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Honeymoon Gift Basket Ideas

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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.

Honeymoon Gift Basket Ideas

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.

If you are giving any risquΓ©, 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:

Everything I need to make a fun and creative DIY honeymoon gift basket. They're going to love it, and I'm going to have so much fun making it. I love giving creative wedding gifts and this is definitely a unique one.

Collapsible Basket

 

Collapsible baskets are great bases for Honeymoon Gift Basket Ideas

Collapsible Basket or Picnic Basket

If you are going to create a basket – start with one that will be useful in the future!

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Beach Bag or Tote

Beach or tote bag Honeymoon Gift Basket Ideas

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Beach Bag or Tote Bagconsider having it personalized. A bag makes a perfect base for a tropical honeymoon.

 

Luggage

Practical Honeymoon Gift Basket Ideas - luggage

Luggage – This works best if they have it on their registry and you give it to them well in advance! Surprise them by not only getting them the luggage they’d love, get them extras, too!

 

Sock Monkey Kama Sutra

 

Funny Honeymoon Gift Basket Ideas - sock monkey kama sutra

Kama Sutra – It’s not a secret what they’ll be getting up to on the honeymoon, add some spice in a fun way with this book.

 

Deck of Cards

Pefect Honeymoon Gift Basket Ideas - Deck of cards

Deck of Cards – To hang out spending time with each other, give them a deck of cards. They’re also great for hanging out at airports and waiting for buses, particularly in foreign countries where they might not have wifi or cell coverage. Also great if a cabin in the woods is their honeymoon plan!

 

2 Person Game

 

2 person game Honeymoon Gift Basket Ideas

Small 2 Person Game (ie Cribbage, Chess)

Just like with a deck of cards, they’ll be spending all of their time together!

Champagne or Sparkling Wine

 

Champagne is the best Honeymoon Gift Basket Idea

Champagne or Wine (Full size or individual bottles)

Bubbles are for celebrations! A wedding is an excellent reason to drink some. :-)

Gourmet Snacks

They'll love gourmet snacks in their honeymoon gift basket

Fun and/or Gourmet Snacks

Treat them to luxury with some high quality, delicious snacks, so they don’t have to leave their hotel room.

Massive list of honeymoon gift basket ideas - contents, containers and everything!

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Napkins

Napkins make nice Honeymoon Gift Basket Ideas

Napkins or Wet Ones to go with the Snack Food

Pair of Wine Glasses

Wine glasses thoughtful romantic Honeymoon Gift Basket Ideas

Pair of Wine Glasses – from their registry, of course.

They need something classier than a hotel water glass to use to drink their bubbly!

Massage Oil or Massage Bar

 

Romantic Honeymoon Gift Basket Ideas - Massage oil

Massage Oil, Massage Bar
or Massage Candle

Massage oil comes in many forms and has the benefit of being nice and small, so it packs into bags easily!


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

Sexy relaxing Honeymoon Gift Basket Ideas - bubble bath

Bubble Bath or Bath Salts

Help them relax in style with some luxurious bubble bath.

Bath Robes

 

Bath robes are romantic yet practical Honeymoon Gift Basket Ideas

Pair of Bath Robes

Printed Love Poem

This sweet printed love poem is the perfect addition to any honeymoon gift basket   This is a super creative wedding gift - there are so many honeymoon gift basket ideas in here I can't pick.

Printed Love Poem

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Tuck an adorable, gushing poem into the gift basket.

Magazines

Honeymoon Gift Basket Ideas - magazines

Magazines or Light Reading (ie Chicken Soup Books)

Everyone needs beach reading, whether you’re exploring NYC for your honeymoon, or actually sitting on a beach.

Sunscreen or Bug Spray

Sunscreen or bug spray is a practical gift for honeymooners - perfect Honeymoon Gift Basket Idea

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

 

Photobook Gift Certificate

They can save their honeymoon memories with this photobook gift - Honeymoon Gift Basket Ideas

Gift Certificate for a Photobook

Get them started on creating albums full of memories with a gift certificate.

Gift Certificate for Photo Printing

Luggage tags Honeymoon Gift Basket Ideas

Personalized Luggage Tags

There are many gorgeous luggage tags available out there, which make it easier to identify your bags, too!

Gum or Mints

Gum Honeymoon Gift Basket Ideas

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

 

Manicure Set

Pampering Honeymoon Gift Basket Ideas - manicure set

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)

Chapstick

 

Chapstick unique Honeymoon Gift Basket Ideas

I hope someone gets me a honeymoon gift basket - I'll have to hint to my MOH.

