Married life comes with a lot of firsts. First house, first pet, first embarrassing couple's Halloween costume, the list goes on and on. Many of these are forgotten as a family grows and changes, but some firsts deserve to be remembered. A couple's first Christmas together is definitely one of these, and is bound to become a memory treasured by everyone involved for the rest of their lives. So, how do you help the newlyweds in your life remember the holiday season this Christmas? Here are four gift ideas that will remind the happy couple of their first Christmas together every holiday season.
A Christmas ornament collection is a project years in the making, so help the new family start theirs off right with a decoration to commemorate their first holiday together. Personalized Christmas ornaments are a great first gift for a couple that may is still settling down into their new lives because it isn't bulky and can be packed up and moved easily if the time comes to upgrade to a bigger place. They are also easy to personalize to fit the couple with all sorts of engraving and photo options available. You'll be sure to find something that they'll love and treasure for years to come.
No Christmas is complete with stockings hung from the mantle with care! Even if their place doesn't have a mantle to hang decorations on, the newlyweds will love having a version of the tradition to call their own. Help them make the holiday personal by gifting them a set of personalized Christmas stockings! If you give this gift early, you can encourage the couple to fill the other's stocking with little gifts and snacks that they'd love. It's a simple and cheap tradition that they can do for each other on a smaller budget now and invite the kids to do for their siblings once the family gets a little bigger. If you know that the couple is planning on growing their household, you might want to give them a couple of blank stockings of the same pattern so that everyone can still match even if the next member of the family's arrival is a few years off. If the pair has a pet, get one for them too!
It doesn't take a lot to turn a house into a home. Help the newlyweds bring some holiday warmth and cheer to their doorstep with a Christmas welcome mat to greet their visitors. This is also a great way to add a touch of color to your place during the winter, when the dreary shades of white snow and clouds can make everything feel a bit 'blah.' In addition, an easy to clean welcome mat with a nonskid rubber backing will do wonders to keep the floors dry and clean when people are bringing in snow covered boots on the daily. It won't mold or mildew, so they'll be able to use it for Christmases to come!
When the sun starts to set earlier and earlier every night, Christmas candles are a must have. Few things are cozier on those long winter nights than a crackling fire, but festive smelling candles are a solid second. Candles are also a relatively inexpensive way to make any space feel festive with all sorts of holiday scents to choose from. They also make cute decorations even when unlit, as many candles come in cute ceramic jars and glass containers that show off the cool colors and designs inside. The couple might enjoy lighting some of these for a romantic dinner or a cozy night in, not only during the winter season but all year long. Candles are also nice to have around in case you need to cover up a burnt smell from a Christmas dinner gone wrong!