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32 Thoughtful Christmas Gifts Newlyweds Will Adore

The first Christmas after a couple's wedding is sure to be a special one. Here are some of the best gifts for newlyweds who are celebrating their first married holiday.

couple exchanging christmas gifts
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couple exchanging christmas gifts
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Finding the right gift for everyone on your list can be quite a daunting task, especially when it comes to Christmas gifts for newlyweds. It might seem like they’ve already recently received everything they need from their wedding registry, but don’t overlook their wish list just yet. If you've already gifted the happy couple something from their registry, use the holiday season as an opportunity to surprise them with a thoughtful and unexpected gift you choose yourself. No idea where to start? We curated this list of the best gifts for newlyweds for a range of personalities, hobbies, and budgets. And when in doubt, you can't go wrong with a simple housewarming gift, Christmas ornament, or a one-of-a-kind item showcasing their brand-new wedding photos. Shop our favorite Christmas gift ideas for newlyweds below. 

couple holding mugs and kissing

Date Night Subscription Box

Give the newlyweds another reason to enjoy the honeymoon phase by sending them a monthly date night box. Choose from one, three, six, or 12 months of date nights—each month, they'll receive a curated box with instructions and supplies for an at-home date. Activities range from DIY projects and games to cooking, baking, and more. The contents of every subscription box are a secret, so they'll always be surprised. 

DateBox Club monthly subscription, from $38 per month, DateBox Club

blue coffee maker

Coffee Maker

Add a little excitement to the newlyweds' morning routine with this fun coffee maker in a cheerful hue. 

Smeg '50s retro-style drip coffee maker in pastel blue, $210, Nordstrom

boll and branch gray sweater throw blanket

Throw Blanket

Relaxing at home can absolutely be done in style. This gorgeous organic cotton throw is a perfect Christmas gift for newlyweds who love to curl up together on the couch for movie night. The blanket comes in four luxurious neutral colors that will match any home decor theme. 

Boll & Branch sweater knit throw blanket, $128, Boll & Branch

cocktail mixer kit

Bartending Kit

Know a couple who love to make fancy cocktails at home? This deluxe bartending kit will give them the ingredients they need to create their own recipes and refine their mixology skills. The gift box includes enough flavored syrups and fruit juices for up to 48 cocktails. 

Cheeky Cocktails eight bottle kit, $60, Cheeky Cocktails

bar tools

Bar Tool Set

Speaking of cocktails, this three-piece tool set is a super chic addition to any home bar. The handles feature authentic mother of pearl to give the set a glamorous, high-end look. 

Be Home mosaic three-piece bar tool set, $70, Nordstrom

fruit and cheese basket

Gourmet Picnic Basket

This gourmet basket is a thoughtful Christmas gift idea for newlyweds who love trying new food and wine. The treats come in an elegant keepsake picnic basket to make the gift feel extra-special. 

Harry & David sunshine picnic basket with wine, $95, Harry & David

lovebird bowl

Lovebird Bowl

This handmade serving bowl features a sweet pair of lovebirds amid sunset-inspired colors. It can be personalized with the couple's names and wedding date for a unique and thoughtful gift. 

Ruchi Gupta personalized lovebirds serving bowl, $175, Uncommon Goods

wooden cheeseboard

The Ultimate Cheese Board

This high-quality cheese board has it all—a groove for crackers, ceramic serving bowls for olives, nuts, or dips, and a secret drawer with its own set of cheese knives. Plus, it folds down for easy storage, ideal for newlyweds with minimal kitchen space. 

Uncommon Goods compact swivel cheese and tapas board, $85, Uncommon Goods

texas christmas ornament

Funny Christmas Ornament

Give this cheeky ornament to the newlyweds if you're looking for a gift that will make them laugh.  

El Arroyo 90% of marriage ornament, $16, Horchow

wooden bottle opener

Bottle Opener

A wall-mounted bottle opener is one of the best gifts for newlyweds who enjoy trying craft brews and visiting breweries in their free time. Customize this one with their names and wedding date for a personal spin. 

WeddingWire Shop personalized bottle opener and cap holder, $27, WeddingWire Shop

rifle paper co holiday puzzle

Artsy Puzzle

This stylish 500-piece puzzle is a fun gift for couples to break out over the holidays or anytime their screen time is pushing its breaking point. The finished product showcases a charming NYC holiday scene.

Rifle Paper Co. Holiday on Ice puzzle, $34, Anthropologie

wedding keepsake box

Keepsake Box

This keepsake box is an easy way for newlyweds to organize all of their wedding day mementos, like vow books, invitations, dried flower petals, photos, and more. The box also comes with a place for the couple to write down their wedding day memories and read them on future anniversaries. 

Savor wedding keepsake box, $100, Amazon

custom couple illustration

Custom Illustration

As one of the most thoughtful Christmas gifts for newlyweds, it’s no wonder this customized couple illustration is a bestseller on Etsy.

