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New York is a great town for visitors because it has so many things to offer each and every person. If you love the city and have a great time exploring it you probably want to remember your trip by picking up at least a few of the hundreds of souvenirs available. New York is full of souvenir shops that offer tourists low quality souvenirs at high prices – it is likely that they will fall apart before you get them home! Focus on souvenirs that are inexpensive, authentic and remind you of what a good time you had in this fabulous city that never sleeps. Scrapbooks are a great idea to collect memories, whether it be the boarding pass from your cheap flights to New York, a ticket stub from a New York Yankees game or a receipt from your tour on the Staten Island ferry. Further to this, here’s 3 souvenir ideas that are worth collecting before you head home:
Choose an item that reminds you of one place that you surely spent some time on during your trip: the subway. The New York Transit Museum has great subway t-shirts that have the various routes printed on them. every time you wear this shirt you will be reminded of the time you spent exploring the different parts of the city. Your subway map is also an inexpensive souvenir that can be framed and placed in your home as an interesting art piece and souvenir. It does not have to be expensive to be a lot of fun and truly remind you of New York City.
New York Coffee Table Book
Choose to purchase a nice coffee table book about New York while you are in the city. This is a souvenir that you can keep out for guest to peruse while they are relaxing in your home. There are books available at many of New York’s best places. Try the Museum of Modern Art or the Tenement Museum for some great ideas. Any New York bookstore will have a section on New York style or history; simply choose a book on a subject that you enjoy. Whether historical times, famous people or architecture, you will have a souvenir that will captivate you for years to come.
Messenger bags are all over New York City; bike messengers can be seen riding in a hectic manner on every busy street. Buy your own messenger bag to take home as a souvenir of the city. It can say New York on it if you desire or be plain; either way it will remind you of the city every time you use it. When you are complimented you can remark that it is your New York City messenger bag. These bags are available in most of the major shopping areas of the city or in certain souvenir shops. Make sure that you get one that is made from good materials and is well-crafted so that it will last for many years to come. These bags also make great gifts for the people waiting for you back home.
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Cheska is a resident blogger at Beat the Brochure who has spent many a good year backpacking round the world, as well as a stint living in Beijing. Cheska has visited 6 out of 7 continents and will, repeat will, visit the last one before turning 30. Cheska is an avid CSI fan, streetfood expert and cat lover who can often be found with chocolate on her desk.