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Old 11-26-2012, 06:35 PM   #1
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What are everyones best/unique souvenirs?

I'm familar with the pick a pearl in Japn. Are there any other unique souvenir spots like this?
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Old 11-26-2012, 06:54 PM   #2
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I got some wooden cooking spoons a few trips back in France. I love cooking with them and they are great quality. I love them so much I bought twice as many on the last trip. And they're cheap too!

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Since you posted this on the Restaurant forum, are you asking specifically about food related souvenirs? I like the caramel place in the Germany pavilion. There are all kinds of great sweets there.
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Every trip my son (16) always tries a new and unique candy/snack from a country in Epcot, his favorite park!

We were there the week of Thanksgiving. I don't know about best but certainly unique - Japan, a gelatinous fruit flavored sweet sold in packs of 6, possibly 8. Can't recall the name but did we have fun all trying this. You can barely hold on to it, sweetly floured exterior with a pink soft center, the texture and shape, though small is reminiscent of breast implants! Definitively falls into the "tastes" better than it looks category and boy did we all laugh while trying it!

Last year Japan or China, Shrimp flavored chips, the funky smell upon opening the bag should be warning enough, but we all tried them. Odd but not overly offensive, tasted better than the smell!
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Old 11-27-2012, 10:47 AM   #5
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I always pick up a stein from Germany. Not terribly unique, but there are few places where you can see so many in one place.
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My favorite souvenir is not something unique, but it is a constant happy reminder of my trip. I bought a big 2011 mug last year with the characters and 2011 in bright colors. On the one hand, it's just a mug; however, I use it every day at work and it reminds me of my wonderful trip. Don't exclude something that seems ordinary--it may be that the ordinary is the perfect thing to have as a reminder

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I got some wooden cooking spoons a few trips back in France. I love cooking with them and they are great quality. I love them so much I bought twice as many on the last trip. And they're cheap too!
I always get "France" spoons & several bars of Almond soap. I have a rolling pin too.
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We always pick up a blown-glass dragon on each trip. Sometimes from Disney, sometimes from other parks.
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I just used the rolling pin I got in France! We also love getting autographs on more unique items....this past year being a calendar in which each month was a classic Disney film (Mickey's Nightmare, Goofy's How to Ski, etc.). We also will use postcards for autographs. A couple of years ago we collected every gift card design available and framed them together. Always get a Christmas Ornament.
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Our favorite souvenir is from the character drawing class in Hollywood Studios. We went twice this summer while we were there. In the first class we drew Grumpy, and in the second class we drew Buzz. The Disney animator in the second class gave her autographed drawing to the person who first guessed who we were drawing. My 9 year old daughter won! We framed that drawing and it is hanging on her wall.
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One of my favorite (and inexpensive) souvenirs is getting a new antenna topper for my van. I got the Mickey bar one last time and am looking forward to getting captain Mickey in 37 days! Beyond that, I like dated things, whether it be a picture frame or mug. Our last big trip was in December 2009 and they only had 2010 frames in every store. I was thrilled to find a 2009 frame in the Disney store in the airport before we went home.
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We get a Christmas ornament every year from the Christmas store at DTD. It is so exciting to see them every year when we put up the tree!

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Originally Posted by princessmj View Post
I got some wooden cooking spoons a few trips back in France. I love cooking with them and they are great quality. I love them so much I bought twice as many on the last trip. And they're cheap too!
Love this one! Will be picking some up next trip.

One of my favorites comes from the France shop as well - A little stuffed Remy in a chefs outfit - He is in a bowl on a shelf in my kitchen.
My daughter has been collecting the Mexican wooded animals. Every trip she picks one out - collection up to 6 now.
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last year we bought our daughter an umbrella from a outside cart in Japan. It is plain purple but when it gets wet a flower print appears all over.

It is really unique and very good quality as well.
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Couple of my favorite things to purchase

Fudge Tins from the Confectionary
Tea from Twinings ( even though I could buy it at home , lol )
Almond Coconut Body Butter from Basin @ Grand Flordian
Coasters from France
Perfume from Italy
Jewlery from Italy
To take photos @ the photobooth on the Boardwalk.
Pressed Pennies.

This past trip , we bought our son Disney Crocs. They are so darn cute.

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