The 26 Best Gifts for Your First Holiday Together

If you're engaged or newly-married, these presents are perfect

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There are so many milestones in your first year as a couple—whether you started dating, got engaged, moved in together, or became newlyweds. And the first holiday season together is a particularly special one—it's a time to combine traditions and families while creating new ones together. To celebrate this moment, you'll want to find the perfect meaningful memento.

With a multitude of stellar gifts to choose from and innumerable ways to show your love, the options for gifting over that first shared holiday are endless. From a gift for your partner that says I totally get you to something for the two of you to enjoy as a couple— we’ve got you covered.

Here, the best gifts for your first holiday season together.

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Minted "Our Vows" Print

Minted Our Vows Print

Courtesy of Minted

Celebrating your first Christmas as a married couple means that your wedding is a not so distant memory. If this was the year you tied the knot, gift commemorating that special day is definitely in order.

This beautiful print captures the feeling of that memorable moment by displaying the vows you shared. It's a gift that will find a place of honor on your wall for years to come.

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Studiopatró Cross-Back Linen Kitchen Apron

Food52 Cross-Back Linen Kitchen Apron

 Courtesy of Food52

Coordinating aprons are a must-have for the couple that loves to cook together, Stylish and functional, these linen aprons have deep pockets to stay organized—and choose from a range of pretty hues for the perfect pair.

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Shinola The Canfield Sport 45mm

Shinola The Canfield Sport 45mm

Courtesy of Shinola

A fresh take on a classic timepiece, this handsome everyday watch is packed full of features. Reminiscent of a speedometer, the watch has a stopwatch as well as a dual calendar aperture. Made of ultra-durable PVD casing, a sapphire face, and a cognac leather strap, this watch is meant to stand the test of time. 

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Wooden Engraved Shop Our First Christmas Personalized Picture Frame

Wooden Engraved Shop Our First Christmas Personalized Picture Frame

Courtesy of Etsy

Whether it’s a picture of you decorating the tree together or kissing under the mistletoe, there are bound to be more than a few frame-worthy snaps of your first Christmas together. Complete with personalized names and a date, this is a perfect way to display a very merry moment. 

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Date Night In: More than 120 Recipes to Nourish Your Relationship

Amazon Date Night In: More than 120 Recipes to Nourish Your Relationship

 Courtesy of Amazon

Looking for a way to bring a little spice into date nights at home? Experimenting with new recipes can be a fun and romantic way to turn up the heat. This book is chock full of delicious dishes and cocktails that are sure to please. Because while restaurants are fun, a table for two at home is really where it’s at!

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Catbird Pearl and Black Diamond Necklace

Catbird Pearl and Black Diamond Necklace

Courtesy of Catbird 

A soft pink pearl and a striking black diamond meet in this elegant necklace. Classic enough for a traditionalist, but with a modern, chic look—this piece will become an instant heirloom.

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Vitruvi Stone Diffuser

Amazon Vitruvi Stone Diffuser

 Courtesy of Amazon

Indulge all of your senses with this beautifully crafted stone diffuser. Part essential oil diffuser, part sleek modern sculpture, this gift will relax your mind and body while reviving your spirit. 

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Leatherology Double Zip Toiletry Bag

Leatherology Double Zip Toiletry Bag

 Courtesy of Leatherology

Crafted of high-quality leather (that comes in a variety of shades), this deluxe toiletry bag has two compartments so he can keep his grooming routine in check. It can also be embossed with a monogram for an extra personalized touch.

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Linoto 100% Linen Sheet Set

Linoto 100% Linen Sheet Set

Courtesy of Linoto

If they’re newlyweds, they most likely have a favorite place to be—in bed! A fancy new set of sheets is a gift that they will certainly appreciate. Sourced with materials from some of the finest mills in Italy and Belgium, but made in upstate New York, these linen sheets are not only practical—they’re luxurious too.

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Rocksbox Monthly Jewelry Gift Subscription

Rocksbox Monthly Jewelry Gift Subscription

 Courtesy of Rocksbox

If she loves jewelry, she’ll be over the moon when she receives this gift that keeps on giving. Every month, she’ll receive a box of jewelry that’s been hand-selected by a personal stylist.

She can borrow the jewels for as long as she likes, or make a purchase if she just can’t part with them. Talk about the queen’s treatment! 

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William Sonoma Black-Handled BBQ Tool Set Storage Case

William Sonoma Black-Handled 4-Piece BBQ Tool Set Storage Case

 Courtesy of William Sonoma

If your guy loves to grill, here’s a gift that’s sure to light his fire. This stainless steel BBQ tool set is highly durable and professional in quality. It comes complete with a heavy-duty steel case for transportation and storage to ensure that he’ll be flipping steaks for years to come.

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Funky and Glitz Greenery Personalized Wedding Ornament

Funky and Glitz Greenery Personalized Wedding Ornament

Courtesy of Etsy

Celebrate your first Christmas together as a couple with this personalized ornament. Made by hand, it features a charming couple painting and is customized with names and a date. This one is certain to become a cherished keepsake!

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Mociun Santa Fe Stoneworks Waiter's Knife

Mociun Santa Fe Stoneworks Waiter's Knife

 Courtesy of Mociun

Handmade by artisans in New Mexico, this one-of-a-kind gift is perfect for a man who’s a jack of all trades. This gorgeous waiter’s knife unfolds into a corkscrew, foil cutter, and bottle opener. It’s available in a variety of inlaid patterns that are created from precious materials such as turquoise, jet, malachite, and mammoth tooth.

