Are you looking for some traditional Polish Christmas gifts that you can give to your loved ones? Christmas in Poland is one of the most important holidays of the whole year, and an essential part of Christmas is giving gifts during Christmas Eve. In this article, we’ll give you some ideas for typical Polish gifts that you can buy online.
Honestly, we believe that Poland produces the most beautiful Christmas baubles. Every year, hundreds of thousands of Christmas baubles are exported to all countries of the world. Many of them are real works of art, hand-painted by the best craftsmen. We promise that your Christmas tree will look beautiful with balls from Poland. It is also a great idea for the original traditional Polish Christmas gift.
You can buy them during fairs and regional events in Poland (very limited this year though), souvenir shops or order them online.
Gingerbread cookies are very popular in Poland, but we eat, bake and eat them even more often during Christmas. We usually bake homemade gingerbread cookies, but also buy beautiful, large and decorated gingerbread cookies as a gift or as a souvenir.
Sweets are a perfect gift for any occasion. Polish sweets are extremely delicious! We like to add sweets to gifts under the Christmas tree. We really recommend Ptasie Mleczko (bird’s milk). It is a vanilla-flavored milk froth covered with milk chocolate. If you like toffee, you will definitely enjoy krówki (fudges)!
POLISH CHRISTMAS CAROLS (CD)
Every year, many excellent Polish artists release CDs with Christmas carols or Christmas songs. Many of them are a real feast for the ears. Our favorite is Polish Christmas Carols by Mazowsze Choir which brings us childhood memories of Christmas.
POLISH BOOKS (and ebooks)
I am a bibliophile. I love books and in my opinion this is one of the best gifts I can receive and give to someone.
Books are a perfect gift for any occasion. With a pure heart, we can recommend books published by Polish authors, including the Nobel Prize winner Olga Tokarczuk. You can find several of her books translated to English here. You may also like the Ryszard Kapuścinski books. For fantasy fans there is nothing better than the Witcher series written by Sapkowski.
If you want to give a special gift to someone who loves cooking, you can consider buying a cookbook with some Polish recipes.
Traditional Polish Christmas Gifts – Summary
We hope that we helped you find some interesting gift ideas from our selection of the traditional Polish Christmas gifts. All our recommendations you can find in many shops in Poland as well as order online.
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