Summer time is almost upon us which means it’s wedding season, but because of the ongoing pandemic, some couples are postponing their nuptials indefinitely, while others are going ahead with the marriage, but delaying the reception until a future date.
If you’re in need of some wedding gift ideas for couples that love to travel, here are some foolproof suggestions for you.
Hudson’s Bay point blanket
As a Canadian, my go-to wedding present is a pure wool, Hudson’s Bay point blanket. Strictly speaking it may not be travel-themed, but if you think of the remote trading outposts where the company originally set up shop and the voyageurs who travelled across distant stretches of this country, then you could probably make a case. Whatever, it’s a quality item that will be welcome on cold winter’s nights and durable enough that it will last generations.
Travel-themed door mat
For the couple’s new home, think of a door mat that will signal to the world their love for travel. This mat features a map of the world and greetings in multiple languages. It’s pretty enough that they just might be reluctant to wipe their feet on it!
Map of the world wall decoration and clocks
Another house-themed gift is this impressive wall decoration that consists of a map of the world that displays several clocks showing different time zones which can be customized to reflect parts of the world that are special to them. It is perfect for the living room of any traveller.
Uber gift card
When in doubt, a gift card is always appreciated and many travel brands offer them including airlines and hotels. If you’re not sure of their favourites, then an Uber gift card is a good compromise as it will help pay for their transportation to and from the airport just about everywhere they go.
Leather passport wallets
Passports are valuable items that need to be protected which is why these attractive leather wallets are ideal gifts for newlywed travellers. Not only are they smart looking, but are practical and their RFID-blocking qualities will appeal to those who value their privacy. Get one for each of them and choose different colours. They can decide who gets which.
Matching luggage tags
Mr. and Mrs. luggage tags are a cute touch for couples heading out for a honeymoon. Shopping for a same-sex couple? Just buy two sets and give them the appropriate tags!
Luggage set for honeymooners
Chances are whatever luggage your couple owns is in need of an upgrade and if they’re still checking in their luggage, it’s time to convince them to go carry-on only. Savvy travellers can pack a lot into a small bag and few are as flexible as the Travelpro Crew Versapack 22″ Max Exp Rollaboard. Buy a matching set for them and they’ll never need to buy another bag again, at least until the baggage handlers lose them.
A book for trip inspiration
Until such time that we’re all travelling again with the same ease that we did before coronavirus, many travellers have become armchair travellers. Give them inspiration with coffee-table books like Lonely Planet’s Ultimate Travel, a ranked list of 500 of the world’s most unmissable sights as chosen by their global community of travel experts.
Couple’s bucket list journal
Not interested in someone else’s bucket list? Let them create their own with this unique journal that lets the couple list all of the places they want to go and all of the things they want to do together in the years ahead.
Kindle eBook readers
Yes, you can read on your phone, but there’s nothing better than reading a book on the beach. The thing is, books are bulky and take up valuable luggage space. Free them from the tyranny of paper with a pair of Kindle paperwhite book readers. Their waterproof so they are perfect for reading on the beach, by the pool or in the bath.