“伴” means “accompanying,” “手” means “hand,” and “礼” means “gift.” A saying first used by Taiwanese people, this term refers to “souvenirs.” As Chinese people traditionally underscore the importance of social relationships, they would often bring with them a gift like snacks or wines when visiting friends and relatives. They would also buy souvenirs for friends, relatives and co-workers after returning from a holiday trip. The souvenirs, not necessarily expensive, are often specialties produced in the tour destinations.
Wǔyī jiàqī qù nǎlǐ wán le？
Where did you travel to during the May Day holiday?
Wǒ qù fújiàn le。Duìle，wǒ hái gěi nǐ dài le diǎn dāngdì cháyè zuò bànshǒulǐ。
I went to Fujian Province. I bought some local tea as a souvenir for you.
Xièxie，nǐ tài kèqì le。
Thank you for the trouble.