Camino-Inspired Gift Ideas for 2021

Greetings! It’s the time of year to share a selection of Camino-inspired gifts for the holidays.  I try to find gifts created within the last year, or that have not been featured on my previous posts.  This is an ode to the Camino creatives tribe, which I mentioned in a previous postThese are pilgrims who have been so inspired by their experience on the Camino that they have turned their creative ideas and hobbies into films, books, artwork, crafts,  jewelry, and more. I always enjoy hearing their stories and sharing their labors of love.

Note: If you have something that you think should be included in this list, email me a description and link. I will add more submissions to a “New additions” shortcut link that you’ll see when you revisit this post later.

Camino Books

Camino Wandering
By Tara Marlow

Camino Wandering is a fictional novel, set on the Camino de Santiago. Overcoming blisters, aching joints, and the uncertainty of life, the trio walk together on a path of trust and forgiveness. But as they shed the miles, and inches from their waistlines, the connection they share bonds them like no other relationship they have ever experienced.  Available in Paperback or Kindle from Amazon.

Found Along The Way: Stories from the Camino de Santiago
By Sheila Kogan

A delightful book by Bay Area author Sheila Kogan.
Available in Kindle and Paperback from Amazon.

A Daily Pilgrim Devotional
By G M T Brosius

A Daily Pilgrim Devotional serves as a daily devotional book for the hundreds of thousands whom are called by the path’s spirit to a holy and sacred site. The author has chosen words of inspiration carefully from ancient philosophers, statesmen, religious fathers and other authors who have written about pilgrimage and life as a journey. At the end of each daily entry, the author has an interpretive meaning which conveys a message of faith, hope and the resulting triumph of the pilgrim’s finish.  At a minimal weight of only 3.35 ounces (95 grams) and a size of 5 x 8 inches (12 x 20 cm), it was created for the person to place in their backpacks or mochilas. However, an e-book is available too! Pilgrims will also be able to write on the back of each of the 35 daily entries as a way to memorialize his or her journey and therefore to keep as a memento of their achievement.  The book was endorsed by the well respected and honourable John Brierley.

Available from Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Surviving Christmas by Loving Advent: Making Peace with the Incomplete
by Roy Uprichard

Feel the ebb and flow of a season in this fresh look at our star-bright stories. Roy is making it a free download on Kindle until Monday, 29, November.

The Camino Provides

Hey, all. I hope everyone is staying healthy and enjoying the comforts of home throughout the holiday season.  I was hesitant to publish the annual Camino gifts post this year, seeing as many of us have been struggling to survive the global pandemic and economic recession. Not being able to walk a Camino in 2020 seems like the least of our concerns. Right?  Alas, some pilgrims are still releasing books, designing products, making music, creating experiences, and keeping the spirit of the Camino alive in one way or another. I couldn’t let this year slip by without sharing their creative visions.

This year’s roundup features pandemic essentials such as face masks, aprons, and gin! Of course, there’s the traditional offerings of books, music, jewelry, and Camino experiences. Plus, there ‘s a fundraiser to help save Casa Susi. If anything, this global pandemic has brought pilgrims together from all around…

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4 thoughts on “Camino-Inspired Gift Ideas for 2021

  1. Wow, thanks! Glad you are starting to resurface!Susan Author: Walk, Hike, Saunter: Seasoned Women Share Tales and Trails Patagonia Chronicle: On Foot in Torres del Paine; Camino Chronicle: Walking to Santiago; We’re in the Mountains Not Over the Hill: Tales and Tips from Seasoned Women Backpackers. Member: Left Coast Writers, Bay Area Travel Writers (BATW), IBPA, American Pilgrims on the Camino (APOC),  Pacific Crest Trail Assoc.  Owner: Shepherd Canyon Books, Oakland, CA


  2. HI, Laurie,

    I’m delighted to see you offering these gift ideas this year. I certainly appreciate that my book WALK is again in the list!

    I know a couple women who were brave enough to walk this fall, and I’ve heard from a Spanish friend who works at a store in Santiago that she’ll be going back to work after being laid-off for a considerable length of time. So things are picking up. Yay! Are you going back any time soon?

    With warm regards, appreciation, and ¡Buen Camino! Esther

    WALK: Jamie Bacon’s Secret Mission on the Camino de Santiago 1-213-842-3235 Available on national & international Amazon sites


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  3. And Laurie, if you see her, please thank Jane Tishkoff for the supportive, lovely review she wrote for WALK! I often don’t know how to reach reviewers and thank them for their contribution. It really helps writers to get that kind of feedback.

    XOXO Esther


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  4. Laurie,

    Is there any chance you are thinking about coming East for the Camino conference this year (Mar 31- April 3)?

    Nancy Lake

    On Thu, Oct 28, 2021 at 11:30 AM The Camino Provides wrote:

    > Laurie A. Ferris posted: “Greetings everyone! I’ve been off the > blogosphere for most of this year to focus on other priorities, but I’m > getting ready to post my annual Camino Gifts roundup. See last year’s post > (below) for examples of the amazing gifts people have offered. This i” >

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