If you’re reading this, chances are you or someone you know has a deep love for Bolivia, whether it’s the vibrant culture, breathtaking landscapes, or the sheer sense of adventure that this South American gem offers. And what better way to celebrate that love than with handpicked Bolivian gifts that capture the essence of this captivating country?
Whether you’re planning a surprise for a Bolivian in your life or simply want to bring home a piece of this beautiful nation as a keepsake, you’re in for a treat. We’ve collected the best gifts and souvenirs from Bolivia that go far beyond the typical fridge magnet or postcard. From handwoven textiles that tell stories to artisanal creations that are as unique as the country itself!
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Bolivian gifts for large budgets
#1 Alpaca wool gifts: sweater
Peru may be famous for its alpacas. That doesn’t mean they’re the only country that produces alpaca wool. Bolivia is the second-largest producer of alpaca and llama wool. So if you are looking for traditional things to buy in Bolivia, then anything made from Bolivian alpaca wool is perfect.
One example is this colorful sweater that is knit by Bolivian artisans. And what’s even better about this gift is that NOVICA is a fair-trade brand. Their artisans receive a fair wage and part of the profit is used to support local communities.
And that’s what makes this one of the best Bolivian gifts for both the recipient and locals.
#2 Map of Bolivia
Are you looking for the best Bolivian gifts for travel lovers?
Then a map of Bolivia is always a good idea.
I don’t know what it is with travelers, but they love maps. (That’s why I wrote the post with the 25 best world maps for travel lovers). So what’s better than a map of their favorite country?
I actually found two beautiful maps of Bolivia. Check out gift #24 for the second option.
The first option is a wooden map of Bolivia that includes the provinces and major cities.
#3 Souvenirs from Bolivia: Ametrine ring
Are you looking for the best Bolivian souvenirs for women? Then this is the gift you need.
It’s a ring made from the national gemstone of Bolivia; the ametrine. It’s a beautiful stone that’s mostly mined in Bolivia. It can be purple, yellow, or orange. Some other names you can see for this stone are pristine and bolivianite.
Check out #15 for more things to buy in Bolivia for women.
#4 A trip to Bolivia
One of the best gifts for people who love Bolivia is, of course, a trip to Bolivia.
So if you’ve got a large budget, head over to Skyscanner and book a ticket now!
Alternatively, you can check out the fun tours and activities in Bolivia on Tinggly. For example, day tours to the famous Uyuni Salt Flats which you can see in the photo.
And lastly, if you want to play it safe. You can also go for a Tinggly gift card, so the recipient can pick a date and tour him or herself.
For more travel-related gift cards, check out this list of the best gift cards for travelers!
#5 Aguayo bag
Aguayos (colorful Andean textiles) make fantastic souvenirs and gifts from Bolivia because they encapsulate the country’s rich cultural heritage. These vibrant, handwoven textiles showcase the artistry of indigenous communities and their deep traditions.
Aguayos are not only beautiful but also versatile, such as this practical sling bag!
#6 Bolivian-themed water bottle
Bolivian-themed water bottles are the best souvenirs from Bolivia for sustainable travelers.
Because they can reuse these stainless steel bottles countless times, instead of buying a plastic bottle each time.
For someone who loves Sucre, the I Love Sucre bottle is the best option. For other people, check out Zazzle.
#7 Alpaca wool scarf
Another great example of alpaca wool souvenirs from Bolivia is this scarf. Not only is it made from alpaca wool, but it is also sold by NOVICA, an organization that ensures fair wages for the artisans and supports local communities. Making this a wonderful gift for both the designer and your recipient!
#8 Bolivian-themed phone case
Are you looking for Bolivian gift ideas for someone who is obsessed with their phone?
Then a Bolivian-themed phone case to protect their precious gadget is perfect.
I loved the phone case with the Inca-style print, but there are over 200 different phone cases you can choose from.
Oh, one thing you should know about Zazzle’s phone cases is that they only provide cases for iPhones and Samsung.
#9 Bolivia cap
Are you looking for souvenirs from Bolivia for people who can’t get enough of the country? Then this cap that expresses exactly how the recipient feels, is a great gift.
The cap is available in 10 different colors, so you can find one that men and women will love.
#10 Bolivia travel poster
This is one of the best Bolivian gifts for people who want to bring Bolivia to their home; a vintage travel poster of Bolivia.
It’s a great gift idea for people who can’t travel to Bolivia now. But for more beautiful Bolivia gifts for people who want to bring Bolivia to their homes, check out #22.
#11 Leather goods
These handmade leather sachels are everything you want in a Bolivia souvenir; stylish, durable, and ready for adventure!
