Newlyweds have the basics. They registered at the big name stores and got all their household needs. Now for Christmas get them unique items that celebrate their commitment, but are also fun.
Give their couch a little pick-me-up with this special pillow set ($89.99, WordGarden
). Go a step further and make your own: Ikea has cheap blank pillows that are easy to customize. Draw something special and scan it onto the computer or type something funny, then print the image or text onto iron-on paper. Then take the next obvious step ... follow the iron-on paper directions and iron the image to the pillow.
Do they like tea? Or maybe coffee? Get them a cute his-and-hers customized mug set ($45, Art Haus Ceramics
). They can spend Saturday mornings together, caffeinating.
Put Their Name on It
Get the newlyweds a little something-something for their mantle or above their bed. Buy these customized initials ($29.95, Painted Posh Designs
) or make your own. Letters can be bought at most major craft stores. Or ask CraftFox member Allison Smedley
how she made her alphabet letters!
We Heart This Bowl
This tiny (3.5 inch diameter) hand-stamped bowl ($28, Paloma's Nest
) has the oh-so romantic words of e. e. cummings. The newlyweds can use this to hold their rings while they sleep. It's also good inspiration for all you ceramic crafters out there. And for those clay beginners, try making your own molds and stamping it into oven-bake or air-drying clay.
Mr. and Mrs.
Well, it might be too late for this year, but why not bulk up their Christmas decoration supply with these Mr. and Mrs. stockings ($44, Simply French Market
)? This could also be made at home with iron-on paper.
Wreaths are great for every time of year. Buy this one from Etsy ($30, Dora Belle Decor
) or check out these DIY wreath ideas from Country Living.
Newlyweds are sort of like babies! Kiddin'. Sort of. But they do seem to celebrate each milestone: anniversaries, first trip as Mr. and Mrs., etc. Celebrate their first Christmas as a married couple with this customized spoon ornament. Blithe Vintage, $12
Add to the couple's game collection with this story-making game ($29.95, Uncommon Goods
). There are only two "laws" for Storymatic: the main character must change from the beginning to the end of the story and you cannot kill your main character. This would also be an easy DIY project made with lots of cute stationery.
We bet this kitchen item wasn't something they registered for, so they probably don't already have one, ($26, Uncommon Goods
). Also, it's way classier than eating from the carton.
These napkins actually block cell phone signals ($15, Uncommon Goods
). Give those newlyweds a napkin set and protection against annoying dinner guests who can't seem to pry themselves away from the ol' iPhone.
Image credits (from top): WordGarden, Art Haus Ceramics, Painted Posh Designs, Paloma's Nest, Simply French Market, Dora Belle Decor, Blithe Vintage, Uncommon Goods, Uncommon Goods, Uncommon Goods and Uncommon Goods