What Are Some Good Souvenir Ideas From Thailand?
Whether its your first time visiting Thailand or you’re a seasoned traveler, you’ll always want to take a piece of Thailand with you each time you return home. Maybe you want to make your home feel a bit more Thai, or want to give your friends some lovely gifts and trinkets from the Land of Smiles. Naka Weekend Market is the perfect night market to grab Thailand souvenirs.
The best part about buying souvenirs in Phuket is that it doesn’t need to be expensive and with so many stalls available at Naka Weekend Market, you’ll certainly find the right items without your wallet taking such a big hit when compared to shopping at Central Festival or Jungecylon.
Here’s our list of Souvenir ideas to buy:
Muay Thai Equipment
The national sport of Thailand is Muay Thai, and you’ll find it practised by many locals for excersise or sport. Muay Thai equipment makes a great souvenir as it looks good and is comfortable to wear. You’ll be able to buy many different kinds of Muay Thai shorts, gloves and pads at Naka Weekend Market.
Some of the best silk in the world comes from Thailand, and it’s common to see many shirts, scarves, pillow, duvet, and cushion covers all made from Thai silk. These are considered one of the more exotic types of souvenirs on our list, and will make a great gift for family, friends or even yourself.
Scented Candles & Soap Carvings
If you’ve fallen in love with the different aromas of Thailand, these little bowls are a perfect, lightweight gift to take home. They’re intricately made, and the detail is superb on each unique design. These designs include flowers and animals for the most part, but you may also be able to find some a bit different.
Tiger balm has a unique minty smell, and is often used to treat aches, pains, sprains and irritants. It works by causing the skin to feel cool and warm simultaneously, similar to something like Deep Heat that you can purchase in the west.
The smell and sensation will immediately make you think of Thailand, so as well as helping with various ailments, it also makes a great souvenir to take home with you.
Purses & Bags
For anyone that is obsessed with bags and accessories, you won’t be disappointed. At Naka night market you can find many purses, handbags and shoulder-bags. They are colourful, durable and weaved expertly and with a style that is unique to Thailand, they make a great gift.
Thai Trinkets, Bracelets & Rings
If you’re running out of bag space, consider a trinket to take home. There are so many charming designs that are associated with Thailand, such as elephants, tuk-tuks, Muay Thai, flowers etc. These designs can be found on the many trinkets you can find at Naka Weekend Market.
These trinkets can be worn around your neck, hung on your key-fob, placed on your car dash, or simply put on a shelf as a talking piece. They also make a great gift when clothing is not a go-to choice.
A common accessory that you will see many Thais wearing is Gold. Thai Gold is quite famous for it’s high purity of 96.5%, this makes it around 23 karat, which is a higher quality then you will find in the west.
Thai Gold has a deeper colour to it, and it is also a softer metal. If you want something expensive and special to take home, a Thai Gold ring, bracelet, or necklace is the perfect choice.
These are just a few of the amazing souvenirs available at Naka Weekend Market. Visit us every Saturday or Sunday from 4pm until 10pm and browse our many stalls for something unique, you won’t be disappointed.