Souvenirs to Avoid While on Vacation

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One hallmark of any great vacation is the purchase of a memorable souvenir that will remind you of your experience for years to come. Plenty of fantastic souvenir options exist out there, but the reality is that there are also some options that you should avoid when choosing a keepsake.

Play it safe and don’t take these objects home with you as a souvenir.

Agricultural Products

While it might be tempting to take a piece of produce or a plant home with you to remember your trip, remember that this is potentially illegal and could damage the natural flora and fauna of the area where you reside. It’s better to leave these things where they are meant to be.

Animal Products

Many of the same restrictions apply to animal products as they do to agricultural products, which means that you shouldn’t take them home with you. Even finding a cool starfish on the beach and taking it back with you could cause major problems.

Cheaply-Made Clothing

Let’s be honest: it might be tempting to buy a t-shirt that only costs $5 on your trip inside a low-cost gift shop, but you’re probably going to end up disappointed. The reason these articles of clothing can be sold for so cheap is that they’re made poorly and won’t last.