When it comes to buying stuff for myself however, I find it more difficult. I sometimes try to pick a small practical thing (spoon rest in Cyprus) or some prints or postcards to hang on the walls, but there always seems to be a couple things I always seem to pick up. Rocks and shells.I have a bowl (a present my Mom brought me back from Japan) full of rocks and shells collected from various places around the world. Shells from the beaches in Oregon, California, New Hampshire, New Zealand, Wales, England, Iceland, and rocks from the same as well as parks or side streets in Amsterdam, Belgium, and other city breaks. I’m less about the shiny things and more about the simple natural things. You would laugh at the amount of flat rocks I brought back from a years worth of collecting in New Zealand. They are still in New York in my old bedroom as they take up too much weight in my suitcase!
This post is part of the monthly travel link up Emma, Kelly and Rebecca host every month, with guest host Jaime. Join in the fun and check out what everyone else loves as souvenirs on any of their blogs.