Shopping

Traditional red-and-white embroidered clothing and textiles make the best gifts, and you'll also find the usual range of matryoshka dolls and old Soviet coins and kitsch, plus regionally famous Milivitsa lingerie. Vodka always makes a good gift – you're in Belarus, after all – and can be bought just about anywhere, anytime. Minsk has several quirky souvenir shops, and the main tourist attractions everywhere usually have souvenir stands attached.