The 25 Best Colombian Gifts For People Obsessed With Colombia

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Cartagena, Colombia

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Are you looking for Colombian gifts for a Colombian friend who is homesick? Or are you Christmas shopping and do you need unique Colombian gift ideas for someone who simply loves the country? Whatever your case, you came to the right place!

Today you will find the 25 best Colombian-themed gifts for people who love Colombia. From unique and handmade gifts from Colombia to fun books and practical gifts for travelers.

If you don’t have time to read the entire post, here is a summary of my top 3 Colombian gift ideas by budget.

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Colombian gift ideas for large budgets

#1 A trip to Colombia


Let’s start this list with the number one gift for someone who loves Colombia: a trip to their favorite country in the world!

I know it’s a rather expensive gift, but if you have the budget, this is definitely my best tip.

Experience gifts are the best gifts you can give. And that’s not just my opinion. Check out these facts about experience gifts here.

So, head over to Skyscanner and book a flight and hotel to Colombia now.

Alternatively, you could also book a tour or fun activity in Colombia on Viator. This is a great gift if the recipient already has a flight to Colombia.

If you are not sure what kind of tours the recipient loves, or if you are not sure about the dates of their trip, you can also go for the Viator gift card (global experiences card). With this card, recipients can choose a Viator tour themselves.


#2 Gifts from Colombia: coffee

Colombian coffee

Is the recipient a huge coffee lover? Then you just found the perfect gift; ground coffee from Colombia.

The name may be a bit confusing. The brand is called Berry Beans, but it’s a bag of medium roast ground coffee.

Two fun facts about coffee and Colombia before we go on to the next Colombian gifts.

Did you know that Colombia is the third-largest exporter of coffee?

And did you know that honey processed coffee (such as this bag by Berry Beans) has nothing to do with actual honey? It refers to the sticky substance from the coffee cherry that stays in this type of coffee processing. So this gift is also suitable for vegans.

For more coffee-related Colombian gift ideas, check out #13 and #24.


#3 La Chamba pottery

Black clay pottery

Are you looking for more cool souvenirs and gifts from Colombia?

Then these handmade black clay bowls are perfect. They are made in the village of La Chamba in Colombia. Where they use special clay that’s found in the area which gives the pottery a distinctive black look.


#4 Emerald ring

Ring with emerald

Are you looking for Colombian gift ideas for her? Then this beautiful ring with Colombia’s most precious gemstone is the perfect gift.

Emerald has been mined and traded in Colombia for over 4000 years. So this gemstone and Colombia have a long history together.

For more affordable Colombia gift ideas for her, check out #23.


#5 Colombian games

Parcheesi game

If you are looking for Colombian-themed gifts for game lovers, there are two cool games you can go for.

The first one is parcheesi (the game you can see in the photo). It’s a wooden board game where players have to try and get all their pieces in the home section.

The second option is the frog game or sapo game. This is a fun outdoor game, where players have to throw rings and gain points. The person who reaches a certain amount of points first wins.

For more fun gifts for game lovers, check out these 25 travel-themed board games.


#6 Handmade gifts from Colombia: bag

colorful bag
Photo courtesy of NOVICA

This beautiful handmade bag is made by Colombian artisans in the north.

Colorful mochilas (bags) are one of the most common Colombian souvenirs, which makes them great Colombian gifts too.

What I love about NOVICA is that they support local artisans and their communities. So you will know that the money you spend on this gift will be used for a good cause.


#7 Colombian swimwear

Bathing suit
Photo courtesy of Onda de Mar

Colombia is blessed with many beautiful beaches. So it’s no wonder that you can also find great Colombian beachwear brands.

One example is Onde de Mar. They offer beautiful bathing suits and bikinis which make great Colombian gifts for women.


#8 Map of Colombia

Map of Colombia
Photo courtesy of Not on the High Street

Maps are great gifts for travelers. Because for some reason, travelers love maps. So for people who love Colombia, this illustrated map of Colombia will also be one of the great Colombian gift ideas.

It’s available in A3, A4, and A5 formats. Oh, and remember that the frame is not included.

Another option is the watercolor map of Colombia that’s available on Amazon. I love both maps, so it’s up to you to pick the one you think the recipient will love most.


#9 Handmade woven Colombian gifts: placemats

Placemat
Photo courtesy of Not on the High Street

Are you looking for more handmade gifts from Colombia? Then any woven handicraft is always a good idea.

Personally, loved those flower-shaped placemats. And I think they look great at any Colombia-lover’s dinner table.

They are made from dried palm leaves in a small town in Colombia. So you are not only giving awesome Colombian-themed gifts. You are also giving back to a local community.


#10 Colombian hammock

Two colorful hammocks
Photo courtesy of Not on the High Street

Hammocks have been used by the natives of Central and South America for ages, which is why you will find them across the continent. And why I also included a Brazilian hammock in my Brazilian gift guide.

But these hammocks are made in Colombia (from Brazilian cotton though), but still, they are great Colombian gifts for people who love to chill and relax in a hammock.


#11 Colombian rum

Bottle of Colombian rum
Photo courtesy of Total Wine

Are you looking for Colombian gifts for people who love rum? Or cocktails? Or a drink in general?

Then a bottle of Colombian slow-aged rum is the gift you need.

For more alcohol-related Colombian gift ideas, check out #16.


#12 Colombian leather gifts

Brown leather wallet
Photo courtesy of Not on the High Street

Are you looking for Colombian gifts for men? Then something made from Colombian leather is the perfect gift.

Colombia is one of the best places to find high-quality leather. They are the 8th-largest producer of leather in the world.

So if you want high-quality and authentic gifts from Colombia, then this wallet is the gift you need. As you probably already guessed, it’s made from Colombian leather. And it’s a simple and elegant design that works great for men.


