I read a lot of travel blogs and posts and you always see the same thing, don’t buy souvenirs, spend it on experiences. I agree with the experience part, but as a part-time traveller, I’m not always on THAT tight of a budget, I can afford to do the experiences I want to, as well as buying the odd souvenir. I love being surrounded by my travel memories everyday. This is the Christmas Edition of Travel Souvenir ideas! It’s a shame they only make an appearance for only a couple of weeks a year!
For a while now, whenever I go away I buy my Mum a Christmas Tree decoration as a present (along with a magnet…she’s a bit demanding!) and each year they go up on the ‘Memory Tree’. I wish I’d collected them for myself too because when I move out they’ll be left behind! (Apart from the Sydney Harbour Bridge one…that’s mine!). It just gives me and the other half an excuse to make our own memory tree. So far he only has one decoration that I sharpied our names and ‘2015’ onto, I want to make one for us each year, but we’ve got a lot of spare space to fill!
My favourite decoration below is the Latvia one, it came from the Riga Christmas Market and is actually a little clay bell! It’s simple but cute 🙂