Do you have some friends that are getting married and want to send them off with a special honeymoon gift basket? It’s a great way to show you care and have them discover some little items while away as a newly married couple. While you could put almost anything in a gift basket, and it will be appreciated, you want to make it personal to them and have meaning.
The best thing about a gift basket is that you can personalize it to your friend’s desires, and it is a gift that shows them you care and put a lot of thought into it. Use these honeymoon and wedding gift basket ideas to send off your newlyweds with practical and exciting discoveries. They will have all they need to start their exciting journey together.
Still, drawing a blank? Here are some perfect honeymoon gift basket ideas to give the newlyweds everything they need.
Idea #1: Romance Basket
Regardless of the destination, a newly married couple is going to be intimate a lot. Filling their basket with romance will help them enjoy each other and build a loving bond. Items to include are:
- Massage oil
- Sparkling wine
- Wine glasses
- Chocolate truffles
- Scented candles
You can add some sexy novelty items that will make them laugh and include a lover’s handbook with couple’s massages and intimate games so they can connect and have fun.
Idea #2: Beach Basket
Most honeymoon destinations have a tropical backdrop with sand and surf, so putting together a basket for the beach is perfect. Whether a private beach trip that is more of an off-the-beaten-path scenario, or an all-inclusive resort, you can include beach essentials everyone needs.
Start with nice cotton beach towels and two pairs of flip-flops. Put in some colourful sunglasses so they can enjoy the sun and his and her beach hats that are fun and functional. Snacks are always a must but keep them on theme with:
- Plantain chips
- Macadamia nuts
- Dried pineapple
- Key lime drops
- Flavoured spring water
Include bug spray, sunscreen and aloe vera because the newly married couple can’t remember everything. Also, add some interesting magazines so they can lounge by the water and let the day fade to night.
Idea #3: Activity Basket
This gift basket includes gift cards, activity bookings and paid tours so they can have fun at their honeymoon destination. You will need to do some research so you can book a few special events for them while they are on there. This basket can be small, like a wallet and include tickets, vouchers and cards to cover all the activities.
Depending on the location, you could send them on a snorkelling adventure, cave exploration or even a snowboard lesson. Their hotel probably has a spa where you could book them for a few treatments to enjoy. There’s also bungee jumping and zip lining they could try. Ensure it is in their comfort zone and below their fear threshold so they fully enjoy the gesture.
Idea #4: Lounge Basket
During a honeymoon, the new couple needs time to relax and just be. They will probably have a bunch of things planned while at their destination, but they must balance it with downtime. You can fill up a basket with relaxing items so they can take a break for a few hours. Great lounge gifts include:
- Bottle of wine
- Deck of cards
- Crossword puzzles
- Matching pjs
- Comfy socks
- Herbal teas
- Dark chocolate almonds
- Sleep mask
- Travel games
- Joke book
- Romance novel
These items are designed to help them unwind together and recharge after a day at the beach or after dinner in a busy hotel. Part of a great honeymoon is the quiet moments they share between all the hustle and bustle.
Idea #5: Other Honeymoon Gift Baskets
There are many different ways you could go when putting together a basket for the newlyweds, but there are several things to consider.
Are They Flying?
If they are taking a flight to their destination, then a large basket isn’t going to work. They can’t check it, and it may not fit in the plane’s overhead compartment. It’s better to have your basket shipped to the hotel room so that when they arrive, it’s there for them to enjoy.
Can They Cross The Border With It?
Some items that are perfect for honeymooners may not be able to go with them to a different country. There may be food restrictions for things like fruit or outright bans on other items. Alcohol could be an issue as well. Consider what is allowed to go through a border crossing before including it in your gift basket.
Will The Basket Hold Up To Travel?
Some honeymoon destinations require a flight, boat ride, bumpy trail and horseback. You need to have a sturdy gift tote that can take some abuse. A backpack works well because it can go over a shoulder or hang on a hook. You can even use a beach-style bag that carries easy and has plenty of room for all your items.