Souvenirs from Iran
Souvenirs in Iran are of important cultural position. Traveling from cities to cities, you will find many different and diverse souvenirs, however the majority are edible! So for all the food-loving people, Iran has a lot to offer. For the rest, there are also many handicrafts that are world-famous. The top three Iranian souvenirs are: saffron, caviar and Persian rugs.
Each city has its own unique souvenirs which is appreciated by the rest of the country. Many people (even Iranians themselves), travelling to those cities will stock up on these souvenirs on their way back. Below you will find a short list of famous souvenirs from different provinces and cities in Iran. It should be noted that this list is not complete and there are many more local souvenirs from around the country.
Traditional Pastry and the famous Kermanshah’s oil
Traditional Pastry, Cotton candy, Baklava, sesame syrup
Nuts, cheese, rugs
Healthy extracts and syrups, nougat, handicrafts, Khatam (traditional Persian marquetry), Vitreous ename, miniatures (illuminated manuscripts), textile printing (hand-made).
Candy and local sweets, sunflower seeds, all-natural honey, flower extracts.
Traditional sweets, Halva, fruits such as grapes and apple and apricot.
Lemon juice, verjuice, wine (illegal in Iran!), traditional cookies.
Sohan (a traditional confection)
Nuts, Saffron, suger-candy, barberry, prayer rugs
Cumin and spices, henna, carpet, pistachios
Khuzestan, Bushehr and Hormozgan:
Dates, extracts and syrups
Pistachios, baklava and local confections
Golestan Mazandaran and Gilan:
Local confections, orange blossom jam, pomegranate sauce, sour marinades and pickles, rice, tea, traditional cloths
Bukhara prune and plums, sumac, almonds.
Turkman port (Bandar-e-Turkaman):
Rugs, caviar, Turkmen horses, ornaments