These travel gifts and ideas are perfect for Christian couples who are newly married – even if they aren’t going on a honeymoon yet. Each gift is both practical and thoughtful, and will build anticipation for a special, exciting honeymoon. The best travel gifts for newlywed Christians bring them together as a couple and create beautiful memories.
The JBL Flip 4 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker is a perfect gift idea for newly married couples who love to listen to Christian music or sermons when they travel. It’s small enough to easily fit in backpacks and luggage, yet big enough to make just the right amount of noise! This travel gift isn’t just good for Christian couples who listen to worship music on their honeymoon – it can serve as a speaker for podcasts, sermons, YouTube videos, Facebook Live chats, etc. This speaker can wirelessly connect up to two smartphones or tablets, and take turns playing impressive stereo sound. It’s waterproof, which means no more worrying about rain or spills. It can be even be submerged in water – and not many travel gifts can do that! So if your newlywed Christian couple is traveling on Noah’s ark for their honeymoon, this gift ensures the music is locked down.
When you’re looking for good travel gift ideas for newly married Christian couples, remember the financial cost of traveling. Honeymoons are expensive! Consider giving gifts that are usable or practical, not “just” romantic or beautiful. A wooden handheld cross, for example, might be an inspired gift idea for a newly married Catholic couple, but it won’t help them pay for their honeymoon vacation. That’s why I created this “honeymoon gift list” for newly married Christian couples. My ideas are both useful and thoughtful.
When you’re searching for gifts for newlywed Christian couples, remember their personalities, passions, hobbies, interests and lifestyle. For example, both husband and wife may love reading but won’t want to pack or carry heavy books. A Kindle Gift Card from Amazon may be a good gift for them as a couple. It allows them to choose which books, Bibles, commentaries, etc to read and when to order them. The Kindle Gift Card will also let your Christian couple buy a Kindle (or two!) for their honeymoon, if they don’t already have one. Kindle e-readers are fantastic travel gifts.
Good gifts for newly married Christian couples going on a honeymoon are both inspirational and practical – like the scarf at the end of this list. The best gifts take a Christian couple’s personality and lifestyle into account. I went on a short-term missions trip to Haiti a couple years ago and realized that my introverted writerly personality traits affected my energy level. A book on introversion would’ve been a great travel gift for my husband before our trip, so we could both prepare ourselves for what was to come. This honeymoon travel gift (a book on personality traits) might be a good idea for newlywed Christian couple who is traveling together for the first time. They may have no idea what they’re getting themselves into 🙂
Travel Gifts and Ideas for Newlywed Christian Couples
To make it easier for you, I divided this travel gift list into three categories:
- Practical Travel Gifts for Newlyweds
- Luxury Travel Gifts for Couples on a Honeymoon
- Miscellaneous Travel Gifts and Ideas for Christian Couples
If you’re shopping for a Christian couple who is still dating, read What to Buy Your Boyfriend’s Mom and Dad – 20 Gift Ideas. It’ll put you in the mindset of a young romantic relationship.
1. Practical Travel Gifts for Newlyweds
Just looking at the BAGSMART Travel Universal Cable Organizer shows you how handy it is! Even the most devout, faithful Christian couples need worldly stuff such as earbuds, headphones, electronic devices, adapters, converters and cords. This travel gift helps newlyweds keep their cords organized and safe in one place (which will prevent needless frustrations and arguments on their honeymoon!). The case is heavy-duty, durable and water repellent. This travel case holds devices, SD cards, thumb drives, earphones, USB cables and other accessories. It’ll stand up to unpredictable or even stormy weather, and will protect the electronic accessories from damage or destruction. This is an especially good gift for newlywed Christian couples who are traveling with a worship or speaking team.
Here’s smart additional idea for this travel gift: “The travel organizer can serve as a checklist,” say the BAGSMART creators on Amazon.com. “Before you leave a place, just open the case and check if everything is there. This prevents you from leaving things behind.” The last thing a traveler wants to do is forget an SD card or thumb drive at the hotel or museum! Cords and adapters are easier to replace…forgetting a thumb drive with photos or confidential information could be disastrous for a newlywed Christian couple. Especially if they’re on their honeymoon.
The HotHands Toe, Hand, & Body Warmer Variety Pack is a thoughtful travel gift idea for Christian newlyweds who are journeying to cold parts of the globe for their honeymoon. My husband and I were in Portugal a couple months ago – not our honeymoon trip, though we are Christians 🙂 – and I would’ve loved a pack of hand, body, and foot warmers. It wasn’t freezing or snowing in Tomar, but it was soooo cold.
