The Best Selling Souvenirs from All Over the World

Discover the most popular souvenirs from all over the globe, from the classic novelty magnets that adorn many a fridge door around the world to more unique and unusual souvenir ideas from far-flung destinations across our planet.

From Japanese origami papers to Canadian maple syrup, we present you with a list of the best souvenirs from around the world.

Europe

While stopping by in Europe, many people like to go for classic souvenirs such as coffee mugs and tea cups to take back home and enjoy their hot drinks in them while reminiscing over their favourite holiday memories.

1. United Kingdom - Umbrellas, which are the obvious choice considering the unpredictable British weather!

2. Netherlands - Clogs.

3. Sweden - Dala Horse.

4. France - Beret.

5. Belgium - Chocolate.

6. Italy - Venetian Mask.

7. Spain - Espadrilles.

8. Turkiye - Turkish Delight.

9. Luxembourg - Watch.

10. Germany - German Food.

11. Belarus - Flax.

12. Denmark - Lego (surprisingly enough!) and Danish Food.

13. Ukraine - Pysanka Eggs.

Pysanka Eggs

14. Finland - Wooden Mugs.

Wooden Mugs

15. Norway - Sweaters and Clothing.

16. Ireland - Shamrock Souvenirs.

17. Austria - Mozart Balls; famous Austrian confectionery which is known as Mozartkugel.

Austrian Souvenirs

18. Bulgaria - Rose Products.

19. Greece - Rosary Beads.

20. Cyprus - Figs.

21. Estonia - Juniper.

22. Czech Republic - Marionette Puppets.

23. Hungary - Hungarian red paprika.

24. Romania - Painted eggs.

25. Albania - Kilim rug.

26. Croatia - Lavender.

27. Portugal - Rooster of Barcelo's souvenirs.

28. Latvia - Pampalu Pots.

29. Lithuania - Amber Jewellery.

30. Poland - Bolesławiec ceramics.

Asia

Asia is a massive continent so tourists can expect to find everything from warm shawls in the snowy mountainous areas to hot and spicy chillies in the southern areas of the Indian subcontinent.

31. Russia - Matryoshka Dolls.

Matryoshka Dolls

32. Mongolia - Cashmere.

33. Japan - Origami Paper / Kokeshi Dolls.

34. Indonesia - Java Coffee.

35. China - Chinese Calligraphy / Cheongsam Dress, also known as Qipao.

36. Bangladesh - Recycled Rice Bag.

37. Afghanistan - Baluchi Rug.

38. Pakistan - Shawl.

39. Iran - Persian Rug.

40. India - Local Spices / Sari; Indian traditional dress.

41. Maldives - Thundu Kunaa, a handwoven mat.

42. Sri Lanka - Masks / Coconut products.

43. Thailand - Harem Pants.

44. Malaysia - Pewter/Batik.

45. Singapore - Merlion Souvenirs.

46. Phillippines - Jeepney Toys.

47. Israel - Jewellery / Religious gifts.

48. United Arab Emirates - Attar.

49. Lebanon - Books that are written by Lebanese intellectuals and writers.

50. Yemen - Daggers.

51. Qatar - Pashmina.

52. South Korea - Tea.

53. Saudi Arabia - Oudh.

54. Palestine - Scarves.

55. Kazakhstan - Chocolate.

56. Cambodia - Krama; a traditional Cambodian garment.

57. Jordan - Keffiyeh.

58. Armenia - Carpet.

59. Bhutan - Carved Mask.

60. Vietnam - Scarf / Vietnamese nón lá (leaf hat).

Africa

The continent of Africa is famous for its patterned fabrics and wooden beads, masks and artefacts that the local people produce.

