It’s natural—the impulse to get all extravagant for your first Christmas as a couple— but an overly personal, over-the-top, or over-anything gift can be as much a kiss of death as that hastily purchased gift card to Bed, Bath & Beyond. Keep it simple yet thoughtful and personal, and you won’t need mistletoe to snag plenty of kisses.

For the men:

The Art of Shaving kit at Neiman Marcus comes in a variety of suitable scents to suit your stubble, from sandalwood to lavender, with a pure badger brush and essential oils for the sleekest shave this side of a straight razor. ($115)

For the ladies:

For every personality, Kate Spade (713-871-1918) has a scarf with a fun print—from eyeglasses for the bookish to orange-and-pink bows for the girlish—made from an ultra-soft viscose that’s thick enough to keep her warm and attractive enough to perk up any purse. ($128)

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