A culture code for souvenirs

Recently I had a discussion with some international friends about bringing souvenirs from travels as I love to buy a lot of country specific things which I cannot get in Germany. I always have the impression that I have to buy the spirit of this country, that I travelled, to all those who stayed at home.  That’s why I buy things that you cannot get in my home country. But my friend from the Arab countries said: ” Oh no, we in the Arab countries we buy as a souvenir the same perfume that we have in Dubai as well. We expect that we find our products also in all countries that we travel to. We bring souvenirs to our family and also very important to our business partners that are known already.” My friend from France then explained to me the French meaning of the word “souvenir”: Souvenir means somethings that gives you nice memories on a special place and moment especially from a holiday. So that’s how we came to the idea of Clickbringsel, a platform that offers unique and local products from allover the world that you can buy online as a souvenir. The word Clickbringsel  comes from the German word “Mitbringsel” which stands for “souvenir” and as you can buy it online it describes itself the meaning of the first part of the word Clickbringsel. Would you buy a souvenir online? How do you chose your souvenirs?

Please share with us your idea of a souvenir in our survey and win a clickbringsel!


Bill Ramsey even created a song about the idea of souvenirs: