The one thing that all holidaymakers cannot resist is shopping, and they certainly won't be disappointed with what Cyprus has to offer. The government actively supports the local crafts industry to ensure that old crafts are preserved. Cypriot lacework is of the highest quality and in an off white colour.
Locally produced items on the island offer you the best value for your money. There are literally hundreds of shops, stalls and outlets marketing a range of handicrafts, which include carved wood items, silverware and lace. Look out for shops that are members of the Cyprus Handicraft Service. This is a government-run venture through which local artisans display their goods. If you're looking for genuine Cypriot crafts that are not mass-produced then these are the shops to visit.
Look out for highly decorative tablecloths, doilies, place mats and dressing table sets. Cyprus pottery also makes a popular gift, with lots of attractive pots in all shapes and sizes.