When one travels, it may be a grand opportunity to begin collecting in items of ones interest. An international array of a collection can be a great way to invest and save. One thing one can collect is merchandise from other places. There are many things in this category. For example: cans of coke in different languages or bottle caps from different places. When one travels outside of the country, ponder collecting something. Some older examples are postcards, glassware, and crosses. Put it on a shelf so one can see it. Free stuff may also be a wonderful thing to get, like advertisements for food companies or luxury goods. Focusing on one business or industry might be the ticket.
Once one has a full collection one can keep it. Expanding ones collection to include other merchandise can increase the value of the collection. A illustrative story can go a long way too in bringing value to that collection. Think of this as a savings or investing in a company. Perhaps, someone at the company will want to start their own collection.
With any collection, it may increase in value as time passes. A tin box that comes from another country from the turn of the century will undoubtedly be more valuable than that bought yesterday. Sometimes there are a whole series of products and goods that a company will offer, especially during the summer or holidays.
International products can also made great gifts too. Think about getting a coupon from a luxury goods company in a different language. This might be free, but for the recipient it may mean a lot. So, when out of town, acquiring a gift for a friend or family can be remembered for many years. But, the point is to save and invest in ones own collection and this can be done at the same time as procuring a special international gift for someone else.