25 Unique Turkish Gifts For People Who Love Turkey

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Do you need to find the best Turkish gift for your friend or relative who is obsessed with Turkey? And when I say Turkey gifts, I am referring to the country, not the bird. I collected the 25 best gifts for Turkish friends, family, or people who love Turkey. From Turkish delight gifts to other Turkish food gifts, to original gifts from Turkey.

With 25 unique Turkey gifts to choose from, I am sure you will find something for the Turkey lover in your life!

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Turkish gifts for large budgets

#1 Turkish gifts: books

Books about the country they love are the best gifts for people who love reading. And that is why I selected the best books about Turkey for you to give.

#2 Turkish coffee maker

Turkish coffee set
Turkish coffee set

If you have also seen other gift guides on this site, this coffee maker may look familiar to you. And that is because the traditional Turkish coffee maker is also often used in other countries such as Greece and Egypt.

But that doesn’t mean it’s not a great gift from Turkey!

For people who love a strong Turkish coffee, being able to serve in a traditional coffee maker (an ibrik) is one of the best gifts you can get them! And what’s cool about this particular set is that it comes with traditional Turkish cups and plates, so they can even serve it the way it’s supposed to!

If the person you are getting this gift for is not really fond of the Turkish serving style, you can also order just the ibrik, without the cups.

No worries if this gift is a bit over your budget, but you still want to give something related to Turkish coffee. Check out #25 on this list!

For general travel gifts for coffee lovers, head over to my coffee gift guide.

#3 Turkish food gifts: baklava

Which Turkey lover doesn’t love all the delicious Turkish pastries?

And one of the most popular Turkish pastries is baklava.

Give them a taste of Turkey with this gift box of original Turkish pistachio baklava!

#4 Turkish gifts: evil eye jewelry

Photo courtesy of Not On The High Street

The evil eye is a common theme in different countries including Turkey, it is believed to keep the bad energy away. So it’s quite a thoughtful and caring Turkish gift.

There are many different designs, so I would recommend you to check out Etsy or Amazon and see which one you like.

Personally, I like the design of this necklace from Not On The High Street, because it’s a bit more subtle.

#5 Turkish food gifts: mezze server

Mezes (appetizers or small dishes) are very popular dishes in turkey. It creates a great environment for sharing food, chatting, and spending time with friends and family. And that’s why Turkish Mezze servers are great gifts for Turkish friends or family, who enjoy hosting meze parties themselves! With this cute plate, they can finish the Turkish-themed party in style.

If you are not sure whether they are already cable of preparing mezes as delicious as the Turks would check out #16 on this list to give them a little help!

#6 Gifts from Turkey: chandelier

Turkish chandelier
Turkish chandelier

This Turkish/ Moroccan chandelier is a great gift for people who love the Turkish colorful style!

#7 Turkish delight gifts set

Photo courtesy of Not On The High Street

Of course, I can’t make a list of Turkish gifts without including the number one sweet from Turkey!

This highly sugary, but delicious treat is probably the most well-known food from Turkey (which makes sense because it’s even named after the country it’s from).

This set of three boxes is the preferred Turkish delight gifts set for people who can’t decide on which flavor they want. It includes Rose & Lemon, Mixed Nut, and a box with mixed flavors.

As I already mentioned, it’s a highly sugary treat, so if you are worried about someone’s health, you may want to check out the Sugar-Free alternative from the Ethical Superstore.  

#8 A testi pot

Testi pot
Testi pot

If you are looking for gifts from Turkey for people who love cooking, this Testi pot is the best gift!

It will allow them to prepare the real slow-cooked dishes as they would have in the region of Cappadocia. The Testi kebab is the most famous dish made in these pots, but there are other delicious meals that can be prepared in it too.

#9 Turkish language course

Turkish language book
Turkish language book

Language courses and books are great Turkey gifts for die-hard Turkey fans or people who would love to move there.

If they are already familiar with the basics of the language you could opt for a book, such as The Delights of Learning Turkish: A Self-Study Course Book For Learners Of Turkish.

If you have more money to spend on the gift, you may want to get a complete online language course, such as this one on Udemy.

#10 Tradition rug gifts from Turkey

Turkish rug
Turkish rug

Rugs are also cool Turkey gifts to decorate their home in the Turkish style. That is if you pick a Turkish rug of course.

#11 Raki gift set

Photo courtesy of The Whiskey Exchange

The classic strong locally produced liquor in Turkey is raki. It has a strong anise taste, you either like it or hate it. So if you know they love it, get a gift set of Raki and two glasses!

