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.

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.

First Christmas as My Wife/Husband – £4.50, Summer Lane Studio

Celebrate the first Christmas you can call your other half your husband or your wife with one of these adorable illustrated cards from Summer Lane Studio. The cards are made from 100% recycled materials and can be personalised with your name – and we love the cute pictures!

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First Christmas Card – £3.50, Hunter Paper Co

This adorable hand-illustrated card could work for you and your other half celebrating your first married Christmas or as a thoughtful card for a newly married couple that you know. Printed onto thick, high quality card and tucked inside a recycled kraft brown envelope, it’s the perfect festive treat to pop under the tree.

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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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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 Wooden Star Christmas Decoration – £7.95, Amazon

This personalised wooden star Christmas tree decoration is an absolute bargain priced at just £7.95 and with free postage. Personalise your Christmas tree by hanging this statement star decoration that has been engraved with your names, it’s a lovely keepsake you can then hang on your tree every year.

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Personalised Ceramic Tree Decoration – £10, Beautiful Gift Shop

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 – £11.81, Riverside Bridal 77

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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First Christmas Keepsake Decoration – £10.95, Amazon

If you are a pair of lovebirds then this beautifully festive robin tree decoration is a pretty keepsake that you can treasure for years. Hang it on your tree each Christmas as a reminder of your special day.

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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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Our First Christmas – £11.95, Nina Thomas Studio

This gorgeous keepsake from Nina Thomas Studio is frosted glass that is etched with the words ‘Our first Christmas married’ along with your name and the year. It’s a beautiful way to celebrate the first festive season as a married couple.

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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 – £8, Just Toppers

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 – £27.95, Twenty Seven

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

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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Personalised Glitter Bauble – £12.96, Twenty Seven

You can never have enough glitter at Christmas – especially when it comes to decorating your tree. These pretty glitter baubles from Twenty Seven can be personalised with your married name and the year of your first married Christmas.

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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.

First Christmas As Mr and Mrs – £12.99, Just Beautiful Gifts

We think these first married christmas t-shirts would be so much fun to wear on Christmas Day. They come in a range of colours and sizes so there is no excuse for you and your partner not to be wearing fun matching outfits on Christmas Day.

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Wifey Mug – £9, Lisa Angel

This confetti covered wifey mug would make a perfect Christmas gift for someone who is so excited to be calling themselves a wife. The boys don’t need to feel left out though as there is also a hubby version.

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Together Forever Pyjamas – £45, Jade and Matts

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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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

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 – £14.55, 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

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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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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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.