Whenever you’re abroad, it’s an unwritten rule to buy presents for your loved ones (and spend all your spare change!)
During my time in Jordan, I visited Downtown Amman and Rainbow Street which gave me the perfect opportunity to pick up a few gifts for my family and friends.
Luckily, everything costs no more than 4 Jordanian Dinar, the equivalent of around £4. I looked for key rings and fridge magnets to keep it simple.
The key rings were a perfect reminder of Jordan – I wanted to pick something slightly less generic than the word Jordan on a key ring.
This made me smile as it’s cute – a little Arabic man! It cost around 1 Jordanian Dinar.
Petra. Everyone knows where and what it is so how could I not buy something Petra-related? These magnets are far from the typical metal ones.
The stone effect reminds me of Petra itself – the vintage colours and texture shows the history behind Petra. These were only 0.50 Jordanian Dinar each!
I loved this mirror – the way the royal blue glistens and the floral design. It’s elegant and feminine and also has a vintage feel to it.
The lovely shopkeeper also engraved my sisters name – Asia – into the back of the mirror which was amazing. It made it even more personal.
The second mirror I bought is the typical souvenir-type mirror. The front shows the famous Treasury from Petra and it was very good-quality.
The finish is shiny – the metal has a foil-type finish which stood out to me in the gift shop.
Rather than a keyring or magnet, I chose some purse mirrors for my female family members because it’s useful.
My last souvenir is a personal joke between my brother and I – he already has a spoon, which I found odd, from Qatar. I wanted to add to his collection so I picked this up for just 1 Jordanian Dinar.
I didn’t buy these sand bottles but I love them so much – the art in which the shopkeepers create landscape images in a small bottle is beyond me.