London Postcards
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For the sentimental, souvenir buying is a vital part of vacationing.

But worrying about what you're going to purchase to remember your trip shouldn't interfere with experiencing the destination.

We all have those tchotchkes that we gravitate toward while on vacation—for some, it's a completely absurd postcard and for others it may be a bit of sand from a favorite beach. Travelers recently took to Reddit to share their favorite habitual souvenirs: These globetrotters have entire collections of the same item from different destinations.

These ideas may inspire you to embrace a new way of celebrating—and enjoying—vacation.

Erika Owen is the Senior Audience Engagement Editor at Travel + Leisure. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram at @erikaraeowen.