Ultimate Guide to Shopping in Bali for 2019: Unique & Memorable Gifts

Ultimate guide to shopping in Bali: Where can you find the most unique gifts and souvenirs in Bali and where are the island’s main shopping hubs? Read on to find out!

Bali is a shopaholics paradise, with tonnes of markets and shops selling unique items at low prices. If you want to stock up on gifts or souvenirs while you’re in Bali, you won’t be short of options!

So where are the best places for shopping in Bali and where can you find the best clothes, trinkets and goods on the island? Read on to find out!

From malls to markets, Bali has unlimited shopping opportunities! https://unsplash.com/photos/-r_ZJcwAz7A
From malls to markets, Bali has unlimited shopping opportunities!
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Ubud

Good for: Everything!

Ubud Art Market

Where is it? Opposite the Royal Ubud Palace

Best for: authentic Balinese handicrafts, arts and souvenirs

Price rating: $ – $$$

Ubud Art Market is waiting for you to discover its treasures!
Ubud Art Market is waiting for you to discover its treasures!

The Art Market in Ubud is an absolute treat to walk around and a great place to pick up some gifts and souvenirs during your time in Bali! Many of the goods here are handmade and sourced from the local villages of Peliatan, Payangan, Tegallalang and Pengosekan. It’s the best place to pick up artisan crafts in Ubud and if you browse around you’re sure to find something unique. Make sure you haggle over the price and visit first thing in the morning to snap up the best deals!

Teba Sari Plantation

Where is it? Lodtunduh, Ubud

Best for: herbs, spices, coffee beans & chocolate

Price rating: $$ – $$$

If you want to learn more about Bali’s Luwak coffee AND buy some to take home with you, pay a visit to the Taba Sari Plantation. Their knowledgeable guides will walk you through the beautiful plantation, explaining about the various plants they grow and their manufacturing processes. Afterward, you can try and buy the world-famous Luwak coffee. Make a day of it and buy lunch in their fantastic on-site restaurant!

Monkey Forest Road

Where is it? Central Ubud, near the Monkey Forest

Best for: clothes, souvenirs, jewellery, trinkets, sarongs, bags, handicrafts etc.

Price rating: $ – $$

Monkey Forest Road is a one-stop for gifts and souvenirs in Ubud. https://unsplash.com/photos/a8MJQHunT-8
Monkey Forest Road is a one-stop for gifts and souvenirs in Ubud.
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The no.1 spot for shopping in Ubud, Monkey Forest Road is lined with colourful stalls and shops. This is the perfect place to pick up clothes, bags and trinkets in Ubud – you’re sure to find something you love! Prices are competitive, so this is a great place to pick up a bargain in Bali (and gifts for your loved ones back home).

 

Semnyak

Good for: Surf gear, homeware & high-end fashion

Bali Boat Shed

Where is it? Jalan Laksamana Basangkasa (Central Seminyak)

Best for: Swimwear & summer apparel

Price rating: $$$

If you’re looking to pick up a cute dress or new pair of boardshorts, check out Bali Boat Shed in Seminyak. Their wide range of summer apparel is all beautifully made with high-quality fabrics, from T-shirts to shorts. Stop by to pick up a fashionable new outfit so you can look as good as you feel in Bali!

Seminyak is a great place to pick up surf supplies in Bali! https://unsplash.com/photos/_oDbvjotJcc/info
Seminyak is a great place to pick up surf supplies in Bali!
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Drifter Surf Shop & Cafe

Where is it? Jalan Oberoi (Central Seminyak)

Best for: Surf Gear & apparel

Price rating: $$ – $$$

For all things surf-related, head over to Drifter Surf Shop & Cafe while you’re in Seminyak. They stock everything from surfboards to board shorts and everything in between! Whether you’re looking for fins, wax, T-shirts or swimwear, Drifter’s have it all. They also sell a range of guitars, homeware, yoga mats and other goods to keep you browsing. Check out their cafe when you’re done shopping and grab something delicious to re-fuel!

