Souvenir Sunday at San Francisco International Airport

Finishing touches on SFO T2


San Francisco International Airport’s Terminal 2, serving passengers on American Airlines and Virgin America, will host a community open house on Saturday, April 9, 2011, and begin hosting flights on Thursday, April 14, 2011.

In the meantime, workers are scrambling to get everything done. None of the stores were open when I visited last Thursday, but I’m looking forward to stopping by again to shop in Compass Books, Pacific Outfitters, the Mosaic Gallery (merchandise from local museums and work by Bay Area artists) and Greetings from SF, which promises “gifts, apparel, and souvenirs that reflect the unique culture of San Francisco.”

In the meantime, I made do with doing my Souvenir Sunday shopping in the SFO International Terminal.

Pretty much everything was tempting at the SFMOMA Museum Store, but I especially liked these 3-D magnets.



And this make-your-own San Francisco postcard.

SFO postcard


Souvenir Sunday needs you.

If you find a great souvenir next time you’re stuck at the airport, please snap a photo and send it along. If you’re souvenir is featured on Souvenir Sunday, you’ll receive a special travel-related souvenir.

Souvenir Sunday: More great stuff from Auckland Airport

Happy Souvenir Sunday!  (Hope you didn’t eat too much Halloween candy last night..)

Halloween cat

Every Sunday at Stuck at the Airport is Souvenir Sunday, when we take a look at some of the fun things you can buy at airports.  The rules: items must be under $10, “of” the city or region, and somewhat offbeat.

Last week, I shared some of the items I found at New Zealand’s Auckland Airport.

This week: more souvenirs from Auckland Airport.

Why? Well, it’s partly because I found so much great stuff there.

Also, to be honest, I finally finished unpacking and forgot that I’d bought these fun souvenirs too!

Auckland tiki soap

Tiki soap from the Auckland Airport

Auckland magnets

Cool, colorful magnets – from a set of a dozen I’m kicking myself for not buying….

Have you found something fun and offbeat for sale at an airport? If so, snap a photo and send it along. It may turn up someday on Souvenir Sunday.

Souvenir Sunday one