A collage of travel gifts picked by El Camino Bracelets

The Best Gifts For Travellers In 2023

The festive season is just around the corner - which means buying for those “I have everything I need” travellers in your life. Don’t worry, our handy Christmas Gift Guide is here to help you find the perfect pressie for your loved one to unwrap on the big day. From international brands to adventurous start-ups, these businesses mean business when it comes to travel. We’ve handpicked a selection of our favourites, from sustainable beanies to mystery adventures…let’s get started!

A woman's hand wearing a Double El Camino Bracelet in Purple, showing the Countries and Regions that she’s travelled to.

El Camino Bracelets: The Original Travel Bracelet.

First up  - the original, customisable travel bracelet by yours truly! For almost 10 years, El Camino Bracelets has been celebrating travel memories for over 75,000 customers worldwide. Based in Newquay, Cornwall, our philosophy has always remained the same. Crafting high-quality, sustainable jewellery that gives the wearer endless ways to commemorate their travel story. Handmade in the UK, you can gift your loved one their travel memories by adding Countries, Cities, Regions, Oceans and Animal Steps to their bracelet, necklace or anklet. The best part? Your loved one can continue adding to their El Camino as they travel to more countries and experience more of this beautiful world.

A hot air balloon in the sky in front of mountains, framed by green trees.

Get Your Guide: Global Travel Experiences

Let your loved ones choose from over 60,000 tours, activities, and attractions in more than 3,600 destinations worldwide. From tickets to local tours, the gift card offers the opportunity to explore and discover something unexpected. We love using Get Your Guide to buy tickets easily, and they often group attractions together meaning you pay one price to see multiple landmarks. A brilliant gift for the explorer in your life!


Product shots of earplugs by Happy Ears made from ocean plastic.

Happy Ears: Sustainable Earplugs

Happy Ears have created a pair of best-selling earplugs made from post-consumer ocean plastics. Not only do they reduce plastic waste, but they're comfortable, reusable, and come in sizes to fit any ear! Plus, the packaging is not just recyclable but also compostable and biodegradable. It’s the perfect gift for someone who frequently travels, or perhaps needs a little help getting a great night’s sleep. 


A smiling woman wearing a Finisterre beanie, with 3 still-life shots of beanies.

Finisterre: A sustainable adventure-inspired lifestyle brand

We simply had to include a fellow Cornish brand in this year’s gift guide! Born from the needs of surfers, Finisterre designs sustainable products that we can’t stop wearing. But it’s not just the awesome range of clothing and accessories that we love about Finisterre - sustainability is at the heart of everything they do! From ensuring traceability in their wool supply chain, to utilising less carbon-intensive transportation, this B-Corp business isn’t just making waves - they’re riding them too!


A man sitting on a canyon in Petra.

Journee: Unconventional Travel Experiences

Journee reimagines travel by curating experiences that challenge the ordinary. With a focus on unconventional destinations and authentic local experiences, they encourage exploration beyond one's comfort zone. Fill in their questionnaire and prepare to be surprised by the adventure they'll craft for you - bonus points if you can hold your nerve and find out which destination you’re visiting once you arrive at the airport! This is 100% a gift we’d love to find under the Christmas tree this year.


Collage of women climbing rocks and holding luggage by Paravel.

Paravel: Sustainable Travel-inspired Bags

Paravel's sustainable bags and luggage, made from recycled materials, celebrate all forms of travel. With millions of plastic bottles recycled into their products, they offer impeccably designed, eco-friendly accessories for all types of journeys. From sleek duffle bags to hard-wearing shell cases - this is luggage with style and a fantastic ethos! 


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