What To Buy In Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - Updated 2021

what to buy in las vegas

Speak of Las Vegas and one would automatically think of fun and entertainment. This desert-city has endless possibilities for travelers. The Strip, which is Las Vegas’ famous stretch that’s filled with resorts, is glitzy and glamorous. Many of the hotels here by themselves are attractions and there are also street shows, dancing fountains, shows and museums. Las Vegas is a great place to visit all through the year. This city is also known as the next best haven for shopping apart from Hong Kong and New York. It is definitely worthwhile checking out the things which this casino city has to offer. Perhaps you will find a thing or two for yourself, your friends or family. Continue reading below to find out the top things you can buy while in Las Vegas.

1. Jean Philippe Patisserie chocolates

Jean Philippe Goodies
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When you visit Las Vegas, it would be a pity if you did not try pastries created by a world-famous pastry chef. Meet Hean Philippe, a French chef who is known to make top quality chocolates and other desserts. Jean Philippe used to have a shop at the Bellagio and at the Aria. Nonetheless, the chocolates are still being sold on the Strip. Bring home chocolate gift baskets consisting of different types of chocolates. Flavors for the chocolates are limitless, ranging from peanut brittle to vanilla rum and so on.

2. Nevada Vodka

It is said that Nevada’s first legally made and sold spirit was a vodka known as Nevada vodka. This is a handcrafted vodka which is distilled locally in Las Vegas by a couple, George and Katalin. Known as Las Vegas Distillery, the liquors are available at major liquor stores and supermarkets. While you have some gaming fun in Las Vegas, why not try out some locally produced alcohol, of course in moderation?

Nevada Vodka

Where to buy: Las Vegas Distillery

Website: Las Vegas Distillery

3. Saguaro Cactus

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Nevada is known for its abundance in desert landscapes where cacti grow. As such, what better souvenir to buy in the city than a cactus? The Saguaro is perhaps the most recognizable cactus in the world. So, while you are in Las Vegas, do get a couple of these cacti so that you can share your trip memories with others back home.

Saguaro Cactus

Where to buy: Cactus Joe’s Blue Diamond Nursery

Address: 12740 Blue Diamond Road, Las Vegas, NV

4. Silver Strike tokens

Nevada is famously known as the Silver State with a long tradition of mining. This great mining tradition is best exemplified by the Silver Strike minted by many casinos. Patrons fancy the shiny pure silver and brass tokens which have special significance. Several special slot machines were designed to dispense only silver strikes. Gradually, Silver Strike tokens with redeemable values were issued. Hotels also began making strikes with imprints of their logo on them. Hotels such as The Four Queens, the Palms, and Sam’s Town still carry limited edition commemorative $200 and $300 tokens meant for special occasions.

Silver strike tokens

Where to buy: Lost Vegas Antiques

Address: 625 Las Vegas Blvd South, Las Vegas, NV 89102

5. Ostrich feathers

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If you have looked around carefully enough, you will notice that there are many products being sold in Las Vegas which have been made out of ostrich feathers. In fact, you will be surprised to know that there is an entire store in the city which sells only feathers. Located in the Las Vegas arts district, patrons can choose from seven different types of bird feathers and/or feathered boas. One will also be able to find several refurbished old feathered costumes in this shop. Fancy owning one made of these feathers? If so, visit Rainbow Feather Co. while in Las Vegas.

Ostrich feathers

Where to buy: Rainbow Feather Co.

Address: 1036 S. Main St., Las Vegas, NV 89101

6. Authentic native American basket

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In the past, various tribes of Native American Indians were said to have occupied the land of Las Vegas. Although the tribes preferred to farm the land they were on, they also shared a tradition of respect for the Gods and Spirits that they believed looked after their lives. Tribes like the Apache, Hopi and Navajo were known for their involvement in the arts and crafts. As such, many products were created by them while they were around. This tradition has continued with native American baskets being popular products sold in the market. These baskets come in different sizes and designs and make great gifts.

Authentic native American basket

Where to buy: Indian Soul Art

Address: Village Square Commercial Center, 900 Karen Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89109, United States

7. “The Jaw” business card holder

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“The Jaw” business card holder is one gift which one will not find anywhere outside of Nevada. Following the great success of “CSI,” a television show, the Clark County Coroner’s Office tapped on this programme to educate and counsel kids at risk. As such, they began producing items such as mugs, caps, pens and so on. One such item is “The Jaw” business card holder, which reaped good revenue. This business card holder is essentially a replica of the lower jaw which makes a great gift for someone who might be a doctor or a dentist. It looks like an authentic bone and is definitely a quirky item.

“The Jaw” business card holder

Where to buy: Clark County Coroner’s Office

Address: 1704 Pinto Lane, Las Vegas, NV 89106

8. Blue Man Group drum sticks

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Blue Man Group drumsticks are a must buy for anyone who is a fan of the Blue Man Group. Known as one of the most successful shows to run in Las Vegas, this group is known for its comedy, music and multimedia theatrics all in one. It is a tradition that after each performance, the Blue Man Group comes out to meet its fans and sign autographs. Additionally, drumsticks and drum covers that have been used in previous performances are all sold in the Blue Man Gift Shop outside the theatre. These can even be personalized upon request.

Blue Man Group Drum Sticks

Where to buy: Blue Man Group Gift Shop

Address: 3355 Las Vegas Blvd South, Las Vegas, NV 8910

Cost: From 20 USD

9. Collectible casino chip and dice

Las Vegas and casino chips are synonymous. What was once a city where backroom gambling was prevalent is now bustling with legalized casinos. As the town opened its doors to a gaming industry, tourism also increased multifold. Although the gaming scene is said to have started in 1932, the Las Vegas Strip flourished in 1945. As casino chips were worthless outside of the casino, they were usually cashed in. As such, gradually, these casino chips found their way out of Las Vegas and gained collectible value. There are several chips which have become vintage or have high value. Possessing a collectible casino chip and dice would serve as a memory of your trip to this gaming town.

Collectible casino chip and dice

Where to buy: Spinettis Home Gaming Supplies

Address: 810 S. Commerce St., Las Vegas, NV 89106

Great stuff from Las Vegas

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You may want to have all the fun in Las Vegas. Likewise, it is definitely worthwhile picking up something memorable so that you have tangible memories of the city as well.

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