Going away on a trip is always exciting, but maybe not so much for those who are left behind. It might be a good idea to sweeten up to your girlfriends or wives back home by buying them a special souvenir from your time in Budapest. There are many places to go and plenty of souvenirs to buy, but if you want something that really tells her that you missed her, then try the Paprika Market – the biggest souvenir shop in Budapest!
From mugs to bowls and plates, you can buy all kinds of gorgeous crockery that will be useful back home. Luckily, the majority of it is also beautifully decorated so that it will take a place of pride in your kitchen. The prices are a steal, so no need to worry about spending a fortune so your other half will have a lovely memento from Budapest.
There are many local alcoholic drinks available for purchase, wine being the most popular. You can take home any variety of red, white or rosé, and even some of the most expensive wines in the region! You could also buy some traditional Pálinka (fruit brandy) to give her a real taste of Hungary! Your lady love will be over the moon if you bring her a lovely vintage to enjoy alongside a delicious meal you prepared….
Posters and Pictures
If your missus is into the arts and likes to decorate the home with unusual and beautiful images, then look no further than the Paprika Market. You can buy vintage posters complete with brown staining around the edges to give it that old-school look. Most are quite colourful and wouldn’t look out of place in a trendy bar back home!
It’s not called the Paprika Market for nothing! Hungary has a diverse variety of paprika to choose from, but the traditional red variety is available just about everywhere and is very delicious as well. Cooking with this spice will give any dish a distinct flavour which you can enjoy together at home until your next trip comes around!
This classic Hungarian shoe brand was named after the Tisza River back in 1942. Brought back into style in 2003, they have taken off again and are a brilliant souvenir – especially for the lady that loves shoes! They come in all different colours, are very comfortable, and nobody back home will have a pair like them!
For a woman who adores pretty textiles, Matyo embroidery will be a match made in heaven!. Usually covered in floral motifs that represent the ‘folk art’ of the region, these beautiful creations are perfect for adorning the home. From bedspreads to tea towels, she’ll love these intricately designed embroideries.
There are plenty of other souvenirs to be bought at the market, from chocolate to salami. You will be able to find that extra special gift for your loved one, without having roamed the streets for hours. The Paprika Market is full of beautiful mementos – go find yourself a bargain!