Ten Busan Tourist Souvenirs that Capture Busan
Busan Seagull GoodsContents Core Inc. has developed nine kinds of tourist souvenirs with Little Gull RUNZ as the main character, represented by seagull, the official bird of Busan.
GGO DEUNG Ohttp://www.designivy.com/index.html
A character developed by Design Busan, GGO DEUNG O has round eyes and cute little feet that can pitter-patter to any tourist spot in Busan.
Busan BundleThe Eco Echo Cooperative makes wonderful products using waste resources. The bundled goods, such as Busan hwatu playing cards, trump cards, and ecobags contain many stories about Busan.
Portrayals of Gwangan-riBeautiful vignettes of Gwangandaegyo Bridge are portrayed on hanji (traditional Korean paper) lamps, memo pads, and refrigerator magnets. These souvenirs capture various scenes of Gwangan-ri that change their atmosphere according to the seasons.
MiNi BADAMiNi BADA’s MiNi BUSAN, which started from the idea of gifting Busan’s sea. These are handmade candles that convey the romantic feel of the Busan sea, and make great gifts.
Busan OnnaChakhan Sesang is a social enterprise that makes souvenirs that evoke the distinct Busan sensibility, using fun expressions in the Busan saturi (dialect). The Busan Onna Saturi Postcard Book will be a delightful souvenir that can convey the warmth of Busan.
Busan’s Fragrance and FestivityTaking stories of contemporary life in Busan, such as those of the Gamcheon Culture Village, the Mountainside Road, and the Bosu Book Street, Modara has woven them into textile cultural products. “Modara” is a Busan dialectal variant of moeuda (gather), and the brand includes bags, scarves, handkerchieves, etc.
Embroidering BusanThe Korea Association of Arts and Crafts explores creative everyday craftworks, and it develops and sells high-quality handicraft products that have Busan’s major tourist spots as their motif.
Busan Unnie Beaucance KitThis is a cosmetics kit based on Busan landmarks, featuring the Busan Unnie character created by Coswen Contents. It is a must-have item for travelers who want to have the cute little Busan Unnie.
CANBESKIN “Seasra” (body wash) and “Balala” (body lotion) cosmetic setThis cosmetic set, which features designs of Busan’s landmarks and contains safe Environmental Working Group (EWG) green grade ingredients, is available both as a gift set or an individual compact-sized product that can be carried on planes.
Where to BuyOnline: See the homepages listed for each souvenir brand
Design Center Busan, Gamcheon Culture Village, Busan Tower, Haeundae Souvenir Shop – Beachcombing Haeundae, Gwangbok-dong Creative Shop, Gwangalli Haebyeon Changjakso (September–May), Gwangalli Art Market (March–October), Lotte Duty Free Busan Store, Busan Duty Free, etc.