When we travel, we carry our gnomes in little wooden boxes that I lined with foam. I carved out the gnome shape with an exacto knife. I decoupaged the outside with maps and travel stickers. Paige painted and decorated hers with scrapbook paper. I just toss the box in my purse and go! The gnomes have safely travelled with us with no chips or breaks! The boxes aren’t even scratched from bouncing around in my purse.