The Best Places to Buy Souvenirs in San Jose, CA

San Jose Flea Market
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Your time in San Jose has been magical. From stepping inside the Winchester Mystery House™ to cheering on the Sharks as they hit the ice, you checked every attraction off your bucket list. In fact, you had such a good time in the Capital of Silicon Valley that you’d like to take a piece of it home with you. Unfortunately, you won’t be leaving with tons of PayPal stock, but you can take home a souvenir from one of these kooky shops.

1. San Jose Flea Market

Market, Healthy, Street Food

Healthy food on the market in San Jose, Costa Rica
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The San Jose Flea Market has everything! Browse for vintage wine glasses or take home some freshly made salsa. From various food items to collectible retail, if you have enough time to invest in wandering the market’s meandering corridors, you’re bound to head home with something you love. What’s more, you can make a day out of the trip by grabbing a bite to eat at one of the food vendor’s stalls. Are you traveling with kids? They’ll love the arcade games and carnival rides available.

2. Australian Products Co.

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Have a passion for all things Aussie? Australian Products Co. is the place for you. The store from Down Under stocks all things native to Australia—from Vegemite to Tim Tams. While the store specializes in selling food products from Oz, they also offer a collection of Australian souvenirs. Bring home a stuffed koala or boxing kangaroo shirt for the one you love—it’s a present they won’t forget.

Australian Products Co., 3828 Stevens Creek Blvd Stevens Creek Blvd, San Jose, CA, USA, +1 408 748 9999

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3. Sharks Store at the SAP Center

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From stuffed sharks to your favorite player’s jersey, the merchandise at the Sharks Store is worth checking out. Located inside the SAP Center, you’ll feel a bond between you and the team as you scope Sharks gear and imagine yourself on the ice. Know anyone who’s an L.A. Kings fan? Bring them home something from the Shark Tank in good fun. Friendly rivalries are encouraged around these parts—until the next Stanley Cup, that is.

4. Kogura Company

Located in the heart of Japantown, Kogura Company offers tons of Japanese-inspired takeaways. There are low-ticket items such as kitschy printed lunch boxes and bento sets plus high-end offerings, including ceramic teapots and wall art. Find something for everyone you love, or just buy something for yourself to elevate your home décor.

Kogura Company, 231 Jackson St, San Jose, CA, USA, +1 408 294 3184

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5. Powell’s Sweet Shoppe

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This old-fashioned candy shop knows that the way to the heart is through the stomach. Novelty sodas, specialty chocolates, vintage sweets, and gourmet truffles all have a home at Powell’s. Purchase something for the person with a sweet tooth in your life. Chances are, they’ll repay you with something sweet in return.

Powell’s Sweet Shoppe, 1140 Lincoln Ave #6, San Jose, CA, USA, +1 408 279 4090

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