The Best Souvenirs on Instagram

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The Best Souvenirs

Welcome to our Newest Feature on Souvenir Finder: Your Best Souvenirs on Instagram!

Can’t get enough photos of fun souvenirs? Neither could we! We love seeing fun souvenir photos in our Instagram feed, and now we will be sharing the best ones with our readers in this new series. You’ll see photos of everything from great souvenirs, to local shops, to colorful markets in this new feature.

Love a photo featured in this post? Click directly on the grey Instagram logo just above the upper right corner of the photo to link directly to the photographer’s Instagram feed, where you can see more of their work (and follow them on Instagram of course!).

Want to participate with your own Instagram photos? It’s easy to join in– just hashtag your souvenir, shop and market photos #souvenirfinder and your Instagram photos might be featured in a future post. Don’t forget to follow us on Instagram @souvenirfinder


1.  Market Vases

Francesca found this striking collection of vases at market in Istanbul, Turkey.

2. A Wall of Tea

Helen snapped this collection of teas at Granville Island Market in Vancouver.

3. If You Broke it, You Buy it

Extreme adventurer Brad raced a rickshaw over 1500 miles across India. When this panel fell off the side of the rickshaw, Brad packed it up and took it home with him as a souvenir.

4. An Unexpected American Souvenir

Aussie Sharon was surprised at the kinds of souvenirs available in Venice Beach, California. Might be tricky to get this through customs.

5. Tiki Madness

Have a fruity tropical drink, then bring home the mug at this great San Francisco bar, Smuggler’s Cove.

6. I Know it’s all Staged, But Still

This designer’s feed was recently featured in the New York Times— now I am kind of obsessed with its boarding school-meets-Moonrise Kingdom vibe. Love this Nantucket shop photo.

7.  Souvenirs are even Better when they’re Gifts

Amy loves it when friends bring back souvenir gifts from their travels– like this fresh Colombian coffee from @veggienextdoor.

8. Flea Market Finds?

I love shopping flea markets, you’ll never know what you might find. Almost tripped over this bin of creepy dolls at the Golden Nugget Flea in Lambertville, New Jersey.

Are you on Instagram? Show us you stuff!

Join future posts by hashtagging Instagram photos #souvenirfinder and follow us on Instagram @souvenirfinder.


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16 Responses to The Best Souvenirs on Instagram

  1. Jenny | A Thing For Wor(l)ds 07/24/2014 at 7:23 pm #

    LOVE. THIS. NEW. SERIES. I’m going to keep my camera near specifically to search for souvenirs from now on.

    • Kristin Francis 07/26/2014 at 11:27 am #

      Yay, I can’t wait to see your finds!

  2. dianaveggienextdoor 07/24/2014 at 8:51 pm #

    Hey! I recognize that coffee 🙂

    Great compilation – I found some new people to stalk on Instagram from your list!

    • Kristin Francis 07/26/2014 at 11:28 am #

      Thanks Diana! I find so many great things to feature on instagram I thought it would be fun to expand beyond my own goodies! : )

  3. Sue Slaght 07/25/2014 at 5:06 pm #

    Great idea for finding the best souvenirs out there Kristin. I knew i should have picked up that pregnant Barbie with the trap door belly in Slovenia.

    • Kristin Francis 07/26/2014 at 11:27 am #

      OMG I can’t believe you let that one go!!!

  4. culturalxplorer 07/25/2014 at 6:35 pm #

    Wondeful Kristin! I will definitely find some things for you on my EuroTrip! 😀

    • Kristin Francis 07/26/2014 at 11:26 am #

      That would be great!! Looking forward to your finds!

  5. Marysia 07/27/2014 at 9:38 am #

    Great finds on Instagram Kristin, and yes souvenirs are always better as gifts 🙂

    • Kristin Francis 07/27/2014 at 6:22 pm #

      Thanks Marysia, I love it when I get souvenir gifts too!

  6. Brad Bernard 07/27/2014 at 8:36 pm #

    I love this post, Kristin. So many great photos. Thanks for including mine, although I wouldn’t recommend anyone flipping their rickshaw on the highway just to get the parts that fall off, ha!

    • Kristin Francis 07/28/2014 at 9:39 am #

      Haha some of the best souvenirs are those you never plan for! Brad, you have so many great ones, I am using more in future instagram posts and can’t wait to write about some of your best finds more in depth! Thanks so much for contributing!

  7. Amy 07/28/2014 at 12:25 pm #

    I’m honored to be included! And now I have some new shopping and snapping to do. 🙂

    • Kristin Francis 07/28/2014 at 10:08 pm #

      Yes!! Please do!

  8. Kae Lani | A Travel Broad 09/27/2014 at 4:38 pm #

    Love this idea! I especially like the loose tea! I discovered there’s a huge tea culture in Germany because of the shipping routes from the east to Europe. There’s more than just beer brewin’ in Germany!

    • Kristin Francis 09/27/2014 at 9:46 pm #

      Kae, I had no idea about the tea culture in Germany! I’ll have to check that out on my next visit, thanks for the tip! Hope to run another of these soon hope you’ll hashtag some, would love to include!

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