Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Gaudy gifts: World's tackiest souvenirs

We all like to come back from a trip with something to remind us and our friends of what a wonderful time we had. For Discovery Student Adventure travelers, that might include hand-painted pottery from Italy, fancy chopsticks from China, or Washington Monument paperweight from the nation’s capital. Cool stuff. Unfortunately, not all souvenirs are created equal. We searched the world over for some of the tackiest gifts around. Here’s what made our list:

1. President Obama footwear. A pair of flip-flops that feature toe straps brimming with the beaming likeness of our commander and chief fashioned out of plastic.

2. London nail clippers. Finally, you can combine two of your favorite activities: clipping your toenails and loving London!

3. Winter Down Under. Enjoy this typical Australian scene with kangaroos bouncing along in a blizzard underneath the desert sun.

4. Bermuda socks. You don’t want to wear one of those in-your-face, look-at-me-I’ve-been-to-Bermuda T-shirts. You have to be more subtle about it.

5. Canned fog from San Francisco. Crack open a can of SF fog and let the same magical silver cloud that shrouds the Golden Gate Bridge help with all your vital fogging needs.

What's the tackiest souvenir you've ever purchased or received?

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