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There is one thing I have never understood and its when someone goes on a trip, let's say Paris and they bring you a souvenir its made in China.
Yes, I know you may think I am ungrateful and that it is the thought that counts, however in my head the idea of a souvenir is that it is uniquely from that place you just came back from. Hopefully its something made in the region and that its not easy to obtain anywhere else. I know that with the internet and online shopping this might be a difficult task..
Whenever I bring something back from a trip either for a friend or myself I make an effort for it to be unique. As it turns out its usually food, an artisan hand craft, hand made jewellery, a garment locally made or from a local brand and made in the country or even something vintage.
Today, for example I'm wearing a vintage hand painted Tsuji porcelain pin made in Argentina. I bought it at the San Telmo sunday market in Buenos Aires sometime in 2011. I could have picked up a tshirt or a tote bag but I bought this home as a memento of the trip. Its local, its vintage and was quite affordable and now it's got a story ;)
How about you, what's your stand on souvenirs ?