Best Honeymoon Gift Lists

By Jane Anderson, Editor

As more and more couples marry later in life or second time around and have already set up home, alternatives to the traditional wedding gift list are increasingly popular.

One of the smartest ideas is for your guests to contribute towards your honeymoon -Tour operators are increasingly responding to this trend by creating honeymoon gift lists. Here are some of the best.

Exsus Travel

The luxury tour operator Exsus Travel operates a gift list service that allows wedding guests to make cash contributions towards a couple’s honeymoon. To give a recent example, Exsus had a couple going to New York, the Turks and Caicos Islands and Miami. Their honeymoon cost £22,967 altogether, and they received £13,430 in cash contributions towards this. Details here.

The Gilpin

A honeymoon at The Gilpin, a luxury retreat in the Lake District, is the perfect wedding present from a group of friends (the price for a three-night mini moon costs from £1,405 per couple). The hotel can coordinate the payments so each individual pays direct. Gilpin’s “Magical Escapes” packages are detailed here.


Luxury travel specialists Mahlatini have named their honeymoon gift list service Honey Money. This flexible service allows friends and family to contribute to the overall cost of your trip or room upgrades and special experiences such as a hot air balloon safari or a couple’s massage.

Selective Asia

Selective Asia specialises in bespoke honeymoons in South East Asia. Contributions to the Gift Lift Service are collected as a total sum, with honeymooners refunded in full for any amounts collected over the value of the balance of their honeymoon. Highlights have included a very generous uncle paying outright for four nights at Song Saa, a luxury island resort in Cambodia, as well as another pair of honeymooners who had a balloon over Inle Lake ride in Myanmar purchased for them. Details here.

Simpson Travel

With a wide range of villas for two and boutique hotels in the Mediterranean, Simpson Travel offers a honeymoon gift list service so that friends and family can contribute towards the cost of your honeymoon. Couples receive a monthly email updating them on contributions and messages.

Turquoise Holidays

Turquoise Holidays’ Honeymoon Gift List allows guests to make cash contributions towards your honeymoon or give special experiences such as boat trips, spa treatments and special romantic dining experiences. The service is totally flexible and if you decide you don’t want the experiences, the money can be refunded back to the newlyweds.

Last updated: 29 May 2019

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