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Looking for the perfect wedding gifts for traveling couples?
When I first wrote this post, it was before our own April 2016 wedding, and I was hunting around for things to add to our wedding registry. To be honest, I found it a bit challenging to find the right gifts for us.
Traditionally, newly married couples are given china, bedding, kitchen wares, and other items that seem to announce “congratulations, you are adults (with good china!).” These are wonderful items that are usually treasured and well-used.
But for a couple who travels frequently, those kinds of gifts may be less practical. When we were married, we were not yet intending to settle in one place and so those well-intentioned items would end up in storage, growing dusty with disuse. And even couples who are more settled tend to have a lot of these things already.
Wouldn’t it be better to give the travel-loving couple something they truly need, or that they would just be head over heels for?
So what can you get for the couple on the go? What gifts are appropriate for those who will say “I do” and then jet off and see the world?
Realizing that there was no go-to resource for wedding gifts for traveling couples, we’ve compiled a big list of items that we think would make delightful options, whether for a wedding occasion or otherwise.
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♥ The Best Wedding Gifts for Travel Lovers: Couples & Adventurous Duos ♥
A scratch-off map has become the go-to gift for the travel lover in recent years. It's an especially good choice for couples who want to track their adventures together! This map set actually comes with both USA and world map- a great deal!
Does the couple in your life LOVE to get outside? Are they glamping enthusiasts? This book would be a beautiful addition to their shelves.
Gorgeous landscapes, outdoor adventures, creative design, and a glass of wine at the end of the day, glamping is our idea of the great outdoors!Written by our friends Mike & Anne of HoneyTrek, Comfortably Wild is the culmination of their 2.5-year, nine-country, 73,00-mile quest to find the best glamping destinations in North America.
We're huge proponents of the couples bucket list, and it's extra special to be able to record all of those plans and adventures. For the traveling couple in your life, a bucket list book like this one would make an excellent present.
If you can't find specific "his and hers luggage", then why not gift the couple with a beautiful set they can share? This Tommy Bahama 4-piece set is classic and gorgeous, and should be able to hold a couple's stuff nicely.
There's nothing like a long flight to drain you of energy. But with the right items, you can feel rested and rejuvenated, and ready to take on your destination. Grab a couple of these sets to gift to the traveling couple you love.
Speaking of long flights, this travel-sized cocktail kit can ensure that a flight is anything but dull and boring. There are different kits available so your recipients can make their favorite cocktail option.
The classic gift for a globetrotting duo! While there are lots of options for matching passport covers, including some that say Mr. & Mrs. (perfect for newlyweds), we like these colorful versions that you can have personalized with the couples' names.
Give them all the inspiration they need for the best romantic destinations on earth. This book was written by two well-traveled bloggers who suggest great spots on every continent. A must-have for their library or coffee table.
When not on the go, the couple who loves travel can be reminded of their favorite hobby/passion with some well-chosen wanderlusty art. This wall print is a great choice for something that combines love and travel.
Picnics are so fun for couples, and wonderfully romantic. Make planning a picnic date super easy for the couple you love with this clever picnic basket backpack. It has everything they need for an awesome meal outdoors.
Have you heard of Tinggly? This company provides a way for you to gift experiences to loved ones. The vouchers let the recipient choose from hundreds of activities so they can be sure to pick what they're most excited about.
Buying home decor can be tricky. But with this unique and neutrally-colored world map, you're almost guaranteed to be making an excellent choice. I don't know the traveling couple that wouldn't love this.
You'll be forever remembered as the world's best gift-giver when you surprise the couple with this incredible professional camera set and full accessory kit. In fact, they will almost be ready to become professional couples travel bloggers if they want to!
Is the couple on your list a pair of coffee drinkers? Travel-lovers and coffee-lovers will jump for joy over this global coffee of the month club. A delicious brew from around the world arriving to their home each month? I'm sold.
Travel is beneficial to a relationship in many ways, but you can also make time to work specifically on your relationship as you travel. A game like this, designed to spark conversation between partners, is ideal for a travel game that will also have lasting, meaningful impact.
LEGO makes some fantastic architecture sets featuring famous sites across the globe. If you've got a crafty or game-loving couple to buy for, they just might be psyched to put together one of these sets.
Rise and shine! This lightweight breakfast sandwich maker can travel with its owner fairly easily (especially on a road trip or camping trip). And for the couple, the convenience of making two sandwiches at once is priceless. Plus, just look at how clever this machine is! 2020, baby!
