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In between sending Save-the-Dates, pinning the perfect centerpiece ideas, and sampling cakes, it’s about time to start thinking about what to put on your gift registry. Depending on the size of your event, that can seem rather daunting. You can find thousands of lists on what should go on the registry: some you all may need and register for, and some you won’t. But if you’re running out of ideas, or absolutely love travel like my fiancé, Chris, and myself, here are some amazing honeymoon registry ideas!
1. Honeymoon Fund
This may seem like the obvious first choice, but having guests contribute to your honeymoon is always a good idea. On Zola and Blueprint, you can tell them what you’re planning to see/do and what you’ll use the money for. Maybe it’s for the plane ticket, excursions while you’re there, or hotels. Either way, this is a must have on any wedding registry.
2. Customized Honeymoon Registry Gifts
What I love about Zola and Blueprint is that they let you add cash funds for smaller things on your honeymoon. These include food and beverage items like cocktails on the beach, drinks on the plane, champagne and strawberries, or even adventure activities like an African safari, snorkeling for two, couple’s yoga, and more. They even have items like plane tickets, luxury hotel stays, massages, and more to individually register for. Some of these items, such as snorkeling or cocktails on the beach, are smaller amounts, allowing individuals to purchase these rather than it being a group gift.
These items are a fun way to show what you plan to do on your honeymoon and how your family and friends can contribute!
If this is your first big trip, or you are in need of good luggage, putting it on your registry is a great idea. As a carry-on only backpack kind of couple, we love the Osprey Farpoint 40, the Tortuga Outbreaker backpack, or the Cotopaxi 35L Travel Pack. For rolling luggage, I like Tumi and Samsonite.
4. Cute Luggage Tags/Passport Holders
Etsy pretty much has adorable luggage tags perfect for your honeymoon! Etsy also has super cute passport holders for newlyweds as well. If you’re looking for a fun little gift from a friend, this is a great idea.
5. Cork Globe/Scratch Off Map
Want to mark the places you go to together? A cork globe or scratch off map is a stylish way to show where you’ve been and maybe where you want to go!
6. Quality Camera
Don’t have a good camera? Or are you all really interested in photography? With a cash registry, you can put your favorite camera you’ve been eyeing on it. It’s the perfect time to capture your first memories as a married couple. And what better way to capture the beauty of your honeymoon photos than with a quality camera? I like this Fuji Film mirrorless camera, as it’s not as advanced as the DSLR camera, but takes amazing photos (with automatic features too)! I also like point-and-shoot cameras for beginners, like the Nikon Coolpix A900. We took this on safari and came back with amazing quality photos!
Tip: Don’t get a DSLR unless you plan on taking a class or learning the ins and outs of a camera. They take professional grade photos, but if you don’t know how to adjust and configure the settings properly, it’s not going to be any better than any other camera.
7. Rather take Iphone pics? Get Pixter!
Pixter creates awesome smartphone camera lenses that clip to your phone. They’re small and easy to use, and will make your photos look much better than the standard Iphone photos. If you’re a couple who aren’t photography nerds but want better photos, this is a great option.
Filming that awesome safari? Or want to take it out when you go snorkeling or surfing? GoPro takes awesome videos, and is waterproof up to a certain depth. Unless you’re making Youtube videos out of your trip, a Hero5 Session is all you need. It’s got stability built in, and we loved the quality of the videos we got from our safari. But if you love videos, maybe opt for registering for the latest GoPro 6.
Need something to read on the plane during a long-haul flight? An e-reader will come in handy. If you don’t have a good one, put it on the registry! You’ll appreciate having something to look at that isn’t the same films you’ve seen over and over again.
10. Outlet/Voltage Converters
Not a romantic gift by any means, but if you’re traveling anywhere outside of North America on your honeymoon, these items are necessary. Most places use more voltage than the U.S., and you can’t even plug in your electronics without an outlet converter. I recommend the Bestek Universal, as it covers most countries.
11. Travel towels
You’ve probably registered for bath and kitchen towels at this point, but have you thought about travel towels? These microfiber towels dry quickly and stow away efficiently. They are perfect for an impromptu beach day, to freshen up during a layover, or if for whatever reason your hotel didn’t bring you towels. No matter the reason these are amazing and super useful.
12. Packing Cubes
I used to hate the idea of packing cubes and didn’t understand how useful they could be. Then, I caved and bought some before South Africa. I’m so glad I did! They organize your stuff like you wouldn’t believe, and they help you put as much stuff as possible in your suitcase. Seriously, I’m hooked. Rather than unpacking and repacking at each place, I simply pulled out the cube, got what I needed, and placed it back. Super easy! These are must for traveling, and a great, smaller gift for the registry.
These are all amazing gifts to include on your honeymoon registry! If you love travel and are pumped for the honeymoon adventures to come, these are the perfect pieces to include.
Do you like these gifts? Which would you put on your honeymoon registry? Let me know in the comments!