Honeymoon Gift Basket Ideas

Honeymoon Gift Basket Ideas

As a gift giver, do you love surprising people with an unexpected and lovely gift?  Do you shy away from the ordinary and traditional?  While it is gaining in popularity, giving a honeymoon gift basket is still an uncommon gift.  This could also be considered a wedding gift basket or a bridal shower gift basket.

The most important thing to remember here is when and how the newlyweds will be traveling.  If they are flying, what you gift them should take that into consideration.

If you are giving them something on the home end, you want to make sure that it won’t overfill their luggage, contain things that shouldn’t be on airplanes, or cause them to have to check luggage when they are used to flying carry-on only.

The same applies if you are calling ahead to have a gift basket made or left for the couple,  you do not want them to be stuck figuring out how to bring things home.  Your options are a lot wider when the couple will be driving to their honeymoon destination.

Some Things to Remember

If you are giving any risqué, keep the recipients in mind.  Also take note of your relationship to the couple.  If you’re a parent, grandparent, old family friend, etc, it is likely inappropriate.

The couple will have to transport this basket and its contents, at least partially.  Do not give them so many activities and gift certificates (unless they were requested) that they will be unable to plan their own time while away!

Think about which gifts are most suited to the honeymoon location when you are putting together the honeymoon gift basket; hot chocolate at a tropical and sunny resort doesn’t make as much sense as it does at a ski resort or at a cabin.  Carting your possessions through Italy probably means you do not want wine glasses with you!  I know, most of those examples are tongue in cheek, but you get the idea: pause to think about them!

Without further ado, here is the list to get some ideas percolating:

Honeymoon Gift Basket Ideas

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Beach Bag or Tote Bagconsider having it personalized

Luggage – This works best if they have it on their registry and you give it to them well in advance!

Deck of Cards


Small 2 Person Game (ie Cribbage, Chess)

Champagne or Wine (Full size or individual bottles)

Fun and/or Gourmet Snacks

Napkins or Wet Ones to go with the Snack Food

Pair of Wine Glasses – from their registry, of course

Massage Oil, Massage Bar
or Massage Candle

Gift Certificate for a Local Activity – Here is a post full of honeymoon activity ideas!

– Horse Drawn Carriage Ride

– City Tour

– Scuba Diving

– Skydiving

– Luxury Car Rental

– Wine Tasting

Gift Certificate for a Local Restaurant (or Room Service)

Gift Certificate for Spa Treatments or Massage

Gift Certificate for Professional Photograph (ie on a Cruise or at an All Inclusive)

Bubble Bath or Bath Salts

Pair of Bath Robes

Printed Love Poem

Magazines or Light Reading (ie Chicken Soup Books)

Sunscreenand/or Bug Spray – depending on the destination!  Maybe you want to give hand warmer packs instead!


Gift Certificate for a Photobook

Gift Certificate for Photo Printing

luggage tag

Personalized Luggage Tags


Map of the Area

Gum or Mints – Check out these cute heart covered mint tins!

Medicines – Think Hangover or Upset Stomach

Manicure Set and/or Nailpolish (most brides will have done their nails for the wedding, but may want to keep them looking great for the honeymoon)


Scented Candle(s) – especially in a tin so it is easy to bring home

Perrier and Soft Drinks

Just Married/Do Not Disturb Door Hanger


Tea and/or Hot Chocolate Packets

Coffee or Tea Mugs from the registry

passport cover

Passport Covers – you could even get matching couple’s ones!

Postcard to write to themselves – complete with their mailing address and a stamp

A Boa

Kama Sutra

Handheld GPS – for the big spender and the gear-hounds!

Sudoku or Crossword Puzzles

Travel Guide for the Area

Disposable Underwater Camera

Rose Petals (real or fake)


Tasteful Intimate Items

Flasks – plain silver, a couple’s set or a cute and fun pattern

“Just Married” Flip Flops for Ladies or for Men

Beach Wrap

Aloe Vera Gel – I’m one of those people that burns all the time.

Local Currency

Necklace with New Monogram (if there’s a name change and the recipient would wear it!) – Etsy is a great place to find these.

If you know the couple will be getting a rental car at their destination, consider calling ahead and upgrading their rental to a fancier car!

Table Topics are a fun way to spark conversation and there’s even a Travel Honeymoon Set

If you are after more activity based ideas, click to read a post of honeymoon activity and upgrade gift ideas.

For even more fantastic honeymoon gift basket ideas, head to Christina’s blog Carolina Charm and take a look at her awesome list of honeymoon basket items, plus a heap of pictures.  Here’s a sneak peak-

Wedding Gift Basket Ideas

If you are after something other than a honeymoon gift basket, we have lots of things to suggest!  Take a look at the creative cash gift ideas page, full of ways to spice up a cash gift for any occasion, or check out our holiday gift ideas section.

Do you have any other suggestions?  Have you ever received an unexpected gift basket?

[Photo – CC Attribution – Contentment Sikher]

Honeymoon Gift Basket Ideas

About the Author

Anne spends a lot of time writing about gifts for adults, for all occasions. She comes up with creative ways to add personality to registry gifts and to give gifts when your budget is tight.

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  1. DC @ Young Adult Mon says:

    Awesome ideas! My wife loves to put together gift baskets, so I might pass this along to her for our next wedding.

  2. What a cute idea! I hope someone makes me something like this when I get married!

  3. Gift baskets are so cute and wonderful because they can be personalized. I love the idea of a pampering couple's massage and spa certificate, with two big fluffy robes included to lounge around in. Then throw in some champagne and savory chocolate or fruit = absolute bliss.

  4. Someone totally got me those flip flops! Super cute.

  5. That's a great idea. I'd love to get something like that myself. I've always favoured multiple small gifts over one big gift.

  6. Cat Alford/ Budget B says:

    That is just so sweet! The gift basket looks absolutely amazing. I'm so happy they wanted to pay it forward!

    • I think this ended up one post off – The gift basket I sent my old university house was way more awesome than either of these pictures! It even had a mickey of malibu rum in it :-)

  7. Thats so cool. I still remember a random act of kindness I received in college – they do make a lasting impression. Mine was being taken under someones wing for a cup of hot lemon tea with sugar on a cold winter day when I was down with a cold.

  8. Thirtysixmonths says:

    Where was this list 2 weeks ago? I settled for a spa package.

  9. I love it. One of my best wedding gifts was a box of candles with notes saying this is for your one year anniversary or the birth of your first child. Very sweet idea.

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  11. Maureen says:

    Where did you get that black basket from? I am in charge of the honeymoon basket for a shower & it is exactly what I am looking for !!!

    • Anne - Unique Gifter says:

      Sorry, that one is on Carolina's Charm, you'll have to pop over and ask her! It is perfect, isn't it?

  12. albertwilliams121 says:

    What a great idea. I had never thought of this, but I know I would have loved to have this when I got married. Great job!

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