Croatia souveniers??

Aug 9th, 2006, 08:39 PM
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Croatia souveniers??

Any suggestions of good buys or unusual items to bring home for family members and friends from Croatia?
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Aug 9th, 2006, 11:25 PM
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Didn`t find much at all to buy. Bet that will change in a few years, if not before.
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Aug 10th, 2006, 06:59 AM
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The Croats emphasize neckties (they claim to have invented them) for men and lace for women, but Pat is right; there is not much in the way of conventional souvenirs (blessedly).

There is a small chain of shops at least in coastal towns (Hvar, Dubrovnik) called Aqua, which has nice water/beach related stuff. We bought a really cute beach/diaper bag for our granddaughte.

Another gift that went over well was Croatian brandy. You can buy it in stores or home-made in street markets. It is quite herbal and varies a lot from maker to maker, but we enjoyed it, especially the ones with lots of thyme.
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Aug 10th, 2006, 08:49 AM
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Hi Dotsy,

Croatians like table linens and you can find them in most towns. Otherwise take a walk around in one of the markets (Split, Zagreb or Dubrovnik)and you will find something. I found some wild honey in the Zagreb market that my friends thought was the best they had ever tasted.
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Aug 10th, 2006, 09:06 AM
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There is lavender and rosemary oil. Olive oil. Various types of brandies. Cds of local klapa groups. Various types of rakija.

And your usual assortment of standard tourist souvenirs - mass produced drawings, shot glasses, coffee mugs.
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Aug 10th, 2006, 10:10 AM
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Silver jewelry, embroidery, coral necklaces from Korcula, olive oil, wine
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