Around this time last year, one of my best friends packed up and moved to Chicago. From the moment she delivered the news of her relocation, I racked my brain tirelessly to think up the perfect going-away gift for her… something that would remind her of home in Texas, but wouldn’t clutter her new life. I can’t say enough how much I wish I’d known about Saltlabs, the makers of these fabulous pillows. Handmade from vintage maps and nautical charts, they make the perfect sentimental accessory to any home, and would have been the perfect gift for my good friend (then again, I suppose it’s never too late!) The pillow pictured above just happens to be a map of the Chicago Lake Front, but Saltlabs offers equally beautiful designs for dozens other cities around the globe. See a few of my favorites after the jump, and be sure to visit their Etsy shop for the full selection.