Clothing from all brands is available here. Prices are so good that you end up thinking if the respective brand clothes are real or fake. It is advisable to avoid the purchase of items such as Gore-tex jackets, shoes and backpacks owing to the fact that maybe they are replicated and have been made of low-quality products.
Guilin has beautiful scroll paintings and calligraphy, carvings. Of course, they are quite expensive but surely a collector item. You can find lots of things for your house here as well and at better rates considering how well your bargaining skills are
Jade and porcelain
The jade available in Mainland China is known to be cheaper yet better in quality than anywhere else. Same is believed true for the porcelain as well.
You should surely get one of the “chops”— it is a stone that you can get your name engraved on it.
When on the lookout for stores or markets that has real antiques, you will come across antiques that are over a century old. You cannot exit the country with these items if you do not have an export certificate with an official wax seal provided by the seller.
A popular place to find a beautiful peace is the Shanghai Friendship Store. Antiques dating back to the end of the 17th century cannot be taken out of the country, with or without a seller certificate and seal.
You will find a lot of random yet interesting stuff like clay figurines, and kites in China. The cool thing about them will be that they will have intricate drawings inside. It makes for a cute souvenir and gift.
Many bone products made from the bones of oxen and camels can be found here. You will also come across many good quality cutleries sets and items.
Amongst other items that are found in China and make popular gifts are items such as silk fabrics, embroidered stuff, Lacquerware, reproduction antiques, and traditional Chinese jewelry.