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Secrets to Finding the Best Souvenirs While Traveling Abroad

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Book a Photoshoot

A picture is worth a thousand words, which is exactly why luxury travel advisor Abby Barrett, founder of Abby Away Travel, recommends booking a photoshoot during your trip.

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Opt for Food

Not all souvenirs have to be materialistic, a locally-made artisan good that’s either edible or usable makes for a wonderful treat that won’t accumulate to clutter

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Be Consistent

Whether you choose patches, ornaments, magnets, or mugs, collecting the same type of item from all of the destinations you visit is a fun way to keep consistent souvenirs

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Don't Forget the Hotel Gift Shop

Brynn Conn, VP of Retail Strategy for Montage International, recommends grabbing a momento from the the hotel gift shop before heading home

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Make Shopping Part

You can enjoy the journey just as much as the destination. Carleigh Tully, a luxury and wildlife travel advisor with Dune Travel Group, suggests making your souvenir shopping part of your itinerary.

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Shop Small & Local

Katie Lynn Reynolds, travel advisor with KLR Travels, shares that skipping the chain stores in favor of small, locally-owned businesses is an excellent way

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Plan Ahead for the Packaging

So you've found the perfect souvenir, but now you have to get it home. Despite how well-packed your suitcase may be, transporting treats is always a risk.

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