Travel-Inspired Gifts for Those Who Didn’t Get to Jet Off in the Past Year

If part of the joy of traveling is picking up gifts for yourself or loved ones, these local buys may connect you again to the world.

The best part? These international-inspired items are all from Washington-area retailers.

Handmade Mules from Athens, Greece


Lavender Hand Soap from Marseille, France

A Statement-Worthy Duster Made of Fabric Sourced From Nigeria


  • Product: Amrita Duster, $165
  • Online retailer: Sun Gods. Call 202-743-1507 for more information.

A Vibrant Mortar Made of Volcanic Stone


A Southeast Asia-Inspired Horn Bowl Centerpiece

A Weekender Tote Bag Handcrafted in Guatemala

A Silky Spanish-Inspired Lilac Scarf


A West African Body Balm



A Middle Eastern-Inspired Incense Holder


Italian Amaros and Liqueurs

Assistant Editor, Washingtonian Weddings

Jacqueline comes to Washingtonian with close to five years of digital content experience and SEO best practices. She previously was a senior editorial associate at WeddingWire, specializing in wedding fashion, and before that, an assistant at Vow Bride. Originally from Norfolk, Virginia, she now lives in Columbia Heights.