25 Unique Nepali Gifts For People Obsessed With Nepal

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If you are looking for unique Nepali gifts for people who love Nepal, you came to the right place! You will find 25 awesome Nepalese gifts here. Obviously, the best Nepal gift idea is a trip to Nepal (check out number 1), but if that’s a bit over your budget you will find 24 more awesome options here.

Personally, my favorite Nepal gift idea (apart from the trip) was the colorful map of Nepal (#9), but definitely check out the other options too!

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#1 A trip to Nepal

Obviously, a trip to Nepal is the absolute best gift for people obsessed with Nepal. So if you have a large budget to spare, head over to Skyscanner or TripAdvisor and book a flight and hotel for an epic trip to Nepal.

#2 Yak wool gifts

Yak wool blanket

Yaks are a type of domesticated ox that you will find at families all over the Himalayas (and thus in Nepal). To make yak wool, the wool from the underbelly of the animal is used and then combined with cotton. It’s a super warm type of wool, which is why it’s popular in the Himalayas too.

If you are looking for Nepalese gifts for someone who loves knitting then a skein of yak wool is a great gift. But if you’re looking for gifts for someone who’s not much of a skilled knitter, the yak wool blanket might be a better alternative.

By the way, if you are curious about what a yak looks like, check out gift #25.

#3 Nepali knife

Nepali kukri

This special type of machete is called a kukri (or khukri) and it’s the national weapon of Nepal, which is why you can find them as a souvenir everywhere too.

If you are interested in the history and the relevance of the knife today, check out this article by Khukuri House.

#4 Nepali language course

Complete Nepali course

Nepali language courses are great Nepal gift ideas for travelers who love interacting with locals during their trip, people who are planning to stay in Nepal for a long time, or people who love learning languages.

The complete Nepali course from Amazon is perfect for beginner to intermediate levels. On Udemy, you can find courses for all levels.

#5 Traditional Nepali gifts: moving tigers game

Bagh Chal 

If you are looking for traditional Nepali gifts for someone who loves games, this moving tiger game (or Bagh Chal, as it’s called in Nepal) is the perfect gift.

It’s a two-player strategy game, where one player moves the four tigers and hunts the other player’s 20 goats. But check out Masters of Game for the full explanation.

#6 Handmade backpack

Colorful backpack

This colorful backpack is handmade in Nepal from recycled jute rice bags. So it’s not only a great gift for people who love Nepal, but also for people who care about the environment.

Nepali gifts for mid-budgets

#7 Nepali-themed passport cover

Passport cover with Kathmandu skyline
Photo courtesy of Zazzle

This Kathmandu passport cover is one of the great Nepalese gifts for travelers. A passport is pretty much the most important item a traveler possesses, so a cover to protect this document from getting wet, dirty, or torn is not an unnecessary luxury.

#8 Nepali cookbooks

The Rana cookbook

The Rana Cookbook

This cookbook covers traditional Nepali recipes that date back to the Rana dynasty

Nepal recipes

The best selection of Nepal recipes

Middle-Eastern dishes made simple for everyone. A great book for anyone who loves Nepali food and who liked to keep cooking simple.

Plant-based Himalaya

Plant-based Himalaya: Vegan recipes from Nepal

As the title already suggests, this is a great book for vegans who love Nepali food.

#9 Map of Nepal wall art

Map of Nepal

This colorful map of Nepal is one of the best Nepalese gifts for someone who would love to bring a bit of Nepal to their home. Maps always seem to be a good gift idea for travelers, especially if it’s a map of their favorite country.

#10 Nepalese-themed gifts: water bottles

Nepalese gifts: water bottle
Photo courtesy of Zazzle

If you are looking for Nepali gifts for sustainable travelers, Nepalese-themed water bottles are a great idea.

By using stainless steel water bottles instead of plastic bottles, travelers can easily reduce their plastic waste. And if you pick one of the 42 different Nepalese designs on Zazzle you also show the recipient that you remembered what his or her favorite country is.

I quite like the thangka design water bottle because thangka paintings are a traditional form of art in Nepal and other countries around the Himalayas. The paintings are often made of Buddha or other religious figures.

But if you would rather get a water bottle without a religious figure, there are still plenty of options on Zazzle.

#11 Nepal travel guides

Lonely Planet’s Nepal

Lonely Planet: Nepal

The Lonely Planet of Nepal is the best Nepali gift for someone who is going to travel to Nepal and who travels on a budget.

The Rough Guide to Nepal

The Rough Guide to Nepal

The Rough Guides are great travel guides for all types of travelers. So if you are looking for Nepalese gifts for someone who is not necessarily a budget traveler, this is the guide you need.

Trekking Everest

Trekking Everest

This is the best guidebook for people who are planning on climbing Mount Everest. The book covers everything from Base Camp, Kala Patar, and other trekking routes in Nepal and Tibet

#12 Singing bowl

Singing bowl

Singing bowls or Tibetan singing bowls are a type of musical instrument that is often used in meditation, yoga, prayer, or healing practices. And though they are often called Tibetan singing bowls, they are also widely used and produced in Nepal, such as the one on Amazon.

To complete this gift, you can also give online courses on how to use the singing bowls for healing or meditation.

