In this article, I will introduce souvenirs to buy in Taiwan, divided into miscellaneous goods, cosmetics, and sweets.
In this article, we will introduce some of the things that we actually bought in Taipei, so please take a look at them for reference.
We also introduce souvenirs to give away, as well as cute sundries.
Taiwan is a fun place to shop, with lots of cute souvenirs, even at petite prices!
★ If you want to buy souvenirs to give away to company members or friends, it is cheap and easy to buy them by mail order. It is cheap and easy to buy souvenirs to give away to company members and friends. You can easily find pineapple cake and other delicious items.
- Retro-cute Taiwanese goods are a must-have souvenir for girls
- Taiwanese cosmetics as souvenirs! From packs to organic cosmetics
- When it comes to Taiwanese sweets, this is it! Introducing souvenirs from the standard to those to be given away
- If you want to buy Taiwanese souvenirs at the supermarket, go to Carrefour
- Taiwanese souvenirs that can be bought by mail order
- How to book a trip to Taiwan at a discount
Retro-cute Taiwanese goods are a must-have souvenir for girls
1. A basket bag made of plastic bands for packaging
This basket bag, made of plastic band for packaging, is sturdy and has a cute design.
I bought a large basket bag to use when I go to the supermarket for shopping.
Of course there are many sizes and colors to choose from. A large basket bag costs a little over $5, so it’s affordable!
This basket bag is from a popular store called “Gao Jian Tub Store” on Dihua Street.
They have a wide variety of cute basket bags and kitchen goods, and for me, it was a store full of things I wanted.
Price: $150 NTW ($5.70 USD)
Where to buy: Gao Jian Oke Store
Gao Jian Tub Store
Address: No. 204, Sec. 1, Dihua St., Taipei City
Opening hours: 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Closed: Open all year round (closed for about 5 days during Chinese New Year)
2. Clear colors are cute! Bright bamboo luncheon mat
I also bought this luncheon mat at the TGao Jian Tub Store. I bought it in two colors, yellow and green.
They are cute luncheon mats with clear, bright colors.
They also had a wide selection of other colors, including pink and red.
Price: $120 NTW ($4.56 USD) per piece
Where to buy: Gao Jian Tub Store
3. It’s been used in Taiwan for ages! Nylon bag made of fisherman’s net
A nylon bag made of fisherman’s net. It has been used in Taiwan for a long time and is one of Taiwan’s representative goods.
It can get wet without a problem and dries quickly, so it is sure to have many uses. They are reasonably priced, so why not buy one to try?
If you want to buy this nylon bag, Dihua Street is the place to go.
4. Retro cute! China shoes
I didn’t get to buy any this time, but I did find some cute Chinese shoes in Taiwan, so I thought it would be nice to buy some for myself as a souvenir.
Just looking at them all lined up together is enough to make you excited!
At a store called Ding Long Department Store, you can buy a pair of Chinese shoes for about $12!
Take a look at the hashtag on Instagram. (Reference: Dinglong Department)
Basic Information of Dinglong Department Store
Address: No. 42, Section 1, Wuchang St, Zhongzheng District, Taipei City, Taiwan 100
Opening hours: 10:00 – 19:00
Closed: Basically no holidays
5. Fashionable and easy-to-use masking tape. Limited edition patterns for Jiufen!
Masking tapes seem to be even more popular in Taiwan than in Japan, and I saw masking tapes with patterns limited to tourist spots.
Souvenir shops in Jiufen also sell Jiufen limited edition masking tape. It’s a great way to preserve the memories of your trip.
6. Cute little bird patterns! In Blooom, where you can buy Taiwanese-style cloth goods as souvenirs
If you want to buy cloth goods in Taiwan, please visit “In Blooom” on Dihua Street.
If you want to buy cloth goods in Taiwan, please visit “Inka Le” on Dihua Street.
I bought a computer case. It looks like a flower pattern, but in fact each one has a little bird on it!
There were also many other sundries such as pouches, aprons, and luncheon mats that girls would surely love.
Price: $750 NTW ($28.50 USD) for a computer case
Where to buy: In Blooom
Dihua Street, a town recommended for girls who like groceries.
If you want to buy Taiwanese goods to take home as souvenirs, I recommend visiting the wholesale district called Dihua Street.
