Arlington is the place where urban bustle meets rural serenity in order to create a perfect balance between the two, making it a perfect holiday destination for about anyone. There are plenty of fun souvenirs in Arlington to pop in your suitcase, and these are the most popular ones:
1. Semi-precious gemstones
These stones are fascinating because of their variety and intensity of colors and always have a special glow. The fascination for precious and semi-precious stones and their benefits is not a new thing but even if you are not a spiritual being and don’t believe in the beneficial properties of these stones, they are a perfect example of souvenirs for those who want to decorate their house with a pop of color.
2. Shot glasses
There are so many different types of shot glasses in the city and because they are functional, easy to carry, cheap and even display worthy, they make excellent souvenirs for anyone. You can find them in almost any souvenir shop and even some bars and restaurants started selling them for this purpose alone. Options are unlimited when it comes to these shot glasses: they can come in different colors and shapes, they can have funny messages or images printed on them or, if you prefer the more simple, classy ones, there are plenty of them also.
Besides shot glasses, another popular souvenir choice from Arlington is drinking cups. If you have a coffee connoisseur in your life, this might be just the perfect gift for them. You can treat them with a generously sized mug and pick up some local sweets or a small bag of gourmet coffee to fill the cup with for a more personalized gift. You can find these mugs at any souvenir shop and you always have a large variety to choose from. The best-sellers in these shops are usually the ones with city scenery and the ones with funny messages printed on them.
4. Boxes of chocolates
If you are looking for a sweet souvenir, boxes of chocolates are the most popular option in Arlington. They are perfect for when you want to bring home a small piece of the local gastronomy. You can get these chocolates for a cheap price in any souvenir shop or store but, if you are looking for something more special or extravagant, like spicy chocolate, sea-salt chocolate or even bacon chocolate, be sure to check in those specialized chocolate shops that can usually be found in the mall. The latter is a bit more expensive than your usual box of chocolates, but they will definitely be worth it.
Although it may sound unusual, many people prefer perfumes as souvenirs, as they can remind you of a certain place every time you smell them. If you are tired of the same old perfumes that you can find in duty-free shops, try visiting some local perfume shops. They always have a great range of perfumes on display and some of them even have fragrances that you can find available only in the Middle East or in France. You can also buy mini versions of many perfumes so you can offer them to your friends and family as souvenirs.
6. Fridge magnets
This is probably the most popular and affordable souvenir you can buy and there are plenty of them in Arlington. There is a wide range of fridge magnets in any souvenir shop, making it impossible to walk out of the shop without at least one. The most popular fridge magnets are the ones with the city name and the ones with pictures of the city at night.
7. Wine bottles
Personalized mini wine bottles are unique and serve as the perfect souvenir to bring back home with you. There are many shops that offer you the service of customizing your own wine bottle, and they are usually very affordable. Popular wine options here are Pinot Noir, Pinot Grigio, and Chardonnay.
8. Newspapers and magazines
Why throw away all those newspapers and magazines that you bought during your trip? Newspapers are usually ideal options as you can get one for each day you’re on holiday. You can either carry them back with you or mail them directly to your friends’ house. Your friends will definitely appreciate this unique souvenir.
9. T-shirts and other apparel
Whether you only use it to sleep in it or work out in it, a t-shirt is a great souvenir as it will always remind you of a great time that you had when you were on holiday. Arlington’s souvenir shops are full of these type of t-shirts with different sports teams’ logos or local colleges’ names printed on them. You can find them in almost any color and shape, and they make a great souvenir every time.
No matter how many keychains you already own, there are never enough! These are perfect souvenirs for your friends and family and you can buy a ton of them in Arlington. Souvenir shops are full of them, and they offer a large variety to choose from. They are pretty cheap and you can buy a different one for everybody at home.
Updated: May 31, 2019