30 Clever Gifts for Couples They're Both Sure to Love
We all know it’s hard enough to shop for one person. But choosing a gift that strikes a balance between thoughtfulness and practicality can be particularly challenging when it comes to couples. The key is to make sure you go with gifts for couples that take into account the pair's shared interests. (If she’s a voracious reader but he prefers gaming, don’t get them a pile of the year’s bestsellers). Plus, you have to make sure you pick up something neither of them already owns. (It’s a tough task!)
We’re here to help your gift decision-making process get simpler this year. Here, we’ve assembled 30 of the best gifts for couples of all types—from couples who have shared passions and interests to couples celebrating major milestones together.
Do they both like to drink coffee? We have a cool coffee maker that doubles as a countertop statement piece when not in use. Or, if the couple prefers to spend Friday night in the kitchen together testing new recipes, try a saute-skillet hybrid paired with a cookbook they’ll want to use for every meal. If they just got their first canine companion, you could opt for the treat-tossing dog camera, which will let them access a livestream of their precious pet at all hours. If they are newly cohabiting, there are lots of gift ideas for couples to spruce up their home together.
These couple gifts are fun and surprising, without feeling cheesy. Don't worry, if they ask how you ever came up with these clever gift ideas, we’ll let you take all the credit. And if you want to put a few of these in your cart to keep for you and your significant other? Well, that’s OK, too.
Best Gift For Adventure-Loving Couples: The Couple's Bucket List
Add a little fun and adventure to their lives with this game. The couple can pick a card and find a fun activity, whether it's kissing in the rain, recreating a favorite date, or creating their own movie marathon. It's the perfect gift for the couple who's looking to add in a little excitement after a year in quarantine.
Best Gift for the Couple Who Appreciates Luxury: Brooklinen Super-Plush Bath Sheets
Brooklinen's super-plush, oversized bath sheets are a gift that will make any couple feel like they're staying at a five-star spa, without even leaving home.
Best Gift for the Couple Who Has Everything: Fujifilm INSTAX Share SP-2 Smart Phone Printer
At last, we’ve made it to the couple who has everything. No wine bottle, coffee mug, or scented candle will do; they own plenty of those. So get them a gift that turns what they already have (photos on their phones) into images IRL. In just 12 seconds, the printer spits out high-resolution images shared via app on your smartphone. The printer, which comes in two different colors, will fit almost anywhere in the couple's home.
Best Gift for a Sentimental Couple: A Photo Album Starring Them
For a couple you're particularly close with, share your favorite memories in a beautiful photo album created just for them. Curate your favorite images of the duo from their wedding, vacations, and parties. Or, if you don't have enough photos to build the album yourself, present them with a gift card so they can DIY their own.
Best Gift For Game-Loving Couples: Personalized Four-Across Game
For the couple who loves to play games, this personalized maple wood four-across game will provide hours of lighthearted competition. The hand-crafted activity set can be customized with the couple's names, an anniversary date, or a sweet message.
Best Gift for the Couple That Sleeps In: Brooklinen
You know that couple who doesn't get out of bed or answer the phone before noon on a Saturday? Give them the ultimate couples gift: some seriously luxurious bed sheets. To avoid having to guess their preference—sateen or linen?—present them with a gift certificate so they can order exactly what they want.
Best Gift for Wine Drinkers: Winc Subscription
No matter if they prefer a buttery chardonnay or a fruity merlot, they're sure to find a new favorite bottle through Winc's wine subscription. They even have natural wines, vegan wines, and low-alcohol options to accommodate all kinds of wine drinkers. Gift them a monthly subscription plan, or send them a gift card for any amount you'd like.
Best Gift for Plant-Loving Couples: Yes, More Plants!
You know that couple who has worked hard to turn their home into a greenhouse? There's one thing they can never have too much of: you guess it, plants! To make sure they get the varietal they've had their eye on, opt for a gift certificate from The Sill, so they can order that monstera or dracaena they've been coveting.
And for those who just moved in together? Check out the selection of "beginner plants."
Best Gift for Newlywed Couples: A Sweet Art Print
To celebrate their wedding, anniversary, or the moment their paths first crossed, order this art print customized with their names and important dates. A meaningful gift with a minimalist design, this print will fit in any style home.
Choose from framed or unframed, or even framing options in tin, platinum, silver, and gold to commemorate all of the major milestone anniversaries.
