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Apart from a tan, a greatly relaxed mind and perhaps even a hangover, there are real things that you can bring home from your visit to Bali.
Celuk's jewellery - It's beautiful, intricate work that even the locals can't seem to find or understand the importance and beauty of. Find them in little alleyways behind main streets of Seminyak and Kuta.
Go to Jimbaran's shopping area - Jenggala produces quality functional homeware that can be found in abundance in these markets at Jimbaran. The company’s ceramics factory in Bali runs tours, operates a showroom and offers daily Paint-a-Pot lessons from 9 to 5.
Mani's Art shop - About 22 km north of Denpasar, the village of Mas is a fountainhead of woodworkers and artisans. You can also see it all being made live in front of you.
Cheesy as though it sounds, the best thing to bring home from Bali is a sense of peace and calm gained from time spent waking up with the sun, going to bed when you’re tired, reconvening with nature and somehow finding your inner happiness. That said, bringing home a relic to remind you of this peace and calm is a great idea. You might want to have it in a piece of silver jewelry or in a beautiful craft created on the island. Our favorite big-ticket item is a custom-made carved door. You can have it shipped from Bali and turn any entrance of your house into a reminder of the amazing experience that is Bali. Ubud is also peppered with art galleries depicting Balinese landscapes and wildlife that could make for a wonderful gift or reminder.