It is a place that has been dealing mainly with dry goods and cloths for a long time, but has recently attracted attention with its collection of fashionable general merchandise stores.
As a lover of general merchandise, I couldn’t resist this town.
It is about a 10-minute walk from Exit 2 of the North Gate MRT station.
The area is large, so depending on the store you want to visit, it may be better to walk from a different station. Please check carefully.
▼ For more information about Dihua Street, please refer to the following article.
Taiwanese cosmetics as souvenirs! From packs to organic cosmetics
7. A must buy! Taiwan’s best cosmetic packs
If you are going to buy Taiwanese cosmetics as a souvenir, don’t miss out on buying a pack.
There are more varieties than in Japan, and they are more affordable. In particular, the “My Beautiful Diary” pack is very popular in Japan.
I’ve tried it myself, and it is characterized by the large amount of serum it contains. It contains so much that I was able to moisturize not only my face but also my body.
Some of the products are only available in Taipei, so be sure to get some!
Price: about $1 per sheet
Where to buy: Inside Taipei Main Station
8. Cute packaging! Shiseido’s lipstick limited to Taiwan
Shiseido’s colored lips are often talked about on social media. I didn’t buy them because I couldn’t find them in bulk, but I regret it a little.
It comes in a cute package as you can see in the picture, so I think it would make a great souvenir.
9. Ginger cosmetics from Taiwan’s leading brand “Ginger Shin Bee Shin”
Ginger is used in all of their products.
You might think that ginger smells harsh, but I bought a hand cream with a gentle rose and ginger scent.
When I put it on, it made me feel all warm and fuzzy! If you have a sensitivity to cold, you should definitely give this a try.
Price: about $15
Where to buy: There are several stores in Taipei. I went to the Seipin Bookstore.
Taiwanese cosmetic store “Yuan” popular for its herbal soaps
Speaking of Taiwanese cosmetics, the herbal soaps of “A Yuan” are also popular. The price is a little high, but the quality is very high.
A Yuan also has a store in Jiufen.
Price: about $8 to $15 per soap
When it comes to Taiwanese sweets, this is it! Introducing souvenirs from the standard to those to be given away
10. Taiwanese souvenirs you can buy at the airport! Chocolate flavored pineapple cake
I’m sure many people have received pineapple cake as a souvenir from Taiwan.
Pineapple cake is one of the most popular souvenirs, but there are also stores that sell chocolate-flavored pineapple cake.
The chocolate-flavored pineapple cake at Ichinoken is not too sweet and has an elegant taste, making it a good souvenir. .
It’s not too sweet and has an elegant taste, making it a good souvenir. Pineapple cake is also available at Taoyuan Airport, so you can buy some before you go home.
Price: $240 NTW ($9.12 USD)
Where to buy: Ichinoiken
It’s easy to buy souvenirs to give away by mail order
By the way, if you want to buy Taiwanese souvenirs such as pineapple cake to give away, you can buy them by mail order and have them delivered to your home.
The price is also reasonable at $9 for a pack of 9 pieces. It is hard to buy a lot of souvenirs to give away, so be smart about it and be prepared.
11. Ichinoken’s honey sponge cake is also excellent!
I also bought a honey sponge cake at Ichinoken. It is a sweet sponge cake, but it was moist, fluffy and delicious.
When we were there, they let us taste the pineapple cake and sponge cake in the store. You can buy them after tasting them, so you can choose your souvenirs with peace of mind.
Price: $250 NTW ($9.50 USD)
Where to buy: Yizhixuan
12. Pineapple cake and mango cake from the supermarket for scattering
It’s hard to give out souvenirs to your company, friends, and anyway many people.
In such cases, you can buy delicious pineapple cakes and mango cakes at supermarkets.
We bought ours at Carrefour.
Price: $100 TW ($3.80 USD)
Where to buy: Supermarket Carrefour
13. Speaking of tropical countries, dried fruits! Mangoes to eat in Taiwan as a souvenir
Taiwan is a tropical country and is famous for its mangoes. If you buy dried fruits to take back home, you will be able to enjoy the tropical atmosphere even after you return home.
In Taiwan, I found a wide variety of dried fruits available at convenience stores and supermarkets.
I think it would be a good idea to buy a few during your trip and find your favorites.
