St. Petersburg is not only cultural but also tourist capital of Russia. As in each tourist city besides numerous sightseeing attractions there are plenty of souvenir shops. Visiting new city or country we always want to take with us something as a memory, e.g. some local food and drinks or a souvenir.
Nowadays in St. Petersburg there are as many souvenir shops as museums if not even more. You have a big choice in such kind of shops. You can find there almost everything from cheap magnets and simple matryoshka dolls (nesting dolls) to fur goods and expensive amber goods. The price depends on quality, used materials, size and time consumed. For example, the price of matryoshka doll starts from 4 USD and goes up to several thousand USD.
What do people usually buy as a souvenir? They buy certainly matryoshka dolls in traditional and contemporary style, handmade and hand painted lacquer miniature boxes, copies of famous Faberge Easter eggs, variety of Amber designed jewelry etc.
If you are in St. Petersburg right now or you are planning to visit our beautiful city in winter time we would recommend you to get besides mentioned traditional souvenirs also winter gifts such as:
– Vodka and caviar. They complement one another very well. They say a shot of vodka is also a good kind of medicine. It preserves you from catching cold;
– Shawls – a good present for any female friend or relative. They are not only beautiful but also very warm;
– Fur hats. You should have it while you are in Russia! It will keep your head warm.
If you are on a tour with us our professional guides will show you the best gift shops in the city with high quality goods and reasonable prices.0