I never check what to visit in a place I am about to travel, but I always know what I am going to bring as a souvenir from there. Magnets, postcards, and other little souvenirs are dust-collectors for me, that why I always check out typical local products like shirts or T-shirts with traditional embroidery, for example, skin products or cookbooks. I bought a shirt with typical Belarusian embroidery when I visited Minsk and babouches from Dubai – things that I can use in my daily life.
I am sure that a lot of people are wondering what to buy from Bulgaria. The most famous presents and souvenirs sold in Bulgaria are rose products – skin care products like rose oil, rose water, rose soaps, rose lokum and rose alcoholic drinks. Apart from the rose products, I made a list of some nice suggestions about what to buy as a souvenir from Bulgaria while traveling to the Land of Roses!
Wherever I go, I always buy a T-shirt for my husband and I think that a T-shirt with local symbols or embroidery is a very nice present for men and women. There are many Bulgarian designers who make high-quality T-shirts with Bulgarian embroideries. Nosia is a local brand that produces beautiful T-shirts with nice modern Bulgarian embroidery. If you love accessories like me, check out Kitna handmade jewelry.
If you are a wine-lover, I would recommend you to buy a bottle of local wine. There are many wineries that produce delicious wine and offer wine-tasting sessions with the possibility to buy a few bottles. If you visit the South-Cost, check out Messembria Winery in Nessebar – you won’t regret it!
You cannot leave the country without buying a bunch of rose or lavender products – organic rose or lavender oils are sold everywhere; lavender or rose water, soaps, rose lokum, rose liquor and all variations of rose delicacies.
If you are into cooking, buy yourself a Guvech, Guvecheta or a Chushkopek. Guvech and Guvecheta are ceramic pots that you can use to cook meat and vegetables in the oven. Chushkopek is a Bulgarian invention used to bake red pepper. I do have a French friend who bought Chushkopeks to all her friends, so it might be that you won’t be able to find a single Chushkopek in the stores because she simply bought them all.
And the last, but not the least, I would like to present you an amazing book that is worth taking with you not only in Bulgaria, but wherever you go – ”203 travel challenges”. You can buy the book in English or Bulgarian language and is an great present for every crazy traveler!
That was my list of souvenirs to bring from your first-time trip to Bulgaria! Can’t wait to travel more in my homeland and to collect more ideas about what a tourist can buy and bring as a souvenir from Bulgaria!!!
Thanks for reading!