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Why We Love Souvenir Collections

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Do you love to collect the same type of souvenir from every place you travel to? You're not alone– whether it's a collection of badges, paintings, Starbucks city mugs or even musical instruments, collections are popular with travelers. What is it about the compulsion to collect?

For starters, collections answer the question, “what should I bring back.” It also can be a fun challenge to seek out the same type of item in every destination. Collections also often look better clustered together back home than a single items.  Imagine a lonely snow globe sitting on a shelf versus a collection of globes of varying sizes and shapes.  What might look tacky on its own can be made into an artful display.

Check out our favorite souvenir collections in our archives below.



Starbucks City Mug Souvenirs: Traveling the World over Morning Coffee (a Reader’s Collection)

When reader and fellow blogger Sue mentioned she collected souvenir Starbucks mugs as she traveled, I’d never heard of the mugs and had no idea how popular they are.  While Sue collects mugs strictly for the memories, I learned that others collect Starbucks mugs like beanie babies, trading them on the secondary market and bidding […]

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