38 Clever Gifts for Couples They're Both Sure to Love

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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!)

Make it easy on yourself: We've assembled 40 of the best gifts for couples of all types—from couples who have shared passions and interests to couples celebrating major milestones together.

The best couple gifts are fun and surprising, without feeling cheesy. 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.

Our Top Picks
Best Gift for Stylish Entertainers:
Bonbon Textured Glass Bowl at Moma.org
Best Gift for the Always Prepared Couple:
Grouphug Solar Charger at Grouphugtech.com
Best Gift for the Couple Who Aspires to an Insta-Worthy Fridge:
Caraway Food Storage Set at Carawayhome.com
Best Gift for a Counter Space-Challenged Couple:
Thermomix Noir Blackout Bundle at Thermomix.com
Best Gift for the Couple Who's Always Ready to Raise a Glass:
Rifle Paper Co. Colette Stemless Wine Glasses at Riflepaperco.com
Best Gift for the Binge-Watching Couple:
Baloo Weighted Blanket at Amazon

Best Gift for the Outdoorsy Couple

Kelty Tru Comfort Doublewide Sleeping Bag

Kelty Tru Comfort Doublewide Sleeping Bag

Kelty

Trade in their separate sleeping bags for this super-sized (and superbly rated) one, which is larger than a queen sized bed. It offers separate blankets and foot vents, so they can customize their level of coziness for a comfortable night camping, even if the temps dip below freezing.

Price at time of publish: $170

Best Gift for Music (or Movie) Fans

Ultimate Ears Hyperboom Portable & Wireless Bluetooth Speaker

Ultimate Ears Hyperboom

Courtesy of Amazon

Universal Ears' speakers pack plenty of power and sound into a small package, and are consistently rated tops for quality. Their largest speaker, which is about as tall and wide as an 8 x 14 piece of paper, offers crystal clear (and party-ready) sound indoors or out—perfect for providing the soundtrack for dancing or the latest blockbuster. It offers 24 hours worth of battery power on a single charge, and can be paired with other Ultimate Ears speakers to bring even more sonic power—though this speaker is likely plenty loud for all but the biggest bashes.

Price at time of publish: $443

Best Gift for Stylish Entertainers

Bonbon Textured Glass Bowl

Blue and gray bowl with ribbed texture that can be separated into 2 pieces

MoMA Design Store

This sleek serving bowl can be a major multitasker. You can use it as a pretty pedestal bowl, or separate it into two vessels to serve candies and nuts. (Plus it's lovely as an objet d'art, too!)

Price at time of publish: $24

Best Gift for the Always Prepared Couple

Grouphug Solar Charger

Grouphug Solar Charger

Grouphug

Let sunshine power their devices with this stylish (and totally sustainable) solar charger. They just attach it to a window and plug in to keep phones charged—even during a power outage. The rechargeable battery stores power so they can use it rain or shine, night or day.

Price at time of publish: $149

Best Gift for the Couple Who Aspires to an Insta-Worthy Fridge

Caraway Food Storage Set

Help them get a kitchen that looks like it belongs, well, on Real Simple. This gorgeous food storage set will give their leftovers a totally aesthetic makeover, in one of Caraway's popular hues. They're made of ceramic-coated glass and are BPA, PTFE, and PFA free, and can go everywhere from the freezer to the oven. (Bonus: It comes with a storage organizer set to help them look equally stylish when they're in the cupboards.)

Price at time of publish: $245

Best Gift for a Counter Space-Challenged Couple

Thermomix Noir Blackout Bundle

Thermomix Noir Blackout Bundle

Thermomix

This all-in-one machine is definitely a splurge, but it covers for a lot of other home appliances. It can peel, blend, steam, ferment, slow cook, chop, sous vide, and is basically an all-in-one meal prep appliance. The programmed recipes help even a less-than-confident chef turn out perfect risotto (no hand stirring required!).

Price at time of publish: $1,499

Best Gift for the Couple Who's Always Ready to Raise a Glass

Rifle Paper Co. Colette Stemless Wine Glasses

Rifle Paper Co. Colette Stemless Wine Glasses

Rifle Paper Co.

These pretty stemless wine glasses are made of Corksicle's sturdy double-walled glass to keep their hot or cold drinks at the perfect temperature—and feature Rifle Paper Company's signature floral style.

Price at time of publish: $65

Best Gift for the Binge-Watching Couple

Baloo Weighted Blanket

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Baloo Weighted Blanket

Courtesy of Amazon

Let them Netflix and really chill with this cozy 15-pound weighted blanket, which is the perfect size for snuggling up together with their favorite new show.

Price at time of publish: From $179

Best Gift for a Work-From-Home Couple

Fellow Stagg EKG Electric Pour-Over Kettle

Fellow Stagg EKG Electric Pour-Over Kettle

Fellow

Whether their caffeine fix of choice is a fancy pour-over coffee or a great cup of matcha, this sleek kettle will elevate the prep of their daily cups—and give them their daily "water cooler" conversation time.

