25 Incredible Indonesian Gifts For People Obsessed With Indonesia

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You can find the  25 best Indonesian gifts for people who love Indonesia here! Personally, I found the vintage map of Indonesia to be the best Indonesia gift.

But who am I to select the best Indonesian-themed gifts anyway?

Well, as the writer and editor of The Best Travel Gifts, I have spent a fair amount (read hours, days, or even weeks) searching the web to find unique gifts for all countries and travelers. So let’s have a look at the 25 best gifts for people who love Indonesia.

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Indonesia gifts for large budgets

#1 Map of Indonesia

Vintage map of Indonesia

Maps are always good gifts for travel lovers, especially if it’s the map of their favorite country. I always like vintage maps, such as the one from Amazon. But if you are looking for gifts for someone who loves Bali, you can also check out the personalized map of Bali from Not on the High Street.

It’s also a great wedding gift for a couple who got married or engaged in Bali, but you can also add a sweet personal message if it’s a birthday or Christmas gift.

For more cool world maps, check out these 25 world maps.


#2 Indonesia puzzle

Tanah Lot Bali 

This 1000-piece jigsaw puzzle of Tanah Lot Bali is a great gift for travel lovers at home. Putting together the puzzle will keep them entertained for a while and they can enjoy the beauty of Indonesian nature once the puzzle is finished.

Also, check out my puzzle gift guide if you need more inspiration for puzzle lovers.


#3 Batik shirt

Batik shirt

If you are looking for traditional Indonesian souvenirs as a gift, then Batik clothing is perfect! For those of you who are like me and have no idea what Batik is. I googled it, and apparently, it’s a wax-resistant dyeing technique, that’s particularly often used in Indonesia, and thus a great souvenir from Indonesia.


#4 Indonesian wood crafts

wooden coasters
Photo courtesy of Etsy

These teak coasters are great souvenirs from Indonesia for someone’s home. The coasters are handmade by artisans in Indonesia.


Indonesia gifts for mid-budgets

#5 Indonesian cookbooks

The Indonesian kitchen

The Indonesian kitchen

This book includes 120 traditional Indonesian recipes from across the country.


Fire islands

Fire islands: recipes from Indonesia

This is another great cookbook with 100 recipes from Java to Bali to many of the other Indonesian islands!


Indonesian dessert book

Indonesian Desserts

If you are looking for Indonesian gifts for someone who loves Indonesian food and more specifically desserts, this is the perfect gift.


Coconut and Sambal

Coconut & Sambal: Recipes from my Indonesian Kitchen

Another book filled with traditional Indonesian recipes. Oh, and if you need more Indonesian food gifts, check out the next item!


#6 Indonesian sambal

ABC sambal

If you are looking for Indonesian gifts for spicy food lovers, Indonesian sambal is what you need!

Sambal is a typical Indonesian paste or sauce made from chilies and some other ingredients such as garlic, and ginger. But essentially, it’s just mashed chilies, making it a great ingredient for spicy-food lovers.

If you need more inspiration check out these 25 spicy chili gifts.


#7 Necklace with a map of Indonesia

necklace of the map of Indonesia
Photo courtesy of Etsy

If you are looking for cute Indonesian gifts for her, this necklace with the map of Indonesia is a great gift idea. It’s not only a cute piece of jewelry, but it will also remind her of her favorite country in the world.


#8 Indonesian coffee

Indonesian coffee

If you are looking for Indonesia gifts for a coffee lover, this is the perfect gift; Sumatra Coffee median roast! It has a typical earthy and chocolatey flavor.

Did you know that Indonesia was the fourth largest coffee producer in the world in 2014? (I couldn’t find more recent data, but I would assume they still are a key player in the world’s coffee production).

So what’s a better gift for a true coffee lover, than to taste coffee from his favorite country?

Also check out my coffee gift guide, for more ideas for coffee lovers!


#9 Travel guides

Lonely Planet: Indonesia

Lonely Planet: Indonesia

If you are looking for Indonesia gifts for budget travelers, the Lonely Planet Indonesia is the perfect gift. If they don’t have it yet, of course.


DK Eyewitness

DK Eyewitness Bali and Lombok

DK Eyewitness travel guides work for pretty much any type of traveler. This book is perfect for people who are going to Bali and Lombok specifically.


Diving in Indonesia

Diving in Indonesia

As you probably already guessed, this book is a great gift for people who love diving.


#10 Indonesian food basket

Indonesian food basket

If you are looking for Indonesian gifts for someone who loves Indonesian food, this basket is the perfect gift. It includes 9 different Indonesian snacks, such as cassava chips, garuda-coated peanuts (garlic and spicy), various crackers, and instant noodles.


#11 Indonesia-themed water bottle

Water bottel with Java
Photo courtesy of Zazzle

Water bottles are great practical Indonesia gifts for travelers. If you buy a water bottle with an Indonesian-themed design. Check out Zazzle for the 86 different designs they offer or opt for the water bottle with the vintage travel poster of Java if you are looking for Indonesian gifts for someone who loves Java.


