Your honeymoon is your chance to really let your hair down and relax after lots of wedding planning. To make your holiday-of-a-lifetime extra special, why not organise some surprise gifts and activities while you’re there?
Shelley Green from Buy Our Honeymoon shares with us some of her favourite honeymoon gift ideas for your dream romantic trip…
Gift ideas that are special to you
You don’t have to be joined at the hip — but your honeymoon is all about you and your partner, so have your activities reflect your interests and personality. For music lovers, how about an evening jazz cruise along the Mississippi? Or for art fans, perhaps a trip to the Hermitage in St. Petersburg? Or if you’re adventurers, maybe take a jungle trek in Borneo. Express your shared passion!
Getting from A to B
These are the very practical honeymoon gift ideas that get you where you need to go, but they don’t have to be dull. Travel by Tuk Tuk in Cambodia, ride the Transiberian Railway or let a SatNav be your guide as you venture through Death Valley.
Gotta love a lover
This will be the most romantic holiday of your life, so indulge in all those gooey moments. Relax with a candlelit dinner in a tratoria in Rome, enjoy safari sundowners on the veranda in Tanzania, go on a lakeside picnic in the Alps. These are the moments you will always remember.
It is your honeymoon after all, so why not splash out on those things you’ve always wanted to do? A sunrise balloon flight across the Serengeti, a helicopter flight over the Grand Canyon, chartering a yacht and sailing away. Honeymoon gift ideas that will create memories to last a lifetime.
Wild and crazy days
For those adrenaline junkies who love a bit of danger, you could go bungee jumping, water skiing, or parasailing — or even dive with sharks! You always knew your heart would be pounding on your honeymoon, but maybe you didn’t expect it to be like this!
Wild and crazy nights
Cocktails galore and dancing the night away. This is your time to be free and enjoy all your moments together as a newly-married couple. Drink cosmopolitans in New York, vodka in Moscow or a pint of Guinness in Dublin. Samba in Rio, salsa in Havana, or dance on a table anywhere!
If you can drag yourself away from your resort there is a whole world to see. Tour the ruins, shop at the markets (don’t forget to haggle!) and get to know the local people. You’ll get much more of a flavour of the ‘real’ place you are visiting!
The height of luxury
Now’s the time to indulge yourself! Sip Champagne in the best restaurants, hire a limousine transfer to your hotel, check out the VIP lounge at the airport — maybe even fly first class! If you can’t spoil yourself on your honeymoon when can you?
After all the stress of wedding planning, this is the time to relax and unwind. Maybe you could convince your other half to join you in a couples’ massage, or be served dinner on the beach by your own private butler in the Maldives.
Even though it’s your honeymoon, you can make it be about other people too. Give a little back to the local area you are visiting. Help build a school or spend some time working together at an orphanage. Donate clothes, books, toys and share some of your happiness with others.
If you’re looking to plan an amazing honeymoon, our Honeymoons section has everything you need for organising a once-in-a-lifetime trip.