If you came across this article, it means that you’re wandering what addition to make to your luggage back home as a souvenir from Korea. Don’t worry i got you covered with different choices of souvenirs to take home:
In Korea, there are a multitude of snacks of all kinds. Whether you prefer salty or sweet, you are bound to find something to your liking. You will find them mainly in mini markets or supermarkets. Here are a few brands of snacks to try absolutely: tom’s farm almond, bibigo (seaweed crisps), binggrae (banana milk), Pepero (Korean mikado), Market-O Real Brownies, Kkokkalcorn (corn chips), Honey Butter Chips (butter and honey crisps), Mongshell (sweet chocolate cake with a cream filling), etc.
No need to present Korean cosmetics which are now known around the world. Honestly, there are so many choices that the best way is to do whatever you want. Every time i go back home my luggage is full of face masks and products for my family to try.
K-pop and K-drama products
For all K-pop and K-drama fans, your arrival in Korea will be one to remember. You can find plenty of products in Myeongdong area and in subway stations. You can also find albums and different merch in the entertainment companies’ cafes.
Cuteness overload. Korea has a variety of cute stationary products which makes it hard to choose. From planners, sticky notes to pens. The designs go from cute characters to more sophisticated designs. In addition, the prices are affordable for a good quality and design. In each district you visit, you will inevitably find a shop offering stationery. Thus, it will be difficult to keep your wallet in your pocket! The most famous brand in Korea is “Artbox”, but you will also find some super cool independent shops to find unique items!
Known for about 4000 years in Asia, it took many years before more and more Ginseng-based products arrived in the West. Today it is famous around the world for its health and healing properties. In Korea, you can find it in all forms (drink, dried snack and even as a supplement). We especially like to offer this type of product to our parents to keep them healthy;). Don’t be surprised at the price, which can turn out to be steep. Indeed, Korean Ginseng has the best quality in Asia, so an exceptional product deserves a small investment that is well worth it.
The most popular in Korea is green tea, especially for its various virtues. Korean green tea is grown mainly in the south of the country, in Boseong in Jeollanam-do as well as on Jeju Island. Its production represents 23% of that of the country. The city of Hadong in Gyeongsangnam-do also produces it, but in smaller quantities. If you want to offer or buy Korean tea, we recommend that you go to one of the OSULLOC brand stores. It is the largest national brand making tea. It is recognized worldwide for the quality of its products. In addition, their teas are organic and come from Jeju Island, which is known to offer premium tea.
Nothing like a traditional souvenir to remember your trip and especially to have a trace of this visit with you. In Korea, there is really something to do there. First of all, a must: The chopsticks. Indeed, if you like to eat with chopsticks don’t hesitate to bring it back. Being boring compared to their neighbor, it will be all the more a “made in Korea” memory.
Ceramics are also a wonderful gift to bring back. It is still taking a risk, because it is fragile. However, the sellers protect them as much as possible so that they are safe during transport. Once again, you will have a huge choice. Between the vases, the crockery, or the tea services, you will inevitably find what you are looking for.
If you are an art lover, especially painting, we strongly recommend that you buy traditional paintings which are absolutely beautiful and unique.
Clothing and socks “Made in Korea”
If you like fashion and in particular South Korean fashion, you will be able to find many shops offering “Made in Korea” clothing all over Korea. In the university districts and on the subway, you will find many shops offering inexpensive “Made In Korea” clothing (around 10,000 won per item). If you want to discover Korean designer brands, go to Garosugil in Gangnam. The prices will obviously be higher, but the quality of the clothes will be much better too.
When you arrive in Korea, you will see a lot of small shops or street stalls selling socks. Socks are a real institution in Korea ^^. Obviously, since it is customary to remove these shoes when entering a house, a temple, etc. You are sure to fall in love with these cute socks. In addition, they are not expensive and of very good quality!
As you probably know, Starbucks is not a Korean brand. Still, you will be able to pick up some designs that are only available in the Land of the Clear Morning. Indeed, several times a year, the brand offers limited edition products customized in the colors of Korea (cups, tumblers, bags, etc.) Each collection is unique and will be available while stocks last or for a purchase. limited time. So, if you’ve seen a product you like, hurry up and get it! Please feel free to follow the Korean Starbucks page to see upcoming collections.
If you liked the recommendations on this article stay tuned for part 2~