The 35 Best Colombian Gifts That Capture The Heart Of Colombia

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Get your fiesta hats on because we’re about to dive into a treasure trove of Colombian gifts that’ll make you say, “¡Qué chévere!” From delicious food to stunning landscapes, Colombia has it all. In this blog post, we’ve gathered the crème de la crème, the absolute best of the best, in 35 gifts from Colombia that capture the heart of the country.

So, prepare to be enchanted, amused, and maybe even craving a little salsa dancing. Let’s get this gift-fiesta started, shall we?

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#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 Handmade bag from Colombia

A colorful handmade bag from Colombia
Photo courtesy of NOVICA

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

Colorful mochilas (bags) are one of the most common Colombian souvenirs, which makes them great Colombian gifts too. Keep in mind that each bag is handmade, so the bag in the photo might be sold out already, but just check out NOVICA for other mochila designs.

And if you buy your bag from NOVICA, you’re not only receiving a beautiful high-quality bag, but you’re also supporting local artisans and their communities. Because NOVICA provides fair wages and uses part of its profits to give back to the artisans’ communities.


#3 La Chamba pottery

A black bowl made in Colombia
Photo courtesy of Magda Made Co

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. For more options, head over to Etsy.


#4 Emerald ring

A ring with a gemstone of emerald
Photo courtesy of Diamond for Love

Are you looking for gifts for a Colombian woman?

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 Colombian gifts for her, check out #23.


#5 Colombian games

Board game from Colombia
Photo courtesy of Amazon

If you are looking for souvenirs from Colombia 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, very similar to Ludo.

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 woven placemats

A handmade placemat
Photo courtesy of NOVICA

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

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

They are made by a local artisan from Colombia, so with this gift, you’re not just giving an awesome present, but you’re also giving back to a local community.


#7 Colombian rum

Bottle of Colombian rum
Photo courtesy of Total Wine

Are you looking for souvenirs from Colombia 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.


#8 Handwoven baskets

A set of three handwoven baskets from Colombia
Photo courtesy of NOVICA

These handwoven colorful baskets are awesome gifts and souvenirs from Colombia! They’re like a portable piece of Colombia, compact enough to fit in a suitcase, but bursting with vibrant colors and traditional craftsmanship. Not only are they visually stunning, but they’re also practical for storing all those random knick-knacks that accumulate. And to make it even better, they’re also a gift that gives back to the local communities in Colombia because Novica provides fair wages for the artisans who make their products.


#9 Snack gift basket

A box filled with typical snacks from Colombia
Photo courtesy of Cales Box

A basket filled with snacks from Colombia is a gift that will make any Colombia lover’s taste buds dance the salsa! It’s like a flavor fiesta straight from the motherland. With Bon Bon Chocolates, Cafecitas cookies, Chocoramo cake, and more, it’s by far the best gift from Colombia for anyone with a sweet tooth!


#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.

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


#11 Funny mugs

Three mugs with typical Colombian food printed
Photo courtesy of Coleartusa

Are you looking for Colombia gifts for someone who misses Colombian food?

Then this mug is a super fun gift that can offer them some comfort (without the calories).

You can choose from a design with bandeja paisa, arepas, or empanadas, so the recipient can start each morning with a coffee and a piece of their favorite food in their hands.


#12 Colombian leather gifts

Brown leather wallet
Photo courtesy of Not on the High Street

Are you looking for Colombian souvenirs 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.


#13 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 Onda de Mar. They offer beautiful bathing suits and bikinis which make great Colombian gifts for her.


Colombian gift ideas for mid budgets

#14 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.


#15 Map of Colombia

A poster of the map of Colombia
Photo courtesy of Art Decor print

If you’re on the hunt for the perfect gift for a Colombian woman in your life, look no further than this map of Colombia! This gift is like a passport to her heart, showcasing her deep connection to her beloved country. Every time she gazes at that poster, she’ll be reminded of her roots, the vibrant culture, and the incredible adventures that lie ahead.

It’s available in various formats, but the frame is not included. And for more designs, check out Etsy.


#16 Gifts from Colombia: coffee

A bag of coffee beans from Colombia
Photo courtesy of Bean Box

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

So if the recipient is a huge coffee lover, you just found the perfect gift!

Coffee from Colombia.

Check out Bean Box to find various options from Colombia, such as this sweat decaf coffee.

For more coffee-related Colombian gift ideas, check out #21.


#17 Colombia-themed coasters

A set of coasters in Colombia-themed with a miniature Colombia chiva bus
Photo courtesy of She Bang Art

This unique set of coasters is the ultimate gift for Colombians who like to keep their drinks in Colombian style!

