11/18/2010 07:54 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

5 Souvenirs That Should Stay In Their Native Land (PHOTOS)

Bringing home travel mementos can be one of the hardest parts of one's travels. You want to bring a small part of that city back home without it going unnoticed. Although photographs and postcards can be a cheaper alternative, you want to bring a special something for mom, dad or any other loved ones. Rather than getting frustrated with generic souvenirs that are usually a waste of money, there are plenty of unique alternatives. There are just some items that shouldn't even enter your luggage.

What do you think of the ones that made this list? Have any others to add? As always, send in your photos!

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