Wedding Gift Table

Destination Wedding Gift Ideas That Are Thoughtful & Affordable

In Planning, Planning & Tips by Ande Tongco

Received an invitation for a destination wedding and not sure what wedding gift you should take? It’s no secret that attending an overseas celebration can, well, come with its expenses (hello accommodation, flights and meals). That being said, it is a wonderful idea to put some thought into a gift (unless an invitation says otherwise). Don’t know what destination wedding gift or present to bring? No stress – we’ve gathered some hip pocket-friendly ideas that the happy couple will love. Phew!

If you’ve already got the perfect gift for a destination wedding and want some more info on the whole shebang? Check out Guests and Hosts: who pays for what at a destination wedding. 

1. A nice bottle of wine from the destination

If you’ve got time before the special day, seek out a bottle of local wine for a thoughtful gift. The happy couple can either toast with it when they return home or raise a glass every year on their anniversary. Our advice? Do a tiny bit of research before you go wine-shopping and get to know the recommended drops from the destination you’re visiting.

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2. A dinner voucher for a local restaurant

A dinner voucher for a popular local restaurant is a perfect idea for food-lovers and romantics! Who doesn’t love an intimate dinner somewhere lovely? Make sure, though, to double-check that the couple can easily access the restaurant via local transport or a taxi.

wedding gift abroad restaurant voucher

3. Send a gift basket to their hotel room

If you know which resort the couple will be staying at, organise a gift basket to be sent to their room. Pack the basket full of practical and considerate knick-knacks, like sunscreen and a beach towel (if they’re celebrating in a beachy location), a cheeky mini bottle of a local spirit, a handy tote bag and good ‘ol chocolate.

gift basket wedding present destination

4. An ‘experience’ gift

Whether it’s a cooking class, wine tasting session, an indulgent massage or a romantic sunset cruise, a voucher for some kind of experience will give the couple an extra-special memory from their time away. Not sure what their itinerary involves? Gift them an experience for back home and help keep those loved-up ‘just married’ vibes going.

destination wedding present experience

5. A framed engagement or couple photo

Let’s face it, it’s 2024 and most of our photos stay in the Cloud or on Insta. Printing and framing a photo of the newlyweds from their early-dating or engagement days is a lovely tradition that’ll never get old – simple but oh-so sweet.

Wedding Photo for gift
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