Great ideas for cute souvenirs to bring back home from your next trip
Do you bring souvenirs from your travels or you make pictures and prefer to capture the moments in your mind? Magnets were very popular at some point, but the problem is that they are almost ”useless”….That’s why, if I find something nice and original while I travel, I buy it to remind me of the city or the country I’ve visited. Here is my selection of souvenirs that I brought home from some of my trips.
A spontaneous decision but the entire process was so much fun and the result unexpected! It reminds me of my trip to Paris every time I see it at home. Other ideas: French macarons: Ladurée has a great selection of tastes and colours. Yummy!
That was love at first sight! Belarus is very popular with its linen products and I am so happy to have one! Belarus is a great shopping destination – you will find many local brands of quality at an affordable price. A lot of choices out there to bring authentic souvenirs back home.
This beautiful pair of babouches are from Dubai: very nice and practical souvenir! Great memories of me negotiating the price at Madina Jumeirah Souk!
I wanted to buy a lopapeysa – Icelandic wool sweater, but first, a good one is quite expensive and second, the winter in the Netherlands is not so cold to wear it. Thus, I bought Lava Salt from the local supermarket! Great seasoning for salads and dishes and a great souvenir to bring from Iceland!
I bought this beautiful bag and a pair of handmade sandals from Florence. I also get a notebook with leather covers and use it to write things down every day. A bottle of Chianti can do the job as well!
I live in the Netherlands, but was looking for these earrings for ages! Finally, I saw these ones in a shop in the Hague! Great accessories! All products from Royal Delft are very nice and will definitely remind you of Holland! Even though stroopwafels remain top export product from the Netherlands to Bulgaria. People are looking at me with surprise when I buy 20 boxes of waffles at the supermarket ):
Rose products from Bulgaria
If you travel to Bulgaria, don’t miss out to buy rose products like rose oil, rose face water, rose soap, rose lokum and rose liquor! Bulgaria is famous worldwide for its rose products and beautiful rose valley. You can also choose traditional Bulgarian pottery to make delicious dishes or ”chushkopek” – top one product exported to France by one of my friends. Great souvenirs to bring to your family and friends from Bulgaria!
A must-have souvenir from Marseille, France. I bought the traditional one with olive oil and one with propolis. Since then, I don’t use any other beauty product for my face!
When I was in Thailand I took part in a Thai cooking class and brought a Pad Thai recipe as a souvenir from my trip to Thailand!
I was wondering what to bring as a souvenir from Jordan? I don’t like usual touristic stuff and when we visited a mosaics factory where disabled people were hired to hand-make mosaics, I decided that I will buy myself the tree of life mosaics. And as per the legend, if a tree enters a home, the luck will enter with it inside. So, I great choice for a souvenir from Madaba!
That was an easy one. I love coffee and I taste local coffee wherever I go. Therefore, I bought a package of Turkish coffee as a souvenir to bring home from my trip to Istanbul.
I visited the Holy Land just before Easter. We passed by the Jordan river and I was baptised there by a lady travelling with the same group. On the other hand, I also became a Godmother for two guys that I met on the same trip and actually the wooden cross is a present from them. The cross is made out of Olive tree wood and I believe it’s an amazing souvenir from my mind-blowing souvenir to Israel.
I spent more than a month in Krakow, Poland and was looking for the perfect presents and souvenirs to remind me of my great experience out there. Finally, I made up my mind – Vishnyovka or nothing! Finally, I bought a few bottles of Vishnoiovka liquor for my family and friends! Cheers!
How about you? What do you bring from your trips?
Thanks for reading!