Souvenir Sunday at Fairbanks International Airport

On Sunday here at we pause to take a look at some of the inexpensive, unusual and unique-to-the-place souvenirs for sale at airports.

This week’s treats are from Alaska’s Fairbanks International Airport, courtesy Deb Hickok at the Fairbanks Convention &Visitors Bureau.

First up: buttons made from caribou bones, for sale at the airport for about $2.50 each

Caribou buttons

Next – and my favorite – what Hickok describes as “Eskimo-style pin cushion.” A bit over our $10-per-souvenir budget, but charming and, like the caribou buttons, made in Alaska.

Next time you’re stuck at the airport, please take a look around. If you find a souvenir that’s inexpensive (around $10), offbeat and “of” the city or region, please take a photo and send it along. If your souvenir is featured on Souvenir Sunday, I’ll send you a special airport souvenir.

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