Crafted with South American flair, they’re a piece of Bolivian craftsmanship!
Though keep in mind that the leather goods are handmade and therefore always low in stock, but don’t worry if they happen to be out of stock, simply check out Etsy for more leather gifts from Bolivia.
Bolivian gifts for mid-budgets
#12 Bolivian cookbooks
Taste of Bolivian cuisine
Are you looking for Bolivian gifts for people who love Bolivian food? Then a cookbook to teach how to prepare Bolivian meals at home is the best gift. Taste of Bolivian cuisine is the best cookbook for eReaders and Kindles.
Gran Cocina Latina: The Food of Latin America
This is one of the best Bolivia gifts for people who love Latin American food. The book includes 500 recipes from different Latin American countries, including Bolivia.
#13 Books about Bolivia
The Bolivia Reader: History, culture, politics
Do you need Bolivian souvenirs and gifts for people who are interested in history? Then check out the Bolivia Reader. It’s part of the Latin America Reader series and they produce excellent in-depth books.
Marching powder: a true story of friendship, cocaine, and South America’s strangest jail
This book covers one of the most bizarre jails in Bolivia. It’s about two men who infiltrated the notorious San Pedro prison to capture the events. It’s a prison where rich criminals live in luxury, women, and children live with inmates, and cocaine is produced by the tons.
Bolivia: Photography coffee table book
Are you looking for Bolivian gift ideas for people who are into photography? Then this coffee table book with some of the most beautiful places in Bolivia is perfect.
#14 Bolivian-themed socks
These socks with hearts in the color of the Bolivian flag are fun souvenirs from Bolivia!
You can find 19 different Bolivia-themed socks on Zazzle, but these heart socks were my favorites.
#15 Bolivia map necklace
Are you looking for more Bolivian gifts for women? Then a necklace is also a great gift idea. And what’s better than a necklace in the shape of her favorite country?
You can find all sorts of designs on Etsy!
#16 Bolivia travel guides
If you are looking for Bolivia gifts for budget travelers, then the Lonely Planet is the book you need.
#17 Bolivian coffee
If you are looking for the best souvenirs from Bolivia for people who love coffee, then these fresh coffee beans from Bolivia are perfect! It’s made from the arabica coffee plant and they have a sweet caramel flavor.
#18 Bolivia jigsaw puzzle
Are you looking for the best Bolivian gifts for people who love jigsaw puzzles?
Then this 1000-piece puzzle of the famous Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia is perfect.
#19 Bolivia shirt
This Bolivian heartbeat shirt is a great gift for someone whose heart beats for Bolivia.
They have different kinds of shirts available and you can choose from seven different colors.
#20 Handmade dolls
These adorable handmade dolls pay homage to the iconic Cholita fashion with their bowler hats, colorful attire, and Aguayo bags.
They’re a quirky, pocket-sized souvenir from Bolivia that allows you to bring a piece of Bolivian culture home.
Whether it’s for your souvenir shelf or a gift for your niece, it’s a unique present to spread Bolivian charm and culture anywhere.
Don’t worry if this particular is out of stock (it’s only one-of-a-kind, so the chances are quite high), head over to Etsy to find more handmade dolls from Bolivia.
#21 Bolivian-themed travel mug
Do you need more Bolivian souvenirs for coffee lovers? Then a travel mug in Bolivia style is perfect!
You can find over 80 different options on Zazzle. Or simply go for the travel mug with a flamingo.
#22 Bolivia wall art
This wooden piece of art from Bolivia is another one of the great Bolivian souvenirs for people’s homes.
Though for more designs, check out Etsy.
Bolivian gifts for small budgets
#23 Aguayo purse
These colorful Aguayo purses are great small souvenirs from Bolivia to take home for your friends or sisters. It’s the perfect size for a coin or credit card purse, and perhaps the bright colors might make her notice her purse more often (and not lose it).
#24 Watercolor map of Bolivia
If you are looking for smaller maps of Bolivia, then this watercolor print is perfect!
I love the colorful design and it’s available in four different sizes. The smallest one starts at 5 by 7 inches (around 13 by 18 cm). And the largest option is 13 by 19 inches (around 33 by 48 cm).
#25 Bolivian-themed luggage tag
The last gift on this list is a great option for local Bolivians who love to travel; one of the Bolivian-themed luggage tags on Zazzle. You can choose from 59 different designs. Or go for this cute one with llamas.
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Final note on Bolivia gifts
Alright, thank you for checking this post and reading all the way to the end! If you still don’t know which gift to buy, have a look at the editor’s top 3 Bolivian souvenirs and gifts by budget. Perhaps you could use that for inspiration.