Jalan Raya Seminyak

Where is it? Central Seminyak

Best for: High-end fashion boutiques and art shops

Price rating: $$ – $$$$

Jalan Raya is the main shopping street in Seminyak. https://www.flickr.com/photos/travelfishery/5374698441/in/photolist-9bWJAv-ccA72w-6YCVCd-shLphJ-DXmVqc-dNEWtw-rjHgn7-bVdR5P-a39jmy-oiAnoM-71KoK1-3H6UUA-nwwmK-4Y7r2h-bGGB1e-8LBWgs-cJHv7d-Vwg9ko-VBjbiC-oo5drM-5oSq2c-dHM3D1-6qwLb7-MChtCL-TnkRXh-W4vWAE-29UFafX-bGRhat-D9d5GF-W7g44H-6s8W76-iU2Fjs-dcanyL-8rEeWR-X8rqNX-eGHyuR-X5yNc3-cpGPTW-cpGTgW-8Lkj1R-MKZHQ-a39eeJ-Dx7C1T-8Maz3V-5MFtFH-wuHZP-wuJaY-4U5vH1-6UY8s5-6qsLMp
Jalan Raya is the main shopping street in Seminyak.
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Jalan Raya Seminyak is the main shopping street in town and is the place to head for a serious spree. The whole street is lined with fashionable shops and boutiques selling all kinds of beautiful, luxury items.

Browse designer labels, international fashion brands, homeware, furniture, uniquely designed jewellery, swimwear and so much more! Jalan Raya Seminyak is also home to many of the town’s fine dining establishments, so it’s the perfect place to grab dinner when you’ve finished shopping.

Kuta

Good for: Malls

Kuta Beachwalk

Where is it? Jalan Pantai Kuta (Central Kuta)

Best for: International brands, shopping, food & entertainment

Price rating: $ – $$$

The largest shopping mall in Bali, Kuta Beachwalk is a great all-in-one stop for shoppers in Kuta. This enormous mall stocks brands from all over the world and also has a wealth of dining and entertainment opportunities. Their unique design features open-air architecture with plenty of green, airy spaces, for one of the most pleasant shopping experiences in Bali.

Mal Bali Galeria

Where is it? Jalan By Pass Ngurah Rai (by the Simpang Dewaruci landmark)

Best for: Family fun, shopping, food & entertainment

Price rating: $ – $$$

Mal Bali Galeria is a favourite among locals AND travellers in Bali and is the ideal place to shop if you’re travelling with kids. This huge shopping and entertainment complex offers so much more besides retail and is a great place to spend an afternoon in Bali. Check out the cinema, food court, or one of their upcoming exhibitions!

Discovery Shopping Mall

Where is it? Jalan Kartika Plaza (beachside, central Kuta)

Best for: international brands, food, shopping & entertainment

Price rating: $ – $$$

This beachside mall in Kuta is another of Bali’s largest. Conveniently located on Jalan Kartika Plaza (one of Kuta’s main roads), Discovery Shopping Mall is a hit among travellers in Bali. Browse famous national and international fashion brands before heading to the food court, where you can choose from a global menu of dishes. Options range from fine dining to fast food outlets, so you can easily find somewhere to satisfy your taste! Discovery Shopping Mall is also located just across the street from Waterbom Bali, perfect for cooling off after a morning of retail therapy.

Off the beaten path shopping in Bali

Looking to pick up something really unique to take back from your travels? Take a look around the following lesser-known shopping spots during your trip to Bali!

Celuk Village

Where is it? Celuk Village (near Sukawati District)

