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We have all been at a gift shop and we are trying to figure out what souvenir will be the best choice. There are always t-shirts, magnets and ornaments. It’s always a gamble because you want something that will last you a long time so you can cherish the memories that you just experienced. There are a lot of families that start a collection of items such as magnets, shot glasses and other things. It all just comes down to what you want to make a collection of. However, this is a totally different game for children because they want something to play with. This list will help you decide what the best souvenirs are for kids. You could be at a theme park with them, national park or maybe you’re on a business trip and need to bring them home something. Here are some ideas to help you get that right gift.
These are a pretty good option for most parents looking for a gift for their kid. This will win over the heart of your daughter or toddler. Most gift shops have a wide selection of stuffed animals that have the logo of the place you’re visiting or city. This is a pretty safe bet for the younger kids.
Sometimes it is hard to shop for some kids and so you just have to go with the basics. T-shirts are another safe bet and will make anyone happy. Worst comes to worse your kid only wears it around the house or during chores. They will still appreciate it and wear it until the day it is worn out or no longer fits.
This is a great gift if you have a kid that just barely got their driver’s license or their first car. It’s simple and most of the time inexpensive. There is always a large option of choices and sometimes you can get them a key chain with their name on it and the state license plate.
This is a pretty good overall option for the entire family because everyone will always see it hanging on the fridge. If you travel a lot then your fridge can become a cool scrapbook to showcase all your trips and vacations that you have been on.
Pins and Patches
Pins and patches are slowly making a comeback and a lot of people are collecting personalized trading pins. So if you kid is slapping a lot of pins and patches on their backpack or other things it would be a pretty good fit for them. You can also look for some cool looking pins at cheappins.com.
Okay so obviously this one is for any children or kids you might be older and maybe in college. Shot glasses are a great idea for a lot of people who collect souvenirs in each area they visit. Most shops sell these and they are not the expensive so it would be a great addition to get at a low cost.
There are many other things that you can do to make your kids happy at a souvenir store that does not cost all that much. Sometimes your kid might just want one of those gigantic lollipops you can buy or some candy. Remember that if it is a once in a lifetime trip it might be worth it if you sprang the extra dollar or two to get a really nice gift for your family or loved ones.