What to buy:
If you're wondering what to buy as a souvenir but are looking for something that's not as common as a keyring or a fridge-magnet I'd recommend some Croatian natural cosmetics. Completely different souvenirs that do come cheaper than something that looks cheaper (e.g. a keyring). Their products are all sold in DM (Drogerie Markt) and Kozmo; stores to be found all around the country.
As there are several different producers, I'll recommend my favorites:
1. ULOLA; they offer: soaps, bath salts, body butters and more. It's all natural and comes in some wild combinations like: orange and cinnamon, goats milk and almond oil, etc. www.ulola.com/flash.htm
2. Elements; they offer: soaps, gel showers, body butters and more. Seaweed, olive oil, rosemary, lavender are some of their main ingredients. www.atea.hr/index.php
3. Brac fini sapuni (or Brac quality soaps); wide range of natural sopas, the last addition to their range is Aurum Croaticum made from virgin olive oil and thin leafs of 23 carat gold!!! www.bracfinisapuni.com/bfs_eng/index.html
What to pay: 3- 6 Euros.
What to buy:
Croaterra is, to simplify, a cake. But to present it as it deserves Croaterra is an idea, a symbol, a souvenir and a cake that combines Croatia’s finest products with the harmonious flavors of Slavonia, our coast, Istria, the Dalmatian hinterland, the Velebit Mountains…All ingredients are organic, whole grain and high quality; all in all it's one of the healthiest souvenirs you can buy in the whole world. But Croaterra is not just healthy and delicious, it's also an exclusive product as it's packaged in a stylized earthenware container in a specially designed gift-box. It's for all who wish to give gifts with refinement and tell the story of the unspoiled nature.
What to pay: Depending on the size; the standard size is 600g and the price is approx 216KN.
It is a nice and cosy shop with polite and friendly shop assistant, you can find pretty much souveniers of any kind there and pay a fairly low proce for any of them.
What to buy: Some of the nicest souvenirers of Zagreb are little dolls under an umbrella, little neckties, wooden pencils, gaily coloured cups and plates and calendars.
What to pay: Most of the souveniers cost 30-100 kuna /4-14 euro/
although not much shopping to do, most shop tenants are very friendly. there's was one guy who, although he was told we were not going to buy anything, simply encouraged us to wear medievval costumes and pieces of armory to take pictures with them. that was smthing i haven't come accross in a long time.
Traditional Croatian gingerbread – pepper biscuit, dates as far back as the Renaissance. Fortunately, it has been rescued from oblivion, and presented to us as edible souvenir. Mmmm…
What to pay: 5 Kunas (less than 1 Euro) per pack of 5 biscuits.