Bosnia and Herzegovina is an amazing place, the people are very friendly there and the hospitality is just on a completely another level in this country. Great thing is that Bosnia tourism is experiencing growth year after year. We assume that you’d like to remember this place and the best way to do so is to buy a souvenir which will remind you of the great time you had here. So here it is, a list of Bosnian souvenirs you should definitely check out and buy!
1. Bosnian Slippers
As we already mentioned it, the people of Bosnia and Herzegovina are really friendly. Hospitality is a big thing in this country and they are well-known for it. So, naturally when you visit their home and you take off your shoes while entering their home (because that’s the polite thing to do), they are going to give you slippers made of wool, so you wouldn’t walk around in socks. These slippers are really comfortable and warm, and you can get them in the local markets. They are really cute as well, so we’re sure these slippers would make your friends and family, as well as you really happy!
2. Folk Clothes
You can always find a piece of their traditional folk costume in their markets and you can buy it either for everyday use or for decoration! Their folk costume is really beautiful, so we’re sure you will fall in love with at least some of the pieces and you’ll want to buy it as soon as possible! You can’t go wrong with this souvenir, it will always remind you of the amazing time you had in this country!
3. Original Bosnian Coffeepot
Maybe you already know this, but coffee is a big thing in this country! So, naturally, coffeepots are also a big part of their culture. One of the best souvenirs you can find/buy in Bosnia is handmade copper coffeepots. They are truly amazing and really pretty. You could definitely use it at home and ‘wow’ your guests when you bring out the coffee in this small but really sweet pot. The design of it is truly unique and really pretty!
4. Wine from Herzegovina
Wine is a big part of the culture of Herzegovina and Bosnia tourism and with a good reason. Herzegovina has some of the best wines in the whole world. If you have someone you would want to surprise with a bottle of quality wine or if you’d like to lay back at home with someone while sipping on this amazing drink, you should definitely check out their vineyards. A bottle of wine always makes an amazing gift or souvenir, never forget that!
Kilim is a traditional and handmade rug. It’s colorful and really pretty, you will fall in love with it, at first sight, believe us! This souvenir could become a major piece of your home décor and everyone would love it! The motifs on the rugs are very simple and not overdone, so it won’t be a distraction, it will work more like an accessory in your home!
6. Anything with the Bosnian Pyramid on it
Bosnia has its own pyramids. If you didn’t know this… Well, now you know it. The pyramids were the center of everyone’s attention for some time, and even though the “hysteria” calmed down since then, the pyramids are still pretty famous, and you can find the pyramid motif on many souvenirs. Bosnia tourism is not really known for the pyramids, but that is exactly why anything you buy with the Bosnian pyramids on it will make an amazing story !
7. Keychain made of a Bullet
This one’s pretty special and unique. You might be wondering where did they get the bullet cases they use for these trinkets. Well, after the Bosnian war ended there were many bullet cases all over the country and the people who were innovative collected them and made them into different kinds of trinkets. They made them into keychains and even pens. These small souvenirs are really fascinating if you ask us.
P.S: If you’re traveling by airplane, be careful. The security at the airport won’t cherish these things as much as you do, and you might end up in a room for questioning.
8. Wooden Objects
Handcrafted wooden objects are a big thing in this country. Whichever market you visit, you will find a booth or two (maybe even more) with some handcrafted wooden objects on them. They are of high quality and you can choose from many different things, from smaller pieces of furniture to kitchen cutlery.
There are many necklaces and bracelets with a pendant in the shape of the country. It’s really cute and if you ask us, nothing will make you remember Bosnia and Herzegovina more than a necklace around your neck which has a pendant in the shape of the country you love so much! Also, if you’re lucky enough, you’ll run across a booth with traditional Bosnian jewelry. These kinds of souvenirs are perfect for people who like unique fashion accessories!
Magnets are always a perfect piece of souvenir. You can pick from the many shapes and motifs and you put it wherever you’d like! Magnets are the rock stars of souvenirs, they never go out of style and everyone loves them even if they won’t admit it! Luckily, anywhere you go or look, there will be a booth with local knickknacks like greeting cards, keychains, and magnets. If you love the more classic souvenirs, a magnet will be perfect for you!
Updated: November 26, 2017