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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.
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.
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
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