The 25 Best Romanian Gifts & Souvenirs For People Who Love Romania

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Do you know someone who absolutely loves Romania? Someone who is obsessed with Transylvania and never stops talking about Bucharest? And do you need to find a gift for that person? Then I’ve got good news for you! In this post, you will find the 25 best Romanian gifts. From authentic Romanian souvenirs such as rugs to cute Romania gifts such as earrings. There is a gift for everyone!

Are you short on time? Check out the editor’s top three Romania gifts by budget.

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The 25 best Romanian gifts & souvenirs with a photo of painted eggs

Romanian gifts for large budgets

#1 A trip to Romania

Colorful houses in Timisoara, Romania
Colorful houses in Timisoara

Alright, let’s start this list with the very best gift for someone who loves Romania.

A trip to Romania!

So if you’ve got a large budget for this gift, head over to Skyscanner and book a flight to Bucharest right away.

Or check out Viator to find the best tours around Romania, such as a visit to Dracula’s castle or a city tour in Timisoara, the European capital of culture in 2023.

Lastly, if you are not sure when the receiver will be in Romania or when they have time off work for a trip, you can also go for a Viator gift card (called the Global Experience Card), so they can pick a tour and date themselves.


#2 Hand-made wooden jewelry box

Wooden jewelry box
Wooden jewelry box

Are you looking for cute souvenirs and gifts from Romania for women? Then this jewelry box is perfect.

Handmade wooden products are very typical Romanian souvenirs. And what’s cool about this box is that it comes with hidden parts where the receiver can store the key and no one will know that this box hides their most precious jewelry.


#3 Romanian language course

Romanian dictionary
Romanian dictionary

Personally, I think Romanian is a beautiful language. It’s a Romance language which is why it has some similarities with Italian, Spanish, and French, and I guess that’s why I liked the sound of it so much (I absolutely love Spanish).

Anyways, a language course is a great gift for someone who wants to move to Romania, for someone who has a Romanian partner, or for someone who just loves to learn languages.

There are two ways in which you can gift a language course. The first one isn’t actually a course, but it’s a dictionary that will teach the essential words they need to know to survive in Romania.

The second option is an online language course on Udemy that will take them from complete beginner to intermediate level.


#4 Rug made in Romania

Rug with a floral design
Photo courtesy of Romania Rugs

Are you looking for authentic Romanian souvenirs and gifts?

Then a handmade rug is exactly what you need. It’s great for a housewarming gift or for people who love to bring Romania into their homes.

The rug measures 11.15 x 6.56 ft (340 x 200 cm). It’s made from wool and handwoven in Romania.


#5 Map of Romania

Watercolor map of Romania
Photo courtesy of ARTZURO

Are you looking for more Romanian gift ideas for someone’s home?

Then here is another option; a map of Romania.

Maps always make good home decor gifts, especially if you pick one as beautiful as this watercolor one. It’s available in different sizes ranging from as small as A5 format to as big as A0.


#6 More Romanian-themed wall art

Vintage map of Bucharest
Vintage map of Bucharest

For more Romania gifts for someone’s home, head over to Amazon and check all the wall art items.

Or if the recipient loves Bucharest, go for this beautiful vintage map of Romania’s capital city.


#7 Sweater

Sweater with text home
Photo courtesy of 22nd of October

This sweater is one of the coolest gifts for people who are obsessed with Romania and who are always cold!

They can stay warm with a sweater that also shows their love for Romanian. Whether this gift is for a Romanian or for someone who moved there and now calls Romania home, it’s an awesome gift idea.


#8 Romanian pottery

Water jars with floral decoration
Photo courtesy of Treasures From Far Away

Pottery is another typical Romanian souvenir that people tend to bring home for friends and family. So if you are looking for authentic Romania gifts, check out Treasures From Far Away on Etsy. They sell beautiful pottery handmade in Romania, such as this jar that’s made in Korond.


#9 Romanian blouse

White blouse
Photo courtesy of BioLav

Traditional Romanian clothing is another great authentic Romanian souvenir. On Etsy, you can find beautiful handmade blouses, such as this white one.


#10 Painted eggs

Six painted eggs
Photo courtesy of Romanian Rugs

Even though the painted eggs are typically only given around Eastern in Romania, they do make beautiful souvenirs year-round. And the good news is that you can buy them throughout the year nowadays. Such as these beautiful ones on Etsy.


#11 Handmade leather bag

brown leather bag
Photo courtesy of Valahia Trends

Are you looking for more authentic Romanian gifts?

Then this handmade leather bag might be exactly what you are looking for!


Romanian gifts for mid budgets

#12 Romanian-themed travel mug

Travel mug with the map of Romania
Photo courtesy of Zazzle

Are you looking for Romanian gifts for someone who loves coffee?

Then a travel mug with a map of Romania is perfect! They can drink their coffee in style.

Or check out Zazzle for other options


#13 Romanian food gifts: Figaro dessert

Romanian dessert
Photo courtesy of Dinas Little Bakery

Are you looking for Romanian gifts for someone who loves authentic Romanian food?

Then this typical Romanian dessert called Figaro is an awesome gift idea for you. Basically, they are fruit bars with a crunchy crust and a fruit jam in the middle. But my hopeless description doesn’t do right to the actual delicious taste. So just take my word for it and believe me that this is one of the best gifts for someone who loves Romanian desserts.


#14 Romanian cookbooks

Taste of Romania cookbook
Taste of Romania

Taste of Romania

This expanded edition of the Taste of Romania contains over 140 delicious local recipes. From the typical polenta (Mămăligă) to the cabbage rolls, this book will help the recipient to create a true Romanian meal at home.