Price: $199 TW ($7.56 USD)
Where to buy: Supermarket Carrefour
14. Milk tea that can be made by pouring hot water, a nice souvenir to receive
The milk tea that you can make by pouring hot water from Lipton is very tasty.
The jasmine scent of the tea is soft and not too sweet, making it easy to drink.
The tea comes in small portions, so it is perfect as a souvenir to give away. I gave them to the girls in my office. I gave it to the girls in my office, and the picture of the nine minutes on the bag gives it a Taiwanese feel!
Price: $129 TW ($4.90 USD)
Where to buy: Carrefour
15. Milk tea in a cute drink bottle
In Taiwan, many teas are sold in cute bottles. The one in the photo can be purchased at a convenience store.
The pink bottle with the lace pattern is so cute!
It is hard to find such a cute bottle in Japan, so I recommend it as a souvenir.
By the way, this pink bottle is rose milk tea flavored, and it smells like roses.
Price: $28 TW ($1.06 USD)
Where to buy: Convenience stores
If you want to buy Taiwanese souvenirs at the supermarket, go to Carrefour
If you want to buy Taiwanese souvenirs at a supermarket, I recommend Carrefour. Carrefour is a good place to buy Taiwanese souvenirs, especially if you want to buy orthodox ones.
We first went to a local supermarket, but they only sold daily necessities, and we couldn’t find any pineapple cake.
So we decided to go to Carrefour, a large supermarket. Carrefour, which has a large store, was so well stocked that they had a souvenir corner.
So, unless you want to buy things that locals usually buy, I think you should go to Carrefour supermarket if you are looking for so-called Taiwanese souvenirs.
Taiwanese souvenirs that can be bought by mail order
Taiwanese souvenirs can actually be purchased by mail order. You can buy the following items on the JTB website.
- Pineapple cake
- Chun Shui Tang’s tapioca flavored chocolate
- Mango Pudding
- Mango gummies
- Pineapple Chocolate
- Taiwan Fruit Nougat
- Taiwanese tea
- Small Package Set
You can choose from a whopping 70 types of Taiwanese souvenirs!
The benefits of buying souvenirs by mail order
I have actually bought French souvenirs by mail order and found the following advantages.
- You don’t have to worry about buying souvenirs locally
- You can get souvenirs rather cheaply (a box of chocolate crepes from Maxim’s de Paris is about $13)
- The taste is delicious
- A wide variety to choose from
- No need to carry heavy luggage locally
- No Japanese notation, so you won’t know you bought it in Japan
- You can specify the time of delivery
It’s a little more expensive than buying locally, but considering the time and transportation costs of searching around for souvenirs locally, I felt it was a good deal.
Be smart about preparing souvenirs for distribution by mail order, and enjoy sightseeing and shopping for yourself when you are there! There is no need to be exhausted by choosing souvenirs to give away.
The story of how it was so easy to buy a Taiwanese souvenir through mail order in two minutes.I used a souvenir shopping site that I was curious about, and it was so easy to buy something that I could finish choosing in two minutes and that was affordable and would make me happy. In particular, the JTB souvenir shopping site has a large number of items, and the site is easy to use. In this article, I will explain my impressions of buying Taiwanese souvenirs by mail order and how to order them….
Credit cards are recommended for shopping in Taiwan.
When shopping in Taiwan, we recommend using credit cards.
The reason for this is that when you get pickpocketed, having a lot of cash on you will cause more damage.
You can stop a credit card right away with a phone call, so it is better to pay with a card basically. There are many stores in Taiwan that accept cards.
While shopping, it is safer to be connected to the Internet
When you are shopping in Taiwan, it is recommended that you connect to the Internet so that you can do some research.
If you don’t have access to the Internet, you may not be able to get to the store you want to visit, or you may have to give up buying something because you don’t understand the words on the product…
But with pocket wifi, you can connect to the Internet at any time and shop in comfort.
How to book a trip to Taiwan at a discount
For tours, HIS is by far the cheapest
I compared several travel agencies, and HIS is by far the cheapest for Taiwan travel.
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A four-day tour to Jiouquan and Suquan with airfare (including surcharge), hotel, and meals starts at $300. This is an easy and affordable tour because it takes you to both Jiouquan and Suquan where you can raise lanterns by bus.
Taiwan is a country full of cute and delicious foods.
If you have enough time in your schedule, please visit Dihua Street to find your favorite goods.
Have a great trip!
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