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    Rose Oil

    Rose oil is the most famous Bulgarian export, but the prices for a small bottle can reach 50 euro. Rose water, a byproduct of rose oil production is a lot more affordable and often comes in a souvenir bottle holders.
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    The iconographic tradition in Bulgaria is alive and kicking, and it is easy to find icons of all sizes and quality. A high-quality icon can easily cost over €250, but street artists and gift shops offer much cheaper options.   
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    The hand-painted Troyan-style ceramics are sold and used everywhere. If the traditional green, brown, and ochre are not to your liking, go for the more contemporary-looking ceramics sold in art galleries.
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    The double-sided flat woolen rugs with colorful motifs can cost up to €500, but a good kilim is expected to last for generations. Ask about cleaning instructions before buying. Most kilims cannot go in the washing machine.
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    Copper items

    Copper items of all shapes and sizes make a good souvenirs. If you would like to be more practical go for cezve (a pot for boiling Turkish coffee), serving trays, or small cups for rakia. 
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    Woodcarving is a traditional Bulgarian craft, one in which local craftsmen still excel. Anything made from wood, from cooking spoons and jewelry boxes to elaborate wall pieces, makes a wonderful gift. 
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    The hand-knit terlitsi are woolen socks still worn around the house in the winter.
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    From copies of Thracian jewelry to the creation of young artists, Bulgaria is a great place to fill up your jewelry box.
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    Tablecloths and dollies

    Tablecloths and dollies handmade by local babushkas come in thousands of shapes and sizes.
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    Originally worn by the freely grazing livestock, bells are now a decoration in countryside houses and traditional restaurants.