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The 23 Best Gift Ideas For Any Couple In Your Life [Guide]

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Buying a gift for one person can be hard … but buying a gift for a couple can be even more of a challenge.

What do they already have? What do they need? What do they like? What are they into?

What possible gift could you ever buy that they would equally appreciate and be able to enjoy together?

Guess what? There are lots of them. Whether you’re looking to impress an adventurous outdoor pair or a duo who prefers to spend time at home, we’ve got you covered.

Christmas gift? Birthday gift? Anniversary gift?

Here are the 23 gift ideas for couples to enjoy in 2020 (and for years to come).

Custom Map Serving Tray

We love the Custom Map Serving Tray for a few reasons, but mostly because it’s customizable! This square tray is made from natural mango wood and can be personalized with a map that shows any location.

Personalize it with the location of their first home, where they got married, where they got engaged or the intersection of that dive bar where they met. It’s perfect for holding drinks and snacks as well as serving your loved one breakfast in bed, making it a unique gift that’s also practical.

Available at Uncommon Goods, $65

Yeti Tundra 45 Hard Cooler

Whether they love camping, boating, tailgating or hanging out on the beach, the Yeti Tundra 45 Hard Cooler is the gift that they can use over and over again.

This is one of the best coolers money can buy, and it’s big enough to hold 28 beers on ice. This thing can really take a beating, and it keeps food, drinks and ice-cold even when it’s unbearably hot outside. No wonder it’s a bestseller.

Available from Yeti, $299.99

Kelty Tru Comfort Double Wide Sleeping Bag

Perfect for the couple who loves to cuddle up under the stars, the Kelty Tru Comfort Double Wide Sleeping Bag will keep them warm and cozy in temperatures as low as 20 degrees Celsius. This sleeping bag includes two built-in blankets and a hood that fits two individual pillows inside.

Available from CampSaver, $179.95

Related: 15 Of The Most Beautiful Places To Go Camping

Bose TV Speaker

If they’re movie buffs or massive sports fans, the Bose TV Speaker is a gift they’re sure to love. This speaker is one of the most affordable speakers in the Bose collection, but it offers amazing sound quality. It’s also Bluetooth connected so you can pair it with your phone or tablet to play music.

We love the sleek design that will fit into any home decor.

Available from Amazon, $249

Sur la Table Cooking Class

Sur la Table doesn’t just sell amazing kitchen accessories and cookware. They also work with professional chefs that offer online cooking classes.

From Thai food to rustic Italian dishes to desserts to cocktails, the chefs at Sur la Table host 90-120 minutes classes just about every day of the week.

Maybe your couple has no idea how to cook. Maybe they’re looking to learn a new cuisine or style. Either way, this is an excellent way for them to learn how to cook something that they can both enjoy!

Available from Sur la Table, $29

Blue Apron Gift Card

Once they’ve learned how to cook with their virtual cooking classes, they can order up some tasty new ingredients with a Blue Apron gift card. This is an awesome gift for the foodie couple who loves to eat and enjoy dinner together but doesn’t want to go through the hassle of grocery shopping.

Cooking together makes a great date night, and it’s also way better than waiting for GrubHub to arrive.

Available from Blue Apron, $60 and up

His & Hers Robes and Slippers

Every couple needs a little R&R, and there’s no better way to do so than soaking in the tub, then sliding on a comfy robe and slippers.

Detailed with “his” and “hers” monograms, the His & Hers Robes and Slippers Set includes two white cotton robes and two pairs of cotton slippers. They’re perfect for wearing at any time of year and make a great gift for newlyweds.

Available from Amazon, $105

Couples Set of Face Masks

We all know how important it is to wear a face-covering when we go outside. So this Couples Set of Face Masks is simply perfect for the couple braving their way through a pandemic.

One says “beauty” and one says “beast” – they can decide for themselves who should wear which one!

Available on Etsy, $19.99

Personalized Framed Doormat

With a timeless look that never goes out of style, the Personalized Framed Doormat from Pottery Barn is the gift they’ll use every single day of the week. Made from natural woven fibers, this doormat has a simple look and can be personalized with a name, address, or greeting up to 8 characters.

The simple design and classic style looks great in front of any door, whether they own their own home or live in an apartment complex, and would be a perfect gift for a housewarming party.

Available from Pottery Barn, $149

Double Hammock and Stand

They can get outside, enjoy the sun, and relax for hours in this two-person double hammock. This hammock features a wide cotton bed and comes with its own stand and a carrying bag.

They can use it on their porch, in their backyard or even at the beach – and they’ll never have to worry about finding two trees to tie it to.

Available from Amazon, $99.99 

Tandem Bike

Is there anything that says “we’re a couple” more than a bicycle built for two? We think not.

