Albania was a great destination. I’d recommend it. Highly. I had the all too rare experience of feeling like I was traveling and not running from sight to sight, or working.
It was very much a real vacation or holiday (depending on where you are in the English speaking world), since I didn’t search (well, all that much) for fairly made handicrafts.
So, no buying. No shopping. In fact, I didn’t even bring back a trinket for myself, but I did see a few women selling their wares in the castle area of Berat/Berati, which was about as touristy as things got in Albania. (Which, blissfully, isn’t all that much.)
While the above woman had a few crotched items, she is mainly selling honey and preserves. (Which I imagine are great.)
The woman below has a bit more on the handicraft front on offer:
Wherever you end up this weekend, I hope it’s great.