Enjoying your trip to Thailand? But of course, you should think about things to buy from Thailand to bring back home! Well, touristy refrigerator magnets, key-chains or Starbucks mugs don’t make this list. We compiled the best of the best, unique and useful products to help you remember your trip, and share it with your loved ones. If you’ve been looking for unique souvenir ideas and awesome Thai specialties to enjoy even after the trip, read our guide on the best things to buy in Thailand!
You’re not alone if you adore the spicy rich flavors of Thai food. It’s true that their unique flavors cannot be found in any other cuisines. From coriander to nutmeg to dried chillies, Thai food’s mouthwatering flavors are made with their countless spices. If you want to cook up some more Thai-inspired foods at home to share with friends and family, take home some Thai spices. Of course, you should head to local markets to get good quality spices at the best prices. Floating markets are certainly known to have a wide selection of spices, among many other Thai specialties! Go explore the market to bring home as a souvenir from Thailand.
Thai Spa Products
Thailand’s relaxing spa experience is everyone’s favorite. Its traditional healing methods that combine acupuncture and yoga postures are the best way to wind down. Especially around the rainy season in Thailand, you should snuggle up in these cozy spas. After this luxurious experience, you’ll want to end every day with a restful and aromatic massage. Then, why not bring along some spa products from Thailand to treat yourself even after the trip? Oasis Spa, one of the most popular spa chains in Thailand, uses traditional Thai ingredients and natural ingredients from local vendors. Go and have a luxurious spa experience at their beautifully themed locations, and make sure to pick up their spa products and gift sets on your way back!
Thai Handicrafts and Silk
Thailand’s intricate handicrafts and jewellery are made with skills and knowledge that have been passed down for generations. Their unique use of natural materials like coconut and palm leaves are especially notable. But with rapid modernization, crafting villages that were common back in the days, no longer remain open. Thankfully, Bo Sang Chiang Mai Handicraft Village still stands strong! You can visit factories to see how traditional Thai handicrafts, like their traditional umbrellas and silk, are made. Explore the streets to immerse in Thai culture, and pick up some artisan handicrafts to take home.
Hill Tribe Hats
Hill tribes are famous as the “Long Neck Tribe”, wearing golden neck rings, creating an illusion of an eerily long neck. If you’re a bit weary of trying out their signature neck rings, you have an awesome alternative. Guess what, they’re also known for their funky hats! Carefully decorated with colorful ornaments, their hats are certainly one-of-a-kind. Visit one of the hill tribes to witness their unique attires. Perhaps you’ll get a chance to get your hands on one of these quirky hats to bring home!
Thai Folk Art
Thailand has mesmerizing art: architecture, performances, to crafts. While it’s hard to take part in these artsy activities nowadays, the Thai Thai Arts & Culture Village still offers an authentic experience. You can go create flower garlands, Thai desserts, herbal compress balls, and more, to learn more about Thai culture. Don’t worry if you’re not very crafty, you’ll have experienced professionals to guide you! Make your own, one-of-a-kind folk art to take home as a souvenir. Not only does it capture Thailand’s culture, but it also captures your time and memories in Thailand!
This is a fun one! There’s nothing better than taking home a commemorative gift to remember your crazy adventures. How about taking home a “courage certificate” and a t-shirt from Chiang Mai’s famous bungee jump spot? Yes, it’ll preserve your exciting memories from your trip. But also, perhaps, more importantly, you’ll get bragging rights when you return home with this gift! Make sure to check the weather before you go jump though!
Did you enjoy our list of the best things to buy in Thailand? These unique souvenirs will not only help you reminisce over your lovely memories from the Land of Smiles but also help you share your wonderful experiences with your loved ones. Well, now that you’ve done reading about the things to buy, head out and go shopping!
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