Sri Lanka is doing its best to promote tourism. You will find shopping malls mushrooming everywhere. At Travellerspeaks we are making shopping easier for you by suggesting the “10 best places to shop in Sri Lanka”. Here you can pick up some memorable souvenirs for your near and dear ones.
Sri Lanka is best known for its Ayurvedic treatments, precious gems and handlooms to name a few. So, see it’s just not tea here, you will find a lot more amazing things you can buy.
Dilmah is one of the famous teas in Sri Lanka. Apart from the all time classic English breakfast and Earl Grey you will find different varieties of tea at shops in Colombo. You will get loose tea leaf and pyramid tea bags as well.
The Dilmah foundation publishes and sells books about Sri Lankan butterflies, birds and more. You can buy these gift boxes with their colored sand clocks to make the perfect tea.
You will find Sri Lanka’s best-known branded garment factory outlet here at 5 Alexander Place on Lipton Circus in Colombo 7 area. You will find international brands like DKNY, Gap, and George with labels removed here. Travellers will also find sunglasses, toiletries, accessories, watches, shoes, bags, cosmetics, and a whole lot more.
Today’s designers can show case their creation here. Travelers can experience the creative side of Sri Lanka with its ever-growing group of talented artists. You will finde some of the best boutiques, art, etc.
Barefoot Garden Cafe
traveler has to visit The Barefoot Garden Café. It is one of the favourite place for tourists in Colombo. You can pick up hand-woven silk and cotton
clothing made in classic Sri Lankan styles. You will also find a lovely assortment
of costume jewelry, hand-painted wooden boxes, the best notebooks bound in
handloom fabrics, table linen and even bed linen.
The Paradise Road
Paradise Road is the place to pick up some of the best home products. You will find beautifully Sinhala alphabet printed on woven pillow covers and canvas bags.
If you are looking for some organic stuff this is the right place for you. You can buy organic skin and hair treatments products and snacks here. Although products are sourced from the local market they follow strict organic guidelines. On Saturdays a pop-up market is there where you will see small business owners and vendors who sell handmade products from all across the island.
A must visit for travelers is the Gourmet store at Park Street for the famous TEAELI Loose Leaf for that perfect cup of tea. They offer tea tastings and also conduct master brewing classes. You will get the Brew Master’s signature on small jars packed on the spot with handcrafted blends, like Dinner Mint or the Almond Truffle which can be taken back home
For wonderful Ayurvedic natural skin care and hair products, Kemara is the place for you. Every traveller must pick up some of the beauty products here.
While Colombo has hundreds of gem shops,Jewel Arena is considered as one of the best. You will find some of the best pieces of jewellery that comes in many different designs to take back home.
One of the main shopping mall here is on Galle Road with its multi-storey Majestic City. To escape the heat of central Colombo, most shoppers enter its air conditioned portals. The basement has a food court where you can find the best Sri Lankan foods you need to try and the top floor has a cinema.
The biggest and the best state run-handicrafts emporium is in Colombo with branches all over the country. Travellers can pick up wooden artifacts, buffalo horn, natural fibres, objects made from brass and silverware as well. You can buy products made from coconut shells, pottery, artificial flowers and costume jewelry and a lot more.
The younger generation here is now creating beautiful products for the Sri Lankans and travelers alike. Be it colorful house linen to exquisite sapphire rings, to some of the best places to visit in Sri Lanka, this place has plenty of goodies for travelers to take home. So, when in Sri Lanka don’t forget to try the best Sri Lankan food here and do some good amount of shopping before you leave.