17 best souvenirs from Morocco (and how to bargain for them)

Heading to Morocco and wondering which souvenirs to pick up?

You’re in luck because there’s a whole bunch of authentic souvenirs from Morocco you can bring home, from tagine pots to vibrant spices, henna tattoos, and Argan oil.

Bargaining in Morocco is part of the experience, and it can be fun. While I was haggling at the souk in Taroudant, a vendor tried to buy me for 100 camels. I never did manage to work him up to 1,000 camels, but it was fun trying 😄

In this post, I’ll break down the top Moroccan souvenirs that are perfect for gifts or keeping all to yourself.

Let’s dive in!

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First – learn how to haggle in Morocco

The first thing you should know about shopping in Morocco is that you should never, ever, accept the first price a seller gives you.

The price is always laughably high because the seller hopes that you either pay the price or that they can use it to work their way down as you bargain.

So, you must learn how to haggle, even if you feel uncomfortable or awkward. Remember, they expect you to haggle, so as long as you’re respectful, there are no hard feelings.

Here’s how to do it:

  • Start by offering about a third of the seller’s initial price.
  • Keep the interaction friendly and light; humor can be a useful tool.
  • Be patient, as haggling is a gradual process of back-and-forth negotiation.
  • Be willing to walk away if the price is too high. The seller doesn’t want to lose the sale, so they will most likely walk after you and try to seal the deal.
Taroudant, Morocco

The best souvenirs from Morocco

🇲🇦 Moroccan crafts

1. Leather goods

Morocco’s tanneries have some of the most sought-after leather goods, with a tradition that dates back centuries.

So, if you’re looking for an authentic gift or souvenir, try a leather bag, a wallet, or a belt. Leather items from Morocco are renowned for their quality and durability.

souvenirs from Morocco - Leather

2. Babouches

Babouches, or Moroccan slippers, are a perfect example of practicality meeting elegance.

They come in various colors and designs, making them a fashionable souvenir that also gives you a real feel for the local culture.


3. Wicker bags

I love these bags and have a few of my own! Wicker bags are a trademark of Moroccan streets, and you’ll find them hanging outside shops.

These bags are not only eco-friendly but also combine utility with traditional designs.

souvenirs from Morocco - Wicker bags

4. Moroccan ceramics

You can recognize Moroccan ceramics by their intricate patterns and vibrant colors.

Whether it’s a tagine to cook in or a decorative plate to hang on your wall, these ceramics are a must-buy.

souvenirs from Morocco - Moroccan ceramics

5. Zellige (tilework)

Zellige tiles are pretty much a Moroccan specialty, famous for their geometric shapes and the way they fit together like a puzzle.

These tiles are made from Fez clay, and each one is shaped and enameled by hand.


6. Thuya wood products

Thuya wood is a big deal in Morocco because it smells great and has this nice, smooth grain that people love.

When you pick up something made from Thuya wood, like a box or a chess set, you’re getting a real slice of Moroccan tradition that’s also pretty handy around the house.

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🇲🇦 Culinary and aromatic products

7. Argan oil

Argan oil comes in two versions:

Culinary argan oil, with its rich, nutty flavor, is a gourmet treat, perfect for drizzling over salads or integrating into your dishes.

The aromatic variety is a beauty elixir; use it for its hydrating properties on your skin or hair.

Just make sure it’s the real deal: true argan oil is thick, has a deep yellow color, and you can’t mistake that nutty scent.

8. Spices

Moroccan spices really kick up the flavor of their food.

The classics like cumin, cinnamon, and saffron go into everything from tajines to couscous.

Visit a local spice market, and you can grab some of these to try out in your own kitchen back home.

Sightseeing Agadir, Morocco

9. Moroccan mint tea

Moroccan mint tea is one of my favorite souvenirs from Morocco so I brought a large bag home.

Moroccan tea is a blend of green tea and mint, that tastes extra good with sugar.

