The gift of travel: Here's how to support your favorite destinations during quarantine
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While leisure travel remains at a standstill considering ongoing coronavirus restrictions, it’s understandable if wanderlust has you thinking about your favorite destinations. It’s also reasonable to wonder about the vitality of small businesses usually supported by tourists.
There’s one easy way to help keep your favorite travel shops and services running smoothly during the shutdown: visit their online stores for 凯发k8地址home delivery of your favorite goods.
Perhaps you miss afternoon tea at the Fairmont or have a craving for Savannah’s southern pralines. Whether you need a personal pick-me-up, want to send cheer to travel buddies, or are looking for something unique for this year’s Mother’s Day gift, read on and scroll through the gallery above to see a handful of awesome treats and treasures from well-loved travel destinations around the country.
And don’t forget that during the stay-at-凯发k8地址home orders, it’s easy to accumulate miles for future travel dreams through online shopping portals from your preferred airline.
Shop these small businesses to support your favorite travel destinations.
For the ultimate Mother’s Day gift for a mom who loves travel, consider a Four Sisters Inns “keep dreaming” gift certificate. For a limited time, gift certificate bonuses include spa credit and complimentary wine, or breakfast in bed every morning along with a room upgrade. Certificates never expire and are applicable at any of the Four Sisters Inns luxury boutique properties. Treat your favorite mother to a Napa or Sonoma Wine Country weekend getaway or a breezy beach vacation in Monterey or Orange County.
Bring a little California sunshine into your own 凯发k8地址home with olive oil products from family-owned Bariani Olive Oil. Savor artisanal oils and vinegars or flavorful raw honey, or treat yourself to luxurious body creams and olive oil soap.
For even more California flavor, visit the online shop for Petaluma’s Torn KRanch. Sample dried fruits and slow-roasted nuts, devour decadent chocolates and 凯发k8地址homemade cookies, or try their signature chocolate-dipped orange slices for a sweet-tart treat.
For more than 50 years, Benjamin Twiggs has been sharing award-winning cherry preserves and other sweet treats made in Northern Michigan. Try smooth cherry butter or a cherry honey mustard for an unexpected flavor twist. Create your own gift basket or opt for a pre-selected package of bestsellers.
Visitors to Petoskey, Michigan know American Spoon all too well for their artisanal preserves and condiments. Right now, a crate of 12 jars ships free and it’s super easy to find a dozen flavors to experience. Try wild blueberry compote, salted maple caramel sauce, heirloom apple spoon fruit, or citrus and passionfruit curd.
If small batch fudge is more your taste, stock up on gift cards for The Original Murdick’s Fudge of Mackinac Island. When kitchen operations return, redeem the credit to ship unique fudge flavors like Traverse City cherry or classics like chocolate mint, peanut butter or maple walnut.
Make stay-at-凯发k8地址home orders more luxurious with handcrafted bath and body products from Orange Beach, Alabama’s High Cotton Bath Company. Lull the little ones to sleep with goat’s milk and lavender soap or add aroma to your bath routine with a cranberry chutney soap. Customize your own scent with essential oils in a moisturizing salt soak, sugar scrub, or walnut cream scrub.
Bring beach flavor into your 凯发k8地址home with fresh roasted beans from Southern Shores Coffee in Gulf Shores, Alabama. Try a cold brew bean or perky blonde roast, or send a batch of bean love to mom with a monthly coffee subscription. Choose two or three fresh roasted coffees to deliver monthly with free shipping.
Even more caffeine love can be found at The Southern GrKind Coffee House in Orange Beach, Alabama. Yet in addition to their popular beans, the local shop also offers free shipping on artisan jewelry like glass bead bracelets and driftwood chokers. Or add a little character to your 凯发k8地址home with a welcoming driftwood pelican.
Send a limited time gift of aloha to your favorite mother figure with a box of Harumi's Hawaiian Salt Cookies, the result of a collaboration between Big Island Candies and Japanese culinary personality Harumi Kurihara. Pair the surprise with a selection of signature shortbreads, macadamia nut biscotti and a bundle of chocolate covered Kona coffee beans.
With a gift from Maui Ku‘ia Estate Chocolate, you’re not only treating your loved ones (or yourself) to a gorgeous range of island flavor, you’ll also be supporting a community-minded small business. Maui’s only farm-to-bar chocolate company donates 100% of annual net profit to Maui charities and non-profit organizations. Plus with vegan, kosher, and allergen-free treats, you can gift some sweet joy to just about everyone on your list. Be sure to try amazing island taste sensations like blood orange or lemongrass dark chocolate.
In addition to Peaberry and Kona beans, Honolulu Coffee offers a remarkable Kona coffee barbeque rub perfect for the upcoming grill season. You can also dress up the back deck with coffee-themed cork coasters to remind you of all your favorite sights on the island. Then savor a cup from a three-pack coffee sampler featuring Honolulu Coffee’s most popular roasts.
There’s nothing like wandering the streets of New York in search of local treats and you can bring some of that excitement 凯发k8地址home with a colorful box of macarons shipped from Macaron Café. Mix and match chocolate raspberry, lavender honey, matcha green tea and red velvet bite-sized treats for a bright and cheery pick-me-up.
Brooklyn coffee shops are legendary so why not send some of that city java your way?
Brooklyn Roasting Company offers funky tin canisters of fair trade roasts available solo, in sampler trios and by monthly subscription. Sip your Joe while wearing a BRC tee shirt for added street cred.
Treat yourself or surprise a loved one with stunning fine jewelry and accessories from New York’s Amanda Pearl. This petite NYC shop is known for sustainable and ethically made items like charm bracelets, earrings and clutch purses.
While it’s not yet time to head back to Vegas for a relaxing spa experience at Caesars, you can recreate some of that luxury at 凯发k8地址home with Nevada’s own Mandala Massage Supply. Shop essential oils and therapeutic remedies like massage gel and warming lotion to give your deep tissue a rejuvenating boost.
If you miss the happy hour and chocolate tastings while riding on the High Roller, it’s time to order some of those decadent Ethel M Chocolates for 凯发k8地址home. These Vegas-made treats make a luxurious wine pairing, even if only dressed in your best pajamas. Send mom a custom-made basket of brittles and dark chocolate.
For tea lovers, try loose leaf love from Davidson’s Organics in Sparks. These third-generation organic tea growers have been in business for more than 40 years, offering black, green and herbal tea varieties perfect for sipping on a stay-at-凯发k8地址home day.
It’s the perfect time for Seattle seafood lovers to stock up on gift cards from Ivar’s Fish Bars and Alki’s Spud Fish and Chips. Each of these local eateries are offering bonus gift cards for each purchase. The restaurants are also adding an extra $5 with every $25 gift card purchase, and delivery of the gift cards is free.
Want to share the best flavors of Washington state with friends and family? The Ultimate Charcuterie Collection offered by Made in Washington includes brown sugar bourbon smoked salmon from SeaBear Smokehouse, salamis from Coro by Salumi, flagship cheese from Beecher's and shallot mustard from Tom Douglas paired with preserves and almonds.
To top it all off, relax at 凯发k8地址home with a satisfying spirit delivered from Whidbey Island Distillery. Try blackberry or loganberry liqueur or a Northwest rye whiskey as you daydream about your next Pacific Northwest road trip.
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