10 BEST THINGS TO BUY IN THAILAND BANGKOK

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Your Bangkok trip is finally coming to an end and it is time to think of things to bring back home for your family and friends.

There is no shortage of souvenir items to buy in Bangkok, from delicious Thai snacks, unique silver jewelry, and rare antiques. Your head will surely spin when trying to decide on what to buy.

To help you with your dilemma, here is a rundown of 10 best souvenirs to buy in Thailand Bangkok. These items are uniquely Thai and will surely remind you of your wonderful time at Southeast Asia’s “City of Angels”.

1. THAI SILK PRODUCTS

Thai Silk Products
Any woman on the receiving end of this souvenir would be delighted with the beauty of the gift. A silk tie or shirt also has the power to bring a smile to a man’s face. These souvenirs can be folded and fit easily in your luggage.

BEST GIFTS FOR
Wife, mother, and female friends

PORTABLE LEVEL
Easy to manage

PRICE RANGE
150 to 6,000 bath ($4.00 to $170.00)

WHERE TO BUY

  • Jim Thompson outlets for high quality products. They have a branch at the airport. (Check out their factory sale outlet at 153 Soi Sukhumvit 93, Bangchak, Phakanong, Bangkok; Phone: 02-332-6530-4 Ext: 11-13)
  • Chinatown for cheaper alternatives (Watch out for fake Thai silk!)

2. THAI SPICES

Thai SpicesImage credit: Wendy Harman

If you want to bring the taste of Thai home, then you must grab some Thai spices before your flight. These come dried and in vacuum-sealed packs so you don’t need to worry about their strong aromas while traveling on a vehicle. Chili pastes and hot sauces are also bottled in air-tight containers. Just check your country’s customs regulations to avoid problems.

This souvenir is perfect if you love to cook and want to recreate that yummy Pad Thai or Tom Yum you had in Bangkok.

BEST GIFTS FOR
Yourself, family members, friends, and co-workers who are fond of cooking

PORTABLE LEVEL: Manageable

PRICE RANGE
10 to 300 baht ($0.30 to 9.00)

WHERE TO BUY

  • Gourmet Market branches
  • Chatuchak Market
  • Little India (Phahurat)
  • Spice Story

3. THAI SPA PRODUCTS

Thai Spa ProductsImage credit: Harnn

After coming back from a long overseas journey you might want to soothe your mind and body with essential oils and scented candles. Thailand is a great source for such spa products and bringing home some for yourself as well as family and friends is a wonderful idea.

Herbal massage packs, carved soaps, foot soaks, and body scrubs are also among the top favorites. If you are buying for a man, choose massage and soothing balms.

BEST GIFTS FOR: Wife, mother, female friends and co-workers

PORTABLE LEVEL: Manageable

PRICE RANGE: 40 to 1,000 baht ($1.00 to $28.00)

WHERE TO BUY

  • Supermarkets for locally produced bath and body products
  • Harnn outlets for high quality items
  • Bath & Bloom outlets

4. THAI COCONUT OIL PRODUCTS

Thai Coconut Oil ProductsImage credit: Paradise Coconut Oil

Coconut oil has been gaining more and more popularity in recent years because of its numerous benefits. For ladies, it is an effective natural beauty product that helps in moisturizing skin and protecting hair from damage. It also acts as a sunscreen.

This magical oil is practically available anywhere in Bangkok (and anywhere in Thailand, the mother land of coconut). Look for English labels to know the kind of coconut oil that you are buying. Popular products include virgin coconut oil, coconut oil hair products, and coconut oil bath items.

BEST GIFTS FOR: Wife, mother, female friends and co-workers

PORTABLE LEVEL: Manageable

AVERAGE PRICE: 250 baht ($7.00)

WHERE TO BUY

  • Major supermarkets and traditional markets
  • Health & beauty shops