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World's weirdest holiday gifts unveiled

26 January 2009 07:56

World's weirdest holiday gifts unveiled

Some of the world's weirdest holiday gifts have been unveiled by the Post Office following extensive research into the topic.

Some favourites among British holidaymakers include didgeridoos, coconut bras and poisoned darts, which have all been brought home in recent years.

The investigation discovered that tourists from the UK spend more £268 million a year on souvenirs in a bid to use up foreign currency rather than take it home.

Helen Warburton, head of Post Office travel services, said: "Funny and quirky gifts are a traditional part of holidaying but it's not essential to spend all left over currency simply to use it up."

Those from the north-east of England said they spent the most on souvenirs, with nearly 60 per cent saying they spent more than £25 on presents for friends and families.

Experts have advised holidaymakers in recent weeks to ensure that their travel insurance policy covers every aspect of their trip. ADNFCR-1320-ID-18810524-ADNFCR