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30 Gifts for Your First Christmas Together—and They're All Under $50

Celebrating your first holiday as a couple? These first Christmas together gifts are thoughtful and creative but not too over-the-top—perfect for a new relationship.

first christmas together gifts

first christmas together gifts

If you’ve just entered into a new relationship, you’ll soon learn that buying gifts for your first Christmas together can be a little tricky. You don’t want to go too over-the-top or sappy with presents during this early stage (expensive jewelry or a new pet are probably no-nos), and you’re still learning about your new partner’s likes and dislikes. You might even want to have a conversation with your significant other to discuss gift-giving and maybe even set a budget for your holiday gifts—it may feel a bit awkward, but it will help you find that perfect gift. We’ve kept all of the Christmas gift ideas here under $50 so you don’t totally blow your budget. 

personalized mug

Funny Mug

Even if you haven’t been dating for a while, you probably know enough about your partner to provide a few details for this super-cute personalized mug.

Almandol personalized mug, from $14, Etsy

date poster

Scratch-Off Poster

If you’re always struggling to find fun activities to do together, this poster provides 100 creative date ideas. As you complete the dates, you can scratch off the corresponding square on the poster.

Uncommon Goods 100 Dates Scratch Off Poster, $15, Uncommon Goods


bottle caddy

Bottle Caddy

Your partner will love toting their favorite beverages with this wooden beer bottle caddy, which comes complete with a bottle opener and monogram engraved on the side.

WeddingWire Shop personalized wooden bottle caddy, $42, WeddingWire Shop

flower kit

Grow-Your-Own Flowers Kit

Instead of sending your partner flowers, they'll love growing their own! With this kit, they can grow their birth month flower at home. And—bonus!—this first Christmas together gift proves you remember their birthdate, too.

Uncommon Goods birth month flower grow kit, $36, Uncommon Goods

personalized backpack cooler chair

The Ultimate Cooler

This first Christmas together gift serves double duty—it’s both a cooler and a chair. Add your partner's name emblazoned on the front and it’s the perfect present.

Love and Luxe Handmade personalized backpack cooler chair, $41, Etsy

personalized travel bag

Useful Travel Bag

If your partner is spending weekends at your place, buy a sturdy travel bag that they can use to bring their stuff back and forth.

WeddingWire Shop large personalized canvas travel duffle bag, $50, WeddingWire Shop

spa set

Spa-Worthy Gift Set

Bring on the self-care! This kit includes body oil, a shower steamer, soap, lip balm, and a soy candle so your partner can be totally pampered. 

Lizzy Siman-Tov pampering kit, $44, Uncommon Goods


Pretty Tote

Fashion meets function with this affordable faux leather tote. Add their monogram for an extra-personal touch.

WeddingWire Shop large personalized tote, $30, WeddingWire Shop

funny coasters

Funny Coasters

If your significant other has a habit of misunderstanding song lyrics, they'll get a kick out of this hilarious coasters, featuring mistaken lyrics like “we found love in a soapless place”.

Eve Trester-Wilson and Kristen von Minden mistaken lyrics coasters, $32, Uncommon Goods

mini bluetooth speaker

Take-Anywhere Bluetooth Speaker

Start the party wherever, whenever with this pocket-sized speaker. It easily pairs with your phone so you can play your tunes on the go. And—bonus!—it comes in nine colors. 

Lexon Design Mino+ wirelessly rechargeable 3W Bluetooth speaker, $30, Neiman Marcus

silver and gold heart ornament

Christmas Ornament

Celebrate your first year together with this gold and silver ornament that will add a touch of elegance to your Christmas decor. It's a keepsake that you'll love for years to come. 

Nambe Our First Christmas Together 2023 ornament, $30, Neiman Marcus


fix it kit

Fix-It Kit

Whether your partner is handy or can’t screw in a lightbulb, this kit is a great first Christmas together gift. It includes a hammer, flashlight, pliers, tape measures, and more—perfect to keep in their apartment or car for those unexpected MacGyver moments.

Uncommon Goods Fix-It Kit, $30, Uncommon Goods

wooden picture frame with it all started with swipe right engraved on it

Picture Frame

If you and your partner met on a dating app, this picture frame is a fun first Christmas gift. Add a snapshot from a favorite moment to create a cute DIY present. 

Unique Gift Workshop  engraved picture frame, from $12, Etsy

rose gold travel tumbler with name emily printed on front

Travel Tumbler

Your partner feel like an influencer when they receives this personalized tumbler to fill with their beverage of choice.

