Do you have one of those websites that you’re just completely addicted to? For some it’s Topshop, for others it might be eBay – but for me, it’s Airportag.com.
I think it’s about time to let you in on a little travel gem of mine, not least because Christmas is on its way and Airportag features such items that are guaranteed to give you some well-needed inspiration (for both a traveller friend and yourself!)
Airportag creates products based around the International Air Transport Association codes – those three-letter airport codes that crop up everywhere, from timetables to check-in desks and flight desks.
My favourite items of all are the throw pillows. From Amsterdam all the way to Zagreb, there are over 60 airport codes to choose from, meaning you’re bound to find one that means something personal to you, a friend or family member. I bought the JFK (New York) pillow for my friend’s birthday as it’s a place I know she’s in love with. However, they would also make a cute gift for expats, reminding them of their ties to home.
I was sent a JFK throw pillow to see for myself whether the comfort levels matched the quality of the design. And, quite honestly, my pillow is my new favourite addition to my bed – and that’s coming from a big fan of comfort.
Pillows are available in three different sizes, and can be ordered with a pillow insert or without. If you’re umm-ing and ahh-ing between whether to get the insert or not, I would probably advise against it, merely because they can be picked up quite cheaply (I purchased one for around £3 at a local store).
The pillow cover is fantastic quality, with the airport print on both sides, and a concealed zipper to prevent any unwanted scratches. I thought at first the material had a slightly scratchy feel to it, but it’s actually a dream to sleep on. I’ve even walked in on my cats curled up on it, and they don’t fall asleep on any old fabric…
The pillows start off at $24.90 (around £16), and – and this is the best bit – can be shipped worldwide.
Many thanks to Airportag for providing me with a throw pillow for the purpose of this review. All thoughts are my own.