Come to think of it, this gift would be great for Christian newlyweds who sing carols outside at Christmas – honeymoon or not! I played the flute in an outdoor Christmas concert a few years ago, and froze. Next week my church is hosting an outdoor Christmas carol singing event, and having these HotHands warmers would be a brilliant way to stay warm while serving and celebrating Jesus here at home.
A Swiss Safe 2-in-1 First Aid Travel Kit is one of those travel gifts a Christian couple on their honeymoon never wants, but would be thankful to have. If your newlywed couple is going on a mission trip with an organized group or with a Christian service ministry, they probably don’t have to think about taking their own first aid kit.
That said, however, it’s always smart for a newlywed couple to have their own supplies. Especially if they’re combining their honeymoon with a Christian missionary trip in an unfamiliar land. They may be celebrating their new marriage by traveling with a Christian service or ministry organization, and not know what type of supplies or resources are available. Hopefully your newlywed couple will never need this type of travel gift on their honeymoon, but it may be an idea worth considering.
The Travel Water Purification Bottle eliminates 99% of waterborne bacteria and parasites. This travel gift is a practical, perhaps even necessary item for newlywed Christian couples who are traveling to a country that doesn’t have clean drinking water. Can you imagine getting a parasite or intestinal disease on your honeymoon? This bottle greatly reduces the risk of contracting illnesses such as diarrhea, dysentery and Giardia. Water Well is reusable, cost effective and engineered to last.
This travel bottle also eliminates up dozens, hundreds, or even thousands of plastic bottles. It filters up to 1000 liters of water, which is the equivalent of 2000 disposable plastic drinking water bottles. Part of a Christian couple’s mission is to leave a country or community healthier and cleaner than before. This gift idea – practical and sensible – will help honeymooning Christians leave nothing but the gospel behind.
A related honeymoon gift idea for a newlywed Christian couple is the compact, lightweight, easy-to-pack SteriPen Ultra water purification device. It purifies large quantities of water faster, doesn’t require a traveler to carry a water bottle, and has an OLED display to show what’s in the water – and what has been eliminated.
2. Luxury Travel Gifts for Couples on a Honeymoon
The Amazing Grace Throw Blanket is first on my “luxury travel gifts for couples on a honeymoon” not just because it displays the words of the hymn Amazing Grace. This gift blanket is also comforting, warm, and practical. If your Christian newlyweds are leaving home for the first time, they’ll love this symbol of trusting God throughout their honeymoon.
Newlywed Christian couples experience toils and troubles no matter how much they love each other. This throw blanket is a gift that will wrap them in faith, hope and peace regardless of where God takes them. This travel gift will also remind them that Jesus is the organizer and overseer of all honeymoons, Christian marriages, vacations, and journeys as a newlywed couple in a new land.
A Microfiber Quick Dry Super Absorbent Lightweight Set of 3 Travel Towels isn’t just a great travel gift idea, it’s perfect for gym workouts and trips to the local swimming pool. I had to take my own towel and facecloth when I went on my short-term missions trip to Haiti, and they took forever to dry. Even in the heat. Back then I had no idea quick dry microfiber travel towels existed! The bath towel I took on vacation took up a lot of room in my backpack.
Here’s why travel towels are good gifts for newlywed Christian couples: they’re super absorbent, fast drying, and anti-bacterial. They don’t carry odors and they absorb three or four times their weight. They’re lighter and easier to pack than regular cotton or terrycloth towels, and they don’t need to be washed as often. Five minutes in the sun, and they’re ready to go. A light quick drying towel may not seem like a luxury travel gift for newlyweds on their honeymoon, but I have a feeling both husband and wife will be grateful when the towel is dry and re-usable quicker than they expect.
The Kindle Paperwhite eReader – Now Waterproof is an excellent gift for newlywed Christian couples who travel and read widely. I already mentioned – at the beginning of this list of travel gifts – the importance of considering your honeymooning couple’s personality and lifestyle. Not all Christians enjoy reading, and not all readers like reading books on digital devices. But Christian couples who love to read print books will enjoy the ease and convenience of a digital reader.
Print books are my first choice – even when I travel. But I love the convenience and ease of carrying a wide variety of books and magazines on a Kindle or other digital device. If your Christian couple loves to read while traveling overseas, ask what they think about an electronic reader. If you don’t want to ask them and ruin the surprise of this honeymoon gift idea, ask their friends or family. This is one of those gifts that most travelers love having on vacation, even if they’re not big on reading.
3. Miscellaneous Travel Gifts and Ideas for Christian Couples
The Infinity Cross Sterling Silver Necklace Gift Set is one of the few gifts on this list that isn’t oriented towards travel – but it is just beautiful, isn’t it? If your newlywed couple isn’t going on their honeymoon to a country that forbids or prohibits the Christian faith, this might be the gift that touches their heart, spirit, and soul. I love the idea of combining infinity with the cross of Jesus, and of wearing this symbol of faith, truth, and eternity. Again, since wearing a Christian cross can be a dangerous and life-threatening act of rebellion in certain countries, make sure your newlywed is traveling somewhere safe before you give this gift.
