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Elements: Souvenirs from Lands Afar

May 1, 2015 Buying Guides By
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Souvenirs come in all shapes and sizes. They can be bought for oneself, cherished with intimate attachment, or saved as gifts for family and for friends who couldn’t tag along. They should say something about a place and its people, and serve as warm reminders of foreign lands afar. Here are 10 items that form a breadcrumb trail of one recent adventure through New Zealand: indie mags spotted in a Wellington coffee shop; a familiar demitasse (found in nearly every cafe across the country) that became an early morning motif; a quiet moment in which four grown men reveled over a chocolate bar on their plane ride home. And that’s just a handful of what we discovered in New Zealand.

Our Picks: Huffman’s Hot Sauce | Damaged Goods Zine | Manual Magazine | Cy Hermann Two Tone Socks | Amisfield Pinot Noir | Moreporks MP-MOS-1 5-Panel Cap | Acme Demitasse Cup | Canterbury Professional Rugby Shorts | J. Friend and Co. White Clover Honey | Just Another Fisherman Critter Collector Pants | Whittaker’s Chocolate Sante Bars
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Jack Seemer

Jack Seemer is the deputy editor at Gear Patrol. Since joining the publication in 2014, he has reported on a wide range of subjects, including menswear, smart home technology, cookware and craft beer.

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