Personally, one of the hardest parts of traveling
is the purchasing of souvenirs.
I never ever know what to get.
And I never know who to get it for.
If i get something for mom then i have to get something for dad.
If the parents have gifts then the siblings might feel left out
so i get them something as well...
Then you find something that you know your best friend will love
but if you buy that you have to buy gifts for all of your other
friends or they will feel less loved...
Do you get everyone something from every town you visit
or just from your favorite towns...
or do you just forget it and only buy stuff for yourself.
The selfish way...
This souvenir bizz is complicated!
And may i add...kind of expensive.
So here's what i tend to do.
I normally buy three items.
Postcards are classic, plus if you actually
write a loving message on them and mail them
out on your travels then chances are it will be a hit!
My mom collects thimbles....at least i think she does.
I've always tried to buy her a thimble from all of the places i've been.
So there's that...
And then there's the pressed penny.
These are cool because they normally signify a place you've been to
and to top it off if you're in another country then chances
are the penny will be different than a US penny.
Which is a souvenir in itself.
If i see something i know someone will love
then i will normally splurge and buy that.
I know my brother wants a Kinder Egg...
and those babies are cheap cheap!!
They are also amazingly fun!
So there you have it.
That is my list of souvenirs.
Do you have any must buy souvenirs
that you get friends and family on your travels??
I need some more ideas in case my postcards and pennies
get boring...which is quite possible...