The Ultimate Shillong Souvenir Guide: 9 Gift Ideas to Impress Your Friends and Family

Prepare to be awestruck by the abundant selection of souvenirs and trinkets waiting to be discovered during your Shillong getaway. It is just a quick 125-kilometre ride from the nearest airport in Guwahati, and you’ll have no trouble finding transportation options like taxis, buses, and rental cars to get you to your destination. Enjoy the scenic drive as you journey to this charming hill station and, keep reading to learn about the top shopping spots in Shillong that you won’t want to miss.

Vintage Items From Rebecca’s Thrift Store

Welcome to Rebecca’s Thrift Store, a haven for seekers of the unique and the extraordinary! Immerse yourself in a world of antique treasures and hidden gems that will transport you to another time. Discover rare watches, retro sunglasses, and vintage electronic equipment such as radios and cameras – all waiting to be found within the store’s walls. If you’re searching for a truly one-of-a-kind gift, then look no further than this eclectic emporium. 

The store also boasts an impressive collection of fashionable finds, including branded products, vintage coats, and clothing straight from the groovy 60s and 70s. Located on Jail Road in Lower Nongrim, Shillong, Meghalaya, Rebecca’s is just a hop, skip, and jump away from our Treebo Shillong Hotels. Explore the shop’s treasures any time between 9.30 am to 7 pm – you won’t be disappointed!

Meghalaya’s Artifacts From Purbashree Emporium

Nestled in the bustling heart of Police Bazar, this shop holds a rich cultural history. Initially built by the government to promote the exceptional talents of local artisans, it has now become one of the most sought-after shopping destinations in Shillong. Every item in this emporium tells a story of Meghalaya’s vibrant heritage and the lives of its people. The handicrafts here are truly unique, and you won’t find anything like them elsewhere. Discover this treasure trove near Jail Road, Police Bazar, Shillong, Meghalaya. The shop is open Monday through Saturday, from 10 am to 7 pm. Experience the authentic essence of Meghalaya and bring home a piece of its culture with you.

Bamboo Handicrafts From Khasi Emporium

When it comes to shopping, having plenty of options is always a plus. At Khasi Emporium, you’ll be spoilt for choice! This iconic emporium is a must-visit destination for souvenir shopping in Shillong. Unlike other emporiums, Khasi Emporium has a vast selection of items that are sure to delight visitors of all tastes. 

From bamboo handicrafts to unique trinkets, you’ll find it all here. And don’t worry, and the quantity doesn’t come at the expense of quality. Each item is crafted with care and attention to detail, ensuring that you carry home a truly special memento of your trip to Meghalaya. Located at O.B. Shopping Mall, Police Bazar, Shillong, Meghalaya, Khasi Emporium is open from 9:30 am to 8:30 pm. 

Khasi Scrubs

For those who value practicality over fashion or souvenir collecting, Khasi Scrubs are a must-buy gift. These lightweight and durable scrubs are available all over Meghalaya, with friendly Khasi ladies selling them in bunches. Once you’ve experienced the efficiency and strength of Khasi Scrubs, you won’t want to go back to city scrubs. And the best part? They’re easy to pack for your journey home, simply cut them down into smaller pieces and tuck them into your suitcase. Plus, with prices ranging from 60 to 100 INR per piece, they won’t break the bank.

Tribal Wear From Bara Bazar 

Amidst the chaotic and winding paths of Bara Bazar, the kaleidoscope of colors and traditions of the tribal communities of the hill station come to life. This bustling marketplace is a treasure trove of household goods, fresh vegetables, and handicrafts, all sold by local women who infuse their products with a rich sense of their cultural heritage. 

Bara Bazar is one of the largest and oldest trading spots for shopping in Shillong, renowned for its vibrancy and diversity. From intricately woven textiles to locally sourced winter garments, the market boasts an impressive range of unique and authentic items that reflect the essence of tribal life in the hill station. Find Bara Bazar at Ïewduh, Shillong, Meghalaya 793002, and shop between 8 am to 5 pm, ideally after enjoying a comfortable stay at one of our Treebo Shillong hotels.

Scottish Clothes From Hanumanbux Mahesh Kumar

If you’re a fan of fabrics and love to create your own unique style, then a visit to this shopping destination in Shillong is a must. Here, you’ll find a diverse range of Scottish cloth and everyday dress materials to choose from. The Scottish fabrics are particularly noteworthy, as they exude a sense of sophistication and style. 

What’s more, since the store sells fabrics rather than finished garments, you can tailor them into any style you like, be it a dress, a skirt, a shirt, or a jacket. Besides being trendy, these clothes are also designed to keep you cozy and comfortable, all at reasonable prices. Located opposite Hotel Indiana in Police Bazar, Shillong, Meghalaya, the store welcomes visitors from 9:30 am to 9 pm.

Books From National Book Agency

For those who find solace in the written word, a visit to National Book Agency in Shillong is a must. This book lover’s paradise is stocked with an impressive collection of fiction and non-fiction books, catering to the most discerning of readers. As you explore the sprawling store, you will come across books from a plethora of authors, each waiting to be picked up and savored by the one lucky receiver of your thoughtful gift. 

Along with books, the National Book Agency also houses a range of popular magazines on travel, food, and lifestyle from around the world. Whether you are looking for a gripping novel or a magazine to while away your time, this store has got you covered. The National Book Agency is located at O.B. Shopping Mall, Jail Road, Police Bazar, Shillong, Meghalaya, and welcomes book lovers from 10 am to 9 pm.

Designer Clothing at Daniel Syiem 

A hidden gem among the bustling streets of Shillong, this fashion house is a personal business that is dedicated to enhancing your shopping experience in Meghalaya. It offers a wide range of designer clothing that is sure to impress any fashion lover. This shop is a must-visit for those who are looking for unique and stylish garments for their loved ones that won’t break the bank. The quality of the clothing is outstanding, and the prices are quite reasonable. You can find this gem on Laitumkhrah Main Road, Shillong, Meghalaya. The store is open from 10 am to 7 pm, so make sure you stop by and check out their incredible collection of designer materials and garments.

If you’re planning to dive into the lively markets of Shillong, then make sure to book your stay at a Treebo Shillong hotel for an unforgettable experience. Offering top-notch comfort and hospitality at pocket-friendly prices, Treebo Hotels are the perfect choice for any traveler.

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  • Book online via the Treebo website and avail amazing discounts on your stay.

Shillong beckons travelers to immerse themselves in the perfect fusion of modernity and traditional shopping. So pack your bags, and head to this one-stop destination for a serene stay and shopping extravaganza!


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