What do you get for the couple who has everything? Take it from a recent bride, here are the absolute best gifts for newlyweds!
But this year I get to write about a new, fun category.
That’s because I earned a few new titles this year — bride, newlywed, Mrs.!
Yep, Chris and I got married in September! (I haven’t written about our wedding on the blog yet, but I will soon! Promise!)
I figure almost everyone knows someone who got married this year, so you might have a pair of newlyweds to shop for.
So what do you get the couple who just had the happiest day of their life? Not to mention the engagement parties, showers, a registry and a trip of a lifetime!
That’s what I’m here to help you with: Gifts for the newlyweds you know. (And perhaps the soon-to-be-newlyweds too!)
The best Christmas gifts for newlyweds
We had a truly wonderful year, so we really struggled with what to put on our Christmas lists this year.
A few family members asked us if there’s anything left on our registry that they’d still like — which was a really nice gesture!
Besides that, a few things we asked for are items we want to upgrade around the house plus the usuals like video games (for Chris) and kitchen gadgets (for me).
But if you like to shop off-registry and/or off-Christmas list, then there are some really thoughtful gifts for newlyweds.
They just had an awesome wedding, paid for a great photographer, went on a honeymoon and had a trip of a lifetime — so a gift that helps them commemorate and remember the awesome events of the year will be absolutely perfect for them!
Or perhaps they’ve been stressed and just need a break after all that wedding planning! (I know I sure did.)
Anyway, let’s get started. I now pronounce these… ideas for gifts for newlyweds!
Give your newlyweds the gift of remembering their special day!
These cute custom ornaments are an adorable way to commemorate the bride and groom!
You can never have enough frames for your wedding pictures! Trust me.
Saved their invitation? Cut it up into confetti pieces and drop it into a glass ornament for the couple to enjoy year after year.
This fabric-covered album is perfect for wedding and/or honeymoon photo printouts! (Makes a great guest book too.)
Newlyweds will love something you make just for them!
These wooden spoons are an easy-to-make gift they will cherish for years!
DIY Airplane Cocktail Kits make a perfect holiday gift for your jet-setting friends. Learn how to make each versatile kit, which can make two kinds of cocktails — an easy Old-Fashioned or a fancy Champagne Cocktail.
Newlyweds will love a homemade liqueur they can toast to a great year together!
Year-round Couple Gifts
These are gifts both the bride and groom will enjoy all year long!
Everyone needs a set of monogramed stationery! I love the modern look of this notecard set. They are perfect for those thank you notes. (Which, by the way, no one tells you how long those will take!)
A return address stamp will get a lot of mileage, especially if there's a new name or address for the couple! This is a gift they'll use over and over again. (And it goes well with those notecards, don't you think?)
This constellation map of the night they were wed (or met!) will be a gift they will love forever! We have a similar one hanging in our bedroom.
Gifts for Relaxing
Wedding planning is stressful. Here are a couple ideas for destressing! (Also handy at the holidays.)
Send them on a getaway they'll never forget with a gift card to Airbnb.
Game night with friends is the perfect way to relax. This is a fun one we got for our wedding!
Every newly married couple should start the day off with a proper cup of coffee. If they are coffee lovers, they'll use this often!
Gadgets & Gizmos
Newlyweds will love having these new tech gadgets around!
We adore our smart plugs and use them alongside our Google Home for everything from our Christmas tree to our bedside table lamps.
An Instant Pot will be so much fun for the newlyweds as they learn to cook together!