Every city in China boasts a range of "local snacks," which are conveniently packaged in boxes for tourists to bring back home and distribute as gifts. Since Xiamen became the first mainland city to normalize trade relations with Taiwan, Xiamen's gift box shops ("ban shou li") have branched out of just Fujian snacks to offer an international selection of "Fujian and Taiwan Snacks." For tropical fruit and seafood lovers there are plenty of products to entice.
One of the best and largest of such stores is Huiyi Mintai Techan (汇怡闽台特产) on Zhongshan Road. Some unique products include ginger duck, seaweed peanuts, coconut pastries, pineapple cakes, and durian candy. A wide array of fried fish, abalone, and sea cucumber are stocked in glass jars which customers can purchase bulk.