If you haven’t noticed, I am on a traveling kick recently. I often think of my life in terms of what trip I am planning, what trip I am on, or what trip I have just gotten back from. I am definitely not bragging as I owe it all to my amazing travel agent @dynamitetravel (a fellow Gator lezzie) and payment plans.
I have been trying to rack my brain to think of my new “adult” go-to souvenir. When I was a college student, any time I would go somewhere I would come home with a shot glass. Be it another country, another state, or even another city, I had a shot glass to commemorate the trip. It was cool, it was fun…. and it was cheap. Most of the time you can grab a $5 one while sitting in the airport. Unfortunately, over the years of moving, and partying (don’t judge me), my shot glass collection did not stand the test of time.
So then I moved on to postcards in my mid-twenties. Thanks to Martha Stewart I was on a scrapbooking kick so they were perfect. I could use them as a accent piece for a photo I shot, or cut them up to make a trip collage. I still have some postcards in my scrapbooking box that I would love to do something with. Why haven’t I? Blame Facebook and Instagram for that.
And while I am all about keychains and t-shirts as souvenir gifts, I am not really keen on them for myself. Coffee mugs are just something more for me to clean and beanie babies had their heyday in the 90s. So what are my favorite options now? I have three. Continue reading