Best Honeymoon Funds and 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 funds or honeymoon gift lists. Here are some of the best.


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.

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.

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 hotel can coordinate the payments so each individual pays direct. Gilpin’s “Magical Escapes” packages are detailed here.

Here’s an interesting article in the i newspaper: Honeymoon funds are on the rise, loved by some wedding guests and despised by others

Last updated: 13 April 2022

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