We were recently introduced to DripDrop and we are hooked! This electrolyte powder provides you with near-instant relief when your body is super dehydrated. Whether you drank too much the night before or are simply recovering from a long dry day of travel, DripDrop will have you feeling better faster with its ultra hydration. Plus, it tastes yummy! This is a great gift for frequent travelers.
Does the couple you're gifting love to camp? These camp-friendly enamel mugs are ideal for enjoying a fresh cup of coffee in the morning next to the campfire. Bonus: they are lightweight and travel-inspired.
If you're a frequent traveler, you know how important it is to have a practical carryon bag. It makes the trip (and the whole airport experience) so much smoother. Consider gifting the couple that loves to travel a backpack like this (or two) to improve their travel tenfold.
Passing the hours on a long flight or endless road trip is so much more fun with this book of adult mad libs. The couple will be laughing uproariously together as they come up with hilarious word combinations.
I for one would definitely like to snuggle up inside this sleeping bag for two. It is great in cold weather and ideal for the adventurous travel couple who plans to head off for a camping honeymoon, or just loves camping in general! Plus, a double sleeping bag is unique and fun; it’s not your average wedding gift. Click here to see the latest prices.
Of course the travel-loving engaged couple already has passports! But now they’ll have something chic to outfit them with. Adorable (and classic) His and Hers passport cases. I really like these passport covers as they are simple yet sophisticated.
Plus, flashing them at check-in just might help your travel couple get that much-deserved first-class upgrade on their honeymoon.
Perhaps a pair of Tom Ford sunglasses would be the perfect accessory to accompany these luxurious passport covers for the married couple? Help them arrive to the airport in celebrity style.
A unique personalized globe
In recent years, painted globes have become very popular, and these make absolutely perfect gifts for traveling couples!
You can usually get them customized by artists to say whatever you’d like. For a wedding, the couples’ names and their wedding date create a lovely personalized keepsake they can treasure forever. For couple who love travel and adventure, I can’t think of a more suitable gift.
One of the best gifts for couples who travel (and love coffee) is internationally inspired and delicious coffee beans, especially if you can gift them an ongoing subscription. Atlas Coffee Club is the original company with the best global coffee subscription.
Their single-origin coffee is freshly roasted for each order and also comes with a picturesque travel postcard. Definitely an awesome gift (and we’ve tried the coffee—-it’s really great!)
With the rise of affordable, yet exceptional photography equipment, you can help your lovebirds up their travel photography game. With a camera like this, they can capture incredible images on their travels at a decent price.
The Nikon D3200 is the perfect first DSLR for budding photographers who want the versatility and function of a great camera without spending a fortune.
These scratch off maps are awesome. Your travel couple friends will be stoked to keep track of their wanders far and wide. Plus, something like this is lightweight and easy to transport, so they won’t be burdened with a heavy or unwieldy object.
Does your travel couple want to go diving with sharks, find their zen at the oldest yoga retreat in India, or ride in a gondola in Venice? You can help make their dream happen for them with a gift collection from Tinggly.
Every collection (there are currently 22 of them) holds hundreds of experiences all around the world.
Your recipients can receive a physical gift box (shipped anywhere in the world in 2-3 working days) or an e-voucher with a personalized note. The recipient can then choose from the hundreds of options in the collection. The toughest part will be picking which adventure to go on!
If your travel couple spends a lot of time crisscrossing the globe, a Kindle might be the perfect gift. Avid readers will love this portable supply of literature. The only problem for the new bride and groom might be having to share.
Side note—we actually did receive a Kindle as a wedding gift, and guess who kept it all for themself? The male drifter in this duo!! Grrr.
Even the couple who stays close to home will love this cozy tent. If the bride and groom have that adventurous spirit, help them have incredible experiences in the woods and wilderness in this pretty little tent. Click here to see the latest prices.
We really adore our Cotopaxi tent, too, if you’re looking for another option.
Subscription boxes are all the rage these days. Who wouldn’t love something cool (and romantic) arriving to their door every month? You can gift your favorite couple a few months of dates delivered right to their home.
Plus, these are light and small, so the traveling couple can take them on the go.
Amy Hartleis the author of Do You Love Me? How To Stop Seeking Reassurance in Relationships, a book on reassurance seeking and relationship anxiety. Both her book and this blog are born of personal experience; Amy shares expert relationship advice from the lessons learned during her own 10+ years with her husband, as well as couples travel tips and romantic getaway recommendations, all gleaned while traveling the world together.