The Best Souvenirs To Pick Up In Porter Destinations

Whether you’re looking for a personal token, or gifts for family and friends, finding a memorable souvenir on your travels can be tricky. Pick up these keepsakes and avoid ending up with a collection of key chains.

Chicago

Satisfy both sweet and savoury cravings with a tin of ‘Chicago Mix’ popcorn. You can’t go wrong with this famous caramel and cheddar flavoured snack, which you can find at Garrett Popcorn Shops.

Chicago Mix popcorn

New York City

You can pick up a souvenir on every corner, but why not splurge in MoMA’s famous gift shop? Commemorate your experience with a unique print, accessory, or coffee table book. For easy keepsakes, hang on to your MetroCard and Broadway playbill, too.

Quebec City

Québec is the largest producer of maple syrup in Canada, so a visit to Québec City is the perfect chance for a taste. Stop by Marché du Vieux-Port, the city’s public market, for sweet treats like maple butter and maple candies, and syrup of course. Just make sure you’re versed in the carry-on liquid limits before flying home with your goodies.

Quebec maple syrup

Toronto

True Torontonians know the frustration of riding the TTC (that’s the Toronto Transit Commission). If you visit and pay your dues on the subway or streetcar, you’ve earned the right to wear the TTC merchandise. Or, pick up the warmly Canadian accessory, a toque, from the Spacing Store to represent your favourite Toronto neighbourhood.

Ottawa

A Beavertail is too delicious to make it all the way home, so pick up something that will last a little longer. Commemorate a trip to Canada’s capital with a special coin from the Royal Canadian Mint, or one-of-a-kind gifts from the boutiques in the ByWard Market.

St. John’s

Did you know labradorite is the provincial mineral of Newfoundland and Labrador? This blue-grey stone flashes hints of colour in the light and is said to have mystical properties. A piece of labradorite jewellery is a precious gift.

Labradorite Newfoundland

Boston

College apparel from one of the Boston-area institutions is a popular souvenir, but those with a sweet tooth will appreciate the treats made nearby. Junior Mints were introduced in 1949 and are still manufactured in Cambridge, and Marshmallow Fluff (which combined with peanut butter makes the classic American fluffernutter sandwich) dates back to 1917.

Halifax

Bring home the ultimate Maritime souvenir: a lobster! Pre-order or pick up a cooked or live crustacean at Clearwater Seafoods in Halifax Stanfield International Airport, and bring it on your flight home. As with all food items, just make sure it’s properly packaged.

Lobster Halifax