Vintage Travel-themed Gift Ideas for the Bridal Party


So you’ve chosen a travel theme for your wedding? That’s wonderful! We can just see the vintage table decorations you’ll display and the special guest favors you’ll prepare. Maybe even the menu you’ll serve, featuring dishes from your favorite travel destinations.

But don’t stop there! Why not extend the styling all the way to the presents for your bridal party? We have a few gift suggestions here that are sure to delight them—and hopefully spark some of your own ideas for practical and pretty thank-you tokens with that distinct travel connection.

Gift Ideas for the Bridesmaids

The gift items you choose could directly refer to the travel theme, like these charming little memo pads with covers featuring world landmarks—the Eiffel Tower, Big Ben, the pyramids, and so on. But they could just as well be accessories for the traveler of a bygone era. Our examples here include an elegant wristlet purse with seashell accents, antique perfume bottles in colored glass, and wooden hand mirrors in a quaint oval design.

Cosmetic pouch for bridesmaids

But with a little imagination, you could extend the theme to other lovely items a lady world traveler might need, such as:

  • – leather or fabric-covered travel journals
  • – vintage vanity cases or mirror compacts
  • – miniature hat boxes filled with sweets
  • – pairs of gloves in designs of the 1920s and ’30s
  • – knitted mufflers or scarves
  • – pairs of dark glasses, a la Audrey Hepburn

Vintage perfume bottles

Head off to your local flea market for some vintage treasures like these vintage perfume bottles (below), which double up as pretty vases to give the bridesmaids.

Vintage treasure boxes

For a true feel of the Old World, give a stationery box filled with a hand mirror and vintage note cards and an antique-looking pen.

Something for the Groomsmen

Leather passport case holder

For the gentlemen in your bridal party, we suggest stylish passport cases in a variety of materials and finishes. But other practical, yet fun gift items like these would be equally appreciated:

  • – old-style fountain pens
  • – pocket watches on chains, found at antique stores
  • – fancy money clips made of silver or brass
  • – vintage compasses or pairs of binoculars
  • – authentic cigar boxes

With a special theme like this, you have the opportunity to give each member of the wedding a unique travel-inspired thank you present—each one different from the rest. Imagine their delight upon opening their packages to discover what you chose for them!

Vintage Travel Gift Suggestions

Look at the gift ideas we found over at Amazon’s “Handmade” line!


1 – Leather Luggage Tag

2 – Ornate Floral Pattern Pill Box

3 – Personalized Leather Passport Cover

4 – Mini Wool Felt Travel Tray

5 – Murano Glass Paperweight

6 – Small Wax Canvas Minimalist Shaving Bag

7 – Handmade Medium Vintage Leather Journal Diary

8 – Eiffel Tower Charm Necklace with Personalized Initial Charm

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