We share some of our favourite gifts from Belgium you can send to friends and family back home, via Amazon; including Belgian chocolate gifts, Belgian beer baskets and a bit of quirky Belgian humour.
One of the biggest challenges of living abroad is being away from family and friends during the holidays. While we can’t bring all of your loved-ones to Belgium, we can help you send a little bit of Belgium to them. Every year, we round up our favourite Belgium gifts online, sold through global retailer Amazon. Don’t live in Belgium? Don’t worry. This list includes great Belgium souvenir ideas (in case you forgot someone on your list), our favourite chocolate and Belgian beer gifts (great for gifting to yourself too), and even gifts ideas for your favourite Belgian.
Why We Use Amazon
Of course, you could look for gifts to buy in Belgium and ship them abroad. But have you seen the cost of international shipping in Belgium? bpost charges €16.40+ to ship up to 5kg to adjacent countries, €32.80 for the rest of the EU (and the USA), and €65.60 to ship elsewhere! We shipped gifts our first year and then stopped. It was too expensive.
So we thought about Amazon. Amazon’s extensive catalogue and free shipping to many locations is a top choice for many people during the holidays. We use them often personally. But what sort of Belgian gift ideas are for sale on Amazon? Apparently a lot!
How to shop this list
If you click the photo of the product, it will take you to the store closest to your location (for Belgium, this will generally be France). However, we know when you ship gifts, you don’t always shop at the store closest to you, so below the photo, you’ll find the direct link to the UK, US, and French stores if the product is available. Keep in mind, not all Amazon stores carry all of the same products. Particularly when it comes to things like Belgian beer gift packs and Belgian chocolate gift baskets, particular options are only available in one store.
Prices vary widely on many items from store to store. It is worth price checking via the different links to get the best price.
Pro Tip: Amazon’s products use the same URL structure (and product codes) across all their stores. So if you see a product on Amazon.com, just change the ‘.com’ to your preferred store (e.g. .de) to see if it is available there.
If you click on any of the Amazon links in this post, we get a small commission. It doesn’t cost you a penny extra but it gives us a few cents to help cover our expenses. See the end of the post for a full disclosure statement.
Table of Contents
- Why We Use Amazon
- Books About Belgium
- Belgium Chocolate Gifts
- Belgian Cuisine
- What’s Cooking in Belgium Cookbook
- The Food and Cooking of Belgium
- Everybody Eats Well in Belgium Cookbook
- Recipes From A Belgian Kitchen
- The Taste of Belgium Cookbook
- A Slice of Belgium Recipe Book
- VonShef Large Round Waffle Maker
- Oster DuraCeramic Flip Waffle Maker
- Belgian Waffle Mix
- French Fry Cone with Stand
- Belgian Beer Gifts
- Belgian Beer Advent Calendar
- Beer Glasses
- Kwak Beer Glass and Stand
- Belgian Beer Gift Case
- Brew Like a Monk: Trappist, Abbey, and Strong Belgian Ales and How to Brew Them
- Good Beer Guide Belgium
- All Belgian Beers Guide
- Cooking With Belgian Beers
- The Pink Elephant Beer Soap (made with Delirium)
- Celebrate Diversity Beer Shirt
- Belgium National Drinking Team T-shirt
- I Mustache You For A Beer Tee
- Rochefort Beer Gift Pack
- Delirium Gift Pack with Glass
- Belgian Beer Trails
- The Belgian Beer Book
- Belgian Toys, Games, Comics, & Fun
- Bonny Boy Liquor Dispenser
- Bruxelles 1893 Art Nouveau Board Game
- A Street in Belgium 3D Puzzle (184 pieces)
- Scrabble with Chocolate Pieces
- Silver Belgium Heart Memory Charm
- Belgium Charm Necklace
- Asterix in Belgium
- Herge and the Treasures of Tintin
- Playmobil Sports and Action Soccer Player from Belgium
- SoccerStarz Belgium International 15-Figurine Team Pack
- Gent Belgium Jigsaw Puzzle (1000 Pieces)
- Unisex Baby Belgium National Pride Bodysuit
- Our Best Gifts for Belgians
Books About Belgium
These books not only make great gifts but they are some of the best Belgium souvenirs online as well.
