6 Souvenirs to Hunt in Bali

Bali is one of the most famous tourist destinations in the world. Whether you stand in front of its pristine beaches or beautiful temples, you’ll be eager to bring back something from this island. There are souvenirs from Bali that can be purchased with Indonesia currency or dollars.

However, most sellers prefer to sell goods in Indonesian currency or rupiah. You can exchange them first before choosing some Balinese souvenirs, which will remind you of the memories spent on this beautiful island.

Balinese souvenirs

1. Balinese Signature Fabrics

Everywhere you go in Bali, you will see shops selling sarongs with traditional motifs such as Batik and Ikkat for women, while for men it would be a black and white plaid.

Most Balinese sarongs are about 2 meters long, which you can use for anything. For many tourists, Balinese sarong or long cloth is the perfect souvenir.

2. Wind Chimes

Wind chimes are also souvenirs that you can find in most markets, such as Sukawati or Ubud or in Sanur Bali. Most wind chimes in Bali are made of bamboo, not the metal you often find elsewhere.

3. Wooden Mask

Mask is one of the most famous Balinese souvenirs. You can get them in various shapes, motifs, and sizes. The Buddha mask is becoming one of the most popular. Most tourists like wooden masks because of their beautiful motifs.

4. Balinese Kite

When you come to Bali, you will often see kites flying in the sky of Kuta beach. Kites in Bali come in various forms, even the ones that resemble ships. In Ubud Market, many kites are sold in different shapes with bright colors.

Flying a kite in Bali is considered a sign of prosperity; the Balinese believe that playing a kite can make Dewa (God) Indra happy.

5. Dream Catcher

Another favorite Balinese souvenir is Dream Catcher. This item is like a circle filled with net that makes it look like a web decorated with lots of furs. Dream Catcher is believed to help your dreams come true by “catching” them.

Dream Catcher is a Balinese souvenir that young people like to hang on their room door.

6. Coffee Beans

Coffee in Indonesia has many variations, but you should also try the one in Bali. You can get Balinese coffee beans on the roadside of Ubud and Kuta. The texture is thick, soft, and rough.

Coffee beans are an excellent idea for souvenirs, especially if you’re a caffeine addict. You can buy them even at the Bali airport if you forget to buy them during your holiday in Bali. Don’t forget to exchange money first to IDR (Indonesian Rupiah) if you want to buy Balinese souvenirs above. Not all local traders will accept currency other than rupiah if you are a foreign tourist.