The 25 Best Tanzanian Gifts For People Obsessed With Tanzania

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One of the best Tanzanian gifts is, of course, a trip to Tanzania. Now for those of us who can’t afford a gift like that, I selected 24 more awesome Tanzania gifts. And I am sure that someone who’s obsessed with Tanzania will also love these gifts.

My favorite one was the canvas print of the Kilimanjaro (#5), so if you are short on time, I would advise you to get that one. Otherwise, let’s have a look at the other ideas I selected for you today.

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#1 A trip to Tanzania


I will start this list with the absolute number one gift for someone who loves Tanzania.

And as you probably already guessed, that is a trip to Tanzania.

If the recipient doesn’t have a trip planned yet, you can head over to Skyscanner and book a flight and hotel.

And if you are looking for Tanzanian gifts for someone who’s already got a flight planned to Tanzania, check out the awesome tours on Viator that will definitely be a gift they’ll never forget.


#2 Handmade oven mitts

Handmade oven mitts

These oven mitts are handmade by artisans in Tanzania. They are beautiful Tanzanian gifts for people who love cooking or baking.

The Kitenge patch will be different for each mitt, so keep in mind that the mitts you order might look slightly different than the photo.


#3 Tanzanian-made leather gifts

Leather wallet
Photo courtesy of Sifa collective

If you are looking for Tanzanian gifts for her this leather wallet is the perfect gift.

Not only because it’s a beautiful design, but also because it’s made by a sustainable brand.

Sifa collective works with artisans in Tanzania, they only use local Tanzanian products, and they invest in educating women to become successful business owners.

If you are looking for more Tanzania gifts for her from fair trade brands, check out the next gift.


#4 Tanzanian gifts for her: bracelet

Beads bracelet
Photo courtesy of Sidai Design

Sidai Design is another amazing brand that works with Tanzanian artisans. In their case, they work with Maasai women who create jewelry and home decor items.

They design and produce beautiful beaded jewelry, such as the bracelet in the photo. But make sure you check out the other options too.


#5 Tanzania-themed wall art

Canvas print of Kilimanjaro

This canvas print of Mount Kilimajaro is the perfect gift for someone who loves to bring Tanzania to their home.

The 5 panels add an extra dimension to the canvas which I really liked. But check gifts 8, 6, and 22 for more cool wall art ideas.


#6 Tanzanian chocolate

Chocolate box

Are you looking for Tanzania gifts for people who have a sweet tooth and who love chocolate? (And let’s be honest, who doesn’t?). Then this chocolate box made from Tanzanian chocolate is perfect.


#7 Tanzania-themed hoodie

Tanzania-themed hoodie

This Tanzania-themed hoodie is the perfect gift for someone who loves Tanzania and who’s always cold.

I picked a women’s hoodie as an example here, but there are some pretty cool Tanzania-themed men’s hoodies on Amazon too.


#8 Map of Tanzania

Map of Tanzania

Maps are always a good gift idea for travel lovers. And for Tanzania lovers, a map of Tanzania is always a good gift idea!

You can find many different map designs on Etsy, such as watercolor maps, vintage maps, or 2d maps.

Or you can go for the map on Amazon.


Tanzanian gifts for mid-budgets

#9 Books about Tanzania

Julius Nyere book

Julius Nyere by Pau Bjerk

This is one of the best Tanzania gifts for people who love history. The book covers the ups and downs of the political career of the former president of Tanzania.


Tanzania culture smart

Culture Smart: Tanzania

The essential guide to customs and culture in Tanzania is the perfect gift for people who are going to live in Tanzania or people who love learning about local cultures.


The worlds of a Maasai warrior

The worlds of a Maasai warrior

This is a great gift for people who love to learn more about the Maasai tribe in Tanzania. It’s an autobiography of a Maasai man who grew up in the 50s and 60s in a Maasai village and later moved to Europe and the US.


#10 Tanzania-inspired gifts: socks

Socks with hearts
Photo courtesy of Zazzle

Socks are one of my favorite gifts for travelers because they are small, essential and you can find them in pretty much any theme, including Tanzania.

I always like the heart socks with the flag of a country. But there are 9 different options on Zazzle if you want to give socks as Tanzanian gifts.


#11 Tanzanian coffee


About 3% of Tanzania’s export consists of coffee. So if you are looking for fun gifts from Tanzania for a coffee lover, this is the perfect gift!

In case you want to know, peaberry coffee is a variety type of coffee where the flower only contains one bean, instead of the regular two. It occurs naturally and both in Arabica and Robusta coffee beans.

But what’s cool about this gift, is that besides using Tanzanian beans, it also includes oriental spices which give the coffee a unique taste.

The spices included in this one are orange peel, cinnamon, and ginger. But you can find various spice variations on Amazon.

Oh and if you would like some more inspiration for a gift for someone who loves coffee, check out the coffee gift guide.


#12 Tanzania cookbooks

Original Tanzania cookbook

Eva Pendaeli’s Original Tanzania cookbook

If you are looking for Tanzania gifts for foodies, this cookbook is what you need. It’s the first Tanzanian cookbook, and it includes delicious traditional Tanzanian recipes!


