Another cute item can be purchased as a gift that is handmade soap. I swear to you, entering the shops that sells these soaps are just want to bring a big bag to buy all to bring back to home. Just soap, but so cute. These handmade soaps will have many shapes such as watermelon, apple, mango, pineapple, etc. with the smell is also very rich, look but only want to eat. This is also a popular souvenir in Thailand so you can easily find in night markets, souvenir shops or even in major shoppings (such as Platinum Mall, Mega Bangna Bangkok).
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Pad Thai Package
Buy what you buy but can not forget to buy Pad Thai – “national dishes” of Thailand. Visiting Thailand, surely anyone also will try Pad Thai at least once (Similar traveling to Vietnam, you have to try Pho noodle soup).
Best things to buy in Thailand: Banana Cake
A “national dish” that no less attractive than other dishes, that is banana cake, with variety of types and packaging. This sponge cake with banana cream kernel make us curious, we does not know the reason why many people travel to Thailand will also buy or have to purchase as gifts. It’s light, fluffy, with a smooth custard-cream filling, not too sweet. We often meet them on the shelf of 7-Eleven store, if you can not find a place to buy, let’s come these store. The price is 12 Baht / cake.
Best things to buy in Thailand: Thai Massage Plaster
In addition to food, Thai massage is one of the things that visitors have to try when traveling self-sufficiency to Thailand. This gift is often suitable for employee office who have to sitting a long time, tired, or older people love to massage with aromatic herbs, pleasant, very relaxing.
Must buy in Thailand: Cooling Powder
A type of powder used in the summer, applied to the skin will dispel the heat, super-suited to the hot climate like in Vietnam. If your friends are mostly sisters, this is also a very worthwhile gift to buy. This item is also available in BigC, as we said above BigC here is very amazing, has almost things, so if you do not have much time to wandering, let’s come here to choose.
This is also a gift that you should buy when traveling to Thailand. Thai silver is cheaper than Vietnamese silver and has high gloss. And especially the jewelry made from silver is often crafted sophisticated, elaborate and delicate. If you love the charm bracelets of Pandora but regret the price of expensive, surely the charm bracelets from the Thai silver will be the right choice for you! Silver items can also be purchased at the shopping centers in Bangkok, or you can go to Silom area, Chinatown.
What to buy in Thailand: Thai Silk
One of Thailand’s most distinctive gifts is Thai silk and silk products. Fine products made from Thai silk are usually more expensive because they are completely hand-woven and have high fineness, elaborate and delicate. If possible, you should go to Jim Thompson stores to find Thai silk products. This is a chain store has a well-known brand, so you can be absolutely assured of quality.
Jim Thompson Bangkok: 153 Sukhumvit Soi 93.
Best things to buy in Thailand: Muay Thai Shorts
Traveling to Thailand, what is special thing to buy? The answer is already here. Muay Thai Shorts have recently become a favorite souvenir of many tourists. A fairly cheap pair of shorts brings a sense of comfort that you can completely wear with the whole family to watch real Muay Thai matches. This is truly the best gift you can buy in any outdoor market.
The price for each pair of shorts ranges from: 300 baht – 1300 baht (about USD8 – USD36) depending on the type. You can buy them from sporting goods stores, large shopping centers or famous markets.
Best gifts to buy in Thailand: Elephant Pants
Elephant pants is a pretty interesting bohemian – chic harem pants that you can get from famous night markets. This is a fairly typical outfit for backpackers or those who love the unique texture and comfort, cool with its flexibility in combination with other types of clothing. This is really a favorite gift of many girls and women.
Must buy in Thailand: Coconut Oil
It is no exaggeration to say that Thailand is a paradise for coconuts. Not only coconut cream dishes or delicious dishes made from coconut and famous, in Thailand there also is coconut oil that many people love, too.
Coconut oil is widely used and processed in many different cases such as making cosmetics for skin and hair care, used for cooking, and health care.. so it is not too difficult for you to find for I have a bottle of authentic coconut oil here. If you are still wondering about what to buy in Thailand, this will definitely be a great suggestion!
You can find yourself a bottle of genuine coconut oil at supermarkets or stalls in the shopping malls. The cost of a bottle of coconut oil is not too expensive where, very suitable to buy as gifts for loved ones.
Best items to buy in Thailand: Handicrafts
In addition to the items above, traveling to Thailand to buy what is most local, the answer will definitely be the handicrafts made from Thai people themselves very elaborated and sophisticated.
Some handicrafts that are popular with tourists can be mentioned such as paper umbrellas, knitting baskets, pottery … These items can be found at shopping centers, airports … or They can be purchased at markets and night markets to save costs and still be assured because most of these items are made for tourists, so they are often made meticulously to leave a good impression in visitor’s heart.
