When you travel to a new country, you always want to get something special from there as a gift for someone or just as a memory for yourself. In this article, I will tell you about the best gifts that you bring from Georgia. Exploring these extraordinary things will make your trip more interesting and memorable.
Let’s start from Tbilisi. You can find many interesting things in different malls, but first of all, I suggest you visit the Flea Market on Dry Bridge. It is located in the historical part of the city, and it is famous with the antiquaries. Apart from antique jewelry, you can find many interesting objects that will catch your eye. If you like oil paintings, old things from the Soviet Union, distinctive souvenirs, books, ancient lamps, coins, this place is definitely for you. You can spend there several hours and explore the place thoroughly. This interesting Flea Market will not disappoint you, as there is something for everyone.
If you want to find the best enamel jewelry you have to visit Mtskheta City. Apart from sightseeing, there are many shops that offer tourists high-quality Georgian enamel art that is called ‘minankari.’ Also, you can find there a big choice of Georgian sweets such as Churchkhela and dry fruits, that you can wrap to bring home or take it as a present with you. You can also find Georgian souvenirs, spices, and many other things. The thing that I like the most about Mtskheta is that you can do a degustation of Georgian sweets, wines, and Chacha, before buying it. So, if you don’t have time to visit other far regions of Georgia, Mtskheta is the best place to get authentic gifts for you and your loved ones.
When the guests are arriving in Georgia, the first thing they ask about is Georgian wine. You can find our wine in the whole country, but the best place to taste and buy Georgian wine is the Kakheti Region. As it is the richest winemaking region of the country, the wine tastes differently there. You can visit wine cellars such as ‘Winery Khareba’, ‘Numisi’ or other places, where you can have the best experience of wine-tasting. Do not forget to grab several bottles, as you can get high-quality Georgian wine at the lowest prices. They also sell wines that are stored in little clay jugs and hand-painted clay bottles, that are very nice presents from our country.
In addition, you can also shop for traditional clothes that have a modern touch. I would suggest you visit Samoseli Pirveli, a clothing shop located in the capital city. It offers a big range of traditional Georgian clothes with elements of a contemporary style. You can buy there not only clothes but shoes and accessories as well.
While being in Georgia, try to check the places that I mentioned above. All those places will give you a great opportunity to find the best gifts that will be a good memory from Georgia. I wish you great shopping!
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