Colombian gift ideas for mid budgets

#13 Colombia-themed travel mug

Travel mug with a heart and Colombia
Photo courtesy of Zazzle

The 45 different Colombia-themed travel mugs on Zazzle are also great Colombia gift ideas for people who love coffee.

I thought the travel mug with the heart and Colombia was cute, but definitely check out Zazzle for more inspiration.


#14 Colombian cookbooks

Secrets of Colombian cooking

Secrets of Colombian cooking

Are you looking for Colombian gifts for foodies? Then a Colombian cookbook is a great gift! The Secrets of Colombia is one of the best overall cookbooks, with 175 different Colombian recipes to try at home.


Colombiana

Colombiana: a rediscovery of recipes and rituals from the soul of Colombia

This is one of the best cookbooks for people who love traditional recipes with a modern twist. And for people who love to learn about how to style their food and dining table in Colombian style. It’s also a great gift to go with the handmade placemats (#9)


Easy Colombian cookbook

Easy Colombian cookbook: 50 delicious Colombian recipes

If you are looking for small Colombian gift ideas, then this book with 50 traditional Colombian recipes is the perfect gift.


#15 Colombia-themed tote bag

Tote bag with skyline of Bogotá
Photo courtesy of Zazzle

Are you looking for Colombian gifts for people who love Bogotá? Then this tote bag with the skyline of Bogotá is the perfect gift.

For other designs, check out Zazzle.


#16 A bottle of aguardiente

Colombian aguardiente
Photo courtesy of Total Wine

A bottle of aguardiente is one of the best gifts from Colombia for people who love strong liquor.

Colombian aguardiente is made from sugar cane and anise seed. It’s usually drunk neat, so it’s a great gift for people who love anise-flavored drinks, such as Ouzo from Greece.


#17 Books about Colombia

The Colombia Reader

The Colombia Reader: history, culture, politics

If you need Colombian gifts for people who are interested in history, then the Colombia reader is a great gift. It’s part of the Latin America Reader series, and they publish beautiful in-depth books.


Magdalena river of Dreams

Magdalena river of Dreams by Wade Davis

This is a beautiful book about the author’s trip along the Magdalena River. It’s both a travel memoir and a story about Colombia’s past and present.


One hundred years of solitude

One hundred years of solitude by Gabriel García Márquez

García Márquez is one of the most famous authors from Colombia, so if you are looking for Colombian gifts for people who love to read, then his number one book is the perfect gift.


#18 Colombia-themed passport cover

Passport cover with flag of Colombia
Photo courtesy of Zazzle

Are you looking for practical Colombian-themed gifts for travelers? Then passport covers in Colombia themes are the perfect gift.

I quite liked the one with the flag of Colombia and the option to personalize it with the recipient’s name. But you can find 23 different options on Zazzle.


#19 Colombia travel guides

The rough guide to Colombia

The rough guide to Colombia

Are you looking for Colombian gift ideas for people who are traveling to Colombia soon? Then the rough guide to Colombia is a great gift. This travel guide is perfect for adventurous travelers who also enjoy comfort. Check out the other two travel guides if you are looking for Colombian gifts for other types of travelers.


Lonely Planet: Colombia

Lonely Planet: Colombia

Are you looking for Colombian gift ideas for budget travelers? Then the Lonely Planet (AKA the backpacker’s bible) is the book you need.


National Geographic Traveler: Colombia

National Geographic Traveler: Colombia

National Geographic Traveler guidebooks are great for people who love in-depth background stories about the country and all the places they visit.


Colombian gift ideas for small budgets

#20 Colombian chocolate

Colombian chocolate
Photo courtesy of Not on the High Street

A chocolate bar made from Colombian cacao is one of the best gifts from Colombia for people who love chocolate.

Did you know that Colombia is the tenth-largest cacao producer in the world?

And did you know that the first cacao farm in Colombia dates back to the 17th century? The cacao plant itself is native to Colombia, so it’s been used by natives long before the first farm.


#21 More Colombian-themed gifts: luggage tag

Luggage tag
Photo courtesy of Zazzle

Do you need more practical Colombian gift ideas for travelers? How about Colombian-themed luggage tags?

You can find over 50 different options on Zazzle.

Or go for the one I picked with some classic Colombian items, such as coffee, gauchos, and chivas (buses).


#22 Colombian slang book

Colombia slang book

Are you looking for Colombian gifts for people who love to know how to swear or speak like a local? Then this Colombian slang book is perfect.

I would only recommend giving this book to someone who speaks a bit of Spanish already. The book includes 500 typical Colombian words and expressions, which is probably not very helpful for someone who doesn’t speak Spanish at all.


#23 Colombia map pendant

Map of Colombia

Are you looking for smaller Colombian gifts for her? Then perhaps this cute necklace is the gift you need. It’s the shape of the map of Colombia, plus there’s a heart in the middle to show her love for Colombia. (Or your love for her, however you want to interpret it).


#24 Colombia wall art

Metal tin of Colombia coffee

Are you looking for Colombian gifts for someone who loves Colombia but who can’t travel there now? Bring Colombia to their home with one of the beautiful Colombian-themed wall art items on Amazon!

Or if the recipient loves coffee, go for the Colombian coffee metal tin.


#25 Colombia travel journal

Colombia travel journal

Do you need Colombian gift ideas for someone who is traveling to Colombia soon?

Then this travel journal that’s specific for traveling to Colombia is the gift you need.

They can keep track of their travel stories in this journal. So when they return, they will have this book filled with great memories.

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


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Final note on Colombia gifts

Thank you so much for reading all the way to the bottom of this post! If you need more help finding the best Colombian-themed gifts, here are my top 3 gifts again: