Generally, Most of us when we go on a trip for a holiday we collect or buy things . Those things maybe free , cheap or expensive. But regardless of how expensive it is, either cheap or just simply free, the souvenirs or pasalubong we get and collect create so much fun and will later on become symbols or memories of special places you visited .
I asked some of today’s influential travel bloggers in the country about pasalubong list .Souvenirs they usually bring home from their holiday trip. And here’s what they can share.
So before leaving home, make yourself acquainted with the following list of pasalubong and/or souvenirs that can tell a story about your trip…
“The usual magnets and key chains because they are the cheapest.
Lloyd of thelostboylloyd
“key chains for friends, native coin purse
for my sisters, native musical instruments or weapon for myself kapag may extra pera 🙂 Or a kiss from a beautiful local girl would be unforgettable, ayt?”
James Betia of journeyingjames
“Food, food, and more food!!! Then some ref magnets and key chains.And, oh, T-shirt for me”. ^_^
Alex De Vera Dizon of rammmpa
Claire Raborar of LakwatseradePrimera
” native delicacies and T-shirt”
Gay Mitra-Emami of pinaytraveljunkie
“tiny local handicrafts”
” I buy a charm from wherever i go and then string them on a chain to make a bracelet. I have stopped after 3 bracelets. But they look nice and meaningful , as each charm has a story to tell”.
“I always buy key chains… but when I traveled to Puerto Galera last year, I started buying ref magnets, too. At times, I also buy a food product unique to the place (like when I took home some batwan and kadyos when I traveled to Iloilo)”.
Jennifer Valmonte of jennonthego
Mhe-anne Ojeda of My Comings and Goings I’m big on souvenirs! for myself either a stuffed toy with place-name in it, cap or tshirt (now have a huge collection). for family – native delicacies and t- shirts din cheaper version haha and for friends – key chains or nail clippers!
Kara Santos of travelingup
“When visiting other countries I buy their local beer :p I keep either the bottle cap or peel the beer label from the bottle to make a ref magnet. Free pa.”
“my mom always asks me to buy those small plaques with the name and the landmark of the city engraved on it…”
Nicely Rom of traveling nicely
“products of that respective town or province” 😀
Josiah Sicad of lakas ng trip
“Coin purses, very affordable and useful”. 🙂
Nina Fuentes of Just wandering
“For me, magnet. For the family, food”.
“Olan Fernandez Emboscado of The travel teller “WOOD CARVINGS… got plenty of collections from my travels”… 🙂
” shirts, i also have a collection of bracelets yung may mga names ng places.. and recently shotglasses with names of the places”.
” tshirt, keychain, and ref magnet na may name nung place”…
Plif Damon of flipNomad
” tshirts 🙂 saka food minsan” 🙂
AJ Poliquit of The transcendental Tourist
” i always look for souvenir spoons when i travel cuz my mom collects those. so far the best one was from Cambodia. it has a carving of Angkor wat on it”. 🙂
” for myself: photos, postcards, t-shirt, and bag. for my friends: key chains, ref magnets, wallets, pouches”.
Noel Amo of Batang Gala
” i usually buy what the place is famous for: kasuy from palawan, pastel from camiguin, pili from sorsogon, danggit from cebu, peanut kisses from bohol, etc. Meron pa pala akong collection… sand from the beaches i go to. so far, i have less than 20 small bottles of them” 🙂
Edelito Sangco of Island Vacations” I buy anything not bulky bearing the name of the place I went to, from key chains, purses, mugs, display items, etc. During my travel to Spain, my bag was subjected to inspection at Barajas International Airport due to the unusual metals seen at the x-ray. The inspection officer just smiled at me when he found a substantial number of gift items in my bag. The best ones are now on display in a cabinet in our living room while the rest were given to selected relatives/friends. I love seeing them donning/displaying the gifts I have had given as “pasalubong.”
Rv Escatron of BackPack Traveler
” receipts for the accounting office! para mag liquidate pag official business trip! HAHA. anything artsy and locally made/produced basta less than 50.00 per person. kasi naman, 30-50 pax ang bibigyan ko ng pasalubong, eh”.
” the local food of the place. gusto ko tlga ipatikim din sa mga kasama ko kung ano yung flavor ng lugar na binisita ko pa lang :)) pero dahil collector din ako ng ref magnets at souvenir shirt.. bumibili din ako ng mga yun”..
Robx Bautista of The Creative Dork
“Before I used to buy keychains. Pero ang common na kasi so I’m thinking of stealing something from each province”. =))
Pero effort kasi eh. Baka pamaypay na lang? Lol. I only take home new knowledge and experiences.
Micaela Rodriguez of Senyorita
“Dati keychains. Ngayon magnets and postcards”
Eileen Campos of Possibly Pinay
” magnets. 🙂 im working on my souvenirs post na din – pero focus on what my mom buys, nakadisplay kasi lahat. — souvenir plates – yung nakastand, mug, hotel pens, hotel room cards, keychains, snowglobes, pera, artwork, tshirt — yes, lahat yan”.
Enrico Dee of Byahilo
” fooods/keychains, pwede mag pasalubong /take home ng jowa”
Catherine Iblan of Seeking Felicity
” food ie. lansones ng camiguin, danggit ng cebu, mga isda pag palawan (ako na ang namamalengke pag out-of-town!), etc
pag kaya, i send postcards to me and friends. ito ang kinokolekta ko 😀 *ehem* sa mga out-of-town. country sana dyan 😉
saka keychains for workmates and friends. at kung may makita akong magandang artwork (na madaling bitbitin)”.
Roniel Magtoto Macatol of Eating Halfway
“Occidental Mindoro seafoods or Longanisa (San Jose) , Oriental Mindoro banana chips or suman sa lihiya, Marinduque arrowroot cookies or bibingka, Romblon marble and Palawan’s cashew. Lovingly yours, MIMAROPA Region “.
Renevic Amago of Mandaragat.Mamumundok.Lagalag.
Sometimes , we are all hungry for a list of greatest, funniest, most weird souvenirs from our trip. we all have our own appreciation of souvenirs and pasalubong. Now, Do you have your own list?
Do you have a travel souvenir you would like to share with the world? If so you can email me with your photo and a short explanation firstname.lastname@example.org. I will add the best travel souvenir suggestion to this list.