Price at time of publish: $165

Best Gift for Parents (Pet, Kid, or Plant)

BLACK+DECKER Furbuster AdvancedClean+ Handheld Vacuum for Pets

4.5
Black & Decker Furbuster

Amazon

It doesn't matter if they're in charge of humans, animals, or plants—mess will happen. This petite (yet super powerful) hand vac will help them keep their couch, car, and floors super clean with an extra-long crevice tool to dig in to hard-to-reach areas, and has a long-enough battery life to manage a major cleanup.

Price at time of publish: $99

Best Gift for the Couple With the Jam-Packed Schedule

Amazon Echo Show 15

The Amazon Echo Show 15 smart display.

Amazon

This super-sized screen-based Alexa might just be their perfect virtual assistant, where they can easily leave notes for each other, check the calendars, queue up dinner recipes, and manage their smart home. (They can also show off favorite family photos or stream shows or music while they're working, too.)

Price at time of publish: $170

Best Gift for a New(ish) Couple

Esther Perel Where Should We Begin: A Game of Stories

Even if they've known each other for years, there's probably still a secret story or two they haven't shared with their mate, so these probing (and fun) questions can help them get even closer. It's perfect for date night—or they can also break this out for dinner parties to break the ice (and perhaps, learn a thing or two about their friends, too).

Price at time of publish: $40

Best Gift for a Couple Who Brings Their Smartphones Literally Everywhere

Lexon Oblio Wireless Charger & UV Cleaner

Lexon Oblio Wireless Charger & UV Cleaner

Nordstrom

Their smartphones are probably the germiest things they own. But if they just pop their phones into this sleek, vase-like vessel, they'll get a recharge and a thorough cleaning, too.

Price at time of publish: $30

Best Party Couple Gifts

Estelle Colored Glass Champagne Coupe Set

Estelle Colored Champagne Coupe Stemware

Let them raise a glass to the (new) Roaring Twenties with these colorful coupe glasses, which are perfect for serving champagne, cocktails, or even elevating a special dessert. The glasses are hand-blown by artisans in Poland.

Price at time of publish: $205

Best Gift For the Traveling Music Fans

Lexon Mino+ Wireless Charging Speaker

Lexon Mino+ Wireless Charging Speaker

MoMA Design Store

For a cool couples gift, consider this stylish wireless speaker, which can stream their favorite music for up to three hours on a single charge, and can be paired with a second speaker for immersive sound.

(For the Insta-loving couple, it even includes a remote button to help them get a great selfie.)

Price at time of publish: $30

Best Couples Gift for the Word Game Lovers

WS Game Company Scrabble Deluxe Edition

WS Game Company Scrabble Deluxe Edition
Food 52

Let the couple who are still bragging about their Wordle prowess take their competition analog with this luxe version of the classic word game—it's pretty enough for a permanent spot on the coffee table.

Price at time of publish: $120

Best Gift for the Hygge Couple

ChappyWrap Knit Stitch Grey Blanket

ChappyWrap Knit Stitch Grey Blanket

ChappyWrap

This oversized blanket is perfect for cozying up for a movie night—indoors or out. The charming grey leaf pattern will go beautifully with almost any style or color palette, but there are plenty of other options if your couple gift recipients have different taste.

Price at time of publish: $135

Best Couples Gift for the Oenophiles

Argaux The Blind Tasting Kit

Argaux The Blind Tasting Kit
Argaux

Argaux's blind tasting kit lets them spend a fun date night sleuthing out their mystery wines' origins, varietals, and prices—to see who gets closest to the right answer. (And they may just find a new wine to add to their collection!)

Price at time of publish: From $85

Best Gift for the Couple Who Isn't a Floral Fan

Boy Smells Hinoki Fantôme Candle

Candle

Boy Smells

If they don't dig the floral-and-vanilla scented candles, they'll likely love this one, which features scent notes like black pepper, tobacco leaves, cedarwood, hinoki, and oakmoss.

Price at time of publish: From $36

Best Gift for the Couple Who's Obsessed With Murder Podcasts

Hunt a Killer Horror Monthly Plan

Hunt a Killer Horror Monthly Plan
Hunt a Killer

Give them their own mystery to solve with Hunt a Killer sets, which offer up artifacts and clues to sort through and help figure out whodunnit. There are several single-box games to choose from, or if you want to really splurge, opt for a multi-episode set to give them a spooky mystery to solve on several future date nights.

Price at time of publish: From $30

Best Gift for the Al Fresco Couple

Picnic Time Newbury Picnic Basket

Picnic Time Newbury Picnic Basket
Mark and Graham

Make their next outdoor concert or beachside brunch more elegant with a traditional wicker basket loaded with all the gear—from plates and glasses to a corkscrew. You can even have it monogrammed with their initials for an extra special touch.