Best Gift for the Athletic Couple: The SoulCycle At-Home Bike
If you're feeling extra generous when shopping for fitness-minded loved ones, the SoulCycle at-home bike is the way to go. This bike is so much more than a piece of workout equipment: It's a divine source of endorphin-driving sweat, world-class instruction, heart-pounding playlists, and a powerful community of riders and athletes around the world. This bike will transport the happy couple to the front row of their favorite studio, wherever they are, whenever they’re ready for a serious cardio party (BTW, SoulCycle has doubled down on their commitment to deliver in less than three weeks guaranteed, so no need to worry that your gift won't make it in time).
Best Gift for Home Chefs: Herb Garden
Many couples (whether they enjoy it or not!) are creating more home-cooked meals this year. Help them top their homemade pizzas off with homegrown basil, thanks to a low-effort indoor herb harden. This countertop garden is self-watering and comes with a grow light, making herb gardening almost effortless.
Best Gift for Eco-Friendly Couples: Tree-Free Towels
For the pair that's always trying to lessen their carbon footprint, these treeless linen towels will help them break their paper towel habit. Durable, absorbent, and stylish, they can be used as cleaning cloths, food covers, dinner napkins, place mats, and more.
Best Gift for Couples Who Love to Travel: Roam Map Print
Memorialize travels with these copper-foil map prints of 12 major cities and a few states.
Best Gift for Coffee-Connoisseurs: 8-Cup Chemex Coffee Maker
Know a couple coffee connoisseurs? Gift them a classic Chemex coffee maker in a size that can caffeinate a crowd.
Best Gift for the Busy Couple: Blue Apron Gift Card
For the couple who always wishes they had more time to prepare home-cooked meals, give them a Blue Apron gift card. Blue Apron will supply the recipes and ingredients, so they can skip the meal planning and start cooking.
Best Gift for the Sommelier Couple: Ash Wood 12-Bottle Wine Rack
Promote the couple's wine collection from a cupboard hidden away or a disorganized hodgepodge on the counter—this couples gift will transform even a few bottles of Three-Buck Chuck into statement piece status. Made of sturdy ash wood from Vermont, the rack can hold all of their favorite blends. So even if they don’t always agree on a pinot grigio versus a Sauvignon blanc, there will be space for both party’s preferences. Plus, it’s a piece that will look lovely on a countertop, full or not. They could even place it out on a buffet table during a party. Bonus points if you give a few bottles to start them off. Six bottles will earn you "friend of the year" status.
Best Gift for the Couple Who Loves to Entertain: Google Home
He loves to cook; she’s known for having highly-curated playlists. Together, this couple pulls off the type of party everyone attends and silently wonders, “How do they make it look so effortless?” By gifting them with a Google Home, you’ll ensure a repeated invite to their soirees, and they’ll thank you for making their party prep a little easier—Google will answer all his charcuterie questions and showcase her refined musical taste, hands free.
Best Gift for the Jet-Setting Couple: Airbnb Gift Card
Travel might look a little different this year—but that won't stop a couple that loves to travel from getting away. They may have changed their flight to a road trip instead, but this Airbnb gift card will help them along their journey. Their adventure awaits, and your generosity will help get them there.
Best Gift for the Couple Who Just Bought Their First Home: 3-Line Wall Address Plaque
It finally happened; they made an offer, signed the papers, and moved in box after box. They’re officially homeowners. And while this couple might not live there forever, it’s certainly an address they’ll never forget. A personalized address plaque, like this one from Wayfair, is thoughtful, practical, and something they can pack up and move with ease if the time ever comes to relocate—serving as a decorative statement piece in a new home with a different address.
Best Gift for the Cocktail-Loving Couple: Gin-Making Kit
For the couple who goes together like, well, gin and tonic. If they like to indulge in the after-work or weekend cocktail (or three), this kit will be a fun addition to their bar collection. Instead of picking up a bottle or Hendrick’s the next time they’re in the mood for gin, they can top off their cocktails with a bit of homemade liquor infused with juniper berries, rosemary, citrus scents, and more throat-warming herbs and spices. The kit doesn’t include the vodka necessary to make the gin, though, so we suggesting adding a bottle or two to round out the present.
Best Gift for the Cozy Couple: Solo Stove SSBON Bonfire
BYO bonfire and s’mores, anyone? This portable fire pit is around 20 pounds and can be lit by a single match. There is no complicated setup in order to achieve the cozy backyard fire scene, which means the couple can create a fun date almost anywhere. Instant romantic ambience. Oh, and the couple doesn’t have to worry about smoke when roasting marshmallows or simply enjoying the warmth; the stove is engineered to burn without all the smoldering mess.
