Best Souvenirs From an International Trip

by Katie Skrzek

May 19, 2019

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Tips / Travel

One of the best things about traveling abroad is buying souvenirs to bring back so you can fondly remember your trip. Look beyond the typical items like t-shirts and magnets and purchase unique souvenirs like these:

 

Food

Though this souvenir won’t last forever, it’s a fun option to bring home for a literal taste of the destination. Look for whatever non-perishable products are special to the destination and bring back a sampling. Stock up on any food you tried and enjoyed during your travels, especially anything difficult to find back home. Items with packaging in another language look extra special.

 

Art

Whatever the medium and size, look for local artwork to bring home. While putting a large painting in your suitcase might not be realistic, you can easily find smaller scale works, or even a small ceramic piece, that will easily transport back and remind of you of the destination from the comfort of your home.

 

Clothing/Jewelry

Stroll the markets of the destination you’re visiting for handmade clothing or jewelry specific to that location like pearl jewelry from Tahiti or straw hats from Thailand.

 

Matchbooks

If you can’t decide what to buy, matchbooks make a great free souvenir. Many bars and restaurants have free matchbooks available for customers. Start a collection you can use or display once you’re home.

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