Creating a wedding registry can be a bit overwhelming, to say the least. Navigating winding aisles of major department stores or getting click happy online can lead to registries that are pages long, yet lacking items you just know you’ll love or use. That’s why it’s so important that your registry reflect your personality and needs. After all, your family and friends want to give meaningful, useful gifts—not just tons of Tupperware.
If you love to travel and are always planning your next adventure, check out our favorite registry items for couples with wanderlust. Bon voyage!
Any seasoned traveler knows how important reliable luggage is. Whether you’re going on a long trip or just a quick weekend getaway, knowing you can comfortably pack everything you need provides much-needed peace of mind.
For fans of hard luggage or anyone who's a sucker for a monogram, the brand Away offers sleek suitcases that are great options for your registry. Sizing spans from The Carry On to The Large, so they’re sure to suit all travel needs and preferences. You can make it a three-piece set and also have them monogrammed courtesy of The Monogram Edition, where your custom monogram will be handpainted in the colors of your choice. Yay for no more luggage confusion at the baggage carousel!
For soft luggage lovers, these two-piece spinner sets from Samsonite come with a 21-inch bag that can be brought as a carry-on and a 25-inch larger bag to be checked. The four spinner wheels make these bags very easy to wheel along the street, airport and hotel, and they expand for all-important extra room.
Whether you’re traversing a crowded city or taking in natural beauty, a good backpack is a must for seasoned travelers and helps keep your hands free, too. For travel, we love the Herschel Retreat Classic backpack; it has plenty of space for everything you need on the go and comes with a draw cord cinch top to make sure it all stays put.
Another option, The Petra Backpack is as fashionable as it is practical. Made with 100 percent full-grain Italian leather, it’s crafted in Italy and features a top handle option for carrying with ease.
A soft duffel is also perfect for overnights or long weekends, when you don’t need to lug a suitcase. A classic quality leather duffle like Frye’s ‘Logan’ Leather Overnight Bag will not only look chic and timeless, but will last for many years.
Another fashionable overnight option is The Twill Weekender available on Everlane. With eight color options including a chic dark green or classic denim and black, its 12-inch shoulder straps make it easy to carry through crowded airports, while the 100 percent water-resistant cotton and ability to fit in any overhead compartment add to its practicality.
Oversized bag lovers, rejoice. Yes, you can lug all your stuff and still look (really) good while doing it. Thanks to Nisolo’s Lori Tote, you’ll have ample storage space within the perfectly sized tote, and its rich yet neutral coloring will compliment any travel outfit, from cozy sweats to chic commuter styles.
Material possessions can come and go, but experiences last forever. Give your guests the option of enhancing your journeys by gifting you anything from a spa treatment to a sightseeing tour, or even a bottle of champagne to your room via online travel registries. These one-stop shops for soon-to-be-wed travelers such as Honeyfund and Wanderable offer great services to fit all your experiential registry desires.
Bring the Music
Yes, you can enjoy your favorite tunes in a respectful and discreet way. (Never, ever skip the headphones on a plane, it’s pretty much travel etiquette rule number one.) Thanks to the Helix Cuff by Ashley Chloe, you can enjoy the latest in the world of wearable tech which enables you to discreetly listen to your favorite music, audiobook, or latest Netflix binge all while disguised as trendy cuff bracelet. Goodbye cord tangles and hello new accessory!
Ideal for being able to bring the comforts of home with you on the road, the Mini Jambox by Jawbone is a pint-sized powerhouse of audio power. Bring it with you to the beach, your hotel room, or anywhere else you’d like some musical accompaniment.
When traveling internationally, nothing is more stressful than wondering if you’ve misplaced your passports. Ensure that you have your most important documents together at all times with a passport holder. Rag and Bone’s model holds two passports while its simple, classic leather design will match anything and everything in your wardrobe.
If fun and colorful prints are more your speed, Anthropologie’s Picturesque Florals Passport Holder brings Scottish-born artist KT Smail’s colorful and unique paintings to life, all while stylishly protecting your critical documentation.
Another great travel accessory is a clip/card wallet. When traveling, especially in high-tourist areas, it can be a bit safer to carry your money and cards in front pockets. This security is worth the cost of The Ridge Wallet, an aluminum money-clip/card holder that also features RFID security to block wireless theft attempts. It fits 12 cards, so you can comfortably and safely bring all of your plastic cards along with you on your journey.
Nothing’s worse than taking out your luggage to find that your cell, laptop, and iPad chargers have all now merged into one. Save time spent untangling and neatly pack all your travel cords in a Leather Charger Roll Up Carrier via Mark and Graham instead. The cherry on top? Free foil monogramming is included, for added personalization and style. So, slap on that new monogram while staying neat and organized.
We all know the feeling of being on an airplane with the air conditioning on blast, wishing we hadn’t left our favorite hoodie in our checked luggage. Never worry or freeze again with Barefoot Dreams’s CozyChic Travel Shawl. The 100 percent polyester microfiber material means it’s compact enough for packing, but will keep you warm and cozy as you catch that crucial long-flight shuteye. For added comfort, Samsonite’s Magic 2-in-1 Travel Pillow with Pocket is ergonomically designed, easy to pack, and changes from a u shape to square with ease.