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Written by Alex on May 23, 2021 Share on

Top 10 Souvenirs To Buy In The Maldives – Best things to bring back from your trip to Paradise!

The Maldives is definitely one of the dreamlands for many travellers around. With its beautiful beaches, soothing winds, tropical climate and luxury resorts, it takes many people into its wings. While your holiday to the Maldives will be filled with amazing memories and adventures, you would need something to remember your time in paradise, right? There are many wonderful things that you can buy and bring back home from the Maldives. The Maldives is filled with a plethora of options and it can be overwhelming. To make your search for the perfect Souvenir in the Maldives, We at Pickyourtrail have put together a list of the top 10 Souvenirs you can buy from your honeymoon trip to the Maldives.

Maldives woman weaving handicrafts
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Top 10 Souvenirs to buy in the Maldives

  1. Jewellery & Hand-made Necklaces
  2. The Sarongs of Maldives
  3. Mini Dhonis
  4. Fridge Magnets
  5. Coconut Products
  6. Maldivian Mats – Thundu Kunaa
  7. Edible Fish Products
  8. Cultural Lacquer Products
  9. Cosmetics
  10. Wicker Mats – The Handmade Mats

1. Jewellery & Hand-made Necklaces

The Maldivian culture is popular for its refreshing tradition and culture. Jewellery is a very big part of the Maldivian culture and you will have that traditional Maldivian vibe in the jewellery you buy over there. You can fly away to the flea markets and bazaars present over the streets of Maldives and get yourself a variety of accessories to take back as a Souvenir or you can gift it to your loved ones back home. You can also get hand-made necklaces, trinkets, bracelets and much more. They are natural with eco-friendly raw materials like coconut fibre, seashells, tree raisins, seeds, etc. This gives you a whole new level of a tropical vibe to your souvenir.

Handmade jewellery
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2. The Sarongs of Maldives

Adding to the Jewellery, Another traditional souvenir that attracts women travellers are the Maldivian Sarongs. They are one of the most authentic Maldivian Souvenir you can get in this island nation. They are traditional clothing worn by the women of the Maldives. With the right mix of bargaining skills, you can get the Sarongs at very cheap rates in the Maldivian flea markets and bazaars. There are also different varieties of Sarongs with unique floral prints and different colours. These Maldivian dresses make it a perfect tropical souvenir and fit very well as a party and beach attire.

A woman wearing Sarang, one of the top souvenirs in Maldives
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3. Mini Dhonis

You would have definitely come across the Dhonis in books or movies. For those who aren’t aware, Dhonis are sailboats used by the Maldivian people to travel through the sea. They are a huge part of their heritage and mighty. There are miniature versions of these dhonis available at the markets, which you can buy at a reasonable price and will be a souvenir with heritage. These miniatures are a perfect symbol of the craftsmanship and solidarity of the Maldivians. They are generally in high demand as every tourist wants to buy at least one to take back to their homes. Get yourself one and cherish your souvenir!

A Dhoni in the Maldives
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4. Fridge Magnets

The fridge magnets are one of the cheapest souvenirs you can buy and they are one of the quirkiest ones. Although they might be cliche, these magnets help you take home the tropical vibe of the country. They are the most sought after souvenirs by the tourists who travel to the Maldives. These magnets are very affordable and it will help your remember every time you open your fridge for a happy meal. They are easily available in most of the shops in the bazaars and flea markets. Since they are economical, you can buy some for your friends and family as well.

Fridge magnets, one of the best Souvenirs to buy in Maldives
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5. Coconut Products

Coconut is one of the abundant resources present in the islands of the Maldives. Quality coconut products are a very big part of the day to day life of people in the Maldives. So buying a souvenir made of coconut will definitely be one of the best ways to remember the warmth and hospitality of Maldivian people. There are tonnes of coconut shells that are used to make statues, utensils, handicrafts, bowls, spoons, bags, mats and much more. There are also very big statues and native ships in the forms of carvings made of coconut shells. You can buy small or big products based on your convenience from many stores available in the Maldives.

Coconut products, one of the popular souvenirs to buy in the Maldives
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6. Maldivian Mats – Thundu Kunaa

Thundu Kunaas are Maldivian mats made of fibres and organic raw materials. The women on the island weave these mats and they are sold in local markets. The tourists buy these mats as they are of top-notch quality and reflect the country’s culture in a perfect way. Also, The most popular ones are the ones with the Golden laces as they were used by the loyalties in the past. Mostly these mats are used as sleeping and praying mats but you can use them at your convenience.

7. Edible Fish Products

If you love eating seafood, Maldives is one of the best destinations to have some. There are different types of fishes available on the island and several travellers travel to the country to taste the rich source of fishes on the island. The markets have vacuum-sealed cans of fish products that tourists can buy and take back to their homes. There are different breeds of fishes available in different ways – chops, dry or pickle. You can buy them and take them back with you as a souvenir and taste them for months.

Fish pickle
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8. Cultural Lacquer Products

Lacquer Products is one of the most traditional souvenirs available in the Maldives. These products have a deep-rooted tradition and many tourists visiting the Maldives buy these amazing handicrafts. Wide ranges of products are available which includes plates, vases, plates, baskets, pens, toys, etc. The paint used to design these products are of very high quality and is durable making it one of the top souvenirs to buy in the Maldives.

9. Cosmetics

The Maldives is a hub of amazing surprises and one such thing that will awe you is the organic cosmetics available on the island. To add to this, Beach products constitute the raw materials of these products. A plethora of products is available right from hair oils to moisturizers. You can also find good quality cooking oil. Being one of the most prominent tropical countries, the Maldives use their coconut resources to the fullest. Your trip to the Maldives is a great opportunity to get these high-quality cosmetics at affordable prices.

Coconut based Cosmetic, popular in the Maldives
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10. Wicker Mats – The Handmade Mats

Another simple but majestic piece of handloom that you can take back home as a souvenir is the Wicker mat. These are popular hand made products sold in the market which are not only pretty but also reflect the Maldivian culture. This makes it a perfect souvenir you can buy in the Maldives. Buy one of these back home and decorate your house with some Maldivian elegance.

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