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.

Back

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.

Sponsors

Nieco Corp

Nieco automatic broilers.

Fast Corp Vending

Frozen food vending machines

CFX Composite & Effects

Special effects make-up and prosthetics

Jane Farrell Turf and Carpets, Inc.

Commercial carpet, printed and decorative patterns, loop and cut-pile construction. Wall coverings in fluorescents, Class A fire rated. Colored turf, both traditional and neon colors.

Rides-4-U, INC.

New and used rides, kiddie, family, major and thrill.

Barron Games

Redemption air hockey games.

Wells Fargo

Commercial insurance for inflatables and event planners.

SnowMasters

Evaporative snow systems.

Berk Paper & Supply

Concession supplies.

U.S. Bowling

Award-winning independent company brings bowling to your venue.

European Body Arts

Airbrushed temporary tattoo products and systems.

Ride Development Corp.

Electric floor, gas and battery-powered bumper cars.

Comstock - Castle Stove

Commercial cooking equipment.

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

Hoffman Mint

Tokens, medals, coins and key tags.

Poly Products

Tables, benches and related products. Green products for a green world.

Wapello Fabrications

Inflatables and portable amusements.

Lil Orbits Inc.

Food equipment, donut machines and vendor carts.

California Portable Dance Floor Company

Playsmart

Patented soft play design, soft playgrounds.

A'maze Ventures, Inc.

Mazes for every location, new and used.

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

Hamilton Manufacturing Corp.

Manufacturer of unattended entry systems and change machines.

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.

West Coast Netting, Inc.

Experienced netting manufacturer on the leading edge of innovation.

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

Perfect Fry

Innovative and simple-to-operate countertop deep fryer Perfect Fryers.

Brunswick Bowling

Entertainment bowling center developer and manufacturer of bowling equipment and entertainment products.

Precision Dynamics (PDC)

Wristbands with no hidden costs, Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Wristband System.

Max Flight

Manufactures interactive virtual reality motion-platform game systems including networkable flight and roller coaster simulators.

Tarobots

Boxerjocks robotic boxing amusement ride game attraction.

Amusement Entertainment Management (AEM)

Premier entertainment consultants.

S&S Worldwide

Large Park amusement rides.

Muncie Novelty Co., Inc.

Admissions, financial equipment, printing and tickets.

Belson Manufacturing Co.

Park and recreation outdoor furniture and equipment.

Penny Press

Penny souvenir machine, great for parks, FECs, bowling and skating centers, museums and tourist attractions.

Tokens Direct

A wide variety of tokens.

Challenger Industries

Sports surfaces, carpets and mini-golf surfaces.

Water Wars (T&D Enterprises of Brainerd)

Water Wars water balloon game, portable or startionary.

Look Solutions

Fog machines.

Gould Manufacturing, Ltd.

Concession trailers and Antique, Jeep and Grand Prix auto rides.

Extreme Engineering

Industry leader in zip lines, climbing walls, jumper systems and adventure products.

Davis & Davis, Inc.

Planning consultants for wet/dry attractions, mini-golf, go-kart tracks and laser arenas.

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

Weldon, Williams & Lick

Admission systems and wristband ticketing.

Deltronic Labs Inc.

Ticket dispensers.

Lazer Runner

Laser Tag Systems

Stoelting
LMap Powered by Silvercrest
Premier Polysteel
Spectrum Sports
Cannonball Blaster
Funovation
Empex Water Toys