With Christmas just around the corner, Seoul has quickly transformed into a winter wonderland. The twinkling lights that adorn the facades of the city's biggest shopping complexes, the familiar ring of the Salvation Army bell and even the never-ending loop of Mariah Carey's "All I Want for Christmas" have me feeling more festive than usual this year.
Perhaps this is partly due to the fact that I'll be going home to America for a few weeks to celebrate the holidays with my family. I couldn't be more excited and have been loading up on goodies and gifts to bring home for family and friends.
I'm not one to spend hours in markets and shopping centers to buy souvenirs, as I travel with minimal luggage and on a budget. I do find it nice, however, to occasionally purchase an item that will remind me of my trips or find something nice for friends and family at home. Sometimes, it can be difficult finding the right item, so I've compiled a list of the perfect souvenirs to be purchased for all those visiting Korea.