If you are a travel shopper, what do you usually buy when you are travelling? Here we've got you some tips on how to make your souvenir shopping worth every penny you spent:
Collect items that grow in values
Don't buy stuff that you don't even like
Quality is the first priority
It's totally okay to shop during your travel journey. But first you should always think about what you'd like to collect as a cool collectors. Below is the list of 8 travel collectives that you should consider collecting immediately. Let's see if you've already started growing your collections, shall we?
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Banknotes in Different Currency
If you found it hard to save up money, perhaps collecting banknotes in different currencies from various countries and regions will give you a fortune. The pictures on the banknotes usually show a certain type of things that you could only find in that place. They are not just a piece of paper that you use during your travel journey, but they are also a little something that carries the meaning of your trip and the cultures behind.
Wouldn't be perfect if you could use what you've collected? If you like to host and enjoy inviting friends and family over to your house, consider getting gorgeous quality coasters from everywhere around the world including Portuguese Ceramic Tile Coaster (HK$338.00), or Turkish Magic Carpet Coaster (HK$148.00) ! It is always a good idea to identify the cup in a style, isn't it?
Coins from Everywhere
Another types of currencies that you should collect are coins. They are usually small in value therefore it won't hurt you by collecting a large amount of them. The colours and its shape vary; it could be in gold, silver or bronze, and in a shape of circle or hexagon. The images on the coins usually represent the signature of its country. You will be surprised that these small tokens might actually grow in great value in one day.
It's not an easy job to decorate your home unless you've got plenty of beautiful decorations that you've found during your travel journey. Everything can work well as a piece of decoration; from a good-looking candle holder and a realistic Tasty Croissant LED Lamp (HK$688.00), to a hand-painted music box and a magical mosaic lamp, all of these beautiful travel collectives literally bring the whole world to you.
Delicate Jewellery & Accessories
Jewellery is every girl's dream! If you manage to find art & craft markets in the neighbourhoods while you are travelling, it's no doubt that you'll want everything you've found over there. Some artists create delicate handmade jewellery and accessories that no one can resist them. Just like the Icelandic Destination Sign Earrings (HK$299.00), they are unique, one-of-a-kind or maybe very difficult to find them elsewhere.
Magnets of Your Travel Experiences
Although buying fridge magnets sounds touristy, this can't be the reason to stop you from doing this. Just like the others, souvenir magnets resemble your travel experiences such as the food you had and the architectures you saw. They certainly bring you a happy memory of the trips you went on before; and it's so much fun to see your magnet collection growing on your refrigerator door.
Postcards of the World
Whether you enjoy sending yourself a postcard with your own words from your travel destinations to home, or simply buy some beautiful unsent postcards for your own postcard collection, there's no harm collecting your travel memories in a cheap but stylish way. Swimming with Whale Shark Postcard (HK$58.00) or Swaminarayan Akshardhan Postcard (HK$60.00) can be a good start as some travel collectives that you should start collecting immediately.
Decorative Collection Stamps
One of the most popular items to collect has to be collection stamps. You were wrong if you thought stamps were just piece of paper. Stamps nowadays can be made of almost everything such as cork, fabric, wood, glass and so much more! They could be in any shapes, too! UEFA Euro 2012 Poland-Ukraine Stamp Cover (HK$118.00) is a great gift for those who enjoy collecting stamp cover of a world event.