The 25 Best Chilean Gifts To Wow Your Loved Ones!

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Whether you’re shopping for a Chilean friend, planning to surprise your Chile-loving partner, or just want a souvenir from Chile for yourself (we won’t judge), you’re in for a ride! In this blog post, we’re diving deep into the world of Chilean gifts.

We’ve uncovered 25 hidden gems that will not only delight your Chilean friends but also provide an authentic taste of Chilean culture for those who love to visit this vibrant South American country.

Are you short on time? Check out the editor’s top three Chile gift ideas by budget.

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The 25 best Chilean gifts for people who love Chile

Chilean gifts for large budgets

#1 Vintage map of Chile

Map of Chile
Photo courtesy of Amazon

This vintage map of Chile is one of the best gifts for Chileans who miss their home, or who would love to decorate their entire house with something that reminds them of their favorite place!


#2 Chilean-themed phone case

Phone case with llama
Photo courtesy of Zazzle

Are you looking for gifts for a Chilean friend who’s addicted to his or her phone?

Then one of 356 Chilean-themed phone cases on Zazzle is the gift you need.

I quite liked the one with the alpaca because I love alpacas and just as in Peru, alpacas are very common in Chile.


#3 Authentic Mapuche gifts

A handmade tablerunner from Chile
Photo courtesy of Aku Ruka

The Mapuche people, the largest indigenous group in Southern Chile, are renowned for their arts and crafts. They have been producing textiles since pre-Hispanic times, and these textiles played a vital role as trade items throughout the 20th century.

These items are truly unique, as they are all handmade from 100% wool. They’re not only excellent gifts from Chile but also contribute to supporting the craftsmanship of Mapuche women.

Plus, each of their products includes tags that detail the production process and feature a photo of the woman responsible for creating them. They even come with a QR code that allows you to watch a video showcasing the entire ‘from sheep to finish’ process.

If they happen to be sold out, don’t forget to explore their shop, where you’ll find a wide range of high-quality handmade items.


#4 Easter Islands wall art

Easter islands five panel canvas
Photo courtesy of Amazon

Another great gift idea for a Chilean friend is this five-panel canvas print of the famous Moai statues on the Easter Islands.


#5 Chilean hoodie

Hoodie with Chile
Photo courtesy of Spirit Forged Apparel

This hoodie is one of the best Chilean gift ideas for someone who’s always cold. They can stay warm with this cool and comfy Chile-themed hoodie.


#6 A trip to Chile


Alright, if you are looking for the best Chilean gifts for people who love Chile, a trip to Chile is the best gift you can get.

You do need a larger budget for this gift, but if you do, there are three options for a trip to Chile.

You could book a hotel and flight on Skyscanner for people who don’t have a ticket to Chile yet.

But if the recipient already has a trip planned to Chile (which is not unlikely for people who love Chile), you could also check out Tinggly for fun day trips or tours to gift.

And if you are not sure what type of activity the recipient would like, go for the Tinggly gift card which gives the recipient access to Tinggly’s tours across the world.


#7 Water bottle

A black water bottle with the word "Chile"
Photo courtesy of Zazzle

A stainless steel Chilean-themed water bottle is an excellent gift for Chilean friends! Not only is it a practical gift to help them stay hydrated, but it’s also a fun way to proudly display their Chilean heritage.

Plus the durability of stainless steel makes sure your gift will stand the test of time, serving as a long-lasting token of friendship and a daily reminder of their roots.


Chilean gifts for mid budgets

#8 Chilean cookbooks

Book cover of 'The Chilean kitchen'
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The Chilean kitchen

Are you looking for Chilean gift ideas for people who love cooking? Then a Chilean cookbook, such as ‘The Chilean Kitchen’ is perfect. It includes 75 different recipes.


Book cover of 'Food and Cooking of Chile'
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Food and Cooking of Chile

This book includes 60 delicious recipes from across the country.


#9 Chilean pisco

Bottle of Pesco
Photo courtesy of Total Wine

Are you looking for Chilean souvenirs for someone who loves booze?

Then a bottle of traditional Chilean liquor is the perfect gift.

Just as in Peru, Pisco is the most famous liquor in the country. It’s distilled from grapes and can be served on the rocks or in a cocktail.

If you are looking for more alcoholic gifts from Chile, check out #12.


#10 Chilean gifts for her: necklace

Necklace with map of Chile
Photo courtesy of McLaughlin Creations

Are you looking for cute Chilean gifts for women?

Then this pendant with the carved map of Chile is perfect!


#11 Books about Chile

Book cover of 'The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture in Chile'
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The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture in Chile

Are you looking for Chilean gifts for someone who is moving to Chile or someone who is interested in local cultures? Then the ‘Culture Smart for Chile‘ is the best gift.


Book cover of 'The Chile Reader: history, culture politics'
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The Chile Reader: history, culture politics

This is one of the best Chilean gift ideas for people who love history. It’s part of the Latin America Reader series and describes everything about Chile’s political and cultural history.


Book cover of 'Ways of going home by Alejandro Zambra'
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Ways of going home by Alejandro Zambra

‘Ways of going home’ is a beautiful novel that’s set in Santiago. And covers the story of a boy growing up during the time of Pinochet.


Book cover of 'Chile coffee table book'
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Chile coffee table book

Are you looking for Chilean gifts for someone who loves photography? Then this beautiful coffee table book of Chile is perfect.


