Thursday, 19 September 2013

Five “Must Have” Souvenirs from Fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada

A guide to some of the best and most iconic souvenirs from the Entertainment Capital of the World.

It may be true that “what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas,” but that doesn’t mean you can’t bring home some great souvenirs. Where else in the world can you fly into your destination city and buzz the tops of both the Eiffel Tower and the Statue of Liberty at the same time? These are things you want to remember, and short of video-taping your whole vacation, choosing a few appropriate mementos is the best way to hang onto the memories of one of the most incredible experiences of a lifetime.

There are some kinds of souvenirs that you can find anywhere in the world, and then there are those that are unique to Las Vegas and as extraordinary as the city they represent. When neon lights compete for attention with exploding fireworks and showgirls provide a glamorous background for the gaming tables, you can bet that the souvenirs will be as fabulous as the surroundings. Here are a few Las Vegas souvenirs that you simply “must have” to commemorate your visit to the Entertainment Capital of the World:
High Rollers’ Dice Clock

Whether or not you win big at the craps tables, you are certain to enjoy your time in Vegas, so why not take some time home with you? The popular Las Vegas souvenir dice clock displays each hour with a pair of dice (except for one o’clock which is a single snake-eye).  The best ones are the dice clocks that are lit up and decorated with neon, just like everything else in Vegas.

Mini Welcome Sign

The first sight anyone sees when approaching the Vegas Strip is the flashing yellow lights of the iconic welcome sign that has greeted excited potential winners since 1959 with the words “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas Nevada!” An exploding star represents celebratory fireworks, and the shape of the billboard is a diamond with a row of seven silver dollars at the top with painted letters spelling out “Welcome.” You can take home a miniature replica of the Vegas Welcome Sign, one that lights up just like the original, and you’ll find the image emblazoned on tee shirts, coffee mugs and fridge magnets.

Roulette Wheel Ashtray

You don’t even have to be a smoker to enjoy the novelty of an ashtray made to imitate a roulette wheel… you almost want to place a bet and drop a ball as soon as you see it.

Shot Glass and Flask

The only thing more popular in Sin City than gambling is partying, which is probably the main reason that “what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas” – because no one can remember what happened. The best part about taking home a souvenir shot glass and flask set is that you don’t have to just put them on a shelf for display like a lot of souvenirs. Buy a few and give them out to your co-workers and friends so they’ll know you thought of them when you were on vacation and so you can all get together and make use of your Vegas shot glasses the way they were intended.

Elvis Sunglasses w/Sideburns

The King of Rock and Roll was also King of Las Vegas during the late sixties and early seventies when he played a total of 837 sold-out performances at the glamorous Las Vegas Hilton. And everyone knows the King lives…right? You can see him walking around all over town. You might even catch sight of Elvis performing a wedding ceremony wearing a shiny white jumpsuit with bell-bottoms and sequins. Everyone who comes to Las Vegas has to take home some sort of Elvis keepsake, whether it’s a collectors’ item like a menu from the Las Vegas Hilton Summer Music 1974 featuring Elvis Presley, worth a few hundred dollars, or something fun and quirky like a pair of gold-rimmed sunglasses sporting sideburns like the King himself.
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