The 25 Best German Gifts For Germanophiles

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Are you looking for authentic German gifts for German lovers (also known as Germanophiles)? Or are you looking for German gift ideas for your Christmas shopping list? As a Dutchie with a German grandmother, I swear that in this post you will find awesome, fun, random, and traditional Germany gifts! From typical gifts from Germany, such as beer and gingerbread to cool home decorative items!

You can will all sorts of gift ideas on this list!

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

Random side note on these German gifts

Before we continue to the 25 Germany gifts, I just wanted to share a fun fact because I simply love fun facts. But feel free to skip this part and continue to the gifts for German lovers.

I already introduced the word “Germanophile” in the introduction. It’s the name for someone who loves Germany. But did you know you could also call them Teutonophiles or Teutophiles?

Yeah, that’s something I learned while writing this post. Thought it was worth sharing. Though, I have no idea where the Teut-part came from. If you do know, please share in the comments and educate me and your fellow readers!

Save these German gifts

Don’t forget to save these German gift ideas for the next time you need to find Gifts for a Teutonophile!

German gifts for large budgets

#1 Oktoberfest brewing kit

October fest brewing kit
October fest brewing kit

Are you looking for German gift ideas for someone who loves German beer or Oktoberfest? Then this DIY brewing kit for an Oktoberfest Ale is the perfect gift for them!


#2 German beer mugs

German beer mug
German beer mug

Here is another great gift for people who love German beer, a traditional German beer mug.

The original name is steins, and they are made from ceramic. Typically, they are beautifully decorated, just like this one with a German theme!

#3 More Germany gifts for beer lovers: beer cap map

Beer cap map of Germany
Beer cap map of Germany

I promise this is the (second to) last beer-related gift from Germany! But beer is simply a big thing in Germany and many Germanophiles love German beer, so I guess I couldn’t only add one German beer gift.

This map of Germany has holes that are perfect for beer caps, making it a beautiful home decor item for people who love Germany and beer!


#4 DIY mulled wine gift set

DIY mulled wine
DIY mulled wine

What can I say? The Germans love a good drink and they have plenty of different alcoholic beverages to chose from, which is why you will find so many alcohol-related gifts from Germany.

With this DIY mulled wine gift set the recipients can produce their own delicious warm wine at home.

It comes with traditional spices, a mesh spice mulling bag, a zesting grater, and of course brewing instructions for different types of mulled wine!


#5 German cuckoo clock 

Typical cuckoo clock
Typical cuckoo clock

If you are looking for German gifts for a Germanophile who can’t stop adding German stuff to their homes, this traditional German clock is an awesome gift idea. It is one of the most expensive gifts from Germany, just so you know.

For more cool clocks, check out these clocks for travelers.


#6 Ticket to ride Germany edition

Ticket to ride Germany edition
Ticket to ride Germany edition

Ticket to Ride is a fun strategic board game that’s immensely popular across the globe (it’s also one of my favorite travel-themed board games). But what makes it even cooler, is that you can buy specifically for the country they love, such as Germany!


#7 German food gifts

German food box
Photo courtesy of The Taste of Germany

Are you looking for German gift ideas for a German living abroad who misses home?

The Taste of Germany offers food gift boxes which are perfect for that. For example, this German Game Day Sampler, which they can eat when watching a German soccer match. The box includes real German Kartoffel Puffer, Frankfurter sausages, and curry ketchup!


#8 Lebkuchen: cool personalized German gifts

Photo courtesy of Etsy

If you are looking for the best Christmas gifts for German lovers, these lebkuchen are the perfect gift!

First, what are lebkuchen?

Lebkuchen is a traditional type of gingerbread found in Germany and some other European countries. What’s cool is that you can add a personalized message to the bread that’s often shaped like a heart!


#9 German-themed puzzles

German puzzle
German puzzle

This German-themed puzzle is one of the best German gifts for Teutonophiles who can’t travel to Germany right now!

With this puzzle, they can still experience some of that beautiful country and stay occupied!

Also check out the puzzle lovers gift guide, for more fun gift ideas.


#10 Soccer-related German gifts

German football jersey
German football jersey

Football (or soccer) is big in Germany. So if you are looking for German gifts for him, something related to soccer usually works (if they are into it of course).

You can go for the German home jersey or something smaller related to the German team, such as a mug, a hat, or a scarf.

Alternatively, find out which German team they support and get them some team merchandise, such as a Bayern München shirt.

Or check out the soccer fans’ gift guide for more inspiration.


#11 Birkenstock footwear

Slipper
Photo courtesy of Birkenstock

One of the most famous shoe brands from Germany is Birkenstock, a comfortable, yet reasonably fashionable sandal, perfect for traveling.

So if you are looking for gifts from Germany for travelers, Birkenstock sandals are always a good idea.

My favorite model is the Madrid one (the one in the photo). Actually, I have the exact same sandal.


#12 A piece of German land

Piece of German land
Piece of German land

This is probably the most unique German gift on this list.

I mean, which Germanophile wouldn’t want a piece of their favorite country?

