Welcome to the Gifts for Travel Lovers section of our 2020 Holiday Gift Guide. Be sure to visit all the other categories in our guide.
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Gifts for Travel Lovers
Dune Jewelry & Co.
I couldn’t be more excited to introduce you to this brand. As an avid traveler, I have always sought ways to solidify the memories made on trips. For years that would mean countless hours scrapbooking and journaling. But I’ve discovered something unique, something extra-special – Dune Jewelry & Co.
Dune Jewelry & Co. creates Experiential Jewelry by handcrafting personalized, custom designs using sand and natural elements from thousands of memorable and iconic locations around the world.
Did you read that? SAND! Or shells. Or…
Take a look at the stunning Dune Jewelry Cushion Cut Necklace above. That is sand in there. You see, if you have sand or elements from a place that has special meaning to you (think honeymoon or family vacation), you can send it into Dune. Or you can use sand and elements that have been hand-picked and ethically sourced by Dune’s loyal customers and community since 2010.
You see, Dune has collected the world’s largest Sandbank. Explore sand and natural elements from over 4,500 iconic and memorable locations around the globe including sand from beaches and ballparks, soil, earth from hiking trails, clay from canyons, flower petals, power stones, golf course grass and more.
Let’s say I have special memories from Bajari Beach, Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos. I would search the bank on their website and discover that they have some sand available that I could use to have their artisans create something I would treasure forever.
Brilliant. That’s why I had to share with you.
Dune offers more than just jewelry. They offer golf divot repair tools and ball markers, and even home accessories like wine stoppers and holiday ornaments.
This Dune Square Picture Frame would be a gorgeous addition to a home, filled with a personal photograph. Think about it, what travel adventures do you have that could be captured forever? Beach wedding? Honeymoon? Family beach trip? Golf trip with the guys? Anniversary vacation? Bucket list adventure? All of these moments can be preserved in an extraordinary piece from Dune.
The most treasured gifts are those that remind the recipient of a special experience, a moment in time or a special place, and Dune Jewelry does just that!
FUN FACT: Dune Jewelry & Co is a woman-owned small business founded in 2010. Made in the USA, Dune offers a lifetime warranty and happiness guarantee on every design; and a portion of every purchase is proudly donated to important coastal and global causes.
PROMO CODE: Thank you to Dune Jewelry for providing a 15% discount for Finding Debra readers. Use promo code FindingDebra15 at checkout (case specific).
The Open Road: 50 Best Road Trips in the USA
Just released October 20, 2020 from Moon Travel Guides, THE OPEN ROAD covers the entire United States (including Alaska and Hawaii!) so there’s a nearby road trip for everyone. The timing couldn’t be better as so many I know are venturing out on epic road trips to create memories with their families.
With road trips organized by region, from weekend getaways to cross-country trips, travelers can:
- Discover new outdoor adventures that support social-distancing, from hiking to wildlife-watching to wandering wide open spaces
- Leaf-peep along the Blue Ridge Parkway, look for wildflowers on Arizona’s Apache Trail, or gaze at the mysterious Marfa Lights blinking over the West Texas desert
- Snap selfies with kitschy roadside attractions along Route 66, cross the Continental Divide in Colorado, and fall asleep to the sound of crashing waves at a coastal campsite
- Eat their way through Vermont’s farms, dairies, orchards, and maple houses or sample oysters and craft beers along the Pacific Coast Highway
Author Jessica Dunham is an expert road-tripper. In THE OPEN ROAD, she reveals clear directions to each route’s starting point, recommended stops, and tips for minimizing your environmental impact along the way. Readers will find easy-to-use maps, gorgeous full-color photos, essential tips for health and safety on the road, strategies for road-tripping with kids and four-legged friends, and playlists and podcasts to soundtrack the adventure.