9 Things Around the World Should Bring Back Home

The experience of traveling is unique to each person, but you could probably all agree that it’s just a bit more fun when you take home souvenirs. No matter what country or city you’re visiting, there are treasures to be found that are so perfect for your living space. Here are some items from around the world that I think every traveler should consider bringing back home:

1. Portraits

One of the best things about traveling is experiencing new cultures and seeing how people live all over the world. I think it’s important to bring back some souvenirs from your travels, but I also think that it’s important to have a few portraits of yourself, your family, and friends with you as well.

If you take a portrait while traveling, you can always look at it when you get home and reminisce about your trip. If someone else takes a portrait while they’re on vacation with you, they’ll be able to show off their friend who was brave enough to travel with them! This is why portraits are great if someone else took them while they were away.

2. Boho Rugs in NZ

This is a great way to bring the culture of a country home with you. Rugs are ubiquitous in New Zealand, and boho rugs in NZ come in all shapes and sizes. You could pick up one for your living room or bedroom, or even hang it on your wall like a tapestry!

All rugs are not created equal, though; some are handmade by local artists who incorporate traditional symbols into their designs. If you’re looking for something truly unique (and maybe even one-of-a-kind), these would be a good choice.

3. Puzzles

Puzzles are a great way to fill your downtime and pass the time. They can be used as decoration, too! If you’re looking for something unique to bring home from your trip, look no further than this classic puzzle game. Puzzles are a fun activity for all ages and there’s one for everyone: animal puzzles, map puzzles, and more! There are plenty of puzzle shops in Brisbane. You’ll find that people love receiving or giving them as gifts because they’re so easy to display in any room of their house.

4. Crystals

Crystals are not just beautiful. They also have healing properties and can be used as jewelry, making them great souvenirs. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can even try using them for energy healing! Of course you can always buy crystals online, buying from locals, however, allow you to explore crystals in different shapes, colors and sizes.

5. Dolls

Dolls are a great way to remember a place, so why not bring one home? They can be found in many different places. Some dolls are made out of wood, clay, or fabric. The price and quality of the doll will depend on how they were made and what materials they were made with.

Some dolls are very expensive and collectible, while others are inexpensive but have some interesting qualities that make them worth taking home.

6. Local chocolates

You can’t go wrong with purchasing local chocolates. It’s a great way to bring home a taste of the culture, and it makes for a great gift for loved ones as well as yourself. When it comes to gifts, chocolate is always a winner—and if you’re visiting somewhere new, bring back some of their finest chocolate!

7. Paintings

Painting is a great way to bring back memories of your trip. My favorite piece I brought from Italy is a painting by the artist David LaChapelle. I fell in love with this piece and have it hanging on my wall now! It was so much fun to find the perfect spot for this piece, and it looks amazing in my house!

Paintings are also a great way to decorate your home with art you love. They can be expensive pieces but don’t have to be if you’re looking for something affordable that still fits with your style or personality!

8. Musical instruments

Musical instruments are a great way to connect with the locals. They can help you learn about the culture of a place, and they can also be used to make music, or even as a souvenir for you to take home. Many different types of musical instruments exist around the world; some are more common than others and will likely be easier to find in your travels. For example, if you’re looking for an instrument that’s easy to carry around while traveling (like a ukulele), then there’s no need to get something too big like a piano—though these are still beautifully crafted pieces of art!

9. Basket from a local craftswoman

A basket from a local craftswoman is one of the best souvenirs you can get on your trip. The basket can be used as a decorative piece or to store items like towels, books, or magazines. Buying a handcrafted basket will allow you to remember your trip forever because each one is unique and made by someone who has mastered their artistry.


If you’re looking for something new to bring home from your travels, we hope this list has given you some ideas. Remember that not all souvenirs have to be expensive or fancy—the best ones are the ones that reflect who you are and what makes your heart happy. So whether it’s a basket full of local produce, a piece of artwork by an artist who inspires you, or even just a pair of sunglasses in an unusual color (because let’s face it: everyone needs those sometimes), there’s nothing wrong with keeping these things close at hand!

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