The first year of marriage can feel particularly magical, coming off the heels of your wedding day and soaking in all that married life has to offer. Celebrating the holidays for the first time as newlyweds is a truly special time that rings in new traditions and sets a foundation for the years ahead.
With the holidays fast approaching, you might be wondering about the best holiday gifts for the new couples in your life. Below, you’ll find all our favorite gift ideas that acknowledge their exciting new chapter. From personalized items to holiday serveware, we’ve got the perfect gift for every couple.
Decorating a first home for Christmas is one of the most special times in the first year of marriage. These personalized gifts are the perfect way to set the stage for their first holiday season together and set them up for future celebrations.
You only have one “first Christmas” together, so why not help make it unforgettable with a commemorative, personalized ornament? With their names on one side and a favorite photo on the other, this gift will be guaranteed a spot on the tree for years to come.
A first Christmas as a married couple is a great time for a stocking upgrade. Featuring classic holiday prints, these stockings from Crate & Barrel also feature a personalized embroidery option. If you’re not sure what to add, you can’t go wrong with their new initials or a simple “Mr.” and “Mrs.”
A tree skirt can really bring everything together and add a touch of elegance to a couple’s Christmas setup. Plus, it’s another chance to show off their shared surname. If you want to take this gift a step further, consider adding a gift card for a Christmas tree to help them buy their first tree together!
Every couple loves an excuse to cuddle up close, and the holidays offer up plenty of opportunities for snuggling. Help make their moments extra cozy with a plush sherpa blanket that (literally) has their name on it!
If you ask me, you can never have too many Christmas decorations. For the couple that truly loves to decorate for the holidays, a personalized jumbo gift tag adds a fun touch to any room and keeps the childlike wonder of Christmas alive.
There’s no feeling that compares to waking up on Christmas morning—unless you’re waking up in a pair of comfy pajamas. Complete the newlyweds’ holiday look with a set of matching silk pajamas!
With a freshly decorated home, we’re sure the newlyweds won’t wait long before hosting a holiday gathering. No holiday party is complete without a few special touches, and these beautiful gifts can do just the trick.
Help the happy couple set the stage for their first holiday shindig with a festive tablecloth—all they’ll have to do is add a centerpiece and set out the wedding china and the table is ready to go!
The newlyweds will never forget the lyrics to the “Twelve Days of Christmas” when you gift them with this adorable appetizer plate set. The whimsical artwork on each plate adds to the holiday spirit, and they stack up easily in a metal stand included with the bundle.
From crudite to cookies, serving platters are a true workhorse of the holidays. This smiling snowman makes a great addition to any party spread, and makes a great gift for newlyweds on their first Christmas together.
You can’t forget about holiday decor for the outdoors! A personalized wreath makes a fun, festive holiday statement and is another opportunity for the newlyweds to celebrate their new shared name. I mean, how cute is that antique red truck?
With the first snowfall and the continuing months of winter weather, the newlyweds will have plenty of opportunities to get outside and try out some of these adventurous gifts—or choose to stay indoors and enjoy the cozier side of the holidays.
Give the newlyweds an excuse to get outside and on the snow with a wooden toboggan. Whether they’re taking it slow on easy hills or speeding down a luge, this gift is sure to provide plenty of holiday fun throughout the entire winter season.
You can spread holiday cheer no matter how far away you might live from the newlyweds. A hot chocolate kit makes a perfect gift for cozy nights spent watching classic Christmas movies by the fire.
As a kid, I knew I was in for a treat whenever my mom pulled out the OXO cookie presses. They make baking cookies a breeze, and they always turn out an impressive dessert everyone will love. As a bonus, include your favorite holiday cookie recipe when you gift this to the newlyweds.
Consider searching for the couple’s registries at RegistryFinder.com to shop for a few still-needed pieces to gift this holiday season.
Are you still looking for a few more great gift ideas? Don’t forget to check out our other gift guide posts on our GiveIt Blog!
This post was originally published in 2018, but we updated it with new ideas for 2022!