Polka Dot Christmas Gift Guide – Couple & Newlyweds Gift Ideas

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For our third and final Christmas gift guide, (see for the bride & bridesmaids and for the groom & groomsmen) we’re rounding it up with couple and newlyweds gift ideas.

For me, this gift guide has a two fold approach- it’s full of great gifts to give a couple at Christmas, for an engagement or for their wedding. But they also translate out to presents for each other. Perhaps you want a gorgeous crockery set for your wife to be? Or a great cook book for your husband? As someone who loves to spend a lot of time at home, this gift guide is one of my favourites every year.

Christmas Presents For Newlyweds

Frangelico Hazelnut Liqueur ($29.95 Available from Dan Murphys), Aura by Tracey Ellis Double Dip In Fiery Coral/Pink Coffee Mug ($13.95), Stacking Bowl ($19.95) and Side Plate ($19.95)  Papier d’Amour “We Are All Mad Here” Duck Egg Print ($55), Sengled Pulse Solo Led + Wireless Speaker ($129 Available from Machtig), Peppermint Grove Australia Large Candle In Vanilla Caramel ($39.95) Aura by Tracey Ellis Kali Tea Cup in Pastel Pink and Peppermint ($49.95 In Set of Four), Aura by Tracey Ellis Kali Serving Bowl in Pastel Pink ($39.95) Kali Large Bowl in Pastel Pink ($19.95), Kali Small Bowl in Pastel Pink ($12.95)   Laura Ashley Jacks ($16.95), Stephanie Alexander The Cook’s Companion ($97.95 Available From Booktopia)

I love a good Fringe cocktail and I wouldn’t say no to a bottle of Frangelico Hazelnut Liqueur ($29.95 Available from Dan Murphys),I think spirits like this can be a fun gift when paired with gorgeous cocktail glasses and of course, recipes!

Aura by Tracey Ellis Double Dip In Fiery Coral/Pink Coffee Mug ($13.95), Stacking Bowl ($19.95) and Side Plate ($19.95) 

Papier d’Amour “We Are All Mad Here” Duck Egg Print ($55), would make a fun gift for the newlyweds in your life, or for your beloved for when life just doesn’t need to be taken so seriously.

This has to be maybe the most unusual but nifty idea in our gift guide. A speaker in a lightbulb! Meet the Sengled Pulse Solo Led + Wireless Speaker ($129 Available from Machtig), if you’re an apartment dweller with not a lot of space, or just love a good gadget you’ll love how this wireless speaker works. Use it like a normal lightbulb, connect via an app to your phone (which controls both music and light) and have tunes all night long. It’s that easy!

A delicious smelling candle, like the Peppermint Grove Australia Large Candle In Vanilla Caramel ($39.95) makes a good gift for a couple who like to spend their nights snuggling inside with a little luxury. This one especially ranks highly for lovers of foodie scents because it smells just like a caramel brownie.

The bright bold colours and modern design of the Aura by Tracey Ellis Kali Tea Cup in Pastel Pink and Peppermint ($49.95 In Set of Four), Aura by Tracey Ellis Kali Serving Bowl in Pastel Pink ($39.95) Kali Large Bowl in Pastel Pink ($19.95), Kali Small Bowl in Pastel Pink ($12.95) ensured they made this year’s gift list, I love adding bright crockery like this to simple tones of white for a fun look and they’re not often things you buy yourself, so that makes it a winner for a gift idea!

I am of a firm belief that presents don’t have to be expensive to be awesome and this set of Laura Ashley Jacks ($16.95) is the perfect example. Games like this last a lifetime and are perfect for packing in the car for roadtrips, camping and get aways or grabbing while you enjoy a glass of wine. There’s something fun about games like this that make them a must on my Christmas lists.

It’s long been said the the Stephanie Alexander The Cook’s Companion ($97.95 Available From Booktopia) is a bit like the bible of the cooking world and for a couple just starting out, or someone new to cooking, this is an essential buy and what would be a very welcome gift.

