Planning to visit your friends and family living abroad? Well, India is a land of diverse cultures and gift-giving is an integral part of it!
But what gift should you carry for your relatives and friends living abroad? Are there some souvenirs that are light yet have that authentic Indian feel and vibe to them?
Your search finally ends here, cause we have done all the research for you and brought 21 Unique and Lightweight Gifts to Take Abroad from India. Let’s begin.
Gifts To Take Abroad From India
Be it a school-girl or an old grandma, an Indian or a foreigner, all women share an equal and undying love for earrings! If you are looking for gifts for a female, nothing would match the charm of traditional earrings.
These beautiful sets of 4 traditional Indian earrings plated with silver are one of the best lightweight gifts to take abroad.
They look absolutely stunning on every girl and can be worn on all occasions, including ethnic functions, parties, casual events, etc. Any girl would be delighted to receive this set of pretty jhumkas from India!
Meenakari art involves painting the surfaces of metals and ceramics in vibrant and beautiful colors. This set of stainless steel glasses, along with a golden tray, would be an exquisite souvenir from India.
It is beautifully decorated with meenakari art peacocks giving it a traditional yet contemporary touch! The glasses are made of a high quality of stainless steel which makes them durable and long lasting.
The glasses and the tray would look like a truly eye-catching centerpiece on a living room, dinner, or drawing-room table! This would be a perfect lightweight and authentic gift from an Indian to someone residing abroad.
Looking for some gifts for a coin collector or a history enthusiast? Check out this Republic India Collectible Coins Collection! These are a set of 22 coins since the time India became a republic nation.
These coins are made of different kinds of metals and are good for educational purposes. It would be a fantastic gift for anyone interested in studying coins, or the history of India in general. If you’re looking for gifts that fit in a suitcase, this one will be your best bet!
India is extremely popular around the world for its variety of tea. A tea set would thus be a mind blowing gift to take abroad! This tea set comes in a beautiful and luxurious packaging with 6 gold boxes comprising a variety of tea.
These include Hibiscus Rush Tea, India’s Original Masala Chai, Sweet Cinnamon Tea, English Breakfast Tea, Vanilla Spice Tea, and Turmeric Spice Tea.
Any tea lover would be overjoyed to receive this gift box. So, go ahead and gift good health to your friends and family residing abroad with this assorted tea gift set!
Do you know that Lord Ganesha is the most adored God in the Hindu religion? He is believed to bring happiness, prosperity, and good luck in our lives.
This beautiful brass Ganesh idol with an auspicious diya would be a light and meaningful gift idea for relatives living abroad. Placing it in your living space or your temple would elevate the beauty and elegance of your home.
The sparkling light from the diya would take away all the negativity and create a peaceful ambience and bring prosperity!
One of the most beautiful sights to behold is the magnificent Taj Mahal of Agra! It also falls under the 7 Wonders of the World, and thus is an ideal gift for a loved one living abroad.
This exquisite miniature Taj Mahal is hand-designed by Indian artisans, which gives it an authentic Indian feel. Made of marble and comprising detachable parts, this show piece is easy to store and carry around.
It uses eco-friendly colors, which do not cause any harm to the environment in any way. You can gift this gorgeous miniature Taj Mahal to someone you truly love and admire. It is an eye-catching showpiece for center tables, bedroom, living room, showcases, etc.
If your friend or family member is passionate about home decor, this Rajasthani door hanging will surely appeal to their aesthetic side!
These beautiful bells have been handcrafted in Rajasthan and are made of fabric, wood, and artificial pearls. Every bell is made of a different vivid color!
They would enhance the beauty of your home when hanged across the window, hall, living room, balcony, bedroom, or the house entrance.
These vibrant and colorful door hanging are perfect gifts that fit in a suitcase and create a serene atmosphere at home.
Fridge magnets are the most popular type of souvenirs. There’s so much craze around collecting fridge magnets from various countries and decorating your refrigerator with them!
This cute little Rickshaw fridge magnet completely captures the Indian vibe. It is made of MDF and is designed in multiple colors, giving a lively and vibrant look. It can be stuck on your fridge or used as a car hanging.
If you’re wanting to take away lots of souvenirs from India, this would be a pretty affordable and lightweight gift for sure!
