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Our favorite European Destinations Come with the Best Souvenirs

Our favorite European Destinations Come with the Best Souvenirs
From breathtaking landscapes to centuries-old architecture, Europe has stolen the hearts of wanderers worldwide. And when it comes to summer getaways, this vibrant continent is the ultimate go-to destination that never disappoints. Europe offers an irresistible mix of sun-soaked beaches, enchanting cities, and a treasure trove of history and culture. Whether you crave the bustling nightlife of Portugal, the romantic cobblestone streets of France, or the charming villages of the Swiss countryside, Europe has something for everyone. And we are here for it.

The only thing better than a summer trip to Europe is the fun souvenir you collect after. And it’s no coincidence that some of our favorite Jet Set Candy travel charms feature top Euro destinations. Charms with a little whimsy, a lot of sparkle, and little details that just keep on going.

 So, grab your passport, pack your bags, and get ready to fall head over heels for Europe this summer. It's time to make unforgettable memories and collect your adventures along the way. 


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ITALY: Gelato, pasta, dolce vita? What’s not to love about Italy? Which is why it’s a real challenge to pick just one Italian city to visit this summer. There’s only one logical solution. Try them all! 

From the romantic canals of Venice to the ancient ruins of Rome, to the art-filled streets of Florence, Italy is a treasure trove of awe-inspiring destinations. Marvel at the breathtaking beauty of the Colosseum in the capital (yes, it is ancient) , savor a slice of pizza in Naples where the dish got its start, go back in time as you wander through the historic streets and ruins of Pompeii, and gaze in awe at the magnificent (and seemingly infinite) artwork of the Vatican Museums.

Commemorate your Italian escapades with Jet Set Candy’s Italian scooter charm. This charm captures the spirit of Italy's vibrant culture and joyful way of life. Plus, the playful features do not disappoint. Wheels that spin, Italia etched on the side, and even a diamond headlight, you'll catch yourself staring at it more than you'd like to admit! 


France charms, Eiffel tower, Perfume, France passport stamp, Europe summer travelPARIS, FRANCE:  France, how could we not include this one? Ask any jetsetter and they’ll tell you: France is an enchanting summer travel destination that offers a captivating blend of rich history, cultural sophistication, and breathtaking landscapes. Or something basically like that!

At the heart of this allure is the magnificent city of Paris, the epitome of romance and art. With its iconic landmarks like the Eiffel Tower, Louvre Museum, and Notre-Dame Cathedral, Paris exudes an irresistible charm.

Delight your taste buds with mouthwatering French cuisine, from delicate pastries to gourmet cheese and wine. Explore the vibrant neighborhoods of Montmartre and Le Marais, where bohemian vibes meet trendy boutiques and charming cafés. Take a leisurely stroll along the Seine River or immerse yourself in the world of art at the Musée d'Orsay. For a unique experience, venture outside of Paris to discover the stunning landscapes of Provence, the glamorous French Riviera, or the picturesque countryside of the Loire Valley.

Cherish your memories with a bracelet dedicated to our France-inspired 14K solid gold mini charms. Charms include the iconic Eiffel Tower, Chanel-esque perfume bottle, Fleur de Lis, CDG luggage tag, France passport stamp, Champs-Elysees sign, and even a croissant (this one is so cute it borders on illegal.)

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SANTORINI, GREECE: Santorini, Greece, stands as a top summer travel destination, renowned for its breathtaking beauty and captivating allure. This volcanic island in the Aegean Sea has become synonymous with dreamy sunsets, whitewashed buildings, and blue-domed churches. All all Greek to me, and that's the point!

Exploring the enchanting towns of Fira and Oia is a must, where you can wander through narrow streets adorned with boutiques and cozy tavernas. Witnessing the legendary sunset from Oia's caldera is an unforgettable experience. Or take the nautical route and book a sunset cruise around the caldera instead. Be sure to visit the ancient ruins of Akrotiri, a well-preserved Minoan settlement buried under volcanic ash, offering a fascinating glimpse into the island's ancient history. After all that exploring, Indulge in the local cuisine, savoring dishes like moussaka, souvlaki, and fresh seafood, while sipping on crisp Santorinian wines.

While you’re there, hop on a boat and visit neighboring islands like Mykonos and Naxos, each offering its own unique charm and beauty.

Conclude your Santorini adventure by bringing home the Jet Set Candy Santorini luggage tag charm. Modeled after the vintage-style bag tags, this beauty features the name of the city in Greek letters, the JTR airport (or IATA) code, and a miniature replica of Santorini's iconic blue-domed churches against a backdrop of whitewashed buildings. The perfect little souvenir of this idyllic Greek island summer getaway.