Best Gift for the Hygge Couple: Ridge Line Sherpa Back Throw
Happiness, coziness, and celebrating special moments are three of the most important pillars of hygge—the Danish tradition everyone has been talking about for the last few years. Help the happy couple find their hygge with this ultra-plush, generously sized throw, lined with supersoft
Best Gift for the Intellectual Couple:Wine: A No Snob Guide: Drink Outside the Box
For the couple who loves to drink and learn about wine but who haven’t yet reached expert status, this paperback is both approachable and informative. From the history of winemaking (did you know the first recorded history dates as far back as 6,000 B.C.?) to tips on how to confidently shop for and order wine, the book is packed with both interesting dinner party factoids (perhaps to share over a glass of wine) and service-heavy advice. Of course, it’s probably best given with a bottle of wine—we won’t blame you if you sneak a peak inside for some advice on how to choose a good one.
Best Gift for the Literary Couple: Banned Book Candles
This booze-infused candle from Pittsburgh-based North Ave Candles features spirits-inspired aromas that are inspired by literature. Gin, Juniper and Daisy (juniper leaves with hints of tart green apple, rosemary, and subtle floral notes of daisy and jasmine) is inspired by The Great Gatsby, and Bourbon and Tobacco (bourbon and its caramel undertones, hint of vanilla, and a sweet, woodsy scent of tobacco flower and mahogany) pays homage to The Catcher in the Rye. Each 12-ounce candle burns for more than 70 hours and they come in a matching gift box with fun trivia about the corresponding book.
Best Gift for the Animal-Loving Couple: Best Friend Sanctuary
Friends with a couple of animal lovers? Sponsor a rescue on their behalf at the Best Friends Sanctuary in Utah. The vast shelter takes in all manner of neglected, injured, or otherwise needy pets. Choose from adorable animals like a charming pup named Lovebug, Java the duck, two mules named Fiero and Lucky, or Willow the pot-bellied pig. Each recipient will receive an e-card (contact the organization for a card via snail mail) that details the animal’s story. Of course, if they’re passionate about another cause, you could always choose a different charity.
Best Gift for the Couple With a Big Family: Half Baked Harvest Cookbook
The creator of the food blog Half Baked Harvest knows a thing or two about feeding multiple mouths at the table. Tieghan Gerard comes from a family of nine and is all about delivering flavor-packed dishes with relative ease. For example, her recipe for Dad’s One-Pan Friday Night Pasta serves six, only requires five steps (one of which is serving the main course itself), and it’s a hundred times more impressive than pasta doused with sauce from a jar. And did we mention she has a Five-Ingredient Beer Bread? No yeast or kneading required. The couple will rejoice in the fact that they finally have a go-to guide for delectable meals every member of the family will love.
Best Gift for the Couple Who Treats Their Dog Like Their Child: Furbo Dog Camera
It’s time to go above and beyond the classic watercolor puppy portrait. Meet the Furbo Dog Camera. If the couple won’t hesitate to show off the photo shoot of their precious mutt, you can guarantee a live-stream and a two-way camera is going to make their year. Or life. The camera features a barking sensor, which will then send notifications to your smartphone, allowing you to talk to your pup and calm him or her down. You can even play a game of treat tossing when you're away from home.
Best Gift for the Trendy Couple: Deep Cut Pan
Great Jones, a brand launched by two former summer camp friends, is the kitchenware brand to watch. You may have seen the millennial-friendly color choices (macaron, mustard, broccoli, Earl Grey, and blueberry) of the $145 cast-iron Dutch oven, but the company also sells a few other tools at a lower price point. The Deep Cut Pan mentioned here performs double duty: It’s a hybrid of a skillet and a deep saute pan. Every couple—from the kitchen beginners to the chef extraordinaires—will find good use for it in their lives.
Best Gift for the Couple Celebrating Their First Anniversary: Custom Wine Stopper
Turning one of their best memories into a physical object they can use forever is a winning move in the gift-giving playbook. Maybe you use a photo taken at their highly Instagrammable wedding in Sonoma, or you use a goofy snap you caught at their engagement party. Either way, taking this moment and memorializing it so they can admire it whenever they open a new bottle of vino is genius. Wrap it alongside a bottle from the same year as their wedding, and top it with bow that matches the color scheme of their nuptials.
Best Gift for Couples With a Fab Bathroom: His and Hers Bathmats
Is the couple in question lucky enough to have a Jack and Jill bathroom setup? Gift them a set of matching "madame" and "monsieur" bathmats so each can claim their side of the bathroom. Even better news: the mats are machine washable, so it will be easy for the couple to keep them looking fresh.
Best Gift for Foodie Couples: Salami of the Month Subscription
Know a couple who's known for their epic charcuterie boards and top-notch cocktail parties? Encourage them to keep the appetizers going all year long with a salami subscription. That's right, each month a new salami will be delivered right to the happy couple's door for them to sample, slice, and (hopefully!) share with their lucky guests.