masks are a tradition in Venice. You can hang them on your wall when you get home.
Visit cartolerie (stationary stores) or tabacchi to find interesting
and unusual school and craft supplies. Use them to make a trip journal. Marbleized
paper, glass pens and sealing wax make great gifts.
You can find unusual playing cards and magnets in museum gift shops.
Buy postcards of places you visit. Add them to your photo album or trip journal
when you get home. You can even make a game by purchasing postcards on the way
into a museum; then see if you can find the real thing inside.
Start a collection. Shop for figurines of Pinocchio or models of the Colosseum.
Buy hats or emblems of Italian cars such as Maserati, Ferrari, Fiat, and Lamborghini.
Shop for inexpensive souvenirs and gifts at outdoor markets. You can buy a leather
bracelet in Florence's San Lorenzo market for one euro.
Here are some other cool things to buy: Labello lip balms (classic or flavored),
Invicta backpacks, soccer gear.