Best for: Gold and silver

Price Rating: $$ – $$$

Visit Celuk Village to admire and purchase skillfully crafted silver and gold pieces. https://www.flickr.com/photos/69295524@N03/8267025402/in/photolist-dAwECJ-Q58khC-P4uTwk-QePiT5-PJagWo-Q7SRci-Q58fMW-PJaFQW-P4vvvV-QeNcrE-P4tXpx-Q7SZyD-PJ9Ufh-Qi5via-Qi55Hi-P4u6n6-QeNZ8u-Q7SNF6-PJa9Sd-P1FQpW-P4vmGc-P1G76q-QeNVsU-Q58pkC-P1FYa5-P4uYJe-Q7SqbB-Qi51Q8-QeNo9S-PJ9iRC-Q7SqQH-Qi5bBn-QePMrw-P1GThC-QeP27j-PJ9cxL-Q58r5Q-Q58kpm-PJ9L6w-Qi4Wtx-P4u2nH-QePEJ3-P1HhFb-Q59HgL-Qi55UF-Q7RxZK-P1HgAf-Qi552t-Qi65jv-Q59JiA
Visit Celuk Village to admire and purchase skillfully crafted silver and gold pieces.
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If you’re a fan of all things shiny, make your way to Celuk Village for beautiful, handcrafted gold and silver jewellery. The artisan craftsmen at the village are famed for their skilled and elaborate metalwork, all of which is performed using the highest quality materials. This is the ideal place to browse uniquely designed earrings, bracelets, necklaces, rings and more! Buy gifts for your loved ones or treat yourself to a new statement piece while learning about Celuk Village’s elaborate design and production processes.

Best things to buy in Bali

Looking for something quintessentially Balinese to take home from your holiday? Shop around for the following items and find something special to remember your trip by!

Batik Fabric

A unique part of Indonesia’s culture, Batik fabric is beautifully designed with intricate patterns and vibrant colours. The fabric is often worn as clothing and you can buy stunning shirts, dresses and skirts in Bali. Shop around for something beautiful to wear after you return home!

Buy some traditional Batik fabric during your trip to Bali.
Buy some traditional Batik fabric during your trip to Bali.

Best place to buy? Ubud

Organic, natural health and beauty products

Bali is known for its luxury spas, all of which use the highest quality of organic and natural ingredients. Why not take a little luxury home with you and stock up on beauty products before you go? With so many places selling indulgent oils, soaps and fragrances, you won’t be short of options while you’re in Bali!

Treat yourself to some natural, organic beauty products in Bali.
Treat yourself to some natural, organic beauty products in Bali.

Best place to buy? Seminyak

Kopi Luwak

Indonesia is famous for its Kopi Luwak, the most expensive coffee on earth. Learn more about the production process (which features the Asian Palm Civet) and buy some to take home with you. Try before you buy and take part in a free coffee tasting after a tour of the facility!

Try and buy the famous Kopi Luwak in Ubud. https://www.flickr.com/photos/31997804@N02/36425238403/in/photolist-XuLSkM-TiMwQv-Kkzfdu-bxXgui-bk3pDy-qo2MrG-cCeYau-dwb3eL-a4dfY7-whSqEQ-8Mu4GZ-9wv7jz-iqwQP9-FSpos3-FNQmZH-pkuuvn-8JxGmJ-6FXCRp-WDnFSQ-V23GkE-nVeRBG-22xNHnj-d5CZrC-od9gb4-atq9Ld-dV6zZY-nw4m67-HoR7Y2-AJyXwr-AJz4nV-BDFhmU-BDFQ4S-BDFkUW-Bwqekm-BFZBqB-ByHewX-8JxFXo-BwpFVC-AJtK6A-24VX3f7-EZrpCD-MnnLCa-VeZWHn-S9Tp7e-VZeii8-sQrFnJ-pfs9M9-RRwqw3-TCPB5C-6Hv4yh
Try and buy the famous Kopi Luwak in Ubud.
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Best place to buy? Ubud

Wood Carvings

Bali is famous for wood carvings, a traditional craft that is tightly interwoven with centuries of Indonesian culture. Skilled artisan craftsmen produce exquisite boxes, furniture, puzzles, ornaments, masks, toys and more. These make perfect souvenirs and gifts, so you may want to pick up a few different pieces before you leave Bali!

Bali is known for its exquisite wood carvings.
Bali is known for its exquisite wood carvings.

Where to buy? Gianyar

Kites

May visitors to Bali will have caught a glimpse of the spectacular traditional kites. These enormous and elaborately designed kites can reach enormous proportions and can often be seen wheeling against the blue sky overhead. Buy one while you’re in Bali for the ultimate souvenir of your trip!

A traditional Balinese kite is the perfect souvenir of your time on the island.
A traditional Balinese kite is the perfect souvenir of your time on the island.

Where to buy? Ubud