These tooled leather coasters are all hand-painted with different designs that capture the spirit of Colombia and come in the classic Colombian chiva bus for the finishing touch.


#18 Colombian cookbooks

Secrets of Colombian cooking cookbook
Photo courtesy of Amazon

Secrets of Colombian Cooking

Are you looking for Colombia 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.


Cookbook called "Colombiana: a rediscovery of recipes and rituals from the soul of Colombia"
Photo courtesy of Amazon

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 (#6)


Easy Colombian cookbook: 50 delicious Colombian recipes
Photo courtesy of Amazon

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.


#19 Colombia-themed tote bag

Tote bag with skyline of Bogotá
Photo courtesy of Zazzle

Are you looking for gifts for Colombians from Bogotá?

Then this tote bag with the skyline of Bogotá is the perfect gift.

For other designs, check out Zazzle.


#20 Apron

Apron with the flag and map of Colombia
Photo courtesy of Latin Vibes Store

Do you need gifts for Colombians who love spending time in the kitchen? Probably to make some delicious arepas, empanadas and more Colombian food.

Then this cute Colombia-themed apron is perfect! With the Colombian flag proudly displayed, they’ll feel invincible in the kitchen, ready to whip up delicious Colombian dishes with flair and salsa moves.


#21 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 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.


#22 Books about Colombia

Book cover of "The Colombia Reader: history, culture, politics"
Photo courtesy of Amazon

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.


Book cover of 'Magdalena river of Dreams by Wade Davis'
Photo courtesy of Amazon

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.


Book cover of 'One hundred years of solitude by Gabriel García Márquez'
Photo courtesy of Amazon

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.


#23 Colombia-themed passport cover

Passport cover with flag of Colombia
Photo courtesy of Zazzle

Are you looking for practical gifts for Colombians who travel a lot? 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.


#24 Colombia travel guides

The rough guide to Colombia book cover
Photo courtesy of Amazon

The rough guide to Colombia

Are you looking for gifts 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.


Colombia travel guide by Lonely Planet
Photo courtesy of Amazon

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
Photo courtesy of Amazon

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

#25 Colombian chocolate

A tablet of chocolate made from cacao from Colombia
Photo courtesy of Saristas Cafe

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.


#26 Colombian-themed luggage tag

Luggage tag
Photo courtesy of Zazzle

Do you need more practical gifts for Colombians who love to travel?

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).


#27 Colombian slang book

Colombia slang book
Photo courtesy of Amazon

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.


#28 Colombia map pendant

Map of Colombia necklace
Photo courtesy of Amazon

Are you looking for small gifts for a Colombian woman?

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).


#29 Birds of Colombia coloring book

Birds of Colombia coloring book for adults
Photo courtesy of Amazon

Coloring books are no longer just for kids. They actually work very therapeutically for stressed-out adults too! And that’s exactly what makes this coloring book with the birds of Colombia one of the best Colombian gifts for anyone who could use a bit of relaxation.


#30 Colombia wall art

Vintage travel poster of Cartagena, Colombia
Photo courtesy of Amazon

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! Such as this cute travel poster of Cartagena.


#31 Colombia travel journal

Colombia travel journal
Photo courtesy of Amazon

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.


#32 Funny beer glass

A beer glass with the text "i don't need therapy, I just need to go to Colombia"
Photo courtesy of Kami Fun Designs

This funny beer glass with the etched text “I don’t need therapy, I just need to go to Colombia” is the perfect Colombia gift for anyone who appreciates a good laugh and a cold brew! It’s like a funny prescription for all their stress and worried and a way to toast to the therapy they truly need.


#33 Colombia-themed shirts

A pink t-shirt with the map of Colombia and hearts
Photo courtesy of Inci Design USA

A Colombia-themed shirt is a fantastic gift for any Colombia-obsessed friend. You can find plenty of designs on Etsy, and if you need gifts for a Colombian woman, go for this cute one with the map of Colombia and hearts.


#34 Keychains

A keychain with the flag of Colomia and a miniature bag
Photo courtesy of My Cute Style

This cute keychain is a great gift for Colombians who always lose their keys (like me). With this awesome Colombia theme, their keys will instantly grab all the attention, and they might finally treat them with more love and tenderness!


#35 Bracelets

Bracelets with beads in the colors of the flag of Colombia
Photo courtesy of Colombian Chic

Are you looking for small Colombian gifts for her?

Then this bracelet with beads in the color of the Colombian flag is perfect. It’s cute, small, and it reminds her of the country she loves the most.


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AUTHOR

Hi, I’m Lara, a 30-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!