40 Terrific Thailand Gifts For People Who Love Thailand

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Are you ready to embark on an enlightening journey through the realm of the best Thailand gifts? Brace yourself for a wild ride filled with quirky souvenirs, cultural treasures, and enough Thai-inspired goodies to make you shout “Sawasdee-kap!” Whether you’re shopping for a friend or a family member, or just want gifts from Thailand for yourself (because let’s be honest, you deserve it), get ready to dive headfirst into a world of laughter, surprises, and the most fabulous Thai gifts you never knew existed!

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

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#1 Thai porcelain

Various handmade porcelain items from Thailand
Photo courtesy of Siam Terminal

These handmade porcelain pots are the best gifts from Thailand for people who love Thailand and who would love to add a bit of Thailand to their homes.


#2 Wood carving

Thai hand-made bowl with elephants
Photo courtesy of Amazon

Wood carving is the bee’s knees when it comes to typical gifts from Thailand! This craft has deep roots in Thai culture and showcases the country’s incredible artistic traditions. Each meticulously carved piece tells a story of skilled craftsmanship and local heritage. From elegant elephants, such as this bowl to intricate Buddha statues, wood carvings bring a touch of Thai charm to any home.

So, if you’re looking to surprise someone with a piece of Thailand’s soul, a wooden masterpiece is the way to go!


#3 DIY Thai curry

Three bags of DIY Thia curries
Photo courtesy of Amazon

If you are looking for Thailand gifts for a foodie, you came to the right place. I found a couple of great Thai food gifts that will surely satisfy their needs.

One of those great gifts is the DIY Thai curry food kits, which I shared earlier in my international DIY food kits list. With this super simple and foolproof kit, even the worst cooks can make a delicious Thai curry.

Though if they’re really a hazard in the kitchen, the next gift is probably a better alternative.


#4 Thai snack box

A gift box filled with snacks from Thailand
Photo courtesy of Cratejoy

Looking for a gift from Thailand for someone who misses Thai food? And specifically, Thai snacks?

Look no further than a monthly Thai snack subscription box! It’s like a flavor-packed vacation in a box, it’s the perfect gift for someone from Thailand who moved abroad, and for those who love all things Thailand. Each month, they’ll receive a delightful assortment of Thai snacks, from tangy tamarind candies to crispy shrimp chips. It’s like having a street food adventure without the jetlag!


#5 Thai crafts gift basket

A Thai gift set with various handmade products from Thailand
Photo courtesy of NOVICA

This Thai crafts gift basket from NOVICA is an absolute gem, and not just because it’s adorned with precious jewels!

It’s a fantastic Thai gift idea that brings together the best of craftsmanship and style. From a colorful cotton scarf to a shoulder bag with traditional elephant patterns and the beaded necklace, this basket is filled with gorgeous surprises! That will not only make the recipient happy but also the local Thai artisans who made the products.


#6 Thai soup kit

Thai soup and bags
Photo courtesy of Uncommon Goods

If you are looking for more Thai food gifts besides the curry kit, this Thai soup kit is perfect.

It includes two sorts of Thai soups: Tom Kha and Tom Yum Soup. All they have to do is pick which veggies and proteins to add, boil water, add the veggies and proteins and that’s it! Making this a great gift for soup lovers.


#7 Thai language course

Complete Thai language course book
Photo courtesy of Amazon

A Thai language course is a great gift for someone going to Thailand. Whether they’re traveling for leisure, work, or to visit family, with a language course they’re be able to interact with locals on a much deeper level.


#8 Thailand wall art

Set of five canvas panels with an elephant and three Thai monks
Photo courtesy of Amazon

If you are looking for gifts for someone in Thailand who just bought a home, check out the beautiful Thai wall art ideas on Amazon, such as the 5-piece wall art of Thai monks and an elephant!


#9 More Thai wood carvings

Thai temple wood carving
Photo courtesy of Amazon

I told you, wood carvings are the best Thailand gift ideas for people who love Thai home decor items, which is why I added two more gorgeous designs; an elephant wood carving and a temple one.


#10 Muay Thai gifts

Muay Thai short
Photo courtesy of Amazon

For those of you who are like me and have no idea what Muay Thai is. It is one of the most popular martial arts forms in Thailand.

So check out Amazon for gifts for martial arts fans, such as Muay Thai shorts, gloves, boxing bags, and more.

Or have a look at these 25 unbeatable boxing gifts!


#11 Handmade silver jewelry

Two earring studs of silver elephants
Photo courtesy of NOVICA

Looking for a unique Thai gift idea that embodies culture and craftsmanship?

Look no further than NOVICA’s Thai jewelry collection!

Handcrafted by talented artisans in Thailand, these exquisite pieces are more than just accessories—they’re wearable works of art. With NOVICA’s partnership with local artisans, you can trust the authenticity, cultural significance, and fair trade of each piece, such as these adorable earrings.


#12 Handmade domino set

A wooden handmade set of the game dominos
Photo courtesy of NOVICA

This handmade wooden domino set NOVICA, makes a great gift idea from Thailand for game lovers because it represents the craftsmanship of skilled artisans in Thailand.

Plus by purchasing through NOVICA, your gift not only showcases the beauty of Thai craftsmanship but also promotes fair trade principles and sustainable practices.


Thailand gifts for mid-budgets

#13 Thai name necklace

A necklace with a name written in Thai script
Photo courtesy of Initial Necklaces

If you are looking for Thai gift ideas for women, this necklace with her name written in Thai is a super cute and thoughtful idea!


#14 Thailand maps

A scratch map of Thailand
Photo courtesy of Amazon

If you are looking for a cool gift for someone in Thailand who loves their country, then a map to showcase that love is a great gift idea.

My two favorites were the Thailand scratch map on Amazon and the metal geometric map from Etsy. The first one is great for travelers who want to explore every part of the country, and the second is an awesome gift for Thai families who would love a piece of home in their home.

Or check out these 25 world map wall art designs.


#15 Coconut bowls

A set of bowls and spoons made from coconut in Thailand
Photo courtesy of Amazon

These coconut bowls are perfect gifts from Thailand to go along with one of the Thai food gifts, such as the curry kit. So they can serve the Thai curry in the most Thai way.


#16 Elephant pants

Woman wearing comfy pants with a pattern of elephants
Photo courtesy of Amazon

Honestly, I can’t even believe I am sharing the elephant pants on this list. It’s basically one of the most cliche outfits and gifts for someone going to Thailand.

The classic, ‘I went to Thailand and it was a life-changing experience’ pants (check the meme).

But let’s face it.

The pants are comfortable, lightweight, and thin, they dry fast, and cover your knees so you can visit temples without passing out from the heat. Which explains why they are so popular and iconic.

Elephant pants

#17 Thai cookbooks

Taste of Thailand cookbook
Photo courtesy of Amazon

A Taste of Thailand

The complete Thai cookbook with over 300 authentic Thai recipes.


Thai Street Food: Authentic Recipes, Vibrant Traditions: cookbook
Photo courtesy of Amazon

Thai Street Food: Authentic Recipes, Vibrant Traditions

Street food is an important part of Thai food culture, so a book with nearly 100 street food recipes is a must.


Cookbook cover of "101 Thai Dishes You Need to Cook Before You Die"
Photo courtesy of Amazon

101 Thai Dishes You Need to Cook Before You Die

The essential recipes, techniques, and ingredients of Thailand.


Cookbook cover of 'Pok Pok: Food and Stories from the Streets, Homes, and Roadside Restaurants of Thailand'
Photo courtesy of Amazon

Pok Pok: Food and Stories from the Streets, Homes, and Roadside Restaurants of Thailand

This is another one of the great Thai food gifts. Besides the street food recipes, the book also includes the stories behind the recipes.


#18 Thailand-themed passport cover

Buddhas
Photo courtesy of Zazzle

A Thai-themed passport cover is a great gift for someone from Thailand who loves to travel. They can explore the world while carrying a piece of their home with them.

