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Visiting Lithuania? Then you must bring back a memento of your trip. Here are the best souvenirs from Lithuania – whether you keep them for yourself or gift them is up to you!
The Best Souvenirs from Lithuania
1. Amber Jewelry (or anything else!)
You’ll find amber products displayed all across the Baltics region. Amber is fossilized tree resin. This rich-colored stone makes beautiful jewelry. You’ll also find it used for other things, such as bottle toppers and keychains. Amber lovers rejoice!
2. Wool products from Lithuania
In a country in which winters are long, you need excellent wool items to keep you warm! Whether you choose a pair of mittens or socks, you know that your extremities will be nice and toasty during the bitter blasts of cold. If you visit in winter, you will certainly appreciate this souvenir!
3. Lithuanian Mead
Mead is a historical drink made of grain, honey, and water. In Lithuanian mead, additional flavors are often added, such as fruits and spices. Lithuanian mead claims to be the oldest alcoholic drink. Stakliskes mead was given the status of culinary heritage in Lithuania in 2002. Warning though that the alcohol content for these can vary greatly from 8 to 25%!
4. Lithuanian Wine
While we’re on the subject of alcohol, we’ve also got to give a nod to Lithuanian wine as a souvenir. Due to its northern location, the land is not traditionally thought of as a wine-producing region. In the past, many wines were based on apples rather than grapes. Modern wine started production in the 1900s. The Anykščiy vynas winery is the largest producer in the county. The wines produced here are often flavored with fruits and other plants, making them a unique Lithuanian souvenir.
5. Beeswax candles and Lithuanian honey
Bees are an important element of Lithuanian heritage. Dating back to pagan days, beekeeping was a medieval traditional job. Since then, Lithuanians create lots of things with honey but the most common ones are beeswax candles and flavored honey. You’ll find honey as a sweetener in many coffee shops.
Because of the wildflowers that grow in the area, the honey is especially tasty. Many people here take a spoonful a day, swearing to its preventative powers. It is a great home remedy for sore throats. Either way, these make for a great memento of your trip.
6. Natural colored linen
Another special way of remembering your trip to Lithuania is to buy linen products. The soft fabric is often found in light colors and used in products as varied as clothing to table linens.
7. Lithuanian Wood products
Due to its vast forested areas, Lithuanians have embraced the art of carving and making wooden objects. These can vary from decorative to useful.
8. Apple cheese
No, this isn’t cheese the way you’re thinking of it. It is named a “cheese” because it comes in the shape of a slice of cheese (a triangle). Made from apples, cloves, and citrus, the traditional apple cheese tastes like a compressed fruit treat. These days, you can also find additional flavorings such as rhubarb or strawberry.
9. Catch all souvenirs
I have all kinds of collectors in my family – from city spoons to thimbles, to magnets, etc. Don’t forget to bring back some extras for anyone you may have forgotten to shop for!
So which of these souvenirs from Lithuania appeal to you?
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Annick, The Common Traveler