We all know that when you go travelling it is common etiquette to purchase souvenirs not just for yourself but for friends and family at home. It’s a little memento to show that you were thinking of them. It doesn’t need to be large or expensive; it should have a story behind it. You want to be able to share your tales from your journey across Europe and provide evidence of your experiences. The following article will some great souvenir ideas that will appreciated by everyone.

Postcards

This is a great way to keep friends and family up to date with your travels. You can choose a postcard the nicely represents your location or go a step further with custom postcards.

Mugs

This may not be the most inspired souvenir but it is practical. This will inure it doesn’t just sit around and collect dust.  You can simply pack it in your suit case, protected by your clothes, and it won’ take up too much room. More importantly you’ll have a great story about how you discovered a hidden café down a beautiful alley.

Paintings

They aren’t as uncommon as you think. Look for local artists, I recommend artists that are inspired by the landscape. It’s not that hard to travel with paintings. Every time you look to your wall you’ll be reminded of your trip or when you visit your friends and see their painting on the wall.

Food

Who doesn’t appreciate food? The wonderful thing about experiencing different cultures is the different foods that come with it. You’ll need to double check you border security rules but it should be okay to travel with sealed foods in your suitcase. You may have to report your food items. Food is a great way to bring Europe home for your friends and families.

Craft

Get involved with the local culture by experiencing their crafts. A lot more communities are starting to accommodate for tourists. Ask your travel adviser or look on local council site to see what is available. A present for your friends made by you, it feels as though we are back in school. This one is for the craft lovers that enjoy learning new skills, if that’s you get involved. It’s a simple as asking around when you arrive at your locations, the locals should be able to point you in the right direction.  If you already have a hobby try incorporating local materials into your routine, experiment a little!

Don’t limit your options, keep your eyes peeled for items that catch your eye and that you know your nearest and dearest will love.