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...
Luckily, we've got your covered. Below, we've rounded up 34 of our favorite holiday gift ideas, perfect to exchange during your first holiday season. From honeymoon luggage to meal delivery subscriptions, these goodies are so good, we wouldn't be surprised if Santa got one for Mrs. Claus back when they were newlyweds!
Airbnb Gift Card
Whether you're in the midst of planning your honeymoon or just looking forward to your next romantic weekend upstate, an Airbnb gift card can be put towards your couple's getaway. Use it for a night spent in an intimate treehouse in Bali or a snowy cabin in New York.
SHOP NOW: AirBnb
Healthier Together Cookbook
Get closer to that 2020 goal of eating healthier with this couple's cookbook. It's full of yummy recipes for two that are gluten-free, dairy-free, and plant-centered.
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.
SHOP NOW: Etsy
Welcome guests to your new home with a doormat that bears your joint moniker. This one from West Elm is crafted from 100 percent coir, a durable material made from coconut husks.
SHOP NOW: West Elm
Dual iPhone and Apple Watch Charging Dock
No more fighting over the single charging dock! This dual charging station boasts space for two iPhones and two Apple watches, as well as a minimalist aesthetic we can get behind.
SHOP NOW: Etsy
Let's Just Get Take-Out Dish Towel
Sure, dishtowels aren't typically the most exciting holiday gift—but this one says what you're probably both thinking come Friday night. That makes it a total must-have!
Kate Spade New York Ring Dish
If you've recently tied the knot, designate a special place to keep your new wedding rings. Every time you drop your rings in this darling dish from Kate Spade New York, you will be reminded of the promise you made to one another.
Instant Pot Duo Crisp
If there is one gadget to add to your kitchen this year, it's the Instant Pot Duo Crisp. It's like 11 appliances in one: It's a slow cooker, pressure cooker, air fryer, steamer... Shall we go on?
UGG Fuzzy Throw
Just the thing to cuddle up under when the temperature drops, this warm throw is impossibly soft with reversible velvet and fuzzy sides. We see plenty of Netflix and chill sessions in your future.
SHOP NOW: Nordstrom
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.
SHOP NOW: Artifact Uprising
If you recently moved to another city or state together, pick up a candle that'll remind you of your old home or celebrate your new one. Homesick candles feature fragrances inspired by states and cities, like notes of peach for Georgia and coconut for Miami.
SHOP NOW: Homesick
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.
SHOP NOW: Blue Apron
Crosley Bluetooth Record Player
If you've found your audiophile soul mate, give your newly married sound system a makeover. This record player can play both vintage vinyls and Spotify, thanks to its Bluetooth capabilities. We especially love the wine-hued, velvet style.
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.
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.
SHOP NOW: Food52
If your family of two is about to become three with the addition of a fur baby, gift each other Christmas presents to aid in your new pet parenthood. For the chicest pooch on the block, accessorize with this set of matching dog walk essentials from Wild One.
SHOP NOW: Wild One
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.
SHOP NOW: Uncommon Goods
Peter Thomas Roth Mask-Erade
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?)
SHOP NOW: Sephora
Do One Thing Every Day Together: A Journal for Two
Start the new year off by making it a habit to fill out this couple's journal, little by little. You'll answer prompts and reflect and grow your bond, essentially creating a time capsule of your relationship. Sure, it's a little cheesy—but it's the holidays! You're allowed to be a little cheesy.
Mates for Life
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.
SHOP NOW: Uncommon Goods
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 batter that runs for up to 12 hours. Here's to many impromptu kitchen dance parties together.
Picnic Backpack for Two
When the weather warms, you two can take this backpack out for plenty of picnics in your local park. It's full of everything you need for an alfresco meal including a waterproof blanket, cutlery, wine glasses, plates, a corkscrew, and more.
100 Dates Bucket List Scratch Poster
Never run out of date night ideas (at least not for the next 100 dates) with this scratch-off poster. Make a goal to scratch off all the squares by the end of 2020!
Yeti Rambler Wine Glass Set
With so much to celebrate, you can toast just about anywhere with this set of Yeti rambler wine glasses. They're shatterproof, and the double-wall stainless-steel insulation will keep your drinks at their ideal temperature.
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.
Fujifilm Mini Link Smartphone Printer
We're going to go ahead and assume that you took about six million photos on your honeymoon. Thankfully, you can print out your favorites with ease with this mini printer. It connects with your smartphone, allowing you to instantly print pics.
Double Sleeping Bag
If you're both the adventurous type, a double sleeping bag will keep you cozy and close on your next outdoor adventure. How romantic does a night under the stars sound?
SHOP NOW: The North Face
Mini Waffle Maker
Give your lazy Sunday mornings together an upgrade in the cuisine department. With this petite waffle maker you'll be able to whip up your favorite breakfast treat without taking up a lot of precious counter space.
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!
Portable Movie Projector
Put your partner on popcorn detail: You can officially ditch the crowded movie theater for the comfort of your own home, thanks to this movie projector. It connects with your iPhone to play movies and TV shows on a large wall or screen.
Boska Bianco Fondue Set
Who doesn't love fondue? You can whip up the special treat whenever you want with this dessert set on hand. It comes with stainless steel forks, an oak wood burner, and a white earthenware pot. All you need now is a block of creamy chocolate or savory cheese.
SHOP NOW: World Market
"The 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.
SHOP NOW: Away, $225
Tina Frey Resin Champagne Bucket
Prepare for all the celebrations in your future with the help of this hand-sculpted champagne bucket. Your first holiday as newlyweds naturally calls for a bottle of bubbly.
SHOP NOW: Serena & Lilly, $250
Just returning from your honeymoon or dreaming about your next getaway? This minimalist diffuser will evoke seaside memories with its "Staycation" scent of juniper berries, tonka bean, and cardamom.
SHOP NOW: Snowe, $40