9 perfect Christmas gift ideas for people who love Prague and the Czech Republic

From handmade gifts like candles and toys to gift vouchers for a luxury getaway, here are our recommendations for holiday giving.

Samantha Tatro

Written by Samantha Tatro
Published on 14.12.2020 11:48 (updated on 29.01.2021)

Selecting the perfect Christmas gift may come as a challenge this year, especially when life as we know it is on hold. This gift guide includes tips for everything from experiences to food and games as well things that'll brighten your home for the holidays which is -- let's face it -- where most of us will be spending them!

A custom scent from Prague parfumer

Soywax candle by Perfumed Prague
Soywax candle by Perfumed Prague

Perfumed Prague, Prague’s first make-your-own fragrance studio, is a place where you can create a signature scent, using essences straight from the French perfume-making region of Grasse. Custom candles, as well as home fragrances, are a big hit for the holidays and the expat duo behind the business has designed a special Christmas line. You can visit their store to build your own scent or order through their e-shop.

A coffee mug for lovers of Czech design

The Prague mug, by CZECHDESIGN.
The Prague mug, by CZECHDESIGN.

What better gift for the coffee or tea lover in your life than a beautiful Prague mug? This porcelain mug is decorated with minimalist pictograms reminiscent of Prague's architectural landmarks in republican colors. The mug features landmarks like the Dancing House and a Cubist column. It's part of a collection created in collaboration with CZECHDESIGN, a traditional porcelain factory in Dubí, and graphic designer Klára Plicová. Purchase the mug through their e-shop.

Art party, museum-quality reproductions, and more

Blue Blood Gallery gift vouchers can be me used for a variety of art-themed gifts
Blue Blood Gallery gift vouchers can be me used for a variety of art-themed gifts

The Blue Blood Gallery located on Muchova 15 in Prague 6 is currently offering vouchers for a number of experiences to please the art-lover in your life. Vouchers can be used for art–party painting workshops for small groups of up to 5 people that includes a degustation of exclusive Portuguese wines. Voucher recipients can opt for a Giclée reproduction, a style of replicating artworks onto museum-quality canvas via high-resolution photography, or even (for artists) a personal exhibit of their own work at the gallery. Vouchers can also be used to buy unique works of contemporary art by living artists and until Christmas, all works of art purchased at BBG will get free framing and consultation with an interior designer. Buy vouchers here.

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The gift of relaxation

Buy vouchers for a spa day at the Augustine or overnight stay.
Buy vouchers for a spa day at the Augustine or overnight stay.

Gift vouchers are ideal presents during this period of uncertainty and allow you to give the gift of something to look forward to. Augustine, a Luxury Collection Hotel located in Prague’s fabled Malá Strana district has a wide variety of vouchers available for high-end holiday giving. Choose from a romantic six-course dinner by the fireplace and one-night stay in their stunning Presidential Suite, vouchers for a future Augustine champagne brunch or dinner in the garden, or treat someone you love to a relaxing spa visit with a massage. Vouchers can be purchased here.

An endless supply of fresh flowers from a Czech florist

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Florists have come out on top of the pandemic economy with many local florists experiencing booming business. One Czech flower subscription service, Novaza, lets you purchase a beautifully designed vase that is continually filled with fresh flowers regularly delivered to your doorstep. Order from their e-shop.

A Czech-themed card game just for expats

The Czech Deck was developed by an expat living in Prague
The Czech Deck was developed by an expat living in Prague

The Czech Deck, created by Alysa Yamada, a Hawaiian expat living in Prague for 7 years, is a designer deck of 54 playing cards, customized entirely for the Czech Republic. Each suit has a purpose: Czech language learning flashcards, day trip ideas, hotspots, and insights on Czech culture and traditions. Purchase your deck here (ships internationally).

Traditional Czech chocolates

Traditional chocolates, called Charles Balls.
Traditional chocolates, called Charles Balls.

These pralines with a royal pedigree are made with a mixture of white and dark chocolate using traditional Czech ingredients like Tuzemák rum, plums, and poppy seeds. The luxurious Charles Balls were created on the occasion of the 700th anniversary of the birth of Charles IV. Purchase them online.

Handmade toys for kids and kids at heart

One of the handmade toys from Pikle.
One of the handmade toys from Pikle.

Czech crafted toys are always a big winner. Whether it's a little lunchbox with a whole world inside or a shoebox that hides a secret garage inside, these toys pave the way to a whole new playtime. Pikle also stocks creative gifts like quilting kits for kids and more. You can purchase the gifts through the Pikle e-shop.

Beautiful handmade Christmas ornaments

Christmas ornaments courtesy of Mankai Paper.
Christmas ornaments courtesy of Mankai Paper.

Christmas ornaments are a special way to put a personal touch on your Christmas tree - and many families will hand them down through the generations. These handmade ornaments by Mankai Paper are a beautiful addition to your tree. The e-shop also has a variety of pretty stationary items like calendars and envelopes.

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