Sensational Souvenirs

By 1800FlyEurope in Destination Highlights | on January 21st, 2011

When traveling, I always take an extra bag for the keepsakes I plan to bring home. Whether they’re for me or my friends/family, I need plenty of room!

Some people request ridiculous mementos, things that can be used as a desk bauble, others want edible items and the rest would just like something unique and useful.

Let’s discuss what souvenirs could fall into these three categories when you travel to various countries in Europe.  I chose our three most popular destinations for this blog.

United Kingdom


  • Silly Souvenirs- Figurines of Red Telephone Booths, English Bulldog T-shirts, Snow Globes with the London Eye inside
  • Foodstuffs- Variety pack of hot teas, Marmite spread, Walker‚Äôs Crisps‚Äì these guys have unbelievable flavors of potato chips such as Roasted Chicken & Thyme, Prawn Cocktail and English Roast Beef & Yorkshire Pudding
  • Useful- Jewelry box from Harrods, Teapots (some are shaped like Red Telephone Booths and Double Decker buses!)

Italy

  • Silly Souvenirs- Leaning Tower of Pisa paperweight, Roman Gladiator Helmet keychain, Trevi Fountain Christmas ornaments
  • Foodstuffs- Wine from any given region throughout Italy, Mozzarella and/or Parmigiano cheese, coffee from Naples, various types of olive oil
  • Useful- Art prints, framed lithographs, Marocchino cups, Horn Pendant ‚Äì meant to bring the person wearing it good luck, authentic Venetian glass, etched wine carafes

France


  • Silly Souvenirs- Miniature version of the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe Magnets, ¬†Poster Art Coasters
  • Foodstuffs ‚Äì Wine from one of the many wine regions throughout France, Pralus Chocolatier Chocolates, violet jelly and/or mustard, Ladur√©e Macaroons
  • Useful- Beautiful stationery from Au Printemps, lovely patterned scarves, ¬†Savon de Marseille (Marseille Soap)

Myself, I like things that fall into any of these categories. I have received Italian olive oil, the Bulldog T-shirt (and yes, I wear it) and magnets galore.  What is your favorite souvenir from your travels?

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