We all buy souvenirs from our holidays. Perhaps they’re a gift for friends and family, or a little memento to remind you of your fabulous holiday. When you visit Cyprus, there are some gifts that you can take home, that will be so well appreciated. So next time you visit, skip the fridge magnets and novelty t-shirts, and take home something that is truly special and has a real connection with Cyprus.
Bring the tastes of your Cyprus holiday to your own cooking by taking home a bottle of olive oil. Cyprus has been producing olive oils since ancient times, and the climate ensures that it’s truly delicious. A little goes a long way, so it’s a souvenir you can enjoy at home for a long time after you’ve returned, revitalising those holiday memories.
Cyprus is the birthplace of halloumi cheese, so it’s an ideal take-home souvenir. For anyone concerned about travelling with cheese in their suitcase, you can purchase it conveniently vacuum packed, so there’s no leakage and no smell to worry about!
Cyprus is famous for its high quality wines, so be sure to take a tour of one of the many wineries on the island and pick up a bottle or two to take home with you. The perfect drink to savour as you look over all the beautiful photos you took while you were here.
Jams and sweets
You’ll find some truly special jams and sweets in Cyprus, that you’re not likely to get back home. Walnut jam is one such delicacy. Cyprus honey is also rather special and is believed to have healing properties.
Take a trip the Rose Factory in Argos and not only will you learn how the organic cosmetics are made from the locally grown rose leaves, but you’ll also be able to pick up some souvenirs from the gift shop. There’s a wide range of products to choose from and they do make lovely gifts. The smell is divine!
A healthy alternative to chocolate, Cypriots refer to carob as ‘black gold’. You’ll find carob bars readily available in the stores and they make a great gift to take home with you. They’re a thoughtful gift for diabetics or anyone who suffers from allergies too as they’re thought to have some beneficial effects.
If you want a reminder of your holiday that will last forever, then how about some silver jewellery made on the island? You’ll find some stunning pieces that you simply wouldn’t find anywhere else in the world. Silver jewellery is made in the mountain village of Lefkara where residents have worked with silver for over 500 years.
Lace and embroidery
A souvenir that’s as useful as it is beautiful is the lace and embroidery work that’s also produced by the residents of Lefkara village. These stunning works of art make gorgeous table cloths that will be the talking point of every dinner party and a constant reminder of your time in Cyprus.
Great ideas for your next trip to Cyprus
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