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MEMORABLE SOUVENIRS FROM GHANA

When you travel to an exotic country like Ghana your friends and family definitely can’t wait to unwrap that special souvenir you brought from them. Everywhere you go in Ghana you can find amazing souvenirs that will put a huge smile on the face of your loved one. And don’t forget to buy some memorable souvenirs for yourself!

You can find the souvenir shops at all the local markets, or even on the road side where the street vendors will be happy to help you. Don’t forget to bargain, the price offered to at first time is double or triple the price you should pay! If your time in Ghana is too short to go shopping do not worry; the airport departure hall has a souvenir shop as well but of course prices are much higher.

Cloth

Whether you prefer handmade batik, wax or Ghana’s special woven Kente; cloths come in many variaties. Imagine how that piece of cloth will look on you, your wall, as a table cloth or if you let someone make nice pillowcases out of it. Take a few yards home and be creative! The possibilities are endless.

Wooden crafts

Ghanaians are amazing craftsmen. Its unbelievable what they can make from a piece of wood. From decorative figures to masks in all sizes, you can find it all at the local markets. A special souvenir may be a wooden stool. The stools are not only being used in Ghana by the chiefs but are also used in every home as a chair. They range from small to very large and from simple to adorned with Ghanaian symbols. If you have a friend who wishes to become pregnant, you should definitely bring her a perfectly crafted fertility doll!

African drum

Ghanaians love music. You can hear the beat of the drum everywhere you go because it is an important part of the Ghanaian culture. At several art shops you can find African drums in all sizes. They are fun to play with but also can be used as colorful decoration in your living room. If you don’t mind to carry it along as hand luggage then go for the bigger size. But a small drum looks great on your side table or on that top shelve in your home as well.

Beads

Beads are worn by many people in Ghana, not only women! Most Ghanaian beads are handmade by artists who follow a special process, so each bead is unique. They come in different shapes, sizes, colors and materials and can be used to make bracelets or necklaces or they can even be very decorative in a wooden bowl.

Delicacies

There is a number of special food items you may got addicted to during your visit to Ghana and would like to bring home. Ghana is known for it’s good quality of cocoa beans. Most of it’s cocoa is for export but Kingsbite is the best known local brand of chocolate bars sold all over Ghana. It comes in different flavors and sizes, and at the local supermarkets you can even find a Kingsbite Giftbox. For your friends who love hot stuff, you could bring a jar of shito. This  spicy shrimp/pepper paste is delicious with all sorts of rice dishes. It is advisable to buy it in a local supermarket in a sealed jar. Go for mild or hot!

 

 

Paintings

Whether you go to a professional Art Gallery or buy your canvas on the beach, Ghanaian paintings are unique and make the perfect souvenir. Colorful market scenes or relaxing beach scenes, playing children or maybe a portret of yourself. Choose your design and take home that special memory on canvas.

 

 

Personal Care Products

The best natural super foods for your body grow in African trees! Shea butter and coconut oil products can be found everywhere in Ghana. Shea butter is a fat extracted from the nut of the African Shea Tree, found all over Ghana. The shea butter is widely used in cosmetics as a moisturizer in skin- and hair products and it helps repair damages skin. Coconut oil cleans and moisturizes the skin and is also added to many cosmetic products. African women have been using it for hundreds of years to sooth their skin and hair so you should definitely give it a try!

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