17 Travel-themed Wedding Gift Ideas for the Globetrotting Couple
You know the couple we’re talking about here. They met while studying abroad in college. There’s a pin-speckled world map on the wall in their living room. He proposed on a hot-air balloon ride above the Masai Mara in Kenya. And you wouldn’t be the least bit surprised if they made a tiny passport for their unborn child as a birth announcement—yes, people have really done this.
Though their next adventure is just a short walk down the aisle, it’s the most exciting one yet, and you will be there to celebrate with them. So, what to get for the couple that values experiences far more than appliances?
If these two haven’t opted for a honeymoon registry on a site like Honeyfund or Wanderable that allows wedding guests to crowdfund the couple’s experiences on their post-knot-tying trip, these wedding gift ideas are both thoughtful and useful—not just to pack for the honeymoon, but for all future trips to come.
For the truly adventurous duo, the ones setting off to hike an active volcano on their honeymoon, gifts like a set of Barbour waxed, water-resistant jackets or a SOLKOA survival kit will prepare them for years of taking on the wilderness together.
If the newlyweds have more relaxed travel preferences (the only mud they’ll come close to encountering is in a mask at a destination spa), we recommend Slip’s silk pillowcases or a Skyn Iceland Skin Hangover Kit to refresh and rejuvenate post-reception.
And for the pair who loves to document and look back on their trips, a personalized print or a set of reclaimed wood frames will help to keep their travel memories in sight.
Whether you’re looking for the perfect way to celebrate a destination wedding or want to go off-registry for a couple of nomads, here are 17 travel-themed wedding gifts for when a set of fine china or a four-slice toaster just won’t do.
Russian Literature Set
This gorgeous collection of classic works by Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, and the like ($350) would make a perfect present for a pair of armchair explorers.
More practical than a set of china, but just as pretty, Ebby Rane’s signature carry-on ($995) comes packed complete with jewelry holders, laundry bags, and shoe sleeves to keep clothes and accessories in line, en route.
JHill Design Landmark Prints
Commemorate a destination wedding with a personalized landmark print ($55) from JHill Design.
Kate Spade Wash & Wear Bag Set
Forgo the blush-inducing lingerie shower present, and opt instead to gift this sweet set of laundry bags ($25). It’s a whole different kind of dirty.
Airport Coffee Mugs
Infuse their mornings with a shot of caffeine and a daily dose of wanderlust with a set of Airportag mugs ($25 each).
Rifle Paper Co. Card
Send the happy couple off with your best wishes and a whimsical illustrated “happily ever after” ($5).
Skyn Iceland Skin Hangover Kit
After an evening of getting down on the dance floor, send the sweethearts home with a morning-after skin-care cure. This kit of soothing creams, lotions, and masks ($25) promises to de-puff tired eyes and revive overstressed skin while en route to a sunnier site.
Give the gift of beauty sleep with a hypoallergenic silk pillowcase ($79) that claims to be anti-aging, anti-bedhead, and anti-sleep crease.
Rebecca Minkoff & Uri Minkoff Backpacks
SOLKOA Survival Kit
That whole “for better or for worse” thing? It’s no match for Best Made Co.’s SOLKOA Survival Kit ($170) complete with an emergency fishing kit, flint, water purification tablets, and more.
Madewell Leather Weekender
Play the newlywed name game (are they going hyphenated? combining surnames?) with a vintage-inspired, brown leather overnight bag ($298), monogrammed with a new set of initials ($10).
Reclaimed Wood Frames
Ruby Mint Colony Beach Towel
Barbour Waxed Jackets
Monogrammed Door Mat
Welcome the newlyweds home post-honeymoon with a classic doormat ($68) adorned with their last initial.
Pinch Provisions Honeymoon Kit
This palm-sized pouch ($30) is packed with thoughtful essentials — among them, a headphone splitter, stain remover, and breath drops — perfect for the little things that come up when traveling as a couple.