Discover Turkey and buy fantastic souvenirs
Who knew that shopping in Turkey would be this much fun? Turkey has many original souvenirs that will be reminder of your travels. To inspire you, here is a list of the best items that you can only buy in Turkey.
Located at a historic trade crossroads linking to the Silk Road, Turkey has been a shopper's paradise for centuries, offering everything from hand woven Turkish carpets and kilims to jewellery, antiques and Iznik ceramics, carved meerschaum and a growing number of famous designer brands. Also you can take home from Turkey some delicious baklava, Turkish delight, fragrant Turkish coffee, dried fruits, leather products, water pipe and magnets.
Turkish Coffee: With its excellent quality and exceptional taste, Turkish Coffee is the another product that only can be found in Turkey.
Baklava: Baklava is a delicious afternoon or evening snack, and the most famous sweet in Turkey. Gaziantep is the best place to buy baklava from.
Turkish Delight: Turkish Delight is a gummy, marshmallowy treat, available in practically every sweetshop, or souvenir shop.
Spices: Rich variety of herbs are sold in the traditional covered bazaars. Also, every kind of spices from all over the country are waiting for you.
Carpets, Kilims, Rugs: Turkish carpet is one of the most expensive purchases of souvenirs. Hand knotted carpets infused with thousands of years of tradition are a mainstay of Turkish life and are found, both new and antique, in specialty boutiques and village shops in every corner of Turkey.
Pottery, Tiles, Ceramics: Modern, museum quality pieces hand painted by Turkey's most celebrated ceramic artists can be found in boutiques in Turkey's major cities.
Jewelry: Turkey is a center of gold and silver, of precious metals and priceless gems. You can find the traditional jewelry and decorative housewares in the historical bazaars. Museum gift shops are also great sources of unique jewelry.
Copper: Copper is especially traditional to the South East of Turkey where age old techniques are still used to make objects. Keep them a unique reminder of your time in Turkey.
Textile: Turkey is the only country in the world that is famous for its all kind of beautiful textiles. Clothing designers, interior decorators and contemporary artists find success both within Turkey and abroad.
Meerschaum Pipes: Meerschaum Pipes are carved from the magnesium silicate found primarily in Eskisehir. These ivory colored pipes are hollow out and polished, sold in most souvenir shops.
Evil Eye: Evil Eye is one of the most popular souvenirs to buy in Turkey, known as the Nazar Boncugu that gives protection and brings luck.