July 21, 2014

Traveler’s Joy – Registries for Honeymooners

Blenders and ice buckets are nice, but what many newlyweds really crave are lifelong memories. Traveler’s Joy is a web-based application that does just that, providing a way for couples to create honeymoon registries that their wedding guests can shop from to purchase all different types of travel activities and experiences.

Although Traveler’s Joy is technically a site for creating honeymoon registries, you can actually use the service to register for just about anything. Customize your registry page by adding images and descriptions of the gifts you’d like to receive, along with your anticipated honeymoon travel plans. Traveler’s Joy also gives you the option to use its “Instant Registry” service to complete your registry in minutes rather than hours or days. When you’re done designing your registry page, Traveler’s Joy will provide you with a link that you can share on your wedding website. Traveler’s Joy has partnered with The Knot and, so guests can also find your registry by searching for your name on those services.

Traveler’s Joy separates itself from competitors in the honeymoon registry marketplace by giving its users complete freedom over how they arrange their travel. Users don’t have to book their honeymoons through a specific agency or airline to use Traveler’s Joy. The web-based application also gives users the option to split larger items into smaller gifts. So, a $1,000 hotel stay can be split into 10 $100 gifts from wedding guests.

Practical Uses:

    Ask wedding guests to contribute money toward your honeymoon fund

  • Create a registry in minutes using Traveler’s Joy’s Instant Registry feature
  • Split large gifts in half to make them more affordable for guests
  • Get an instantly generated list of all the gifts you received from guests

Insider Tips:

  • Redeem gifts by ACH, PayPal transfer, USPS, or International Wire Transfer
  • Accounts can have a balance for up to two-years after the wedding date
  • Couples can add passwords to their registries
  • Traveler’s Joy registries show up when guests search for a couple on and The Knot

What we liked:

  • Traveler’s Joy sends users an automated email whenever they receive a gift
  • Guests can request that custom gift cards are sent to the couple
  • Traveler’s Joy makes it easy for couples to keep track of the gifts they’ve received
  • All U.S. gift redemption options are free

What we didn’t like:

  • Couples have to wait 72 hours for their gifts to be available


Company Info:

  • Launched: March 2004
  • Privately Held
  • Headquarters: Brooklyn, New York
  • Founded by: Brandon Warner and Tony Alexander
  • Web site:


  • Traveler’s Joy charges a 7.5% service fee on the value of all gifts

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