Are you planning to come to Poland? Or maybe you are already here? Looking for something that you can buy as a souvenir for your family and friends? We are here to give you a hand! Here’s a list of the most practical souvenirs that you should definitely buy in Poland!
1) HOME POTTERY FOR THE ARTSY
It is one of the best Polish souvenirs you can get a totally a must-buy. It’s simply beautiful, it works well as tableware or kitchen decor. It is related with en eternal classy style, prestige and elegance. Polish pottery for hundreds of years has been considered as one of the best when it comes to quality.
2) ELEGANT AND TASTEFUL LINENS
Natural linen is one of the noblest materials, as it is entirely natural, biodegradable, skin-friendly and extremely durable. Linen products have accompanied Polish people for centuries, so consider buying folk-style tablecloths or napkins with traditional Polish patterns.
3) AMBER JEWELLERY FOR REFINED AND CLASSY
In Polish folk medicine, amber was a very popular remedy for various illnesses. Also, many people believe that it helps to clean the air and bring back the right harmony. Currently, the most popular gift is silver jewellery with pieces of amber. You can buy them in the local stores all over Poland, not only in the Tricity region (by the Baltic sea).
4) COSMETICS WITH A CAUSE
Poland is the 6th market for cosmetics in Europe and it is still growing. There are so many ecological and cruelty-free brands available. You may find them in the brand stores, in the chemists or on the local markets. You can check the origin of cosmetics with a shop assistant. Look for trade fairs presenting cosmetics like “Ekotyki”.
5) SWEETS AND YUMMIES!
Poland is famous for some awesome sweets. You should try at least chocolate plums, krówki, ptasie mleczko, rogale marcińskie (famous in Poznań) or sękacz (famous in Podlasie region). All of them are delicious. The best way is to buy a little packaging of every one of them to taste all flavours.
6) DRIED MUSHROOMS FOR THE FOODIE
Nothing brings back memories of Poland like the smell of wild forest mushrooms. Try to buy local, dried mushrooms and make famous “Christmas mushroom barszcz” – a warming soup, or “Bigos” – traditional Polish dish with cabbage.
Mushrooming is also very popular during autumn as we have many forests in Poland. It is also very pleasant! If you have a chance, we highly recommend this activity.
7) ELEVATE YOUR PALATE WITH CHEESE!
It is hard, smoked cheese, prepared from sheep’s milk, characteristic of Polish region Podhale (mountains). You can buy it in almost all touristic places in Poland, on the local markets and during regional events. It tastes great warm with a cranberry jam. Avoid fake oscypek cheese – always ask about the origin and best -before date.
8) FRIDGE MAGNETS FOR COLLECTORS
Almost everyone buys fridge magnets from different places and you can get one from Poland too. Choose local artists’ work instead of buying low quality products.
9) BE UNIQUE AND CHIC WITH LOCAL DESIGNER CLOTHES
Everyone likes to be well-dressed. Nowadays, we appreciate fair-trade and local designers more than before. It is always better to find a unique piece of clothing rather than something from a high-street shop. Look for Mokotowska street in Warsaw or Kazimierz district in Kraków. For sure you won’t be disappointed!
10) KEEPSAKE BOX FOR THE SENTIMENTAL
Who doesn’t have tiny things which like to always get lost? A keepsake box is all you need in that case! There is a big choice of them in Poland – beautifully ornamented wooden boxes, from tiny ones to larg sizes, all decorated with traditional Polish folk designs. Look for art galleries to find the best quality items.
We hope that we helped you to find the best souvenirs from Poland for you and your loved ones. All our recommendations you can find in many shops in Poland as well as order online. Maybe you already own one of these things? Leave us a comment and tell your story!