The 25 Best Taiwan Gifts For People Obsessed With The Country

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Are you looking for the best Taiwan gifts for someone in Taiwan? Or do you need unique Christmas gifts from Taiwan? Whatever your case, you will find the 25 best gift ideas in today’s post! From traditional gifts and souvenirs from Taiwan to funny gifts for phone addicts. There is something for everyone.

Do you just want a quick tip? Skip the rest of this post and check out the editor’s top three Taiwan gifts by budget.

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25 best Taiwan gifts

Taiwan gifts for large budgets

#1 A trip to Taiwan

Village of Lioufen in Taiwan
Photo by Andy Wang on Unsplash

Let’s start this list with the number one gift for someone who loves Taiwan.

A trip to Taiwan!

So if you have a large budget, head over to Skyscanner and book a flight to Taiwan straight away.

Another option is to check out Viator and see if they have any cool tours in Taiwan. This is a good gift for someone who has a ticket to Taiwan already. One example of a fun tour you can do in Taiwan is a day trip to Jioufen, a small village up in the mountains.

And lastly, if you are not sure when the recipient will be in Taiwan, you can also go for a Viator gift card (The Global Experiences Card), so they can pick a tour and date themselves.

For more practical gift cards for travelers, check out these 25 travel gift cards.




#2 Food souvenirs from Taiwan

Pineapple cakes

Taiwan is a great place for foodies!

You can find all kinds of unique candy, fruits, and other dishes. So if you are looking for gifts from Taiwan for people who love Taiwanese food, then this is the gift you need.

It’s a box of one of Taiwan’s most popular treats; pineapple cake.

It’s also quite an expensive gift, I’ll admit. Especially, if you know how cheap a pineapple cake actually is in Taiwan. But pineapple cakes are incredibly hard to get by outside of Taiwan, which is why this is such an awesome gift.

And if you ever happen to be in Taiwan and you are looking for unique souvenirs from Taiwan, pineapples cakes are the way to go.




#3 Kavalan whiskey

Kavalan whiskey bottle
Photo courtesy of Total Wine

Are you looking for gifts from Taiwan for people who love alcohol? And more specifically for people who love whiskey?

Then you just found the perfect gift; a bottle of Taiwanese whiskey.

Kavalan was the first whiskey distillery on the island (founded back in 2005) and nowadays it’s one of the most visited distilleries around the world!

They use fresh water from the snow and central mountains which gives their whiskey its soft and creamy taste.




#4 Taiwan-themed phone case

Phone case with bubble tea print
Photo courtesy of Zazzle

The 114 phone cases on Zazzle are great Taiwan gifts for people who are addicted to their phones!

Each of these cases has a unique Taiwan theme. For example, this cute one with the text “You give me boba-flies”.

It’s a funny gift for someone who loves Taiwanese bubble tea (or boba tea). Boba tea is a drink with tea (surprise) and sweet balls at the bottom and it’s immensely popular in Taiwan. Traditional it’s made with tapioca¬†balls (which are called boba, hence the name boba tea). Though you can find them with all sorts of balls nowadays.

For more gifts from Taiwan for phone addicts, check out #25.




#5 Glass art

Blue glass vase
Photo courtesy of Lane Crawford

This is one of the most unique Taiwan gifts for someone’s home; TITTOT glass art.

Taiwanese glassworks are renowned all over the world, and TITTOT is just one of the many great brands.

Check out Lane Crawford’s website for all TITTOT’s glass art or go for this beautiful vase.

One warning before you opt for buying a piece of glass art, it’s probably one of the most expensive gifts from Taiwan. I picked this vase because it was one of the affordable items, but some of the glass arts can cost five times as much!




#6 Map of Taipei

Vintage Taipei poster

Are you looking for gifts for someone in Taiwan who loves Taipei?

Then this beautiful vintage-style map of the city is a great idea!

They can add a bit of Taipei to their home with this poster.

For more gift ideas for someone’s home, check out #9 and #20.




#7 Taiwan-themed water bottle

Water bottle with text Taipei
Photo courtesy of Zazzle

Do you need gifts and souvenirs from Taiwan for an eco-minded person?

Then a water bottle with a Taiwan theme is perfect. They can replace their plastic bottles with these stainless steel ones, and reuse them over and over again.

For someone who loves Taipei, this colorful water bottle is a fun gift idea, but check out Zazzle for all the other options.




Taiwan gifts for mid budgets

#8 Taiwanese cookbook

The food of Taiwan

The Food of Taiwan: Recipes from the beautiful island

Are you looking for Taiwan gifts for people who love Taiwanese food? Then this cookbook with nearly 100 different traditional recipes is the gift you need.




#9 Map of Taiwan

Colorful map of Taiwan

Do you need more Taiwan gifts for people’s homes?

Then this colorful map of Taiwan is perfect. There is something about maps that makes them great pieces of wall art, especially if it’s a map of the country you love.

You can customize the map with different prints, four different sizes, and with or without the text Taiwan at the bottom.




#10 Taiwan travel guide

Lonely Planet: Taiwan

Lonely Planet: Taiwan

Are you looking for Taiwan gifts for someone who will travel to Taiwan soon? And is that person a backpacker? Then the Lonely Planet is the guidebook you need. For people who don’t travel on a budget, check out the next travel guide.


Bradt Guide Taiwan

Bradt Guide Taiwan

The Bradt Guide is a travel guide for all types of travelers, which makes it a great Taiwanese gift for anyone who is traveling to Taiwan.




#11 Makeup bag with Taiwanese print

Make up bag with Taiwan print
Photo courtesy of Etsy

For cool gifts and souvenirs from Taiwan for women, this cute makeup bag with typical Taiwanese things is a great idea!




