So it's already November and you didn't manage to make it to the Peruvian mountains to hug an alpaca. Or to Morocco for a scrub in the hamman. Or to India to go textile hunting. You know what? That's okay. There's always next year. In the meantime, shop 25 gifts that bring the world home — and make some 2017 travel resolutions.
Meduro Drum Bridge Print
Trust our good pals at 20x200 to source the prettiest (and most transportive) art. The contemplative winter scene of Edo (now Tokyo) is by one of Japan's best
ukiyo-e artists, Ando Hiroshige.
Available at 20x200.com, from $60.
Clover Alpaca Pillow
Cuddle up with super soft (and warm!) alpaca wool pillows woven on traditional looms in Peru.
Available at cloverartisans.com, $148.
Babe Green Tea Body Scrub
Antioxidant-rich green tea leaves blend with natural ingredients in an organic body scrub to fight wrinkles and hydrate dry skin. All in a travel-friendly pack.
Available at sephora.com, $24.
Baltic Club World Map
A charming hand-drawn map available in English or French by a Montreal-based studio. Look out for the cute whales in the seas.
Available at balticclub.ca, $55 CAD.
Brighten up your living room with a deep berry rug dyed and handwoven by Zapotec women in Oaxaca.
Available at the-citizenry.com, $1,175.
"Freemans: Food and Drink, Interiors, Grooming, Style"
Pick up interior design tips from Taavo Somer, the creative mind behind the beloved NYC restaurant and the now ubiquitous lumberjack-chic style he brought to the fore.
Available at amazon.com, $45.
Astier de Villatte Grand Chalet Incense Sticks
The beloved Parisian lifestyle company brings you to the Swiss Alps with traces of milk, honey, and citrus.
Available at catbirdnyc.com, $50.
Hinoki Copper Bath Bucket
The mildew-resistant hinoki cypress wood bath bucket helps set the right tone for your own
Available at nalatanalata.com, $100.
Antique Italian Tile Trivet
How about a 19th-century tile salvaged for the consummate dinner party host? Buon appetito!
Available at ilbucovita.com, $125,
"The Illustrated Book of Sayings: Curious Expressions from Around the World"
The Danes describe windy days with half a pelican. The Finnish frown upon traveling like a rabbit. When surprised, Filipinos exclaim a pregnant horse. Read a delightful illustrated compendium of quirky expressions from around the world.
Available at amazon.com, $15.
John Derian Grand Tour Letter Set
Recall the golden age of travel and bring back the joy of old-school correspondence with vintage hotel prints lining button-down-blue envelopes.
Available at shopspring.com, $55.
Kaligarh Thoka Necklace
Handcrafted in the Himalayas, the necklace not only makes for a special gift, but also helps support traditional artisan communities in the world's most famous mountain range.
Available at kaligarh.com, £195.
Papier Tigre Playing Cards
Geometric fun to fight cabin fever. Designed in Paris and made in Belgium.
Available at papiertigre.fr, €10.
Pine Cone Scented Firestarters
No need for a long drive without snow tires to get that cozy-in-the-woods feeling on cold winter days.
Available at uncommongoods.com, $50.
Studio Formata Tray
Serve your beloved breakfast in bed on a bright, marbled breakfast tray made in Sweden.
Available at tictail.com, $24.
"Mid-Century Modern Architecture Travel Guide: West Coast USA"
Plan your next road trip from the Pacific Northwest to San Diego. A 2,000-mile drive will take you by Palm Spring's space-agey gas station, the famed Eames House in Los Angeles, and the stunning Paul Thiry churches in Seattle.
Available at amazon.com, $27.
Cotton Wrap and Sarong
An incredibly soft and light cotton fabric from India makes for a chic beach sarong in summer and a cozy scarf in autumn.
Available at spartan-shop.com, $64.
B Zippy Totem Vase
Cali vibes meet Brutalist lines in a new favorite vase for the porch or windowsill.
Available at spartan-shop.com, $350.
Hints of jasmine, magnolia, tea olive, and salt will transport you to a horse-drawn carriage rolling past Southern-style mansions along cobblestone streets.
Available at amazon.com, $22.
Swedish Polished Brass & Oak Bell
Made in a 400-year-old brass foundry establish by King Charles IX of Sweden in 1609, a 19th-century school bell gets a modern twist with a minimal solid oak handle.
Available at ahalife.com, $119.
Handwoven Nesting Basket
A nice traditional addition to the kitchen table or office desk. Handwoven in Rwanda.
Available at uncommongoods.com, $42.
Fredericks & Mae Flag Dominos
Banish boredom with a low-tech game that brings the high seas indoors.
Available at shopspring.com, $38.
Kahina Antioxidant Mask
Make it a hammam day at home with argan oil sourced by Morocco's Berber women and silica-rich rhassoul clay from the Atlas mountains.
Available at amazon.com, $62.
Everyone wants an accent wall these days. Consider a floral option from Brit label House of Hackney.
Available at anthropologie.com, $298.