What is the best thing to bring home from Budapest?

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Roberta Gyori

Just like in most tourist destinations, you'll find many touristy mementos, such as t-shirts, key chains and mugs, sold near the main sights in Budapest. If you’re looking for a memorable souvenirs to bring home from Budapest, Forbes Travel Guide’s editors recommend the world-famous sweet Tokaji wine, Hungary's unique fruit brandy called pálinka, porcelain (especially Herend and Zsolnay), and paprika, the most important cooking ingredient in Hungarian cuisine. Szamos marzipan bonbons, available in an array of flavors, also make for a delicious gift idea. Another popular memento to bring home is folk art, mainly embroidery. For a fresh twist on traditional souvenirs, Forbes Travel Guide’s editors recommend visiting the Memories of Hungary store located near St. Stephen’s Basilica or unique local stores like Printa and Fregoli.

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