What to buy: People where selling lacquer boxes, small wooden, hand-painted boxes, just about everywhere near a tourist attraction. Prices differed extremely, and the cheap ones just had a stamp or a picture sticked on them. A thick coat of varnish made it look hand-painted. Neat huh? Who needs the expensive real thing when you can also have such a nice cheap souvenir ánd a story about how you were ripped off to tell to the folks at home?
What to buy: Matjoshkas are little wooden dolls, that usually have a couple of more smaller dolls inside. They are very colorful and very typical!
The largest honey shop you have ever seen with different types of honey from all over Russia
What to buy: Many bee keeping kits & materials / honey pots / bees wax candles.
'Moskva' is a large but nice bookshop - one of the best in Moscow.
You can find here picture and art albums, guidebooks, books in foreign (not-Russian) languages.
And it's open until 1.00 at night.
This is one big mall. It has three floors, and there are a lot of shops there. You can buy really expensive and famous stuff there.
What to buy:
This is what I saw in one of the so called "souvenir store".
I don't fancy such stuff but I know some people would.
So, here it is.
Are u sure u really wanna get this???
What to buy: This little fella was so cute that I kept him for myself. But we found many different ones that we brought home for the nieces and nephews.
What to buy:
These delighful toys feature bears and other animals and have moving parts when you swing the ball beneath the toy.
What to pay: I think we paid about $2-3 each (70-80 roubles)