Right around now I start getting emails and messages looking for great German gift ideas. They go something like this “my husband is German, and misses home”… “my daughter was an exchange student in Heidelberg, and I want to get her something to remind her”… “my wife’s Oma passed away, so the packages aren’t coming anymore”. We all want to find that special something… that magical gift that makes their eyes light up! Thanks to the many helpful people on my Facebook page, I was able to put together a list of German gift ideas that HOPEFULLY bring on a smile, trigger a memory, or just make the holiday season a little brighter for people missing Germany.
Many of the items are German gifts made in Germany. There are personalized gifts, food gifts, Christmas decorations, and gifts for the home Biergarten. Some are a way of taking people to Germany (if only in spirit)… and for the over the top gift, there are even trips TO Germany. You will find something for men or women, children and pets.
Best of all, there is something for every price point. (And if you have any suggestions, send them here… [email protected])
I hope you find the perfect thing!
German Gift Ideas!
These minimalist and elegant Sternkopf Engel are the perfect guardian angels to watch over someone you love year round. Carved in the Erzgebirge, the slender Angels come in a variety of colors, sizes and and poses (and I love the musicians!). What makes these extra special is their flowing shape… something that can’t just be carved out on a lathe. They have sway and curves like a real woman! One is certain to spark a connection to someone you know. Find the whole collection, as well as calendars, books and cards here–> Sternkopf Engel
Map of Home
Get a personalized map! Wood, paper, even 3d!
Large Custom City Map Gold & Silver Foil Print set of 6 parts up to 32″x 36″ Map Wall Art Poster Gift for Home Office Decor by GoldenGraphyCity Map Personalizable – Poster with High Resolution Print – Art Print “Made in Germany” on Quality Paper – Gift Idea City Map
You can never go wrong with favorite German Foods. A box of treats is always welcome! And how about Cooking Classes to learn how to cook German foods?
Cooking Lessons from All Tastes Germany
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Custom German License Plate and Car Decals
Germany German Deutschland Flag 2.75Car Chrome Decals CBSHD077 German Decal Germany Flag Car Chrome Emblem 3D Sticker DeutschlandiJDMTOY 10-Inch Germany Flag Color Stripe Decal Sticker Compatible With Euro Car Audi BMW MINI Mercedes Porsche Volkswagen Exterior or Interior Decoration5pcs Germany Flag Decal Sticker – Emblem Made from Aluminum Alloy – Perfect for Any Vehicle, Truck, car, Motorcycle, RV, Scooter,SUV,Door, windowD Germany Country Code Oval Sticker Decal Self Adhesive German Euro Truck Car Decal Vinyl Bumper Sticker Sticks to Any Surface 5
DNA Kits and Genealogy Subscriptions
MyHeritageDNA has an English and a German version. You can also then sign on to their Ancestry program to trace a family tree. And the Personalized Family Trees are a great gift!
German Language Classes
Classes are available for Kids and Adults.
German Gift Ideas Under $20!
These are a perfect “little something” or “stocking Stuffer”
10 Germany Coins from East and WEST Europe: Pfennig, Mark 1948-2001. Perfect Choice for Your Coin Bank, Coin Holders and Coin AlbumBRUBAKER 2-Pack Small Christmas Pyramids – Designed in GermanyElite Gourmet EGC-007 Easy Electric Poacher, Omelet Eggs & Soft, Medium, Hard-Boiled Egg Boiler Cooker with Auto Shut-Off and Buzzer, Measuring Cup Included, BPA Free, 7, WhiteGuten Tag Y’all German Flag Funny Oktoberfest Gift T-ShirtEgbert’s Treasures 5×8 Vintage Style Sign with Daisy Saying, Call Me Oma Because I’m Way Too Cool to be a Grandmother Decorative Fun Universal Household SignNEONBLOND Charm I Love You German Love Letter from Germany – Bead Fit All European BracelSocksmith Oktoberfest Black 10-13 (Men’s Shoe Sizes 7-12.5)BRUBAKER German Beer Bath Gift Set – Shower Gel, Bath Foam, Towel & Bag – Gift for Men
Feuerzangenbowle MugI’m not perfect but I am German and that’s kind of the same thing mugGermany NecklaceI love you spoonTravel Mug1950 Germany 5 Pfennig Coin Key Chain Ring Bottle Opener NEW – An Oak Seedling
Germany Deutschland Soccer HD Knit Scarf (Tricolor) (White)YGGQF Throw Pillow Cover Germans in National Dress with Flag Man and Woman Traditional Bavarian Costume Travel to Germany People Decorative Pillow Case Square Pillowcase 18 x 18 InchiPhone 11 Pro Max Germany Flag German Gift Phone Case
Everyone needs a Guardian Angel
Kleiner Schutzengel mit Glöckchen nadelgefilztNICI Guardian Angel ‘I’ll Guard You’ Keyholder (Blue)Forest Decor Wooden Angel Figurine with Wings and Love Heart, Christmas Decoration, Remembrance Gift, Rustic Holiday Decorations, Wooden Angel Decor, Angel Gift, Made in Germany
German Gift Ideas for the Bar!
