The 25 Best Winter Wonderland Gift Ideas For Winter Lovers

By Lara
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Are you looking for the best winter gifts for that one crazy person who loves the cold? Or do you know more crazy people like that and are you looking for Christmas gift ideas for winter lovers? Whatever your case, you will find 25 awesome winter-themed gifts on this list. From warm drinks to drink by the fire to fun wintery things to do when it gets cold. There is a gift for every kind of crazy winter lover on this list.

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

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25 winter-themed gifts

Winter gifts for large budgets

#1 Fondue set

Fondue set
Fondue set

One of the best things about winter is the cozy indoor winter nights. And when you think of cozy winter nights, it doesn’t take long before fondue comes to mind.

So if you are looking for gift ideas for winter lovers who also love warm meals, a fondue pot is the perfect gift.

The fondue pan I selected is even better for people who love Switzerland, but you can also find fondue pots without decoration on Amazon.

#2 Hot chocolate

Three bags of chocolate
Photo courtesy of Uncommon Goods

One of the most typical winter drinks is, of course, hot chocolate!

And that makes it one of the best winter gifts for both people who love and people who hate winter. Because even if you don’t like winter, you can’t not like hot chocolate (unless the receiver is one of those crazy people who doesn’t like chocolate).

My favorite hot chocolate is Mexican hot chocolate. It’s made with cocoa discs that contain cocoa, sugar, and different flavors such as vanilla or almond. And the best part about this is that you can even make it with water instead of milk and it will still taste delicious!

Alternatively, you can also go for a set of regular hot chocolate with different flavors. It’s not Mexican, but still delicious.

#3 Tea gift set

Teas of the world gift box
Teas of the world gift box

Any drink that will keep the receiver warm makes a great winter drink and thus a great winter-themed gift.

So besides hot chocolate, tea is a classic gift for winter lovers.

And my favorite tea gift set is the one with ten different types of teas from around the world. But of course, I am a big travel lover, so I love anything that is international-oriented.

For receivers who are not particularly big travel lovers, the cold weather comfort tea set is a better alternative.

#4 Puff jacket

blue puff jacket
Puff jacket

Even people who love winter get cold sometimes, but with high-quality outdoor clothing, winter lovers can enjoy the winter landscape without freezing their buts off.

And that is exactly why this puff jacket by The North Face is one of the best gift ideas for winter lovers. It’s super warm, but also very lightweight so people can easily take it with them when traveling.

#5 Icelandic sweater

Icelandic sweater
Icelandic sweater

Whether you are looking for winter gifts for people who love Iceland or not, an Icelandic sweater is always a good gift.

Not only are they incredibly warm, but they are also super stylish. Especially if the receiver has embraced the cozy, hygge style.

#6 Merino wool base layers

Women's merino wool shirt
Women’s merino wool shirt

If you are looking for winter-themed gifts for people who are always cold or for people who spend a lot of time in the snow, a merino wool base layer is perfect.

Merino wool is one of the best fabrics for outdoor lovers. It’s made from the wool of the Merino sheep that often graze in New Zealand’s highlight. It’s lightweight, super warm, dries quickly, and best of all, it’s odor-resistant! Especially that last quality comes in handy for people who spend a lot of time being active in the snow such as hikers, skiers, mountaineers, and snowboarders.

#7 DIY mulled wine

DIY mulled wine set
DIY mulled wine set

The best winter gifts are gifts that keep the receiver warm. And that is exactly why you will find so many hot drinks on this list.

But the best one for people who love alcohol and Germany is this DIY mulled wine set.

It contains different kinds of spices to make the most delicious hot wine at home.

#8 Cozy winter home items

Nordic trees tealight holder
Photo courtesy of Uncommon Goods

Are you looking for winter-themed gifts for someone’s home?

Perhaps for a housewarming gift for a winter lover who recently moved?

Then this set of tealights with the Nordic light theme is perfect. It’s also great for people who love Scandinavia and who want to bring a bit of the Scandinavian home style to their own homes.

#9 Winter basket

Winter gift basket
Winter gift basket

I love gift baskets because they are incredibly cute to gift and contain a range of practical products for the receiver.

My two favorite winter baskets are on Amazon and Not on the High Street.

The winter basket on Amazon contains a tumbler, socks, bath bombs, a soap bar, a face mask, and a shampoo bar to get them clean and fresh through the winter.

The other one on Not on the High Street is great for people who love a cozy winter, as it contains as warm slippers, decorative sheepskin, and a candle.

#10 Winter paint-by-number kit

Paint-by-number kit of a deer
Photo courtesy of Uncommon Goods

Winter is the time to stay indoors and do fun stuff, such as painting.

And for receivers who are not much of a gifted painter, or for receivers who just love to paint with instructions, this paint-by-number set is perfect.

Just in case you’re not familiar with the concept. It’s a painting that comes with paint that is numbered and all you have to do is use the numbered color in the corresponding area on your painting and you will create the most beautiful painting even if you have zero skills.

#11 Winter wonderland bath gift set

Winter wonderland bath gift set
Photo courtesy of Uncommon Goods

Who doesn’t love a warm bath on a cold winter day?

And to make that bath even better, you can gift this cute winter wonderland gift set, that includes a salt soak, a soap bar, and a silicone soap dish.