The Bright Side of Belgium
The Foodie Guide to Brussels
Beautiful Belgium: Images of Belgium’s Hidden Beauty
Belgium Chocolate Gifts
Let’s face it chocolate is one of the best gifts from Belgium you can buy for just about anyone. Belgian chocolate is one of our top requests when we travel back to Canada. We have our favourite brands, but when shopping abroad, you can’t always get what you want. However, there are some good Belgian chocolate choices out there. [NOTE] The options vary widely by country.
Godiva Chocolatier Advent Calendar
Neuhaus The Collection
Leonidas Belgian Chocolate Box
Café Tasse Pink Filled Hat Box
Dolfin Milk Chocolate with Salted Caramel
Godiva Gold Box 24 pieces
Godiva Tower Christmas Chocolate Gift Basket
Guylian Belgian Chocolate Gift Basket
Cooking is a big part of any holiday, so why not add some Belgian cuisine? Have you ever wanted to learn how to make stoofvlees (Flemish beef stew) or maybe try cooking with beer? Here are some books which are sure to whet your appetite. I’ve also thrown in some kitchen gadgets including a waffle maker because you can’t have a holiday without waking up to waffles. Right?
What’s Cooking in Belgium Cookbook
The Food and Cooking of Belgium
Everybody Eats Well in Belgium Cookbook
Recipes From A Belgian Kitchen
The Taste of Belgium Cookbook
A Slice of Belgium Recipe Book
VonShef Large Round Waffle Maker
Oster DuraCeramic Flip Waffle Maker
Belgian Waffle Mix
French Fry Cone with Stand
Belgian Beer Gifts
What would a Belgian gift list be without beer? I highly recommend the Good Beer Guide and All Belgian Beers books. They are both on my bookshelf, and I use them frequently to better understand Belgian beer. I’ve also highlighted the Kwak beer glass as its unique design makes it my favourite Belgian beer glass. And honestly, who doesn’t want to receive a Belgian beer gift box?
Apologies to our American readers, Amazon US doesn’t ship beer. I know! It’s a sad state of affairs. However, they do have beer… soap! You’ll smell nice and have beer. It’s win-win, yes!? The reviews all seem positive about it. Please don’t try to melt it down and drink it though. Final thought: if you washed someone’s mouth out with this soap, would it be a good or a bad thing?
Belgian Beer Advent Calendar
Kwak Beer Glass and Stand
Belgian Beer Gift Case
Brew Like a Monk: Trappist, Abbey, and Strong Belgian Ales and How to Brew Them
Good Beer Guide Belgium
All Belgian Beers Guide
Cooking With Belgian Beers
The Pink Elephant Beer Soap (made with Delirium)
Celebrate Diversity Beer Shirt
Belgium National Drinking Team T-shirt
I Mustache You For A Beer Tee
Rochefort Beer Gift Pack
Delirium Gift Pack with Glass
Belgian Beer Trails
The Belgian Beer Book
Belgian Toys, Games, Comics, & Fun
Finished eating and drinking? Time for a bit of fun…
Holidays are supposed to be a time for family and an opportunity to let your hair down. Here are some ideas to indulge the interests of your more youthful (in age or spirit) friends and family.
Bonny Boy Liquor Dispenser
Bruxelles 1893 Art Nouveau Board Game
A Street in Belgium 3D Puzzle (184 pieces)
Scrabble with Chocolate Pieces
Silver Belgium Heart Memory Charm
(Fits Pandora Bracelets & Compatible with Most Major Brands)
Belgium Charm Necklace
Asterix in Belgium
Herge and the Treasures of Tintin
Playmobil Sports and Action Soccer Player from Belgium
SoccerStarz Belgium International 15-Figurine Team Pack
Gent Belgium Jigsaw Puzzle (1000 Pieces)
Unisex Baby Belgium National Pride Bodysuit
Our Best Gifts for Belgians
Know a Belgian? For such a small country, we are constantly amazed at how often we run into Belgians around the world. Of course, you can send gifts to Belgium with Amazon as well. You can buy a Belgian many of the products listed above, but for some, it’s just impossible to find the right gift. My recommendation is to appeal to their subtle humour and patriotism. Or stick to buying them some beer or chocolate.
Belgium 100% Silk Necktie for Men
Have No Fear The Belgian Is Here – Unisex T-shirt
Vintage Men’s “Belgique” T-shirt
Belgium Dog Football T-Shirt
Belgian Boy Water Feature
Good luck with your shopping and happy holidays!
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