Every country has a list of handicrafts and souvenirs that it’s famous for and that you should definitely buy for your friends and family back home. Some are famous for their wooden carvings while others for their silk scarves. Some countries make jade Buddha statues, and other vibrant floral parasols. Each country strives to preserve their heritage by continuing to make crafts that reflect their rich culture. When we visit a foreign country, most of us wish to bring a part of it back home for our loved ones and share our experience with them. There’s no better way of doing this other than buying souvenirs. So here’s a list of countries and the things they are famous for:
If you ever visit Japan and indulge in its rich oriental culture, you’ll be inclined to take a part of it back home. You’ll be enchanted by the world of Geishas and paper walls. Japan is full of culture and famous for a lot of souvenirs such as the famous Japanese kimonos, wooden shoes, Matcha (green tea), Sensu or folding fans, traditional hair accessories, ceramic pots with dragons painted on them, Japanese dolls, parasols and last but not least, pairs of chopsticks.
China is full of surprises, and true shopping heaven for people who love to buy handy products. China is famous for its soft silk, pristine tea sets, scroll paintings, Terracotta figurines, Buddha statues, Chinese pots, invigorating teas, fans, pretty Chinese umbrellas, Mahjong sets, Chinese dolls, ceramic kitchenware etc. China is a shopper’s paradise for minimalists who aren’t brand conscious.
The former Ottoman capital of the world, Turkey has a lot to offer. Local rugs and carpets made in Turkey are extremely famous because of the Middle Eastern theme. If you ever visit Turkey, then something you must definitely drink and even take back home is Turkish black coffee. Turkey is also famous for mosaic lamps, Turkish calligraphy jewelry, the blue evil eye of Turkey and obviously Turkish delights.
France is the food capital of the world and that being said, it is understood that if you visit France you bring back champagne, macaroons, and all kinds of cheeses etc. But we advise you to only bring back dry foods in order to avoid any possible messy situations. Another thing you should definitely buy in France is a beret, scarves, a Marini ere or striped French jersey, lots and lots of postcards, Eifel tower replicas, scented candles, and books.
Russia is famous for its samovar or Russian teapots, caviar, honey, Russian nested dolls, Orenburg shawls, furs, felted boots, enameled jewelry etc. Russian enameled jewelry boxes and jewelry is extremely famous all over the world.
Italy is extremely famous for its olive oil, cheese, chocolate, leather goods from Florence, ceramics, stationery and obviously Italian pasta. Italy manufactures the best leather products in the world. Though their prices are sky high due to all the effort that goes into their production, but you won’t regret this purchase. Venice, being the ultimate honeymoon spot, has lots of local souvenirs that you should buy. The amazing Venetian masks are a complete fashion statement, and are perfectly appropriate for a festive masquerade. The Venetian Burano Lace, door knockers, handmade wooden puzzles, handmade shoes, Gondoliers hat and pasta are all the things you must buy in Venice.
Italy is extremely famous for its olive oil, cheese, chocolate, leather goods from Florence, ceramics, stationery and obviously Italian pasta. Italy manufactures the best leather products in the world. Though their prices are sky high due to all the effort that goes into their production, but you won’t regret this purchase.
Dubai does not have a lot of locally made souvenirs, but you’ll find shops selling Middle Eastern souvenirs of all kinds here. Its camel milk chocolates, Dubai dates and other dried fruits, Persian rugs, Arabic Attars, Pashmina shawls, Arabic coffee pots and carpets etc. You’ll find that every shop and bazaar in Dubai is fragranced using Oudh (an expensive fragrance oil) and Bakhoor which are air fresheners made from the extract of agarwood resin. Buying these is the best way to bring an essence of Dubai back home.
If you ever visit Thailand, then you’ll find it a shopping haven when it comes to buying souvenirs. The best souvenirs to buy are Thai silk, Buddha figurines and marble made jade Buddha statues, key rings, hand fans, crocodile skin products, coconut tree wood teapots, spa and aroma products, scented candles, Thai coconut oil, clothes, Thai jewelry, Thai carvings along with other Thai home decorations and handicrafts.
Morocco is famous for its spice bazaars so you’ll probably be buying a lot of flavorful spices particularly saffron. You’ll also find Moroccan antiquities, perfumes, ceramic pots, Argon oil, leather poufs and rugs.
These are all the things that you can buy from these beautiful countries on your honeymoon!