I quite liked the one inspired by Thai temples, but check out Zazzle for more designs.


#19 Thai silk gifts

Silk jewelry bag handmade in Thailand
Photo courtesy of Amazon

Handmade with love and adorned with intricate Thai silk, this jewelry bag is an awesome Thai gift idea for her. It’s soft, gentle, and oh-so-fancy, ensuring your precious trinkets stay tangle-free and stylishly stored. Not only does it protect your gems, but it also adds a touch of Thai elegance to their accessory game.


#20 Thailand travel books

Lonely Planet gudiebook for Thailand
Photo courtesy of Amazon

Lonely Planet’s Thailand

Do you need a gift for someone going to Thailand? And is that person a backpacker? Then the Lonely Planet is the perfect travel guide and gift for you!


Book cover of "Thailand: The Solo Girl's Travel Guide"
Photo courtesy of Amazon

Thailand: The Solo Girl’s Travel Guide

This is the perfect guidebook for solo female travelers in Thailand.


Book cover of the rough guide to Thailand
Photo courtesy of Amazon

The Rough Guide to Thailand

Rough Guides are another example of excellent guidebooks for all sorts of travelers.


#21 Good luck amulet

Handmade bracelet in Thailand for good luck
Photo courtesy of Amazon

Supernatural beliefs are quite common in Thailand, and you can find all sorts of amulets or Thai good luck gifts throughout the country.

Whether you believe in superstition or not, this bracelet is still a cute Thailand-inspired gift.


#22 Thailand-themed puzzles

Phi Phi islands jigsaw puzzle
Photo courtesy of Amazon

Puzzles are great gifts for people who love Thailand but can’t travel there right now.

So check out Amazon for the many different Thailand-themed puzzles or opt for this one of the Phi Phi islands.


#23 Thailand-themed travel mugs

A travel mug with shades in the colors of the Thai flag
Photo courtesy of Zazzle

Are you searching for the perfect gift for someone from Thailand? Whether it’s a friend or family, look no further than Zazzle’s Thai-themed travel mugs!

These tumblers not only keep beverages piping hot or refreshingly cool but also celebrate the rich culture and spirit of the recipient’s favorite country.


#24 Thai rum

A bottle of the Thai drink Mekhong
Photo courtesy of Drizly

If you are looking for gift ideas from Thailand for people who love booze, this typical Thai rum is exactly what you need!


#25 Interesting books about Thailand

Book cover of "A History of Thailand"
Photo courtesy of Amazon

A History of Thailand

This is the updated version of A History of Thailand. The book includes everything from the wars, monarchies, and resilience of Thailand.


Book cover of "Moving to Thailand: Everything you need to know to become an expat in 2022."
Photo courtesy of Amazon

Moving to Thailand

Everything you need to know to become an expat in 2022. As you probably already guessed, this is a great gift for someone going to Thailand as a digital nomad or expat.


#26 Thailand flag socks

Socks with the flag of Thailand
Photo courtesy of Zazzle

I know, I know, socks may not be the most unique gifts, but they are super practical and fun! I mean what’s a better way to show your love for a country than by wearing socks decorated with the flag?


#27 Map of Thailand bracelet

Thailand map bracelet
Photo courtesy of Bubblebox

If you are looking for another cute gift for someone from Thailand, this bracelet with a map of Thailand is perfect!


#28 Thai fried chilis

fried chilis bag
Photo courtesy of Texas Tea Shoppe

If you are looking for gift ideas from Thailand for chili lovers, these fried chilis are the perfect gift.

They are super popular as a snack in Thailand. And since the seeds have already been removed, the crisps are not quite as spicy as the name would suggest.


Thailand gifts for small budgets

#29 Thai slang book

Thai slang book
Photo courtesy of Amazon

Are you looking for funny Thai gift ideas? And specifically for people who love to swear in different languages?

Then this Thai slang book is perfect for them.


