Souvenirs 6/6 – personal items
Personal items as a souvenir
You are the only one to please? So, choose a personal item as a souvenir. Made just for you. I believe that choosing a personal item as a souvenir it is rather fulfilled. The possibilities are endless and you can choose a useful product to interact every day. In that way, you were looking back at your trip and recollect the best memories.
Are you a bookworm? Did you enjoy the Greek cuisine’s culinary? Did you purchase some herbs to take them back home? Or did you follow a cooking class learning how to prepare tzatziki and spanakopita? Then, the next step is to purchase a cookbook. In that way, you will have the opportunity to prepare these dishes by yourselves back home. So, you do not need a bookshop. Most of the stores they are selling these books next to the herbs. Try a classic one like Greek chef Tselementes or a dietary one with nutritious but low-calories dishes. These are transformed the old recipes into the modern world.
Or you could choose one with your favorite diet. With vegan choices or vegetarian or carnivore or… or…the Cretan diet. Αt the moment I am in the middle of reading my favorite’s dietitian Peppas D. book about the ikarian diet. I went on Ikarian island 3years ago. Ohh, it was so-so-sooo relaxed. It is well known that the Ikarian people are leaving longer than the rest of us. Consequently, I am excited to know the secret from his book. I do not know yet the secret. Most of the Greeks are saying that olive oil increases the longevity. I will certainly discover it when I’ll finish reading.
On the other hand, if you do not want to cook moussaka, you can buy a book refers to Greek mythology. Also, there are many illustrated for kids. In your language of course.
On the other hand, I am sure that your father or his friends will love this gift. Or even your colleagues and your boss. Our local tobacco cigars. Karelia, Sekap, Miamis, Vamma del Sol, Georgiadis, PMI or Elassona. They are all producing handmade cigars or tobacco for twisted cigarettes. Choose a nice wooden case to wow them.
Are you a music lover? Treat yourself with a bouzouki or a baglama. Since these are the musical instruments of rebetika songs, they have special place to our hearts. You will find many of them at Pandrossou and Ifestou streets at Monastiraki. Painted or not, with gold or not. With portraits or animals etc.. Accompany the instrument with a sirtaki’s dance CD and relax on your porch by hearing it. In that way, you will look back on your trip and it will make you smile.
Finally, do not skimp the beauty natural products. If you have a sensitive and irritating skin, then choose soap from olive oil. There are so many derivatives that you will be amazed. Conditioner and body lotions, liquid or not face soaps and hand creams. But also, shampoos and shower gels.
Are you a more earthy people? Then, you can choose more herby beneficial products with Greek yogurt. These pure skin-friendly products suggest homeopathic remedies for your skin. Of course, with extra nourishing glowing care from the herbs.
Do you need a cosmetic process which has more medicinal properties? Consequently, you will try the purity that provides mastiha. A rejuvenation cleansing process for blowing out the make-up will protect your skin. Soaps, deodorants, body oils, bubble bombs etc.. therefore, there are many products to treat yourself or your beloved ones with a souvenir like this.
Additionally, there are many Greek companies to choose these olive oil-mastiha-herbal products. Korres, Apivita, Dust+cream, Amalthia, Labbok, Cosmetiqon and many more. All services refer to womanly and manly beauty procedures and you will find them at the center of Athens. The central market has it all or wander at the stores of Monastiraki square.
I hope that I helped you thoroughly with the souvenirs you can buy. Just remember to put half a day to your itinerary to explore the souvenir shops at the center of Athens. Ohh, and do not forget to try ice-cream with 100% Greek milk during your walking. The taste will blow up your mind aaaaand ….. your pallet. (Do you understand already that I have a sweet tooth for ice-cream? Ohh, I do.!.)
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