Tell us what your favorite items are in general, and/or locations. When I was younger, I used to favor shirts. Later I would get nothing for myself, just others. I would think "I will never be here again". But in most cases I ended up back again anyway. These days, I try to get something small and less prone to damage. Refrigerator magnets Keychains to replace lost zipper pulls on luggage. (which in turn get lost too) Australia - anything Koala Beaches - Small sea shells Nepal - Jewelry India - Tea Mexico - Vanilla China, Thailand - handmade items I also tend to gain weight (eating everything) when travelling, so that's another souvenir. These may not be okay with Customs, but I do declare them. There are times I have bought something in the airport, but more often to get rid of foreign currency.