Are you looking for California souvenirs? There are lots of fun and unique products to buy or bring home as gifts to friends and family.

Souvenirs are a great way to tell your loved ones that you are thinking about them while traveling. And it’s also something that’s fun to buy for yourself as a memory from your trip in California.

So, do you want to know what to buy in California for your loved ones? Then continue reading below, because here’s a list of the top 10 things to buy in California:

Golden State Coffee

There are several coffee roasters in California that are worth checking out during your stay.

Some of the most popular include; Verve Coffee Roasters, West Coast Roasting, Ritual Coffee Roasters, Wrecking Ball Coffee Roasters, and Augie’s Coffee Roasters.

If you know someone who loves to drink coffee, then this is one of the best California souvenirs to buy.

Nape Valley Wine – One of the most popular California souvenirs!

When in California, you simply have to visit the Napa Valley if you like wine. Here they produce some really good wine that not only your tastebuds will like, but your friends as well.

I can recommend going wine tasting in Napa Valley, which is a great experience. This way you can taste different kinds of wines to find the perfect bottle to bring back home as a souvenir.


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Santa Barbara olives

The Santa Barbara Olive Co. have a big variety of stuffed olives, olive oils, and different kind of sauces.

I can recommend buying the garlic- or blue cheese stuffed olives. They’re really tasty and will make a great souvenir from California.

See’s Chocolate

If you happen to be in Los Angeles, you must stop buy See’s Chocolates – a chocolate store that has been open in the city of angels since 1921.

Here they have some really good chocolate that you can buy as a souvenir for yourself or someone you love. You can buy everything from brittle and toffee to truffles and boxes full different kinds of chocolates.

This is one of the California souvenirs that will make anyone with a sweet tooth happy!

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Plush Puffs

If you’re like me and love marshmallows, then you’re going to love Plush Puffs. Plush Puffs are handmade artisan marshmallows from California – all with natural flavors without artificial dyes and corn syrup.

They’re super delicious to eat as they are or to have in hot chocolate. They’re even great to make s’mores out of.

Anyone with a sweet tooth will love to have these as a souvenir from California.


In Gilroy, California, they love their garlic. Here they have a garlic festival during summer and stores selling all different kinds of garlic products.

You can shop everything from garlic candles and a garlic cookbook to garlic oil and even garlic ice cream.

Like I said, they love garlic in Gilroy. So if you like garlic and happen to be in the area, you should definitely stop by and shop some souvenirs.


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Mickey Mouse Ears from Disneyland

If you’re planning to visit Disneyland when you’re in California, you can buy souvenir both for yourself and for the little ones back home.

Here they sell everything from Mickey/Minnie Mouse ears that you can wear in the park to stuffed animals of your favorite Disney characters.

Personally, I would be super happy if someone brought me a Disney-themed souvenir as a gift!

Salt Water Taffy

This sweet California souvenir can be bought on the boardwalk in Santa Cruz.

These chewy candies have been made on the boardwalk since 1915 and come in a variety of flavors – from molasses to peanut butter, they’re all so delicious!

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Pacifica Culinaria Avocado Oil

If you enjoy cooking, or know someone who does, then I’ve got the perfect souvenir for you.

The avocado oil from the Californian oil producer Pacifica Culinaria is both delicious and healthy. It’s rich in monounsaturated fat, which is good for people with heart diseases and diabetes.

There are several flavors to choose from such as roasted garlic, key lime, blood orange and lemon.

Anchor Beer

Do you have a beer-loving friend back home? The Anchor Brewing Company has been around since 1896 and is one of the most popular attractions in San Fransisco.

They started out with the original Anchor Steam Beer, but has over the years produced more delicious beers, such as the Liberty Ale.

Make sure to buy a pack of Anchor beer and share with your friends back home!

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What’s your favorite California souvenirs? Leave a comment below!