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We all love to bring something home from our trips abroad. But maybe going for a more unique trinket is better than one of these awful travel souvenirs!

1: Tiny Eiffel Towers

Might as well bring home a beret and some baguettes while you’re at it.

2: Fridge Magnets

Pretty sure there’s a Kids in the Hall skit from 20 years ago that pokes fun at these, yet they’re still everywhere!

3: Itty-Bitty Spoons

Never, ever got this one. Are they like Beanie Babies, where they’d increase in value over the years?



4: Hawaiian Leis

This photo is from 1959! But, we’re still wearing leis home from Hawaii.

5: Photos Like This One

You know it.

6: I <3 NY Tees

I’ll admit it: When I was 16, I totally bought an I <3 DC shirt from a street vendor.

 7: Snow Globes from…Anywhere

These ones are from Vatican City.

8: Sombreros

There was definitely one of these in our attic when I was a kid.

Sombreros - Frayed Passport

Via Flickr.

9: Maori Fishing Hooks

Often accompanied by puka shells.

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About the Author

Sarah Vandenberg

As the managing editor of Frayed Passport, my goal is to help you build your bucket list, plan your travels, and tell your story. I've been to 19 countries and five continents so far, and while I'm based in Miami, I spend one-third of the year traveling to amazing destinations around the world. If you would like to contribute an article to Frayed Passport, feel free to get in touch with me at sarah@frayedpassport.com!