Most travellers want to get something to remember the places they visit and their family and friends are happy to receive a little something as well.
So what does this mean for Cappadocia visitors?
You do not need to worry. There is no lack of options from which you can choose. The key is finding just the right item(s).
The Cappadocia shops and stands have all the normal stuff you will find throughout Turkey, often with a Cappadocia twist. Do you want a fairy chimney and hot air balloon t-shirt? How about magnets, or clay fairy chimneys, hats, bags, table cloths, or wall hangings? All of these are reasonably priced and readily available.
Perhaps you were thinking of a scarf, shawl, traditional clothing, cut glass lamps, decorations, or jewelry? Yes, you will find these in every town.
FOOD & WINE
Maybe food is the way to go. Do you like dried fruits and nuts grown in Cappadocia? How about apple tea with those special tulip-shaped glasses? Or even better, Cappadocia wines produced at one of the wineries in the area? Check.
CARPETS & CERAMICS
But if you want to spend a little more for some quality items then Turkish carpets and rugs or ceramics are the way to go. Cappadocia is a great place for carpet shopping with many shops selling handmade (local as well as from other parts of Turkey and beyond) carpets and rugs. You can spend anywhere from $1000 to $50,000.
Another excellent option is to visit a pottery shop in Avanos and pick out an Hittite wine jug or beautifully hand painted plate. Each item is a work of art.