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What To Buy In Ubud, Bali, Indonesia - Updated 2020

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Karina
Karina
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One of the most delightful experiences in Ubud is exploring the local markets and shops, in search of the best souvenirs for family and friends, and some keepsakes to remind you of beautiful Bali, its customs, culture, and people. Lucky for those looking to take a piece of Bali home, there are so many options to choose from. Whether you’re looking for arts and crafts, food, jewelry, or clothing, we have the complete list of what to buy in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia. Check it out!

1. Surfwear

Boards on Bench
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If you’re into water sports or are just looking to make the most of your Balinese experience, then surfing is a must on your to-do list. Luckily, there’s no need to come prepared; there are lots of surfwear stores in Ubud, and they have some pretty good deals. You’ll find anything from bathing suits, surf tank tops, board shorts, and even surfboards on the always-sunny island.

Surfwear

Where to buy: Nusa Surf Shop Ubud

Website: Nusa Surf Shop Ubud

Address: Jalan Goutama Selatan No.25, Ubud, Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia

Price: around 288,135 IDR (20 USD)

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2. Kopi Luwak coffee

Luwak Coffee
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Bali’s volcanic soil makes the island an ideal place for cultivating coffee. Locals learned to make the most of it, turning coffee into one of the main attractions in the area. Travelers from all over the world love trying Bali’s variety of coffee beans, but kopi luwak is by far the most eccentric, with a unique aftertaste. Travelers can try a cup of kopi luwak coffee at the Kopi Bali House in Ubud, and even buy some to take home.

Kopi Luwak coffee

Where to buy: Kopi Bali House

Address: 138 Monkey Forest Street, Ubud, Indonesia

Price: around 201,694 IDR (14 USD)

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3. Silver jewelry


Silver jewelry always makes for the perfect, most durable gift, and if you come to Bali, it is a must-buy, as the Celuk village on the island is famous for creating beautiful silver accessories. There’s no need to travel to Celuk; you will find stunning jewelry in Ubud too. What makes Balinese silver jewelry so special is the way locals combine it with natural stones, corals, and other gemstones, creating unique pieces.

Silver jewelry

Where to buy: Ubudahh

Address: JL. Jembawan no. 2, Ubud, Indonesia

Price: around 576,270 IDR (40 USD)

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4. Traditional handmade products

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Ubud locals are incredibly talented craftsmen and artisans, creating beautiful traditional handmade products that tell the story of the island. Wandering through the Ubud Traditional Art Market is quite the experience; you’ll find a wide variety of colors, fabrics, and styles, and get to negotiate prices with the locals.

Traditional handmade products

Where to buy: Ubud Traditional Art Market

Address: Jl. Raya Ubud No.35, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia

Price: around 72,033 IDR (5 USD)

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5. Batik

Batik painting process
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One of the trademarks in Indonesian culture is the batik fabric. Balinese batiks are made of cotton and come in a multitude of colors created from using natural dyes. They can be used for diverse purposes, whether as clothing, home decorations, or religious wear, and they make for a great souvenir, as they are so particular to the culture in Ubud.

Batik

Where to buy: Ubud Traditional Art Market

Address: Jl. Raya Ubud No.35, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia

Price: around 36,016 IDR (2.50 USD)

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6. Dupa

Posted by Dupa Bali Online on Tuesday, 24 December 2019

Have you ever smelled a dish that reminded you of childhood? Well, if you’d like to take the smell of Bali home, make sure you buy aromatic dupa. These fragrant sticks are a symbol of the Indonesian culture, their religion, and basically their everyday life. It will be one of the first scents you smell, the moment you step foot into the airport, and it’s a great way to remember Ubud, plus they’re free and easy to find.

Dupa

Where to buy: Coco Supermarket

Address: Jl. Hanoman, Ubud, Indonesia

Price: around 23,050 IDR (1.60 USD)

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7. Cotton sarongs


Another inspired choice and useful buy in Ubud is the sarong. It will come in handy when visiting a temple, but they’re also very nice to wear at home too. Sarongs are colorful fabrics decorated with different traditional patterns. They can be the ideal gift or souvenir as they’re lightweight and won’t take up much space in your bags.

Cotton sarongs

Where to buy: Sunari The Tailor

Address: Jl. Hanoman 65 | Sunari Tailor is diagonally opposite Bebek Bengil and Namaste, Ubud 80571, Indonesia

Price: around 60,000 IDR (4 USD)

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8. Gamelan ball

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The gamelan ball is the miniature version of a musical instrument played during Balinese religious ceremonies. They’ve become such a big part of the Indonesian culture that they’ve also been included in all kinds of cultural and gastronomical experiences. The gamelan balls produce a unique sound, are easy to find, and come in different designs.

Gamelan ball

Where to buy: Ubud Traditional Art Market

Address: Jl. Raya Ubud No.35, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia

Price: around 115,254 IDR (8 USD)

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9. Ceramics

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When it comes to traditional crafts, Indonesians create some of the most beautiful ceramics. You’ll see them in luxury resorts and restaurants in Bali, but also find them is their markets and stores. Locals create a variety of handmade ceramics, from flower vases and home decorations to tableware. Balinese ceramics come in different colors, blending traditional and modern elements. If you’re looking to see how they’re made, or you want to learn how to create them yourself, there are several studios that offer ceramic-making classes in Ubud.

Ceramics

Where to buy: Gaya Cermaic

Website: Gaya ceramic

Address: Jl. Raya Sayan (small road), Ubud Bali, Indonesia - 80571

Price: around 360,168 IDR (25 USD)

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10. Eco-friendly bags and fabrics

Stylish rattan handbags on the balinese street in Ubud.
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A walk through the Ubud Traditional Art Market will undoubtedly leave you dazzled by the variety of colors, fabrics, and traditional objects, but the best part about it is that so many of them are eco-friendly. Ata is a common plant in Indonesia that locals dry and use for making hand-knitted baskets and bags. You’ll find them in all kinds of shapes and sizes.

Eco-friendly bags and fabrics

Where to buy: Ubud Traditional Art Market

Address: Jl. Raya Ubud No.35, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia

Price: around 23,050 IDR (1.60 USD)

See our full list of recommended Hotels in Ubud, Indonesia and also compare the prices with airbnbs in Ubud, Indonesia

Take a piece of Bali home with you

Shopping in Ubud is part of the whole Balinese experience. Whether it is wandering through Ubud’s colorful and diverse markets and bargaining with the locals, taking a ceramic-making class and buying their traditional decorations, or just looking to take the scent and taste of Bali back home, travelers shouldn’t miss out on shopping in Ubud. It’s important to know that you shouldn’t buy the first thing you see, or at the first price that you hear. Other than that, happy shopping!

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Karina is a content creator based in Bucharest, Romania. A world traveler, obsessed over F.R.I.E.N.D.S, and a coffee addict, she dreams of one day calling Colorado home. Some of her favorite...Read more

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