But even if you are looking for Nepali gifts for someone who is not into spiritual stuff, this could also be a cool home decorative item.

#13 Nepali-themed socks

Socks with hearts
Photo courtesy of Zazzle

These socks with hearts in the color of the Nepali flag are great Nepalese gifts for travelers because they are small, light, and cute. There are five more Nepal-themed sock designs available on Zazzle if you’d rather give socks without the Nepali flag.

Oh, and if you want to know a random fact about the flag of Nepal, check out gift #16.

#14 Lokta paper journal

Lokta paper journal

Lokta paper is a traditional and handmade Nepalese type of paper that is made from lokta bushes. In the pas it was used for official documents or religious scripts. Nowadays it’s used for all sorts of purposes in Nepal, and it has become a popular souvenir from Nepal.

I liked the lokta journal specifically because travelers can use it as a travel journal. Plus the lokta paper creates an ancient and official look. But if you are looking for cheaper journal options, check out #21

#15 Fun books about Nepal

The third pole

The third pole

This is a great book for climbers and mountaineers. It tells the story of Mark Synnott’s research about two climbers who attempted to climb Mount Everest back in 1924.

Nepal culture smart

Culture Smart: Nepal

The essential guide to customs and culture in Nepal. This is a great Nepal gift idea for someone who is about to move to Nepal or who is interested in learning about cultures and traditions.

Yak girl

Yak girl: Growing up in the remote Dolpo region of Nepal

A beautiful memoir of a girl who grew up in a region of Nepal without running water, electricity, phones, schools, or whatsoever.

A history of Nepal

A history of Nepal

This is one of the best Nepalese gifts for history buffs!

#16 Nepal gift ideas: travel mug

Travel mug with flag of Nepal
Photo courtesy of Zazzle

Did you know that the Nepali flag is the only flag in the world that is not rectangular?

No wonder, the Napolis are quite proud of their flag!

So if you are looking for Nepali gifts for someone who loves Nepal or for a Nepali friend who loves takeaway coffee, this travel mug with the unique Nepali flag is the best gift.

Oh and no worries if you are looking for Nepal gift ideas for someone who is not very interested in flags, you can find 82 different Nepal-themed travel mugs on Zazzle.

#17 Nepal-themed wall art

Mount Ama Dablam canvas

This beautiful canvas of the sunset over Mount Ama Dablam in the Himalayas is another one of the best Nepalese gifts for someone’s home. Even though it’s not a photo of Nepal’s most famous mountain, it’s not any less beautiful.

#18 Necklace with the map of Nepal

Coin with map of Nepal
Photo courtesy of Precious Project

If you are looking for cute Nepalese gifts for her, this necklace with the map of Nepal on a coin is what you need!

Nepali gifts for small budgets

#19 Nepali tea

Himalayan green tea

The loose-leaf green tea is produced in the Himalayan mountains (though definitely not on Mount Everest, which the packaging may try to suggest) and is a great gift for a tea lover who also loves Nepal.

Fun fact about Nepali tea.

Nepali tea is not quite as famous as Indian or Chinese tea, but the funny thing is that the famous Indian Darjeeling tea is produced in the same area as some Nepali tea (it’s only a political border that separates the two).

#20 Nepalese gifts: luggage tag

Luggage tag with mountains
Photo courtesy of Zazzle

The 55 different Nepal-themed luggage tags on Zazzle are another example of practical Nepal gift ideas for travelers. Every traveler can use a luggage tag to make sure their luggage is returned to them if it gets lost.

If you are looking for Nepalese gifts for someone who loves the Himalayas then the luggage tag on the photo is the perfect gift for you.

#21 Nepal travel journal

Nepal travel journal

If the lokta paper journal was a bit over your budget, perhaps this Nepal travel journal is a better alternative. A travel journal is always a good gift for a traveler, and it’s an even better gift if it is specific to the country they love.

You can also check out these 25 awesome travel journals if you are looking for journals that are not specific to a country.

#22 Nepalese spices

Meat masala

Nepalese food and spices may not be as famous as the Indian versions, but that doesn’t make them any less delicious.

A masala can be any mixture of spices and herbs, the meat masala is, as you probably already guessed, a great mixture for a meat marinade.

#23 Nepali beaded necklace

Handmade necklace

Beaded necklaces can be found and bought pretty much anywhere in Nepal. This is mostly because the mala bead necklaces (the official name of these types of necklaces) are used in prayers and meditation.

However, if you are looking for Nepalese gifts for someone who is not necessarily into religion or spirituality, these necklaces are still beautiful pieces of jewelry.

#24 Nepal coloring book

Nepal coloring book

Coloring books for adults are a great tool to help them relax and unwind. So if you are looking for Nepali gifts for someone who could use some quiet and relaxing time, this Nepal-themed coloring book is an excellent gift idea.

#25 Nepal-themed tote bag

Tote bag with picture of yak
Photo courtesy of Zazzle

Are you looking for Nepali gifts for someone who loves animals, and more specifically yaks? Then this tote bag is the gift you are looking for. Tote bags are super practical for travelers because they don’t take up much space or weight, but can be used as a beach, shopping, city, or grocery bag.

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