Travelers always want to bring home something that will remind them of their trip — but many often get stuck buying cheap knick knacks from tourist traps.
To avoid getting something you’ll only throw away in a few months, we’ve rounded up a list of some authentic items you should buy when abroad.
Forget keychains and mini Eiffel Tower sculptures, here are the real best things to bring home from 19 countries around the world.
ARGENTINA: Leather goods
Argentina is famous for its leather products, so it’s a perfect place to pick up a pair of leather gloves, some leather shoes, or a leather wallet.
The country has plenty of small boutiques where you can buy quality leather goods.
The cities of Brussels and Bruges are both known for their intricate lacework.
CHINA: Tea pot
Anything relating to tea would be a great souvenir to bring home from China.
A painted tea pot or tea cups would be a beautiful memento, but you could also bring back a tin of authentic Chinese tea to continue to enjoy at home. Opt for green tea, black tea, brick tea, scented tea, and oolong tea.
ENGLAND: Cadbury's Chocolate
Cadbury's chocolate is a perfect gift to bring home since many agree that it is the best chocolate in the world.
Plus, the Hershey Company just banned Cadbury’s chocolate in the United States — so it will be an extra special treat for any American friends.
They won't last long but macaron cookies are a wonderful souvenir to bring back from France. There are hundreds of places to buy macarons around France, but the ones from Pierre Hermé are arguably the best.
Try the unusual flavors from the 'Jardins' collection.