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Souvenirs - Prague

When I travel, I pick up souvenirs and gifts for a few relatives. Nothing schlocky but not super pricey either. Any suggestions for nice, unique gifts? Thanks.

Posted by
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I found Prague to be chock full of tourist crap, but there's a couple of shops near the Main Square with more interesting, quality items--you won't miss them, they just look more appealing. My preferred souvenir will always be something old, so I searched the various antique shops, wasn't finding anything just right until I hit Antik Mucha on Liliova and found not one but two 1930s Czech pottery pieces, a matchholder shaped like a Scottie dog and a raven shaped toothpick holder. There are also sellers of hand-made items scattered throughout the various squares and the Havelska market.

ETA--I see the other response and agree, Manufaktura does have a selection of interesting items.

Posted by
486 posts

Prague has a set of stores called Manufaktura that specializes in bath products but also sells all sorts of home goods and accessories. I believe everything in the store was made somewhere in the Czech Republic and was nice quality. We bought a few things there. There are locations all over town and we found each one had a slightly different selection of products.

http://www.manufaktura.cz/en/

Posted by
4637 posts

Something unique for the place which would be hard or impossible to buy here: garnets, Bohemian crystal glass, wall calendars, pictures.

Posted by
25 posts

Thanks everyone for the suggestions. This is very helpful.

Posted by
2 posts

Kotva department store is worth a look near Municipal House. I bought the "fishlet" folding knife from the knife and scissor guy. In the kitchen department I bought Czech made kitchen towels. In the sewing area, I bought charming little packets of sewing needles. In the outdoor market I bought wooden spoons. In many toy stores you will see the "hedgehog" wooden puzzle. Supermarkets are good for unique candy bars and spices. DM a big chain (think Walgreens) and others like it have lovely hand creams, etc. Easter eggs are found in lots of shops. Have fun!

Posted by
5789 posts

I like garnets and some garnet earrings would be a great souvenir if that is a thing here. Any suggestions for shops?