Are you looking for Malta souvenirs? There are lots of fun and unique products to buy or bring home as gifts to friends and family.
Souvenirs are one of the best ways to tell your friends and family that you are thinking about them while traveling. And it’s also something that’s fun to buy to yourself as a memory from your trip.
So, do you want to know what to buy in Malta for your loved ones? Then continue reading below, because here’s a list of the top 10 things to buy in Malta:
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Hand-Blown Glass – One of the most popular Malta souvenirs
When visiting Mdina in Malta, you have to visit the local glass shops. Here you can shop everything from handmade glass vases, bowls, bottles, frames, plates, and lamps etc. You can shop these products in almost every souvenir shop in this town.
The prices start from around 10 euros and go up to hundreds depending on which item you want.
Qubbajt (Maltese Nougat)
If you’re craving something sweet you simply have to buy and try the Maltese nougat, also known as Qubbajt. Nougat is one of the most popular and sold sweets on the island and is as popular among adults as kids.
Make sure to buy a piece for yourself, as well as a bigger one that you can share with your friends and family when you get back home!
Maltese Filigree Jewelry
In a couple of selected jewelry shops in Malta, you can find these beautiful pieces of jewelry. The art of filigree takes lots of patience since it’s thin gold or silver threads that need to be twisted together to create these magical patterns and designs.
This is one of the best Malta souvenirs to buy for your mom, sister, or anyone else that you know who loves jewelry!
Marsaxlokk Market Finds
If you happen to be in Malta on a Sunday I can highly recommend you to visit the market in Marsaxlokk. This is a great way to spend a Sunday just strolling around and shop local products.
I can recommend checking out the beeswax products that they sell. I bought a couple of jars myself, and I use it for dry spots on my skin as well as when my lips get dry. It’s a really good local product that also very cheap to buy!
When traveling around the countryside of Malta you’ll see several cactuses with its prickly fruit. This fruit is delicious but full of hard seeds – so they’re quite hard to eat. If you want to be careful about your teeth I would rather recommend buying a liquor made from this fruit.
It’s a mild liquor between 20-25%, that you can drink before or after your meal. The most traditional one is called ”Bajtra” from the brand Zeppi’s.
You can buy this product in almost every supermarket, as well in the duty-free shop at the airport.
Gozo cheese (ġbejna)
Malta’s sister island Gozo is a great producer of cheese. Here you can buy this delicious round cheese that’s made from unpasteurized sheep’s- or goat’s milk.
You can buy in plain or with local flavors added. If you want to buy it with some kind of flavor I would recommend you to try the garlic, sun-dried tomato, or chili pepper cheese.
You can eat it as it is, have it in your salad, or drizzle it with some delicious olive oil – yummy!
Limestone is something you’ll find everywhere in Malta – from the buildings and in the nature to products in the local shops.
In Malta, you can buy small decorative objects that are made from the famous limestone, which makes a great souvenir.
Bus Toy – One of the most popular Malta souvenirs for kids!
Not too long ago Malta’s local transportation consisted of these cute colorful buses. They’re very popular among tourists, but not locals, since they’re small, uncomfortable and also not so good for the environment.
Today you can buy miniature buses that make great Malta souvenirs for kids. Or why not as a decorative item that you can have in your home?
Pottery & Ceramics
If you’re looking for a souvenir that will make your home prettier, I can recommend shopping for some local pottery or ceramics. Maltese pottery has beautiful Mediterranean colors, patterns, and designs and will make a great addition to your home.
Most pottery and ceramics you find on the island is hand-made and designed by the local artists. It’s a nice Malta souvenir to buy for yourself or someone you love.
Did you know that Malta is a producer of wine? Yes, it’s true, thanks to the perfect weather on the island!
Here there are several local producers that sell delicious wine. Here you can buy wine made from usual grapes such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, and Merlot, but also local ones such as Gellewza and Ghirghentina.
The two most famous producers of wine are Marsovin and Delicata. You can visit them and go winetasting to find the perfect bottle of wine to bring back home as a souvenir!
Do you have any other questions about Malta souvenirs? Leave a comment below!