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Gifts from Holland, Belgium, and Colorado

I have two friends that just got back from their vacations. One friend came back from abroad. He brought me back chocolate, postcards (yeah for adding to my collection) and a delft windmill. I have a lot of delft items from Aruba. It was nice to add something from Holland to the collection. I had some of the chocolate with my ABP crew and we all thought it was amazing. It was so light and creamy. I also love the bag it came in. I love gifts from abroad!


The other friend got back from Boulder and took a tour of the Celestial Seasonings Factory. I got tea and a pen.


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11 Weird Souvenirs From Europe

Saw this article and thought it was funny.

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For those of you looking for off-the-beaten-path gift ideas, we humbly submit the following treasures from across the pond. Want to find your own bizarro souvenirs first hand? See Europe like you have never seen it with Contiki Tours, the travel and adventure experts for the 18-35 set. posted on April 3, 2013 at 10:29am EDT

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1. ENGLAND: Royal Wedding Tea Towel

ENGLAND: Royal Wedding Tea Towel

Is there a better way to commemorate the Royal Wedding than with an illustrated towel that looks maybe the littlest bit like William and Kate? No. No there is not.


2. ICELAND: Yule Lad “Sheep Worrier” Figurine

ICELAND: Yule Lad "Sheep Worrier" Figurine

There’s nothing inappropriate about Yule Lads. The “Sheep Worrier” is perfectly innocent… just like his brethren Sausage Thief, Window Peeper, Doorway Sniffer and Bowl Licker.

3. ITALY: Pinocchio Mask

ITALY: Pinocchio Mask

For the child in your life who loves night terrors.


4. GERMANY: Sexy Lederhosen Apron

GERMANY: Sexy Lederhosen Apron

Presented without comment.

5. FRANCE: Delicious Mint Candy

FRANCE: Delicious Mint Candy

If you want to impress that special lady in your life, you can never* go wrong with fancy Parisian candy.

(*almost never)


6. CZECH REPUBLIC: Handcrafted Devil Puppet

CZECH REPUBLIC: Handcrafted Devil Puppet

Infinitely less scary than Pinocchio, but still an excellent gift for that nephew back home who is not yet afraid of the dark.

7. DENMARK: Troll Dolls

DENMARK: Troll Dolls

When they’re not hoarding treasure, guarding bridges or lurking in chat rooms, trolls make a perfect souvenir!

8. RUSSIA: Pink Ushanka Hat

RUSSIA: Pink Ushanka Hat

Because the Soviet Army had a fierce fashionista side, too.

9. BULGARIA: Soviet Gas Mask, “Never Used!” (Yet)

BULGARIA: Soviet Gas Mask, "Never Used!" (Yet)

Nothing says “exciting trip to Sofia” better than this lovely forget-me-not, fresh off the assembly line at the Nightmare Factory.

10. IRELAND: “RMS Titanic – Captain’s Little Helper” Shirt

IRELAND: "RMS Titanic - Captain's Little Helper" Shirt

Here’s a fact for you: If you were an Irish child aboard the Titanic, 1912 was probably a pretty bad year for you. (Although if this shirt is historically accurate, that explains a thing or two.)

11. HOLLAND: Weed Boxers

HOLLAND: Weed Boxers

Because, classy.

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