A Gorjuše pipe for father-in-law, a bottle of mead for uncle, a lect heart for lovers, a beehive panel for father, beautiful lace for mother, as well as honey sweets for nephews, nieces, children, and grandchildren. And not forgetting yourself of course – take a souvenir that will preserve your memories of Slovenia's Alps. Its vivid colours symbolising love, joy and celebration, make the lect honey-bread heart one of the most typical souvenirs of Gorenjska. With their religious and secular painted motifs, many of which are highly amusing, beehive front panels are a special and most distinctive characteristic of Slovenian apiculture.
Fashioned from alder root or branch knots, a tobacco pipe from Gorjuše, a village in Bohinj, is decorated with mother-of-pearl, pearl shell or metal. While the men carved pipes, women made typical Železniki bobbin lace as well as embroidery with characteristic motifs, of which the stylised Gorenjska carnation - a flower which adorns the windows and balconies of homes in Slovenia's Alps - is particularly popular. Another longstanding tradition is medičarstvo – honey-bread confectionary, while liquor mead - known as medica - is a typical alcoholic drink in this land of apiary.