Tops for All Time Best-selling Souvenirs

November 2, 2013 No Comments

Reflecting on past sales, Gloria Stern, museum store manager, Split Rock Lighthouse, in Two Harbors, Minn., said the top-selling souvenir of all time was light-up Split Rock lighthouse figurines. “At one point we sold four different versions and all four sold equally well,” she said.

Miniature Ball jar salt and pepper shaker sets are tops at The Orchard Shop at Minnetrista in Muncie, Ind. “They are no longer made and are getting harder to find, so people love to buy them,” said Retail Manager Molly Harty.

At the Carriage House Gift Shop at Luther Burbank Home & Gardens, in Santa Rosa, Calif., Dee Blackman, gift shop product development, said the all-time best-selling item has been Burbank’s biography by Peter Dreyer, entitled, “A Gardener Touched With Genius: The Life of Luther Burbank,” which began publication in 1993. “It is the quintessential biography of this famous man, and it is available only through our gift shop,” she said.

One book in particular is also the best-selling item at Crystal Bridges Museum Store, in Bentonville, Ark. Mary Douthit, retail operations manager, said “Celebrating America,” a $60 coffee table book, features several hundred photographs of the museum’s collection.

Rose rocks are the gem of the Oklahoma History Center Museum Store, located at Oklahoma History Center, in Oklahoma City, Okla. “The rose rock is Oklahoma’s state rock, and is an aggregate of barite crystal that forms a shape that resembles a blooming rose,” explained Jera Winters, store manager. Rose rocks are only found in a few places in the world. The uniqueness of this item makes it an ideal souvenir and it travels well.

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