3 Must-Buy Souvenirs to Bring Home from Vietnam!
The top 3 Vietnam keepsakes that will remind you of your time in the land of ascending dragons!
How do you show off your getaway except posting pictures on Instagram? “Souvenirs”- Yes, that’s the answer. Until you take a token of memory home, the trip remains incomplete. Some people like me go for useful stuff, and some like to stick to showpiece that enhances the indoor decor. Well, there is no dearth of beautiful gifts in Vietnam that will make you fell in love at a glance. Be it traditional wear or handcrafted item; you’re going to love it. Either buy for yourself or gift to someone special, but do shop souvenirs just not to miss the experience of shopping through the streets of Vietnam.
We have compiled a list of the best traditional gifts that you must opt for while roaming around the country. So no more confusion on what to take and whatnot, just go through and shop carefree.
“Let’s dive dip and see what gem you are gonna find!!!”
Vietnamese Coffee- Take the one-of-a-kind energy booster home!
Who doesn’t love coffee? I understand there is a competition between tea and coffee since ages, but coffee is always love. Anyway, you might know that Vietnam has emerged as one of the world’s largest Robusta coffee manufacturers. So there is a reason, except my eternal love for it, to put Vietnamese coffee at the number one in this list of souvenirs to take home on your Vietnam tour.
The coffee dust gets prepared from signature dark roasted Robusta beans, and the bold or strong flavor is euphorically balanced with coconut milk, condensed milk, or whipped cream to let you have the best taste of it. I still remember my reaction just after having the first zip. If you love to brew, buy the Vietnamese coffee press named “cà phê phin” as a souvenir along with the coffee beans. Also, you can opt for different 2-in-1 or 3-in-1 coffee sachets to feel the vibe of Vietnam while sitting at your office desk!
3-in-1 packets of 50 sachets- 1,60,000 VND
Per kilo for freshly grinded- 70,000 – 2,00,000 VND
Conical Hats- Give a facepalm to odd weather while decking up like locals!
One of the most popular items of Vietnam is - “Nón lá” aka conical hat. Trust me; it’s the best thing to take home as a souvenir because it lets you feel the raw, virgin, untouched essence of Vietnam. The traditional look of a Vietnamese is incomplete without Nón lá. It’s made of bamboo and fully covers your head along with protection from the sun and rain or any extreme weather conditions. These hats are pretty light in weight and durable enough. A chin strap is there to hold it steady upon your head, especially when you bend down or wind is blowing heavily.
So many variations are there to confuse you. But you must pick the one which is comfortable enough and comes with a sturdy built quality. However, you may face issues while fitting this hat into your luggage, so a handbag is mandatory to bring this souvenir home in its mint condition.
1,00,000 VND onwards- solely depends on the quality of the product
Áo Dài- Bring Vietnamese touch into your city life!
Did you know, áo dài is the national garment of Vietnam, worn by both male and female. But nowadays, most women get decked up in this traditional attire. Áo means shirt and Dài say long, in short, Áo Dài translates as long shirt just like the Indian kurtas but longer and worn upon a pair of trousers.
These attires are made of different fabrics, starting from silk to cotton, polyester, and linen. The best thing is, you can get it customized as per your choice of fabric. You can get it in any market of Vietnam and stitch it back home!
5,00,000 – 10,00,000 VND [depending on the type of fabric you choose]
These 3 things are perfect as a souvenir just because you won’t find the same quality product anywhere in the world. If you are still planning for your Vietnam tour, it’s time to book lucrative Vietnam packages from Pickyourtrail and pack your bags to fly out to this beautiful country.