Cheap things to buy in Thailand: Thai oil heat rub, Thai massage oil
This is probably the perfect gift for grandparents and elders, right? Although there are many types of oil heat rub in Vietnam, but Thai oil heat rub is still a thing that Vietnamese tourists buy quite a lot. Not only has the familiar use, but Thai oil heat rub also has a unique feature is the possession of many different scents. The price of these oils is relatively cheap if you buy in Bangkok, prices range from $2-5 / 5 bottles. You can buy it in 7-Eleven convenience stores, which are all over the street here. This is usually your first choice of visitors when shopping in Thailand.
Tiger Bone Glue
Tiger bone glue with the effect of strengthening the vitality, cure the panacea, from kidney disease to cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure. For older people, tiger bone glue are used as a “miracle drug” for the treatment of low numbness, tenderness, difficulty walking, limb spasm, osteoarthritis, asthenia. In Thailand, there are more and more tiger farms are raising for needs of tiger bone glue. With the price of $52 for a small box of 2 pieces (150g x 2), tiger bone glue is really the value, meaning and quality gift that you to give relatives after the trip to Thailand is full of fun.
Essential oils, melaleuca oil, aromatic wax
This is also one of the things that most tourists choose to buy when coming to Thailand. It is also possible that the essential oils, melaleuca oil is sold in almost every place, from the shopping centers, traditional markets or even the airport also sells a lot. Depending on each brand as well as the price you can find different places to buy essential oils, melaleuca oil.
If you want to buy a kind of nice packaging, polite, you should go to the shopping centers such as Siam, Terminal 21, 1st floor Big C … or simply at the airport.
If you want to buy to give friends, the form is not important, you can be bought in markets such as Pratunam, Chatuchak weekend market.
Where to buy in Thailand?
We have listed the best shopping places in Thailand in a series of articles below. Let’s check it out!
- Chatuchak market blog — Get lost at Chatuchak weekend market Bangkok, Thailand.
- Bangkok shopping guide — Top 16 best shopping malls in Bangkok you should visit.
- Top night market in Bangkok — Top 5 best night markets in Bangkok you must-visit.
- Explore Mega Bangna Bangkok — The second largest store in Southeast Asia.
- Chatuchak shopping — Top 5 best shops in Chatuchak market you must visit.
- Explore Phuket weekend night market — Enjoy shopping at Phuket’s most famous night market.
- Explore Rod Fai Night Market — One of the most attractive night markets in Bangkok.
- Explore Terminal 21 Bangkok — One of the best places to visit in Bangkok.
A few helpful notes when shopping in Bangkok
- The shops, shopping malls often open late, around 10:00 – 10:30 am, so you should remember the time to go, avoid the case go too early and have to wait.
- To be sure to buy at the best price, you should take the time to take a look the shops around to compare and, if could, let’s comfortable bargain.
- Thailand is a shopping paradise, so you need to balance the time to visit and shopping, if not, very easy to fall on the shopping.
- Weekend is the best time for shopping because in addition to the shopping centers, there will be many small markets meeting at the weekend.
- Taxis in Bangkok usually do not run as meters clock and have to bargain, BTS depending on location, if luck, it is near place that you want to go shopping or otherwise have to walk a short distance. You can choose Grab will be cheaper, have maps so not afraid to go around. Let’s get the sim 4G to book and communicate with the driver more easily.
Some best day tours, trips, activities and transfer services, tickets in, to and from Bangkok you can refer to
- Bangkok City & Temples Tour by Tour East
- Classic Bangkok Tour: Floating Market, Elephant Village, Asiatique, & More by AK Travel
- Bangkok Old City Half Day Tour
- Bangkok Landmarks Day Tour: Grand Palace, Wat Pho, Chao Phraya River & More
- Bangkok Sky Train (BTS) One Day Pass
- Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport Rail Link (ARL) Ticket
- [Sale] Private Suvarnabhumi Airport Transfers (BKK) for Bangkok, Pattaya & More by Oriental Holiday
- Shared City Transfers between Bangkok and Pattaya by Oriental Holiday
- Private City Transfers between Bangkok and Pattaya, Ayutthaya, Hua Hin & More
- Shared City Transfers between Bangkok and Pattaya by Oriental Holiday
- Private City Transfers from Pattaya to Bangkok, Hua Hin, Koh Samet & Koh Chang
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- Chao Phraya Tourist Boat Bangkok Hop-On-Hop-Off Sightseeing Boat
- [SALE] Chao Phraya Princess Cruise
- [SALE] 4G Sim Card (Thailand Pick Up) for Thailand
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