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If you are planning come for the first time, you may ask yourself “what souvenirs to buy in Korea?“. Do not worry; there are plenty of souvenirs you can bring back home and offer to you family and friends that will make them happy! (Or to keep for yourself because sometimes we have to treat ourselves).

Korean souvenirs

Traditional handicraft

Colorful, cute and useful, the traditional handicraft is the best souvenir to bring back! This is easy to find it in Insadong: every shops sell traditional handicraft.

korean souvenirs


Yes, you read well: socks! Socks are totally a thing in Korea and you can even find store that only sells them. They are cheap (around 1 000 won) and young couples wear the same sometimes as “couple clothes”. Famous characters (Totoro, Marvel, Rilakkuma…), fruits or just cute animals; everyone can find something they will like!

K-pop, K-drama

Calendars, pillow, clothes, socks, notebooks, CDs, stickers… If you or one of you friends is into K-pop, you are obviously in the best place to get stuffs related to it!

korean souvenirs


Korea is the paradise for cosmetic! You can find stores on every street corner.  If you are a beauty addict, it will be the end of you! You can bring back some sheet masks that are popular in Korea (some are with characters or animals on the sheet!) or cosmetics that do not exist in your country (like lips masks, peel off lip tints…)

korean souvenirs


Traveling in Korea is also about discovering the food! Kimchi, spicy sauce (gochujang), yuzu tea, soju, banana milk… To feel like in Korea back home or to give you friend to taste some Korean food!

korean souvenirs

Stationery/cute stuff

In Korea, you can easily find cute things. It seems like everything has its cute version: external battery, notebook, pens, plushies, fans… You will find your happiness!

korean souvenirs

Check our website to discover our tour around Korea 🙂

We recommended you visit Insadong during our one day old and new Seoul city private tour if you want to buy souvenirs in Seoul. If you need a full day for shopping, you can join our Seoul shopping tour.


Check out the places for shopping in Seoul:

Insadong : A street where korean culture, art and heritage meet
Korea traditional markets : unique places


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