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The happiest of holidays are often the first. And if this is the very first holiday season you're spending with your brand-new spouse as newlyweds (OMG, congrats!), or the one where you and your honey are newly engaged and ringing in your future with the new year, it's a special kind of December. And that calls for some extra special holiday gift ideas. No pressure or anything...
Tiny Buffalo Designs Co Custom Portrait Ornament
You can personalize this wood slice ornament with illustrations of yourself, your partner, and even your pets. It's a great way to commemorate your first holiday as a married or engaged couple; you'll remember this exciting time every Christmas hereafter when you hang it on the tree.
Blue Apron Subscription
See ya, Seamless! Make 2020 the year you two finally learn to cook (and we mean more than pasta) with a subscription to the meal delivery service Blue Apron. Their two-person plan, clocking in at $9.99 per serving, is perfect for couples: You'll choose from a selection of weekly menu options, then all of the ingredients and directions will be delivered right to your door. You can whip up the easy recipes together for some quality time and a delicious dinner all in one.
Amazon Echo Show 5
Merging daily routines can be met with some obstacles. Make each day easier with an Amazon Echo. The Alexa-enabled device can manage calendars, make to-do lists, give weather and traffic updates, and more. Plus, the compact Echo Show even allows you to watch movies, news, and TV shows.
Ticket Chocolate Hot Chocolate on a Stick
Is there anything better than curling up together with some hot chocolate on a cold winter night? We didn't think so. Upgrade the beloved beverage with these decadent blocks of rich chocolate you can melt in warm milk. Flavors include peppermint hot chocolate, salted caramel hot chocolate, and pumpkin spice hot chocolate.
Color Series Photo Book
Wondering what to do with all those beautiful engagement or wedding photos? Besides spending hours fawning over them, you could also fashion them into a photo book that'll become the centerpiece of your coffee table. These vibrant softcover books from Artifact Uprising start at just $20.
Uncommon Goods Hanging Cocktail Bar
If you're short on space in that studio apartment of yours, ditch that dream of a cocktail cart for this hanging cocktail bar. Trust us: It's just as cool, but way more space efficient. This compact cocktail bar can store liquor bottles and glasses, and the fold-down shelf serves as a mixing station.
Peter Thomas Roth Mix, Max & Hydrate
After a year of wedding planning has wreaked havoc on your complexions, relax and rejuvenate together with a soothing skin-care set. It's like a couple's spa treatment in your living room! (Because TBH, who wants to leave the house in the middle of winter?)
Jacqueline Schmidt Mates for Life Print
Congrats—you've mated for life! And you're in good company, too. Just take a look at this vintage-inspired print featuring the few special species who choose forever mates. Bonus: It's made of 100 percent recycled newsprint paper, so you can feel good about having it as one of the first pieces of décor in your new home.
Audio Pro T3 Wireless Speaker
A house is not a home without a speaker, right? (Or something along those lines...) Go off the beaten path a bit with this retro-inspired portable number. It boasts Bluetooth-capability and a rechargeable battery that runs for up to 12 hours. Here's to many impromptu kitchen dance parties together.
Breville Precision Brewer Drip Coffee Maker with Glass Carafe
If you're in the process of setting up your new home, a coffee maker that can handle double the joe is a necessity. This Breville model can brew a full 12-cup carafe in less than seven minutes, and also features extra-strong brew, iced coffee, and cold brew options.
Williams Sonoma DIY Sushi Kit
Instead of ordering in sushi like last weekend, why not whip it up yourself? While we can't promise your DIY sushi will top the grub at the best restaurant in town, trying something new together is a great way to bond. You might even want to make it a new holiday tradition!
Away Carry-On Suitcase
Away's collection of luggage couldn't be more perfect for honeymoons or future post-wedding getaways together. This stylish and durable rolling suitcase has a built-in battery hidden inside for on-the-go charging—because nothing ruins a honeymoon glow faster than a fight over who gets the last outlet in the airport.