One of the things I have searched for are...what are nice things to buy in Vietnam or what are their specialties. One of the things that caught my eye are their Lacquer-wares. They have really beautiful bowls, boxes and wall hangs like these:
from photobucket -
from heapfullofhelp's blog -
I also read about these bamboo dragonfly toys that are cute. They are made well-balanced and can stand on your finger:
from mishaparis' blog -
So far, that's what I found! I'm excited to look for cultural/crafty handmade items from there. I'll keep my eyes open for now.