What to bring as a souvenr from Bulgaria?
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. Magnets and postcards are dust-collectors for me. That why I always check out typical local products. For example, shirts or T-shirts with traditional embroidery, skin products or cookbooks can be very nice souvenirs to bring back home. I bought a shirt with typical Belarusian embroidery when I visited Minsk and babouches from Dubai – things that I use in my daily life.
First, I am sure that a lot of people are wondering what souvenir to bring from their first trip to Bulgaria? The most famous souvenirs sold in Bulgaria are rose products. Apart from the rose products, I made a list of nice suggestions about what to bring as a souvenir from Bulgaria.
Traditional Bulgarian embroidery
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. Many Bulgarian designers make high-quality T-shirts with Bulgarian embroideries. Nosia is a local brand that produces T-shirts with modern Bulgarian embroidery. If you love accessories like me, check out RadiArts handmade jewellery.
Furthermore, if you are a wine-lover, I would recommend you to buy a bottle of local wine. Many wineries produce delicious wine and offer wine-tasting sessions. Therefore, if you visit the South-Cost, check out Messembria Winery in Nessebar – you won’t regret it!
Rose or Lavender products
Most noteworthy, you cannot leave the country without buying rose or lavender products – organic rose or lavender oils are sold everywhere. Lavender or rose water, soaps, rose lokum, rose liquor and rose delicacies are great souvenirs to bring from your first trip to Bulgaria.
Also, 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. As a result, it might be difficult to find a single Chushkopek in the stores because she simply bought them all.
Finally, I would like to present to you an amazing book that is worth taking with you wherever you go. Tick all 203 Challenges – travel the world and explore your inner self is a great present for every crazy traveller. You can buy the book in English or Bulgarian languages.
To conclude, 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 bring as a souvenir from Bulgaria!!!
Thanks for reading!