More Than Mugs: Best Tiki Gifts Under $50

Last Updated:  September 1, 2021

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Know someone who’s fascinated with tiki culture and its ongoing revival? Help them escape to an exotic island locale with one of the unique and creative goods on our list of best tiki gifts under $50. Of course there’s a tiki mug on our list, but it’s not what you’re expecting. In fact, we’ve scoured the seven seas to bring you a selection of tiki gift ideas that’s anything but expected. Cheers!

The List: Tiki Gifts Good Enough for the Gods

1. Tiki Double Old Fashioned Glasses, Set of 4 ($23)

Tiki double old fashioned glasses
It only takes one well-made Mai Tai to turn that scowl upside down. This set of four (4) classic rocks glasses from Libbey oozes 1960s kitsch.

2. Vintage Tiki Grog Grotto Print 8×10 ($10)

Grog Grotto poster, tiki culture, Polynesian
Mount this colorful print in an old beat up wood frame for the perfect sailor-chic vibe.

3. Batman & Robin Tiki T-Shirt ($23)

Best tiki gifts under $50 - chillin' t-shirt
Have you ever danced with your drink in the pale moonlight? Now’s your chance.

4. Smuggler’s Cove: Exotic Cocktails, Rum, and the Cult of Tiki ($30)

Smuggler's Cove tiki cocktail recipes
If there’s a “New Testament of Tiki Cocktails,” this is it. All the classic drinks are here, but it’s the backstories and larger-than-life characters that steal the show.

5. Baby Yoda Tiki Mug ($22)

Best tiki gifts under $50 - Yoda tiki mug
“The force of the grog is strong with this one. Drink it slow, you must.”

6. Tiki Magazine & More Subscription ($28)

Tiki Magazine back issues
Who knew there was a magazine all about tiki? The publishers seem to be on hiatus at the moment so get the back issues while you still can!

7. Tiki Toucans iPhone Case ($29)

Best tiki gifts under $50 - iPhone case
Nothing says “I love Adventureland” quite like this tough and colorful iPhone case from Little Shop of Geeks.

8. Retro Handmade Coasters ($20)

Tiki culture coasters
Let’s face it, enjoying the island life can get a bit splashy sometimes. Make sure you’re prepared with these flashy (and absorbent) cocktail coasters from Studio Ala Mod.

9. Ceramic & Sterling Silver Necklace ($18)

Best tiki gifts under $50 - Mini tiki figure necklace
Take your tiki everywhere.

10. Polynesian Print Fabric Face Mask ($20)

Polynesian design fabric mask
Enlist the full protective power of the tiki gods with this perfectly-retro fabric face mask.

11. Bartender’s Crushed Ice Kit ($24)

Crushed ice system for cocktails
Let your inner hipster shine. Swing the hammer and crush yourself some fresh ice. Then shake up a Mai Tai and revel in your supreme authenticity.

12. Island-Themed Swizzle Sticks ($12)

Swizzle sticks for tropical drinks
Add a touch of class to your exotic cocktails with this boxed set of fancy copper swizzle sticks.

13. Tiki “Bedhead” Air Planter ($17)

Air plants are so easy to take care of, even this guy can do it. Custom gift note and basic care instructions included.

14. Exotica LP on Vinyl ($24)

Exotica LP - Tiki Bar Lounge Music - Martin Denny
Composers were the rock stars of the 1950s and Martin Denny was no exception. The original mono version of Exotica is the next best thing to a time machine.

15. Small Hand Orgeat Syrup ($16+)

Orgeat syrup for tiki cocktails
It’s not a Mai Tai without the orgeat. This french syrup made from almonds and botanicals is a key ingredient in many classic tiki drinks. Short of making your own, this is the best one to stock.

16. Versatile Citrus Juicer ($16)

Aside from rum, citrus is often the most important ingredient in tropical cocktails. Save your elbow grease for other projects by deploying this simple but powerful juicer. With two different attachments, it knocks out limes and oranges equally well.

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Reach out and let us know! It doesn’t necessarily have to be strictly tiki either. Anything with a Polynesian / Hawaiian / Tropical / Mid-century Modern vibe can potentially make the cut. Looking for a deeper dive into all things tiki? Check out Critiki News for all the latest happenings related to Polynesian pop culture.