8 Unique Gift Ideas For A Destination Wedding

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After deciding what to wear, finding a unique gift can be one of the most stressful parts of attending a wedding. 

With a destination wedding, these stresses are compounded, especially as budgets tend to be tighter and you need to carefully consider weight limits. 

Although gifting an item before or after you return home is an option, you still want to make sure the item you buy is unique and can be cherished by the individual from the moment they receive it. 

To help you find something and reduce the stress of searching, we have come up with 8 unique items across all budgets that any future married couple is sure to love. 

Mr & Mrs. Luggage Tags 

If you’re looking for a gift that fits in with the travel theme of a destination wedding and doesn’t break the bank, these luggage tags are perfect. They also make a great gift if you’re looking for a small, token gift to show your thoughtfulness without overtaking too much of your luggage weight allowance. 

Elegant in design, these understated tags provide instant value for the happy couple, able to be used on the return trip from their destination. They are also unique enough that they’re sure to stand out, making them easy to find in a busy baggage claim area. 

Customized Star Map 

Destination weddings are a one-time celebration, but the memories left behind needn’t be. With a customized star map from Twinkle In Time, you can make sure that the memories live on forever. 

These maps allow you to capture the exact alignment of the stars in any destination across the world at any time. By doing this in correlation with when they said ‘I do’ or the start of the wedding celebrations and adding a short memo to trigger their memories, they’ll be able to remember the special moment time and time again. 

As an additional bonus, this gift won’t take up much room in your suitcase—or theirs once they have received it—making it the perfect gift to take if you’re planning on giving them something while you’re away! 

Adventure Book Scrapbook 

If the lucky couple are keen travelers or like making memories, this adventure scrapbook that holds over 160 photos is the perfect keepsake item to gift them. 

In addition for photo slots, it also comes with small memo sections, giving them space to write about the memory or add subtle quotes/song lyrics to their pages for the truly personalized feel. 

If you know the couple well, you could even purchase this and begin filling it in yourself of memories you’ve shared with the two of them already, with room to fill in future memories at the back. 

Silhouette Moon Lamp 

As a subtle reminder of their big day, why not treat the lucky couple to a moon lamp once they return from their destination wedding? 

Emitting warm, soft glows of light into the room, it helps to create an atmosphere perfect for recuperating after weeks of drinking, traveling and socializing. 

This lamp also comes with a subtle silhouette of a couple looking off into the moonlight, providing them with a small reminder of their big day. 

Instant Polaroid Camera 

When it comes to destination weddings, it’s inevitable that the couple—and their guests—will want lots of photos to remember the big day. With people have traveled from far and wide, however, navigating how these photos will be shared can be a difficult and stressful process. 

Why not help to alleviate some of this stress by gifting them an instant Polaroid camera, which can print photos in seconds and allow the couple and guests to have memories in their hand in an instant? 

This item was also included on CoolThingChicago’s best birthday gift ideas guide here

Kool 8 

For the sustainability-conscious couple, buying a reusable, stainless steel bottle from Kool 8 is the way forward. Made using durable materials and double-insulated to keep the drink fresher for longer, these bottles are perfect if you’re looking for a gift that will last. 

These bottles come in a variety of different colors meaning if you do choose to buy one for each member of the couple, neither will get confused. They’re also extremely lightweight so adding two of them to their luggage load is likely to make little difference on the journey home. 

Premium Cheese Board Set 

Let’s be honest for a second: destination weddings can be extremely expensive, even when attempted to be done on a budget. 

This may leave a couple struggling to find enough money in their budget for special date nights, but with a wedding present as unique as this, they’ll no longer need to leave the house to appreciate time together. 

These cheese boards come with all the cutlery and surface space you could possibly need. All they’d need to buy is the cheese itself and they’re in for a great night in front of the TV enjoying one another’s company, even with limited funds to do so. 

Fitbit Charge 3 

If you’re attending the wedding of a close family member or best friend, pushing the budget to purchase something like the Fitbit Charge 3 could be a great option. Rated the best pedometer for accuracy by HealthcareWeekly, this device will allow both halves of the couple to compare steps, and compete to come out with a higher score at the end of the day. 

In addition to this, it’s also a great way of helping someone to measure different aspects of their health, including sleep schedules, exercise amounts and calories burned. 


So there you have it; a gift guide for destination weddings that covers options for all possible kinds of couples. 

From fitness fanatics to hopeless romantics, it’s inevitable that you’ll have found something they’ll like on this list. 

Whether it’s just a token gift or something with more meaning behind it, they’re bound to revel in the thought that has gone into gifting them something genuinely meaningful for their big day.

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