My ex-colleagues at Microsoft gave me a going-away card and some gifts yesterday before we went to the pub. They included a signed guitar strap, tinwhistle, bodhran (Irish drum), flute, tamborine, pair of maracas and a ukulele! I think they know I'm into music (thanks guys!). I like collecting musical instruments. Up to now I've only really collected several string instruments but I like the idea of collecting percussion instruments too. I think they're a great thing to buy as travel souveniers.
I've been playing about with the tinwhistle with the help of the Chiff & Fipple website. Easy to play and fantastically portable.