It happens all the time: Folks return from a great overseas getaway loaded down with waaaay more stuff than they left home with. The only problem? Some items are not allowed through U.S. customs. Here, some surprising souvenirs that you should definitely pass up.
We love souvenirs as much as you do, and we'd never suggest that you skimp on keepsakes that you'll always treasure (though we'll try to find you bargains whenever we can!). But there are a few no-no's that U.S. customs will confiscate if you try to get them past the border—some for health reasons, others for complex economic and cultural reasons. In the interest of saving you time, money—and embarrassment!—here are 10 you should be wary of.