Vienna's markets offer something for everyone and Naschmarkt, 1.5km of stalls on Linke Wienzeile, sells everything from food, spices and oils, to vinegars, fabric and jewellery.
If you travel to Vienna in November or December, the traditional winter markets are a delight. Vienna's largest, Rathaus, is a great place to enjoy ice skating. Spittelberg Market and Freyung Market, which focuses on original gifts and handicrafts, are also recommended.
Viennese confectionery shops are a feast for the eyes, before you even start to sample their delicacies. Brightly coloured macaroons and exquisitely packaged chocolates adorn the shelves, and make ideal gifts. Alternatively, head for Augarten Wien, Vienna's finest porcelain manufacturer. You can book a guided tour of the factory or shop for hand-painted vases, ornaments and dinnerware.