If you’re wondering what’s the best gift to bring home after a trip to Vietnam, do consider postcards as they’re always a great, affordable souvenir option to fall back on.
Postcards Are Never Out Of Style
While postcards may seem like a generic souvenir, there’s really something special when you receive a handwritten postcard which has travelled thousands of miles to arrive in your mailbox. And the recipient will most likely share the same sentiment as well.
After all, it’s the thought that counts.
If you happen to visit the iconic Ho Chi Minh city, it’s suggested to buy a couple of postcards from the Central Post Office in District 1 to send home to your friends and family. Better yet, take a few selfies with the postcard in hand in front of the majestic colonial French architecture to send to the forthcoming recipient of your postcards — just to show that they’re on your mind even when you’re continents and countries apart.
But for something with a local flair, Dó paper products are the things you should look into. These paper handicraft items are made from the bark of the Rhamnoneuron Balansae Dó tree, hence the name of the paper. The trees are most commonly found around Vietnam’s riverbanks and were used as a precursor to the modern paper in the country.
Today, Dó paper is mostly only used to make a variety of handicraft items including notebooks, paintings, ethnic greeting cards, and of course, postcards!