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Bizarre Souvenirs for the 2012 Olympics

 

It’s official, let the games begin!

We are so excited to watch the opening ceremonies tonight. I love the lighting of the torch and watching as all the athletes enter the stadium, seeing all the countries represented.

And as fun as the Olympics are to watch, it’s been fun to see all the crazy and bizarre souvenirs and trinkets popping up as the games are under way.

But before we get into the pins, trinkets, and souvenirs, something else a little bizarre that happened a little earlier in the week was the Hipster Olympic Games in Berlin. A silly round of events like skinny jean tug of war, make your own mustache, and a bubble tea-drinking event. Love it!

Now on to the bizarre souvenirs that are popping up for the Olympics in London.

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  • Wenlock, Official Mascot 1 of 10
    Wenlock, Official Mascot
    Let's start by talking about London's official Olympic mascot. He's pretty awesome, but I'd say a little bizarre!
    Make sure to visit the mascot website.
  • Tote Bag of Awesome 2 of 10
    Tote Bag of Awesome
    London is having a little jab at Americans in this tote bag quote.
    Buy the bag at Maiden.
  • Tea for Two 3 of 10
    Tea for Two
    Of course you have to get your official tea set from the Olympic games.
    Get the tea set over at Visit Britain Shop.
  • Mario and Sonic at the Olympics 4 of 10
    Mario and Sonic at the Olympics
    Even the kids can play out their favorite games on a fun Mario and Sonic Wii game.
    Get the game over at Amazon.
  • Tea Pot Pin 5 of 10
    Tea Pot Pin
    Pin trading is in full fashion for the Olympics, so you better grab your tea pot souvenir.
    Get the pins over at Team USA Shop.
  • Yorkshire Pudding Pin 6 of 10
    Yorkshire Pudding Pin
    Or get even more crazy with your pin trading and get an official Yorkshire Pudding pin. Maybe even make a batch of these while you watch the games.
    Get the pins over at Team USA Shop.
  • Smurf Olympics 7 of 10
    Smurf Olympics
    These are the best! I want a whole set of the Smurf clan all doing workouts.
    Get your Smurfs over at Amazon.
  • Smartphone Case 8 of 10
    Smartphone Case
    To be in official London fashion, you better pick up a "Keep Calm and Carry On" case for your smartphone to have with you everywhere.
    Get the case over at Amazon.
  • Barbie Gymnast 9 of 10
    Barbie Gymnast
    My girls would love to have this Barbie as we watch the Gymnastic portion of the Olympics. This one is part of the Rhythmic team!
    Get Barbie over at Amazon.
  • Second Skin Union Jack 10 of 10
    Second Skin Union Jack
    This one is my favorite! I can just see that someone will be wearing this and running across some field during the games. I almost hope it happens!
    Get your own suit over at Amazon.


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