Bordering Hong Kong to the south, Shenzhen is one of the happening cities in the Republic of China. As a lot of people come here seeking employment, the city has become massively crowded in recent times. However, this does not take away the fact that there are so many things to see and enjoy here. Shenzhen is home to an endless number of theme parks and you also have several folk culture villages too which teach a lot about the legacy of this largest country in the world.
If you too have a trip planned to Shenzhen, here are some of the top souvenirs which you can bring back home as a means to please your family and friends. There is no doubt about the fact that no matter what you want to buy, almost everything is “Made in China”. So, when you are off to this country, be prepared to enjoy a great deal of shopping variety to pick from. What is even more interesting is the fact that a lot of the souvenirs come for really cheap which means that you may be able to buy a great deal of stuff without burning a massive hole in your pocket.
1. Local Chinese products
There is an endless number of local shops where way can find tons of quirky products. We cannot even name the variety. So, the best way to go souvenir shopping is to simply take a walk through the street markets and keep an eye out for whatever seems to catch your fancy. Whenever you find a great item, make sure to bargain hard for it and you might be able to have a great piece of souvenir to take back home.
2. Replicas and fake products
If you would like to buy a few replicas and fake products of different types of items, one of the best places in the whole world has to be China. So, once again, we would recommend you to know what you want to get and which would be the best place for it.
From designer handbags to watches, jewelry and what not, you name it and you shall have it. So, be prepared to find almost original looking fake copied stuff and replica in abundance. You might be shocked at the kind of bargaining which is present and jaw-dropping price for which you can have them.
3. Key chains and key rings
As we have told before, China is home to some of the largest variety of products. This is the reason you will find tons of rings and key chains which look quirky and act like one of the best possible souvenirs. You can find key chains with the representation of the Great Wall of China or several other iconic Chinese landmarks as well. So, it is upon you to explore the different options and then choose the kind of patterns of key rings and chains which seem to appeal to you. As you can procure them for real cheap, we recommend taking a lot of them home so that they can serve as a remembrance of the phenomenal shopping you did at Shenzhen.
At several places, you will find shops wherein they sell a different kind of memorabilia. From having your name on a morsel of rice to engraving your initials on a medal or even having a picture embossed on metallic surfaces; the options are once again endless. You need to choose the kind of memorabilia which seems to best appeal to you and you can then take them home and flaunt it to the rest of your friends and families.
If you are looking to buy some of the best-branded apparels at jaw-dropping prices, Shenzhen might be the right place for it. We do want to warn you that most of these apparels may be counterfeit and it is upon you to analyze how legal it truly is. However, the whole of China is buzzing with too many types of apparel ranging from t-shirts, shirts to even trousers of almost every possible brand. The trick here is to know the right places to shop.
6. Handbags and purses
There is no better place in the whole wide world to shop when it comes to handbags and purses. You are going to be blown away by the kind of whopping variety which you will find when it comes to bags and purses. From designer brands to copied products to amazingly catchy and quirky designs that can soon become the next massive trend; Shenzhen is home to all of it and more. They would span a wide variety of budget so you have to be methodical in your decision to buy it.
These are some of the top souvenirs to buy in Shenzhen. Of course, this is by no means an exhaustive list because it is often believed that when you go to China, you end up buying a suitcase to stock up the umpteen things that you purchase there.
So, make sure to have ample time in your itinerary for shopping as this is one thing which Chinese people love. Of course, you should hone your bargaining skills in the right way before you head to Shenzhen or else you might be duped very easily.
Apart from Shenzhen, there are several other Chinese cities too which offers great things to do, sightseeing spots and of course shopping joints as well. So, you should plan your trip in such a way that you can have the best of both the world – tour to your heart’s content and shop even more!
Updated: May 15, 2019