Do you have a friend or family member who never stops gushing about how much they love Europe? Make their holidays extra special by getting them a gift that reminds them of some of their favorite countries.
And while travel-related gifts are always appreciated, with travel halted around the world, these presents will feel extra-special this year as your loved ones eagerly wait to go back.
British Chocolate Set
This box of ten different chocolate bars that are popular in the U.K. will be a hit with anyone who’s been to England, Scotland, Wales, or Northern Ireland. With anything from Double Deckers to Crunchies, this package is a great deal for full-sized candy bars.
If you’re worried about shipping chocolate from the U.K., check out some of the thousands of positive online reviews. The company seems to do a great job of packing and shipping their products, so you shouldn’t have a problem with mangled candy.
Cadbury Selection Box of 10 Full Size British Chocolate Bars
This set comes with 10 different candy bars popular in the UK.
For the Love of Europe: My Favorite Places, People, and Stories
Rick Steves is and always will be the kind of European who travels. For the Love of Europe, his memoir released in July 2020, covers some of his favorite stories after over 40 years of travel.
In the book, Steves assembles 100 of his best memories from places like Portugal, Italy, and France. His signature humor and love of Europe are present on every page.
For the Love of Europe: My Favorite Places, People, and Stories (Rick Steves)
Rick Steves' memoir is the perfect gift for someone who loves traveling through Europe.
European Map Christmas Ornament
For an extra reminder of the continent every time they look at the tree, get this European map Christmas ornament for your loved one. It also works as a window decoration.
This ornament features a high-gloss finish with the map printed on both sides. It’s guaranteed to start more than one conversation with, “Hey, remember when …”
3dRose Print of European Map in Color Snowflake Ornament
This Chrismas ornament displays a beautiful map of Europe.
Lonely Planet Europe
Lonely Planet creates some of the highest-rated travel guides in the world. This multi-country, comprehensive guide to Europe features over 1,200 pages of information on every country.
You’ll find highlights of popular attractions, sample itineraries, and insider tips to save you time and money on your next trip. Full-color maps and images throughout the pages make it almost feel like you’re really there. Your friend or family member can use it to help them get through the difficult waiting period until their next trip.
Lonely Planet Europe 3 (Travel Guide)
This comprehensive travel guide covers all the countries in Europe.
Fjallraven Kanken Backpack
Originally invented for Swedish schoolchildren, these Fjallraven Kanken backpacks are surprisingly strong and hold a lot of gear. They’re extremely popular in Europe, so your gift recipient will blend in with the locals while wearing this on their next trip.
This design holds 16 liters of storage and has a front zipper pocket, two side pockets, and an inside sleeve. Top tote handles allow you to carry it at your side, and the snap features provide extra security. Built for durability and functionality, this backpack should last for years to come. And, on top of that, they come in dozens of colors!
Fjallraven, Kanken Classic Backpack for Everyday, Graphite
This backpack is popular among both children and adults in Europe.
Scratch off Map
This fun world map allows you to scratch off the countries you’ve already been to. It’s a great conversation starter and a good way for your friend to casually brag about the many countries they hit on their last train ride through Europe.
The map measures 17 by 22 inches, so it’s large enough to see all the countries clearly without taking up the entire wall. This version also comes with a bonus U.S. map so that you can keep track of all the states you’ve been to as well.
Maps International Scratch Off Map of the World Poster + USA Scratch Print - 17(h) x 22(w) inches, Scratch USA Map - 11(h) x 17(w) inches
This map lets you scratch off all the countries you've been to.
European Snack Mix Box
If chocolates from the U.K. weren’t enough, grab this European snack mix box too. Each box contains a combination of candy, cookies, chocolates, and more that are popular across the entire continent.
All items are manufactured in their respective countries, so you know you’re getting the real thing. You’re guaranteed at least eight snacks, sometimes with the promise of a few more thrown in.
European Snack Mix Package by WorldWideTreats - Snacks from Poland, Greece, Spain, Italy and More
A snack box full of treats from various European countries.
Pasta Grannies Cookbook
For the person who dreams of Italy, Spain, and every other place with fantastic pasta, this cookbook will teach them how to make it on their own. Although it focuses mainly on Italian dishes, these pasta-making skills can be used to create Spanish fideo and Greek orzo in the future.
If your friend has ever dreamed of learning to make pasta from an Italian nonna, this book will give them the right instructions and insight on how to do so. It also features stories about the amazing women who have shared their recipes with the world.
Pasta Grannies: The Official Cookbook: The Secrets of Italy's Best Home Cooks
Learn how to cook pasta like a true Italian.