This is an unprecedented period for the travel industry, with many hotels across the world closed for an uncertain amount of time. For smaller, independent hotels the situation is particularly dire, but bigger chains are feeling the pain as well. Being the hotel obsessives we are, we’ve been searching for ways we can assist them while business is stalled. One easy way is by purchasing an item from a hotel’s online gift shop — easy because it can be done from one’s couch, but easy also because hotel gift shops aren’t just places to buy a toothbrush and a newspaper anymore.
Nowadays, many hotel gift shops are trendsetting boutiques with their own lines of influential lifestyle products, whether it’s a kimono from Hotel San Jose in Austin, chile flakes from the farm at Los Poblanos in Albuquerque, or a killer t-shirt from Tourists in Massachusetts. We’ve rounded up hotels that have some of our favorite gift shops — and picked some of our favorite items — so you can treat yourself while you #travelinplace.
Boutique hotels with our favorite hotel boutiques: