The Best Souvenirs From Around The World

By Gaurav Tembe on Aug 19, 2015
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Don't be a stereotype when it comes to travelling. You know who you are. You go to far-flung places but all you get for your friends are some key chains and refrigerator magnets. If you do that, let us just say that your friends hate you a little bit. Why not gift them something unique? We've got a list of some interesting souvenirs that you can bring back from different parts of the world:

1. Paper products from Venice

Don't forget your friends and family while you're on your romantic getaway in enchanting Venice. Venice is famous for its paper products. They're handmade and absolutely beautiful! It's the perfect gift to give if your loved one is a writer. They are sure to cherish this gift! Another option while you're in Venice is the traditional Venetian Mask. It'll make for a lovely decoration item!

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2. Ceramics from Morocco

Hand-painted with intricate designs, ceramic plates and bowls from Morocco are the perfect gift. The colourful souvenirs are bound to add some life and richness to the homes of people you are giving them to. And they will thank you for it!

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3. Teapots from China

Chinese teapots are gorgeous. Whether you're choosing to give your friends and family the traditional Yixing clay teapot or a printed counterpart, everyone (especially tea lovers) is going to adore them!


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4. Dreamcatchers from USA

Important objects in Native American culture, dreamcatchers are supposed to filter out bad dreams and let you sleep peacefully at night. We're sure your loved ones will like the gesture!

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5. Macarons from France

It's okay if you're, not a fan of bringing back perishable items as souvenirs, but these ones worth it, we promise! Macarons are meringue-based desserts that are simply delicious! And in France, they come in a variety of colours and flavours. Does anyone in your circle have a sweet tooth? This gift is perfect for them!

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6. Beer steins from Germany

Handmade beer steins from Germany are quite popular with tourists. If you have a friend or family member who loves beer, he/she is bound to love this present!

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7. Olive oil from Greece

Greece is not just picturesque, it also produces the worlds best olive oil because it is used in almost all Grecian recipes. Have a friend who cooks with it? Take a bottle for them! If you're not interested in buying cooking olive oil, you can buy beauty products that are made from it.

8. Electronics from Japan

Japan  is well-known for its technological advancement. It's way ahead of most countries when it comes to innovative gadgets and they're cheap too! Got a tech freak amongst your friends? Japan is the best place to buy him/her some gadgets.

9. Cheese from the Netherlands

If you personally know a glutton and you're visiting the Netherlands, don't forget to take some cheese for them! There are so many different varieties available (and in air-tight containers for your travel convenience) that you'll be spoilt for choice!

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10. Aboriginal art from Australia

This one is for the art lovers. The most famous artwork from Australia is by the Aboriginal people from the Western Desert. Their style uses dots and focuses on the natural world. Its a great piece of Australias history and culture to take back with you!

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Getting back cheap knick-knacks is a little cliched. Be a little creative with your gifting during your travels and your friends and family will be as excited about your trip as you are!


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