Carpathia cookbook
Carpathia

Carpathia: food from the heart of Romania

Romanian cuisine is a blend of Greek, Turkish, Slavic, Austrian, Hungarian, and Saxon influences, and this beautifully designed cookbook is a great gift for someone who wants to learn how to use all these influences to create an authentic Romanian meal.


From dill to Dracula cookbook
From dill to Dracula

From dill to Dracula: A Romanian food & folklore cookbook

The last cookbook on this list contains 80 traditional recipes from the countryside of Romania.


#15 Earrings

Earrings
Photo courtesy of Two lodges

Are you looking for Romania gifts for women?

Then these earrings which were inspired by the stained glass windows at the Palace of Culture in Romania are perfect! They are cute and represent their favorite country in the world.


#16 Romanian-themed passport cover

passport cover with the flag of Romania
Photo courtesy of Zazzle

Check out the 30+ Romania-themed passport covers on Zazzle if you are looking for Romanian gifts for someone who travels a lot.

I quite liked the one with the flag of Romania and the option to add the receiver’s name. But then again, I love personalized gifts. So head over to Zazzle if you want more options.


#17 Romanian travel guides

The rough guide to Romania
The rough guide to Romania

The rough guide to Romania

Are you looking for gifts for someone who will travel to Romania soon? Then a travel guide will always come in handy. (If they don’t have one yet). The Rough Guide is perfect for adventurous travelers, as it includes information about everything from hiking to taking public transport and the history of the country.


Culture Smart: Romania
Culture Smart: Romania

Culture Smart: The essential guide to customs & culture in Romania

Do you need Romania gift ideas for someone who will move to Romania for work or love? Then this guide about typical Romanian culture and traditions is perfect. It will help them to integrate with the locals and enjoy Romania to the fullest.


#18 Romanian plum brandy

Bottle of Palinca
Photo courtesy of Drizly

Okay, before you continue, a word of warning.

Palinca, or plum brandy, is not for the faint-hearted.

In fact, it’s not for the people who don’t like a very strong spirit (like me, unfortunately).

Palinca is probably the most typical Romanian souvenir and pretty much every family in Romania has a homemade palinca brew at home. It’s a brandy that’s typically made from plum, though the homemade versions can be made from different fruits as well.


#19 Books about Romania

Romanian history book
Romanian history

Romanian history: A captivating guide to the history of Romania and Vlad the impaler

Are you looking for Romanian gift ideas for someone who loves history? Then this book from the Captivating History series is perfect. They offer in-depth history books about different countries around the world, but the good part about their books is that despite being in-depth, they are still pleasurable to read.


The girl they left behind book
The girl they left behind

The girl they left behind by Roxanne Veletzos

This a beautiful novel set in Bucharest. It covers the story of a young Jewish girl who at the start of the Second World War is sent to an orphanage. It follows her life as she grows up in communist Romania. It’s a great gift for people who love historic novels, like Sarah’s Key.


I must betray you book
I must betray you

I must betray you by Ruta Sepetys

For people who love a book with a bit more action and thrill, this is a better option. I must betray you is about a young man in Communist Romania who is forced to become an informer for the secret police. It covers the story of Romania under Ceaușescu’s rule and Romania’s fight for freedom.


Romanian gifts for small budgets

#20 Romanian-themed luggage tag

Luggae tag with the skyline of Bucharest
Photo courtesy of Zazzle

This is another great Romanian souvenir for someone who travels a lot; a luggage tag with a Romanian theme.

For people who love Bucharest, this tag with the colorful skyline of Bucharest is a great gift idea. Alternatively, check out the 90+ options on Zazzle.


#21 Martisoare friendship bracelet

Bracelets
Bracelets

Martisoare are the best Romanian gifts for your friends and family. They’re super cute and small bracelets that represent friendship, respect, or admiration.

They originated from the Mărțișor celebration that happens each year on the first of March to celebrate the start of spring. People typically give or wear red and white items, such as this bracelet. The colors are supposed to bring you joy and prosperity in the coming year.

Whether you believe it or not, it’s a sweet symbolic gift.


#22 Romanian wine

Bottle of Romanian wine
Photo courtesy of Drizly

Are you looking for Romanian gifts or souvenirs for someone who loves alcohol or wine?

Then a bottle of Romanian wine is another great idea!

Internationally, Romanian wine hasn’t gained much fame yet. I say yet because Romanian wine is delicious and it’s only a matter of time before the rest of the world will find out.

Romania is the fifth-largest producer of wine in Europe and has been producing wine for about 6000 years. Meaning that they’ve had plenty of time to perfect their process, and you can taste that. You can find both white and red wines from Romania. I typically prefer a red wine, which is why I selected cabernet sauvignon, but head over to Drizly for more varieties.


#23 Pendant of the map of Romania

Map o Romania necklace
Map o Romania necklace

This is probably the cutest Romania gift for women or men who love Romania so much, they want to carry a piece of their favorite country with them. With this golden necklace in the shape of the map of Romania, their dream can come true.

And of course, it’s also a cute gift for a Romanian abroad, so he or she can wear something that will remind him or her of home.


#24 Handmade teapot

Photo courtesy of Swift Mill Vintage

Coloring books for adults are my favorite gift for people who need to learn how to relax.

A coloring book is a great tool for people who are stressed out because they have a meditative effect, without the need for actual meditation.


#25 Romanian-style tote bag

Tote bag with folk art print
Photo courtesy of Zazzle

With nearly 200 different Romanian-themed tote bags on Zazzle, I am sure you can find one that the recipient will love.

Personally, I quite liked this tote bag with the typical Romanian folk art motive.


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Alright, these were the 25 Romanian gifts for today. I hope you found the perfect gift for your recipient and if you need more help, have a look at the editor’s top three, or shoot me a message so we can brainstorm together!