"Honeymoons don't last forever."
― Laila Halaby, West of the Jordan
― Laila Halaby, West of the Jordan
It's true; these moments won't last forever. But what about the lifelong memories a couple makes when they're enjoying their honeymoon? Those moments can't be replaced, or forgotten. And if you agree with us on this, then we have just the answer for you. We have compiled a few honeymoon-related gifts that you can present to your spouse. You can choose to surprise him/her after you two return home, or when you're at the honeymoon itself. Either way, these gifts will forever lock the memories and moments you share with one another.
Journal of Memories
For this gift, you'll require a journal that has slots for pictures and a little bit of space to write a few things. Here, the main idea is to write your thoughts about the pictures you took on your honeymoon. Over the years, it happens that we can't remember that many details about our trips. So, instead of losing out on the important details, you can keep them fresh in your minds forever. You can choose to surprise your spouse with the gift, or take it up as a project for your honeymoon (once you have a little bit of time, of course). Come back home with a ton of memories and wonderful pictures, place them in the journal, and write down the date, time, location, and any other details you may want in the journal.
Souvenir Mason Jar
A mason jar is mostly used to store things in your pantry. But not here. We want you to utilize the jar to make a gift for your sweetheart. Depending on where you'll be heading for your honeymoon, take a mason jar along with you. Now, over the course of your stay, keep collecting souvenirs that you may wish to take back home. Place all these items in the jar along with a gorgeous picture of you two. And that's it; this is the gift that both of you can enjoy looking at, and reminisce about the romantic honeymoon. And why simply stop at honeymoon? You can incorporate this idea for all your future adventures.
Matching Passport Covers
Passport covers are definitely adorable and romantic! Etsy is one of the best websites where you can find unique and vintage items that can be given as gifts. There are so many choices from various designers that you'll be spoiled for choice. If you want, you can instead get a pouch that has slots for the passport, boarding pass, cash, cards, etc. Trust me, this gift is very practical and thoughtful.
Photo Gallery Wall
This idea is not limited to being a gift; it also makes a fantastic decorative item in your bedroom or living room. You need to get three (or more) empty frames and get them engraved. On the first frame, you will have a cute picture from your wedding. The second frame will contain a picture from your honeymoon. And as for the third frame, you will keep it empty and place a picture on your 10th anniversary. Hang the frames in the room of your choice, and wait till your spouse sees it.
Honeymoon Destination Frame
On a piece of paper, that can fit perfectly inside a frame, write down your honeymoon date and location. Next, you need to get a map of your honeymoon destination and place it next to the text (see image above). Print it on the paper and stick it inside the frame. If you want, you can take the frame with you while you're at your honeymoon. One night, when your spouse is asleep, you can make the frame (ask front desk to help you with the printout), and keep it on the bedside table. Your spouse will wake up the next morning with a big smile on his/her face.
Wooden Keepsake Box
This is another kind of souvenir-keeping idea, but with a wooden box. Get an antique-style box where you can store a few items from your honeymoon. You can place all the pictures you took from the honeymoon, the plane tickets, restaurant menus (paper menus), cocktail umbrella picks, and so much more. After every few months or so, both of you can open the box and relive those beautiful moments again.
Almost all the gifts mentioned above require a lot of time and attention to detail. So, select any (or all) of the ideas that both of you can cherish for the rest of your lives. Your honeymoon will only come once; that doesn't mean you can't make it eternal.