Lithuania’s second city offers visitors a wide range of things to take home as gifts and souvenirs. Here’s five of the best and most interesting places to buy them.
The ancient Lithuanians once worshipped bees and still have a soft spot for them, not to mention a sweet tooth for their honey. For a unique and perfect Kaunas gift, visit Bičių Korys, a blast to the past shop selling honey and other bee-related products from local producers.
A top Kaunas sight, the Stumbras Museum is located inside a distillery in the centre of the city that’s been making fine vodka and other strong drinks for over a century. Take a recommended guided tour and exit via the gift shop.
Where to find the best music to buy in Kaunas? The marvellous Plokštelių Parduotuvė sells second-hand recorded music in vinyl and CD formats featuring the occasional gem.
Forget the antique shops and visit Bagažinių Turgus, a large car boot fair that’s definitely worth visiting. An excellent source of Soviet-era trinkets and other historical pieces of design.
For the best traditional Lithuanian gifts and souvenirs, Saulutės Galerija is packed full of things from regional costumes made out of linen to folk art fashioned from amber.