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Mooni Andale Speaker Lantern

Food52 Mooni Andale Speaker Lantern

Courtesy of Food52

Looking to keep the romance alive? The ambiance is everything when it comes to date night—and this lantern-speaker combo brings it in droves. With a chic, Scandinavian design, soft glow (in your choice of hues), and your favorite tune, this lantern hits all the right notes.

Also nice: the bentwood handle and rechargeable battery mean you can bring the vibe with you wherever you go! 

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Mark & Graham Terminal 1 Zip Front Carry-On and Checked Luggage Set

Mark & Graham Terminal 1 Zip Front Carry-On and Checked Luggage Set

 Courtesy of Mark & Graham

Perfect for the couple that loves to travel, this best-selling luggage set is stylish and functional. The lightweight bags come in a choice of three classic colors and feature luxurious leather detailing and a personalized monogram. Because nothing says "we’re married" like a couple who travels with matching luggage! 

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Parachute Cloud Cotton Robe

Parachute Cloud Cotton Robe

Courtesy of Parachute

Navigating the first holiday season together as a new couple is exciting— and exhausting, to say the least! So they’re sure to appreciate something they can relax after the hustle-bustle of the holidays has ended. These cotton robes are so soft and luxurious—and they come in a range of pretty hues to choose from.

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Breville Barista Express Espresso Machine

Williams Sonoma Breville Barista Express Espresso Machine

Courtesy of Williams Sonoma 

For the coffee-loving couple, this high-end espresso machine is a dream come true. With all the features to make their favorite coffee-house espresso drinks right at home, this gift is certain to get them buzzing! 

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Jacqueline Schmidt Sea of Love Print

Uncommon Goods Sea of Love Print,

 Courtesy of Uncommon Goods

Gift a piece of artwork for a love that’s as deep as the ocean. This print from artist Jacqueline Schmidt illustrates a sea of love and the creatures in it. The delicate hand-drawn images of marine life are printed on recycled paper and inscribed with a sweet sentiment of love. 

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The Sill Medium Plants for Beginners Monthly Subscription

The Sill Medium Plants for Beginners Monthly Subscription

 Courtesy of The Sill 

Here's gift that they can nurture and watch grow along with their love. Every month they’ll receive an easy-to-care-for plant along with a chic earthenware planter. Whether they’re a couple with a green thumb or aspiring plant lovers, this gift is sure to bring a little bit of sunshine to their days. 

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Crosley C6 Record Player

Anthropologie Crosley C6 Record Player

Courtesy of Anthropologie

Here’s something that might not have been on their wedding registry—a record player! Perfect for laid-back evenings listening to old vinyl or lively nights spent entertaining friends, this sleek and stylish turntable is certain to bring music to their ears and joy into their lives. 

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Urban Outfitters Heart-Shaped Mini Waffle Maker

Urban Outfitters Heart-Shaped Mini Waffle Maker

 Courtesy of Urban Outfitters 

Making love in the morning—with waffles, that is! This heart-shaped waffle maker ensures that they’ll start their day in a loving way. Topped with jam, berries, or syrup—what could be sweeter?!

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Kreative Earth Personalized Wine and Cheese Portable Tote

Kreative Earth Personalized Wine and Cheese Portable Tote

 Courtesy of Etsy

It's a picnic date wrapped up in one cute package!! This portable wine and cheese tote comes complete with two insulated wine bottle compartments, a personalized Acacia wood cutting board, a cheese knife, and a corkscrew.

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Johanna Howard Home Dip-Dyed Throw

Johanna Howard Home Dip-Dyed Throw

 Courtesy of Johanna Howard Home

A gift you can both cozy up to! This 100% baby alpaca throw is super soft and luxurious. Hand-dyed in small batches, it has a stunning ombre pattern and comes in a range of vibrant shades. It's a perfect way to get closer— and cuddlier— with your spouse. 

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Iconoclast Fitness Virtual Training

Iconoclast Fitness Virtual Training

 Courtesy of Iconoclast Fitness 

Let’s face it—the post-holiday pound (or two) is real. A couple’s virtual training sessions are just the thing to get you back to looking— and more importantly— feeling your best! It's completely personalized to fit your needs and easy to do from the comfort of your living room.

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Fitbit Versa 2 Health and Fitness Smartwatch

Amazon Fitbit Versa 2 Health and Fitness Smartwatch

 Courtesy of Amazon

You may think your new wife is Wonder Woman, but there’s no doubt about it— she sure would love to have a personal assistant! Et voila! With the FitBit Versa 2 Smartwatch, she’ll have access to fitness trackers, music, news, weather, and a host of other information.

She’ll also be able to control all the smart home devices— all at the flick of a wrist. Wonder Woman will thank you for this one! 

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Clare V. Monogrammed Wallet Clutch

Clare V. Monogrammed Wallet Clutch

Courtesy of Clare V. 

Whether she uses it as a wallet, makeup case, or clutch, this is a gift that she’ll be happy to show off. Available in a variety of colors and patterns, this au courant leather bag comes with a hand-painted monogram. Tres chic! 

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