What to Buy for Local Authentic Vietnam Souvenirs to Remember Your Vietnam Trip Forever

Vietnam is jam-packed with local markets, chaotic streets, entertaining vendors, souvenir stalls, and designer galleries that are almost guaranteed to leave you with a lighter wallet and heavier luggage on your return home. Read on to discover the 10+ best items that make for perfect Vietnam souvenirs. 

Pop Up Cards – Vietnam Souvenirs

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These impressive cards are beautiful and you should take home at least one for your forever reminder of your trip to Vietnam. Typically, Hanoian art is part of the cards.

  • Buy at the Hanoi night market or old quarter.

Vietnamese Painting

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No matter what part of Vietnam you buy a painting it’s going to be fantastic with a mix of techniques, color, and motives. You can by rice paintings, silk paintings, woodcut paintings, and more. Share your Vietnamese experience with those at home.

Bamboo Dragonfly Special mission!

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The bamboo dragonfly can only be found in Vietnam making it a souvenir completely unique to your trip to Vietnam. Very cool memorabilia.

Sand painting

Another unique souvenir from Vietnam. The locals take pride in their sand paintings where they pour the sand into a cup and use a spoon to paint the picture. It’s a long process, and now you can enjoy it even when your home.

Buy throughout Vietnam.

Hand Fan

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Both functional and great hung on your wall once you get home. These fans are important to the locals as they help them to stay cool. You can find these fans out of silk paper and they are one of the best souvenirs you’ll find.

Guoc Moc

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Both Vietnamese men and women wear these traditional wood clogs. In the past women wore them with an Ao Dai. Today they aren’t as popular with the locals but they make a great souvenir item.

Handmade Musical Instruments

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These make great souvenirs from Vietnam with their sweet tones. You’ll always remember your Vietnam trip.


If you love silk then you are going to love finding souvenirs in silk available throughout Vietnam. Scarves, clothes, paintings, etc. are all available made from quality silk in different colors and patterns.

Two good places to buy silk in Hoi An or at the silk village Van Phuc, which is near Hanoi.

Hand Embroidery

Embroidery has be passed down through the generations in Vietnam. You can purchase beautiful embroidered bags, purses, scarves, and clothes from the different villages.

Buy hand embroidery from the different villages in Sa Pa, Vietnam.

Ao Dai Dress

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This is a long traditional dress worn by the women of Vietnam, dating back to the 18th century. You can choose from three styles. What a beautiful souvenir an Ao Dai would make.

Do not waste time – go to Vietnam!

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