Camino Holiday Gift Guide

Is 2018 your year to join the illustrious rank of Camino pilgrims?

Or maybe you’ve already completed a Camino and are working on convince a loved one to undertake the trek… or plan an encore for yourself! Either way, you’ll want these items on your wishlist for the Camino de Santiago!


Camino de Santiago, Camino Frances: St Jean – Santiago – Finisterre (Village to Village Guide)

First things first, a reliable guidebook is the perfect gift for planning and dreaming about the Camino. We may be biased but we think the Village to Village Guide to the Camino Francés is top-notch, and our 4.6/5 star rating on Amazon seems to agree! Be the first to buy our 2018 edition! Order Direct

Camino Portugués: Lisbon – Porto – Santiago, Central and Coastal Routes (Village to Village Map Guide)

Maybe you’ve walked the Camino Francés or prefer to start with a lesser-walked route. Take our new Camino Portugués Map Guidebook for a spin! Hot off the press 2018 edition now available. Order Direct

Eagle Creek Pack-It Specter Cube Set  

Ultralight sil nylon packing cubes keep your gear organized. Versatile for the Camino and any other travel on your agenda. Bonus if you give them pre-packed with other travel goodies. 

Darn Tough Vermont Hiker Boot Full Cushion Sock

Everyone loves new socks, and cushy merino wool hiking socks will keep anyone comfortable and blister-free on the Camino.  

PETZL E+LITE Emergency Headlamp

A minimalist headlamp helps you locate your stuff in the early morning hours at the albergue and won’t weigh you down at just 27 grams. 

Buff Headwear

These versatile neck gaiters are perfect for keeping the sun off your face, keeping your ears warm on chilly days, and covering up your hair on bad hair days. 

Sunland Microfiber Towel

Bath towels are heavy and take forever to dry, a lightweight quick-drying microfiber towel is a must on the Camino and any travel experience. 

CamelBak Chute 1L Water Bottle

An inexpensive lightweight water bottle that is easy to clean and comfortable to drink from, consider filling with individual packets of Gatorade to make your gift a little extra.

Opinel Stainless Steel Folding Pocket Knife

This is a classic pocket knife, perfect for slicing up an apple or fresh baguette along the Camino. Remember to carry in your checked bag on your flight! 

Sea to Summit Ultra-Sil Day Pack

A super light packable sil nylon daypack is great for keeping your valuables on you at all time, but allowing you to leave your heavy pack back when you go out in the evenings. Also perfect if you plan to use bag transfer service to be able to carry your essentials. 

European Plug Adaptors

make a great stocking stuffer at less than $1 each

Band-Aid Friction Blister Block Stick

Another inexpensive but much appreciated stocking stuffer for a blister-free Camino.

Black Diamond Distance Z Z-Poles

These lightweight hiking poles folk down tiny but provide helpful support to knees and other joints on a long-distance trek.

Camino Art

A pair of shell earrings, necklace, or hiker medal may be the perfect gift for a stylish Camino aficionado.

Tastes of the Camino

A bottle of Rioja wine with Manchego cheese and chorizo will take you right back to evenings on the Camino, resting and rejuvenating with other pilgrims after a long day of walking.

Tastes of the Camino cookbook will be a welcome addition to any Camino gourmand bookshelf.

Camino Inspiration

Consider an inspiration read like I’ll Push You or Pilgrim Strong for feel-good holiday reading with a Camino flavor.