Most people travel to Peru will probably want to buy a souvenir to take home to remind them of Peru Vacation. We’ve compiled a short list of five alternative (and reasonably priced) gift ideas that might be worth.
You will notice when you arrive in the city of Cusco on your way to Machu Picchu to be overwhelmed by hawkers trying to sell all sorts of things. You will soon learn to say “non gracias” as you walk the many cobbled streets of the historic center, the locals trying to sell anything approaching finger puppets large alpaca rugs.
Many of the goods, you will see that stores are packed around the Plaza de Armas mass produced items, some made in Peru, but the majority imported from Bolivia where factories mass-produce items only for the tourist market.
Most of the items are low-quality and cheap, but there are some bargains to be had, and it takes time to look around you can get a great gift to treasure for years to come.
inside a living in Cusco, here are five tips tops quality alternative gift Peru vacation.
1) Baby Alpaca Clothing
alpaca wool is used extensively in Peru for the production of it was high-quality clothing and is widely used in the United States and Europe, before they fleece the invention. Around located in the colonial center of Cusco, you will find many quality shops selling alpaca clothing. Stores such as Kuna, Sol Alpaca, Alpaca Galarie Latina and a real treasure retailers alpaca products. Baby Alpaca the softest materials available and are noticeably higher standard that regular alpaca products. Although some items of clothing are quite expensive, smaller items such as gloves and scarves really very favorable (US $ 20-30), and a large, elegant gift. Avoid street stalls and small shops, because the material is happy to claim the baby alpaca (member) when really it is something totally different.
2) Peruvian handmade jewelry
Jewellry another item that you will see for sale in almost every Cusco street corner. The quality elements can vary greatly and are often difficult to decide whether they want to spend the price is right, or too much. So where do you go for quality jewelery that I can not see the green light as soon as you get home? We recommend that you should check Ilaria, an Italian-owned jewelry store that specializes in products made of pure silver. All the items for sale handmade jewelry Ilaria Peru in Lima factory, and each piece is unique. Although the shop is very expensive items, such as large mirrors and candle holders etc. We also have a nice selection of very small items such as rings, earrings and bracelets beautiful. I have picked up really nice jewelry there are around US $ 30 – 50. Hand-made in Peru by an Italian designer – what could be more beautiful! Larcomar Lima main square and the main business is easy to find in Cusco.
3) the unique Peruvian pottery handmade
The Urubamba in the Sacred Valley of the family-owned business Seminario, a Peruvian pottery company that was producing one-off hand-painted things. The owner Pablo and his wife have been together a nice piece of unique ceramics of the Peruvian tourism market for years, and now world-famous multicolored export opportunities for products from all over the world. The main square of Cusco you can head to the flagship store (next to McDonalds and Peru Rail), where you can browse the many pieces of beautiful items for sale. Small gift does not cost more than US $ 15-20 and include cups, plates, picture frames, ashtrays and mugs, etc. If you want to splash out a bit and US $ 100 and get a really colorful three-piece wall decoration or maybe a nice big bowl of fruit.
4) Ayacucho style of knitting
The different regions of Peru specialize in different things! Ayacucho is famous for its style handmade knitted products, which can make an excellent gift. While not the easiest to find products in streets of the mountain of other knitted products Cusco, is worth the time to look around. Ayacucho knitted alpaca products are typically subject to regular and wool, and a vibrant color that features endured the carrier. The pillowcase sets back US $ 50-75, but smaller items such as a small money purse can buy US $ 10 – 15. One of the best shops in Cusco that these products can be found in the same inner courtyard, a well-known Cicciolina restaurant. As you enter the courtyard on Calle Triunfo head in the right corner.
Finally, the [1945901million] Peru vacations gift is something you do not even heard of! Peru, especially in the regions of Lima, Ica, Pisco and Arequipa are famous for a type of white brandy – known as Pisco. Largely un-available in North America and Europe, strong drink is a perfect gift that can be easily found in any supermarket US $ 15 a bottle. Impress your friends Pisco Sour cocktail of conventional or mix a can of peaches in syrup, to create a semi-sweet and delicious drink.
I hope that you like the alternative gift ideas that I have proposed. If you have an idea that you think is better, please let me know! I’m always open to good ideas and advice.