I wonder what kind of sundries are available in Thailand, I want to buy some cute tropical sundries and basket bags as souvenirs! Some people are looking forward to going to Thailand.
Some people look forward to going to Thailand because they want to buy cute tropical goods and basket bags as souvenirs.
However, I think there are people who mainly go sightseeing and don’t have much time to visit general stores.
In this article, I would like to introduce you to some cute and easy to find sundries that are often sold in markets, night markets, and shopping centers in the center of Bangkok.
In addition to the prices and places to buy them, I will also describe the quality of the products.
I’ll introduce you to some must-have basket bags and pouches for women!
★ We recommend that you use mail order to smartly prepare souvenirs for your company or acquaintances. You can buy elephant-shaped chocolates and dried fruits for not that much different from local prices. Appreciate Shopping for Yourself in Thailand
Take a look at Thai Souvenirs at JTB Mail Order
- Tropical basket bag
- Handmade accessories
- You can get it for .50! Thai silk
- Colorful Chiang Mai goods
- Bags by “Naraya,” a popular brand from Thailand
- Pouch with elephant print
- Thai pants recommended as a souvenir for men
- Thai traditional Celadon baked
- Tropical style dress
- Only one in the world. Original passport case
- If you are in Thailand on Saturday or Sunday, go to Chatuchak Market, a treasure trove of general merchandise
- MBK Center also has many cute goods!
- Thai Souvenirs You Can Buy by Mail Order
- Petite goods in Thailand are cheap and cute
- How to book a trip to Thailand at the best price
Tropical basket bag
A tropical basket bag is one of the things you want to buy in Thailand.
Especially at Chatuchak Weekend Market, which is held only on Saturdays and Sundays, you can decorate and make your own bag!
Where to buy
Markets, MBK, and places where tourists gather. Original basket bags can be made at Madame Kapi (section17 soi9/4) in Chatuchak Weekend Market.
I think the quality varies to be honest. You should check the mesh to make sure it is not moldy or rotten. Madame Kapi’s original ones are just decorated with glue, so depending on how you use them, they may come off.
700 baht ($23.55), including the large basket bag decoration.
I bought a large basket bag, so it was expensive, but I think a small one can be made for about 400 baht ($13.45) including decorations.
Thailand is also rich in accessories. From colorful ones to delicate pearl bracelets, there was plenty to choose from.
Where to buy
I often saw them at markets, night markets, and shopping malls.
I think it depends on the item, but the ones I bought had no quality problems at all, and I have continued to use them in Japan.
From 20 baht ($0.67)
You can get it for .50! Thai silk
When you think of Thailand, you think of silk! You can find a wide range of products, from high quality ones like Jim Thompson’s, which popularized Thai silk, to petit-price ones that can be bought for about $3.50.
Where to buy
The petite ones are always easy to find in places like markets, where you can find them.
Jim Thompson has stores in places like Dom An Airport and Siam Paragon, and there is also an outlet store in Sukhumvit.
You can find Jim Thompson stores at
List of Jim Thompson stores
Items that can be purchased inexpensively are prone to fraying, so handle them with care.
For gifts to your loved ones, it is advisable to buy a proper brand like Jim Thompson instead of the market.
100 baht ($3.36) for a cheap one at the market.
Colorful Chiang Mai goods
The goods made in Chiang Mai in northern Thailand are all colorful and cute. And you can buy a small pouch for about $1.40!
Where to buy
There are Chiang Mai general stores in Bangkok where tourists gather to buy Chiang Mai goods. I often saw them in markets and MBK.
The small pouches are beautifully embroidered and very easy to use. The embroidery does not come loose. Buying in bulk in different colors is a must.
From 40 baht ($1.40)
Bags by “Naraya,” a popular brand from Thailand
Naraya is a popular brand from Thailand. The large ribbon is the trendy mark of the brand, and the reason for its popularity is its inexpensive, high quality products.
There are various types of bags, from colorful patterned ones to simple mature bags.
Where to buy
Naraya is often found in large shopping malls in Thailand.
You can find them at MBK, Siam Paragon, and Terminal 21.
Naraya stores are listed below.
List of NaRaYa stores.
Easy to use tote bags can be bought for less than $10 and are of high quality and sturdy construction. .
I also use it every day to commute to work with my lunch box and water bottle, and it doesn’t lose its shape at all.
285 baht ($9.58) for a tote bag
Pouch with elephant print
The elephant patterned pouches that are so typical of Thailand can be bought for less than $0.40 and are perfect for handing out as souvenirs. You can put candy and other souvenirs inside this pouch and give them away.
They come in a variety of patterns, so you might want to get one in a different color.
Where to buy
We saw them everywhere where there are a lot of tourists; there are several stores that carry them at MBK and Chatuchak Weekend Market.
Because of the price, the pattern tends to bleed a little, but it doesn’t seem to come off easily when you use it normally.
10 baht ($0.33)
Thai pants recommended as a souvenir for men
Thai pants are recommended for both men and women.
They feel like pants, and can be worn easily even in hot Thailand. They are also very popular in Japan in the summer.
Where to buy
You can find them in markets, shopping malls, and other places where tourists gather.
I thought that the thin fabric would tear easily. I thought they would tear easily, but surprisingly, they did not. I have no problem wearing them indoors.
Points for choosing
The size is free size unless otherwise stated.
