Souvenirs may seem cheap when compared to your accommodation, flight, and museum visits, but the costs add up when you have to bring something home for each friend and family member. It’s still possible to save some money on fridge magnets and key-chains during your travels – as long as you follow these three steps.
Never buy souvenirs without having a plan in place. Make a list of people you’re bringing presents to and always keep their interests in mind. It’s also good to budget beforehand, so you don’t go overboard buying tiny trinkets for your friends and family.
If your time isn’t extremely limited, feel free to visit several stores before making your final purchase. Also keep in mind that souvenirs tend to be more expensive in shops located in close proximity to top tourist attractions.
Souvenirs are a sign of affection, and you don’t have to spend a fortune to show your friends that you care. Banknote or a coin from a foreign country will be enough to make them happy, and you won’t have to spend a fortune nor struggle to bring them home.