Over the last few years, Hoian has become a very popular tourist destination in Vietnam. Its buildings and its street plan reflect the influences, both indigenous and foreign, that have combined to produce this unique heritage site. We can see that many tourists from different countries come to Hoian to visit and feel very excited about this place. If you are looking for  gifts for your loved one, our Top 7 gifts to buy in Hoi An will give you some ideas:


1.Silk Lantern

Silk lantern is one of the symbols of this ancient town. You know, Silk is a popular item in Hoian, thus the silk lantern was made into production, due to high demands in interior design. If you want to buy lantern in Hoian, let’s contact with Hung An lantern shop on Nguyen Thi Minh Khai street over the Japanese Bridge. Two small lanterns should cost just 20,000 VND, a large hand-painted design will come in at 140,000 VND. It is very cheap and easy to buy here.

Many lantern shops offer Lantern Making Tour half day. You can book online at www.yourlocalbooking.com

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2. Cloths

Despite the fact that you had a very short time in Hoian, let’s take time to go shopping and choose custom cloth you like. The range is wide and varied with plenty of tailors to run up your dream silk suit. Select your cloth yourself from the Cloth Market and choose only the best, remembering to haggle politely on price. When you are ready to take your fabric to a tailor it usually pays to find someone who will not make it in a rush, so avoid the 24 hour merchants where possible. You can check most updated suits and fabric online at www.tailorian.com 

3. Seashell Handbags

If your loved ones haven’t had any handmade handbag yet, I think this option is really suitable. You can go to souvenir shops and have a look around and you will find interesting handbag there. Your lover will like it and bring it with her to any occasion.


Chopsticks are most commonly made of bamboo and Vietnamese people usually use chopstick to pick up pieces of food during the meal. You just see chopsticks in our country and some Asian country such as China, Japan, and Korea right? When you comeback your country, I think you have no chance to see again. Therefore, I think you should buy chopstick before returning your country. Chopsticks will be the special gift for your family.


Shoes in Hoian are also very rich in design. The sellers are very enthusiastic and hospitable so I am sure you will find pleasant shoes. Especially in Hoian, footwear looks very cute and soft. Footwear is sold in many shops in the street and the markets in Hoian. Let’s choose one when you visit Hoian.

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6. Painting

With mostly water and oil based pieces decorating the wall the pictures for sale here are all by local painters. Most revolve around traditional Vietnamese life including nature, people and costumes; many depict a bygone era. There are some outstanding works of art for sale by very talented local artisans.

7. Tohe

If you visit Hoian you can see a lot of old women sell Tòhe in the street. This kind of product is very famous in Hoian and attracts most of tourists when they come here. The price is very cheap (just 2000 VND or 20000 VND depending on the size of Tòhe) and it looks so strange and special.

These things are very popular in Hoian and some you haven’t seen elsewhere so let’s buy some of them if you visit Hoian. It would be so nice to have some souvenirs from Hoi An for your beloved when you are back

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