It’s inevitable to become homesick when you’re a student away at school. But whether you’re away in boarding school or university, you can give yourself a comforting reminder of home by proudly displaying your Bermudian heritage. Here’s some tips on great local souvenirs you can pick up before you leave home:
For your room:
Decorating a dorm room or an apartment is an exciting experience every student encounters. So why not add a Bermudian twist!
The Phoenix Stores
A Bermuda flag is the essential souvenir every Bermudian student should have. Proudly adhere it to your wall to let everyone know of the beautiful nation you come from — it’s a great conversation starter.
Bermuda flag fleece blanket
The Phoenix Stores
For those colder climates, this thick fleece blanket will keep you not only warm, but also closer to home.
‘My Other Home is in Bermuda’ wooden sign
Hang this sign on your door, on your corkboard or in your window to let everyone know that you live where they vacation.
Bermuda 2015 calendar
While counting down the days until you’re next home, daydream about the glimmering turquoise waters and pastel houses through a 2015 Bermuda calendar.
Proudly represent your country through your attire.
Long sleeve shirts
These are great for sleepwear in the colder months, or even to layer with.
Short sleeve shirts
Short sleeve shirts are wardrobe staples that are perfect for weekends, exercising, and lounging in.
Every student who travels to colder climates for schooling, which is the majority, knows how important it is to have sweatpants, especially when braving chilly temperatures. The Bermuda sweatpants are just as iconic as the Bermuda flag when it comes to student souvenirs.
Much like its sweatpants counterpart, the Bermuda sweatshirt is great for layering over shirts and under jackets when walking to class. It will help keep you warm.
There’s no harm in enjoying the island blends at school, so long as you do it responsibly.
Outerbridge swizzle mix
Duty Free @ LF Wade International Airport
Allow your friends to taste this sweet island delicacy!
Bermuda rum cake
Bermuda Rum Cake Company
Great for a birthday or special occasion, keeping a rum cake at school is never a bad idea.
A typical college souvenir that comes in a variety of styles, sizes, and phrases.
Proudly hang the world famous Gosling’s seal flag on your wall while letting everyone know that you’re from Bermuda too!
Gosling’s Black Seal Rum
Even if you don’t like rum, keeping a bottle at school will most certainly come in handy for curious friends, or fellow Bermudians who have run dry! And if you buy duty free at the airport, you’ll get it for less than half the regular retail price.
For more articles to help you through the 2014/15 school year, see The Royal Gazette’s Back to School Supplement out on Friday.