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Friday, July 14, 2017

The Best Souvenirs

Most people shop for souvenirs when they travel, and that is great! It is amazing to bring a little piece back from your trip so you can always remember the great times you had. But I don't like stuff that collects dust, so no figurines here. I am all about the more authentic souvenirs; so if there is something that makes sense to you to get on your trip, get it. But if you are struggling to figure out what to get for yourself or others, these are my go-tos-xoxo darling, Hayden.

Postcards - But not the super cheesy ones, I went to a local shop in London and found these adorable cards for all of my friends. I love the detail work and they aren't just of Big Ben. Go purchase a ton at once, get stamps and send them all so they have the official postage of wherever you are. I honestly think this might be the best gift because it means you were thinking about the person while traveling. You didn't stop at the airport on your way home, you sent them a postcard mid-trip. 
Magnets - This is what I get every single place I go, seriously. My fridge, my parents fridge, every fridge we own is covered in magnets. I just love them so much, they are the perfect souvenir because a) they don't collect dust b) they are easy to pack c) they speak volumes about where you went without being in your face about it. 
Maps - These are, usually, free and if you mount them on core board, they are such a cute little souvenir. I, personally, am obsessed with public transportation {the Tube is probably my favorite thing about London} so I love 'em. Make sure to save your maps, you never know where you'll want to use them! 
Scarves - Buying clothes in country is great, you'll have it for a long amount of time, you'll wear it, it won't just sit on a shelf, that makes it A+. But clothes go in and out of style and you can fluctuate in weight, plus, clothes get tired after a certain amount of wearing. That is why my go-to is a scarf. They don't get used up and they can be the perfect accessory to any outfit. 
Wrapping Paper - If you are in a local bookstore, anywhere in the world, they might have wrapping paper that reflects where you are, buy it! You can make it into posters or wrap your friend's presents in it.

1 comment:

  1. I always get magnets to bring home! Either to keep on my own fridge or gifts for family. I study in UK so I usually bring magnets for family. Though since I'm returning after Summer break, I might buy some postcards for my UK friends hehe <3

    with love, Bash   |   HEY BASH