The 21 Best Thailand Souvenirs

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Thailand is famous for stunningly beautiful beaches, unique architecture, some of the wildest parties, exquisite cuisine, and their infamous Floating Marketplaces.

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If you want to make your trip to Thailand memorable and capture the beautiful moments you’ve spent on your trip, we’ve prepared a list of the 21 best Thailand Souvenirs, so let’s dive straight in:

Thai Silk

Silk products are immensely popular in Thailand given the fact that the country’s artisans were honing their refining skills over the past 4,000 years. Thai scarves and shirts typically feature a broad range of gorgeous colors, most of which are fairly affordable.

Spices

Thai food is traditionally incredibly spicy, so if you wish to try your hand at recreating some of the dishes you’ve loved while you were there, you may want to consider buying some of their chili and pepper products as souvenirs.

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Muay Thai Clothing

Even though not everyone’s keen on combat sports, Muay Thai is a bit different. The practitioners of this martial discipline wear unique shorts that are quite fashionable. Just like Thai silk products, Muay Thai clothing is often characterized by vivid colors and robust material. Furthermore, they’re remarkably comfortable and typically inexpensive.

Thai Coffee

The coffee blends of Thailand are exceptionally versatile and can cater to the needs and tastes of anyone. Traditional Thailand coffee is remarkably strong and fairly bitter, although there are dozens of brands to choose from. The unique aroma and intensity of Thailand coffee make it an ideal beverage for camping as well.

Cooling Powder

Thailand is usually scorching hot, especially to tourists that come from milder climates. You’ll probably bring a variety of sunscreen products on your trip, but it may be worthwhile to consider searching for Thailand cooling powders while you’re there.

Cream-based sunscreen products are derived from powder-based ingredients; not only are they easier to apply, but they are typically scented. One of the most famous Thailand powders is the Snake Brand Prickly Heat Cooling Powder; it’s fairly cheap and widely available from street merchants and various shops.

Traditional Costumes

Elegant, light and remarkably comfortable, traditional Thailand costumes are excellent souvenirs for people who don’t mind investing a few extra bahts. The design of traditional costumes went through several phases, including Pha Chung Hang, Pha Nung, Pha Biang, Suea Pat, Raj, and a handful of other formal styles.

Bento Squid Snacks

Bento Squid Snacks are Thailand’s premium, super-spicy snacks that are perfect gifts for tourists on a budget. 

Dried Fruits

The fruits that grow in Thailand are much different than species that typically grow in Europe and the USA. Some of the most famous Thai fruits are Papaya, Guava, Dragonfruit, Rambutan, and Durian. If you don’t want to experiment too much, you’ll also find a variety of dried mango and pineapple products on almost any street market.

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Ceramic art pieces

Thai potters create some of the most stunning ceramic pieces that are typically graced with bits and pieces of Thailand culture. Gorgeous shapes and patterns are typically carved into pots, jars, and vases before they are painted in classic Thai fashion – with a palette of bright, vivid colors.

Small Buddha Statues

Buddha statues are among the most popular Thai souvenirs. However, pay attention to the size of the figurines that you want to buy – Buddha statues larger than 6 inches can’t be taken out of the country.

Thai Silverware

One of the most unique things about Thailand silverware is the use of log handles. Even spoons, forks, and knives that are made entirely of silver usually feature a log-styled design.

Paper Umbrellas

Although they won’t help much in protecting you from the smoldering heat, paper umbrellas made in Thailand look adorable and are excellent souvenirs for tourists who’ve spent most of their cash on silk, treats, and delicacies.

Mekhong Liquor

Labeled as the ‘Spirit of Thailand’, Mekhong is one of the most exquisite liquors of this country. It’s surprisingly sweet-tasting, it packs a punch, and it’s decently cheap.

Som Tum Papaya Salad

Packed with vitamins to the brim, the Som Tum Papaya Salad is among the most refreshing light dishes you can have in Thailand. You can bring a pack as a souvenir if you have a portable cooling bag.

Coconut Oil

Thailand’s self-care products are of tremendous quality, especially their coco oil. Aside from affordability, the country offers a wide array of products based on this ingredient.

Tiger Balm

The world-famous pain reliever, the Tiger Balm originated in Thailand. Its recipe is supposedly a secret that manufacturers outside of Thailand aren’t privy to. The best place to buy a few packages is its motherland, which is also the place where it’s the cheapest.

Antiques

Traditional antiques made in Thailand are a treasure trove for pawn shops and a wonderful marketplace for tourists who want to decorate their homes with bits and pieces of the rich Asian culture. All major cities have at least a handful of vendors, although missing street merchants who sell hand-crafted kettles, plates, and figurines would be pretty hard.

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Paper Lanterns

The dates between the third and fifth of November are when the Floating Lantern Festival occurs in Chiang Mai. Paper lanterns are very important to all practitioners of the Buddhist culture, as this act signifies a brighter, better future after a period of darkness.

Thai Jewelry

Thai necklaces, rings, and hairpins are arguably some of the most exotic, most exquisite souvenirs you could purchase in the country. Vintage jewelry is typically a bit more expensive, but again, street merchants usually sell their hand-crafted products at very approachable prices.

Fruit Soap

The fruit-scented soaps of Thailand are ideal for tourists who are looking to buy a bulk of gifts for their families and friends. Simple and cheap, these souvenirs rarely cost above a dollar each.

Fridge Magnets

Fridge magnets are instant reminders of past trips and travels. Even if you’ve already bought bags full of Thailand souvenirs, you’ll need at least a handful of fridge magnets for your closest relatives.

We hope that this rundown was useful to you and that you have learned something new today on what to get as a souvenir in Thailand. Make sure you are staying safe in these times we are all going through and have a good one, guys!

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