Top 10 Hungarian Souvenirs

Hungary is a really famous country, not only for its natural beauties but also because it’s home to many famous actors, singers, and scientists! Also, Hungarian people are really nice and their hospitality is amazing. But today we’re neither going to talk about the people nor the natural beauty of this country. Today we’re talking about the souvenirs you can purchase from Hungary which will always remind you of the great time you had there or which you could gift to your dear ones. So, without any further ado, here are the most amazing Hungarian souvenirs!

 

1. Traditional Hungarian Embroidery

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Photo Credits: Photo by JuditK on Foter.com / CC BY-ND

 

Even though every country has its own embroidery style with its own twists, turns, colors and shapes, the traditional Hungarian embroidery is simply on another level. It is well known all across the globe and everyone loves it. You can find the motifs on clothes, mugs, keychains, magnets, basically anywhere but people still love the old-fashioned embroidery on the tablecloths and curtains. If you want something original Hungarian, a piece of embroidered tablecloth or curtain is perfect!

 

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2. Jewellery

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Photo Credits: Photo credit: epherielldesign.com

 

You can find the traditional motifs on the jewelry, too! It’s truly amazing how successfully they imported all those old-fashioned folk motifs into their modern everyday life! You can see those old motifs on earrings, necklaces, bracelets, almost everywhere! And there are also hair accessories which will remind you of the good old days but will still look perfectly amazing and modern once you put it in your hair!

 

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3. Air from Budapest

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Photo Credits: Photo credit: Graphasel Design Studio

 

This is something entirely new, only the new generation could come up with such an innovative and creative souvenir! You might be wondering what this is. Well, my dear reader, this is exactly what it says on the packaging. It’s pure and fresh air from the streets of Budapest in a tin can. It’s a completely fun souvenir you can buy in gift shops and it will make your loved ones laugh!

 

4. Paprika

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Photo Credits: Photo credit: Foter.com

 

Hungarian paprika is the most amazing thing you can give to that one person who loves to cook. This paprika can be found in many different kinds of packaging but what’s inside is always of high quality. The Hungarian paprika is simply amazing and it is really well-known across the world. You cannot visit Hungary without trying it and purchase a small bag of it, it’s simply a must!

 

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5. Porcelain

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Photo Credits: By Mrszantogabor – Own work

 

Porcelain is really famous all across Hungary. They have really fine porcelain and the details of the motifs on it are crazy, accurate and beautiful. If you have someone in your family who likes to collect porcelain objects (dolls, plates, mugs, anything), this will be the perfect gift for them! It’s always nice to have something beautiful on your shelves, especially if it’s something this detailed and elegant! Everyone will envy you for it!

 

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6. Traditional Clothing

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Photo Credits: By Silar (Own work)

 

Traditional clothing is something you should check out once you visit a country. Every country has a different kind of style and motifs, but every country’s traditional clothing is truly amazing and beautiful. So, when you visit Hungary, you should definitely check out theirs and also, make sure to buy a shirt or two which are embroidered with their signature embroidery motifs! It’s not so expensive and it’s really amazing because you can wear those shirts to all kinds of events, no matter if they’re fancy or casual!

 

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7. A Bottle of Wine

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Photo Credits: Photo by zolakoma on Foter.com / CC BY

 

Hungary is well-known for its wine and wineries. If you visit the country, make sure to go on a wine tour and to purchase a bottle or two of their finest wine, you won’t regret it! In every part of the country, there’s a different kind of wine which you should try and each and every one of those kinds is simply amazing! Don’t be shy, ask for a glass and drink away! But be careful if you’re driving! Drinking and driving are pretty serious so don’t do it!

 

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8. Rubik’s Cube

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Photo Credits: https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=364056

 

I’m sure you’ve already seen this 3D puzzle. It’s basically a cube with 6 sides with different colors, each side is divided into 6 squares and you have to twist and turn the sides until you get the same colored squares on all 6 sides. This amazing thing was invented by a Hungarian man by the name of Rubik Ernő and that’s why it’s known as one of the best known Hungarian puzzles.

 

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9. Folk Dolls

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Photo Credits: Photo by TopBudapestOrg on Foter.com / CC BY

 

These dolls can be made out of porcelain or cloth. Either way, they are really pretty and absolutely lovely and if you have someone in your family who likes to collect all kinds of dolls, they will be really happy to get an original Hungarian folk doll. They are usually dressed in traditional Hungarian clothing and they are really detailed. These dolls make a truly amazing gift!

 

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10. Scary Masks

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Photo Credits: FORTEPAN / Urbán Tamás

 

We have to specify this one. You can’t return from Hungary with just any kind of scary mask. When we say ‘scary mask’, we mean the Busó mask. There’s something that’s called the “Busó járás” and it’s a part of their tradition. We won’t go into details because this whole thing has a huge history, all we’re going to say is that when it’s Busó járás, people dress up in fur coats and they put on all kinds of scary masks and they walk around during the day, acting silly. It’s really fun to watch them scare people and dance around, you should definitely visit this event and if you do, make sure to buy yourself a Busó mask!