Whenever DH an I travel by car, we like to stop in at local grocery stores for snacks, etc. and just to see what differs from our area. We bring a big cooler, and at the end of our trip, we stop back in at the supermarket and buy local products-jams. jellies, syrups, regional beers, etc.) to bring home for souvenirs and gifts. I ask at the store if they have a section w/ local products and when I tell the clerk what I am looking for, they are usually very happy to help me and recommend their favorites. A bonus-prices less tha half than at the gift shops.