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Beyond Magnets & Keychains: Souvenirs For The Ultimate Collector

Anushka posted on 24 March

Ten-Second Takeaway

Every time we travel, we make it a point to collect souvenirs – the magnets in various shapes of monuments or landscapes, or the key chains that embrace our love for our destination. But when there is so much more to every place you travel, why limit your experience in small predictable collectibles? And while you may think, physical memorabilia are all you can collect, JetPrivilege begs to differ. You can collect JPMiles and then there’s a mile-long list {pun intended} of things you can bring back. We are enlisting a few here…read on.

Venetian Masks From Italy

Venice is a traveller’s delight. Vast stretches of clear water, interesting historical monuments, serenading during gondola rides – it’s definitely one for the travel bucket list. On your trip, have a gelato and shop in the brightly lit lanes of Piazza San Marco, and find yourself a beautiful, ornately designed Venetian mask that is both bold and distinct in style. The shopping square has been known as the ‘drawing room of Europe’, and it attracts great attention for its vibrant coloured masks and other knick-knacks.

#LBBTip: Travelling to Venice will not pinch if it’s almost for free! Start collecting JPMiles on your flights, hotel stays or even on your daily spends, and redeem these for a free award flights to Venice (or any destination of your choice). You can earn JPMiles on everyday activities, such as shopping with JetPrivilege retail partners, devouring delightful cuisines with their dining partners, converting other loyalty points into JPMiles, or simply swiping one of their co-brand cards wherever you go! If you are a frequent traveller, even better. Earn JPMiles for every flight you take on Jet Airways or any of their 30+ airline partners, stay with their hotel partners, rent a car with their car rental partners, and more such activities to top up your JPMiles balance. So, enrol if you aren’t a member yet, book your tickets on jetairways.com or their mobile app, and go get that Venetian treasure!

Tea Pots From China

We don’t know about you, but we love our tea almost as much as oxygen. And what’s good to know is that our neighbors love it just as much – and have a traditional Chinese way called Gong-Fu Cha to prepare tea, that places the most importance on selecting a good teapot. Whether you want tea served in glass, glazed or porcelain teapots – Beijing has the most distinctive designs and characteristic colours and shapes. Shop for one that is easy to hold, lightweight and high on quality, and with every brew, relive your trip once again.

#LBBTip: Find and book your stay at jetprivilege.com. Here, you can choose from 11 Lac+ hotels across 227 countries. Also, if you complete your 1st hotel stay before 31st March, 2017, you earn 1000 Bonus JPMiles for it, along with the regular JPMiles.

Beer Pewters From Germany

Sausages, automotive and love for beer – the Germans do it best. So the next time you’re having a house party, don’t bring out the predictable glass tumblers and instead start a conversation with beer pewters. Authentic beer steins come in all different styles – from antique looks to contemporary crystal and porcelain ones, shop for the ones that will add colour to your bar. With shapes that denote military, history, sports, nautical and heritage themes, this souvenir will spark a lively discussion for sure.

#LBBTip: Now that you have some gorgeous German beer pewters to flaunt, upgrade to a fancier bar at home to showcase these beauties. Shop at jetprivilege.com with partners like Flipkart, Urban Ladder, Firstcry etc., earn more JPMiles, and get 250 JPMiles on your first transaction if done before 31st March 2017. Win-win, ey?

Whiskey From Ireland

One of the most popular spirits in the world – the Irish whiskey is definitely one that speaks volumes about your bar. Smoother in finish than most Scottish whiskeys – with smoky notes and earthy tones, this is one purchase that goes beyond duty free shopping. Do an Irish jig, host your close friends and enjoy a bottle. From light and crisp to complex bold tastes, there’s one for every palate – even if you’re not a whiskey drinker. Want to make your trip more epic? Book a free Irish Whiskey Trail tour and learn from behind the scenes at a distillery.

#LBBTip: Did the Irish whiskey get over too soon? Thankfully we have a lot of bars around that serve pretty neat (literally) whiskey! It may not be the same, but it surely will help you miss Ireland a little less! Visit jetprivilege.com to book a table of your choice from 1,500+ restaurants across 8 cities, earn JPMiles, and make merry!

Ceramic Goods From Morocco

Morroco is known for its traditional craftwork – and the ceramic goods are excellent for home decor or useful as tableware. From vases, lamps, cutlery and more – indulge in beautiful designs, rich colours and nurture artistic heritage in the process.  Just like Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman, start your own romance with the craft in Casablanca, with charming pottery and ornamental ceramics that will satisfy antique, contemporary and modern tastes. Bring back dinner parties with a bang, because no one will be able to resist staring at these wonderful unique pieces. Hire a Hertz cab to take you around the souks through www.jetprivilege.com, one of their rental partners, and increase your JPMiles meter by meter!

Intricate Lace Tablecloths From Belgium

If you love waffles and beer {who doesn’t?}, there’s no place in the world like Belgium. Look out for the lace cloths available in the region. Brussels primarily has lovely boutiques that houses lace makers, to whom the craft has been passed on from their families. Perfect for those who love delicate and dainty material, the flowers stitched on the lace are made separately from the base design, adding depth to the needlework. With more machine based work in the main markets, support local artisans by purchasing handmade material to keep this rich embroidery alive. Use your Jet Airways / JetPrivilege co-brand card for every transaction you make, and you will earn JPMiles for each swipe!

Copper Coffee Set From Turkey

learn more from than the Turks? A powerhouse of culture and history, Istanbul has stunning tapestry, but that might go above your baggage allowance, so look out for a traditional coffee set. You can pick your own pieces and design your own coffee set, or select a pre-made set – all with the custom gold rim, hand-painted detailing and an accompanying silver tray that signifies traits of good hospitality. Do check if the set is decorative or functional, as they differ in qualities and choose one based on your need.

#LBBTip: Review your entire trip – from your hotel to all the locations you visited in the city on TripAdvisor– and earn up to 1,525 JPMiles for every single review! Share your experience, spread the joy, and top up your JPMiles balance. Now that’s a deal!

So, while you collect these distinctive souvenirs, you can also collect JPMiles and get closer to a Free Award Flight. Remember to quote your JetPrivilege membership number at all times across the programme partners to ensure auto accrual of JPMiles in your account.

If you aren’t a JetPrivilege member yet, just enrol now on www.jetprivilege.com, and get ready for some more JPMiles collecting!

This story is in partnership with JetPrivilege.