Winter gifts for mid budgets

#12 Winter-themed cookbooks

Delicious wintertime cookbook
Delicious wintertime

Delicious wintertime: The cookbook for cold weather

Winter is the perfect season for home-cooked comfort food, and this book is dedicated to the best recipes for that time of the year, paired with photos of beautiful winter adventures.

Fireside food for cold winter nights cookbook
Fireside food for cold winter nights

Fireside food for cold winter nights: More than 75 comforting and warming recipes

Are you looking for winter-themed gifts for cooks who prefer a little less adventure and more comfort food? Then I highly recommend this cookbook with 75 delicious and cozy recipes.

The ski house cookbook
The ski house cookbook

The ski house cookbook: Warm winter dishes for cold weather fun

As you probably already guessed, this is the best cookbook for people who love sliding down the slopes!

#13 Scarf with hidden pockets

Woman wearing a scarf with hidden pocket
Scarf with hidden pocket

Are you looking for winter gifts for someone who travels a lot by public transport? Or someone who lives in a dodgy neighborhood?

Then this scarf is a great gift to keep them warm and safe!

It comes with hidden pockets for a passport, wallet, or cash, so the receiver can travel safely on a bus without having to worry about their personal belongings.

#14 Winter travel guide

100 slopes of a lifetime book
100 slopes of a lifetime

This is one of the best winter gifts for skiers and snowboarders; National Geographic’s selection of the 100 best slopes around the world!

#15 Insulated water bottle

Insulated water bottle
Insulated water bottle

Insulated water bottles are perfect gift ideas for winter lovers who spend a lot of time outdoors with temperatures below zero. An insulated water bottle makes sure that their water is always drinkable and doesn’t freeze.

#16 Beanie

White beanie
White beanie

Hats and beanies are great gift ideas for winter lovers because they keep them warm and stylish and allow them to stay outside even longer!

The beanie I selected is available in 34 different colors, but you can also check out Amazon if you prefer different styles of hats.

#17 Travel pillow & blanket

Blanket that can be converted to a pillow
Travel blanket

Are you looking for winter gifts for people who travel a lot during the winter?

Then this blanket that can also be used as a pillow is perfect. Not only will it keep them warm, but it will also help them sleep on long flights, buses, or trains.

#18 Snow sled

Blue snow sled
Snow sled

Whoever thinks snow sleds are just winter gifts for kids, has never sledded down a good slope.

Trust me, even as an adult, it’s a lot of fun!

So if you are looking for gifts for snow lovers who live near a hill or who go on snow vacations each year, a sled is the perfect gift for them. Whether they have kids or not, a sled is always fun.

#19 Best books for winter lovers

Cozy white cottage seasons book
Cozy white cottage seasons

Cozy white cottage seasons: 100 ways to be cozy all year long

Does the receiver love cozy and winter wonderland home decor? Then this is the perfect book for them. It will show them how they can create this theme without the need for actual snow!

Hygge book

Hygge: Unlock the Danish art of coziness and happiness

If you think of winter and coziness, Hygge is probably one of the first words that comes up. This Danish word represents a beautiful and relaxed cozy lifestyle and with this book, the receiver will learn how to adopt that lifestyle outside of Denmark.

The great alone book
The great alone

The great alone by Kristin Hannah

Are you looking for the best gift ideas for winter lovers who also love Alaska? Then this book about a family who starts a new life in Alaska is perfect!

#20 Travel-themed board games

Ticket to Ride Nederland board game
Ticket to Ride Nederland

Board games are great gift ideas for winter lovers because it’s the perfect thing to do on a cold winter day.

For travel lovers, check out this list of the 25 best travel-themed board games.

Or go for my favorite game, Ticket to Ride.

#21 Winter-themed gift card

Gift card in a snowflake tin
Gift card in a snowflake tin

Gift cards have a reputation for being bad and boring gifts, but I disagree.

They are actually the most practical (and desired) gifts. And if you give a gift card in a cute snowflake tin, such as this one, how can it possibly be boring to receive?

Winter gifts for small budgets

#22 Touchscreen gloves

Gloves with touchscreen gel
Gloves with touchscreen gel

Are you looking for winter gifts for people who are addicted to their phones?

Then these gloves with a special gel that allows them to use their phones while wearing gloves are perfect!

So the receivers can enjoy both their phones and the beauty of winter.

#23 Snowball maker

Snowball maker
Snowball maker

This is one of the best gifts for winter lovers who never get bored of a good-old snow fight.

With this tool, they can make the perfect snowballs in no time and win the next fight!

Plus it comes in a set of 4, so if they want to play it fairly, they can even give a snowball maker to their opponents (though that’s completely optional, of course).

#24 Winter-themed wall art

Winter-themed posters
Winter-themed posters

Are you looking for winter-themed gifts for someone’s home?

Then this set of six winter-themed landscape posters is perfect! Keep in mind that they come unframed, so you may need to buy six photo frames if you want to give the complete gift.

For other winter-themed wall art options, check out Amazon.

#25 Warm socks

Warm winter socks
Warm winter socks

Alright, I am not going to lie.

Warm and cozy socks as definitely not the most unique winter gifts out there.

But they are super cute and practical nonetheless. And one can never have too many warm socks (or at least people who are always cold, can never have too many warm socks).

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Final note on winter-themed gifts

Alright, I hope that you found the perfect gift for your recipient! And if not, have a look at the editor’s top three winter-themed gifts.


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!

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