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Written by Sarika on September 10, 2021 Share on

Top 10 souvenirs to buy in Croatia on your vacation!

Croatia is an amazingly beautiful country to visit and enjoy a vacation. Several things make Croatia such an aesthetic country. From gorgeous waterfalls, massive castles to rustic buildings, ancient cathedrals and stunning beaches. Also, there is something unique in every place you visit in Croatia. No wonder you will have a perfect vacation there! Coming back from such a splendid vacation should be memorable forever. So here is a list of the 10 best souvenirs to buy in Croatia on your vacation!

 

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10 Best souvenirs to buy in Croatia

  1. Lavender essentials
  2. Wooden toys
  3. Maraschino cherries
  4. Croatian Lace
  5. Homemade Jam
  6. Kras chocolates
  7. Traditional cheese
  8. Licitar hearts
  9. Rakija
  10. Samobor crystal

1. Lavender essentials

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If you want to buy something very special and premium, you can always buy these essentials. The lavender essentials range from soaps, shampoo, lotions, perfumes, oils and candles. You can buy anything from this range and surprise your loved one. Hvar is one of the best Croatian islands, and there are many stunning lavender fields! Other than lavender essentials, you can also buy pure olive oil, linseed oil, wine grapes, and many more. So, it is one of the best and “forever kinds of souvenirs” to buy in Croatia on your vacation! 

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2. Wooden toys

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Wooden toys are extremely special to even elderly people. The wooden toys of Hrvatsko Zagorje are officially under UNESCO protection and have a high heritage in the making. The men in the city beautifully carve and make different types of wooden toys, while the women in the family paint the toys with ecologically friendly paint. The toys are completely made out of wood like teak, oak and timber. Some of the most famous wooden toys are cars, horses, a spinning wheel, boats and tiny furniture. So, this is such a perfect souvenir to buy or gift someone, especially kids. This obscure region is very near to the country’s gorgeous capital, Zagreb.

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3. Maraschino cherries

Maraschino cherries
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Maraschino cherries are very famous in Western countries like Croatia, Austria and Slovakia. Maraschino cherries are light colour cherries with extreme sweetness and a good texture. Also, maraschino cherries are a mix of many other cherries like Royal Ann, Rainier and Gold varieties. This cherry is not very sweet as it looks, but it is a great souvenir to buy. To be exact, the cherries taste like a hundred Shirley Temples. So you can now imagine the taste of the fruit. This is a great choice if you want to buy something unique and unusual.

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4. Croatian Lace souvenirs to buy in Croatia

Croatian lace souvenirs to buy in CRoatia
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The Benedectine nuns still have a rich heritage and tradition in making Croatian laces. You can find original and gorgeous laces in many shops in Hvar town. Croatian lace or aloe laces are woven into cardboard or nets. The laces are completely handmade, having high importance and demand in the market. Not only laces, but you can also buy lace dresses, bags, photo frames, lace decor items and lace-making kits. This is such a thoughtful gift and a pretty souvenir to buy in Croatia. And also, do not forget to check out the lace-making factories and places on your Croatia vacation!

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5. Homemade Jam

Homemade products always have a high demand and popularity among the people. The natives of Croatia not only make laces, wines and cheese but also varieties of jams and dips. You can watch the jam production in huge factories and as small scale house businesses too. And not to forget, this is also one of the major sources of income of the natives. You will find many such cottage businesses in the rural and countryside regions in Croatia. The jam is left to sit for almost 40-48 hours before packing. There are many types of fruit jams, spiced jams, honey jams, and even pepper jams. Some of the tastiest jams are plum jam, strawberry jam, pineapple jam, rosewater raspberry jam, carrot jam and mixed fruit jam. You can buy as many bottles of jam as you wish. This is one of the memorable souvenirs to buy in Croatia.

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6. Kras chocolates souvenirs to buy in Croatia

How can you not buy chocolates from one of the best chocolate manufacturers in Europe? Every country in Europe is famous for its own chocolate type and production. And it is Kras chocolates for Croatia. These chocolates are fine and extremely premium in quality and taste. You can buy Kras chocolates in almost every supermarket, souvenir store, and even restaurants, cafes and bars. There are many day trips to the KRAS Choco Bar, which is one of the most famous places in Zagreb. You can see the making of the chocolates, taste, and buy some assorted boxes of chocolates as souvenirs. Chocolates are the best souvenirs to buy in any country, especially in Croatia!

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7. Traditional cheese

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One of the most common and famous varieties of cheese in Croatia is the Pag cheese. It is made from distinctive and unique flavoured sheep milk. This cheese tastes extremely creamy and delicious. You can try this cheese and many other cheese varieties in the typical Croatia breakfast combo. Of course, there are many factories and cottage businesses in cheese making, pasteurising and trading. This is an absolute treat for cheese lovers and even foodies. There are many other types of cheese in Croatia like Istrian cheese, Tezacki cheese, Basa and Paksa (Pag) cheese. Try visiting these business areas and know more about the process!

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8. Licitar hearts

The Licitar hearts are very similar to the gingerbread man tradition. This is a very popular tradition in Zagreb, the country’s gorgeous capital. It is a very authentic souvenir to buy, and it is also on UNESCO’s intangible cultural heritage list. The ingredients to make the licitar hearts are dough, sugar, and some food colours. It is one of the significant baking customs in Croatia. You can buy these cute little hearts to hang outside your door. This is also a great gift for your friends and kids! Do we need more reasons to say that licitar hearts are one of the must-buy souvenirs in Croatia?

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9. Rakija

Rakija in Croatia
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Rakija is an alcohol variety, and it is the most famous spirit or brandy in Croatia. And also, Rakija is the national drink of Croatia, so you can buy these drinks without thinking twice. There are also many other drinks that you can consider buying. Some of the other common drinks are Dingac, Chardonnay, Grk (white wine) and Plavac Mali (red wine). These are some of the expensive and classic souvenirs to buy in Croatia.

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10. Samobor crystal souvenirs to buy in Croatia

Samobor crystals are the most famous crystals in Croatia and one of the important crystals in Europe. These crystals contain a 24% lead cut. The major significance of this place is glass-blowing. There is a 180-year-old tradition and history in craftsmanship. There are many blown glass masterpieces like glass vases, cups, holders, horse statues, perfume bottles and whiskey glasses. If you want to make your vacation an extremely memorable one forever, then these cult pieces will be a perfect choice.

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So, that is everything about the 10 best souvenirs to buy in Croatia on your wonderful vacation. Of course, there are more such souvenirs, but the most prominent and famous ones are above. You can buy as many things as you wish and surprise your loved ones! Build your trip right away with Pickyourtail and check out Croatia tour packages to know more about the pre-packages. Or you can also customise your Croatia itinerary on your own according to your preferences, likes and budget! 

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