Sometimes you just need a Kleinigkeit… a little something… to let people know you care but won’t break the bank. Maybe it’s a stocking stuffer, maybe it’s a thank you gift for a teacher or neighbor, so we’ve put together a list of fun, cute, different, and all incredibly perfecgt German gift ideas for under $25.
Delicious candles that smell like a Germany Bakery or delicious Glühwein are perfect for anyone missing “home” this time of year. Fun Mugs with cute sayings, and German Tea or Kaffee to go inside are thoughtful, practical, and funny. Spices and seasonings for the Chefs on your list. Soaps and gels may sound boring, but not when they are special imports! Candies to keep life sweet…. and socks, because EVERY Stocking needs socks! Plus many many more fun and thoughtful gift ideas.
With these gifts, the thought really does count!
Here are some fun German Gift Ideas for Under $25!
Personalized Welcome Sign
To make guest feel welcome
Traditional “paper cut” ornaments are beautiful, and can be folded and saved to bring out every year. Hang in the window for the best effect.
Candles that Smell of Germany
Smell is one of the strongest memory triggers. These candles will fill their world with the scent of HOME.
Shower Gels, Soaps and Scents
Treat like specially scented soaps and bath gels can mean so much. The smells of nostalgia, and the smells of home. Imagine how lovely it would be to start or end your day with a delicious 4711 bath… or the comfort you get from a really GOOD hand cream.
Penguin Egg Caddy
Germans do love to start their day with a soft boiled egg. This adorable Penguin Egg holder keeps the eggs in one place while cooking hard and soft boiled eggs. Makes them easy to remove from the water when they are done.
A dream for now…maybe a reality next year?
Sweet Christmas ornaments that remind people of Germany
These mugs are cute and fun… perfect for starting out the day with a smile. Or, they can be used at work, to let everyone know who they are dealing with. Maybe fill with some Coffee or a Favorite Tea for a thoughtful gift that can be used year round.
Perfect for Parties… Slip one around the stem of your glass, and keep track of your glass of wine with these adorable charms.
Baking and cooking… or a warm drink. The Lebkuchengewürz is a must for anyone baking German Gingerbread. And I’ve used the Bavarian Seasoning on Pork often. It’s a quick shortcut to flavor! For Bread Bakers… getting the flavor right depends on bread seasoning.
And the Glühwein spice…. a MUST during the Holiday Season. Together with a bottle of wine, or a cute Glühwein Mug, and you have made their day!
Genuine German Mulled Wine Spice Mulling Spices Mix Gluhwein – 18 x 0.5Oz Sachets – Glühwein Gewürz by Meßmer – with Helen’s Own Recipe Instruction Booklet – Winter Punch spice mixLebkuchen GewürzBavarian Style Seasoning By Penzeys Spices 1.5 oz 1/2 cup jar (Pack of 1)Bread Seasoning
Easy German Cookbook
80 Classic German Recipes made simple for the American Kitchen. You can even order a signed copy!
Tote bags may seem like an odd gift, but honestly, they are useful, practical, Green, and can be a lot of fun if you find the right one. My daughter carries one instead of a purse! And I always have one (or more) along for shopping, or for running errands. Why carry a boring plastic sack, when you can carry a fun and washable tote?
For Special Oma
Honestly, I don’t know an Oma out there who wouldn’t absolutely adore this personalized burlap print.
The ultimate Stocking stuffer.
Cute necklaces and bracelets. I love the map with the heart… you can put it over any city you like! And jewelry made from coins is fantastic!!
Everyone needs towels. Again, not a glamour gift, but a practical one (how German). Still, they are pretty and fun, as well as being practical, so win-win.
Breakfast/ Abendbrot Board
These Guten Appetite boards come in a few sizes. The small is perfect for a personal breakfast or Abendbrot board, or for serving a wedgeof cheesse.
To combat those rich Christmas Foods… a Special Edition 2022 Tin with 12 Bottles of Underberg.
German Coffee & Tea for the Mug
German coffee culture is a real thing. The average German might even drink MORE coffee than beer… but they love the mild roast of real German coffee the best. As for tea? It’s a delightful way to end the day. Fruit flavors, hibiscus, and even the cinnamony scent of Winter tea will make someone very happy.
Fun T- Shirts
Everyone loves a fun T shirt.
Who doesn’t love hard candies? I keep some in my car. These gift boxes of Hermann the German Bavarian hard candies are a delicious reminder of home.
Hermann the German Bavarian Hard Candy 3-Flavor Variety: One 5.29 oz Bag Each of Liquorice, Honey Bees, and Bavarian Herbal Assortment in a BlackTie Box (3 Items Total)Hermann the German Bavarian Hard Candy 3-Flavor Variety: One 5.29 oz Bag Each of Blackberry, Raspberry, and Cherry in a BlackTie Box (3 Items Total)