You always want to bring a bunch of holiday gifts to family and friends, but the fantasy is usually limited to a small picture with a view of the foreign city and a magnet on the back side. Our portal will help you to figure out what to carry from different countries. Read our article about the best souvenirs from around the world.
The first and most traditional gift from the UK is the tea. You can find a beautiful package in cans with pictures of Westminster Abbey or in the form of a red double-decker bus. Many people advise the brand shop of Whittard of Chelsea, where at the same time, you can buy cups, saucers, dinner sets and other tea accessories. By the way, if your finances are not limited, you can search for real china, then you can drink tea, aristocratically with a little finger sticking out. Cheddar is perhaps the most famous English cheese. The best kind of which is produced in the county of Somerset. Among other edible souvenirs there is also a popular British beer, whiskey and, of course, cookies Shortbread.
France is a real paradise for aesthetes. Especially for the connoisseurs of alcoholic beverages because you can carry away wine, brandy, and champagne. But if you do not know what to take apart from wine, there are three variants for you: cheese, delicious eclairs or macaroon Laduree.
Olives, olives and olives again! Such delicious olives, as in Greece, you cannot buy anywhere else. It is best to choose them in a market where you can try and make a bargain. Also, your friends will be happy with natural olive soap. Don’t forget to take an ancient vase or pottery for the connoisseurs of antiquity and history.
A lot of foreigners are delighted from Ukrainian lard, so this delicacy deserves to be the best souvenir. From Lviv, you can bring delicious coffee and the mead, and from Kiev – well-known Kievsky cake. The Carpathian region is famous for its homemade wine and cheese.
You can bring a bottle of aged bourbon to your dad, a friend or an adult brother from the US. If you are not very good at this drink – take a bottle of Jim Beam.
If you have a friend who is obsessed with movies, the best gift from LA for him is a miniature copy of the “Oscar” statuette.
Thailand is, oddly enough, a shopping Mecca. The first advantage here is low prices, and the second – an exotic choice. Tourists can bring from here pearls, sapphires, coconuts and sesame oils, fake Rolex, red and black rice, lemongrass, t-shirts with original prints, orchids and so on. It is unlikely that you will find a man who went to Thailand and has not brought a jar of Thai balm. The most popular among them are red, green, white, black and yellow ones. Each treats certain parts of the body and disease, so before you buy one it is better to ask in advance about the differences between them. Also, you can often find inexpensive and natural antiperspirant crystals in pharmacies. For the jewelry it is better to go to the market in Chanthaburi province: there you will find the rubies, sapphires, garnets and other sparkling stones at low prices. However, you must be vigilant so as not to buy a fake.
No need to rack your brains about what to bring from Moscow. The easiest and most popular Russian souvenir is matryoshka. Also, for a family with a child, you can buy a toy, Cheburashka, because these strange “animals” can be found nowhere else in the world. Among Russian edible souvenirs there is a famous red and black caviar. Though it is not cheap, but it is delicious and of high quality.