Looking for a travel friendly gift that can be packed in a suitcase? Check out this faux pashmina shawl! This is a warm and comfy gift to take abroad from India.
These shawls are made of 80% wool and 20% polyester, so they would remain warm and soft along with being wrinkle-free. The shawl has an intricate paisley design that will grab the attention of everyone.
This is a great gift for fashion enthusiasts and will definitely upgrade their style statement. These shawls are available in 10 subtle, yet beautiful shades. So, you can choose one you find the most attractive!
Looking for gifts that would appeal to a fan of miniature art? These blue terracotta miniature pots would be a very captivating choice. They have an intricate hand-painted Warli design that gives it a contemporary feel.
These pots are available in a range of bright and lovable colors and are ideal for carrying as a souvenir from India. They will uplift the style and charm of your home and are ideal as table or shelf decorations.
Buddha represents grace, beauty, and wisdom. Gift good vibes to your friends and family with this pretty showpiece. It features Buddha peacefully residing on the palm of a hand. It’s really artistic and creative in design.
Made of polyresin, this showpiece is highly durable and long lasting. It can be placed in the drawing room, living room, in the mandir, or the bedroom to evoke a soothing, calm, and blissful sensation.
Anyone inclined to spirituality would instantly fall in love with this gift. It’s undoubtedly a perfect light and meaningful gift for your relatives living abroad.
Peacock is the national bird of India, which is why peacock feathers are considered special and auspicious in India. This mor pankhi key holder would be a really captivating and hearty gift for anyone living abroad.
Made by Indian artisans, this key holder looks quite vibrant and colorful. It can be gifted to anyone for enhancing their home decor and can be placed in the bedroom, living room, or drawing room to hang the keys.
When thinking about India, what is your first thought? Spices, right? Well, people around the world are crazy about Indian spices.
So, if you’re traveling abroad from India, what would be better than taking some Indian spices with you?
This set of 16 Indian spices includes all the major whole spices, like cloves, cinnamon seeds, mustard seeds, shahi jeera, fennel seeds, green cardamom, cumin seeds, bay leaf, and more.
It is an ideal gift for someone who loves to cook. These spices will surely add an Indian touch to their food and are the ideal lightweight gift to take abroad.
Elephants are considered highly auspicious creatures and believed to be a symbol of good luck, wisdom, and wealth in India. This elegant gold plated set of elephant showpiece is a perfect token from India for someone living abroad.
Made of high quality metal, this showpiece is long lasting and unbreakable. These gold plated classy elephants would add a traditional and artistic touch to your drawing room, living room, or bedside table.
Home decor items are the most convenient gifts to carry abroad. One of them is these charming Rajasthani dolls! It’s the perfect travel friendly gift that can be packed in a suitcase. Made of recycled material, these adorable dolls are decorated with fine detailing of mineral beads.
This is a beautiful piece of vintage art and would add a traditional and aesthetic touch to your living room, hall, temple, bedroom, or workspace. It would serve as an ideal gift for someone who loves traditional art.
People abroad are crazy about Indian sweets! So, why not gift them the most popular and beloved delicacy of India? Yes, I’m talking about Kaju Katli!
These assorted Kaju Katlis are available in four different flavors, including cashews, pistas, kesar, and chocolates, all put together in a special gift box. The sweets are packed using a special Italian technology for an extended shelf life.
You can carry this gift abroad for someone who is passionate about Indian flavors!
Searching for an Indian souvenir for an art lover? This tie dye wall hanging is undoubtedly your best bet! It’s a tapestry with sun and moon designs made of 100% cotton cloth.
It is tie-dyed with stunning and absolutely vibrant colors that pop out. A lover of art will instantly fall in love with this tapestry art! It can be used in endless ways as a wall hanging, table cloth, room divider, bed spread, blanket, sofa cover, festival flags, college decoration, yoga mat, etc.
So, if you wish to add an edge to your room, you can definitely go for this ethnic Indian art. It is also a beautiful travel friendly gift that you can easily pack in a suitcase.
We hope you liked these unique and lightweight gifts to take abroad. If you are planning to visit a different country, these thoughtful and memorable gifts would work as souvenirs from India for your beloved friends and family.
Do give them one of these lovely presents and brighten up their day. Happy Gifting