#12 Turkish inspired shirt

Photo courtesy of Etsy

If you are looking for cute small Turkish gifts, this shirt with the evil eye is a great idea.

Turkish gifts for mid-budgets

#13 Hammam beach towel

Turkish hammam towel
Turkish hammam towel

If you are looking for Turkish gifts for travelers a Turkish hammam beach towel is the perfect gift! Hammam towels are super light, they dry fast, and I personally prefer to use those as beach towels over the classic microfiber travel towels.

#14 Turkey gifts: vintage maps

1841 map of Turkey

If you are looking for a cool gift they can use to decorate their homes in the Turkish theme, a map of Turkey can be a great idea.

There are plenty of different map styles you can choose from. I liked this vintage style of the 1841 map of Turkey.

But you could also get a map of Istanbul (or other cities) or a watercolor map of the entire country.

If you would rather get a map of the world, check out my world map guide!

#15 Turkey travel books

Are you looking for Turkish gifts for someone who is going to travel to Turkey? Then travel books are a great option. Even if they are seasoned Turkey travelers, you may be able to find a book about a region they haven’t visited yet. And travel books will always be able to teach them something new about the country they love so much.

I selected a few of the best travel books.

#16 Turkish cookbooks

If you can’t take them to Turkey and you don’t have gifts from Turkey to give, then bring Turkey to them with these Turkish cookbooks!

Plus with these Turkish cookbooks, they can make traditional Turkish meals to serve in their mezze gift set!

To give you an idea of the wide selection of Turkish cookbooks, here are a few.

#17 Turkish style clutch

Photo courtesy of Etsy

This cute Turkish-style clutch is perfect for fashionistas who love Turkey or Turkish designs.

#18 Turkish themed passport cover

Photo courtesy of Zazzle

If you are looking for the best Turkey gifts for travelers, a passport cover in the style of Istanbul is a very practical gift. They will take their passports anyways and having a holder to protect it from water and other forces will come in very handy during any trip.

If you would prefer a different design, check out the other options on Zazzle. Though let me warn you that searching for Turkey passport holders will also lead to many holders with the bird rather than something related to the country.

#19 Turkish travel mug

Photo courtesy of Zazzle

Another practical travel gift for Turkey lovers is this travel mug with a Turkish rug design. Travel mugs are very useful for travelers who want to reduce their plastic waste because it saves a disposable cup every time they order a coffee or tea to go.

For different Turkish designs, check out Zazzle.

#20 Turkish gifts: socks

Photo courtesy of Redbubble

These socks with a Turkish design are fun, small, and easy Turkey gifts for travelers.

#21 Turkish rug style tote bag

Photo courtesy of Redbubble

If you can’t get an actual rug as a gift, but you do like the design of the rugs. Check out this cute tote bag. It’s small and light which makes it a lot easier for travelers to take with them on a trip (especially compared to the rug).

Turkish gifts for small budgets

#22 Turkey travel journal

Travel journal for Turkey

Travel journals are always good gifts for travelers because they will help them to remember all the great things that happened during their trips! But an even better gift is a travel journal specifically for the country they love.

And that is why this Turkey travel journal is the best gift for people who love Turkey.

#23 Turkish hammam gift set

Turkish hammam mitt

A Turkish hammam treatment is a famous and relaxing spa and beauty treatment even outside of Turkey. Why not go for an original gift from Turkey for them to treat themselves?

This Turkish hammam mitt is the perfect gift for that.  

#24 Turkish tea

Turkish tea
Turkish tea

Besides coffee, tea is also a very popular drink in Turkey. If you are looking for original gifts from Turkey for tea lovers, I can highly recommend this metal can with organic loose leaves Turkish tea.

Alternatively, check out my tea gifts guide for more unique gifts for tea lovers.

#25 Turkish coffee

Turkish coffee

This is a cheaper alternative for people who love Turkish coffee, real roasted and ground coffee from Turkey!

For a real Turkish coffee experience, they would also need the coffee maker I mentioned earlier, but even if they don’t have the Ibrik.

If you do have a bit of extra money to spend on the gift and you would also like to add more Turkish flavor to the coffee, check out the coffee gift set on Not On The High Street.

Besides ground coffee it also comes with cinnamon and cardamom spice drops, to add that extra Turkish flavor.

Save these Turkish gifts for later

Alright, these were the 25 gifts from Turkey for the real Turkey lovers! Don’t forget to save the post for the next time you need Turkish gifts for friends or family.

And don’t forget you can always shoot me a message if you would like someone to brainstorm with you about the best gift!

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