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For other uses, see Souvenir (disambiguation).
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A souvenir (from French, for a remembrance or memory),[1] memento, keepsake, or token of remembrance[1] is an object a person acquires for the memories the owner associates with it. A souvenir can be any object that can be collected or purchased and transported home by the traveler as a memento of a visit. While there is no set minimum or maximum cost that one is required to adhere to when purchasing a souvenir, etiquette would suggest to keep it within a monetary amount that the receiver would not feel uncomfortable with when presented the souvenir. The object itself may have intrinsic value, or simply be a symbol of past experience. Without the owner's input, the symbolic meaning is invisible and cannot be articulated.[2]

Souvenirs as objects[edit]

The tourism industry designates tourism souvenirs as commemorative merchandise associated with a location, often including geographic information and usually produced in a manner that promotes souvenir collecting. Throughout the world, the souvenir trade is an important part of the tourism industry serving a dual role, first to help improve the local economy, and second to allow visitors to take with them a memento of their visit, ultimately to encourage an opportunity for a return visit, or to promote the locale to other tourists as a form of word-of-mouth marketing.[3] Perhaps the most collected souvenirs by tourists are photographs as a medium to document specific events and places for future reference.[2]

Souvenirs as objects include mass-produced merchandise such as clothing: T-shirts and hats; collectables: postcards, refrigerator magnets, miniature figures; household items: mugs, bowls, plates, ashtrays, egg timers, spoons, notepads, plus many others.

Symbol as souvenir from Chefchaouen, Morocco

Souvenirs also include non-mass-produced items like folk art, local artisan handicrafts, objects that represent the traditions and culture of the area, non-commercial, natural objects like sand from a beach, and anything else that a person attaches nostalgic value to and collects among his personal belongings.[4]

A more grisly form of souvenir in the First World War was displayed by a Pathan soldier to an English Territorial. After carefully studying the Tommy's acquisitions (a fragment of shell, a spike and badge from a German helmet), he produced a cord with the ears of enemy soldiers he claimed to have killed. He was keeping them to take back to India for his wife.[5]

Souvenirs as memorabilia[edit]

Similar to souvenirs, memorabilia (Latin for memorable (things), plural of memorābile) are objects treasured for their memories; however, unlike souvenirs, memorabilia can be valued for a connection to an event or a particular company or brand. Examples include sporting events, historical events, culture, and entertainment. Such items include clothing, game equipment, publicity photographs, posters, entertainment-related merchandise, movie memorabilia, airline[6][7] or transport-related memorabilia and pins amongst other, often-licensed, items that are usually kept in display cases to preserve their conditions.

Souvenir Album of Houston, 1891

Souvenirs as gifts[edit]

In Japan, souvenirs are known as meibutsu (products associated with a particular region); and omiyage, candies or other edibles to be shared with co-workers. Omiyage sales are big business at Japanese tourist sites.[8]

Travelers may buy souvenirs as gifts for those who did not make the trip.

See also[edit]

References[edit]


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Washington Post
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 04:37:30 -0700

Practicality often trumps the desires of the heart when it comes to selecting a souvenir to commemorate a long-planned trip or that once-in-a-lifetime vacation. We talk ourselves into getting something that will slide into the suitcase nicely, is ...

Chicago Tribune

Chicago Tribune
Sun, 22 Mar 2015 12:49:46 -0700

The family was outside their home with the reservist, who had recently served in Afghanistan and returned home in the fall of 2014 with a souvenir -- a .50-caliber machine gun round, said the commander. "It's one bullet but it's not a regular bullet ...

VVN Music

VVN Music
Tue, 17 Mar 2015 06:17:17 -0700

Leonard Cohen performed 470 shows over five years in one of the longest near-continuous tours in history. Two live albums (Live in London (2009) and Live in Dublin (2014) have already been released from the tour and, on May 12, a third will be out but ...
 
Playbill.com
Mon, 23 Mar 2015 11:00:00 -0700

The Tony Awards announced today that it has joined with Playbill for a three-year partnership to produce the official Tony Awards souvenir program book, which is distributed in Radio City Music Hall on the evening of Broadway's biggest night. The ...

Albany Times Union

Albany Times Union
Fri, 06 Mar 2015 22:00:00 -0800

Albany. Bad singing becomes beautiful art in "Souvenir," running through March 22 at Capital Repertory Theatre. Florence Foster Jenkins, a real-life figure, was a disastrously awful singer. An heiress who essentially bought her way into Manhattan high ...

Detroit Free Press

Detroit Free Press
Sat, 21 Mar 2015 18:18:45 -0700

You won't see ol' No. 90 in either Detroit or Miami next season. Well, at least Ndamukong Sun won't be wearing it for the Lions or his new team, the Dolphins. Suh said Friday he is switching back to 93 — the number he wore at Nebraska — when he dons ...
 
The White House (blog)
Fri, 06 Mar 2015 09:12:12 -0800

This week, the President broke bread with My Brother's Keeper mentees, sat down with the President of Liberia and Secretary of Defense Ash Carter, shared the stage with Eric Holder and Aretha Franklin, and welcomed law enforcement officials and Peace ...

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Cricbuzz
Thu, 26 Mar 2015 22:48:45 -0700

As I walked into the MCG on Friday, I was greeted by the most beautiful sight of a toddler with a souvenir cricket bat. She tapped the floor, as if a batsman would garden the pitch. But more importantly, she was a reminder of the fact that we are ...
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