Do you have all your Christmas presents sorted already? Or do you still need inspiration for the perfect gift for a loved one? If that special someone is a fan of hotels and traveling, look no further! I’ve collected a list of stylish items that’ll make any hedonist jump with joy. Christmas countdown has begun. Are you ready?
Create a hotel ambience at home
For many of us, traveling – or even checking into a hotel – still isn’t an option due to the ongoing Covid restrictions. That shouldn’t stop you from enjoying a true hotel experience, though. Especially not if it’s in the comfort of your own home.
These 14 gift ideas will spread happiness in any hotel lover’s home. Each item is hand-picked and high quality, so you can make sure they last for a long, long time. I’d personally love to own every single item on the list. Let’s dive in!
1. Rituals Sleep-Mask Green Sheen
Pretend you’re in a five-star hotel and make your own little turndown service before bedtime. This super soft silk mask from Rituals will guarantee you a good night’s sleep. Get it here for €16,50.
Want to learn how to create a true turndown service in the comfort of your own home? Read this guide.
2. Ralph Lauren Best Unique Hotels & Retreats Book
Books are always on my wish list – and this edition from American designer Ralph Lauren, is no exception. A beautifully designed coffee table book containing some of the world’s finest hotels and resorts. Get it here for €74.
3. Aspinal of London Harrison Weekender Travel Bag
There are bags – and then there are premium leather bags like this one from British Aspinal of London. This classic chocolate brown weekend bag (also available in black) is made of Italian calf leather, and comes with a luggage tag that can be engraved. Get ready to start planning next year’s weekend trips! Get it here for €825 (currently on sale for €495).
4. Nordic Weaving Cashmere blanket
Want to snuggle up with a soft cashmere blanket this winter? This one from Danish company Nordic Weaving has two different colours – light grey on one side and light beige on the other. Nordic Weaving has been producing high quality textiles since 1874. Get the blanket here for €335.
5. This Works Choose Sleep Kit
I first encountered This Works a handful of years ago when I was staying in a quaint boutique hotel. Ever since, I’ve been dreaming of their products promoting better sleep. This cute little kit containing a calming oil and a pillow spray is perfect for weekend getaway’s – or to use at home. The products are Vegan, cruelty free and very affordable. Get this mini kit here for €8,50.
6. Vibeke Scott Classic Coal Silk Velvet Robe
I’m completely in love with Danish Vibeke Scott and their sophisticated everyday robes and lounge wear. This dramatic robe is made from 87% soft silk velvet and 17% viscose. Slip into it at home (or anywhere else, for that matter) and feel like a movie star in a five-star hotel. Get it here for €443.
Read my previous article about Vibeke Scott here.
7. Le Pigalle Bottled Manhattan Cocktail
Have you heard of Le Pigalle – one of Paris’ most trendy boutique hotels? One sip of this delightful cocktail created by the traveling bartender, Dean Shury, and it’s almost like you’re there in person! Mr. Shury has captured the spirit and history of the famous area and hotel mixing whiskey, vermouth and blackberry. The bottle features artwork by local Parisian artists. C’est magnifique! Get it here for €18.
8. UGG Scuffette Slippers
Are you the type that love hotel slippers (and quietly slip a pair into your handbag before check-out)? Then you’d be pleasantly surprised by the comfort of UGG’s Scuffette slippers. Made from soft suede and plush wool lining, it’s the perfect gift for yourself or your partner. Get a pair here for €100.
9. The Luxury Collection: Hotel Secrets
A true hotel bible and the 7th volume in The Luxury Collection series. In this book, you’ll get to know the hidden stories of the world’s most beautiful destinations. Comprising more than 115 of the finest hotels and resorts worldwide, each destination is presented by travel tastemakers and local artists. The book is currently sold out many places, but if you’re lucky, you can get it on Amazon. Original price: €42.
What could be better than enjoying a relaxing spa day in your favourite hotel? Enjoying a spa day in the comfort of your own home using sustainable skincare products, of course! That’s exactly what the Danish wellness brand ILoveEcoEssentials delivers. Developed within a boutique hotel chain, ILEE’s products are made of 100% natural and organic ingredients with zero microplastics – and renewable packaging. Get them here and mix and match as you like. Prices from €16,50.
11. Harbour Housewares Metal Luggage Rack
Wouldn’t it be cool to have an old-school luggage rack in your own home? This classic version in stainless steel has nylon webbing straps that supports your luggage while you pack – or unpack. When not in use, simply fold it and tuck it away. A must-have item for any hotel connaisseur. Get it here for €199.
12. Skagerak Norr Tablet
Start your mornings right with breakfast-in-bed served on this classy tablet from Danish design company Skagerak. The tray measures 46×25,5 cm. and is made of painted oak with leather straps. It comes in three different colours. Get your’s here for €77.
13. E-book: “Storytelling for Hotels”
Whether you’re working with hotels or not, my e-book “Storytelling for Hotels” will be a valuable resource in teaching you about marketing, storytelling and hospitality in general. This 40-page guide is packed with golden nuggets from my own career and beautiful images that’ll certainly transport you directly to the world of hotels. Get your copy here for €14.99.
One last tip: if your favourite part of staying in a (luxury) hotel is the comfy king size bed, take a look at The Luxury Collection’s selection of pillows, bedding, pillows and more. A paradise for hedonists, TLC will make all your sleeping dreams come to life!
14. Le Petit Trou x PURO Candle
How about a scented candle to light up the dark months? The European hotel chain PURO has just launched their online gift shop making it possible for travellers to get curated items such as this hand-manufactured soy wax candle. The base notes are incense, pathouli, wood and tonka bean. Get it here for €40.