When Matt and I went to Turkey a few years ago for our friends’ wedding (the one with the best wedding reception story EVER), the one thing I really wanted to bring home as a souvenir was Turkish towels.
I bought some at the Grand Bazaar, gave a few as gifts, and then kept just one for myself. But in December, my friend visited from Istanbul and brought me a few more, so now I have three! They’re one of my favorite things in my whole house. I’m pretty sure I need a few more though…
Turkish towels are so useful — usually I have them draped over armchairs and I use them as lightweight throw blankets. Or sometimes, like today, I wore one as a shawl/cape around the house all day because I was cold. I’ve wrapped one around my neck as a scarf. I’ve also used them as table cloths or as a picnic blanket. And once I even used one as an actual towel — perfect for lying across a lounge chair by the pool.
While mine are actually from Turkey (obvi, ’cause that’s how I roll), you can get them lots of other places. Here are a few:
Tell me, what’s the best souvenir you ever brought home from a trip? (And what are you waiting for? Go buy some Turkish towels!)