· Japan Airlines lets passengers take home a little bit of the Land of The Rising Sun with airline-themed hand-towels. The cotton cloth called tenugui is folded to resemble a happi coat and will set passengers back 1,700 JPY ($21.50). A perfect hostess gift (or for anyone who drinks, really) is a bottle of JAL-exclusive sake. There are several varieties and price points, so don't forget the booze in the back of the duty-free magazine.
· KLM has wowed passengers with Royal Delft minis for years, but now sell loads more products that are just as Dutch. A bottle of BOLS gin in a delft pattern bottle (29 euros), a Dutch cookbook to cook up a storm at home (19.29 euros) or a Swarovski crystal tulip (41.65 euros). Either way, all will have you glad you didn't buy wooden shoes.
· Iberia understands the traveler's fascination with flamenco dancing when visiting Spain is near the top of the list. That's why they offer frequent flyers to purchase a hand-painted hand fan decorated in black and sultry red. Sounds like a perfect costume idea for 20 euros ($26).
· Alitalia loves milking the fact that Italy is a fashion destination. So if you couldn't make it to any one of the a number of the nation's fashion houses, pick up a genuine Pucci scarf on the flight home for 110 euros ($143).
While these may not be the cheapest gifts or souvenirs, they do help recall great memories of a great trip. We can only hope the flight was just as pleasant. Hopefully, now you wont over look the magazines in your seat back pocket.
A graphic from KLM's cookbook