#30 Tuk tuk miniature design

Miniature tuk tuk
Photo courtesy of Handicrafted by Thai

Tuk-tuks are as iconic to Thailand as the double-decker buses are to London. So for true Thailand lovers, having a miniature tuk-tuk to decorate their home will bring back the sweet memories of moving around in a crazy tuk-tuk.


#31 Thai tea gifts

A bag with Thai tea mix
Photo courtesy of ANFA shop

Thai iced tea is one of the iconic drinks from Thailand. It is typically made from black tea, spices, sugar, sweetened condensed milk, and evaporated milk. The tea gift from Etsy only includes Thai tea leaves and a simple recipe card, so the recipient can turn it into a delicious Thai tea in no time.

Also check out the tea gifts guide, for more ideas for tea lovers.


#32 Thailand-themed tote bags

Tote bag with Thailand
Photo courtesy of Zazzle

Tote bags are the perfect practical gift for someone in Thailand. That is if you pick a tote bag that is inspired by Thailand of course.

Luckily Zazzle offers a wide selection of Thailand-themed tote bags, such as the one with the elephant. But don’t forget to check out their complete selection.


#33 Thailand-inspired luggage tags

Lugagge tag with a boat
Photo courtesy of Zazzle

Thailand-themed luggage tags are another great example of practical, yet fun gifts for someone from Thailand who loves to travel.

I liked the photo of a typical Thai boat at one of the many beautiful beaches. But definitely check out the other designs at Zazzle.


#34 Novels set in Thailand

Book cover of "Sightseeing by Rattawut Lapcharoensa"
Photo courtesy of Amazon

Sightseeing by Rattawut Lapcharoensa

It’s a collection of short stories set in Thailand. The stories are told through the eyes of locals and paint a great picture of life in Thailand


Book cover of "Noodle Trails, a travel memoir by Eileen Kay"
Photo courtesy of Amazon

Noodle Trails, a travel memoir by Eileen Kay

A fun story of a woman’s trip to Thailand. Or as the subtitle states: fair trade, dung trade, and travels in Thailand and beyond.


#35 Thai massage tools

Thai hand and foot massage tools
Photo courtesy of Amazon

If you are looking for gift ideas from Thailand for someone who could use a bit of a massage and relaxation, this small, but effective massage tool is perfect!


#36 Tiger balm

A package of Thai tiger balm
Photo courtesy of Walmart

Tiger balm is a very popular product for muscle and joint pain relief, both in Thailand and beyond.


#37 Handmade sling bag

A small bag handmade in Thailand decorated with elephants
Photo courtesy of NOVICA

Looking for a unique gift from Thailand? Then I’ve got the perfect Thai treasure for you; a handmade sling from NOVICA.

It’s not just a beautiful bag, but it also supports fair trade artisans, making this a win-win.


#38 Thailand coloring books

Adult coloring book with a Thailand theme
Photo courtesy of Amazon

Coloring books for adults can work soothing and can relieve stress. So what can be more stress-reducing than a coloring book of their favorite country?

Check out Amazon for all sorts of Thailand coloring books or simply opt for the BIG coloring book about Thailand.


#39 Thai seasoning

A container with Thai spices
Photo courtesy of Walmart

This is another great gift idea from Thailand for people who love Thai food. With this seasoning mix, they can add a taste of Thailand to any dish. The spice blend is a mix of Ginger, Basil, Red Pepper, Cumin, Cardamom, and more. It’s also a great gift to go along with one of the cookbooks.


#40 Thailand travel journal

Thailand travel journal
Photo courtesy of Amazon

These travel journals are the best gift for someone going to Thailand soon! They can keep track of all their adventures, impressions, and stories in these journals specifically designed for Thailand. If you are not a fan of this coloring design, check out Amazon for more options. Or check out these 25 cute travel journals, for journals that are not specific for a country.


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Final notes on Thai gift ideas

I hope this wild ride through Thai gift ideas has left you inspired, entertained, and ready to unleash your gift-giving prowess. From hand-carved masterpieces to spicy delights, Thailand offers a world of possibilities for the perfect present.

AUTHOR

Hi, I’m Lara, a 29-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!