Although Italian silk, Chinese silk, Japanese silk have good reputation, Vietnamese silk also has its own special charm in the region and Silk is absolutely one of the best things to buy in Vietnam. Silk in Vietnam is made in traditional hand-woven frames. You can find many types of beautiful patterns, colors and sizes. Silk can be purchased in any city in Vietnam but 3 best places are Hoian Ancient Town, Hang Gai Street in Hanoi's Old Quarter, Van Phuc Silk Village (near Hanoi).
- Áo Dài
Since the 18th century, the Áo Dài has been honored to become Vietnam's national costume. Hanoi, Hue, Hoi An and Ho Chi Minh are the 4 most famous places with Áo Dài. Áo Dài is suitable for all women of all ages. It will be a surprising gift for your mother, sister or grandmother. The price of a set of Ao Dai may vary, depending on the design, material, quality and different colors (approximately from $32.00 to $70.00).
Pottery is another ideal Vietnamese souvenir that you can refer to. There are a variety of ceramic products, including pots, bowls, plates, cups…which are very attractive and beautiful with different colors and patterns. All these pottery items are handcrafted based on traditional methods. Especially, if you have the opportunity to visit Hanoi, you should not miss visiting Bat Trang Pottery Village. Here, visitors can not only buy souvenirs made from ceramics at very cheap prices, but also learn by themselves and make ceramic products in their own style, this is also a very interesting and meaningful experience. However, it is necessary to pay attention to transportation process because these items are quite fragile.
- Conical Hat
The conical hat is a symbol of Vietnamese culture. The Vietnamese woman wore a conical hat on her head like a beautiful image of a gentle, elegant woman. Not just a symbolic gift, the leaf hat also has an effective function and is an indispensable item of Vietnamese people, can be used as an umbrella in rain and sun protection in summer.
- Vietnam Tea
Tea production in Vietnam began in 1880, developed by the French and quickly expanded to Europe and Africa market. During the war period, Vietnam's tea production stagnated but since 1980 Vietnamese tea has entered a renaissance period and has reached the Top 6 largest tea exporters in the world. Good quality tea can be purchased in specialist stores in major cities. Some typical tea of Vietnam: Shan Tuyet tea, Thai Nguyen tea, Lotus tea.
Vietnam is the second largest country in the world (after Brazil) exported the highest dollar value worth of coffee. In Vietnam, coffee is widely grown in the Central Highlands and some northern mountains. Vietnamese coffee is very diverse; each coffee type has a different coffee flavor. You can enjoy it in coffee shops from sidewalks, small alleys to luxury coffee shops. To buy coffee as a souvenir you can consider one of the following famous Vietnamese coffee: Weasel coffee, Robusta coffee, Arabica coffee, Cherry coffee, Moka coffee...
- Souvenirs from shells
In most of the tourist areas of Vietnam, especially the famous beaches, visitors will see the image of unique shell jewelry made by indigenous people. Not sophisticated, not expensive. With many strange shapes, shell jewelries attract the attention of visitors right from the first glance.
- Dry apricot
Full of sour, spicy, salty and sweet taste, dry apricot is the elite of Vietnamese cuisine. The types of dry apricot sauce are quite diverse, delicious taste, affordable prices, so tourists prefer dry apricot as must-buy souvenir in Vietnam. Dried apricot is very easy to preserve.
O Mai Hong Lam, No. 11 Hang Duong Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi City
O Mai Van Loi, 24 Hang Da Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi City
- Brocade souvenirs
Brocade Vietnam is an impressive image of many international visitors when coming to Vietnam. Visitors can easily find stalls selling brocade items such as bags, towels, clothes, hats, skirts to key chains. Brocade patterns are very eye-catching and colorful with many geometric shapes.
- Art Paintings
For tourists who love art, painting is really a meaningful gift. Vietnam is famous for many different types of paintings such as Dong Ho painting, silk paintings, embroidery paintings, Xuan Lai smoked bamboo paintings... If Dong Ho painting is famous for reflecting honestly and vividly rustic living of Vietnamese people, hand-embroidered paintings make visitors admired by the meticulous, elaboration to every detail. In addition, sand paintings with colorful sand layers arranged alternately also cause curiosity for many people.