It doesn’t matter if you love shopping or not, but every traveler ends up shopping for souvenirs. Whether you’re buying for yourself or for your dear ones, when bombarded with that many stimuli, it does get pretty confusing. Keychains, magnets and T-shirts are the simplest solutions for the hunt. But, what about souvenirs for the special? Here are a few items to collect for those with specific interests.
1. Souvenir Pennies for the Currency Collector
These souvenirs don’t occupy a lot ofplace, are easy on thepocket, and come in a variety of designs.
2. Paintings for the Artsy
Painting and art styles vary from region to region. Collecting a small art piece from different regions helps an art enthusiast remember the different styles and own an aesthetic collectible of value.
3. Soaps for the OCD
In most countries, it’s not hard to find beautiful hand-made, carved bars of soap that depict local scenes and monuments. Moreover, it’s locally made using the country’s natural resources. The advantage is, this souvenir is sold at every airport, so no need to spend time hunting for the perfect souvenir.
4. Charms for the Jewelry Lover
5. Instruments for the Musically Inclined
Every culture has it’s own musical tradition. From singing in different languages to varying tunes, each musical tradition is complimented by an original instrument. Not just will one be owning an envious collection, but they’ll also know how to play it.
6. Candles for the Enlightened
Either for emergency, or for the aroma, candles are a permanent household item. Souvenir candles come in all sizes and look great on the shelf.
7. Shot Glasses for the Party Animal
Glow in the dark and neon colors, spotted and striped, lights and quotes or just weirdly shaped, shot glasses come in just so many forms. An ideal souvenir to remember the spectacular nights.
8. Leaves, Fur, Teeth and Feathers for the Environmental
Grab them here, grab them there. All through the nature trails, these gratis souvenirs are abundantly available, and one of a kind.
9. Photo frames for the Photographer
They are pros at capturing the essence of the scene, and with this souvenir, the picture also has a matching frame from the same place of origin.
10. Games for the Sporty
Learning new games and keeping a collection! At least the children will never be bored. Unless the games are framed in a glass jar for show.
11. Fabric for the Fashionable
With one fiber from every country being different, every fashionista would love to have a keepsake from the many different places they visit. An album with different cloth materials in a great collection to have.
12. Postcards for the Writer
Even though it’s a dying medium, a writer will always fondly remember the postcard days. Mail yourself or your writer friend a postcard from every place you visit, and not only will you have a souvenir, but also a chance to write.