Couple Christmas Gift Ideas

Aura by Tracey Ellis Kali Serving Bowl in Coral ($39.95), Kali Small Bowl in Coral ($12.95), Uashmama Metallic Bag Stack ($139 Available at The Wedding Nest), Milk & Sugar Weston Clock In White ($85 Available at The Wedding Nest),  Cristina Re Signature Tea Pot in Ivory ($59.95),  The Cutlery Commission “Spread The Love” Butter Knife ($36), KeepResin Cheese Knife in Grey Marble ($40),  Kalite Pestemal Co. 100% Turkish Cotton Throws in Classic Beach Spearmint ($39.95), Nautical Blue & Spearmint ($44.95) and Balik Spearmint ($59.95), Hi Petal! Flower Posy ($35)

Aura by Tracey Ellis Kali Serving Bowl in Coral ($39.95), Kali Small Bowl in Coral ($12.95) are such fun in their bold coral. Pieces like this are great to have when entertaining as a bright and colourful touch and something that isn’t often purchased as a necessity. The Australian brand is always so design driven you know the pieces will be well loved.

These Uashmama Metallic Bag Stack ($139 available at The Wedding Nest) have been popping up everywhere lately and as a gift for a couple, I think they’re a winner! Perfect for storage, decorating or well, just about anything, the metallic is modern, the uses wide and varied and you? A winner on the gift giving list.

It’s always hard to find a simple, gorgeous clock and I think this Milk & Sugar Weston Clock In White ($85 available at The Wedding Nest), might be one of my favourites this year and a great idea for a wedding gift. The simple design makes it versatile for so many decor styles while still holding it’s own.

A classic tea pot never goes out of style and I love how festive this Cristina Re Signature Tea Pot in Ivory ($59.95) is. Good tea is under rated and this tea pot? A great gift for a couple who like to entertain.

I thought this  “Spread The Love” Butter Knife ($36) from The Cutlery Commission was a really sweet idea. The company can imprint anything from butter knives to cake servers and dessert spoons. Imagine gifting a set of fun dessert spoons with the couple’s names or an inside joke? Love it!

I love this idea for a gift for marble lovers. Well add to that cheese lovers! This stunning KeepResin Cheese Knife in Grey Marble ($40), is locally designed and made in Australia and so beautifully created, it makes the perfect little gift for the newlyweds (or a cheese addict like me!)

The Kalite Pestemal Co. 100% Turkish Cotton Throws in Classic Beach Spearmint ($39.95), Nautical Blue & Spearmint ($44.95) and Balik Spearmint ($59.95) are a brilliant, stylish alternative to gifting beach towels. Hand loomed, they’re much more light weight and absorbent as well as fast drying for a couple who spends all their time outdoors.. They’re also versatile for decorating around the home!

Hi Petal! Flower Posy ($35) are my pick for daily blooms this year. I have loved each and every arrangement I’ve received. Each come in a sweet glass jar (so no worrying about finding a vase!) and use really gorgeous flowers. Subscriptions or ideas like this always make my gift list because arranging for a monthly bunch of blooms to the newlyweds, or your beloved is a gift that lasts all year long and gives a little awesome surprise.

Modern Wedding Presents

Pony Rider Starry Night Cushion ($89 Available at The Depot & Co) Marble Basics Marble Hexagonal Coasters ($100 for set of six. Available at The Depot & Co), JBL Flip3 Wireless Bluetooth Speaker In Teal ($199.95), Laura Ashley Garden Skittles Set ($139.95), KeepResin Medium Square Platter in Peach ($155), Copper Cutlery ($14.95 per piece) Available At Bloom & Co)

Pony Rider Starry Night Cushion ($89 Available at The Depot & Co) would make a fun present for people who love a dash of colour. I love the unusual constellation design and the peachy coral is perfect for the Summer months.

I love the idea of gifting these Marble Basics Marble Hexagonal Coasters ($100 for set of six. Available at The Depot & Co), to your favourite couple. They’re elegant,chic and if they’re marble lovers, well you’ll go to the top of their Christmas card list!

