Questions tagged [souvenirs]

Questions about purchasing small items as mementos of ones travel.

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Buying Mozart balls at a decent price in Vienna

I'm now leaving from Vienna and I want to bring back home some nice souvenir. And so... What's better than Mozart balls? 😀 However last time I was here I was buying them at the airport and the price ...
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Can I carry a removed from service Cessna 182 propeller from the US to Russia?

I want to bring a gift to my buddy in Russia, and he's very much into aviation, so I found a defective aluminum Cessna propeller for him. It fits the luggage and the airline accepts it, but I'm ...
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Can I buy only the wine glass in the Munich Christmas market?

In Munich, GER, I plan to visit the Christmas market for some Glühwein (hot wine). From what I read, you can return your glass and get a portion of the price back. The glass is somewhat a souvenir. ...
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Getting FBI challenge coins from FBI field offices / resident agencies? [closed]

I was thinking a cool souvenir for US cities would be to get an FBI Challenge Coin whenever I'm in a city with an FBI Field Office or Resident Agency. Unfortunately, it is not clear to me how this ...
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Can I bring a painted Cow skull to the US with me via plane?

I bought this traditionally painted cow skull, a typical decoration item for the day of the dead. Since its bone (completely clean though) can I bring it with me on a plane as carry-on or special ...
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“5 = 1€” for souvenirs in Paris, why do they write the price this way?

In Paris, many street souvenir vendors have thier stuff laid on the ground and a piece of paper says "5 = 1€". Well, 1€ for 5 souvenirs would be a pretty good price but no, the price is 5€ for 1 piece....
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What are the must-buy souvenirs from Ireland?

What are typical or must-buy (non-alcoholic) souvenirs from Ireland?
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What is this distinct ceramics style and where it is made?

(Maybe not exactly a travel question, but I hope it is on-topic here.) Several years ago, while travelling across Montenegro, in one souvenir shop in Kotor and in one shop in Ulcinj I found very ...
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Is it illegal to take a piece of the Berlin Wall?

As a keepsake for my traveling in Germany, I would like to take a pebble from the Berlin Wall-is it illegal (or perhaps frowned upon) to do so? I'm aware that they sell (presumably fake) pieces in ...
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Can I legally take washed up coral from Mexico to the USA?

I am on vacation in Mexico, and we have found lots of dead coral washed up on the shore. We would like to take some home as souvenirs, but we are not sure about the legality of doing so, for both of ...
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Obtaining a Library of Congress reader ID card as a souvenir

I'd like to get a Reader Identification Card from the Library of Congress (as a unique and personalized souvenir) and am curious as to how I'd go about doing so. From the link it sounds like all I ...
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Where can I buy a souvenir stamp while traveling in European cities?

Since the establishment of Schengen region, there will not be any immigration officer to stamp the passport while traveling within Schengen region. But I would still like to have collect some kind of ...
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Do any online services offer printable maps with my itinerary drawn on?

I'm preparing a present for a friend, which is a collection of photos and items from a couple of of travels we've done together. An idea I had was to somehow display our itinerary with notes and ...
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What can I take as a gift from Poland for my host, which is small and light?

I'm from Poland and I'd like to try some CouchSurfing after the trip in the mountains. I'd have to carry all things on my back, so this should be small and very light. A normally proposed souvenir ...
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How do I address a vertical postcard? [closed]

Currently I am abroad on a summer project in Israel. I would like to send my friends some postcards, and I got this one: and I'm not sure how to address it properly. I've been looking for some tips ...
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Fridge magnets in San Francisco!

From every destination, I buy a magnet (you know the ones we put in the fridge) that is strongly connected to that destination. Now for a guy that has been to several Greek Islands, (and not only), ...
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How can I determine if there's a way I can legally take home a piece of a particular landmark?

Considering to the question of Is it illegal to take a piece of the Berlin Wall, I am interested in knowing what other historical landmarks or sites one can legally and safely take home a piece. ...
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Are mimikaki for real?

In Japan, a popular souvenir is mimikaki (耳かき) - a pick for cleaning the ears. They often come in decorative packaging, and have little trinkets dangling from the handle (e.g. a tiny wooden shoe). My ...
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Food souvenir purchasable in dubai

Since I have half day stopover in Dubai, I want to go out of the airport and buy some food souvenir for my family. Date is common Arabic sweet but I am not interested in, similarly I don’t interested ...
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What is the cheapest/safest way to ship a box to Japan from USA

I am not sure if this is the right group to submit this question to. I feel like this is a travel question because it involves mailing souvenirs and other things that will not fit in to a suitcase. ...
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Where can I buy authentic cheongsachorong (청사초롱) - traditional lanterns - in Seoul?

Cheongsachorong (청사초롱) are traditional lanterns, originally used for weddings in Korea. They are made of red and blue silk. Cheongsachorong By Minseong Kim (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0 (http://...
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Souvenirs from the US and Canada

I will be travelling to the US soon and I would like to bring my family some souvenirs. To narrow choices down: Must be comestible Must be transportable (over a 23-hour flight) Must be ...
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How to keep chocolate from melting when bringing it for a flight? [duplicate]

I'm thinking of bringing chocolate for my friends in my flight a month from now. Should I keep it with the check in baggage? Or with my carry on? Assume that weight isn't an issue - all I need to ...
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How can you buy tourist souvenirs for non-tourist prices?

Often times when I'm traveling I like to get a few souvenirs from whatever destination I'm visiting — a two-story bus from London, a miniature Eiffel-tower from Paris, a magnet, a mug, a T-shirt, etc. ...
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Souvenir shops at Heydar Aliyev (Baku) airport?

I have an upcoming trip, later this month, that includes a short (1-1/2 hour) stopover in Heydar Aliyev (Baku) airport. Having never been to Azerbaijan before, I'd like to be able to pick up some kind ...
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In what countries are tea towels available as souvenirs? [closed]

In which countries are tea towels available as souvenirs? So far, I haven't seen this as a thing in Japan, and I want to know if this is the case in other countries, such as South Korea. Is it ...
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Will I get into Sweden with the souvenirs listed?

I have been traveling From Australia to Fiji, Bali, Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam over the past 2 and a half months and I have many souvenirs that I have gotten over the borders with, with no hassle....
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Can you still buy used panties in vending machines as a souvenir from Japan?

In 1999 I came across a vending machine of used panties while hiking through Japan. Apparently it was made illegal in 1993, but still in 1999 they seem to be wide spread. Is this still the case, or ...
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Am I allowed to own a foreign flag? [closed]

Sometimes I buy the local flag of a country I have visited as a souvenir. Given that there is such a thing as a flag instruction, which in some countries is embedded into either criminal or civil law,...
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Where in Beijing or Hong Kong can I buy good jade jewelry? How will I know it's the real thing?

I will be traveling to Beijing and Hong Kong in April. I would like to buy some jade jewelry as souvenirs but do not want to take a chance of dealing with fraudulent sellers. Can you tell me where in ...