Strangely enough, they are perfect for both women and men to wear. They are also easy to make into souvenirs.
Sometimes there are big sizes, so be careful not to make a mistake.
100 baht ($3.36)
Thai traditional Celadon baked
Celadon ware is made in northern Thailand. Seradon ware is a light yellow-green color with a beautiful cracked pattern. It is made in Chiang Mai, but can also be found in Bangkok.
The bowl in the image below has an elephant pattern and is very cute.
Where to buy
There were a few stores at Chatuchak Weekend Market in Bangkok.
Celadon ware is a little thicker and does not break as easily. When I bought it, it was wrapped in plastic wrap and I was able to bring it back to Japan safely. It is thick and sturdy, so I continue to use it without any breakage.
190 baht ($6.39) for a teacup
Tropical style dress
A tropical dress is also a must buy in Thailand. You can buy a dress for less than $10, and the gorgeous colors of the dress will look great in photos.
Where to buy
They are often sold in markets and tourist spots. I bought mine on the 6th floor of MBK and at a night market I passed by.
I thought they would be flimsy and might tear, but they were fine. The sewing is rough, but I didn’t mind wearing it. When it’s as hot as it is in Thailand, the thin, flimsy fabric is cool and comfortable.
200 to 300 baht ($6.72 to $10.09)
Only one in the world. Original passport case
You can make your own original passport case, which is often seen at night markets and markets such as Chatuchak Market in Thailand. You can choose your own cover, select charms, and add your name to it.
Where to buy
Chatuchak Weekend Market and other night markets
From 65 baht ($2.18 and up)
If you are in Thailand on Saturday or Sunday, go to Chatuchak Market, a treasure trove of general merchandise
Every Saturday and Sunday only, a market is held in Chatuchak.
This market is said to be the largest in Southeast Asia, and there are many stores selling general merchandise.
If you are in Thailand on Saturdays and Sundays, I recommend buying sundry souvenirs at Chatuchak Market.
Basic Information about Chatuchak Market
Opening hours: 9:00 – 18:00
Opening days: Saturday and Sunday
Address: สวนจตุจักร Kamphaeng Phet 2 Rd, Chatuchak, Bangkok 10900 Thailand
▼ Chatuchak Market is covered in detail in the following article.
MBK Center also has many cute goods!
If you can’t go to Chatuchak Market because of the day of the week, you can go to MBK Center near Siam.
MBK Center is a mall where you can find the same sundries that are sold at Chatuchak Market.
It is also air-conditioned, so it is easy to shop there.
MBK Center Basic Information
Opening hours: 11:30 – 21:00
Closed: No holidays
Address: 4A1119 444 Phayathai Rd, Khwaeng Wang Mai, Phaya Thai, Bangkok 10330 Thailand.
▼ For more information about MBK Center, please refer to the following article.
Bangkok also has a night market that is held every day.
It is smaller than the Chatuchak Market which is held on weekends, but there are many sundry shops to stop by.
One-piece dresses, enamel goods, basket bags, accessories, and other miscellaneous goods can be found at all night markets.
The following night markets are open every day in Bangkok!
- Art Box
- Rachadh Railway Market
- Asiatic Market
Thai Souvenirs You Can Buy by Mail Order
You can actually buy Thai souvenirs by mail order. You can buy the following items on the JTB website.
You can buy the following items from the JTB website. If you want to give out souvenirs to your friends and colleagues, you can do so by mail order, so you don’t have to worry about finding souvenirs when you get there.
- Dried fruits
- Milk chocolate in elephant shape
- Elephant shaped cookies
- Thai Coconut Flakes
- Harn Rice Soap
- Benjarong ware small container
- Incense Set
Advantages of buying souvenirs by mail order
I have actually bought souvenirs from Thailand by mail order, and have found the following advantages.
- You don’t have to worry about buying souvenirs locally
- You can get souvenirs rather cheaply (about $10 for a box of milk chocolates)
- 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 to give away by mail order, and enjoy sightseeing and shopping for yourself while you’re there! There is no need to be exhausted by choosing souvenirs to give away.
You don’t have to be exhausted by choosing souvenirs to give away. You can buy souvenirs on the JTB website, so you can prepare souvenirs to give away here.
Shopping in Thailand with a credit card
When shopping in Thailand, credit cards are recommended.
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 recommended to pay with a card basically. There are many stores in Thailand where you can pay by card.
Do not carry too much cash on you. .
When shopping in Thailand, it is safer to be connected to the Internet
While shopping, it is recommended to be connected to the Internet so that you can do some research.
If you can’t connect to the Internet, you may not be able to get to the store you want to go to, or you may have to give up buying something because you don’t understand the words on the product…
But if you have pocket wifi, you can connect to the Internet at any time and shop in comfort.
Petite goods in Thailand are cheap and cute
In Thailand, you can buy cute sundries for less than a dollar, and you can buy them at convenient places for sightseeing such as MBK, Night Market, Chatuchak Market, etc. Try to find your favorite ones.
Thailand souvenir articles are summarized below.
How to book a trip to Thailand at the best price
For tours, HIS is by far the cheapest.
Among travel agencies, HIS is by far the cheapest.
A four-day tour of Thailand, including airfare (including surcharges), hotel, and meals, was available from the $200s.
Normally, a round-trip air ticket alone costs close to 30,000 yen, so I think this is a very economical tour. →Look at Thailand travel at HIS.
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