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THOUGHTFUL SOUVENIRS TO BRING HOME TO YOUR VINAS

For most of us, finding the time and/or money to book a flight far, far away is but a lofty dream. So if you do have the opportunity to travel, you are one lucky duckling. Feeling like doing something nice for your vinas back home? Get them something small, unique, and thoughtful along your travels. Trust us, they’ll appreciate the gesture (and be wayyyyy more willing to sit through¬†your vacay slideshow when you get back).

Don’t know what types of gifts to get your gal-pals? Try out some of our ideas below:

FOR THE FOODIE

We all have the foodie friend. In fact, most of us probably¬†are the foodie friend. Bring home a local, non-perishable delicacy for your food-loving BFF. Just make sure you leave room in your suitcase for some yummy goodies for yourself, too¬†ūüėč.

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The online print store, Artifact Uprising, lets you print and send postcards with your own photos on them! The best way to personalize this gift, if you ask us.

FOR THE PHOTOG

Have an #instagood photographer in your squad? Inspire some wanderlust by¬†sending them photographic postcards along your journey. They’ll appreciate the inspo and know you are thinking of them while you’re away.

FOR THE MUSICIAN

Every country (and even every city) has its own unique musical flair. Get a recommendation from a native¬†of a good local band, make a trip to a music store,¬†et voil√°! You’ve got yourself the perfect souvenir for your musical songstress.

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This vintage Suka-Japanese bomber jacket, reminiscent of fashion from the 1940’s would make a great gift for your trendy friend. (via 86 Vintage)

FOR THE TREND-SETTER

Just like music, every place has its own style that contributes to its overall culture. Some cultures sell garments inspired by customs that go back generations. Your fashionable vinas will welcome an article of homegrown clothing that they can incorporate into their everyday style.

FOR THE HOMEMAKER

For the moms, the interior designers, or the ones that do it all, nothing could be better than some textiles or ceramics. We’re all on a hunt for pieces that make our homes unique and cozy. Bring home a handmade tapestry or a locally-made mug can add just the right touch to any home – all while supporting small business owners!

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via Etsy

FOR THE SENTIMENTALIST

There’s nothing sweeter than getting your sentimental friend something with a little heart and soul put into it. Your dewey-eyed¬†friend will have tears in her eyes when you hand her a vile of sand from a far off beach, a heart-shaped stone from your romp in the forest, or handmade artwork with a story. The key here is effort and thought, not money.

(Feature image via krystalschlegel.com)

Editorial @ VINA; lover of film, music made in bedrooms, art, and intersectional feminism; and harboring a (not so) secret weakness for reality TV and the color pink ūüíěūüíė. If I'm M.I.A. you'll probably be able to find me staring at an Ellsworth Kelly at SFMOMA or taking in the ocean breeze at Land's End.

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