Whenever we travel, there is a must-have souvenir that we always pick-up- magnets!
We started collecting magnets on our honeymoon and haven’t left a vacation without picking up at least one since (with the exception of a weekend trip to Washington DC last year which I’m still disappointed about). Magnets are the perfect vacation souvenir in my opinion because they’re available absolutely everywhere, they don’t take up much space in your luggage or in your house once you get home, and they’re inexpensive.
We amassed quite a few magnets last year because we took a Mediterranean cruise and picked up a magnet in each port we stopped in. A couple of the magnets are also souvenirs relatives had brought back for us from their trips.
If you’re wondering what some of our favorite travel spots have been, I’d pick Costa Rica, Mallorca, Bermuda, and Genoa Italy as some of my favorites. Although to tell you the truth, I have never met a vacation spot I didn’t like!
The other vacation souvenir we started collecting, but quickly proved to be much less practical, is coffee mugs. Mugs are also available practically anywhere, but after we had brought home a few, we quickly began to run out of cabinet space to store them. Plus, there’s only so many mugs a household of two needs. Nevertheless, it is fun to have my tea in the “Las Vegas mug” and think back on the trip.
We also have several mugs from Disney because their mugs are so darn cute.
Of course if we come across some locally made unique items, or even a fun pen or t-shirt, we might snag one of those too, but magnets and mugs are the only items we make sure to always look for.
Update: I totally forgot to include one of my other favorite travel souvenirs- postcards! I love collecting postcards especially vintage looking ones. I mean, I only dedicated an entire wall of my house to travel photos and postcards!
All this travel talk has me itching to go on another vacation! Do you have any getaways planned for this summer? Is there a type of souvenir you like to pick up each time?