What memories to bring back from a trip to Morocco
Are you leaving soon for Morocco for your vacations? Be sure to leave plenty of room in your suitcase: you’ll want to bring back plenty of souvenirs! A country of artisans, Morocco offers beautiful handmade souvenirs around every corner, and it’s hard not to fall in love! Bring back some objects to decorate your living room, and some spices or food to enjoy the scent of Morocco at home. Here are some ideas (not exhaustive!) of souvenirs to bring back from a trip to Morocco.
This is probably what you will miss the most after your return: Moroccan food. Perfectly seasoned and very fragrant, it delights the taste buds of all travelers. And for the gourmands, nothing rivals the famous Moroccan pastries, now sold all over the world. Made with honey and often almonds, they are real delights. Don’t hesitate to take several kilograms to offer to your relatives and colleagues.
Argan oil is a must-have souvenir to bring back from Morocco, because the argan tree, the producer, is endemic in Morocco! Even if some other plantations exist in the world, it is only in Morocco that the argan is natural. It is particularly Essaouira, the white city, which is known for its argan.
Argan oil is good for cooking as well as for cosmetics. Thick, yellow and with a strong smell of nuts, it provides many benefits. In cooking, add it to your salads: it’s delicious! You can also buy lotions, creams, shampoos and other beauty products made with argan.
Morocco is also known for its leather production: everywhere in the markets, in the medinas and in the souvenir stores, you will see a wide range of leather products displayed. In fact, Moroccan leather is considered one of the best in the world.
A typical souvenir, babouches are the traditional Moroccan slippers. They can be worn both indoors and outdoors. You can also buy other leather items, such as beautiful handbags at a lower price – they are more wearable than babouches – or lanterns. If you have some time, order something custom-made (the bag of your dreams, boots in your size) from an artisan: you won’t regret it!
Bring back ceramic plates or a beautiful Moroccan tea set from Morocco. These are often covered in silver and are very elegant, as well as being unique with their glasses that serve as cups. If you like to cook, buy an earthenware tagine to cook Moroccan dishes at home!
If you’re looking for lasting home decor, opt for a Berber rug. Hand-woven by the Berbers of North Africa, they are made entirely of wool and in a natural way. You will have to wash them several times to remove the smell of sheep, but it is a guarantee of quality and originality! Each carpet is unique and handmade, symbolizing the Berber beliefs and traditions, passed from generation to generation for centuries.
Finally, Morocco is the perfect place to fill your jewelry box: you’ll find many creations, especially in silver, in the souks and specialty stores. If you are looking for a piece of jewelry to keep as a souvenir, choose a bracelet or a necklace with Berber motifs.