New England during the holiday season is like entering a snow globe. Imagine a classic Christmas movie playing as the fireplace logs crackle, and snowflakes fall outside. Got the holiday spirit yet? If that doesn’t have you feeling bright and cheery, it’s at least got you in a gift-giving mood. So this holiday season, celebrate the various travelers in your life with gifts, both big and small.
We’ve all got that stylish friend or family member. You know, the one that effortlessly puts together the perfect outfit for every occasion. This year, gift them a chic travel bag from Lo & Sons. The brand was inspired by the founder’s mother, Helen Lo, who was an activist in Boston’s Chinatown and a frequent traveler. Lo & Sons Claremont bag fits all the travel essentials, with room for a camera. Its stylish design means bags like The Pearl and The Nouvelle will fit right in when they stroll in for a stay at Kimpton Nine Zero Hotel, a short walk from Helen’s old Boston stomping grounds.
As an added gift for your fashionable friends, the hotel’s Retail Therapy shopping excursion includes a private styling session at Burberry’s flagship store on Newbury Street, discounts at several Charles Street retailers and a bottle of bubbly to enjoy in the Penthouse suite.
Speaking of bags that hold cameras, there’s no better travel memory than one captured via photograph. Artsy friends and family can get creative with a RICOH THETA 360-degree camera. Unlike your typical point-and-shoot, this camera captures entire panoramic landscapes for beautiful videos or photos. It’s a great way to post reels and shots to their social media feeds, tagging design-centric hotels like #NineZeroHotel to share their artwork.
Food and travel are soulmates or besties if you prefer. This year, get your food-loving bestie some custom-made food art from their favorite culinary country. Legal Nomad’s typographic food maps cover seven of the best dining destinations in the world, including Italy, Vietnam, Thailand, Japan and Mexico. Created by Jodi Ettenberg, a former digital nomad who became disabled after a chronic spinal CSF leak, they come in posters, tote bags or t-shirts.
The Dog Lover
Vacationing with pets is becoming more and more commonplace for travelers. Various hotels around the country now offer furry friend amenities, including Kimpton Marlowe Hotel. For the favorite pooch in your life, give an easy-to-clean portable travel bowl from P.L.A.Y. But if they forget it at home, don’t worry, Kimpton provides water bowls on request, disposable pick-up bags, complimentary access to WAG! Premium and a curated list of pet-friendly restaurants and stores nearby.
The Monopoly Fan
Roll the dice, bypass jail and you may just land on our hotel. The Kimpton Marlowe Hotel has joined the latest Monopoly board on its Cambridge Edition. This new version of Monopoly makes for a great holiday gift for board game fiends, New Englanders and Cambridge lovers. Try it out during a Game Night package at Kimpton Marlowe Hotel as views of the Charles River and Boston skyline color the game board in front of you.
There’s no better time to practice your Downward Dog than the stressful holiday season. Yoga is an integral part of wellness for many travelers; that’s why yoga mats are placed in every room at The Kimpton Marlowe. For yoga lovers on the go, SBRI’s leather yoga mat carry strap is a gorgeous accessory. These sustainably-sourced straps come in various shades, from lilac to fuchsia pink.
The Car Enthusiast
Buying your loved one a Land Rover may be the ultimate holiday gift, but at Kimpton Taconic, we’ve got the next best thing. Book a Vermont getaway along with a Land Rover Experience. Travelers can use the car to traverse the green mountain roads, admire the fall foliage or take in the snowy mountain landscapes. Kimpton Taconic can also pack a to-go picnic or prepare something special after a luxurious day of driving.