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No matter how budget or extravagant your trip is going to be, you'll be heading for the Poorhouse if you purchase souvenirs for everyone you know. T-shirts get worn out, grown out of, and aren't cheap. Breakables..well, break! Carved coconuts or indigenous decorative crafts are a matter of taste. After swooning at credit card bills "after", I've learned to share the following with appreciative friends: foreign coins, currency, or stamps (great for kids), local candies, small destination-oriented Christmas tree trinkets that won't break, or magnets. (The coins I've collected through the years afforded me hours of entertainment with nieces.."how many kings/ships/birds/different kinds of animals..pictured..." )
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|