Shopping in Iran can be as pleasurable for the process as for what you actually buy – Iran's bazaars are wonderfully atmospheric places to browse. Cheap souvenirs abound – flashing Mecca wall clock anyone? – but Iran's traditional artisans produce items of exceptional quality. Carpets are the most obvious Iranian souvenir, but there is also exquisite jewellery, hand-painted miniatures, gaz (decorative boxes) and copper works on offer.