Souvenir Sunday: best airport souvenirs of 2010

London Airport souvenirs

Each Sunday here at Stuck at the Airport is Souvenir Sunday – a day to celebrate the fun, inexpensive and offbeat items you can find at airports.

Today we take a look back at the some of the best airport souvenirs featured this year; a reminder that there’s still time to do your holiday shopping at the airport.

At London’s Heathrow Airport these bus banks were adorable; London souvenirs

But I came home with several of these Beatles tote bags, although no one can convince me that’s Ringo.

Beatles tote bag

Meet the (scary-looking) Beatles

At Boston Logan International Airport, I found lovely lobster hats – and a shop clerk willing to get her picture taken as a model:

Lobster Hat

Gebra models lobster cap for sale at Logan Airport

At the new international terminal at Tokyo’s Haneda Airport, I spent way too much time at the store entirely devoted to Hello Kitty:

Hello Kitty store Haneda Airport

And at Pittsburgh International Airport, I scooped up a (yummy) chocolate hockey puck:

PIT Chocolate hockey puck

Corny Cob – a big seller at the Eastern Iowa Airport in Cedar Rapids – definitely makes the list in this year’s Souvenir Sunday favorites:

airport souvenir

But my favorite airport souvenir remains the line of SUX souvenirs from the Sioux Gateway Airport:

SUX post card from Sioux Gateway Airport

Greetings from SUX

Do you shop for souvenirs when you’re stuck at the airport?

If you find something that’s inexpensive (about $10), offbeat and “of” the city or region, please snap a photo and send it along.

If your souvenir is featured on Souvenir Sunday, you’ll receive a special airport souvenir.

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  1. A little more expensive, but something I have never seen are unique reading glasses sold by a guy who walks around the Barranquilla (Colombia) airport. There are foldable readers in various strengths that come in a little belt clip on hard case. I bought them 2 years ago, and sure enough, he was there today, Sunday! I needed another pair. Price is about $25 US. He also has some great readers with a unique plastic extension so it stays around your neck. I have never seen either of these in stores. My most practical purchase in an airport!

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