50 Souvenir Ideas to Make Your Memories Last

Take memories and leave only footprints.

I want to make memories all over the world, and if you're like me, you might want something unique to bring home with us to help us remember further. 

The best way to do this is by collecting souvenirs from every special place you visit. Rather than purchase expensive gift store merchandise, we've compiled a list of souvenirs girls have collected from countries far and wide that might spark interest in an item you can enjoy collecting on your next journey.

  1. Earrings
  2. Postcards
  3. Shot glasses
  4. Pins
  5. Magnets
  6. Local art
  7. Rings
  8. Maps
  9. Patches
  10. Photographs
  11. Clothing
  12. Cookbooks and local recipe/drinks
  13. Coins that will be stored in a special travel piggy bank
  14. Bills that can be framed in a 24x36 poster
  15. Key holders/key chains 
  16. Coaster from local restaurants
  17. Spoons
  18. Jewelry
  19. Stickers
  20. Sand for storm lamps with rocks, shells, twigs (or put these in a glass container)
  21. Tea
  22. Spices
  23. Ticket stubs
  24. Postal stamps
  25. Christmas ornaments
  26. A popular book from the country in their language 
  27. Mugs
  28. Small decorated bowls
  29. Flowers that can be pressed down into a journal with recorded location
  30. T-shirts
  31. Pin with the country flag
  32. Sweatshirts
  33. Bracelets
  34. Charms
  35. Brochures
  36. Snow globes
  37. Instruments
  38. Flags
  39. Dream catchers
  40. Jams/hot sauce
  41. Paperweights
  42. Rugs
  43. Blankets
  44. Chocolate
  45. Bookmarks
  46. Feathers
  47. Dolls and figurines with the costume of the country
  48. Masks
  49. Scarves
  50. Tattoos from each country visited

Find something that feels right for you and keeps an eye out for it in every country you visit. Create a memory box or display your souvenir for all your guests to see. One day you'll be able to look back on all of the memories you've collected and been thankful for the adventurous life you have lived. 

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