The next big birthday or holiday may just be a few days away. And if you are like most of us, you may be putting-off gift-shopping for your loved ones until the last minute. Since most of our families have a Persian background, we put together this overview of Persian gifts for men 2020.
Since it can be hard to find a great gift for Persian men, we compiled some of our top choices for any other Persians who want to get their family or friends something special. If you are looking for the perfect gift for Persian women, check out this post here.
Our Favorite Persian Gifts for Men
These coasters combine function with a funny design. One of our translators found them and sent them to a few of us. They perfectly resemble the infamous Persian rugs that we grew up with in our homes. Maybe you aren’t a native Persian, and this will be your first Persian rug — we all know how expensive the real thing can be!
Each of these coasters is well-built and does a great job at preventing moisture from staining your desk or table. Four come in a set, so they are an excellent stocking stuffer. Give one to your baba, pedar bozorg, amu, and barodar! That’s dad, grandpa, uncle, and brother for anyone who hasn’t gotten that far in their Farsi skills. This can also be a funny little gift for any rug lover. If you are looking for large Persian rugs, check out our full post about the best Persian rugs.
Persians love tea – it’s a major part of our culture. While many people are happy with tea bags or other tea-making options, why not help the special man in your life make tea the Persian way?
If you grew up in an Iranian household, you’ve definitely seen a samovar at some point. While the one your family used may look quite different than this, the Home N Kitchenware samovar puts a modern spin on things. It allows you to make authentic tea with all new safety features that old-fashioned samovars don’t have.
If you want to see more samovars, please read our List of the Best Samovars.
Do you have a Persian friend who likes to write Nastaliq? Maybe your son is learning Farsi and wants to practice writing. No matter who it is for, this calligraphy set is an interesting gift that will provide countless hours of entertainment while improving your loved one’s writing. It comes with two reed pens and ink, so all your family member or friend needs is a sheet of paper to get started.
Nastaliq, or khoshnevisy, dates back over 1,500 years. Persian poets and artists have used this beautiful writing method to bring their words to life. It adds another layer of depth to intricate poems and stories. Giving your friend this Persian gift will allow them to continue this age-old tradition.
The pens last quite long, so you can expect many months of use per pen. You can even prolong their lifespan by using a razor to keep them sharp. This product is for the beginner or intermediate writer, as the pens are somewhat smaller than most professional sets. That said, it is perfect to get your loved one to get their feet wet or to casually practice their writing skills.
Audiobooks are an incredible way to learn something new or entertain yourself while on the go. There are so many books out there to learn about the Persian language or history, enjoy poetry, and see what it’s like to grow up as an Iranian in the U.S. One great gift idea is the book “Hafiz – the scent of light” – a great audiobook about Farsi poetry and music.
Another great and funny audiobook is “Once You Go Persian” from K-von, the most famous Persian comedian in the world who as born and raised in the U.S. The book is written and read in English.
For some more inspiration, check out our Top 10 Persian Audiobooks.
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Asoodehlan makes high-quality Persian gifts for men and women. We have bought all types of creative presents from their store. This shirt is no exception. It is a great way of showing off your heritage. Or if you are learning Farsi, it is an awesome way of displaying your new language skills.
The shirt features a famous line from an even more famous poet, Hafez. You can see the whole poem here in English and Farsi. If this Persian gift is for an Iranian, they will definitely understand the reference. If it is for a beginner Farsi student, it will certainly put a smile on their face.
Do you have a Persian dad or uncle? Maybe your friend is learning to master their cooking skills and needs to upgrade their equipment. No matter what the case is, this set of skewers is a great way to tell someone that they are a great cook and need to keep making you tasty kabob! These skewers do well at handling all types of cooking, from koobideh to shashlik. The metal is high-grade and resists rust.
Many people try to cook their national foods with American products. You can’t always find the items you need and settle for less effective replacement. We had to include this on our list of Persian gifts for men because these skewers are specially designed for the Persian chef. It also comes in a nice case, making it even more attractive on Christmas Day!
Have you heard of Pahlavani or a Zurkhaneh? It is the “heroic sport” practiced by Persians for almost 2,000 years. Ancient Persian men wrestled for sport and pride. They followed a strict set of training rituals. Now, you can give your friend an inside glimpse of this workout routine.
We don’t only like Persian Yoga for its physical benefits, but this books also shares deep cultural aspects of Persian culture. The Zurkhaneh, where Persian warriors would train, still exists today in Iran and other countries. This is a great way of experiencing this time-tested practice to train your body, mind, and spirit. It is the perfect gift for fitness and Persian cultural enthusiasts.
Do you have a special someone? Are you still looking for one of those perfect Persian gifts for him?
If you are from the Middle East or Central Asia, then you most likely grew up with a backgammon set in your living room. Now, you can share this iconic aspect of Persian life with your friends or family. We love this backgammon set because the exterior features traditional Persian artwork similar to khaatam. It’s one of the top Persian gifts for men who like to drink a cup of chai while playing a friendly game.
A member of our team has this exact board. She says it is a great way of sharing her Persian heritage with a friend when they visit. Not only can she show them how to play backgammon (many American don’t know how to play!), but she can also talk about the artwork as well. This is a high-quality piece that makes playing more enjoyable. When it’s not in use, the board’s beautiful artwork makes a great accent piece to any room.
If you are Iranian, then you are well familiar with calling your dad Baba. This t-shirt is a fun way of celebrating your Persian heritage while also appreciating your dad. You have to admit it; saying baba can be a little more fun than plain, old dad.
The shirt is high-quality, and the sizes are accurate. One of our content writers bought one, and his dad wears it all the time (at home). It was supposed to be a gag gift, but his dad actually considered it funny and wore it proudly. Regardless if you want this a joke gift or a way to recognize how awesome your dad is, it will surely put a smile on his face. This can be a great Persian gift for fathers day or birthday of your father.
One of these Persian gifts for men should light up your loved one’s face on any occasion. We think all are excellent ways of showing your appreciation to someone while also sharing the Persian culture. Everyone has different tastes, so we hope we captured a wide enough range for you to find something.
If you know the perfect Persian gifts for men that we didn’t list here, then we ask that you share it in the comments.
Are you still looking for a gift for a mom, aunt, relative, or friend? Check out our overview of lovely Persian gifts for women.
Help other readers find that special present for their family or friends!