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%.
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
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
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
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!