Top 10 Turkish Souvenirs to Bring Home

When a tourist visits Turkey, he is keen to acquire a number of souvenirs to gift to relatives and friends after his return, or to keep them to bring back memories and events of the trip.

These souvenirs have more meaning than gifts, they are one of the best ways to show appreciation to others.

Also, placing souvenirs in prominent places in the house, opens the way for interesting conversations in social gatherings.

Due to the cultural, historical, and geographical specificity of Turkey, the souvenirs that can be acquired during a visit are countless.

Although the nature of souvenirs requires that they be of long-lived materials, the specificity of some Turkish food products has made them at the forefront of gifts that tourists are keen to buy and gift to others, such as tea, coffee, and sweets.

These are the top 10 souvenirs to buy from Turkey:

1- Carpet

Carpets in Turkey are not just a product or commodity, but rather a cultural heritage that expresses a centuries-old history.

Carpets are an essential feature of the elegance that enriches the Turkish house and gives it a unique and refined value.

Turkish rugs have many advantages, perhaps the most prominent of which are the unique designs and delicate decorations that are unique to them.

Turkish carpets are also characterized by their high density, which ensures their durability and strength and extends their life.

2- Copper Works

Turkey is famous for its handicrafts in general and copper works in particular, and skilled coppersmiths markets are spread throughout most of the country.

Turkish copperware is distinguished by its high quality, accuracy of manufacture, and moderate prices.

This type of handicraft includes household utensils, copper antiques, heritage products, cups, coffee cups, teapots, chandeliers, trays, and many more.

3- Jewelry and Precious Stones

Turkey ranks second in the world in the production of jewelry and ninth in its export.

Turkey also ranks 17th among the largest gold exporters, with a value of $ 5 billion annually.

The demand for Turkish gold is increasing in the global market due to its diversity, moderate prices, and high quality.

There are many golds, silver, and jewelry companies and factories in Turkey, including:

4- Turkish Coffee

Turkish coffee, a name that has a smell. A name that makes the one who pronounces it travels to a dreamy land that captivates the heart and mind with its pleasant aroma.

Talking about Turkish coffee alone makes one’s soul long for a sip of this magical drink.

What many may not know is that Turkey does not grow coffee beans in the country due to the land and climate not being suitable for it.

But since coffee made its way to Turkey in the 16th century, the Turks have learned how to transform these beans into a shape and flavor that the world now loves.

The coffee industry in Turkey has grown and many names became world-famous in Turkish coffee and these companies are now exporting to many different countries around the World:

5- Turkish Tea

Tea is considered the number one traditional and popular drink in the world, and the situation is no different in Turkey, especially as it is one of the best producers and exporters.

There are many companies producing, packaging, and exporting tea, including:

6- Chocolate

Turkey tops the list of countries exporting sweets and chocolate, especially with the presence of large numbers of factories and companies producing this product that is accepted by adults before young people.

There are many factories and companies in Turkey:

7- Ceramic Artifacts

Ceramic artifacts reflect an ancient history and a deep heritage that stretches back hundreds and thousands of years.

Ceramic works have a lot of advantages, foremost of which is their ability to give great positive energy in the place.

Turkish Ceramic artifacts are also distinguished by their distinctive shapes, attractive colors, and inscriptions.

This Ceramic has a great ability to resist weather factors and maintain its shape for many years, without losing its beauty and luster.

8- Clothes

Turkey is currently one of the most important suppliers of clothes and textiles of all kinds, which made it ranked 6th in the world in exports of the ready-made garment industry.

In Turkey, all types of clothes and textiles are available, with contemporary and classic designs, including:

Women’s Clothing.                    Menswear.                   Socks.
Gloves and scarves.                   Evening Wear.            Sportswear.
Cotton Clothes.                          Wool Clothes.              Silk Clothes.
Winter Clothes.                          Summer Clothes.

There are many famous Turkish brands in the clothing, leather products, and accessories sector, including:

9- Bags

Bags have many and varied types, including women, sports, or students, and also those for travel, shopping, or infants.

Not only that, but each type has countless models, and even one model is made with different materials.

Thus this product has a huge following not only for necessity but also for luxury.

Turkey has been characterized over the past years by many products that have become milestones at the international level, which many seek to acquire.

In Turkey, many factories and companies sell bags of all kinds, including:

10- Shoes

Turkey’s interest in developing its industries was not limited to specific products but extended to include many sectors, especially in the shoe industry.

This sector is not new to the Turkish market, as its history extends to the Ottoman Empire, where shoes were distinguished by their unique designs and distinguished materials.


In Turkey, there are many shoe companies and factories that have a wide local and international fame, due to their high-quality products and good prices, the most prominent of which are:

basics in a small workshop in 1960, today is the undisputed leader of Turkey’s shoe market. FLO, which employs more than 9,700 and indirectly close to 30,000 people, sells 55 million pairs of shoes annually. Reaching almost every point with Turkey’s Store FLOOR, nearly 500 stores in the country, while abroad, serves over 100 stores in 20 countries.

Kinetix, reflecting the energy, colorfulness, and dynamism of youth, is the best-selling sports shoe brand of Turkey. Kinetix, meeting with its consumers at 1100 sales spots all around Turkey. Kinetix performs sales of approximately 12 million pairs of sports shoes per year.

Tergan started his business career by producing belts in 1972, since then Tergan became a brand with export contributing a significant amount to the national economy. Tergan has 40 stores in Turkey and 13 franchise stores abroad in England, Ukraine, Bulgaria and UAE.

Hotiç was established by Salih Hotiç in 1938 and is shoes and accessories brand manufacturing unique and elegant designs suitable for the lifestyles of modern men and women. It created "Hotiç line" by causing addiction and getting classical by combining its quality with hand workmanship as well as the flawless technology with its wide designer staff. Hotiç, today, has 98 sales points at the biggest Shopping Malls and the most prestigious street stores both in Turkey and abroad.

Providing service in the Turkish market with over 1000 color and model options in the summer and winter season, 15 stores in exclusive locations and shopping malls, and over 500 sales points. Hammer Jack exports its products to 25 countries in 2 modern buildings of 15000 m2. Hammer Jack is equipped with the most advanced technology and integrated production facilities in Turkey; produces waterproof, outdoor, men's, women's, children's shoes and boots, complementary accessories.

The Turkish market is also full of many factories and other powerful companies, including: 

How can I buy products from Turkey and ship them through Yollando?

  • Whether the purchase is made, in person, through the Internet, or an intermediary, the issue of shipping and sending goods may take a lot of time and money.
  • This matter was focused by Yollando Company, and provided its customers with the opportunity to buy Turkish products at local prices, and have them shipped to the door of the house.

Ways to buy from Turkey

The First Way:

  • Buying directly from the websites, then “Yollando” will ship the product as soon as it reaches your address in Turkey.

The Second Way:

  • Send to “Yollando” a link to the product, using the (Buy For Me) service, and Yollando will buy it for you.

How can I use “Yollando“? 

  • Register on the website of “Yollando“, and get your own unique address in Turkey.
  • Buy the product you want, or let the company buy it for you.
  • Wait for your product to arrive at your address in Turkey and the Yollando team will add it to your account.
  • After you have the packages you’re expecting you can have them shipped to your address by selecting them all.

Advantages of Buying Using “Yollando

  • The possibility of purchasing without limits.
  • Yollando” has agreements with shipping companies, which saves more than 20% of expenses.
  • Company deals with major international shipping companies: (Sky Net Express – DHL Express – UPS Express – Aramex).
  • Yollando” saves you many shipping expenses in case you buy more than one product, by combining these products in one shipment, packing them, and sending them to your home.
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