HappyMomentsArt custom couple illustration, from $10, Etsy

monogram wine glass set

Monogrammed Wine Glasses

This monogrammed set of wine glasses would make an excellent Christmas gift for newlyweds who are sharing a last name or recently moved into a new house. 

Cathy's Concepts monogram wine glass set, $48, Nordstrom

first christmas candle

Personalized Candle

Candles are one of the best gifts for newlyweds because everyone loves a great scent, not to mention a personalized one. 

Kindred Fires first married Christmas candle, from $23, Etsy

love story wall art

Love Story Wall Art

If you're looking for an easy DIY Christmas gifts for the newlyweds in your life, this custom timeline highlights the major milestones in the couple's life together. Since this is a printable template, you can customize the piece, frame it yourself, and give it to the couple to display in their new home. 

Cartolina Design Our Story So Far timeline template, $15, Etsy

coasters

Unique Coasters

A set of coasters is a classic Christmas gift idea for newlyweds, but these have an extra-special addition. While they may look like simple wooden coasters, flip them over to find a bottle opener on the back.

WeddingWire Shop wooden coasters with built-in bottle opener, $17 for 2, WeddingWire Shop

newlywed cookbook

Newlywed Cookbook

Help spice up their dinner routine with a cookbook tailored specifically to newly married couples.

Maria Zizka The Newlywed Table, $30, Amazon

personalized doormat

Personalized Doormat

Whether they’ve recently moved into a new place or are fully settled in, any couple would love a personalized doormat to make a house feel like home.

HamlinRowShop last name doormat, from $33, Etsy

photo stocking

Photo Stocking

Show off their wedding photos with a custom stocking made just for them. The personal photo and chic design will be just what their mantle needs.

Shutterfly contemporary love script Christmas stocking, $25, Shutterfly

netflix gift card

Netflix Gift Card

There’s nothing married couples love more than a date night in binge-watching their favorite TV shows. Pair this with a bottle of wine, and you’ll be the star of the holiday season.

Netflix membership gift card, from $25, Amazon

personalized tote bag

Cute Tote

Whether they use it for farmer’s market trips or everyday errands, this personalized tote is just as thoughtful as it is stylish. 

Shutterfly established family cotton tote bag, $17, Shutterfly

 

personalized and monogrammed cup

Travel Mug

This monogrammed travel mug doubles as a practical and personal gift to use whenever they’re on-the-go. 

Shutterfly colorblock monogram stainless steel travel tumbler, $40, Shutterfly

tea towel

Tea Towel

All couples know you can never have too many tea towels, and this sweet design falls into the category of good gifts for newlyweds’ first Christmas. 

Shutterfly forever together tea towel, $20, Shutterfly

interior decorating

Online Interior Design Services

The perfect Christmas gift idea for newlyweds decorating their first home, a Modsy classic experience allows them to work with an interior design professional, entirely online.

Modsy premium package, $159, Modsy

desk plaque with word love on it

Desktop Plaque

Help them bring a meaningful touch to their office space with a desk plaque featuring some of their favorite memories. The wood and marble design give a modern look that’s right on trend.

Shutterfly wooden marble love desktop plaque, $25, Shutterfly

personalized cutting board

Cutting Board

Handmade in your choice of size and wood type, this custom cutting board might very well become an heirloom. 

HappinesInDetails engraved cutting board, from $52, Etsy

personalized wooden keepsake box

Wooden Box

We love this affordable wooden box, ideal for keeping small items or to decorate a desk, which is engraved with the couple’s names and wedding date as well as a special photo.

WeddingWire Shop wood keepsake box, $22, WeddingWire Shop

notebook with couple photo on the cover

Monthly Planner

Christmas gift ideas for newlyweds are often hard to come by, but this pretty and practical monthly planner checks every box.

Shutterfly gallery of one monthly planner, $15, Shutterfly

custom photo calendar

Desk Calendar

Showcase 12 beautiful photos of the newlywed couple with this desk tabletop calendar featuring a solid brass easel and your choice of font design.

Artifact Uprising brass easel & calendar, from $49, Artifact Uprising

mr and mrs alexander wooden christmas ornament

Personalized Ornament

Keep your holiday gift sweet and simple with a personalized ornament in the loveliest handwritten font.

CypressandWhim newlywed Christmas ornament, $20, Etsy

bucket list cards

Bucket List Cards

Whether the couple has been together for years or decades, date ideas can get a little stale. This deck of cards provides prompts and ideas for fun activities the newlyweds can do together. 

Uncommon Goods The Couple's Bucket List, $50, Uncommon Goods

monogrammed decanter

Monogrammed Decanter

A decanter makes the perfect gift for newlyweds who keep a perfectly-stocked bar. We particularly love this clean, modern, and affordable monogrammed version.

Cathy's Concepts monogram aerating wine decanter, $44, Nordstrom