#12 Gifts from Chile: wine

Chilean wine
Photo courtesy of Total Wine

One of the most famous products and gifts from Chile is wine.

Chile is the fifth-largest exporter and seventh-largest producer of wine across the world. So no wonder, their wines are renowned around the globe.

Chile produces red, white, and rose wine from various grapes, so you can surely find a bottle of wine the recipient will love.

I picked a red wine from the Colchagua Valley. It’s a full-bodied wine with some strong spices. It’s definitely not for everyone, but I’m sure red wine lovers will absolutely love this.


#13 Chile travel guides

Book cover of 'DK Eyewitness Guidebook For Chile'
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DK Eyewitness Guidebook For Chile

Do you need practical Chilean gifts for someone who is traveling to Chile soon? Then a travel guide is a great gift idea (if they don’t have one yet of course).


Book cover of 'Lonely Planet Chile & Rapa Nui (Easter Island)'
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Lonely Planet Chile

If you are looking for Chilean gift ideas for a budget traveler, then the Lonely Planet is the gift you need. It’s the best guidebook for backpackers.


#14 Chilean-themed travel mugs

Travel mug with colorful skyline
Photo courtesy of Zazzle

Are you looking for Chilean gifts for someone who loves coffee?

Then a travel mug with a Chile-inspired design is perfect.

They can keep their coffee warm in a cool Santiago skyline mug or one of the 142 other Chile-themed travel mugs.


#15 Socks

Socks with hearts
Photo courtesy of Zazzle

If you are looking for more fun and practical Chile gift ideas for travelers, then socks are always a good idea.

My favorite ones were the socks with the flag of Chile in hearts, but check out Zazzle for more options.


#16 Chilean soccer gifts

La Roja scarf
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Are you looking for Chilean gifts for someone who loves soccer (or football)?

Then something related to La Roja (Chile’s national team) is perfect. Soccer is the most popular sport in Chile, so you can find all sorts of merchandise, such as this scarf.

But you could also go for a jersey from one of the main soccer clubs in Chile, such as Colo-Colo.


Chilean gifts for small budgets

#17 Chilean language book

Chilenismos language book
Photo courtesy of Amazon

Chilean Spanish includes many words and phrases that are only used in Chile and that most other Spanish-speaking people don’t understand. So if you are looking for Chilean gifts for people who love to learn languages, then this Chilenismos book is the perfect gift.

Chilenismos are typical Chilean phrases, and this book contains over 1500 of them with explanations in English.


#18 Lapis lazuli jewelry: Chilean gifts for her

Lapis lazuli bracelet from Chile
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Lapis lazuli is a blue-colored gemstone that has been mined in Chile for ages. It’s the country’s national gemstone. Besides Chile, the only place in the world where lapis lazuli can be found is Afghanistan, which is what makes it such a unique stone.

So if you are looking for unique Chilean gifts for her, this bracelet is a great gift.


#19 Pablo Neruda books

Book cover of "the essential Neruda selected poems"
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Neftalí Ricardo Reyes Basoalto, widely known as Pablo Neruda, won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1971. He was born in Chile and served as a diplomat, but nothing stopped him from expressing himself through his works, which resonated not only in his home country but also across borders.

He spent more than 50 years of his life writing poetry that moved and inspired people. He authored numerous books, including some famous works like ‘Twenty Love Poems’ and ‘A Song of Despair’, making them wonderful souvenirs from Chile.


#20 Chile travel journal

Travel journal for Chile
Photo courtesy of Amazon

Are you looking for sweet and small gifts for someone who is traveling to Chile soon?

Then this travel journal to record all their memories and adventures is the best gift.

And what I love about this one is that it’s specific for Chile, so once the recipient returns from the trip, he or she will have a book to remember their journey by.


#21 Luggage tag

Luggage tag with flag of Chile
Photo courtesy of Zazzle

Are you looking for practical gifts for Chilean friends who love to travel?

Check out the 113 different Chile-themed luggage tags on Zazzle.

I quite liked the one with the round Chilean flags, but I am sure you can find something you and the recipient will love on Zazzle.


#22 Good luck gifts from Chile

A clay three legged pig, a good luck gift from Chile
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This clay pig is called a chanchito. It’s a three-legged pig made from clay that’s traditionally given in Chile to wish someone good luck, happiness, and abundance.

It’s a great small, thoughtful, and handmade gift from Chile.


#23 Tote bag

Tote with "I love Chile"
Photo courtesy of Zazzle

What’s a better Chilean gift idea for someone who loves Chile, than a tote bag with the text “I love Chile”?

Tote bags are great small and practical gifts for sustainable travelers. They are easy to pack, lightweight, made from recyclable material, and last longer than plastic bags.

Check out Zazzle for the 237 different Chilean-themed bags, or go for the one with “I love Chile”.


#24 Shirts

Shirt with "Chile is calling and I must go"
Photo courtesy of Warya Tshirts

This shirt with “Chile is calling and I must go” is one of the best Chile gift ideas for people who love Chile and can’t wait for their next trip to Chile!


#25 Moai-themed gifts

Candles in the shape of Moai heads from Chile
Photo courtesy of Kitihaus

The enormous Moai statues on the Easter Islands are one of the most iconic landmarks in Chile. So anything related to these beautiful statues is a great gift, such as this candle.


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Final note on Chile gift ideas

Alright, you made it all the way to the end of this post. So if you haven’t bought a gift yet, I’m assuming you don’t know which one you should buy. So let me share my top three Chilean gift ideas:

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!