovenian gifts for someone with kids? Someone who would love to share their Slovenian heritage or love for Slovenia with their youngsters?
Then this coloring book is the gift you need!
It’s filled with fun and iconic images from Slovenia as well as fun facts that may actually teach the child and parent a thing or two!
#19 Luggage tags
The Slovenia-themed luggage tags on Zazzle are awesome practical Slovenia souvenirs for people who travel a lot.
They can find their luggage easily with a cool Slovene tag!
#20 Slovenia travel journal
Do you need Slovenia souvenirs for someone who will travel to Slovenia soon?
Then this travel journal is an awesome gift idea!
It’s a great way to keep track of their travel memories. And if you would rather gift a journal that’s not specific to Slovenia, check out these 25 travel journals.
#21 Slovenian wine
Slovenia may not be the first country you’ll think of when you think of wine. But with over 28,000 wineries that produce over 80 million liters of wine annually and a history of winemaking that dates back to before the Roman empire, Slovenian wine deserves a lot more attention than it does currently.
The majority of Slovene wines are white premium wines (such as the one I selected), but you can also find red wines and simple table wines.
So if you are looking for unique Slovenia souvenirs for wine lovers, this is the gift you need.
#22 Funny apron
Are you looking for funny gifts for Slovenian friends? Then this funny apron with a cheeky nod to their beloved potica (a nutty, delicious pastry that’s practically a national treasure) is perfect!
It’s great for locals who get the joke or expats feeling a bit homesick and craving a slice of nostalgia… and potica, of course!
#23 Slovenia keychain
If you are looking for small gifts and souvenirs from Slovenia, this keychain is a great idea. It contains the flag of Slovenia and it’s a bottle opener, something that always comes in handy.
#24 Tote bag in Slovenian style
For all sustainable travelers and eco-minded people out there, tote bags are the Slovenia souvenirs you need!
It’s a great and stylish way to reduce the amount of plastic bags you use.
There are nearly 90 different options on Zazzle or go for the skyline of Ljubljana for people who love the capital city.
#25 Funny shirts
Do you need fun gifts for your Slovene friends?
Then this shirt with “Made in Slovenia” is a fun gift to celebrate their national pride!
But feel free to check out Etsy for more unique designs.
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Final note on Slovenia gifts
Alright, since you are still reading this post all the way at the bottom, I am assuming you need a bit more help to find the perfect gift. So check out the editor’s top three souvenirs and gifts from Slovenia by budget.