The Infinity necklace is a feminine gift (and, admittedly, not very practical for travel). Next on this gift list is a more masculine idea, to balance out the honeymoon…
A list of travel gifts for Christians would be incomplete without a gorgeous, sturdy Antique Handmade Leather “Tree of Life” Travel Journal! Doesn’t this writing notebook remind you of Paul’s missionary work in Turkey, Israel and other parts of the Middle East? We know Paul wrote letters to his fellow missionaries and church planters who were both traveling and rooted in their hometowns, but we don’t know for sure if he had a leather travel journal. I like to think he did take a journal on his missionary journeys, probably because I take a special travel diary on all my trips.
This travel gift is supple dark brown genuine Water Buffalo leather with a real leather scent; don’t buy it if your newlywed Christian couple is vegan or vegetarian! The journal has a distressed vintage style, and each one is uniquely handcrafted, which means no two look exactly the same.
A thoughtful idea might be to give both the husband and the wife their own travel journals, and encourage them to write their memories and prayers in the journal. A year later – or several years – they can look back at what they wrote on their honeymoon. What an amazing memory this would be for a Christian couple! They’d remember what it was like to be newlyweds, traveling on their honeymoon together.
The PowerCore Portable Phone Charger is a luxury travel gift because it allows travelers to recharge their batteries when they don’t have power. Their iPhone and tablet batteries, that is, not their spiritual batteries! This is an Amazon top pick (but not in the “travel gifts for Christian missionaries” category). Anker’s exclusive PowerIQ and VoltageBoost combine to deliver the fastest possible charge for any device. This gift includes a PowerCore Lite 10000 portable charger, Micro USB cable, travel pouch, welcome guide, and a worry-free 18-month warranty. It’s also certified safe, which means Anker’s MultiProtect safety system ensures complete protection for your traveler and her devices.
The beauty of this “travel gift” is that it’s excellent for at-home use, too. All Christian couples – newlywed or not – need to stay connected and communicative. This gift will help them do just that.
The Faith Hope Love Christian T-Shirt is comfortable and durable – perfect for honeymoons in tropical climates in countries open to Christian faith. The gift t-shirt pictured is for women, featuring Faith Hope and Love. It’s a lovely reminder of home; she’ll remember you and your blessings every time she puts it on when she’s on her honeymoon.
The bold “Armor of God” Christian T-Shirt for Men is the matching Christian T-shirt for men on Amazon.com. It encourages Christian husbands to never let their guard down. Matching clothes may seem silly, but newlywed Christian couples might love spending their honeymoon wearing visual reminders of their new marriage. Most of my travel gifts are practical and useful; this one is romantic and soft.
Ephesians 6:11 calls us to be prepared for any spiritual battle that comes our way by putting on the full armor of God. The husband’s T-Shirt is a great visual reminder for men to stay loyal and faithful to their wives and to their Lord. We need all the reminders we can get!
The Travel Scarf With a Hidden Zippered Pocket is the last on my list of travel gifts for newlywed Christian couples on their honeymoon. I wanted to end strong – and I want to buy this gift for my next trip with my husband! It’s brilliant. This Waypoint Goods Travel Scarf is made from a soft yet durable fabric meticulously, stitched with a pocket large enough to fit an iPhone, passport, keys and some cash.
This makes travel easier and safer for newlywed Christian husbands and wives overseas. The scarf looks and feels beautiful, and keeps valuable possessions safe, secure and inconspicuous. This travel gift is perfect for Christian couples in crowded marketplaces, busy buses or shared taxis, or jam-packed streets. The scarf eliminates the need for purses, wallets, or awkward backpacks, and frees up their hands to greet people, take a once in a lifetime photo, or get hands-on with the locals. If you give your newlywed couple the gift of a travel scarf, don’t buy the cheapest one. Good quality material and stitching will make it more durable.
If you can’t choose the right travel gift for your newlywed couple, give them is a beautiful “waiting for you at home after your honeymoon” gift. This “Marriage Takes Three” Table Topper features the popular Christian sentiment that marriage takes three to be complete. It’s not enough for two to meet; they must be united in love by love’s Creator, God above.
No matter what travel gift you give your newlywed Christian couple on their honeymoon, make sure you include a Biblical blessing from Scripture. Here’s a beautiful one:
“The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace.” ~ Numbers 6:24-26.
What do you think – what would you add to my list of travel gifts and ideas for newlywed Christians going on their honeymoon? I’d love to hear your thoughts below!