Hotel treats with no travel required

Support your favourite place to stay with these e-boutique indulgences, says Christina Ohly Evans

Eden Being, the e-shop for Eden Rock in St Barths, is the destination if you’re dreaming of far-flung shores
Eden Being, the e-shop for Eden Rock in St Barths, is the destination if you’re dreaming of far-flung shores | Image: Jeanne Le Menn

Travel might seem like a distant dream, but these hotel e-stores will help you recreate the boutique experience from the comfort of your own home. More importantly, you’ll be supporting your favourite places to stay through a period of closure that has been catastrophic for the business. Here are seven online stores to stock up on treats and support local growers and makers.

The Eden Rock exclusive Dyptique Paris Ylang Ylang scent
The Eden Rock exclusive Dyptique Paris Ylang Ylang scent
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Eden Rock, St Barths

The online port of call if you’re dreaming of far-flung shores, Eden Being cherry-picks its stock – Alexandra Llewellyn backgammon sets, Orlebar Brown swimming trunks and Eden Rox babygros – from Oetker’s five-star hotels, including Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc, The Bristol Paris, Antigua’s Jumby Bay Island and, closer to home, The Lanesborough. And evoke the spirit of the Caribbean while chilling at home with the Eden Rock exclusive Ylang Ylang candle. boutique.edenbeing.com

The Newt’s online store champions local produce and crafts
The Newt’s online store champions local produce and crafts | Image: Adel Ferreira
The Newt Apple & Mint Jelly, £8; fresh food can be delivered within a 10-mile radius of the estate and non-perishables will be sent to the rest of the UK
The Newt Apple & Mint Jelly, £8; fresh food can be delivered within a 10-mile radius of the estate and non-perishables will be sent to the rest of the UK

The Newt, Somerset

The Newt’s online store champions local produce and crafts, from traditional Barrington pottery to handmade designs by ceramicist Richard Pomeroy. Stock the larder with oils, chutneys, lemon and rose geranium cordial and pear juices pressed on site at the estate’s own pressing barn. There are also tea selections from its South African sister hotel, Babylonstoren. Fresh food can be delivered within a 15-mile radius of the estate and non-perishables will be sent to the rest of the UK. shop.thenewtinsomerset.com 

Large Barrington Pottery Milk Jug, £43, from shop.thenewtinsomerset.com
Large Barrington Pottery Milk Jug, £43, from shop.thenewtinsomerset.com
Sam Kasten handwoven mohair plaid with silk edges, €1,750, from domainedesetangs.com
Sam Kasten handwoven mohair plaid with silk edges, €1,750, from domainedesetangs.com

Domaine des Etangs, Charente

An online go-to for French country living – and to sample some of this five-star, 11th-century château’s specialities. The craftspeople of the Limousin region offer exquisite homewares and objets in leather, stone, glass and ceramics. The Creations Dragonfly collection in particular offers one-off handmade pieces. Find everything from vegetable-tanned, embossed leather trays and trivets to a mohair throw with silk edging. Looking for a major indulgence? There’s a €11,500 vintage Ciel et Terre Cognac, aged for 22 years, at its Delicatessence. domainedesetangs.com 

Aman Spa

Missing the spa? This online boutique is for you. From body scrubs to bath salts to a Golden Body Serum and Grounding Smoked Body Butter, there’s everything one might expect at a top-notch retreat. The sculptural packaging by Japanese architect Kengo Kuma will look good in the bathroom too. shop.aman.com

Aman Spa Grounding Body Oil, £100 for 100ml
Aman Spa Grounding Body Oil, £100 for 100ml
Claridge’s Dark Chocolate Easter Egg, £55
Claridge’s Dark Chocolate Easter Egg, £55

Claridge’s, London

While this e-boutique can’t deliver the London hotel’s art-deco surroundings, it does offer Claridge’s: The Cookbook, which includes recipes for Claridge’s signature chicken pie, as well as an upscale cheeseburger. There are also champagne and truffle gift sets and handmade chocolate Easter eggs, which can be delivered. giftshop.claridges.co.uk

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Hotel d’Angleterre, Copenhagen

No one does hunkering down at home like the Scandinavians, and this e-store from the landmark Copenhagen hotel is a place to find hygge essentials. Think throws for chilly evenings, prettily packaged teas for a pick-me-up and candle holders created with a Danish twist. creations.dangleterre.com

SHA Wellness

Find healthy treats at this online wellness store. Stock up on detox teas, organic sea spaghetti and antioxidant-rich goji berries from its “nutrition” section. Browse its book selection for titles promoting health and wellbeing, including its own publication, The SHA Recipes to Live Longer and Bettershawellnessclinic.com 

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