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In true Griswold spirit, each of has explored the city of Las Vegas in their own way and many choose to remember those explorations in their own unique way. Some have savored the memories through lost Vegas letters while others have stapled together a lifetime of fun (books).
Howard F. is the latest reader to share his Vegas collection. His began on his very first trip to Vegas back in 1975. Howard was underage at the time, but wise enough to know he would want to remember each of the hotels and casinos he visited.
Sky Shop, the retail store for The High Roller observation wheel, is packed with its spin on the Vegas souvenir. Over the weekend, this writer was so focused on trying to catalogue all the different wheel-branded merchandise now available that I skipped right over another offering. That is until an employee told me to go back and take some photos of a small grouping of tees.
Why? That's what I wanted to know, too. The worker quickly informed me that the tees were unique because they featured real felt from Caesars Entertainment casinos. Priced at $25, the shirts had tags that stated:
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Vegas has always been one of those cities that has a little something for everyone. And, that goes for souvenirs, too. In fact, there might be more souvenir options in Las Vegas than in any other city in the world.
For some of us, including this writer, you get swept up in the purchase or collection of casino playing cards, keychains, mugs, magnents,
stripper cards or what have you. We go home and enjoy our spoils and are reminded of our wonderful Vegas vacation every time we see them. But, one visit to a special Vegas attraction, the Neon Museum, will result in a one-of-a-kind souvenir that will impress all of your friends and family.
As weíve seen from the Vegas collections sent in by VegasChatter readers, simple souvenirs are often not enough for Las Vegas fanatics. While not every home has room for an entire wall devoted to a collection, a Vegas aquarium might be a reasonable compromise. There are plenty of great ways to show off your Vegas collection, but what if you need help getting one started?
If youíre cool with collecting cards, itís easy to get in on the action. The branded playing cards previously used in casino games like blackjack are often given away or sold in casino gift shops as new cards are brought in. Like chips, cards are great for collections because they are easily found in every casino that offers table games. Cards come in all different colors and sometimes feature really unique designs. Each time you visit, thereís sure to be at least a few new options to keep your collection growing.
The new Disney Store at Fashion Show Mall delivered mouse fans some Las Vegas-exclusive merchandise back in September for its debut. A showgirl Minnie fluffed up her feathers for $24.95, but in plush form rather than the rumored Vinylmation Disney fans had hoped for.
A few weeks after
constantly pestering opening, cast members had informed us a Vegas-exclusive Vinylmation was no longer expected anytime soon. Then, boom! The Fashion Show store hit us with their latest only in Vegas stock.
Being from the east coast, this writer and his friends didn't have In-N-Out Burger. But, after moving to Vegas, it holds a special place in my heart. Itís a great fast food burger joint with a special menu that, back in the day, I couldnít have whenever I wanted. Scarcity is part of what makes In-N-Out Burger so popular back east.
Itís a ritual for many east coast friends to visit In-N-Out Burger before checking into a hotel or heading to McCarran for a flight back home. The In-N-Out Burger location of choice was always the one on Dean Martin drive just off
Flamingo Tropicana for its convenience to the airport and The Strip. You'll always see taxis and limos in the drive-thru.
If there's one thing that gets our attention nearly as quick as Vegas on TV and scaffolding, it's a book on Vegas. So, it shouldn't come as much of a surprise that we pushed past a mean one, Mr. Grinch, to get our hands on Santa Is Coming To Las Vegas.
The children's book features Santa flying over The Strip, guided by six not so tiny reindeer (one of which may or may not be guiding that sleigh with a red nose). The 32-page story is written by Steve Smallman and illustrated by Robert Dunn and Stefano Tambellino. The same trio also responsible for the popular holiday classics (?) "Santa is Coming to West Virginia," "Santa is Coming to Michigan," "Santa is Coming to Tulsa," and "Santa is Coming to Austin."
We asked about Vegas collections and readers shared their ashtrays, shot glasses, chips and tattoos. Collections that take dedication and time, but still eventually runneth over for the most
obsessed committed fans of Las Vegas. A casino even impressed eth us with their hey-we-could-totally-do-that-but-how-didn't-we-think-of-it-earlier dice collection.
Just when we thought we'd seen the coolest of the cool Vegas collections, UK reader Dave B alerted us to his little slice of Vegas at home. And, once again, mind blown. Inspired by a recent stay at MGM Grand, Mr. and Mrs. Dave decided it was time to remodel their aquarium.
We showed you ours and, in return, you showed us yours. Our Vegas memories stick to the fridge while VegasChatter readers are now sharing their Vegas collections of coins, cups, matches, ashtrays, keys, tokens, towels and even checks.
Facebook fans revealed their fetishes for postcards, beverage swizzle sticks, magnets and a mix of other logo'd merchandise. A fan even admitted her Vegas obsession is us. Aw, flattery will get your everywhere with us, Paige. One couple admitted they have skin in the game and sent pics of their fabulous matching tattoos to prove it.
Today, we share the story of another Vegas superfan, Robert B. Souvenir drink cups are no stranger to Las Vegas. It's hard to wander The Strip without seeing one (or a dozen) being sipped, dragged, filled, or emptied. The more oversized, the better. But, while our collection can be counted on one hand, Robert B. has tossed his
cookies books to make room on several shelves for his.
His journey to becoming the king of cups began in 2001 when his wife not only wanted his hand in marriage, but a pretty awesome genie cup from Aladdin. His collection grew by one or two each year after that, but in 2011, a surprise wedding renewal kickstarted not only his heart, but his passion for the Vegas Cup.
Whenever mom and dad took a trip without lil' Pappagiorgio, their return was always highlighted with the much anticipated presentation of souvenirs from the trip. That pressed penny from Paris, the oversized t-shirt from Texas or last minute magnet from the airport made us feel that we
were taken went along for the ride, too.
Whether visiting Las Vegas for business or pleasure as a parent, it can be easy to forget the kids are back home with the grandparents or neighbors. Heck, even when they're in tow it can be hard to keep track of them here. Raise your hand if that means little Bobby has a Vegas Souvenir or two in the form of a tall Eiffel tower or plastic football.
We recently took a stroll through the Bonanza Gift Shop in hopes of running into Brangelina, but when they were nowhere to be found, we instead browsed the miles of aisles inside Las Vegasí largest souvenir store in search of the cityís most notable (and horrendous) keepsakes.
Weíre pragmatists when it comes to souvenirs. Nothing too crazy, easy to pack, and not tacky. We like a subtle hint of Vegas now and then. It makes us long for Sin City when going about our ho-hum suburban life.
ē Shot Glasses
o We donít miss the high price of dranks in Vegas, but when we booze it up at home with our Vegas shot glasses, blurry memories of doing body shots for hours with beautiful strangers come back to us.
ē Fridge Magnets
o Use them to hang up your kidís artwork to remember what it was like to escape.
o A glance at your Vegas fridge magnet can serve as thinspiration for your next trip. Is that pint of ice cream really worth it?
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Maybe you always pick up a shot glass at every hotel you visit. Or, perhaps, you feel obligated to pick up a Vegas souvenir for the boss or the next door neighbor. Or, you just want to replenish your stash of 'oh, crap, I forgot so-and-so's (insert event here)' last-minute gifts.
But, don't just hit the first Vegas lobby store you see. Try to head to Luxor instead. Yes, we realize we just wrote Luxor. Buried within its mostly vacant
crypt retail, umm, mall is a shop simply called Logo Outlet which offers, you guessed it, logo wear and souvenirs but not just for the pyramid, for all of its sister MGM Resorts properties. And, more importantly, at outlet pricing.