Asunción offers Paraguay's best souvenir shopping. The typical Paraguayan souvenir is a set of matero, bombilla and termo (gourd, straw and flask) for tereré (iced herbal tea) consumption. These are ubiquitous, though quality varies. The ground floor of the Senatur office has examples of local artesanías (handicrafts) from around the country, ranging from intricate Luque silver to fine ñandutí (lace).

A small antique market is held along Palma on a Sunday.