Most times when guests purchase aso-ebi from friends, colleagues or family members for any event especially weddings, they expect to get a souvenir attached to it (that’s our Naija thank you card)
Here in Naija we feel it’s a way of appreciating who ever took out money (possibly meant for something else) to buy aso-ebi just to grace our parties.
The type of souvenir given out most times is relative to the kind or cost of material used as aso-ebi.
For example, I will not expect someone who sold Ankara material(6 yards) for 3,000 to give out electric iron worth 2000 naira as souvenir neither will i expect another celebrant that sold a lace material (Swiss) for like 40000 naira to give out plastic bowl of 50 as souvenirs.
The social status/financial capability of the celebrant can also be a factor when choosing souvenirs. Let me note that souvenirs are not compulsory but well appreciated.
Your friends, family members or invitees are not honoring your invitation or buying your aso-ebi because of souvenirs but most people consider giving out souvenirs as a way of showing gratitude.
For the purpose of this post, I will mention examples of souvenirs that you can give out or attach to your aso-ebi at distribution point as you plan for your next ‘owambe’
Souvenirs nowadays can be anything from household items to groceries, electronics, kitchen utensils and even clothing materials.
Below is a list of items that can be used as souvenirs:
• Set of cooking spoons
• Set of pots
• Frying pans
• Glass cups
. chopping board
• Set of knives, plates, kitchen napkins/gloves
• Key holder
• Writing pad
• Pressing iron
• Mobile phones
• Manicure set
• Bath set
• Clothing materials
• Shopping bags
• Photo frames
• Citrus squeezer
• Wall clock
• Rechargeable lamp
• Waste basket
• Spice set
. Electric shaver
So you can make your choice within your budget and make your guests smile even as you get fulfilled having a well-organized party.You can also personalize any of the above listed items by inscribing your name(s) and occasion on them before distribution.