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5 Best Things to buy in Thailand to bring home – Deciding which exotic gift makes the cut

Thailand an affordable place to visit; it's beautiful, fun-filled and luxurious all without busting the bank. You will find so many deals but here are a few things to keep your eye out for.



Thai people are serious when it comes to clothes shopping and it would be a surprise if they weren't. Everywhere you go you'll find shops and stall that sell clothes for very cheap prices but it might be a bit of a problem if you're not built-in Thai-size. AllZ is one of the most famous retail brands you'll find here its quite like gap but in Thai prices and it's found everywhere. You will find lots of knockoffs and well that fine for t-shirts and boxers but be sure not buy a cheap pair of sunglasses, cause the sun in Thailand is strong and you'll need a pair that is properly UV protected. But to take home as presents Thailand has funny quirky and awesome t-shirts for just like 2 dollars you'll be spoiled with the sheer amount of choices.


Thai Silk

What's a trip to Thailand without buying some Thai Silk? And well it's quite easy to find but if you're looking for the real-legit and high-quality stuff visits Jim Thompson Shops; they're located everywhere throughout the country from the Suvarnabhumi Airport as well as his old home which has now been renovated and houses a museum. The colours of these amazing scarves, clothing, ties, table cloths, table-runners are bright and tropical in every sense. A great gift for someone back home even though prices can be a little steep at the time you can definitely find cheaper alternatives also – but you might have to compromise on quality. Most hotels in Chiang Mai will have their own boutiques but these can be a little pricey. Stay at a luxurious place like Anantara Chiang Mai Resort, it's really worth it but head out into the town to buy gifts.



If you have small feet you'll love shoe shopping in Thailand, however, if your feet are bigger than the Thai size you'll have difficulty finding anything. There are imported brands but since they are imported they'll be costlier than buying the same thing online or back home. The cheap footwear probably won't last too long but at the prices, they're sold at buying a few a various designs is the way to go.


Thai carvings

You will come across many stores and stalls that sell these beautiful Thai and Balinese statues they will be a bit on the expensive side however the workmanship and artistry are stunning you won't mind the price. However, be careful not to buy Buddha statues as it is technically illegal to take those out of the country.



Thailand is great for gem shopping and you'll find many traditional designs worked in gold with intricate carvings. You will also find a lot of cheap costume jewellery and by the beach, many vendors sell beaded jewellery, bracelets and necklaces which are quite beautiful and very cheap.