One of the reasons we travel and vacation more than a stone’s throw away, is to experience diverse cultures. Every city, state and country has its own unique offerings that we can experience. Souvenirs are a way to bring a piece of the region with you. Argentina is a known country for a balance of achievements and gorgeous sceneries. The lifestyle is well suited to the atmosphere making it one of the most beloved places to visit.
From local foods to dances in the street, you will be overwhelmed with the generous artistry they display. Street vendors and shops have plenty of goods to capture your interests. With a wide selection to choose from it is hard to pick what you will pack to bring back. Here is the breakdown of the most popular souvenirs …. And the most requested from family that are still at home.
This beverage ensemble is a handmade cup of sorts. It is carved usually out of pumpkin and embellished into a beautiful piece. Yerba Mate is dried Yerba leaves that steep like tea in boiling water. Once it is to your liking, pour into your mate and sip it through the metal straw called a Bombilla.
Argentina is known for their commitment to sports. Fútbol, also known as Soccer, is one of the main athletics of the country. It is a must have souvenir for yourself or a sports enthusiast at home. Pick your team wisely by checking the area you are in. You do not want to cheer for the wrong side unintentionally.
Textiles are the story behind the tradition. They are often hand made with alpaca wool or vegetable fibers. You can find brightly colored patterns in the forms of blankets or floor rugs. Ponchos, shirts, bags and hats are also made with the same legacy as their ancestors.
Leather is a popular item in Argentina. They have a surplus of materials to make a high quality display. Cow, sheep and goat leather is used in jackets, bags, shoes and purses. The styles will vary by vendor and returns are generally not appreciated. It is wise to look, feel and try on before purchasing.
The vineyards in Argentina are a thriving business. There are many tastes to choose yet the Malbec wine remains at the top of the wine list. A bottle or two… or three will be a charming memory to add to your wine rack or cellar.
A gift of music has a note of nostalgia. From classical to folk, you will dance in your backyard dreaming of the Argentina sunset. Cd’s, records or instruments of native sounds will be a brilliant memory of your trip. Souvenir shopping in Argentina is a fascinating experience. You will have plenty to see and choose from. The authentic craftsmanship and style (specific to the fiery Argentina) of each item will make the perfect addition to your collection.