Sightseeing Agadir, Morocco

🇲🇦 Moroccan souvenirs you can wear or decorate with

10. Teapots

Moroccan teapots are usually made from silver or brass, and decorated with intricate designs. They’re used to serving mint tea!

Sightseeing Agadir, Morocco

11. Silver jewellery

The silver jewelry you’ll find in Moroccan markets is often handmade, with designs that have been passed down through generations.

12. Tajines

A tajine is both the name of a dish and the cone-shaped clay pot it’s cooked in.

If you’re after a Moroccan gift that’s both decorative and functional, a tajine is a solid choice.

souvenirs from Morocco - Tajines

13. Clothing

From flowing djellabas to colorful babouches (slippers), traditional Moroccan clothing is vibrant and comfy.

It reflects the nation’s fashion heritage with a blend of Arab, Berber, and Mediterranean influences.

14. Moroccan lanterns

Crafted from metals like brass or wrought iron, Moroccan lanterns often have colored glass.

They cast a beautiful mosaic of light and add a touch of Moroccan magic to any room.

Look for these when shopping in Morocco to light up your home.


15. Moroccan carpets and rugs

Moroccan carpets and rugs are famous for their quality and design.

Berber carpets, in particular, are highly sought after as each is unique and handmade.


16. Fossils and stones

Morocco is rich in geology. As a result, fossils and stones are interesting souvenirs from Morocco.

You’ll find them polished and set into various items, from jewelry to decorative plates. They’re a piece of the earth’s history from the Moroccan soil to your shelf.

17. Fez hat

Fez hats are these red, tasseled caps that Aladin wears.

Picking one up in Morocco is fun because it’s like taking a little piece of the country’s vibe home with you. Plus, they look pretty neat on a shelf.

souvenirs from Morocco - Fez hat

🇲🇦 Where to buy Moroccan souvenirs

You can buy Moroccan souvenirs in souks around the country, and these spots are some of the best:

The Souks of Marrakech 

The bustling souks of Marrakech are a labyrinth of alleys filled with shops selling all things Moroccan. From vibrant textiles to handcrafted leather goods, you’ll find lots of souvenirs to take home.

Just know that vendors in Marrakech and Fes are more aggressive than in smaller cities. Be prepared to bargain and stand your ground!

Medina of Fes

The ancient medina of Fes is a UNESCO World Heritage site and the perfect place to buy authentic Moroccan souvenirs like intricate ceramics, silverware, and the famous Fes blue pottery.

It’s less crowded than Marrakech, so you can expect a more relaxed shopping experience.

Ensemble Artisanal, Marrakech

For a less hectic shopping experience than the souks, head to Ensemble Artisanal in Marrakech.

This government-run complex offers fixed prices and a wide range of handicrafts made by local artisans, from woodwork to textiles. It’s an excellent spot if you prefer not to bargain but still want quality souvenirs.

Mohammed V International Airport, Casablanca 

If you’ve left your souvenir shopping to the last minute, don’t worry.

Mohammed V International Airport in Casablanca has a selection of shops where you can find Moroccan products like argan oil, traditional sweets, and small leather goods.

Prices might be higher than in the markets, but the convenience and selection make it a suitable stop for last-minute gifts.

FAQ – Souvenirs from Morocco

What gift to bring from Morocco?

A great gift to bring back from Morocco would be some local argan oil, often used for cooking or beauty, a beautifully crafted leather pouf, or a colorful Moroccan lantern.

What is worth buying in Morocco?

In Morocco, you might consider buying some traditional Berber jewelry or ceramics, which are both beautiful and reflect the country’s rich artistic heritage.

What to buy in Marrakesh?

In Marrakesh, unique items to buy include intricately designed Berber carpets, which are specific to the region, and babouche slippers – traditional Moroccan footwear.

Can you buy a Fez hat in Morocco?

Yes, you can buy a Fez hat in Morocco. It’s a traditional item that’s widely available in markets and souks throughout the country, especially in cities like Fez and Marrakesh.

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