From pocket-size Statues of Liberty to seashells with googly eyes glued to them to commemorative spoons, regional souvenirs are at once ubiquitous and unique to their location. They also make for some incredible collections. Whether it’s smashed pennies, ironic magnets, samples of dirt, or some other special variety of keepsake, we want to hear about the special travel souvenirs you always try to pick up as you explore the world.
Mugs! Rocks! Keychains! You name it! The variety of souvenirs is limitless, so In the comments below, tell us about the type of souvenir you can’t help pick up at each destination you visit, why they appeal to you, and if you have some pictures, post those too! Your comment might be included in an upcoming roundup article on Atlas Obscura. Show us the weird and wonderful ways you commemorate all the places you’ve been!
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