Do You Buy Souvenirs When You Travel?

@Beestring (3416)
Hong Kong
August 6, 2022 7:37am CST
My nephew's wife returned from a business trip to Japan. She bought me a handmade Japanese doll. It is lovely. When I traveled, I bought souvenirs for myself, my brother's family, and close friends. They were momentos of my visit and I wanted the people around me to know that I thought of them while I was off in paradise. I didn't buy refrigerator magnets or keyholders because my brother's family and friends were not collecting them. I bought local handicrafts, T-shirts with designs specific to that place. I also bought local snacks which I found delicious. Do you buy souvenirs when you travel? What kind of things do you usually buy?
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@sharon6345 (319376)
• United States
6 Aug
I don't travel but when I did I would find something in a local store that I liked. Anything over priced I left on the shelf.
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@Beestring (3416)
• Hong Kong
6 Aug
I would find something locally made.
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@sharon6345 (319376)
• United States
6 Aug
@Beestring Oh yeah because the markup is outlandish. Wholesale is pennies on the dollar.
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@Beestring (3416)
• Hong Kong
6 Aug
@sharon6345 Exactly.
@luisga814 (4968)
• Quezon City, Philippines
6 Aug
I do have before like my coworkers happened to travel in Australia then given me a sort of a keychain.
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@luisga814 (4968)
• Quezon City, Philippines
6 Aug
@Beestring Due to apartment moving, I don't where are those keychains.
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@Beestring (3416)
• Hong Kong
6 Aug
@luisga814 Oh, it's a pity. May be you find them some day.
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@Beestring (3416)
• Hong Kong
6 Aug
That's nice.
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@allknowing (104030)
• India
7 Aug
I have travelled quite a bit and bought things rather than souvenirs Souvenirs only if I got them free such as keychains and stuff. But most what I bought in every country I visited were chocolates.
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@Beestring (3416)
• Hong Kong
7 Aug
Chocolates are nice too.
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@LadyDuck (401246)
• Switzerland
6 Aug
Yes, I used to buy souvenirs when I traveled. Often I bought local cooking books, in Spain I bought a beautiful doll.
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@LadyDuck (401246)
• Switzerland
6 Aug
@Beestring I love books and I want to try the recipes of places I visited once back home.
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@Beestring (3416)
• Hong Kong
6 Aug
Great souvenirs.
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@DaddyEvil (88283)
• United States
6 Aug
When my daughter and I traveled, I bought postcards that showed scenes from the places we visited or stayed. I've got a shoebox full of postcards from all over the US. Depending on what was being sold, sometimes I bought my mom some handcrafted item she could put on display in her house.
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@DaddyEvil (88283)
• United States
6 Aug
@Beestring We did... From north to south, east to west coasts. (We live almost in the center of the contiguous United States.)
@Beestring (3416)
• Hong Kong
6 Aug
Wow, a shoebox of postcards. You must have traveled all over the US.
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@JudyEv (283236)
• Rockingham, Australia
6 Aug
Sometimes I buy small souvenirs for family and friends but not nearly as many as I used to. It all got to hard. Sometimes I'll buy a fridge magnet for myself. They are light, cheap and easy to pack.
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@Beestring (3416)
• Hong Kong
6 Aug
I love traveling but I haven't traveled in the past two years due to Covid. Have you traveled to other countries in the past year?
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@JudyEv (283236)
• Rockingham, Australia
7 Aug
@Beestring We haven't travelled since covid either. I'm too worried about not being able to get home! lol
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@mayka123 (15171)
• India
8 Aug
Sometimes I do pick up souvenirs if it is something that I have liked and the price is reasonable. And it should be something rare and different.
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@Beestring (3416)
• Hong Kong
8 Aug
Yes, I'd like to buy something different such as an art piece.
@mayka123 (15171)
• India
8 Aug
Sometimes I do pick up souvenirs if it is something that I have liked and the price is reasonable. And it should be something rare and different.
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@Beestring (3416)
• Hong Kong
8 Aug
Yes, I buy something different such as an art piece.
@jobelbojel (31478)
• Philippines
7 Aug
It is a reminder for travelers to have something from that country. Have not been out of the country, but when I travelled locally, I bought something that might make me remember I went to the place.
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@Beestring (3416)
• Hong Kong
7 Aug
Yeah, that's the point of buying souvenirs.
@1creekgirl (32807)
• United States
6 Aug
I don't buy a lot of souvenirs, but I like something to remind me of the trip.
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@Beestring (3416)
• Hong Kong
6 Aug
Yes, that's the most important.
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@thelme55 (75735)
• Germany
7 Aug
Yes,I do buy souvenirs when I travel. Fridge magnets, local food and something that I like from local made.
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@thelme55 (75735)
• Germany
8 Aug
@Beestring It is the same with me. When I am in the Netherlands, I mostly buy their local cheese and their cookies.
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@Beestring (3416)
• Hong Kong
7 Aug
I like buying locally made products too.
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@Ganma7 (3478)
7 Aug
Yes I do like to buy something from where I have visited for my grandchildren
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@Beestring (3416)
• Hong Kong
7 Aug
That's nice.
@moonandstars (60737)
• Zagreb, Croatia (Hrvatska)
7 Aug
i used to buy fridge magnets but postcard could do or snacks cause, we all love good snacks
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@Beestring (3416)
• Hong Kong
7 Aug
Yes, I like to buy local snacks which are delicious too.
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6 Aug
I’m obsessed with fridge magnets and candles and soaps. So I always get those. Not just one or two I buy a bunch and hand them as gifts as well. Local snacks are always a must as well.
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@Beestring (3416)
• Hong Kong
7 Aug
They are good souveniers.
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@RebeccasFarm (67765)
• United States
6 Aug
I prefer to not buy souvenirs. I prefer to walk along the shore and pick sea shells for instance, find my own for free.
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@Beestring (3416)
• Hong Kong
6 Aug
That's a good choice.
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@Juliaacv (68498)
• Canada
6 Aug
We usually find something useful that we can use more then a souvenir to bring back from a trip. We typically look for something from a local artist.
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@Beestring (3416)
• Hong Kong
6 Aug
This is a good choice.
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@Kandae11 (47253)
7 Aug
I usually buy t- shirts for gifts - and other stuff. I may buy a doll for myself seeing l collect them.
@Beestring (3416)
• Hong Kong
7 Aug
I buy t-shirts too.
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• United States
7 Aug
Not really, but T-shirts are always nice to have.
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