Price at time of publish: $170

Best Gift for the Couple Who Needs to Get a Room

Lynne Stanton Kinky Truth or Dare: Pick-A-Stick

Lynne Stanton Kinky Truth or Dare: Pick-A-Stick

Chronicle Books

We all know that couple. They'll get a thrill from this sexy set of truth or dare sticks—red for dares, black for titillating truth questions—that's definitely only for a party of two.

Price at time of publish: $16

The Best Gift for Sourdough Stans

The White Company Seagrass Heart Bread Basket

The White Company Seagrass Heart Bread Basket
The White Company

This charming heart-shaped basket is perfect for showing off their latest baking accomplishments, whether it's a great boule or some chocolate chip cookies.

Price at time of publish: $36

Best Gift for the Wanderlusting Couple

Wendy Gold Studios Personalized Wedding Anniversary Push Pin World Map

Wendy Gold Studios Personalized Wedding Anniversary Push Pin World Map
Uncommon Goods

Let them track their travels on this beautiful world map personalized with their names and wedding date—it comes with 100 pushpins to mark every destination along their journey.

Price at time of publish: $155

Yellowleaf Signature Hammock

Yellowleaf Signature Hammock
yellowleafhammocks.com

These supersoft yet sturdy hammocks are big enough to fit up to three people, so it's definitely roomy enough for your pair. It can hang outdoors rain or shine without rotting, comes in a rainbow of colors—and it helps support the women of the Mlabri tribe in Northern Thailand, through fair trade wages.

Price at time of publish: $199

Best Gift for the Date-Starved Couple

Happily Date Subscription

Date Night Subscription

Happily

Take all the work out of planning date night with this monthly kit, which includes everything they need for a new adventure each month.

(Many of the kits can be done at home, so it's great for new parents who don't want to spring for a sitter to have a good time.)

Price at time of publish: $40/month

Best Gift for the Couple Who Appreciates Luxury

Brooklinen Super-Plush Bath Sheets

Brooklinen Super-Plush Bath Sheets

Brooklinen

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.

Price at time of publish: $95

Best Gift for a Sentimental Couple

Artifact Uprising Layflat Photo Album

Artifact Uprising Layflat Photo Album

Artifact Uprising

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.

Price at time of publish: $165

Best Gift For Game-Loving Couples

The Pearson Shop Personalized Hearts Four-Across Game

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Uncommon Goods Personalized Hearts Four-Across Game

Uncommon Goods

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.

Price at time of publish: $80

Best Gift for Plant-Loving Couples

The Sill Gift Card

The Sill Gift Card

The Sill

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 guessed 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."

Price at time of publish: From $25

Best Gift for Newlywed Couples

Patricia Carlin Intersection of Love Photo Print

Intersection of Love Print

Courtesy of Uncommon Goods

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.

Price at time of publish: From $75

Best Gift for Eco-Friendly Couples

Linoto House Helper Treeless Linen Towels

House Helper Treeless Linen Towels

Courtesy of Linoto

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.

Price at time of publish: $8

Best Gift for Coffee Connoisseurs

Chemex Classic Series Coffeemaker

4.7
Chemex 8-Cup Classic Series Glass Coffeemaker

Amazon

Know a couple coffee connoisseurs? Gift them a classic Chemex coffee maker in a size that can caffeinate a crowd.

Price at time of publish: $50

Best Gift for the Couple Who Just Bought Their First Home

Old Century Forge 3-Line Wall Address Plaque

Old Century Forge 3-Line Wall Address Plaque

Wayfair

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.

Price at time of publish: $60

Best Gift for the Cozy Couple

Solo Stove Bonfire 2.0

Solo Stove Bonfire 2.0

Amazon

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. (You can also order deluxe marshmallow roasting sticks to go with it—so they can roast up their marshmallows in style!)

Price at time of publish: $260

Best Gift for the Trendy Couple

Great Jones Deep Cut

Great Jones Deep Cut

Great Jones

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.

Price at time of publish: $110

Best Gift for a Charcuterie Connoisseur Couple

Olympia Provisions Salami of the Month Club

Olympia Provisions Salami of the Month Club
Food52

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.

Price at time of publish: $320

Best Gift for the Couple Who Likes to Stay Home

Uncommon Goods Any Night is Date Night Subscription

Uncommon Goods Any Night is Date Night Subscription

Uncommon Goods

Maybe they like to stay snuggled up at home, or perhaps they just had a baby—for the couple who prefers date nights that don't require leaving the house, gift them a subscription box that brings date night right to them. Each month is a different adventure—from cooking to caring for succulents—so they can connect and learn new skills without leaving the house.

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