Or, in other words, souvenirs. I'm not talking about hats and t-shirts though. My wife and I like to take something interesting home with us every time we visit a new city or country, something that reminds us of our time spent there.
I'm sure we're not the only ones so post your own mementos from places your visited, as well as any backstory behind the item. Think of this thread as another way to humble-brag about your own travels.
This is something we bought in Strasbourg, France. These types of half-timbered houses are very typical in Strasbourg and the Alsace region. Given the history of the area, the architecture, cuisine, and local dialect is closer to that of neighboring Germany than what one might consider typically 'French'.
These miniature, ceramic half-timbered houses can be found in gift shops all around the historic part of Strasbourg. We spent the better part of 2 hours going from store to store until we finally found the 'perfect' one.