So what to buy in Lithuania? Plenty of stuff, actually. Note that these people don’t really bargain so everything pretty much has a price tag to it. So don’t try to haggle or negotiate a lower price. That might work if you are buying over 1000 euros worth of stuff and it’s at an outside shack, not a fixed store.
Yes, they do produce wine there but not in large quantities. These wines are fairly easy to find and purchase in any Lithuanian wine store. They’re probably sweet-tasting but make good presents in my opinion as many people have never been to Lithuania or know where the country is! That’s why it’s all the more better to get some alcoholic product that people in general are not aware of. The farther the lands, the more valuable and novel it is.
Amber is also a good item to buy in Lithuania as there are tons of amber stores in this country. Why is that? Well, it used to be part of the Amber Road where the path started in Tallin, Estonia and went all the way south to Rome meaning that amber products used to travel all the way down south to the Roman Empire thousands of years ago. And now today, amber products are sold all over the Baltic countries just like you can buy a coke anywhere in the world. So there are scores and scores of amber items to fulfill that amber hole in your heart!
And don’t forget to buy a Lithuanian basketball shirt/jersey! Several Lithuanian players have made it to the NBA. Lithuania is crazy about basketball for some reason. A local told me that every town that had about 5,000 people had its own team so there were several professional basketball leagues all across the country in the past but now, they’ve consolidated. This combined with the fact that there are a lot of tall people in this country, ensures that there will always be great basketball players being produced in Lithuania.
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