When people go on vacation, they like to buy a souvenir. A t-shirt, keychain, something like that.
I usually don’t buy typical souvenirs. I was in the Maldives, and I bought a pair of dive booties. I did buy a t-shirt too, but I remember those dive booties and every time I wore them I’d remember the Maldives.
I was in Ohio, with my Mom, and we were at the store my Grandfather used to go to with me. I saw a shaving brush. I had just gotten a new one, so I didn’t get it, but I’ve been wishing I had ever since.
Last February, Costa Rica, I bought a toothbrush in the grocery store. Every morning and evening and whenever I brush my teeth, I think about the Costa Rica trip. I also bought a new pair of flip flops. In hindsight, I think the toothbrush is an excellent souvenir.
I think it’s a good idea to (sometimes on purpose) leave something you know you’ll need at home, so that you’ll have to buy a new one, then you may find it is the favorite thing that reminds you of your trip!

7 thoughts on “Souvenirs

  1. I don't go anywhere any more..but when my granddaughters would travel they would always bring me back a key chain from where ever they had been..then once they went to the coast and had been there before so instead of another key chain they got me a flesh colored coffee mug with a penis for a handle..I keep my pens in it right by my every day I see the little dick handle and think of how much my granddaughters love me.

  2. It's a win win thing…you have a tangible memory, even a toothbrush (!) and local stores get some input to the economy. Hopefully, you try to buy from local vendors (hint hint).

  3. That's a good idea. I usually just get a t-shirt. And while I do wear them a lot, now it seems a bit uncreative.

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