10 Best Souvenirs from Egypt to Buy That Are Easy to Pack

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Egypt was one of the first countries I visited where I was really interested in purchasing souvenirs. This has a bit to do with the fact that it’s been at the top of my bucket list for decades.

Looking to buy the best souvenirs from Egypt? This post has you covered! I’ll cover the top Egypt souvenirs you should definitely buy on your trip to the land of the Pharaohs.

Personalized Cartouche

Cartouches were formerly only worn by Pharaohs. The oval surrounding their name was meant to protect them from evil spirits in life and after death.

Canopic Jars

The ancient Egyptians used canopic jars during the mummification process to store and preserve the viscera of a person for the afterlife. They were commonly either carved from limestone or were made of pottery.


If you want to bring a little piece of Egyptian art home with you, alabaster statues and other items are a great gift because artisans have been crafting them for centuries.


You can find all sorts of spices and herbs – black knight lilies, cumin, coriander turmeric, cinnamon sticks, cardamom pods, deep red hibiscus flowers, anise seeds, and the list goes on.

Statue of Egyptian Gods

The best spot I had seen these statues was in Aswan while waiting to catch a boat to the Temple of Isis. The Nubian people were selling all kinds of lovely souvenirs on these docks – and they weren’t pushy at all.

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