2.) Buy Souvenirs From a Local Market
If you want to buy souvenirs from your travels to take back home as gifts or keep for yourself, buy from a local market. Buying souvenirs from the airport is expensive. Airport shops are overpriced and filled with products that are massed produced.
The best kind of souvenirs is those that are unique and spark memories. Would you rather have a mass produced overpriced wooden statue from the airport that everyone buys on their way home or a handmade bracelet made by a local woman that will help support the local economy? Local markets are cheaper, more authentic and part of broadening your travel experience.