Chapstick – whether it’s from having too much fun or too much sun, it’s useful!

Scented Candles

 

Scented candles are a romantic gift idea for a honeymoon gift basket

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

Perrier and Soft Drinks

 

Honeymoon gift basket fillers - Perrier and soft drinks

Perrier and Soft Drinks – Nice drinks for a nice time. Beverages are a great addition to gift baskets, as you know they will be consumed, they are affordable, and they fill up the basket nicely!

Do Not Disturb Sign

 

 

Do no disturb sign - practical romantic Honeymoon Gift Basket Ideas

Just Married/Do Not Disturb Door Hanger

This is an adorable and hilarious addition to a honeymoon basket!

 

Chocolate

They'll love chocolate in their gift basket - Honeymoon Gift Basket Ideas

Chocolate!

Aphrodisiac foods are a great thing to add.

Tea or Hot Chocolate

 

Tea or hot chocolate Honeymoon Gift Basket Ideas

Tea and/or Hot Chocolate Packets are a great thing to give so they can curl up and relax in bed. They are especially perfect for skiing honeymoons!

Mugs

 

 

Mugs are fun additions to gift baskets - Honeymoon Gift Basket Ideas

Coffee or Tea Mugs from the registry are a great way to make your gift basket play off of things that you know they really want.

Passport Covers

 

Passport covers are the best Honeymoon Gift Basket Ideas

Passport Covers – you could even get matching couple’s ones! New Passport covers also feature RFID blocking technology.

 

A Postcard to Write to Themselves

Postcard unique and thoughtful Honeymoon Gift Basket Ideas

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Help the newlyweds create more memories of their marriage by giving them a Postcard to write to themselves – complete with their mailing address and a stamp!

A Feather Boa

 

Fun feather boa Honeymoon Gift Basket Ideas

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A Boa – select a higher quality one so that it doesn’t shed quite so much.

GPS for Navigation

 

 

Give a GPS so they won't get lost - Honeymoon Gift Basket Ideas

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

 

Sudoku or Crossword Puzzles

Something to do on the plan: Sudoku or crossword puzzle - Honeymoon Gift Basket Ideas

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Sudoku or Crossword Puzzles are another great way to spend time hanging out.

Travel Guide

 

How about a travel guide for their honeymoon destination? Honeymoon Gift Basket Ideas

Travel Guide for the Area

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Lonely Planets are a great way to discover more about the area you are visiting, for those times when they’ll venture outside.

Waterproof Camera

 

Who doesn't love a waterproof camera - Honeymoon Gift Basket Ideas

Disposable Underwater Camera

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If you’re not ready to spring for a waterproof point and shoot camera, you can still get a disposable waterproof film camera for a few dollars. Underwater picture are always fun!

Rose Petals

Romantic Honeymoon Gift Basket filler - rose petals

Rose Petals (real or fake)

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Add some romance to their time away.

Flowers

Flowers make honeymoon gift baskets more romantic and fancy

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Flowers are always a nice touch.

Tasteful Intimate Items

Matching Flasks

Matching flasks perfect Honeymoon Gift Basket Ideas

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

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Just Married Flips Flops

Just married flip flops these are such cute Honeymoon Gift Basket Ideas

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“Just Married” Flip Flops for Ladies or for Men

Beach Wrap

 

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Stay comfortable and stylish with a Beach Wrap.

 

After Sun Gel

After sun gel they'll definitely appreciate this Honeymoon Gift Basket Idea   Everything I need to make a fun and creative DIY honeymoon gift basket. They're going to love it, and I'm going to have so much fun making it.

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

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Monogram Necklace

 

Honeymoon Gift Basket Ideas - Monogram necklace

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

 

Table Topics – Honeymoon Set

Honeymoon table topics - Honeymoon Gift Basket Ideas

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

 

More Honeymoon Gift Basket Ideas

  • Local currency
  • Upgrade their rental car

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-

Honeymoon 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?

 

23 thoughts on “Honeymoon Gift Basket Ideas”

  1. DC @ Young Adult Mon

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

  2. 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.

  3. Cat Alford/ Budget B

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

    1. 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 :-)

  4. 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.

  5. 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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  7. 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 !!!

    1. Anne - Unique Gifter

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

  8. albertwilliams121

    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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