Souvenirs for every traveller
Hunting for unique souvenirs and gifts can turn into a nightmare during last minute shopping rush in Bangkok. To add to the burden, deciding from an array of options in the city can be confusing and time-consuming. From delicious Thai snacks, unique silver jewellery to artistic antiques and other endless items can all make you feel overwhelmed.
However, to make your shopping experience easier, we recommend these five best souvenirs to buy in Bangkok.
- Thai Silk products
Did you know Thai silk is considered the best silk in the world? The artistic design, vibrant colours and the top quality of the silk can be a special gift for your friend or even for yourself. An added benefit is that this lightweight souvenir will not hurt the weight of your luggage.
Price range: 150 to 6000 baht
Where to buy: Jim Thompson outlets have high-quality products, they also have a branch at the airport. To go easy on your budget, an alternative would be to visit Chinatown to buy silk products (but watch out for fake Thai silk).
- Thai Spa Products
Thailand is also known as the hub of Southeast Asia for luxury wellness and lifestyle products. It has some of the best spa products, herbal massage packs, foot soaks, body scrubs and scented soaps. With goodies you take back home, you can unwind with a warm aromatic bath on a tiring day, and you will thank yourself for buying these
Price range: 40 to 1000 baht
Where to buy: For those who would want to try out the local bath and body products, supermarkets are an easy access for you. If you are looking for high-quality soaps then try out Harnn outlets and another famous store is The Bath and Bloom.
If you are an artistic soul, then you will be happy to know that Bangkok has some of the most beautiful handicrafts in the world. Wood Carvings, artwork, paintings, vases, wooden boxes, Buddha idols, ceramic ware are only a few items mentioned here, shopping for artwork is like entering the local museum of Bangkok.
Price range: 300 to 1500 baht
Where to buy: Chatuchak weekend market, Chinatown and Silom Village are some major spots to buy Thai handicrafts.
- Silver Jewellery
High-quality silver jewellery in Bangkok is sold at reasonable prices, it is quite an offer you wouldn’t want to miss. Furthermore, beautifully handcrafted earrings, necklaces, bracelets and rings are something that you can buy to gift your friend who loves to adorn herself.
Price range: 180 to 18000 baht
Where to buy: Khao San road, Charoen Krung road, Silom road, Chatuchak market are few main places to find handcrafted silver jewellery.
Bangkok is said to be a foodie’s heaven. Try out some of the popular Thai snacks like dried squid, seaweed snack, pork floss, crispy pork stick, and exotic-flavoured potato chips. These edibles are easily available in any supermarket.
Price range: 50 to 300 baht
Where to buy: Big C Supermarket is one go-to spot for snacks, other than this you can easily get these snacks in Chinatown or in any major supermarkets.