Gift Guide: Travel Bug

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The Travel Umbrella

$69

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Available in a range of neon colorways, Weatherman’s Travel Umbrella is made for commuting. Weighing less than a pound, it has an auto-open and auto-close feature for quick access. Made from water-repellent, reinforced fiberglass plastic (that avoids inverting and breaking), the umbrella can withstand winds of up to 45mph.

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By culinary design company Aplat, the Vin Bottle Tote stores a bottle horizontally while its three side pockets offer room for snacks, charcuterie and other accoutrements. The compact and sleek design—made from certified organic, heavyweight cotton canvas—makes setting up a picnic and other festivities a breeze.

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From Upstate—Kalen Kaminski’s clothing, textile and glassware line and creative studio—these 100% mulberry silk sleep masks feature a swirling palette of colors that are hand-dyed. As silk mitigates friction while locking in hydration, the comfortable and luxurious masks (available in dark-toned Midnight, earth-toned Nosara, and lilac-leaning Purple Rain) help cultivate deeper sleep while protecting skin and hair.

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Adorned with a scribble design by James Paris, this 32-ounce Nalgene water bottle was created as part of Philadelphia store YOWIE’s pop-up with Nordstrom. With a narrow spout, it’s perfect for sipping from while on the move or during a workout class.

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An American in Provence: Art, Life and Photography

$40

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From acclaimed commercial and fine art photographer Jamie Beck, An American in Provence: Art, Life and Photography chronicles the beauty of the French countryside with profound texture, wonder and majesty. Beck moved from NYC to Provence for a one-year journey that’s since blossomed into five years of breathtaking moments—including the birth of her daughter, Eloise. More than a photo book and memoir, An American in …

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Taste and Place: The Design Hotels Book

$60

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Travel is intrinsically linked with food, and this new book from Design Hotels explores and celebrates the culinary offerings and practices at properties including Jamaica’s Rockhouse, Italy’s Rastrello, Mexico’s Círculo Mexicano and Japan’s Satoyama Jujo. Through images and words by photographers, chefs and culinary experts and writers, Taste and Place traces terroir to table settings, tradition, sustainability and beyond. The company has also promised to …

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Ghostly Products Nalgene Bottle

$20

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Music and art platform Ghostly International releases their own take on Nalgene’s signature narrow cap bottle. With a transparent gray color, Ghostly’s logo and the phrase “Everywhere Nowhere,” the reusable bottle pays tribute to the label’s genre-defiant, expansive work.

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French Bulldog Silk Sleep Mask

$28

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Sustainable luxury sleepwear brand LILYSILK crafts sleep masks from 100% Grade 6A Mulberry silk, a skin-friendly and breathable fabric with 18 helpful amino acids. It comes from Mulberry trees—which require less water to grow and are thus considered more environmentally friendly. With a French Bulldog shape (available in pink, white or purple), the mask is playful and decadent.

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“Danger!” Sleeping Mask

$22

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From Intoart, a Peckham-based collective of artists and designers with learning disabilities, this sleep mask was created by Andre Williams. The soft velvet fabric features vibrant orange and pink letters spelling out “Danger!” (perhaps a warning not to wake the snoozer). With a satin headband, this playful accessory measures 20 by 10cm. Price is in Pounds.

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Merging necessity and technology within a slim, compact design, the Peak Series Straw is a personal water filter and straw made from sustainable materials and enhanced by a micro-filter that removes 99.9% of bacteria, parasites and plastics. Making it possible to drink directly from streams and lakes or to fit onto most water bottles, the innovative straw provides on-the-go and emergency hydration with an unlimited …

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Designer, artist and author Adam J Kurtz (aka Adam JK) lends his signature style and tongue-in-cheek humor to this 100% silk eye mask, made in collaboration with Third Drawer Down. With the potentially sarcastic motivational statement, “Wake up and smell the endless possibilities,” on the front, the mask offers up a humorous quip for morning people and those who can’t have a conversation before noon.

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Customizable Suitcase

$550

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Available in four standard sizes (carry-on, large carry-on, check-in or large check-in) and with expandable options that offer 28% extra space, every suitcase by ROAM is individually built to fit the customer’s needs. With plenty of hardy materials (including a polycarbonate outer shell and a washable inner lining), these suitcases are durable and practical. Create a colorway that’s easy to identify on the baggage carousel …

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