I believe that souvenirs should be useful and bring joy to your life. I try not to buy things that I will throw into a box, or even worse the trash, when I get home. Bali has amazing treasures that are worth every penny and are so beautiful, so forget buyers remorse. You’ll definitely want to show off these Bali souvenirs.
From the intricately carved doors to everyday objects, Bali has some of the most beautifully hand carved items. Look for an item that serves a purpose and will match your personal style.
Depending on the sarong you buy, you can use it as a beach coverup, scarf, or an airplane blanket. Check the size, softness, and thickness to make sure you buy one that will suit your needs.
While you can actually get Bali bags in other countries, Bali has the newest and trendiest versions. As an added tip, if you only see one or two vendors with a certain bag, chances is are that is a brand new style.
A lot of the high-quality silver in Bali is from Jakarta (Java) but crafted into jewelry in Bali. The pieces are beautiful, but if you don’t see something that catches your eye, you can have pieces custom made at an affordable price.
If you’re looking for a way to give back while you travel, head to Threads of Life in Ubud. All the items in the store are created by women from around Indonesia. The items are on the pricey side compared to things you will find in the nearby market, but the goal is to empower women and raise them out of poverty. The materials are locally sourced, and they create the items using traditional techniques that have been passed down through the generations.