In college, I gravitated towards shot glasses and t-shirts. Not only were my travel destinations limited, but so was my taste in souvenirs. I looked forward to the few trips I planned for months in advance. Not the most exotic or far-flung of travel spots, but to a college student with a weekly schedule full of exams and swing shifts at shitty retail jobs, anything was a welcomed getaway.
Nowadays, we're slowly filling our home with much more memorable keepsakes from our travels to remind us of the different places we've been and the people we've met. Textiles have been a current favorite, such as the quilt in the photo above, made of old skirts from Hmong minority women in Vietnam.
Another reason why I like buying things like quilts and fabric is that they're easy to pack. This is especially important for us because I'm not sure how we'll be getting our stuff back to the US when we eventually return.
Do you bring home souvenirs from your travels? What kind of stuff do you buy, if anything? Do you have a favorite?