Charmite British Charm summer travel EuropeENGLAND: England is an enchanting summer travel destination, offering a blend of history, culture, and picturesque landscapes. Plus, typical mild summer temps aren’t bad either! The country boasts a myriad of vibrant cities that are popular among tourists.

London, the cosmopolitan capital, is a must-visit with iconic landmarks like the Tower of London, Buckingham Palace, and the British Museum. The historical city of Bath is renowned for its Roman baths and Georgian architecture. Cambridge and Oxford attract visitors with their prestigious universities and charming riverside settings.

When it comes to attractions, Stonehenge's ancient stone circle captivates visitors, especially on the summer solstice where over 10,000 sun worshippers and tourists gather to spend the longest day together. Lake District National Park offers breathtaking scenery and outdoor activities. In terms of food, don't miss traditional fish and chips, afternoon tea, and hearty English breakfasts.

The Jet Set Candy British Charmite charm is a cheeky little nod to your UK excursion. Modeled after everyone’s favorite (or least favorite?) spread, the two-tone charm has a removable lid and is adorned with a little British crown on the front and a list of ingredients on the back AKA all of those intangible British-isms (dry humor, properness, you get it). Definitely smile-inducing fashion. 

LISBON, PORTUGAL: If you're craving an unforgettable adventure in Portugal, look no further than the city of Lisbon, bursting with history, culture, and mouthwatering cuisine. This enchanting city is a delightful mishmash of old-world charm and contemporary cool. As you stroll through the narrow cobblestone streets, you'll find colorful tiled facades, cozy cafes, and lively street performers. Oh, and did I mention the breathtaking views from the iconic São Jorge Castle?

Prepare your taste buds for a flavor extravaganza! Portuguese gastronomy is a feast for the senses. Indulge in the heavenly pastéis de nata (custard tarts) at the world-famous Pastéis de Belém bakery, and savor the freshest seafood at the vibrant Mercado da Ribeira. And if you're a fan of wine, don't miss the chance to sip on some delicious Port wine at a private tasting. You’ll be surprised at the variety of flavors and shades of red, too.

Be sure to catch some powerful and poignant fado music at the Museu do Fado or even at various restaurants and performance spaces across the city.

With some extra time on your hands, why not pop up north to Porto for a spell? This city is a treasure trove of architectural wonders and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. With its charming old town, ornate churches, and stunning Douro River, it's a photographer's paradise and yes, another possible place to grab a glass of Port.

Venture a little further to Sintra, a fairytale land straight out of a storybook. This enchanting town is home to magnificent palaces and magical gardens, including the colorful Pena Palace and the mystic Quinta da Regaleira. It's like stepping into a whimsical wonderland!

Take home a little piece of your adventure with the Lisbon luggage tag charm. The collectible charm features the LIS airport, or IATA, code along with the eye-catching Rooster of Barcelos detail; a symbol of local legend that you've been seeing all around town.

Switzerland Toblerone chocolate Europe travel charmSWITZERLAND: The stunning alpine wonderland, otherwise known as Switzerland, is where summer dreams take flight! Get ready to immerse yourself in breathtaking landscapes, indulge in heavenly chocolates, and embark on unforgettable adventures in this charming country.

Among the must-visit cities in Switzerland, Zurich, Geneva, and Lucerne steal the show. Zurich, with its cosmopolitan vibe, offers a blend of modernity and old-world charm. Explore the charming Old Town, stroll along the picturesque Lake Zurich, and indulge in luxurious shopping on the famous Bahnhofstrasse.

Geneva, nestled on the shores of Lake Geneva, is renowned for its elegant atmosphere and international flair. Don't miss the iconic Jet d'Eau fountain, visit the United Nations headquarters, and take a leisurely boat ride across the lake to explore the charming town of Montreux.

In Lucerne, prepare to be enchanted by its fairytale-like setting. Take a leisurely walk along the Chapel Bridge, marvel at the stunning views from Mount Pilatus, and indulge in delicious Swiss cheese fondue at a traditional restaurant.

Now, let's talk about the true star of Switzerland: chocolate! Swiss chocolate is a divine treat for your taste buds, and the Jet Set Candy Swiss chocolate charm captures its essence perfectly. Modeled after the famed Toblerone chocolate, this charm is a miniature delight that you can wear in or out. It’s a whimsical addition to any charm bracelet or chain that might make you just the tiniest bit hungry.