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Things To Buy At Türkiye -16 Things To Buy

You came to Turkey but there are so many things you don’t know what to buy? You’re in the right place. In this article, we’ll explore traditional gifts specific to Turkey. You can make your loved ones and yourself happy with these gifts. Here’s 16 things to buy at Türkiye. Enjoy reading!

1. Turkish Coffee and a Turkish Coffee Cup

You can gift this coffee, which is unlike any ordinary coffee, to your loved ones. And you should also get one for yourself because you won’t get enough of its taste. You can choose from sweet, moderately sweet, or sugar-free options that suit your taste. Then enjoy it as much as you want in your own country.

Turkish Coffee with Turkish Coffee Cup - Things To Buy At Türkiye
Turkish Coffee with Turkish Coffee Cup

To make this unique coffee, you’ll need a special material. Unfortunately, it can’t be made with any regular coffee machine. For this, you’ll need a Turkish coffee pot or a special Turkish coffee maker machine. You’ll also need special cups designed specifically for drinking this coffee. These cups can also be a very special gift for your loved ones as they are produced only in Turkey. Gifting Turkish coffee cups is quite popular among the local people as well.

Turkish Coffee Pot - Things To Buy At Türkiye
Turkish Coffee Pot

2. Turkish Tea and Turkish Tea Glass

Another classic belonging to Turkey is Turkish tea. The slender tea glass, tea saucer, and tea pot are special and among the preferred gift items. Everything from the Turkish way of brewing tea to their style of drinking it is unique to them and catches a lot of attention from foreigners. My Spanish friend, during his visit to Turkey, brought tea glasses and Turkish tea for his entire family and taught them how to drink it the Turkish way. Therefore, this gift can be a special and traditional present for your loved ones.

Turkish Tea and Turkish Tea Glass with Turkish Tea Pot - Things To Buy At Türkiye
Turkish Tea and Turkish Tea Glass with Turkish Tea Pot

3. Turkish Wine

In Turkey, where the popularity of wine production is steadily increasing, you can find many local and delicious wines. By participating in free tastings and with some negotiation, you can gift reasonably priced wines to your loved ones.

Turkish Wine - Things To Buy At Türkiye
Turkish Wine

4. Turkish Delight

This sweet, with a history dating back to ancient times, is an essential part of gifts. Moreover, there are varieties suitable for everyone’s palate. You’ll find this unique dessert incredibly delicious. Commonly found in every Turkish household, this dessert is usually served alongside coffee among local people. Additionally, this dessert is quite beneficial for health.

Turkish Delight - Things To Buy At Türkiye
Turkish Delight

5- Turkish Rakı

Rakı is a traditional alcoholic beverage most loved and consumed by Turks. It is obtained through distillation and usually flavored with anise seed. It can be consumed either straight or mixed with water. When mixed with water, its taste is very mild, but its effect is quite strong. It can be considered as a gift.

Turkish Rakı - Things To Buy At Türkiye
Turkish Rakı

6. Turkish Baklava

This is one of the traditional desserts and has no equal anywhere else. Turks have a very refined palate, so it’s safe to say there’s little chance you won’t like this dessert. With various types available, you can choose the one that suits your taste and take it home. You can also arrange a gift package for your loved ones.

Turkish Baklava - Things To Buy At Türkiye
Turkish Baklava

7. Turkish Carpet-Rug

Turkish Carpet and Rug are very famous in Turkey. Each special detail is handcrafted, taking a long time to make. They might be a bit expensive, but they make a very special gift for your loved ones.

Turkish Carpet-Rug - Things To Buy At Türkiye
Turkish Carpet-Rug

8. Turkish Apple Tea

You can comfortably consume this apple tea, which has become synonymous with Turkey and turned into a brand, in every season. This tea, which has many benefits, can be found in Grand Bazaar or supermarkets. However, you’ll find the ones sold at the Grand Bazaar to be more natural and tastier.

Turkish Apple Tea - Things To Buy At Türkiye
Turkish Apple Tea

9. Turkish Dried Fruits

In Turkey, these dried fruits come in various types, which are not only inexpensive compared to other countries but also delicious. I recommend trying all of them and choosing the ones that suit your palate. They can make a healthy gift for your loved ones. You can find the best ones in the Grand Bazaar. This way, you can taste and buy any amount of each variety you desire.

Dried Fruits at the Bazaar - Things To Buy At Türkiye
Dried Fruits at the Bazaar

10. Turkish Hammam Set

If you have the chance to visit Turkish baths, you’ll want to get this for both yourself and your loved ones. If you bring this wonderful scent home, we guarantee you won’t regret it. The aromas and natural essence of the soaps will be beneficial for both your skin and your soul. So it is also one of the things to buy at Türkiye.

Turkish Hammam Set
Turkish Hammam Set

11. Evil Eye Bead

Throughout history, the Evil Eye bead, believed to protect against the evil eye, is used as a potent talisman. Therefore, it can be a beautiful gift that shows you care for your loved ones. Moreover, this symbol of Turkey can be purchased at a very affordable price. There are many varieties such as necklaces, bracelets, keychains, and similar items, which are particularly loved by foreigners. I bought a necklace in the shape of the Evil Eye for my Spanish friend. She liked it so much that she wanted it as a gift for her entire family.

Evil Eye Bead
Evil Eye Bead

12. Sisha – Things To Buy At Türkiye

Sisha has been a part of Turkish culture since the Ottoman Empire. That’s why almost everyone uses it, and it can be found in the homes of local people. You can get it as a gift for your loved ones, accompanied by various beautiful aromas. It can be a lasting and unforgettable present. For foreigners, the most preferred aroma is apple.

Sisha - Things To Buy At Türkiye
Sisha

13. Pismaniye – Things To Buy At Türkiye

Again, this dessert, with its origins unique to Turkey, is unlike any other dessert you know. It has a very delicious taste and is greatly loved by tourists. You can buy this dessert, available all over Turkey, for yourself and your loved ones. With its soft, melt-in-the-mouth texture, it offers a different experience. Essentially cocoa and vanilla-flavored, this dessert comes in various types. You can choose the one that suits your taste. During my Erasmus days, I introduced it to 12 different countries. And 3 packets of ‘pismaniye’ were finished in half an hour.

Pismaniye - Things To Buy At Türkiye
Pismaniye

14. Grape Molasses – Things To Buy At Türkiye

This dense and sweet syrup is very popular nationwide. It belongs to Turkey and holds high nutritional value. Moreover it’s both delicious and beneficial for various health problems. You can gift this unique syrup, which has no equal, to your loved ones. Additionally, you can use it in various desserts at home. It is totally one of the things to buy at Türkiye.

Grape Molasses
Grape Molasses

15. Jewelry – Things To Buy At Türkiye

You can choose these accessories, produced and available in imitation varieties in Turkey, as a gift. They can be a stylish gift that your loved ones may appreciate. These colorful and eye-catching pieces of jewelry appeal to all preferences, especially popular among tourists.

16. Glassware – Magnet – Notebook – Things To Buy At Türkiye

You can choose these classic yet unique-to-each-country gifts at very affordable prices.

Turkish Glassware
Turkish Glassware

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