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Best Christmas Gifts from Eastern Europe

East and East Central Europe Gift Guide

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If you'll be in Eastern Europe in December or any other time of year, you might be looking for Christmas gifts for friends and family back home. Consider these suggestions from top destination countries in Eastern Europe to help you with your shopping.

Best Christmas Gifts from Russia

Nutcracker Matryoshka Doll
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Christmas gifts from Russia are sure to make an impression. From classic Russian souvenir nesting dolls to more practical gifts like hats and coffee and tea implements, gifts from Russia help make Christmas special.

Best Christmas Gifts from Poland

Polish Folk Art
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Polish folk art and ceramics are colorful and cheery additions to home or office decor. The variety of designs and their handcrafted nature means that no two pieces are alike. If you you are looking for more luxurious Christmas gifts from Poland, look no further than jewelry shops that sell men and women's amber jewelry.

Best Christmas Gifts from Prague

Czech Crystal Glass
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Shopping in Prague is fun any time of year, but around Christmastime, Prague becomes a shopper's heaven. Cheerful Christmas markets sell decorations and stocking stuffers. For more Czech-made gifts, seek out stores specializing in local products. Czech glass and crystal, garnet jewelry, and marionettes represent more expensive Christmas gifts found in Prague.

Best Christmas Gifts from Croatia

Croatian Lavender Sachets
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Croatia's warm-weather coast means that delicious and fragrant local products are on your Christmas shopping list. Buy lavender sachets to perfume stockings or purchase fine oils for the gourmand in your life.

Best Christmas Gifts from Hungary

Herend Porcelain from Hungary
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Hungary is famous for porcelain, embroidery, wine, and paprika. In Hungary, you'll find something for everyone on your list, whether you're looking for something beautiful, useful, or simply tasty.

Best Christmas Gifts from Lithuania

Lithuanian Traditional Crafts
Kerry Kubilius, licensed to About.com
Lithuania's artisans create clothing, ceramics, jewelry, and wooden sculptures using traditional methods and motifs. Also find warming herbal teas, gorgeous coffee table books, and quality edibles when you visit Lithuania
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