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Celebrating Your First Married Christmas: Sentimental Card & Gift Ideas

Make your first married Christmas extra special by surprising your other half with a thoughtful card and a sentimental gift

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After all the stress of planning your wedding, make sure you take some time after the big day to just appreciate being newlyweds and celebrate the fact that this is the year you got married.

Celebrating your first married Christmas will be one of those special milestones that you will want to acknowledge. Celebrating this special time doesn’t have to mean blowing your Christmas budget, even small gestures can mean so much. Explore some of our favourite ideas right here – from personalised Christmas cards to bespoke festive decorations.

There are many ways you can make your first year as a married couple, and rest assured that they don't need to cost an arm and a leg. Christmas cards, for example, are a lovely start and will only set you back a few pounds. Another sweet little touch is a Christmas tree decoration, which can always be personalised to make it extra special. Then there's those first gifts, which can always be themed. 

Whatever you fancy, we have some great options for all budgets and tastes. 

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First Married Christmas Cards

If it’s your first Christmas as a married couple then a sentimental card could be the perfect way to mark this special occasion for your new husband or wife. Some of these cards would also be ideal as a thoughtful gesture for a newlywed couple in your life.

Santa Hat Mr and Mrs Card – £3.95, Olivia Morgan

If you have found the Santa to your Mrs Claus then this cute Santa hat Christmas card by Olivia Morgan is perfect for you. It’s also a great card that you could give to your newly married friends.

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To My Husband – £4, Here’s To Us

We love how this elegant card from Here’s to Us includes the year you married, along with an adorable and simple festive design. Your new husband will love opening this card on Christmas morning.

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First Married Christmas Card with Decoration – £12.95, Martha Brook

What’s better than a special Christmas card to celebrate your first married Christmas? One that comes with its very own Christmas decoration of course! We adore this ‘Happy First Married Christmas’ card from Martha Brook which is perfect for giving to your partner or to a couple you know who recently married.

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Personalised First Christmas Card – £3.95, Martha Brook

This gorgeous Christmas card from Martha Brook features boughs of holly and mistletoe – what could be more romantic? We love how this card can be personalised with your married name and the year of your first married Christmas.

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Happy First Christmas as My Husband – £2.99, Do You Punctuate?

We think this is the perfect card to give to your brand new husband – the bold red and green shades make this fun card really festive – designed by Do You Punctuate?

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To My Wife – £4.60, Paper and Inc

Paper and Inc have designed an extra special card to celebrate your first married Christmas – this romantic style can be personalised with a map of your choice and the heart on the card is placed where you spend the holidays. Cute!

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Personalised Couples First Christmas – £4.25, The Two Wagtails

This simple Christmas card from The Two Wagtails can be given to your new spouse or is the perfect choice for a newly married couple. The card comes with a bold red envelope which is perfectly festive!

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Personalised 1st Christmas As Husband And Wife Mr & Mrs First Christmas Married Card - £3.69, Etsy

Personalised Penguin Our First Christmas

This adorable penguin card can be personalised with names for an extra special twist this Christmas. We love the snowy background on this one too. 

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Personalised Christmas Pudding Christmas Card - £3.63, Etsy

Personalised Christmas Pudding Christmas Card

If you want to keep it a little more simple, stick to a design like this understated pudding one, which is chic and sophisticated. 

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First Christmas as Mrs and Mrs Christmas Card - £3.94, Etsy

First Christmas as Mrs and Mrs card

You can't get much more festive than this cheerful card, complete with string Christmas lights.

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First Christmas Couple Card - £4.74, Etsy

first christmas as newlyweds card

A glorious card to buy for your loved one, we love the touch of festive foliage in this elegant design

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First Married Christmas Tree Decorations

Putting up the Christmas tree is such a special time and really kick-starts the festive season. Make putting up your tree even more special and romantic by having a personalised decoration that you can hang year after year.

Personalised Ceramic Tree Decoration – £10, Beautiful Gift Shop

Ceramic decoration

We adore this elegant floral ceramic Christmas tree decoration with simple geometric detail. Personalised with the couple’s names and the year of their first married Christmas, it’s a thoughtful gift idea for newlyweds.

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Our First Christmas as Mr and Mrs – £11.60, Riverside Bridal 77

Rustic first married christmas

Did you have a rustic themed wedding day? Then this gorgeous wooden tree decoration would be the perfect nod to your wedding. Choose to have your romantic message engraved on one side or both sides of the log slice and you also have the choice of adding a gift box.

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Wooden Mittens – £9.95, Aliroo


How adorable are these wooden mitten christmas tree decorations from Aliroo? Have your name and the year of your wedding engraved and then each year when you decorate your Christmas tree you can reminisce about your big day.

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Hanging Photo Decoration – £10, Sophia Victoria Joy


Make the most of your beautiful wedding photos by turning them into an extra special Christmas tree decoration. This wooden style from Sophia Victoria Joy is beautiful – why not create a photo decoration each year and start your own tradition?

