1) Think for whom you are buying for
Buying a souvenir while thinking about a person you want to give it to is one of the best tips we can give. First, think about the person, then go to the souvenir shop. We bet you will find something amazing which will be a perfect gift for the one you are gifting and it will surely bring a smile to their face.
2) What you want to buy
Decide what you want to buy in advance instead of standing in a souvenir shop confused. By “What you want to buy” we mean, whether you want to buy a handicraft, a showpiece or something which is useful or if you are buying for someone else they will use it. Souvenirs are everywhere and a lot. You have to decide, what is worthy and meaningful to take home and which souvenir will help you remember your trip better.
3) Take help from locals
Sometimes, it’s best to ask locals where you can get the most authentic souvenir, which you have been looking for all around. The main reason to ask locals is that you can get proper guidance, even if you know the names and landmarks of the souvenir shop, you might get lost in the twist and turns. Therefore, asking a local and being sure is a smart move.
Here are souvenirs to buy in Vietnam
4) Do not exceed your budget
Consider how much money you want to spend on this souvenir because buying a souvenir can be fascinating for some buyers who might get all excited and might go over budget while buying a souvenir. Nobody ever said that a souvenir should be an expensive thing. Always remember, you buying something for your friends and family from overseas is itself enough for them. Don’t waste unnecessarily and do smart shopping.
5) Keep an eye on the size and weight of your souvenir
Other than price there is one more thing you need to think of is carrying souvenirs from one place to another. Don’t buy anything which will make you go crazy to transfer it from here to there and if it’s an international trip, we will suggest buying a small souvenir that can make a meaningful gift. Buying something small and lightweight will be very easy for you to carry on your journey.
6) Expect to find certification seals or symbols
Buy local but buy authentic. Always look for seals or symbol which represents the souvenir and its local brand. Because there might be a lot of tourist traps and you can easily fall into that, as you are not aware of how things work in that place where you are buying a souvenir. People can easily trap you to get the fake souvenir at the original price. Hence, do your research and buy your souvenir wisely.