#12 Taiwanese beauty products

Naruko face masks

Are you looking for more unique Taiwan gifts for women?

Then something from a Taiwanese beauty brand is a great gift idea.

One example of a famous Taiwanese beauty brand is Naruko. Naruko is most famous for being a brand with very few filler compounds. They use one ingredient as the main one and produce a high-quality product from that. For these facemasks, the main product is tea.

What’s also cool about Naruko is that all their products are cruelty-free and that the founder actually tests all products on himself before they are launched!




#13 Taiwan-themed jigsaw puzzle

Taipei skyline puzzle

Are you looking for gifts and souvenirs from Taiwan for people who love puzzles?

Then this jigsaw puzzle of the Taipei skyline is a fun gift idea.

When the recipient can’t travel to Taiwan, he or she can take out this puzzle and travel mentally to Taiwan.

And if you need more inspiration for puzzle lovers, check out these 25 puzzle gifts.




#14 Taiwanese-themed travel mug

Travel mug with Taipei skyline
Photo courtesy of Zazzle

The 100 different Taiwanese travel mugs on Zazzle make awesome Taiwan gifts for people who love coffee!

They can keep their coffee warm in style. For someone who loves Taipei, this travel mug with the Taipei skyline is perfect!




#15 Books about Taiwan

History of Taiwan

History of Taiwan: A captivating guide to Taiwanese history and the relationship with the People’s republic of China

Are you looking for Taiwanese gifts for people who are interested in history? Then this book from the Captivating History series is the perfect gift. Their books are beautiful and detailed in-depth guides.


Notes of a crocodile

Notes of a crocodile by Qiu Miaojin

This is a beautiful Taiwanese novel about a lesbian woman coming of age in 1980s Taiwan. It provides a great insight into Taiwanese queer culture.


A pail of oysters

A pail of oysters

This is another classic Taiwanese novel. Published back in 1953, it’s one of the earliest critical books about the political repression and poverty of the White Terror era.




#16 Taiwanese-themed passport cover

Passport cover with Taiwanese flag
Photo courtesy of Zazzle

This is one of the best Taiwan gifts for someone in Taiwan or for travelers who love the country!

They can travel in Taiwanese style with this passport holder covered with hearts in the color of the Taiwanese flags.

For more Taiwanese-themed passport covers, check out Zazzle.




Taiwan gifts for small budgets

#17 Taiwanese oolong tea

Taiwanese Oolong tea

Taiwan is like heaven for tea lovers. You can find tea houses all over the island and they typically have four varieties of teas; green, black, oolong, and white tea.

Though all types of tea are popular, Taiwanese oolong tea received the most attention for being of the highest quality in the world.

So if you are looking for gifts and souvenirs from Taiwan for someone who loves tea, a bag of oolong tea is perfect.




#18 Coloring book for adults

The team Taiwan collection book

This is one of the best Taiwan gifts for someone who seems a bit stressed out; a coloring book for adults with a Taiwan theme. Because research has shown that it reduces stress and anxiety.

For more stress-reducing gifts, check out the meditation gift guide.




#19 Taiwan-themed shirt

T-shirt with Taiwan is calling and I must go
Photo courtesy of Etsy

Are you looking for cute Taiwan gifts for women?

Then this shirt with the text “Taiwan is calling and I must go” is a great idea.




#20 Taiwan wall art

Taipei travel poster

Are you looking for cheaper Taiwan gifts for someone’s home?

Then this vintage travel poster of Taipei is a great gift idea.

For more wall art items, check out Amazon.




#21 Taiwanese-themed luggage tag

Luggage tag with map of Taiwan
Photo courtesy of Zazzle

The 50+ Taiwanese-themed luggage tags on Zazzle are a great gift to pair with the Taiwan-themed passport covers.

I quite liked the luggage tag with the watercolor map of Taiwan and I think it’s one of the great gifts from someone in Taiwan who loves to travel.




#22 Jade jewelry

Jade necklace

One of the most typical Taiwanese gifts for women is jewelry made from jade. You can find jade jewelry all over the country.

Besides jewelry, you can find jade carvings in all shapes and sizes, from animals to vegetables. (Yep, the Jadeite Cabbage is actually one of the most famous treasures of the National Palace Museum in Taipei.)




#23 Taiwanese-themed tote bag

Tote bag with heart in color of Taiwanese flag
Photo courtesy of Zazzle

Do you need gifts and souvenirs from Taiwan for sustainable people?

Then a tote bag with a Taiwan theme is a cool gift idea. The recipient can replace their plastic bags with a beautiful and eco-friendly tote bag.

You can find 160 different options of Zazzle, or go for the cute tote bag with a heart.




#24 Taiwan-themed travel journal

Travel journal Taiwan

This is one of the best Taiwan gifts for people who are going on a trip to Taiwan soon.

A travel journal in which they can keep track of all their memories. And the cool thing about this journal is that it’s specifically designed for people traveling to Taiwan.

Another option is to go for one of the neutral travel journals that can be used for any trip.




#25 Fulong beach phone ring

Photo courtesy of Zazzle

Do you need more affordable gifts from Taiwan for a phone addict?

And does he or she also love Fulong Beach or surfing?

Then this phone ring is a great gift idea. It makes it easier for the recipient to hold the phone in their hands, plus it’s a very practical accessory that keeps their phone standing when watching a video.




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24 Taiwan gifts for someone in Taiwan

Final note on gifts and souvenirs from Taiwan

Alright, these were the 25 best gifts from Taiwan! If you haven’t decided which gift you should buy yet, check out the editor’s top pick.

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