Name seals are very much part of Chinese history and a trendy memento at the same time. The use of name seals, or chops as it was historically called, traces its origins to 1600 B.C. under the rule of the Shang Dynasty. This tradition carried on over the centuries and name seals are as legally legitimate as conventional name signature.
Customized name seals (with the receivers’ name translated into Chinese) are a brilliant souvenir to bring home to your loved ones because 1) they’re made of cool materials like soapstone, jade, marble, wood, ivory, plastic, and an assortment of metals; 2) they’re of cultural significance; and 3) they’re personalized and people appreciate souvenirs with a personal touch.
Best gifts for: Anyone and everyone (especially the teenagers)
Portable level: Easy to manage
Pricing: From 50 HKD ($6.43)
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