Art Shop Hand Made, Sofia
Arts and Craft Shop in the center of Sofia is one of the best art spots in Sofia to pick up souvenirs from Bulgaria. The range of handicrafts is very large, from soaps to beautiful rugs. There you can find really unique crafts created with attention to detail. The owner Elizabeth speaks good English and will give you a very warm welcome on arrival at her shop. The fairy world that the owner has created with her own hands is impressing. The place is a small oasis in the dynamics of the city, where everything is made not only by hands, but with a magic wand that could bring you back to your childhood. the place is recommended to visit if you are around the NDK (National Palace of Culture) area in Sofia downtown.
Flea Market, Sofia
Close to the Alexander Nevsky church you will find this small flea market. Stalls selling lots of old 'tatt' and good stuff from icons to badges and old soviet militaria, you can also find many icons, decorations, old stuff, stamps, old clocks. If you are on the way to the cathedral on foot then you'll probably pass by anyway. The sellers generally speak English well and are willing to negotiate. It is a great spot to pick up some vintage silver jewellery (much cheaper than the airport).
Vino Orenda Wine Shop, Sofia
The store offers a wide variety of carefully selected Bulgarian wines of a high quality. Moreover, the atmosphere is very pleasant and the owners are so friendly and always helpful with their expertise in recommending the right choice of wine, depending on the preferences (whether for a gift or for a personal use at home). It`s not hard to find this unique place near The Russian monument in Sofia. Once you enter the shop you will feel like you found Aladin`s cave. It's fantastic wine shop selling small Bulgarian producers. The owner is very knowledgable and takes the time to explain about the Bulgarian wine. There you can also find a great variety of Bulgarian wines from the big producers. There are also Bulgarian craft beers.