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External links[edit]

U LOT don't make sense, I'm tryin 2 find the history of souvenirs and I'm suprised out of all websites, you didn't give a brief, understandable explanation. U relly let me down and I'll think twice (...or maybe more!) before I visit your site again!! Very unreliable THANKYOU!>:( Old Postcards from Brazil - Really how relevant is this to the article? I feel its more there to advertise the site than anything... SimonT 23:40, 30 October 2005 (UTC)

I don't think we should have any external links for specific product categories because there would be no end to it. The only relevant links are ones which discuss the concept or history of souvenirs in general. BlueValour 23:25, 20 October 2006 (UTC)

Too POV[edit]

It would be odd not to have an article or two on these two subjects (souvenirs and memorabilia), seeing as they do have a fairly prominent place in many cultures, but I agree - it's way too POV, and in good need of a rewrite in several places. It also gives me the uncomfortable hints of original research here and there. Runa27 22:34, 20 October 2006 (UTC)

French bread?[edit]

The article claims that, in Cameroon, French bread is a popular souvenir for travellers to bring back to the people who stayed at home. This seems dubious, since French bread goes stale within a day, even in a northern European climate -- let alone equatorial Africa! Dricherby (talk) 18:34, 1 June 2008 (UTC)

Are Japanese souvenirs more special than souvenirs everywhere else?[edit]

I deleted the section on Japan, since there are no sections on anywhere else.

What sense does that deletion make? Maybe soon there WILL be sections on souvenir customs of countries and then the Japan piece will be valuable. Don't delete stuff so casually. I have put it back. - Adrian Pingstone (talk) 20:13, 3 June 2009 (UTC)


On this page it says the Japanese term is "omiyage", and that's what I've heard elsewhere. Yet the Japanese page says "土産(みやげ、英: souvenir)" -- the kana looks like "miyage" to me. Where's the "o" come from, or go? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 03:22, 9 January 2010 (UTC)

The 'o' (御 in Japanese) in omiyage is a prefix meaning 'honorable' that is used with many Japanese words. Please see Markmark28 (talk) 06:47, 13 April 2010 (UTC)


what happened to the picture? —Preceding unsigned comment added by גבעתי (talkcontribs) 08:17, 28 February 2010 (UTC)

Oleh Oleh[edit]

Does anyone else think the Indonesian tradition of Oleh Oleh - where a traveller brings back souvenirs for work colleagues - needs its own Wiki page?! Tobyberesford (talk) 16:04, 29 November 2010 (UTC)


Why on eath does memorabilia redirect here? Souvenirs are tat that you bring back as keepsakes from a holiday or event. Memorabilia generally has some kind of historic value and is found in museums. danno 17:12, 13 February 2011 (UTC)

Made in China?[edit]

I travel a fair bit, and collect flutes as souvenirs (because I am a flute player). So far, I have seen the exact same flute (with the same artwork) being sold in New Orleans, Denpasar and Nadi. Since I'm not an investigative journalist, how do I go about investigating this industry and fraud? (Fraud might be a bit of a strong word, but as a tourist, I expect my souvenirs to be made locally and my purchase of them to support the local economy).Hypershock (talk) 16:41, 29 April 2013 (UTC)