Himachal Pradesh has plenty to offer tourists who are looking for local handicrafts to take home. The tourist can pick up things made of wood, metal, wool, tweed or beads. There are Tibetan carpets and handicrafts, shawls, preserves and pickles, toys, wooden articles, semi precious jewellery and baskets.
There are plenty of other souvenirs that a visitor can pick up. Head scarves from Chamba, traditional Kullu dolls, embroidered handkerchiefs, and horse hair products like bangles are popular with tourists. Kangra and Chamba paintings represent the Indian mythology and depict scenes of Gods and Goddesses and Kings and Queens. These characteristic paintings use natural pigments and colours. Many wood items like rosaries, beer mugs and bowls are made of wood from local walnut, chestnut and wild mulberry trees. The other notable items that you can pick up while shopping in Himachal Pradesh are the baskets meant for carrying harvest crops, lamp stands, silver tea sets and other cane items.