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Written by Siddhi on May 29, 2020 Share on

Top Souvenirs To Take Back Home From Bali

Bali is one of the most tourist well-known destinations in the world. When you are standing in front of its pristine beaches and its lovely temples, you want to take back a piece of it with you. You cannot pick up between beaches or temples as they together form Bali’s vibe. You can choose some essential Bali souvenirs, that will remind you of your time spent on this beautiful island. Honestly, there are so many souvenirs that you can pick in Bali so take some time and check out this list that will help you out.

Bags from Bali
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Sarongs & Wrap Around

Wherever you go in Bali, you will see shops selling Sarongs that come in traditional prints like Batik & Ikkat for women and Black & White checks with the border for men. Most tourists end up using them as beach sarongs or Lungis. It is roughly 2 meters of unstitched cloth and you can do whatever you want to do with. I think it is a perfect gift for women back home – they can feel a bit of Bali when they wear this cloth.

Music from Bali

You can spot many gift shops, with musical instruments that anyone can play. Some can be played using thumbs while others are just wooden balls with seeds inside them. At a music shop in Ubud, you can pick up a couple of small instruments and play.

Windchimes

If the musical instruments intrigue you, go for the wind chimes that you can find in most markets like Sukawati or Ubud or just about anywhere. Most wind chimes in Bali are made of Bamboo, unlike the metallic ones you find elsewhere.

Wood Craft

Like most of the ancient civilizations, Bali has a great tradition of woodcraft and check out these recommendations of wood carved items to buy from Bali

1.Wooden Masks

Masks are one of the best known Bali souvenirs. you can get them in different shapes and sizes. Buddha masks remain the most popular. Most of them love the ones that carry an impression on Batik, also there are fridge magnets in the shape of masks.

2.Wooden Puzzles

For curious minds, this is a perfect souvenir. These wooden balls are actually wooden puzzles. You can dismantle them and then it is a task to reassemble them in the form of a ball.

3.Carved Driftwood

Carved Driftwood
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In Bali, you can find remarkable pieces of carved driftwood and this is one of the favourite art forms in Bali. Tourist love to pick up one of these back home. Driftwood art is beautiful amalgamation dynamics of nature and creativity of man.

4.Wooden Toys

Wooden toys are available all over in Bali. However, in Ubud, there are few designer stores that sell some real funky wooden toys that can even serve as lovely home décor items.

5.Wooden utility Items

If you are interested in wooden utility items, which are carved with beautiful authentic designs do head to the wooden utility stores in the markets of Bali.

Paintings as Bali Souvenirs

Every place has its own style that lends itself most prominently in its paintings and its architecture. Thankfully, you can carry paintings with you as souvenirs. There are a few types of paintings that you can buy, but these two varieties are the most recommended ones.
1. Describing the mythological scenes in traditional style.
2.Painting of Balinese dancers

 Bali paintings
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Carved Skulls as Bali Souvenirs

Yes, you read it right! You can spot carved skulls and horns in every market in Bali. There is jewellery made of animal bones. If you are an animal lover then it is not the one for you but in case you find it unique you can definitely get these!

Carved Shells

Carved shells are really beautiful and are made of different types.
1.Carved coconut shells
2.Carved Sea Shells

Cane Souvenirs

You can find a various collection of handmade cane bags and boxes. They look lovely hanging at the shops. Boxes can be used to keep knick-knacks things.

Bali Kites

You can see kites flying in the sky at Kuta beach – in different shapes, even ones like that of a ship. It took me a few seconds to realize that it was a kite that someone was flying with a string. A couple of days later at Ubud Market, I saw many such kites on sale, even in vibrant colours. Other kites were also interesting. I am not sure how you pack a kite for a flight as most of these are huge. I would later learn that flying kites in Bali is considered a harbinger of prosperity. Like an agrarian society, Balinese believe in pleasing Lord Indra by flying kites.

Dream-catcher

For most of us, dream Catcher is a favourite Bali Souvenir. For those wondering what it is, it is a ring with a web and lots of feathers around it. It is supposed to make your dreams come true by catching them for you. This is of those Bali souvenirs that young people with dreams in their eyes would appreciate.

Coffee Beans

Coffee in Indonesia is different. The one you get on the roadside is thick, creamy and grainy in texture. So, coffee beans are a good idea to buy – especially if you caffeine addict. You can buy these even at Bali airport in case you forget to get these in Bali.

Best Markets Of Bali :

Ubud Market in Bali
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Ubud Market

This is a bit upmarket market, but this is a place where you would love shopping the most. This is the best place to find affordable designer stuff.

Seminyak Market

If you like nice custom-designed designer stuff, the market at Seminyak is perfect for you.

Sukawati Market

This is one of those small markets where you find everything that you can easily afford. Bargaining is the name of the game here and you can play it to your heart’s content. You can buy affordable garments here!

Pura Tirta Empul Market

After visiting the temple, the exit path goes through a well-laid out marketplace. This is where you can spot all of these souvenirs of Bali. The advantage is that it is a well organized, clean and not too crowded marketplace.

I’m sure after all that travelling and spa pamperings, you’re gonna need a whole day to shop in Bali! Oh now that you might be interested to plan a vacation, head on to the tours you could book to Bali holiday packages at Pickyourtrail.com.

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