If matreshkas, fridge magnets and cups with the city views do not look authentic enough for you to bring home some Russian items of local production as souvenirs can be the best option for you. First of all, you can buy Russian sweets such as chocolate bars of Korkunov or Babaevsky, Russian traditional melted sugar candies – petushki, which can be found in any supermarket. Saint Petersburg local chocolate is represented by the factory “Krasniy Oktyabr’” (“Red October” so Soviet!), chocolate bars “Alenka” and some other candies and sweets. Any kind of pryanics, Russian traditional cookies with various fillings, can be also a delicious souvenir. By the way, don’t miss “Sever” delicious sweets and cakes, the favorite sweets of locals, – “Sever” cafes chain is huge and can be easily found in the center by its white and blue symbolic and a polar bear on the logo. The beautiful shop of merchants Eliseevy with colorful interactive window shows just next to Gostiniy Dvor could provide you with an inspiration what sweets to bring home.