A souvenir (from French, for a remembrance or memory), memento, keepsake, or token of remembrance is an object a person acquires for the memories the owner associates with it. A souvenir can be any object that can be collected or purchased and transported home by the traveler as a memento of a visit. While there is no set minimum or maximum cost that one is required to adhere to when purchasing a souvenir, etiquette would suggest to keep it within a monetary amount that the receiver would not feel uncomfortable with when presented the souvenir. The object itself may have intrinsic value, or be a symbol of experience. Without the owner's input, the symbolic meaning is invisible and cannot be articulated.
alternative spelling of souvenir
An item of sentimental value, to remember an event or location.
To take (an article) as a souvenir, especially illicitly, for example during wartime.
a thing that is kept as a reminder of a person, place, or event
"the recording provides a souvenir of a great production"
take as a memento
"many parts of the aircraft have been souvenired"
That which serves as a reminder; a remembrancer; a memento; a keepsake.
something of sentimental value
a reminder of past events