I am shamelessly stealing an idea I saw on another blog, Rene’s Points. I started following it about 10 years ago when it was called Delta Points. It was the first blog I ever followed. A recent post discussed souvenirs people bring home from their travels. I think talking about travel souvenirs is a great idea because those mementos can help get us through any travel withdrawal that we may be suffering from.
When traveling, I pick up items as souvenirs to remind me of places I’ve been to or to serve as a way of sharing my experiences with family and friends. When choosing what to buy, small size, light weight, and low cost are important attributes I look for.
Refrigerator magnets are probably my favorite followed by a wide assortment of other items. For gifts, I like coffee from tropical regions or tea from Asia. Chocolate and T-shirts are also popular. Since I don’t like to shop and tend to procrastinate, souvenirs at the airport on the way home can be life savers.
Here are some of the items I’ve picked up over the years.
Sometimes I’ll pick up knick knacks that catch my eye.
These photos were created specifically to serve as souvenirs. Starwood hotels (now merged into Marriott) auctioned special experiences that people bid on with Starwood points. A few years ago, golf experiences were often available. I would never have been able to participate in these events without Starwood points.
So those are some of my favorites. What items do you like to bring home to celebrate or remember your travels? Do you ever ship things home?