The Sunshine State is the world’s top travel destination but what memento does one purchase to remember a vacation? During your next trip bring home one of these four fabulous and tacky Florida souvenirs found in popular gift shops around the state.
Always Remember Your Florida Vacation with a Tacky Souvenir Made of Seashells
Many Florida beaches are scattered with seashells of various shapes and colors. These natural shells make lovely gifts but be bold and different in your hunt for a memorable memento. Forever remember your Florida vacation with a tacky souvenir made of seashells. These shell souvenirs are small, yet exquisite masterpieces ready to perch on your knickknack shelf to collect dust. Small shells are glued together to form statues of fishermen, animals and unidentifiable goofy characters. Every time you spy this shell masterpiece, you’ll reminisce with happy memories of your Florida vacation.
Tell Your Loved One You’re Crazy About Them with a Coconut
A t-shirt is such a twentieth century souvenir. Be edgy and show your affection toward your loved one with a truly unique gift, a coconut carved to look like a monkey or pirate. These coconuts are typically hand carved and painted so no two are exactly alike. Your loved one will find it difficult holding back a smile when admiring this odd carving and knowing you thought of them during your travels.
Or, find a Florida artist who paints coconut postcards. Add your personal message, apply postage and send it on its way. These are coconuts typically painted with vibrant colors and whimsical designs. You will win their heart when they see this funky gift in their mailbox.
Every Girl Loves Pink (Flamingos)
Plastic pink flamingo lawn decor, ashtrays, lamps, snow globes, salt and pepper shakers, Christmas ornaments…the list could ramble on with all the Florida souvenirs available with flamingos. The endangered Florida panther may be the state animal but the pink flamingo has become the unofficial symbol of Florida and all things fabulously tacky. For the girl or woman in your life, bring back something either imprinted with or in the shape of a pink flamingo.
Thank the Dog Sitter with an Alligator Head
Whether it was your neighbor or a relative, it is only proper to bring home a thank you gift for the one who cared for your canine friend during your Florida vacation. You know they like animals so thank the dog sitter with something that does not require a walk in the yard, a taxidermy alligator head. These heads come in various sizes and the gators are raised from alligator farms where they are raised for meat and their hides.
There are hundreds of Florida souvenirs to choose but make your vacation memorable with something fabulous and tacky.