In Krabi Town you will find sumptuous local food that is reasonably priced, alongside clothing, local art and handicrafts. Unless you are looking for the usual tourist-trap shops selling T-shirts and shorts, avoid Ao Nang, where prices can be higher.
For souvenirs unique to southern Thailand, nielloware boxes, vases and trays are perfect. Nielloware crafting has been practiced here for centuries and involves etching intricate designs on a blackened blend of copper, silver, and lead sulphides. Seashell ornaments and jewellery are also widely available and often incredibly beautiful.
For fabrics and textiles inspired by the natural surroundings, head for the Thai Batik Shop and Phi Phi Gallery, where you'll find batik skirts, bags and shirts.