Beer Mug or Beer Glass? Römer Glasses for Wine! Beer Boots and Schnapps Gläser.
HAUCOZE Beer Stein German Beer Stein Ceramic Beer Mug Handmade Cup Tankard Petwer Lid Germany Coats of Arms Relief Gifts Souvenirs Giftbox 0.6 LiterGerman Beer Stein black Deutschland pewter eagle wheat beer cup 0.5 liter tankard, beer mug ZO 1543S600HB Hofbräuhaus München German Beer Stein Munich Hofbräuhaus München HB relief stein 0.5 liter tankard, beer mug King Werk KI 1000176
Personalized German Beer SteinCustom Beer BootPersonalized Pilsner Glasses Set of 4 – Premium Made in USA Glasses – Customized The Way You Want – Cool Present for Men, Women, Young, Old Friends & Couples – Perfect for Home Bar – Etched by Froolu
|4-day Self-Drive German Beer Brewing Tradition Tour from Freiburg to Heidelberg and Wuerzburg, including Freiburg City Tour – $527.92
Are you interested in the art and science of beer brewing? If so, this self-driving tour is right up your street! Explore three cities devoted to the wonderful world of beer, from Freiburg in Germany’s Black Forest to Heidelberg, on the Neckar River, and Wurzburg in the Bavaria region. The tour includes hotel stopovers, complimentary breakfast, and a 3-course dinner for two in each city.
For the Biergarten or Home Kneipe
A PIECE of GERMANY!
You can own a piece of land in Germany… it’s a small piece, but it’s all yours!
Christmas and Advent Decorations
For the Chef
For the Traveler
Two things I never travel to Germany without. This is the Travel Journal I use. It’s small enough to fit in my purse (and even pocket), has slots for business cards and receipts, and you can set it up with refills! Get lined paper, plain paper or even graph paper. And the power converter/charger handles my phone, laptop, hairdryer….
BESTEK Universal Travel Adapter 220V to 110V Voltage Converter with 6A 4-Port USB Charging and UK/AU/US/EU Worldwide Plug Adapter (White)Refillable Travel Journal, Fine Brown Handmade Leather Travelers Notebook for Men & Women, Perfect to Write in, Gift, Travelers, Small, Passport Size, 5.2 × 4 Inches, Germany
The Journey System is an AMAZING 5 bags in 1 travel system that fits in the overhead space in the plane, and holds everything you need!
Walking Sticks with Stocknagel
A vintage Walking Stick is a wonderful hiking accessory… or decoration. Of course, you can always start your own Stocknagel collection…(Stocknagel are the badges you collect and add to your stick, showing everyone where you hiked)
Vintage German Walking Stick Cane Carved Wanderstock w/ 44 Badges Stocknagel 39Vintage German Walking Stick- Innsbruck Stag; MatterhornWooden Alpenstock, Vintage German Wood Walking Cane with 4 Metal Badges and Metal Tip Stick
Something For The Wall
Who else loves cozying up in a German bed with authentic Feather Pillows and comforter? Now you can sleep like this at home! Other sizes and styles available, click through to see
Magazines and Newspapers
Reading about home, is a great way of staying in connection. Most in German, but German Life is in English (and it’s a GREAT GIFT!)
NOTE- Print magazines and Newspapers shipped from Germany are expensive! But the Kindle editions are quite reasonable (You don’t need to own a Kindle, you just need the Kindle APP)
Plan a Cruise for Next Year!
Next year a River Cruise in Germany! (All trips can be cancelled if needed) Wouldn’t it nice to have a Trip to Germany to look forward to?