Locally produced items are mostly leather goods woven goods, ceramics, silverware, traditional hand-made Lefkaritika lace.
These can be found in souvenir shops throughout the country and the Handcraft centre.
Wines and spirits are very popular in Cyprus as they have been famous for centuries and they are of high quality because of the climate and the way they are being produced.
They can be bought from grocery shops and at the duty free shops when you leave the country.
Shoes, shirts, imported textiles and spectacles are good value for money.
In touristy areas souvenir shops and supermarkets remain open until late in the evenings and all day on Sunday.
In towns, shops remain closed on Sunday, on Wednesday and Saturday afternoons.
A week before Christmas and Easter, shops usually remain open until late in the evenings.
Supermarkets close one hour late on Friday evening and on Saturday noon.
Visit the factory of Rose Products in Agros.
The best time to visit Agros is during the Rose Festival in mid May, when you can join in the rose picking during the early hours of morning while the leaves are still damp with morning dew and enjoy workshops and demonstrations.
What to buy: Rose liqueur-Rose brandy-Rose wine
Rose aromatic oil(Rose essential oil)-Face cleansing perfume-Rose perfum
Rose sweet-Aromatic candles-Room perfum-Rose water,
and many more.
Mr. Tsolakis is the owner of the factory.
Loukoumia is a local sweet product sold everywhere.
I visted recently the village of Phini in the Troodos range and I was informed that there is a factory there producing loukoumia.
I was offered a packet of these delights and they were very aromatic and tasty.
The Yeroskypou loukoumia are also very popular and I suggest that you try them while in Paphos.
Shopping in Cyprus can be a unique experience.
There are big malls in the major towns with a variety of anything.
However, if you are in Cyprus try to buy local products to take back to relatives and friends.
They will surely appreciate it.
Cyprus leather is of good quality, and silverware, lace from Lefkara....but watch out not to buy anything fake!
Halloumi, and Comandaria along with a bottle of Zivania are three popular roducts.
I found some tourists on my previous visit to Cyprus who loved Soutzouko and they carried much of this to take back home.
Pottery is also very popular in some villages in Cyprus.
(Buy your spirits preferable from the Duty free shops) cheaper and you don't have to carry along in the different hotels you might need to visit.
Soumada is a local non-alcoholic soft drink produced in places where there are many almond trees. It is a syrup diluted in water and it is usually drank hot.
Try it while up the Troodos Mountains.