61. Morrocco - Argan Oil.

62. Tunisia - Ceramic Plates / Dates.

63. Egypt - Papyrus Scrolls.

64. Libya - Ghadames Slippers.

65. Algeria - Kandura Tunic.

66. Madagascar - Baobab Seeds.

67. Malawi - Woven Twig Rug.

68. Burkino Faso - Football Shirts.

69. Botswana - Wicker Baskets.

70. Burundi - Batwa Pots.

71. Uganda - Banana Fibre Toys.

72. Zimbabwe - Textiles.

73. Angola - Wooden Carvings.

74. Republic of Congo - Locally mined malachite, clear quartz or jasper.

75. Gambia - African decorative instruments.

76. Ivory Coast - Woven Tablecloths.

77. Central African Republic -  Animals and human figures, made with ebony.

78. Benin - Ritual Masks.

79. Gabon - Local African artwork.

80. Liberia - Wooded carved art.

81. Mozambique - Makonde Masks and figurines.

82. Djibouti - Amber Jewellery.

83. Mali - Leather Goods.

84. Niger -Tuareg and Hausa leatherwork and handicrafts.

85. Mauritania - Traditional wooden boxes and brass teapots.

86. Ghana - Handmade Beads.

87. Kenya - Maasai Beads.

88. Cape Verde - Coffee.

89. Ethiopia - Shema, which is a material for Ethiopian women's traditional dress.

90. Chad - Camel Hair Carpet.

91. Nigeria - Asa Oke; a hand-woven cloth for the head and neck.

92. Rwanda - Imingongo art made with cow dung.

93. Cameroon - Toghu; traditional outfit.

94. Lesotho - Straw Hats.

95. Comoros - Spices.

96. Mauritius - Dodo Souvenirs.

97. South Africa - Zulu Spoons.

98. Tanzania - Kanga; colourful fabric clothing.

North America

Visitors to the USA are known for taking home bags of American confectionary which now is also trending in speciality shops elsewhere in the world such as the UK.

99. United States of America - American Candy.

100. Canada - Maple Syrup.

101. Belize - Mayan Baskets.

102. Saint Lucia - Painted Masks and Handmade jewellery in traditional Rastafarian colours.

103. Grenada - Chocolate.

104. Mexico - Lucha Libre Mask.

105. Jamaica - Blue Mountain Coffee.

106. Panama - Mola; Intricately designed Yoke blouses.

107. El Salvador - Bahia Bands.

108. Nicaragua - Traditional ceramics.

109. Cuba - Che Guevara T-shirts.

Che Guevara T-shirt

110. Dominican Republic - Larimar Beads.

111. Guatemala - Jade Jewellery.

112. Costa Rica - Coffee.

113. Bahamas - Conch Shell Jewellery.

114. Saint Kitts and Nevis - Batik Sarongs.

115. Barbados - Bajan Seasoning.

116. Dominica - Local Herbs and Spices.

117. Antigua and Barbuda - Lavender.

South America

In South America, visitors tend to go for a delicious coffee as a gift to take back home in memory of their adventurous trip, along with cultural and handmade items.

118. Brazil - Hammock.

119. Argentina - Leather Goods.

120. Peru - Chullo; A hat often made with alpaca wool that covers the ears.

121. Bolivia - Poncho.

122. Paraguay - Guampa; A traditional cup made from the horn of a bull, for drinking Tereré.

123. Ecuador - Coffee.

124. Chile - Lapis Lazuli Jewellery.

125. Colombia - Wayuu Mochila Bags.

Wayuu Mochila Bags

126. Uruguay - Precious Stones.

127. Venezuela - Azabache jewellery, also known as black amber.

Oceania

A trip to Australia wouldn't be complete without going home with a boomerang, and there are many beautifully designed and culturally symbolic souvenirs to be found throughout Oceania.

128. Australia - Boomerang.

129. New Zealand - Paua Shell Jewellery / "Lord of the Rings" Ring.

130. Papua New Guinea - Billum Bag.

131. Fiji - Mako Mask.

132. Tonga - Tapa Paintings.

133. Marshall Islands - Seashells.

134. Tuvalu - Tulumas Box.

135. Kiribati - Te Reeree Dagger.

136. Nauru - Shell Ornaments.

137. Solomon Islands - Wood Carvings.

138. Vanuatu - Baskets and mats made from pandanus leaves and wild hibiscus stalks.

139. Samoa - Coconut Shell Jewellery.

Antarctica

Believe it or not, despite its remote location, there is even a gift shop in Antarctica, which brings us to our final souvenir from around the world:

140. Port Lockroy - Penguin souvenirs and gifts embossed with Port Lockroy’s coordinates.

So wherever you may find yourself anywhere across the seven continents of the world, you will not be without any ideas of which gifts and souvenirs to take home for your friends, family and colleagues, as well as some keepsakes that you might want to pick up for yourself to serve as a beautiful reminder of an amazing trip.

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