Best Things to Buy in Andaman for Your Loved Ones

shells on a net

Andaman and Nicobar Islands are celebrated for their pristine beaches, coral wealth, rich heritage, and of course, shopping markets! If you wish to take back a little part of this mesmerising island, visit the many local shops for gifts from Andaman. These gifts will forever be cherished as they are a reminder of the beautiful times shared during your trip. Apart from shopping for yourself, you can also gift Andaman famous gifts to your friends and loved ones. It is the perfect way of showing them how much you missed them on your trip!


In this article, we have listed down some of the best things to buy in Andaman and Nicobar at pocket-friendly prices.


What’s better than some shining pearls straight from the Bay of Bengal? They are undoubtedly the best kind of go-to items you can buy when visiting any coastal area, especially Andaman and Nicobar. There are plenty of jewellery stores selling high-quality and authentic pearl items such as accessories, ornaments and home decor. You can buy a huge variety of these gorgeous riches from Aberdeen Bazaar in Andaman.

a pearl necklace
Coral in a potted plant

Fishbone Articles

Fishbone art is a quirky accessory for home decor and for the purpose of gifting. These articles are essentially the best out-of-the-waste craft items crafted by the skilled artisans of Andaman. Although sounds a bit weird, fishbone articles are an interesting and unique gift item. You can buy fishbone dolls and other articles from MG Road at a starting rate of Rs. 100.


Collecting shells from the beaches of Andaman is strictly prohibited. So to fulfil your wishes for collecting shells, the island offers a plethora of markets that bestow you with the liberty to buy them. These shops sell shell items in the form of lampshades, vases, ashtrays, ornaments, buttons, and key chains, as well as packets of raw and colourful shells of Andaman. You can buy these dainty items from the beach markets.

shells and a rope on a beach
spices in little bowls


The island proffers a vast variety of excellent quality spices and herbs - cinnamon, cloves, bête, black pepper, cardamom, and vanilla. These are grown and nurtured in abundance on the Island. The aromatic spices are some of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands’ famous things to buy as a gift for loved ones or for oneself. You can buy these from MG Road that sell a varied collection of unique and local spices.

Timber Crafts

The finesse of wooden crafts is so eye-catching and beautiful that they never fail to entice tourists from buying. You can buy wooden items such as home decor items, accessories, toys, kitchen apparatus, or ornaments from Andaman Handicraft Emporium in Andaman. These items are some of the best Andaman Nicobar islands souvenirs.

a wodden handicraft of a deer
block printing design

Nicobari Mats

Although access to the Nicobar Islands is strictly prohibited, you can still buy these unique Nicobari mats from the local markets in Andaman. The tribals of Nicobar handcraft these indigenous mats. Be it for using these as wall tapestry or for decorating your table; these mats are the best gift from Andaman.

Cane & Jute Products

Bamboo, cane and jute products are an authentic and crucial part of the local markets of Andaman. You can buy items like hats, vases, mugs, bags, flutes, wall hangings, pitchers, and jute-based footwear. They make for delightful gifting items, home decor items, and souvenirs that can be easily found in local markets in Andaman.

straw slippers and hat
Picture of a hat around a scarf

Sarong and Hats

While travelling to Andaman and Nicobar islands, carrying sarongs and hats is a must. Not only does it protect you from the harsh tropical sun but also look fashionable. Andaman offers a myriad of markets that sell a variety of trendy sarongs and hats at affordable rates. You can purchase georgette or cotton fabric sarongs that provide the much-needed style and comfort! Travellers can also buy hats of various shapes, sizes, and colours from MG Road.

On your trip to the mesmerising islands of Andaman and Nicobar, make sure to halt at one of the most luxurious resort beside the coastal lines - Symphony Summer Sand Beach Resort and Spa! Embrace a comfortable stay at our hotel and shop for some Andaman famous things while you are holidaying with us!