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Cool London Olympics 2012 souvenirs

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Being the host nation of the Olympic Games, the souvenir industry has gone into overdrive in order to produce all manner of unusual - and, dare we say it, a little bit tacky - Olympic-themed mementos. However, if you are looking for a commemorative piece that won't end up in the back of a cupboard, we've put together our top 30 Olympic souvenirs, from limited edition posters to cool fashion items and quirky homewares.

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  • Cool Olympics souvenirs: Anthea Hamilton 'Divers' poster

    Put yourself poolside with this chic poster by artist Anthea Hamilton.

    £6.95, johnlewis.com

  • Cool Olympics souvenirs: Ashish for Topshop Loser T-shirt

    Ashish's ironic T-shirt for Topshop spares a thought for those that will never make it to the podium.

    £40, topshop.com

  • Cool Olympics souvenirs: Bundle MacLaren Millinery headpiece

    Get right into the Olympic spirit with this fun, and slightly eccentric, five-rings headpiece.

    £106, culturelabel.com

  • Cool Olympics souvenirs: Jack Silver framed print

    Giving Usain Bolt a run (geddit?) for his money, this flashy pup looks more than ready for the track. One for dog-lovers, there's no better time to invest in this limited edition print by Agnetha Sjögren

    £350, premiereart.co.uk

  • Cool Olympics souvenirs: Snowdon Flood Horse mug

    Raise a glass (or a cuppa) to the Team GB equestrian team with this statement mug.

    £10.95, liberty.co.uk

  • Cool Olympics souvenirs: Team GB flags cushion

    You may be on the edge of your seat when watching Team GB, but at least you'll be comfy when you finally relax with this flag-patterned cushion.

    £30.50, johnlewis.com

  • Cool Olympics souvenirs: Biscuiteers Sports Tin

    Biscuiteers' delicious sports-themed biscuits are the perfect edible accompaniment to all the Olympic action.

    £40, biscuiteers.com

  • Cool Olympics souvenirs: Tracy Emin 'Birds' poster

    A dedication to the Paralympic Games, this delicate Tracy Emin design is certainly worth snapping up.

    £6.95, johnlewis.com

  • Cool Olympics souvenirs: Man on the Run side plate

    This vintage bone china plate is perfect for Olympic-themed tea parties.

    £26, culturelabel.com

  • Cool Olympics souvenirs: Dunk for Great Britain tea towel

    Nothing says Great Britain like a great biscuit, so do as this fun tea towel suggests and get dunking!

    £12.50, culturelabel.com

  • Cool Olympics souvenirs: Tatty Devine medal necklace

    Even if your idea of a long-distance run is from the sofa to the kitchen, you can still be a medal-winner with this cool necklace from Tatty Devine.

    £24, tattydevine.com

  • Cool Olympics souvenirs: Temperley London medal scarf

    You'll always be onto a winning look with this chic medal scarf from Temperley London.

    £275, gift-library.com

  • Cool Olympics souvenirs: Donna Wilson exercise books

    Get in the mood for exercise with these adorable notebooks from Donna Wilson. They even have illustrated maps of nice places to run, swim or cycle in east London on the back.

    £9.95 (set of 3), donnawilson.com

  • Cool Olympics souvenirs: Olympic flame torch print

    You'll never forget the sports that make up the Olympic Games with this cool graphic print.

    £58, culturelabel.com

  • Cool Olympics souvenirs: Swimming pool necklace

    Celebrate the grace and agility of the Olympic swimmers and divers with this statement enamel necklace.

    £28, redbricknorth.bigcartel.com

  • Cool Olympics souvenirs: Retro boxer drawstring bag

    This cool retro tote is reminiscent of the old-school drawstring bags we used to carry our P.E. kit in.

    £7.95, etsy.com

  • Cool Olympics souvenirs: Lizzie Allen square platter

    Perfectly capturing a snapshot of Olympic London, this melamine tray is ideal for Games-themed afternoon teas or picnics.

    £6, habitat.co.uk

  • Cool Olympics souvenirs: Ashish for Topshop crop tee

    Not bothered about the Olympics? Then this is crop top is for you.

    £40, topshop.com

  • Cool Olympics souvenirs: Pantone art prints

    The iconic Olympic rings get an arty twist thanks to Pantone's statement canvas colour prints.

    £24.95 each, pantone-art.com

  • Cool Olympics souvenirs: Team GB linen cushion

    If the Olympic action gets too much, simply bury your face in this Team GB cushion.

    £30.50, johnlewis.com

  • Cool Olympics souvenirs: Paul Smith Olympic stamp collection

    An avid cyclist, Sir Paul Smith has designed a collection of stamps and postcards to commemorate the Games for the Isle of Man Post Office.

    £50, paulsmith.co.uk

  • Cool Olympics souvenirs: Nicola Green 'Respect' Judo print

    Given the title Respect, we love this limited-edition Quasar Art print by London-based artist Nicola Green.

    £495, johnlewis.com

  • Cool Olympics souvenirs: Of Cabbages and Kings Race mug

    Get your head in the game, even when you're having your morning cuppa, with this race print mug.

    £12, culturelabel.com

  • Cool Olympics souvenirs: Trapeze necklace

    Put some swing into your outfit with this stylish trapeze necklace.

    £35.79, etsy.com

  • Cool Olympics souvenirs: Vivienne Westwood Olympic runners T-shirt

    Dame Vivienne Westwood has turned her creative hand to the Olympic celebrations with this graphic tee.

    £130, harveynichols.com

  • Cool Olympics souvenirs: Team GB beach towel

    Even if you've escaped the crowded capital for foreign shores, you can still support Team GB with this bold beach towel.

    £14.40, johnlewis.com

  • Cool Olympics souvenirs: Zatchel silver barrel bag

    While the Olympians are going for gold, never has silver looked so appealing.

    £45, zatchels.com

  • Cool Olympics souvenirs: Sporty temporary tattoos

    Support your favourite sport with these fun temporary tattoos.

    £3.50, culturelabel.com

  • Cool Olympics souvenirs: Red Brick running silk scarf

    Even after the Olympics, wearing this smart silk scarf is a look that will run and run.

    £35, redbricknorth.bigcartel.com

  • Cool Olympics souvenirs: Winner mug

    This cool mug will let everyone know exactly who they're dealing with.

    £12, culturelabel.com

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