The 2010 Winter Olympics will soon wind down and the media, the sports fans, the athletes, and those cute mascots will be clearing out. Everyone will certainly want some souvenirs to take home and what better place to get them than at the airport?
Several Olympics-only stores at the Vancouver International Airport (YVR) have been selling Olympics souvenirs for about a year. Every non-Olympics store in the airport has been allowed to stock Olympics souvenirs as well. So on this last weekend of the 2010 Winter Olympics, we’ll do our Souvenir Sunday shopping at YVR.
A great first choice in the under $10 category (our budget for Souvenir Sunday): pins.
Buying and trading Olympic-themed pins seems to be an official sport now and the airport not only sells the pins but has a special pin-trading area set up in the terminal.
The now-famous $10 red mittens are also for sale the airport. I bought several pairs of them when I visited YVR before the games and now wish I’d bought a few more.
This can of maple syrup is adorable, but it weighs in at over three ounces so don’t try taking it home in your carry-on. Consider instead these cute Olympic-themed cold packs, which could come in handy as you begin training for the next Winter Olympics.
Have you found a great souvenir while stuck at the airport? We’d love to see it! If it’s under $10 or less, “of” the city or region and, ideally a bit offbeat, please snap a photo and send it along. It may end up featured on Souvenir Sunday.