If you have bought a property in Turkey or just booked a holiday in Turkey,all your relatives and friends expect some souvenirs from you.
Well,in Turkey there is a wide range of souvenirs you can buy for your people starting from 1 euro to 1000 euros.Hereby in this blog,you will find a list of souvenirs from cheapest to most expensive which you can buy for your friends and relatives.
1-) EVIL EYE ( NAZAR BONCUGU)
Turks believe in evil eye so much and therefore use good luck charm to protect themselves from all the blicks and evil eyes.It is made from blue Stone having an eye figure in the middle. You can see this charm on every new born Turkish baby and in most of the Turkish homes. The price of the smallest evil eye charm is around 30 euro cents.
Magnets are one of the most common souvenirs where you can find almost in every souvenir shop.They are cheap and having the photos of the region where you have been.The price of the magnets start from 1 euro.
3-) TURKISH DELIGHT ( LOKUM )
Turkish delight is another common souvenir which would make your relatives and friends happy. There are many different kinds of Turkish delights to choose from such as with pistachio, peanut, chocolate, almond,honey,caramel,fig etc.The price of the Turkish delights start from 2 euros.
Turkey is the motherland of spices and Turks use these spices in their food a lot.The most popular spices which you can purchase are black pepper,red pepper,dry oregano,cumin,dry mint,sumac,isot,parsley and zahter.The prices of the spices start from 10 euros per kilo.The most popular place for spices is Spice Bazaar in Istanbul.
For your smoker friends and relatives,buying a waterpipe could be a good idea.There are so many flavours of tobacco you can buy with it such as apple, strawberry, orange, mint melon,lemon, peach, coconut,mango etc.The price of the waterpipes start from 15 euros
and the tobaccos start from 7 euros.
6-) DRIED FRUITS
This souvenir is possibly the healthiest souvenir which you can bring for your lovely ones. Turkey is offering a wide range of dried fruits in its markets such as dried apricot,dried figs,dried grapes,dried dates,dried tomoatoes,dried strawberry,dried cherry etc.The hazelnuts,almonds,figs and pistachios are ‘’must buy’’ as well.
The prices of dried fruits are starting from 12 euros per kilo.
7-) TEXTILE AND CLOTHING
Turkey is listed as second biggest of the world in textile and clothing after China. A lot of big brands such as Calvin Clein, Nike, Zara, Gap, Tschibo,Marks&Spencer,Lee,Massimo Dutti, Pull&Bear, Sears, Hanes, B&B etc. asking the Turkish textile factories to manufacture their collections.You can find many options of home textile and clothing for yourself or as souvenir.You can either choose to buy a local brand or international brand.On every street,you can find a boutique or a textile store which you can find many interesting designs or a good quality of bathrobes or towels.
Turkey is probably best place to buy high quality leather bags,shoes and jackets than any other countries. The best time for buying a leather jacket is between march and october. After october,the prices start to go up together with the new collections. Tip: It is a necessasity to bargain on the leather products no matter how good quality they are. And always see a few more leather shops before you decide to buy.