No matter where you roam, there’s no place like home. As travelers, we love the thrill of the go-go-go lifestyle… but we can all agree that having a home base feels incredible. Right now, many of us are practicing self-quarantine and social distancing to help stop the spread of Covid-19 by staying at home. Now is the time to nest, settle in (perhaps with a beautiful book) and curate a cozy place that reflects our deep love for culture and history. Creating a space that showcases all the beautiful treasures we’ve collected while on the road is the best feeling… so take this time to dig out those gems! Have we got you inspired yet? Whether you’re working from home, stuck at home or just need to be home right now, here are our essential items for a traveler’s home.
Roomba Robot Vacuum
If you’ve always dreamed of returning home to a pristine home after a long trip abroad, look no further than the wi-fi connected robot vacuum of your dreams. Whether you’re jetting off for a long weekend or for a few months, the iRobot Roomba picks up dust, pet hair, allergens and so much more while you’re away. We can’t tell you how awesome it feels to know that your apartment is cleaned on a routine without even being there! This traveler’s home essential is bagless, great on hardwoods and even self-docks to recharge itself.
There’s never been a time we’ve been more grateful for a phone sanitizer. Considering the fact that our phones are literally a petri dish of germs (eighteen times dirtier than a public toilet!) we carry around night and day, it’s nice to know that this little gem can eliminate any of the “bugs” we’ve encountered after a trip. After returning from any adventure, it’s hard to keep germs at bay. So, that’s why we love this UV phone sanitizer! It takes just five minutes to zap away germs with the touch of a button! Use promo code dametraveler for 20% off!
Made with the care and tradition of three generations of the Italian Prandelli family, Merpa’s Linea Bronzo’s base material of the flatware is stainless steel 18/10 covered with a PVD titanium coating is a dream kitchen essential! The company’s factory has such a legacy! Dating all the way back to the First World War, the Prandelli factory created bullets for the Italian Army. After the war, the family’s factory furnaces were used to melt stainless steel flatware. The rest is history! Knowing such a legacy exists within our kitchen drawers feels incredible, and we’re simply in love with the innovative design that honors Italian tradition and lifestyle. Use promo code dametraveler for 10% off any product on the site!
Cool Cotton Weighted Blanket
What semi-stress or jet lagged Dame Traveler wouldn’t look forward to cozying up to a breathable, weighted blanket that soothes stress and anxiety? Baloo’s weighted blanket increases serotonin production, which cues our bodies to rest and relax. What we love most about it is its breathable cotton (suited for all seasons of the year), and how easy it is to care for (just toss it into the washing machine on gentle!). It’s our favorite home essential that keeps us cool and calm when cozied up at home.
Pin Adventure Map
A traveler’s home should always reflect the amazing memories and experiences we’ve collected on our journeys. That’s why we love seeing a physical representation of each and every adventure we’ve had with a push pin travel map on our walls! It’s an original piece of art that will instantly have you reminiscing on your explorations, and it’s a great conversation starter too! P.S. we really love that Pin Adventure offers a ton of high quality, customizable prints, ranging from updated world maps, regional maps (like Europe or United States) and the opportunity to personalize each print with names, dates, memories or even quotes and lyrics. It’s one of our favorite pieces to have adorn our walls!
Travel Home Book
Every traveler’s home needs a little inspiration. If you’re on the hunt for creative ways to showcase more of your favorite global trinkets and trinkets… “Travel Home: Design With A Global Spirit” is truly one of the most beautiful travel-inspired design book we’ve found yet! Written by a mother-daughter duo, the book visits twenty designers who masterfully designed their spaces with their global travels on display. Expect interiors from all around the world, including Marrakesh, Paris, Tokyo, Cuba and more and tips and tricks for cultivating your own global style in a way that reflects your favorite travels around the world.
There’s something about lighting a candle that makes everything seem more intimate and homey. That’s why we believe scented candles are a must in every traveler’s home. Soohyang’s hand-poured, biodegradable wax candles have the most incredible smells to liven up your home base. As the leading fragrance brand from South Korea, Soohyang makes some of the coolest glass vessel candles, ranging from green, fruity scents for the outdoorsy traveler to the nutmegs, cloves and orchids for the romantic. We love lighting one over a home cooked dinner to set a lovely vibe.
