Thailand is one of the most delightful tourist destinations in Southeast Asia. It is filled with incredible architecture, deep-rooted culture, rich heritage, splendid landscapes, spotless beaches, exotic temples, and more. It is also a great place to indulge in delectable food and a big hit with partygoers. While sightseeing and dining are always the must-do activities when you travel a new place, there is no denying that people love to indulge in retail therapy in any place they visit. If you are looking to bring some lovely things home for you and your loved ones, here are some fantastic ideas for souvenirs and gifts from Thailand.
Thai clothes and silk
Thai silks are a must-buy from the Land of Smiles. You can find an assortment of products, including traditional clothes, ties, scarves, shirts, and pillow covers made from this famous and lustrous silk everywhere in the country. The artistic textures and beautiful colors capture the beauty of Thailand like nothing else. The Thai silks are woven in elegant patterns from the mulberry-fed caterpillars. Just make sure you get your hands on the authentic ones as they are mass-produced throughout the country.
Spices and dried fruits
Thai cuisine is known for its flavorful aroma and lingering taste and is undoubtedly one of the most loved cuisines globally. Why not carry some of these spices, including coriander seeds, nutmeg, crushed Chili, cloves, cinnamon, star anise, etc., back home and try your hand at cooking some scrumptious Thai dishes using them. Thailand also offers yummy fruits like durian, mangoes, pineapple, papaya, and lychee. Since it is not possible to bring them back, you can take them and many other fruits in the dried form.
Thai silverware is highly famous and relatively cost-effective. You can get your hands on pendants, earrings, necklaces, rings, bracelets, and several other jewelries with intricate designs that will make for excellent keepsakes or an amazing gift for your family and friends. Do check for the 0.925 stamp on the jewels that signifies their purity. In the northern part of Thailand, you can buy 99% pure silver rings, bracelets, and necklaces made by the tribal community, which are a favorite amongst tourists.
Instant Noodles and snacks
Do you love instant noodles? If yes, do grab some packets of instant noodles on your way home. They are readily available in supermarkets and local grocery stores and in many different flavors. Also, buy some local snacks like Durian chips, dried squid, pork sticks, seaweed snacks, prawn crackers, etc. Thailand’s milk chocolates and elephant candies are good souvenirs for little ones and vegetarians.
Spa products and soaps
Thailand is world-renowned as a wellness retreat brimming with exotic spas at almost every nook and cranny. Get your hands on some of the spa products like fragrant soaps, scented candles, shampoos, lotions, essential oils, etc., that you can use to pamper yourself once back home. They come in attractive and colorful packages and are an excellent gift for your loved ones too. Get a nice relaxing massage when you are in the country to get rid of sore muscles and feel completely rejuvenated.
Handmade bags are another popular option to buy in Thailand. They come in different sizes, shapes, textures, colors, weaves, and designs representing the country’s natural beauty. They are eco-friendly too and make for unforgettable memories and lovely gifts.
Thailand’s coconut production is quite large, and you will find a bevy of coconut farms and plantations across the country. You will find an array of coconut-based items like fragrant coconut oils, moisturizers, lotions, bathing products, and more. Since these cannot be carried, make sure you have fresh coconut water and pamper your tastebuds with delicious coconut ice cream during your stay.
Muay Thai Shorts
Muay Thai is a famous form of martial art in Thailand. In recent times, Muay Thai gears have become highly trendy and must-buy souvenirs from Thailand. Muay Thai shorts are very comfortable and are available in most shopping centers, sporting good stores, and street markets. If you are a martial art fan, you must surely get a pair of these shorts.
Thailand has unique handicrafts such as ceramics, wooden carvings, bronze cups, pillows, lacquerware, and paintings available in local artisan shops and street markets. They come in a riot of colors and shades and can even be customized to go with your home interiors.
Keychains, refrigerator magnets, coin pouches, bottle openers, etc., always make for a fun and pretty souvenir. They are light in weight and convenient to carry as well. The most popular ones here are elephant-designed items and with tuk-tuks keychains. But you will find endless things to bring back home.
Inhalers and balms
The Ya Dom inhalers and Tiger balms are made using locally harvested herbs. They are 100 % safe and effective to use and a first-rate remedy to clear a clogged nose or get rid of minor aches. They come in small sizes and are very easy to pack in your luggage.
Thai souvenirs combine their culture, food, nature, and art and remind you of your memorable stay in this beautiful country. So next time you visit Thailand, ensure that you have loads of space in your suitcase to bring these unique items.