This super random, but fun gift actually gives them ownership of a part of Germany!


German gifts for mid budgets

#13 Beer gifts from Germany

Box of beer
Photo courtesy of Total Wine

If you are looking for gifts from Germany for someone who loves beer, but who is too lazy to brew their own, this pack of the best Munich beers is perfect.

It includes twelve different German beers from Munich, and all they have to do is open the beer and enjoy it!


#14 Original piece of the Berlin wall

Berlin wall piece
Berlin wall piece

If you are looking for unique German gift ideas for someone who loves history, this has got to be the best option.

An original piece of the Berlin wall!

They can have a little piece of history in their homes.


#15 German-themed travel mug

Travel mug with Cologn skyline
Photo courtesy of Zazzle

If you are looking for German gift ideas for travelers, you need to find something small and practical, such as this German-themed travel mug. You can find over 1200 options on Zazzle. Though if you are looking for a gift for someone who loves Cologne or who is from Cologne, this mug with the city’s skyline is perfect.


#16 Books about Germany

Book titled: The shortest history of Germany
The shortest history of Germany

The shortest history of Germany: From Julius Caesar to Angela Merkel. A retelling for our times

This is the best book for people who would love to know more about German history, without going into too much detail.


Book titled: Checkpoint Charlie
Checkpoint Charlie

Checkpoint Charlie: The cold war, the Berlin wall, and the most dangerous place on earth

This is another great book for history lovers. This one goes into a lot more details about the cold war in Germany.


Book titled: German men sit down to pee
German men sit down to pee

German men sit down to pee and other insights into German culture

A fun book about German culture. Perfect for people who are thinking about moving to Germany


#17 German language course

Sign saying Love to learn
Photo by Tim Mossholder on Unsplash

This is one of the best German gifts for German lovers who would love to be able to communicate with locals!

Udemy offers many different German courses within each price range, such as this basic beginner’s course for under 20$ or this more expensive, but complete German course.

Alternatively, check out the language books on Amazon.


#18 Pretzel gifts from Germany

Box of German pretzels
Photo courtesy of Uncommon Goods

Which Germanophile doesn’t love those delicious German pretzels?

Generally speaking, imported pretzels won’t taste as good as fresh pretzels from Germany. So if you want to give the real taste of German pretzels, you need to come up with a different idea. And that is where the DIY German pretzel kits come in.

There are two different kits you can choose from.


#19 German cookbooks

Book titled: German meals at Oma's
German meals at Oma’s

German meals at Oma’s: Traditional dishes for the home cook

As someone with a German oma (grandmother), I can speak from experience when I say that German grandmothers make the best food! So with these Grandma’s dishes, the recipient will surely learn how to cook delicious German meals at home.


Book titled: Classic German baking
Classic German baking

Classic German baking: The very best recipes for traditional favorites, from pfeffernüsse to streuselkuchen 

The best German cookbook for someone who loves baking and sweets.


Book titled: the wurst
The wurst

The wurst: The very best of German food

This is another great cookbook for people who would love to try German food. Oh, and despite its front cover, the book also includes non-sausage recipes.


#20 German-themed jewelry

Photo courtesy of Etsy

If you are looking for German gifts for her, this cute necklace in the shape of Germany with a heart is a cute and subtle gift!


#21 Travel guides

DK Eyewitness Germany
DK Eyewitness Germany

DK Eyewitness Germany

Travel books are the best German gift ideas for people who are going to Germany for a trip soon! For people who love visuals, DK Eyewitness Germany is perfect. Their guidebooks are famous for their beautiful photography.


Lonely Planet Germany
Lonely Planet Germany

Lonely Planet Germany

This is the best guidebook for backpackers and budget travelers.


#22 Map of Germany

Watercolor map of Germany
Watercolor map of Germany

Maps are great gifts for German lovers who would gladly decorate their entire home with German items.

There are plenty of maps on Amazon, so definitely check it out to find one you like. My two favorites are the watercolor map and a wooden one.


German gifts for small budgets

#23 German travel journal

German travel journal
German travel journal

This is one of the best German gift ideas for someone who is going to travel to Germany soon. In this German travel journal, they can collect all their travel memories!

It also includes practical pages, such as packing lists and planning pages.

For more general travel journals, check out these 25 best travel journals.


#24 German-themed shirts

Shirt with I'm not yelling I'm German
Shirt with I’m not yelling I’m German

If you are looking for fun German gift ideas that are easy to take on a trip, shirts are the best gifts!

I thought this “I am not angry, I’m German” shirt was quite funny. Though personally, I don’t think German sounds angry, I know it does sound like that to many people.


#25 German-themed socks

German-themed socks
German-themed socks

If you are looking for gifts for German lovers who would prefer to show their affection for Germany a bit more subtly, these fun Oktoberfest socks are the perfect alternative!


Save these German gift ideas

Don’t forget to save these German gifts for the next time you have to find something for a German lover!

25 Awesome German gift ideas

Final note on German gift ideas

And which gift did you end up getting this time? Let me know in the comments!

Or check out the editor’s top 3 if you need more inspiration.