5 Rules That Will Help You Buy the Best Souvenirs Ever (Presentation)

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Do you come home from your travels with items destined for your junk drawer? Ask yourself these 5 questions and you will buy the best souvenirs ever.

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5 Rules That Will Help You Buy the Best Souvenirs Ever

learn the secret to coming home with meaningful memories

Think about your souvenirs…

  • Good souvenirs :
    • Bring back memories
    • Make you smile
    • Have a use
  • Crappy souvenirs:
    • Were only funny that one time
    • Are pretty much useless
    • Never leave your drawer/box/closet

Five questions will help you buy the best souvenirs ever.

Never buy crappy souvenirs again!

 

Five questions to ask before buying souvenirs

  1. Does it fit in your bag right now?
  2. Is it popular where you are right now?
  3. Is it something you can use?
  4. Do you want it because it’s funny?
  5. Are you at a souvenir shop right now?

We’ll look at these one at a time.

 

Does it fit in your bag right now?

  • Size matters
  • Smaller is better
  • If you have to ship it, it’s too big
  • Don’t buy a bigger bag just for a souvenir If it fits in your bag easily, go for it.

Good choice: a scarf

Bad choice: a floor lamp

 

 Is it popular where you are right now?

  • While on vacation…
    • You’ll see things you’ve never seen before
    • Certain items will be popular where you are
    • You want buy a unique souvenir, but that doesn’t mean you should.

Examples: baggy Thai pants, hula skirts, local alcohol, batik shirts

 

Is it something you can use?

  • Do not get anything that has no function
    • Tchotchkes
    • Figurines
    • Clutter
    • Things that are “for looking”

Exception: artwork. But don’t forget the previous two rules.

Good choice: a bottle-opener

Bad choice: a snowglobe

 

Are you buying it because it’s funny?

  • It will not last the test of time
    • Stupid T-shirts: “One tequila, two tequila, three tequila, floor”, “I love to fart”, etc.
    • Something to trick your friends
    • Anything with boobs or butts on it

Apparently people buy this crap. Don’t be one of them.

 

Are you at a souvenir shop?

  • Just because it’s in a store doesn’t mean it’s any good.
    • Shops have tons of tourist garbage
    • Some things only look nice next to other crap
    • Think about the photobook you’ll make when you get home (click here to learn how).

Exception: you missed the chance to exchange your foreign currency.

 

Summary

  • Souvenirs have a job: bring back memories of your travels.
  • If your souvenirs aren’t doing that job, you have souvenirs that suck.

You’re ready to get the best souvenirs ever. Now you know the 5 questions to ask.

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