With everything going on in the world right now, many of us have had holidays and travel plans cancelled. And whilst we all know that it's for the best, it doesn't stop it from being disappointing, right?
So, we've put together some bits and pieces that we hope might cheer someone up, remind them of a favourite place, or just make for great birthday gifts for those who'll be jumping straight back on a plane once everything is all over.
Is there someone you know who has a favourite place? The Emma Bridgewater Cities of Dreams range is a perfect one for a traveller. From UK cities to European ones, it includes London, Bath, and Cambridge, as well as Istanbul, Paris and Venice amongst others. We think one of these would make for a lovely, thoughtful gift to remind a loved one of their favourite place whilst they can't go there right now.
Now for a practical present: as we all know, modern life means cables and wires, earphones and chargers and more. So what better gift than the Bookaroo travel tech-tidy? The versatile roll up case has pockets and elasticated loops to keep your things in securely, and folds up to a neat, smart looking little case to throw into your suitcase.
Cath Kidston isn't just a pretty brand. It's practical too, and the overnight bags are just perfect for anyone who often does short trips or loves a weekend break. Some even fold away to make for easy storage which is always a bonus, and don't get us started on the beautiful designs available.
The Travel Wallets are super handy, too. Acting as an upgrade from the average purse, they feature a section for passports and boarding passes on top of card slots and a coin part. So whoever receives this can be extra prepared for when they can finally jet off again!
For something a little different, why not remind your recipient of a favourite place whilst allowing for a little escapism through the sense of smell? Country Candles has a range of divine scents that might be perfect for this: Parisian Cafe if they love the city, or Coconut & Mango to escape to a much-loved tropical destination. Just heavenly.
And finally, since we're coming into the summer months now anyway.. why not treat your travel lover to some simply stunning bits from Powder? Their beautiful sunglasses are of fantastic quality and come in a gorgeous case to match, and their lightweight scarves are perfect for the warmer months. Plus, they're size means they can be used as sarongs and look just divine. All of Powders products come in vibrant, luxurious colours and would make any summer outfit completely elegant, even if it is just for the garden!
So there we have it, some wonderful gifts for the traveller who's stuck at home right now. Whether it's to cheer yourself up over a cancelled holiday, or a loved one who had big travel plans, these bits might just provide a little extra joy right now.