Morocco is a country so rich in art, culture, and extraordinary landscapes that you’ll want to take a little piece of this land home with you. So here’s where souvenirs come in and we’re faced with the same question: What are the top things to buy in Morocco?
In addition to buying something for yourself, surely your friends and relatives will also want to receive a small souvenir from Morocco, a thought that makes them dream of this wonderful land.
Handicrafts are widespread in Morocco and this gives a higher quality and uniqueness to the products, especially the typical ones. I’ll give you a piece of advice, though: even if Morocco is a shopper’s paradise, you should always make sure to find the best quality possibleand above all, treat yourself! Note : For the best Morocco desert tours, we recommend you start Marrakech desert tours as it is the capital city of tourism. Below is a list that Real Foodzim provides for the best things to buy in Morocco.
Here are the top 5 things to buy in Morocco:
1- Argan Oil:
The best place to buy argan oil in Morocco is at its Atlas mountains. Argan oil is extracted from the Argania Spinosa plant, endemic to the southern region of Morocco, precisely in the Souss plain, between the cities of Essaouria Agadir and Taroudant.
The cosmetic and medicinal properties of argan are highly appreciated: it is great for nourishing and softening the skin due to its emollient properties, but it also acts as an antioxidant and is a great moisturizer. The processing methods are very traditional, so you’ll be sure to buy the best argan oil on the market.
My favorite and one of the best things to buy in Morocco. When I see a lantern, Morocco immediately comes to mind. You really will find them in all sizes, shapes, and weights, pretty much everywhere. The lightest and least expensive ones are generally made of aluminum, so it’s easy for them to bend once put in your backpack or suitcase. It is perhaps worth investing a little more money to buy a heavier one, but of better quality, made of iron with stained glass inserts. It will be a perfect souvenir to decorate a room or your garden.
The souk in the vicinity of the Chouara Tanneries in Fez is undoubtedly the best place to buy leather products. Its workmanship has remained almost unchanged since the Middle Ages, so you will have in your hands unique pieces of local craftsmanship. Once treated, leather is used to create anything: purses, bags, backpacks, slippers or ottomans. You’ll find a wide range of leather types, from camel to sheepskin, and of course prices vary depending on the leather and dyes applied.
In any souk, you will find stores with beautiful ceramic objects. I personally loved these stores a lot because the objects were really beautiful, colorful, and strictly handmade. Moroccans love bright colors to decorate bowls, plates, saucers, cups, decorative pieces: there will surely be some object that with its colors will give a touch of personality to your home. Many tourists in Morocco do the 3 days desert tour from Marrakech to Merzouga as it is the best itinerary to discover the desert and buy camels and zook.
5- Babouches Marocaines:
Another typical Moroccan product, which has been lately revisited by illustrious stylists such as Chanel, Balenciaga, and Prada, is the so-called Babouches Marocaines, or simply Moroccan. These slippers are rather pointed and their origin is precisely Morocco. Here you will find all types: with or without sequins, leather or colored, decorated or smooth, practically for all tastes.