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Airport Gift Shops: Is Their Stuff Worth The Price? PDF Print E-mail

Just as in sports stadiums, theaters and cruise ships, some items in airport gift shops can cost twice as much as you’d pay elsewhere. It’s a gotcha policy, knowing you’re trapped and need last-minute purchases, no matter the cost. You just gotta have that $75 gift package, $50 bottle of wine, $10 bottle of water, $10 bag of candy and $40 souvenir t-shirts as gifts for your grandkids!

You don’t really need to pay those prices if you plan ahead. To save money, before you travel hit a local store and buy the same stuff. While away, before reboarding your ship or on your way to the airport for flights home, check out local stores and street markets for souvenirs and other items at much lower prices.

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