Ahhh… those colourful fridge magnets are stuck on refrigerator doors in millions of homes around the world. It’s hard to think of a place anywhere on this planet that doesn’t sell them as a souvenir. They come in a dizzying array of shapes and sizes and are made with a multitude of materials (wood, shells, rubber, pvc, plastic, etc…). To me, they’re the perfect souvenir – they’re cheap, easy to carry around and are a great memento of the places I’ve visited.
Nowadays, the magnets found in the big tourist destinations are, more often than not, mass produced in China. However, I often make it a point to seek out the stuff that’s locally made. They’re authentic, often made from materials found locally and it’s a small contribution to the local handicraft industry.
My favourite fridge magnets
I currently have more than a hundred of them – nowadays, when I travel, I limit myself to 1-2 fridge magnets! Haha! As a special tribute to the ubiquitous fridge magnet, I’ve compiled a photo essay of some of my favourites. Long live the fridge magnet! 🙂
PS/If you’re a collector of fridge magnets, you might like to check out the Velvet Escape magnet collection.
Over the years, I’ve turned some of my favourite travel photos into fridge magnets. View the Velvet Escape fridge magnet collection.