5 Holiday Gift Ideas for Newlyweds
Guest Blogger: Aimee Lyons (DIYDarlin.com)
Every memory is extra special during that first year as a newlywed. From first homes to first holidays, this couple is shaping and framing a whole new set of traditions — and none more prominent than their first holiday as Mr. and Mrs.
Do you want to make their first married holiday something really special? Perhaps you’re stumped for something they could really use — their house is now overflowing with appliances, dinnerware and linens from their wedding. Here is a list of holiday gift ideas just for newlyweds, ones that celebrate their first holiday in wedded bliss.
1. Monogrammed Decor
It’s always fun and exciting to decorate a new home, especially if you have a new name or a growing family. Imagine their excitement unwrapping beautiful, one-of-a-kind gifts custom-designed for their new adventure. You can head to your local crafts store to put together wall art with their initials or take some elegant pillow shams or high thread count towels to a tailor to have them embroidered. If you’re in a pinch for ideas, Etsy.com has hundreds of handmade newlywed gifts to choose from. Your local farmer’s markets and artisan stores will likely have special, unique styles and designs, as well.
2. Frames for Wedding Photos or Memories
Science has proven that looking through vacation pictures or happy, special moments can improve mood, providing powerful positive emotions. While the first year of wedded bliss is one of excitement, it can also be stressful — combining furniture, adjusting schedules, sharing the remote. Help your newlyweds get that burst of happiness with pictures frames for their wedding and honeymoon photos.
3. Classes Together
Nothing says newlywed paradise quite like growing and playing together. You can expand their horizons, while also helping them make lasting memories and learn new skills by signing them up for fun and exciting classes. Want to ensure they get to nosh on delectable home-cooked meals? Sign them up for a culinary class. Are these newlyweds super creative but super busy? You can even get them online music lessons that they can take at their own pace in their own time. Check out EquipBoard for a list of websites that offer the best online guitar lessons.
4. Custom Holiday Decor
Melt hearts and make memories with custom holiday decor. One of the most popular ideas includes Christmas tree ornaments with a wedding photo or engraved with their names. For a Jewish couple you can give them a beautiful Star of David wreath with their last name to hang on their front door during Hanukkah. For couples who celebrate winter solstice, you can purchase scented candles with custom-designed labels.
Gift this Wreath on Etsy
5. Leftover or Current Registry Gifts
Not every couple is moved by sentimental gifts. For the more practical newlyweds, you can take a look at their wedding registry and see what items weren’t purchased. Is that Kitchen-Aid mixer still on the shelf? Snag it! You can also look at items they did get and see if there are any fun accessories that can go along with it. Take the mixer, for example. From spiralizers to blades, you can purchase multiple kinds of mixer attachments that extend its abilities.
Sometimes gift giving can be complicated, especially when your list is long or filled with people who have unusual or rare tastes. Newlyweds present a different challenge — they’ve recently received a bunch of gifts, probably taken a trip or are planning one and have a ton of stuff going on in their lives. Picking a gift that takes them back to the magic of their wedding day or sparks excitement for their special day is a fantastic gift that truly celebrates their future.