It is true that every traveler wants to take home a souvenir to remind them of a place they visited. Vilnius, just like every city in the world, is packed with souvenir-shops, -stands and -booths. Unfortunately, every single souvenir place on main tourist routes offers the same boring items, which are often kitschy, not so authentic and most of the times mass produced in China.
But don’t you worry. Here in Vilnius there is one special place where you can find authentic souvenirs, handmade by local certified masters. This place is called “Senųjų amatų dirbtuvės” meaning the old crafts workshop. This place is a shop as well as the actual workshop for stained glass craftsmen, master tailor or leather master. You can see how they make items, try to make something yourself and buy something as a souvenir.
This is the place where I buy gifts when I travel to visit my foreign friends. It is the place I recommend all guests of Vilnius go to. Here you’ll find amber or wood filled kaleidoscopes, ceramics, linen, leather, natural soap or incense, magnets and unique jewelry. This is the best place to buy something to remind you of Vilnius.