Chinese tea, silk, jade, porcelain, maotai liquor are famous are all around the word. But what if your friends don’t drink tea and alcohol or buying a jade is too expensive?
We have prepared some ideas for souvenirs, which you might not thing of, but they are actually good^^
1.Papercutting/paper-cut – 剪纸 jiǎnzhǐ
It is one kind of Chinese folk art, which has a history over several thousand years and was recently classified by UNESCO as a world cultural heritage.
Paper is cut only by hand. Cutting can be divided into two types: the first — cutting with scissors, using several sheets of paper (usually no more than 8 sheets at the same time), the master glue them on paper and using a sharp knife bring the pattern to perfection; the second method — cutting with a knife, first the paper is folded several times, put it on a glue made of ash and animal fat, then carefully cut out the pattern on paper, holding the knife in his hand vertically. If master made a small mistake, cut too much, he must give up with this paper and start new one. Some big Jianzhi can took one year of work.
The result is worth the effort. Papercutting is very beautiful, it represents Chinese culture, have reasonable price and if you gift it as a room decoration, your friend will be happy!
Universal thing from everything! Do you have itchy mosquito bite, headache or car sickness? Just use tiger balm and be happy. With price on it around 10 yuan, you can gift it to each friend.
Is a beautiful, useful in hot weather and not expensive gift.
4. Fruit wine
Rose wine or plum wine sound pretty good, right? Their tastes are amazing, not too sweet and not too strong, just 9 to 13 percent of alcohol, you will not forget it.
5. Name stamp
People love presents which has their names or make us feel special.
6. Friend's name written or some motivational phrase in calligraphy style
It is similar to previous present and thing which will remains of China.
7. Chinese style playing card
Do you friends like playing card`s games? Then you are really luck, you can bring cards as a souvenir and make your friends happy.
Many people know that Chine famous with it pearl, but nor that many people know that pearl jewellery here are also pretty good.
9. Chinese paper umbrellas
They are unbelievably beautiful and can become a good part of room decoration.
10. Tea ceremony set
If one of your friend is a tea fan, gift him this! Such a present would not leave anyone indifferent, not only because of its beauty, also because of your afford to bring it back to your country.
About the blogger:
Masha is a Chinese Government scholarship student at Fudan University. She started her way of learning Chinese language from 2015 year, since she had enrolled in Moscow City University as a bachelor student in Oriental studies. After two years she got a Chinese Government scholarship and went to Zhejiang University for one-year language course. During that year she successfully passed HSK 5 and has been accepted by Fudan University. Now she started new page in her life in Shanghai, but she did not drop out at Moscow City University. So now she is a bachelor student at two universities.