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Christmas Decoration Set – £16, Martha Brook


Why buy Christmas tree decorations when you can make your own! This make your own Christmas tree decoration set from Martha Brook is a perfect gift for your partner or for a recently married couple.

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Personliased Polaroid Bauble – £15, Sophia Victoria Joy


Make use of your favourite wedding picture by having it encased in a Christmas bauble, it will be a lovely reminder of your special day and this style from Sophia Victoria Joy is stunning.

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First Christmas as Mr and Mr – £9.50, Just Toppers

Wooden star mr and mr tree decor

This wooden decoration from Just Toppers is just adorable! Choose little characters that look like the two of you and personalise with your married name and the year of your first married Christmas.

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Mr & Mrs Star Christmas Tree Topper – £29, Twenty Seven

Tree star topper

This star from Twenty Seven will take centre stage on your Christmas tree and you can personalise this extra special decoration to celebrate the fact it’s your first Christmas together.

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First Christmas Puzzle Decoration – £16, Create Gift Love

Tree puzzle hanging

If you and your other half are the perfect fit then this personalised jigsaw Christmas tree decoration from Creative Gift Love is a Christmas decoration you’ll treasure forever.

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Merry and Married Christmas Acrylic Ornament - £13.03, Etsy

Merry and Married Christmas Acrylic Ornament

Want something a little more understated, without the usual glitz and glam of Christmas? This acrylic design is subtle yet impactful.  

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Personalised Christmas Tree Decoration Engraved Bauble Gift - £6.99, Etsy

Personalised Christmas Tree Decoration Engraved Bauble Gift

On this decoration, you are able to personalise the names and dates, which are surrounded by this beautiful snow flake design on the border. 

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First Christmas as Mr and Mrs Decoration Bauble - £4.99, Etsy

First Christmas as Mr and Mrs Decoration Bauble

Want something a little more rustic? How about this lovely heart-shaped design, which you can of course personalise for a special gift. 

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Married Ornament - £27.20, Etsy

Married Ornament

A classy ornament for a classy home, this is ideal for those who don't want a typical 'Christmassy' vibe. In fact, you could hang this design year-round. 

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Mr and Mrs Christmas Decoration - £6.50, Etsy

Mr and Mrs Christmas Decoration

Not only does this lovely little decoration come with a main heart with names on it, you can also add a second tag with the year. So cute! 

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First Married Christmas Gifts

The novelty of being called a husband or a wife feels like it’s never going to wear off. If you love that you can call each other husband or wife now, why not get a fun token gift to celebrate.

Together Forever Pyjamas – £50, Jade and Matts

Christmas pyjamas

What says couple goals more than matching pjs? And Christmas time is the best season to be able to find plenty of options. We love this cute set which includes matching tartan pyjamas bottoms along with a personalised supersoft t-shirt.

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READ MORE: 15 Best His and Hers Pyjamas on the Highstreet

Our First Christmas Velvet Cushion – £35, Owl & Otter


These jewel-toned velvet cushions come embossed with gold writing and can be personalised with your names. We love the idea of changing up your home decor on the 1st of December to keep your home feeling festive.

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Personalised Wedding Cheese Board – £34, Dust and Things

Mr and mrs cheeseboard

It’s basically the law that over Christmas you eat plenty of cheese! This personalised wooden cheese board and knife set from Dust and Things not only includes your names and the year of your wedding, it also includes the location you got married.

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Married AF Shirt – £10.95, The Lakeside Shed


If you are feeling married AF then this t-shirt from The Lakeside Shed is just perfect for you and your other half! It comes in a variety of colours so you can choose one to suit your style.

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First Christmas Married Candle – £24, Little Cherub Design

candle christmas gift

This pretty personalised Christmas candle from Little Cherub Design is perfect to light on those cosy festive nights in. It’s a great gift idea for a newly married couple or a romantic gift for your partner.

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READ MORE: Our Favourite Wedding Candles

First Christmas as Mrs – £30, Precious Little Plum


Make the annual Christmas jumper even more special by giving this beautiful ‘First Christmas as Mrs…’ jumper from Precious Little Plum to your new wife. Available in burgundy or navy, it’s a beautiful gift that can be worn throughout the festive season.

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First Christmas Married Socks – £15, Solesmith


Give the traditional Christmas gift of socks but with a romantic twist – we love these ‘First Christmas Married’ socks from Alphabet Interiors.

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First Christmas Cushion Cover - £19.67, Etsy

First Christmas Cushion

We love the colour pattern of this festive cushion cover, which boasts a cute holly wreath and a personalised inscription. 

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Met, Engaged, Married Map Print - £7.99, Etsy

Met, Engaged, Married Map Print 

How special is this lovely print, which marks the days you met, got engaged, and finally got married. A perfect first Christmas present for your partner (and for yourself, really). 

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We hope you enjoy your first married Christmas – if it’s not long until your one year anniversary then don’t miss our ultimate gift guide for the perfect paper anniversary gifts.