Here’s where you can go for gifts, crafts, souvenirs and specialty items in Belgrade.
Belgrade might not be known as the shopping mecca of the world, but it sure encompasses several unparalleled artisan shops that should capture your attention. How fun is it to bring home special items from the oldest perfumery or candy shop in Serbia? That’s what this list is all about!
Kralja Petra 75, Beograd 11000, Serbia
The oldest perfumery in Belgrade is Sava, where you can also admire a boutique turned into somewhat of a museum. In 1954, Nenad’s (owner) father opened this shop to continue the tradition and the art of perfume. Today, it remains to be one-of-a-kind, a magical and aromatic oasis where a personalized scent is mixed in a hidden room behind curtains and a signage on an old typewriter.
Gavrila Principa 14, Beograd, Serbia
Got a sweet tooth? What’s better than traditional sweet treats? Bombondžija is the last of its kind as the only family-owned handmade candy shop remaining in Belgrade. The Bosiljčić has been passing down this sugary boutique for three generations, since the current location on Gavrila Principa Street was opened in 1936 by the current owners’ grandfather. Anything from lollipops to Turkish delights – the shop’s signature – are original recipes from 1930s. Get ready for an absolute sugar high!
TRICIKL Art Craft Gift Shop
Francuska no.5, Beograd 11000, Serbia
For a not-so-average gift to bring home for friends and family, TRICIKL Art Craft Gift Shop is where you need to be. From canvas bags, postcards, stationary, candles, to a wide variety of cameras; this shop is perfect for unique items made by local designers that your loved ones won’t be able to find back home. Inexpensive crafts and an incredibly fun store to browse through, TRICIKL makes an enjoyable stop after a day of sightseeing.
lokal 25, Čumićevo sokače 2, Beograd 11000, Serbia
All Nut specializes in all natural skincare products made with unprocessed ingredients. It’s most renowned for cold-pressed oils concocted from plum seed, apricot seed and hazelnuts. All products are made in tiny batches so they’re kept in the freshest quality without artificial additives or chemicals. Most importantly, All Nut highlights Serbia’s futile agricultural customs that intertwines locals’ generosity and physical health with the earth and nature. By shopping here, you’ll also be supporting local farmers that grow the ingredients of the oils and herbs.
Cetinjska 15, Beograd 11000, Serbia
For vinyl collectors, Yugovinyl specializes in rare LPs and singles from ex-Yogoslavia. There’s also a big number of original and license pressings. At the store, you can flip through 20,000 records in a massive range of music genres, especially in Yugoslavia-era prog, new wave and punk. Moreover, the shop purchases gramophone records.
Dechkotzar Flagship Store
Gračanička 16, Beograd 11000, Serbia
DechkoTzar has grown to be a beloved streetwear brand in Belgrade, known for originally designed t-shirts, hoodies, hats…and more. In 2001, DechkoTzar launched a limited series of t-shirts with local band Red Zmaja. It was such a big hit that the clothing company started various collections of limited editions. At the heart of the brand, DechkoTzar is simply any guy in Serbia. That’s what makes it so relatable.
Rakia & co
Terazije 42, Beograd 11000, Serbia
Rakija is Balkan region’s fruit brandy and it’s prevalent throughout a city like Belgrade. You’ll see it on restaurant menus, in supermarkets, in a local friend’s home…etc. It’s infused with various fruits: plums, apples, apricots…and many more. If you’re keen on bringing a bottle home either to keep or to give away, Rakia & co carries a large variety of premium-quality rakijas that you can even choose to box as gifts.