Affordable Souvenirs to buy from South Korea

Jubby Kumar, Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh

A lot of teenagers and young people want to visit South Korea, be it because of their passion for K-Pop, K-Dramas, K-Cuisine or simply because of their interest in the Korean culture. However, for travelling to a foreign country requires a lot of planning, especially when it comes to buying souvenirs for family and friends. But, don’t worry! I’ve got you covered!

Here is a list of budget-friendly souvenirs for your family and friends that you can consider when you visit South Korea:

K-Pop Albums and Merch

Seoul is the birthplace of K-Pop; so, obviously you can find a lot of K-Pop merch here such as, K-pop albums, posters, light sticks, photocards, stationery, T-shirts, autographed stills etc. at much cheaper rates in comparison to buying in your home countries and if you visit SM Town Museum in the last week of the month, you can get a discount up to 40%.

Price: Variable

Korean Facemasks and Skincare products

Korean beauty trends are getting everyone’s attention. Flawless, smooth and radiant skin like Korean people is desirable by all. Korean beauty products can be found everywhere at very reasonable rates, especially in Seoul, and they will even provide you free samples to try too.

Price: ₩ 1,000 – 5,000 per piece (Facemasks) or starting from Rs. 65

Skincare products: Variable

Korean Snacks

The most common souvenirs which you can bring from any country are their snacks. Very affordable, easy to carry, and makes everyone happy. Some of the popular Korean snacks which you can buy are Honey Butter Chip, Ggobuk Chip, Choco Heim, MongShell, etc.

Price: ₩ 5,000 – 10,000 per pack or Rs. 300-600

Plush Toys

They are cute, cuddly, soft and fluffy.  They come in many shapes and sizes and of many characters too! Korea is famous for cute and adorable things which includes plushies. You can find a lot of plush toys of different characters like Pokémon, BT21, Line and Kakao friends and many more.

Price: ₩ 15,000 to 25,000 per piece or Rs. 900-1600

Character Socks

It’s impossible not to notice Korean character socks. These can be found anywhere in South Korea and are perfect souvenirs for your family and friends and they perfectly fit in the budget. The most interesting thing about these socks is that they are easily available in vending machines as well which are located all around Seoul.

Popular characters in which these socks are available are Looney Toons, Pokémon, Teddy Bears, your favourite K-pop and K-drama stars, and even famous political figures.

Price: ₩ 1,000 or Rs. 65

These are some of the affordable things that you can buy in South Korea. They are not very expensive and are very easy to find. Which one of these souvenirs are you going to buy for yourself or for your family and friends? Tell us about it in the comments below.

Happy Shopping Everyone!

38 Comments Add yours

  1. Wow! This was well written👏 I will keep it in my mind while I visit South Korea someday🥺

  2. khiroda06 says:

    I hope that i’ll be able to visit South Korea some day and will purchase every single thing ㅋㅋㅋㅋ

    1. Riya Rawat says:

      A trip to Korea soon ❤️

  3. Anushka Gupta says:

    It was really neede

    1. Riya Rawat says:

      A trip to Korea soon ❤️

  4. Korean products are just so cute and aesthetically pleasing😍😍

  5. shrishti3599 says:

    Definitely I am buying one of those plus toys whenever I get a chance to visit South Korea 💜

  6. saumya7897 says:

    Amazing…will definitely keep this article in mind. When i visit South korea💜

  7. Smriti. L says:

    Highly informative article!
    I want to visit Korea and buy all these😍

  8. Ohhh, interesting to know. I want to go to South Korea but this covid, ughhhh…..🥺💜

  9. Wow..such a great article.. and those character socks are really cute🌸

  10. Mailmeonkhushi says:

    Definitely buying those socks if I get a chance🥺

  11. mehaksharma2803 says:

    Very useful 🦋

  12. suhasini17 says:

    And i am planning to go shopping !

  13. suhasini17 says:

    And i am planning to go shopping now!!! thank you for such an amazing articlee

  14. Sanskriti Saxena says:

    Will definitely remember whenever I would get a chance to visit SK

  15. Devitt Ngaihte says:

    Very informative article 😍
    Well done 👏

  16. teecee0506 says:

    What’s a trip without a souvenirs!!
    Great suggestions 💜👍

  17. smitiyer says:

    I love reading it. These look so cute I wanna buy one🥺

  18. Piyush Mandal says:

    I wish to buy all stuffs of each pair and made me penniless in South Korea…hehehehe😅 *just kidding* But I guess there is cheaper than that of in India and cute also🤭

  19. Prerna Tiwari says:

    No matter how much Korean Beauty Products are, I always end up buying for myself or either give them as gifts to family and friends. Korean Beauty Products are a blessing. 🔥❤️

  20. Woahhh! Will definitely keep this article saved, it’s very helpful 💜.

  21. I’m still making the list about what to buy… I’d like to bring kfood, albums, souvenirs and many more things! Thanks for this informative article

  22. shwets007 says:

    Life saviour for broke people like me.

  23. ojashreya27 says:

    🤩💜💜wow…very well written

  24. Suba says:

    Very helpful 👍🏻

    1. Riya Rawat says:

      A trip to Korea soon ❤️

  25. hallyufan135 says:

    I love to buy souvenirs whenever I go. It’s really helpful.. Very nice article. Enjoy reading it.

  26. Well Written, Informative post for those who want to visit SK

  27. SHEFALI SINGH says:

    Going to buy all my favorite things.
    Korea, Here I come 🇰🇷

  28. Wow , the information is really helpful .

  29. rupalikujur says:

    It’s the albums and snacks for me 🤭

  30. dailyani14 says:

    O my! This is so exciting and fun to know about! Ah….I wish I could get some of those plush toys….there are so many good things to buy in Korea yet we weren’t aware of those good stuffs…. thanks to this article that we got to know some useful informations!😄☺️ Will keep this article saved because who knows it might come handy while visiting South Korea some day….😆😃

  31. Preeti says:

    the article is so well written feels like purchasing everything when visiting South Korea.

  32. anishanath says:

    This is a really needed information. Thank you for the article.

  33. Haarini Balasubramaniam says:

    These souvenirs are so cute.

  34. kylemyoxin78 says:

    A go-to guide for all.

  35. Alisha says:

    Can I just say how much great this article is ❤️😍

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