In Bibi’s Kitchen

In Bibis kitchen: The recipes and stories of grandmother’s from the eight African countries that touch the Indian Ocean

This is one of the best cookbooks for people who love African dishes. It includes recipes from South Africa, Mozambique, Madagascar, Comoros, Kenya, Somalia, Eritrea, and of course Tanzania.


#13 Tanzania-themed travel mug

Travel mug with Tanzanian flag
Photo courtesy of Zazzle

Would you like more Tanzanian gifts for coffee lovers?

Then a Tanzania-themed travel mug is a perfect gift.

Whenever the recipient gets takeaway coffee, they can use your gift and be reminded of their favorite country in the world.

And one more bonus of this gift is that the recipient will no longer use disposable cups.


#14 Tanzanian handicrafts

bowl
Photo courtesy of Women Craft

If you are looking for beautiful gifts from Tanzania, then Women Craft is the place to be.

What’s even better about shopping at Women Craft is that it’s a fair trade organization in Tanzania. They provide women with the opportunity to sell their goods and connect with other women.


#15 Swahili language course

Swahili language course

Swahili and English are the two official languages in Tanzania, but Swahili is more widely spoken.

So if you are looking for Tanzanian gifts for someone who would love to connect with locals, a Swahili language course is the perfect gift.

You can go for the self-study book on Amazon. This book is perfect for people who just want to get a basic understanding of Swahili.

And if you are looking for a gift for someone who prefers to be taken by the hand through a course, then check out the Swahili course on Udemy. What I also liked about the course on Udemy is the fact that it’s specific for Tanzanian Swahili rather than general Swahili. Because just as in English or Arab, there are many variations in Swahili too.


#16 Map of Zanzibar

Map of Zanzibar

Are you looking for Tanzanian gifts for someone’s home? But did you not like the canvas of the Kilimanjaro (#5)?

Perhaps this map of Zanzibar is the gift you need.

Zanzibar is one of the most popular places to visit in Tanzania, so people who love Tanzania will almost certainly also love Zanzibar.


#17 Tanzania-inspired gifts: passport cover

Passport cover with Tanzanian flag
Photo courtesy of Zazzle

Passport covers are super practical Tanzanian gifts (well, if you pick one of the Tanzanian-themed designs on Zazzle of course).

My favorite passport holder was the one that you can personalize. But I just love personalized gifts. So head over to Zazzleif you would like to get a different design.


#18 Tanzania travel guides

Kilimanjaro guidebook

Kilimanjaro: The trekking guide to Africa’s highest mountain

If you are looking for Tanzanian gifts for someone who is going to hike up Kilimanjaro or someone who loves mountaineering, this is the perfect gift.


Lonely Planet: Tanzania

Lonely Planet Tanzania

This is one of the best Tanzania gifts for budget travelers. Lonely Planets are basically the backpacker’s bible.


Tanzania Safari Guide

Tanzania safari guide: With Kilimanjaro, Zanzibar and the Coast

Bradt guides are my favorite guidebooks when it comes to the African continent. And this one is perfect for people who are going to Tanzania to visit some of the main highlights: safaris, Kilimanjaro, and Zanzibar.


#19 Tanzania-inspired gifts: tote bag

Colorful tote bag
Photo courtesy of Zazzle

With over 250 different Tanzania-themed tote bags on Zazzle, I am sure you can find one that the recipient will love.

I love the colorful tote bag, but you can also find bags with animal prints or prints of the Kilimanjaro, for example.


Tanzanian gifts for small budgets

#20 Tanzania gifts for her: map necklace

Map of Tanzania necklace

If you are looking for Tanzanian gifts for her, but the bracelet and wallet (#3 and #4) were a bit over your budget, this cute necklace in the shape of the map of Tanzania might be a better alternative.


#21 Tanzania travel journal

Tanzania travel journal

Travel journals are always good ideas for travelers. They are small and practical and what makes this one of the best Tanzania gifts is that the journal is dedicated to a trip to Tanzania.

Don’t forget to check out these 25 travel journals if you need more inspiration.


#22 Tanzania travel poster

Tanzania travel poster

This Tanzania travel poster is the perfect alternative if #5 was over your budget. Or if you are looking for Tanzania gifts for people who love Tanzania’s wildlife.


#23 Tanzania-themed gifts: keyring

Tanzania flag keyring

If you are looking for fun, small Tanzania-inspired gifts, this keyring with the flag of Tanzania is perfect.

Keyrings are super easy for travelers to take with them on a trip, and with this gift, they will always carry a piece of Tanzania with them.


#24 Maasai beads earrings

Beaded earrings

These earrings are another example of great traditional Tanzanian gifts for her.

I also shared this gift in my Kenya gift guide because the Maasai live in both Kenya and Tanzania.

So these handmade earrings with the Maasai beads work for people who either or both countries.


#25 Tanzania-themed luggage tag

Luggage tag with Mt. Kilimanjaro
Photo courtesy of Zazzle

If you are looking for small and practical gifts for someone who’s going to trek Mount Kilimanjaro, this luggage tag is the perfect gift. It’s small and light enough for them to carry it around their backpack on the way to the top.

And if you are looking for Tanzanian gifts for someone who is not going to hike the Kilimanjaro, check out the 130 different Tanzania-themed designs on Zazzle.


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Final note on Tanzania-inspired gifts

Alright, so you made it all the way to the bottom of the post and you still haven’t made up your mind?

Here are my three favorite gifts in each price range to help you decide: