9 Cool Souvenirs to take home from Bali

Looking for a souvenir to take home from Bali that’s cheap and pretty damn cool? Take a look at some of these you can find on Kuta’s stalls.

1. Sorry guys, number 1 was a very funny disco ball shaped like a man’s private parts. Google asked me to remove it!

2. An Orange Tailor Made Suit– Every self-respecting man should have one of these- an orange tailor made suit complete with flares and zebra print detail. An this suit is worth a million Rupiah, so you really will look a million in it! I don’t know what it is about orange suits- but they’re everywhere in Bali!

Orange suit

3. A surf board– People flock to Bali from all over the world for the great surf and you can get a pretty good deal on a board. Can’t surf? Get one and look like you can!

Surf boards

4. Bike Helmets– The main method of getting around in Bali as I’ve come to learn is by motorbike. It’s the cheapest and most efficient way to get around so ride around in style and get yourself a retro leather helmet with horns or a mohawk!

Bike Helmets

5. A Ship Kite– Probably the coolest thing on sale in Bali, the ship kites can be seen sailing through the sky on Kuta Beach. The wind on Bali makes great conditions for kite-flying and there are all sorts of Kites you can buy, but the ship is my personal favourite.


6.  Cheap Sunglasses- Who needs designer sunglasses when you can get some good fakes for a dollar? So what if they say ‘Okley’ instead of ‘Oakley’!


7. Bintang T-Shirts– Bintang is everywhere in Bali, people are drinking the beers and wearing the T-Shirts. With Bintang T-shirts available on every corner and every stall, it unavoidable and inevitable that you’ll end up buying one yourself.


8.Sarongs– The sarong has so many uses- use it as a beach towel, tie it round your waist so you can enter temples or wear it as a dress. Haggle on a good colourful one from a hawker down on the beach or on the stalls on Poppies I and II.


9. Trashy Books– Every book exchange and book store in Bali seems to have amassed all of the worst and most crappy novels.  I imagine that every library in every country in the world sent all of their worst surplus books in one big shipment to Bali.


Victoria Brewood

Hi I'm Victoria, a British girl from Manchester. After graduating from university I decided there was more to life than the hours between 9 and 5, so I packed my journalism degree into my suitcase to travel the world and find a way to make money at the same time. I now call London home, although I still travel whenever I can. I hope to inspire you to be your own boss, live life and see the world.

  • Sarah
    Posted at 17:47h, 19 August Reply

    This is very funny. I cant get over those disco balls, if thats what you would call them. And that suit is just gorgeoues (not)

    Cheers Sarah

  • Refugio Jankowiak
    Posted at 13:47h, 01 October Reply

    Hello observed your internet site through Youtube and it’s brilliant!! I’ll be coming back for guaranteed.

  • alex
    Posted at 18:50h, 29 October Reply

    that’s crazy orange suit,cool man….

  • Gerald
    Posted at 10:08h, 15 July Reply

    hey, does anyone know how I can go about buying one of those crazy Bali helmets…is there a website I can visit

  • Deja
    Posted at 12:46h, 12 January Reply

    Hi Victoria, thanks for your post. Yes, parents be warned, there are a lot of disco dicks and penis-shaped bottle openers in Bali (#^.^#). Super funny, this page is from 2009 and I’m nearly certain that same orange suit is still on display in Poppies I.

    For anyone looking for some authentic Bali souvenirs to buy, I made a list over here: http://www.magazine.elitehavens.com/bali-souvenir-shopping/

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