The best souvenirs to buy in Ho Chi Minh City include traditional hats or dresses (ao dai), paintings, silk clothes, Vietnamese snacks, jewellery and fair-trade handicrafts.

Ho Chi Minh City (and Vietnam in general for that matter), is so full of fascinating sights, sounds, tastes and emotions that you’d be hard-pressed not to take a single souvenir back from your travel, to at least have something to remember your unique experiences by.

Luckily, the city is blooming with souvenirs you can carry back on the plane with you: authentic handmade gifts, traditional items, street market treasures, affordable art pieces and artisanal handicrafts made by skilled designers. There is no end what to take back - including coffees, teas and dried snacks to treat your friends and family back home. Items from ethnic minorities can be purchased in select places as well, and make for great souvenirs.

Head over to our Top 7 Souvenirs article to get a quick overview of popular items travelers like bringing back home. Coveted items include tailor-made clothing, silk cloth and silk embroidery painting, lacquer and sand paintings, artisanal products from shops like The House of Saigon and musical instruments.

Small knickknacks and generic souvenirs are readily available in busy areas like the backpacker district and Ben Thanh Market. Luxury goods and brand-name high-ticket items can be found in malls and specialized shops around Ho Chi Minh City. Jewelry makers are scattered throughout Saigon and offer an endless variety of rings, necklaces, earrings and other accessories at reasonable prices.

Gadgets and electronics are nothing special, and are priced as high (if not more) as in Western countries. You would be better off sticking to traditional items Vietnam is known for. Standard items such as shoes, sunglasses, shirts and bags can be bought at bargain rates, but quality is guaranteed. Check our tips on how to bargain in Ho Chi Minh City.

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Authentique Home

Since its foundation in 1995, Authentique Home has dedicated itself to celebrate and uphold the fine craft traditions of Vietnam ...

Mekong Plus HCMC

Mekong+, incorporating Mekong Quilts and Mekong Creations, is  a social enterprise specializing in high quality, hand crafted quilts  and accessories. The ...

Savon de Saigon Workshop

Savon de Saigon handcrafts its own beauty care products using the best flora Vietnam has to offer. The hand-cut soaps ...

Nga Art and Craft

Nga Art and Craft in Saigon designs and produces high quality Vietnamese products that blend innovative modern art with traditional ...

Nagu

A whole host of beautifully made souvenirs awaits you at Nagu. On display are countless hand-crafted accessories that make great ...

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Gaya

Gaya is the first international designer showroom in Vietnam. Inside their Ho Chi Minh City store you will find the ...

Mekong Creations

Mekong Creations is a non-profit organisation that specialises in unique locally-produced household and gift items, including rag rugs, papier mache, ...

Savon de Saigon Workshop

Savon de Saigon handcrafts its own beauty care products using the best flora Vietnam has to offer. The hand-cut soaps ...

Mekong Quilts

Mekong Quilts is non-profit organisation that specialises in high quality hand stitched bed covers. The organisation provides employment, training and ...

Mekong Plus HCMC

Mekong+, incorporating Mekong Quilts and Mekong Creations, is  a social enterprise specializing in high quality, hand crafted quilts  and accessories. The ...

Minh Sang Ceramics

In Saigon you can buy elegant pre-made ceramics from Minh Long Ceramics and you can also do it yourself at ...

The House of Saigon

The House of Saigon is an all-in-one handmade goods, café and tea shop, featuring unique handcrafted items, a 1940s-Saigon-inspired décor ...

Model Boats

Boat modelling is a craft as old as shipbuilding, and dates back to the development of water transport. In Vietnam, ...

Buffalo Horn

There are a number of Saigon-based jewellers creating works with buffalo horn. Aside from jewellery, buffalo horn is used to ...

Straw Hats

There is no more iconic souvenir than the Vietnamese non la, or 'leaf hat'. Even as Saigon climbs the rungs ...

Lacquerware

Vietnamese lacquerware is sought after by collectors for its beauty and durability. Some lacquer manufactories in Saigon host free tours. ...

Nga Art and Craft

Nga Art and Craft in Saigon designs and produces high quality Vietnamese products that blend innovative modern art with traditional ...

Water Hyacinth

Water hyacinth is a fast growing free-floating plant that has become a problem in the Mekong Delta where it clogs ...

Dogma

Proudly advertising the sale of Vietnamese kitsch, Dogma stocks reproductions of old propaganda posters emblazoned on cards, jackets, souvenirs and ...

Catherine Denoual Maison

Catherine Denoual's light airy boutique is a haven of beauty in Ho Chi Minh City that elevates soft furnishings to ...

Jewellery in Saigon

It is easy to be distracted by the jewellery shops with a mixture of precious and semi-precious stones including diamonds ...

Zippos

Once a faithful companion to U.S. soldiers during the War, Zippos can be found scattered throughout Vietnam and in select ...

Viet Artisans

Check out their beautiful gifts, handmade bags and notebooks that reflect the richness of the Vietnamese culture and make great ...

Bamboo

Bamboo is a fast-growing grass and renewable resource with a delicate grain that makes it distinctive and elegant. A large ...

Nagu

A whole host of beautifully made souvenirs awaits you at Nagu. On display are countless hand-crafted accessories that make great ...

Life Impress - An Tuong

Find the perfect souvenir or gift at Life Impress - An Tuong in the centre of Ho Chi Minh City. ...

Antiques

Le Cong Kieu Street, near Ben Thanh Market, is one of Saigon's best kept secrets. One hundred metres long and ...

Porcelain/Ceramics

Most Vietnamese ceramics created after the era of Chinese domination were influenced by Chinese art. In time, these porcelain works ...

Miss Ao Dai

Based over three floors, Miss Ao Dai is the ultimate in souvenir shopping. Products are carefully selected and are of ...

Propaganda Art

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