In honor of Black Friday, signifying the beginning of the Holiday shopping season, this post is dedicated to locally made Lithuanian products that will make great gifts. When visiting a new place I always try to purchase locally made goods, particularly unique items from artisans and special foods. If you read other travel articles about Lithuania you'll be guided to purchase amber, woolen items, and honey. I've wandered the twisting streets of Vilnius for several months and every amber store I've visited has left me unenthused. Let me propose some alternative gifts from the stores pictured below.
|This is my favorite store that I've visited in Vilnius. Visit Aukso Avis on Pilies gate for art and accessories all made by local Lithuanian artists. The prices are very reasonable and all items in the store are color coordinated!|
|Buy some wild-collected teas from Senamiescio Krautuve on Literatu Gatve|
|Bring home some linen goods from Linen Tales, which recently moved to Stikliu g.|
|Visit Sarka on Sv. Ignoto g. for housewares|
|Shop at Decolte on Stikliu g. to purchase clothes from the Lithuanian designer, Kristina|
|Visit the Accessories Studio on Stikliu g. for accessories and clothes made by Lithuanian designers|
|Visit Butega on Stikliu g. for beautifully knit sweaters, silky dresses, and accessories.|
Also visit Ona on Sv. Kazimiero g or visit their online shop for local goods, art, and jewelry. Everything is reasonably priced.
|Woolen socks purchased on the street|
|Hand-beaded headband made by a local artist, purchased at Butega|
|Hand-knit gloves purchased on the street|
|Earrings from Ona|
|Tea from Senamiescio Krautuve|