In June of this year, Laura Bannister founded The Holiday in a Box Co in response to the need for people to still experience the joy of travel at a time when it was simply not possible. The concept delivers activity-filled hampers inspired by the culture and history of a chosen destination to be opened and enjoyed from home.
Each hamper is personally curated by Laura Bannister and the experience includes anything from artisanal products to immersive games and activities alongside a digital library of virtual tours, music playlists and much more. Each hamper is a detailed, yet light-hearted introduction to a destination, serving to inspire future visits whilst providing a window into what makes a place so special.
The hampers have been a huge success, with beautiful destinations including Vienna, Rome and Lisbon. The hampers are for everyone creating a series of experiences that would allow the opportunity to relive past travel memories and future ones through play, crafting and hands-on adventures. Alongside the visitor-styled experiences, Laura also wanted to support local businesses and social enterprises, whilst highlighting the great work of non-governmental organisations in the destinations.
Laura Bannister, who has spent the last few years working and exploring the world and building her career in the travel industry, comments, “I believe that we each have a responsibility to leave the world in a better place than we found it. It is my view that travel empowers us to do so. Travel is about deepening our connection with one another as well as the planet.
“In opening up conversations, fostering an appreciation for difference and developing a sense of stewardship for our collective heritage – whether natural or human-built – travel paves the way for exchange and understanding. This, in turn, helps us navigate the global challenges we face: socially, economically, and environmentally.”
If you want to experience the joy of travel without leaving your home, and quite frankly who doesn’t, the Holiday in a Box Co. is bringing the world to your front door. Whether you are looking for a unique Christmas/birthday gift, entertainment for the holidays, or want to learn something new, the boxes are thoughtful and engaging and are now available in voucher form.
With no clear understanding of when the pandemic will end, and with travel restrictions affecting our annual trips and short breaks, Holiday in a Box is the perfect way to recreate some of that vacation exploration indoors, providing fun and a sense of escapism for the whole family.
Check out the Holiday in a Box range, including the Family Adventure box, which allows you to meet Vikings and elves, bake cookies, learn stories, and so much more: www.theholidayinabox.co/shop