Trump, Clinton souvenirs fly off store shelves in the US

Bobblehead dolls of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are seen for sale in a gift shop at Philadelphia International Airport on Oct 20, 2016, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Bobblehead dolls of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are seen for sale in a gift shop at Philadelphia International Airport on Oct 20, 2016, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. PHOTO: AFP

WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - From Donald Trump bobblehead dolls to Hillary Clinton peppermints, election knick-knacks are all the rage at White House Gifts in Washington, DC.

But while the souvenirs may be popular, for many shoppers, the candidates have worn out their welcome.

Ms Lisa Osterdock, a tourist from California, said: "Ooh, it has been quite the circus, unfortunately."

The store says souvenir sales for Mrs Clinton, the Democratic nominee, have spiked in the past few weeks - outselling those of Republican rival Mr Trump 70 to 30.

The most popular items: I'm With Her T-shirts and Make America Great Again hats.

However, one shopper wants to know: Where's third-party candidate Gary Johnson?

"I know, you know, how it goes with every election - Republican, Democrat," said Mr Hector Lopez, a tourist from Arizona.

With Election Day fast approaching, shoppers don't have long to stock up on candidate souvenirs.

"It has been rough, but I'm looking forward to it coming to an end on Nov 8," said Ms Jennifer Bent, a tourist from Georgia.

With the possible exception of gift stores, so - it seems - is the rest of the country.