This JBL Flip3 Wireless Bluetooth Speaker In Teal ($199.95) might get you onto the concept I love my music and I especially love ideas that make it easy to take with me. For those that love to entertain, or who are always outdoors together, this portable speaker would make a fantastic gift. Take it to the beach, camping or just carry it around the house for great sound.

I love the idea of gifting the Laura Ashley Garden Skittles Set ($139.95) as a wedding present or popping it under the tree for your favourite couple. The idea of gathering together for games in the garden with a jug of Pimms is my idea of a good time!

KeepResin Medium Square Platter in Peach ($155) really caught my eye this year. I love the art of resin and the opaque, rich colour of this stunning platter (locally made just outside of Melbourne) ticks all my colour loving boxes.

Want to splash out and give something traditional with a modern twist as a wedding present? What about this two tone Copper Cutlery ($14.95 per piece) available At Bloom & Co) set? I love having a set of cutlery to use on special occasions and treasure and this set is definitely going to be treasured.

Newlywed Gift Ideas

Marble Basics Marble Essential Key Bowl ($135 Available at The Depot & Co), Jada Copper Salad Servers ($62.00 Available At Bloom & Co), Pony Rider Come Wander Pillow Case ($49 Available at The Depot & Co), Zakkia Concrete Round Tray In Black ($49 Available at The Depot & Co), Fazeek Noughts & Crosses Napkins in Black & Silver on Off White Linen ($125 for set of six),  Jada Copper Cheese Knife Set ($42 Available At Bloom & Co), Lisa T Medium Hexagonal Tea Light Holder ($10 each Available at Target),  Cristina Re Signature Tea Cups in Pistachio and Ivory  ($34.95 Each), Cocktail Traders “The Frequent Flyer” Gift Set ($179.95 contains Belgrove Distillery Rye Whiskey and W&P Design Carry On Cocktail Kit (Old Fashioned)

Loving the marble trend? This Marble Basics Marble Essential Key Bowl ($135 Available at The Depot & Co) is a great gift idea. Bowls are one of those things that can be used anywhere for anything and this one is subtle and beautiful enough for a great gift.

I love gorgeous cutlery and these Jada Copper Salad Servers ($62.00 Available At Bloom & Co), are stunning and right on trend for copper lovers. The elegant design adds a modern touch.

Pony Rider Come Wander Pillow Case ($49 Available at The Depot & Co) is a fun gift idea for the travelers and dreamers in your life. It makes a  statement and encourages the best things in life – wandering together!

I love how elegant this Zakkia Concrete Round Tray In Black ($49 Available at The Depot & Co), is. It comes in traditional concrete grey or this black tone and for one, a tray always comes in handy but secondly? Why not make an impact with something really different? Definitely on my wish list!

If you are looking for something unique, design driven and oh so useful, meet the Fazeek Noughts & Crosses Napkins in Black & Silver on Off White Linen ($125 for set of six). I love the polka dots (obviously) but Fazeek can also print many different bold patterns in different tones. This in a table cloth (which is also available, as is a whole host of other table linen) would make a divine wedding present.

For cheese lovers this Jada Copper Cheese Knife Set ($42 Available At Bloom & Co) is a fresh take on the classic cheese knife set. I love the copper colour and the modern shape and design of this set. It’s definitely going to be a winner for those who appreciate good things (cheese) in life.

These Lisa T Medium Hexagonal Tea Light Holders ($10 each Available at Target) are a modern and bold gift idea for those outfitting their house with all things sparkly. I love the silver, hexagonal design and as a lover of anything candlelight full endorse these for under the tree.

Tea for two? Bring back the art of tea with these Cristina Re Signature Tea Cups in Pistachio and Ivory ($34.95 Each). Stunning tea cups are one of those things you never buy yourself, but are such a treat to use an the gold detail on these makes it a little more glam.

Buying for a couple about to jet set away on a honeymoon? Why not consider this Cocktail Traders “The Frequent Flyer” Gift Set ($179.95 contains Belgrove Distillery Rye Whiskey and W&P Design Carry On Cocktail Kit (Old Fashioned). It’s a great combination of goodies for the traveling cocktail lovers and will win many thoughtful gifting points!

 

Photos by Talia Cain for Polka Dot Bride.

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