WeddingWire Shop personalized stemless travel tumbler, $23, WeddingWire Shop

christmas bath bomb set

Bath Bombs

If you’re really struggling to find that perfect first holiday together gift, these bath bombs are always a treat.

Musee Christmas in Paris bath balm set, $38, Anthropologie

kiehl's men's gift set


A Little Pampering

We could all use some self-care these days. This kit features a trio of classic Kiehl’s products that they'll definitely want to add to their skincare regime (if they have one).

Kiehl’s men’s energizing essentials gift set, $43, Nordstrom

blue light blocking glasses

Blue-Light Blocking Glasses

Has your partner been complaining of eye strain while doing the WFH thing? These blue-light-blocking glasses are not only stylish, they’ll help minimize eye issues from staring at screens all day.

Fifth & Ninth 55mm Ruby round blue light blocking glasses, $45, Nordstrom

custom photo album

Keepsake Photo Album

A photo album makes a great gift during the holiday season. We love these cute and customizable photo albums from Mixbook, where you can add photos from that first trip you took together.

Mixbook The Great Outdoors Watercolor photo book, from $20, Mixbook

moscow mule craft cocktail kit

Cocktail Kit

With this kit, your partner will have all the tools to create their favorite cocktail (margarita, Old Fashioned, Moscow Mule, and more) on the go—just add booze.

W&P craft Moscow mule cocktail kit, $29, Amazon

fuzzy slippers

Super-Comfy Slippers

Some of the best first Christmas together gifts are simple luxuries that your significant other probably wouldn’t buy for themselves. These slippers are soft and warm, plus they’re so stylish that they'll likely want to wear them when they venture out of the house, too.

Minnetonka Eileen faux fur slide slipper, $50, Nordstrom

artsy puzzle set

Artsy Puzzle

If your partner took up puzzles during quarantine, they'll absolutely love this set. Not only are the puzzles created by talented female artists, they also come with glue so they can hang the completed puzzle as an art piece in their home.

Jiggy Bar Cart puzzle, $49, Jiggy


the north face gray gloves

Tech-Savvy Gloves

With these gloves, your partner can use their phone while keeping their hands toasty.

The North Face Etip gloves, $45, Nordstrom

date night bucket list for couples

Date Night Bucket List Game

Whether you’ve been together for a few weeks or a few months, you may be running out of creative date ideas. This game ensures you’ll always have something fun to do—simply follow the prompts on the birch sticks and, once you’ve completed the activity, write the date on the back.

Anne Lopez Date Night Bucket List, $20, Uncommon Goods

lip balm set

Lip Balm Set

We’re huge fans of Fresh’s Sugar lip balm line—not only do they moisturize lips (especially vital in the wintertime), they come in a variety of cute colors and yummy flavors. With this gift set, your partner will be able to try them all!

Fresh Sugar tinted lip balms set, $33, Nordstrom

monogram mug

Monogrammed Mug

Whether they prefer coffee, tea, or cocoa, this monogrammed mug will make the perfect addition to their collection.

AnthroLiving bistro tile Margot monogram mug, $14, Anthropologie



stylus keychain set

Keychain for Germaphobes

This keychain is the ultimate all-in-one tool, featuring a stylus point for buttons and a hook to open doors, so they won’t have to touch shared surfaces.

Proudly Made In USA germ-free keychain 10 pack, $15, Etsy

personalized beaded bracelet

Stackable Bracelet

While a piece of expensive jewelry is probably not the best first Christmas together gift, if your significant other always has a stack of bracelets around their wrist, giving them an additional piece of jewelry is a pretty safe bet. We love this beaded bracelet, which you can customize with your partner's name or initials.

BaubleBar custom disc Pisa bracelet, $38, BaubleBar

sheet mask set

The Ultimate Self-Care Kit

Is your new significant other addicted to skincare? This set of over 14 different sheet masks is a unique gift that will win raves from your partner. 

Sephora Collection Holy Sheet mask set, $48, Sephora

schitt's creek simply the best card

Cute Card

If you're a relatively new couple and have decided not to exchange gifts this Christmas, giving your partner a cute card can be a nice gesture. Schitt's Creek fans will love this one. 

Love, K. Neis Simply The Best card, $6, Etsy

personalized first christmas together ornament

Personalized Ornament

To mark the milestone of your first Christmas as a couple, this personalized ornament is both simple and sweet. Different ribbons are available to match your Christmas decor style. 

Diddles and Puds Our First Christmas Together ornament, $20, Etsy