#12 Indonesia-themed socks

Sock with hearts
Photo courtesy of Zazzle

Another example of great practical Indonesian gifts for travelers are Indonesia-inspired socks, such as the one with hearts and the flag of Indonesia. Or check out Zazzle for more designs.


#13 Vintage travel poster

Bali vintage travel poster

This Bali vintage travel poster is a great Balinese gift for someone who loves Bali and who would love to bring a bit of Bali to their home.


#14 Indonesian handicrafts

rotan wall art
Photo courtesy of World Market

If you are looking for Indonesian gifts for someone’s home, this natural leaf fan wall art is the perfect gift. It is made in Indonesia from palm leaves.


#15 Indonesia-themed passport cover

Passport cover with skyline of Jakarta
Photo courtesy of Zazzle

The single most important item for a traveler is his or her passport. So a passport cover to keep that document as safe as possible is a super practical gift for travelers. And if you decide to buy one in the theme of their favorite county, it’s a double-awesome gift.

You can choose from 25 different designs on Zazzle, or if you know that the recipient loves Jakarta, you can get the one with the Jakarta skyline.


#16 Fun books about Indonesia

Culture Smart: Indonesia

Culture Smart: Indonesia

If you are looking for Indonesia gifts for someone who will move to Indonesia soon, or someone who is interested in learning more about local cultures and traditions, this is the perfect gift for them!


Bali Modern

Bali Modern: The art of tropical living

This is a great book for people who love Bali and more specifically Balinese architecture and home decor. The book is filled with beautiful photographs for inspiration.


Indonesian slang book

Indonesian slang: Colloquial Indonesian at Work

This book is a great gift for people who are more interested in learning local slang instead of learning the local language.


Gifts of unknown things

Gifts of Unknown Things

This book is about the true story of nature, healing, and initiation from Indonesia’s dancing island; Nus Tarian.


#17 Indonesia-themed travel mugs

Travel mug with orangutan
Photo courtesy of Zazzle

If you are looking for more Indonesian gifts for someone who loves coffee, and more specifically, coffee-to-go, an Indonesia-themed travel mug might be the gift you need.

You can choose from 190 different designs on Zazzle, or go for the one with the orangutan which you can personalize with their name.

Oh, and in case you are wondering why an orangutan is a typical Indonesian thing. Over 80% of all orangutans worldwide live in Indonesia. The two main islands where they can be found are Sumatra and Borneo.


Indonesia gifts for small budgets

#18 Batik hair scrunchies

Hair tie
Photo courtesy of Etsy

If you are looking for traditional Indonesian gifts for her, then this hair scrunchie made from batik textile is perfect. For those of you who are not familiar with women’s hair accessories; a scrunchie is an elastic hair tie, that’s covered with fabric. And the fabric, in this case, is a traditional Indonesian style (check #3).


#19 Indonesian language course

Indonesian language book

There are over 700 different languages spoken in Indonesia! So if you are looking for Indonesian gifts for someone who wants to learn the local language, you can give 700 different languages courses 😉

Or you can give a language course for Bahasa Indonesia which is the official Indonesian language. Check out Udemy for complete online language courses, or go for the travel edition from Amazon.


#20 Bali soap

Bali soap

If you are looking for souvenirs from Indonesia, this Bali soap is a great gift. And they are not tested on animals, which is a big plus.


#21 Indonesian spices

Indonesian spices

If you are looking for Indonesian gifts to pair with the cookbooks I mentioned earlier, then Indonesian spices are the perfect gift! Cutcherry is a typical Indonesian herb that is used in many traditional recipes. It’s a bit comparable to ginger, which is why it’s also called aromatic ginger.


#22 Indonesia-themed tote bag

Tote bag with map of Indonesia
Photo courtesy of Zazzle

If you are looking for small, light, and practical Indonesian gifts for travelers, then tote bags with an Indonesian theme are a great idea.

I always like the map designs, but you can find nearly 400 different Indonesian-inspired tote bags on Zazzle.


#23 Bali calendar

Bali calendar

This Bali calendar is a great gift for someone who loves Bali, but who can’t travel (or live) there. With this calendar, they can enjoy a new stunning picture of Bali every month.


#24 Indonesia travel journal

Indonesia travel journal

If you are looking for practical Indonesia gifts for someone who is about to travel to Indonesia soon, then this travel journal specifically for Indonesia is the perfect gift!

If you would rather give a travel journal that’s not specific to one country, check out these 25 cute travel journals.


#25 Indonesian-themed luggage tags

Lugagge tag with Indonesia
Photo courtesy of Zazzle

Luggage tags are another example of small and practical Indonesian gifts. (If you buy one of the 95 Indonesian-themed luggage tags of course.)

This time I picked a temple design since that’s one of the many things that Indonesia is famous for. But don’t worry if you don’t like that design, there are plenty of options to choose from!


Save these Indonesian gifts

Alright, I already told you what my favorite gift for people who love Indonesia was. So if you came to the end of the list and still haven’t made up your mind, get the vintage map of Indonesia!

Also, don’t forget to save this post to Pinterest, so you know where to look next time you need to find unique Indonesia gifts!

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