It started with a bobblehead near The Colosseum. From there our obsession grew.
Our most recent trip to Italy included a stop in Rome where we had a day planned to take in the Eternal City’s most treasured sites. And we spent way too much time, but not too much money thanks to souvenir vouchers and travel coupons, distracted by the somewhat odd souvenir tributes to the new Pope.
Pope thimbles: a little Papa pinky protection!
We may not be art experts… but obviously things have changed since Michelangelo’s day.
Thumbs up to the Pope calendars.
Bless this food: Nothing says fresh like Pope Francis refrigerator magnets
Pope postcards: Buy one and mail it with The Vatican’s post mark of approval!
Vessels of virtue: Holy water and rosary bead containers
Pope key chains: Never lose your keys again!
The pièce de résistance of swag — for us anyway, as lovers of the cheesy tourist diversion — were the Pope Francis cigarette lighters. With so many to choose from, we ended up purchasing one of every kind that we could find. C’mon Papa light my fire.
Could this be the ultimate stocking stuffer?
David & Veronica, GypsyNester.com
YOUR TURN: Which ones are the best? Worst? Inappropriate?
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