Seeking advice on gifts to bring back from Istanbul
September 6, 2011 7:32 PM Subscribe
Seeking ideas for a wedding gift to buy during our upcoming Istanbul trip, as well as smaller souvenirs to bring back for friends.
posted by croutonsupafreak to shopping (8 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Less than a week after we return from two weeks in Istanbul, my sister-in-law is getting married. I don't want to get her a rug, but I'd love to search out something else in the sub-$200 range that we could bring her. She's a Brooklyn-based visual artist marrying a sculptor, living in a fairly sizable loft. I think art, clothes, textiles and interesting patterns would likely appeal to them. What kind of stuff should we look for?
Also, in the sub-$20 range, are there good trinkets we can search out to bring back for friends, co-workers, etc.? I don't like evil eye stuff, which seems to rule out one of the most iconic options. What else might be good and quintessentially Turkish?