Travel souvenirs

What do you guys usually get as a souvenir when you travel? We often buy something that can remind us about the trip and the places we visited as part of the trip. Some people collect fridge magnets. I used to collect them too but with a stainless steel fridge, I don’t have any place to put them. These days, instead of getting magnets which are of not much use, I get books. I usually end up buying books about the place I am visiting – mostly about the National Park or city I am visiting along with some about the history of the place, geology, wild life and vegetation etc. I love browsing through these books after my trip in order to refresh my memory. These books also provide me with more information about the places I visited as part of my trip along with some stunning photographs. I love collecting travel books. I got plenty when I visited Alaska and Hawaii too. I cannot find all the books that I bought in my various trips online or in a bookstore, so I try to buy them when I visit a place.

How about you?

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  1. We don’t do souvenirs. I’ll occasionally buy a book if I’m interested in a particular aspect of local history or geology, but mostly we just take photos and memories πŸ™‚


  2. That’s a lovely idea. I collect a deck of playing cards from the place we go. I love the different designs and sometimes they have pictures and info of all the different places to visit on them too.


  3. Shot glasses even though I can’t do shots anymore. Postcards are a nice, cheap souvenir, too! Or key chains. We have this pottery from Cancun when we went there a few years ago for my brother’s wedding. Very beautiful.


  4. (I saw your Avada Kedavra link on Harini’s blog and just had to follow hah! Hello fellow potter nerd!) This is such a neat idea, I think I am going to steal this idea for future vacations! πŸ™‚

    Our souvenirs are usually the photographs we take on trips, we get blown up prints for our walls (we’ve both been photographers in the past). Sometimes I get random things that reminds of a specific moment from the trip – an old fleur de lis pottery tile from New Orleans and used postcards from the last century from Paris, both from flea markets; pebbles from a beach in the middle of nowhere and wildflowers from a field to keep in my journal, in Iceland. I have tons of sea shells from all the beaches I have ever visited (my mom gets mad at me for collecting junk haha). πŸ™‚


    1. Thank you so much for visiting this blog Annie. I take a lot of photos too on trips. But need to get them printed. They are in raw format and I am too lazy to process them and give them for print 😦 You have given me some really nice ideas which I am going to use when I am on a trip next time. Wildflowers is an amazing idea considering I use a journal too.


  5. My husband is a souvenir freak and he”ll buy stuff – t-shirts, mugs, fridge magnets, books etc. from wherever he goes. I can’t be bothered mostly. I dislike shopping generally, and I feel souvenirs are getting more and more overpriced these days, so ya, I tend to just take a lot of photos and those are my souvenirs πŸ™‚


    1. I am actually a souvenir freak too 😦 Need to stop getting obsessed with souvenirs as now I have no place to keep them (have collected so many). Also agree that they are overpriced.


  6. I and my husband are souvenir crazy. We always buy fridge magnets and also some figurine to remind us of the place. For example, we ended up buying a Patronas Towers figurine from Kuala Lampur from our most recent visit. One of my friends recently said that our home is turning into a travel museum :P. I don’t mind that really. We also like Annie, print out the best shots from our travels and put them on the wall. But books are cool idea too. I will try to buy books from now :).


    1. Haha our house is also turning into a travel museum actually. I don’t know how to resist myself from buying souvenirs – I always feel this may be the only time I will visit this place and may not get the opportunity to visit again. That is what makes me pick up so many items 😦


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