A Cozy Throw
Every armchair traveler deserves the softest, coziest throw on their couch! We’re obsessed with Alicia Adams’ Alpaca Lugano Throw because its simply the coziest one out there for a traveler’s home! Each design features a timeless basketweave pattern and a contrasting eyelash fringe trim… so no matter what color scheme your humble abode touts, it’ll fit right in. Plus, alpaca fabric is sourced sustainably, hypoallergenic and less likely to pill over time. It’s the perfect addition to the arm of your couch or foot of a bed during your hours cozying up at home.
Barefoot Dreams Pillow
If you’re on the hunt for snuggly, look no further than Barefoot Dreams CozyChic Luxe Casa Pillow! Known as one of the leaders of luxury blankets and fabrics, Barefoot Dreams can be found in thousands of five-star resorts and spas and is a top seller at boutiques around the world. This cozy casa pillow feels like you stowed away a little slice of your vacay! We also love its diamond pointelle pattern and tasseled fringe, a true bohemian addition to any bedroom or living room.
There’s nothing quite like our sense of smell to recall memories in great detail. That’s why we love pumping Compagnie de Provence’s Aromatic Lavender Liquid Soap into our hands. Made in a cauldron, following the traditional methods of maintaining the fresh lavender’s scent, this soap gently cleanses and has us feeling lovely after a few seconds of its use. It instantly transforms our bathrooms into a stroll through the romantic and lush purple rows of lavender fields of Provence.
Travel-Themed Hand & Bath Towel Set
For the New York lover, we’ve found one of the coolest, understated hand and bath towel set inspired by the NY subways! This crisp and soft set is embossed with the iconic brickwork pattern and arrow signs New Yorkers see while traveling to Uptown. It’s a quick little addition to a home that sparks so many amazing memories of exploring the city that never sleeps. (P.S. if you are a NYC local or a lover of Manhattan, check out this gift guide we’ve curated for you!)
Furry Llama Pillow
Finding comfort in this time can be difficult… and that’s why we love curling up to this adorable llama pillow! It’s a conversation starter, reminds us of those amazing adventures we’ve collected (especially those of us who have seen these cuties out on road!) and simple the coziest little addition to our couches! Little details like this make our hearts happy to see when at home and remind us of all the adventures that are yet to come in the future.
Winc Wine Subscription
Don’t mind us as we close our eyes and pretend we’re back in Portugal, Spain, Italy… or wherever our wine tastes lead us! We’re obsessed with a classic glass of vino over here at Dame Traveler HQ, and we really believe every traveler should have the luxury of world wines every month. Winc brings the world of wine right to your doorstep (P.S. right now you can save 40% off by stocking up and staying at home!). Each month Winc sends specially curated wines based off of your preferences, straight from the vineyard. It’s the best mail we love to receive!
Skin Care Essentials
There’s no time like the present to indulge in a little self care, right? That’s why having a stocked bathroom filled with self-care and beauty products is so wonderful. During our down time we turn to a few skin care essentials, like NuSkins’ FIX Line Smoothing Device to target fine lines and wrinkles. It’s a small but mighty, pen sized device that uses an ionic microcurrent skin care formula to smooth, brighten and refresh skin in three minutes.
Stainless Steel Reusable Straw Set
Sip on the go and right at home while being eco-conscious using these beautiful reusable stainless steel straws. These polished metal straws come in in straight and angled silhouettes, which make them usable with any sort of beverage you’re whipping up in the kitchen right now. We also love that the set comes with a handy cleaning brush and carrying pouch to throw in your bag on the go!
Blush Terracotta Vase
Hand thrown by an artisan potter in Los Angeles and made out of the most gorgeous blush terracotta clay, this Sheldon Ceramics vase is one of our favorite additions to a dining room table. Its pink-orange hue with intricate and dreamy milky porcelain has so many beautiful details we love to admire. Whether its filled with fresh blooms from the market or simply sitting on our bookshelves as a decor piece, it’s a special piece we’ll be showcasing for years.
Artificial Heirloom Rose Arrangement
Not quite a green thumb type of gal? Fear not! We’re obsessed with these ecofaux heirloom rose stems and arrangements made from up-cycled plastic bottles and bioplastic. Inspired by classic Rosa Moschata stems, these roses are graceful, arched and rustically beautiful. And because they’re designed with realistic fading of leaves and petals, bug holes and natural “imperfections,” these roses are incredibly realistic looking up close.
We hoped you enjoyed this round up of some of our favorite essentials for a traveler’s home! What are some of your prized possessions (or helpful tech items) you love seeing in your space? We’d love to know!