The 2020 Polygon Impression AX Tandem Bike is made for the couple who likes to ride on two wheels. It’s got two seats, disc brakes, balloon tires, and adjustable handlebars and stems that make it comfortable for riders of different heights. Whether the happy couple likes to roam the countryside or race through the city streets, this bike offers them a unique, fun way to travel.

Available from Bikes Online, $899

Virtual Dance Class

For the couple that’s not afraid to bust a few moves, a virtual dance class is an ideal gift!

Maybe they’re practicing for their first dance at their wedding. Maybe they’re just always willing to try new things. In either case, they can use this gift to learn all sorts of ballroom dances that they probably don’t know how to do.

BONUS: they can do it virtually from home, so your favorite couple doesn’t have to embarrass themselves in front of an entire room of people.

Available from Arthur Murray, prices vary by location

Deluxe Scrabble/Monopoly Set

Looking for a gift for a couple of gamers? The Deluxe Scrabble/Monopoly Set will keep them occupied (and competitive) for hours on end.

This set features a solid wood case with a reversible top with a Monopoly board on one side and a Scrabble board on the other. It includes all of the pieces for both games and a rotating Lazy Susan so everyone playing can get the best view of the board.

Available from L.L. Bean, $169

Two Halves of One Heart Pendant Set

We can’t imagine many guys wanting to wear this, but the Two Halves of One Heart Pendant Set could be perfect for a same-sex female couple.

This necklace set features two delicate chains with pendants shaped like one half of a heart. When you put them together, they create one complete heart. So sweet.

Each pendant can be engraved with a name, so each person can wear their partner’s name around their neck and would make a thoughtful gift for Valentine’s Day.

Available from Zales, $232

StubHub Gift Card

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We’re not big on gift cards as gifts, but we do love the idea of a StubHub gift card. Why? Because the couple can buy tickets for sporting events, concerts, or live theater.

The best part is that the couple can enjoy any experience that suits their mood and style.

Available from StubHub, $25 and up

Faux Fur Alpaca Throw

They can cozy up on the couch or snuggle up in bed under this super soft and plush Faux Fur Alpaca Throw. This blanket is dense yet soft, with faux fur on one side and solid fabric on the other. When the weather gets cool, or the AC gets too chilly, they’ll have a soft and stylish way to warm up together.

Faux fur throws come in all sorts of colors, but we love this white one for its clean, modern look and versatility. It coordinates with any couch, bedding or accent chair, regardless of the couple’s style.

Available from Pottery Barn, $149

King and Queen Matching Sweatsuits

Even if they wouldn’t be caught dead wearing matching outfits outside, these King and Queen Matching Sweatsuits are perfect for getting super comfy, cozy and cute at home.

These sweatsuits feature pullover hoodies with long sleeves, kangaroo pockets, and “King” or “Queen” printed on the chest. The matching jogger pants feature an easy pull-on fit with a drawstring waist and either a “K” or “Q” on the thigh.

These sweats are sold as four individual pieces, so you can also order king and king or queen and queen sets for a same-sex couple.

Available from Etsy, $125.80 for all four pieces

Camping Love Seat

Perfect for the outdoorsy type, the Camping Love Seat is comfy, easy to carry, and easy to set up in any outdoor setting. From tailgating parties to camping trips, this portable chair ensures that they’ll have a comfortable place to sit next to their best friend, no matter where they go.

Foldable and packed inside a convenient carry bag, this double-wide chair includes a sturdy steel frame, cup holders on each arm, and nylon mesh panels to keep you cool when it’s hot outside.

Available from L.L. Bean, $69.95

The Ultimate Game for Couples

Game night meets date night in the Ultimate Game for Couples. This fun game includes over 200 cards designed as conversation starters and try funny challenges.

Couples can play it one-on-one, or they can team up and play against other couples. It’s a fun way to get to know each other better or to prove to other couples that you and your partner already know each other inside and out.

Available from Amazon, $24.99

Chemex Classic Six Cup Coffee Maker

Do you know a couple that’s super into coffee? If so, buy them a Chemex coffee maker.

The Chemex Classic Coffee Maker is one the best makers for pour-over coffee (which a lot of coffee aficionados are really into these days).

It’s got a cool, sleek look to fit into any kitchen design, and it comes in a variety of different sizes to make between three and thirteen cups.

Just be sure to include some Chemex coffee filters – they’ll need those to do the brew.

Available from Amazon, $45

Related: The Beginner’s Guide To Pour Over Coffee

Brooklinen Luxe Core Sheet Set

Who doesn’t love a brand new sheet of sheets? Brooklinen calls their Luxe Core Sheet Set internet-famous for a reason – it has almost 14,000 nearly 5-star reviews!

Available in a variety of colors and patterns, this set is made from 480 thread count long-staple cotton and has a super soft and smooth feel.

This sheet set includes one fitted sheet, one flat sheet and two pillowcases. Not sure of the couple’s duvet situation or bedroom color scheme? Play it safe and stick to solid white.

Available from Brooklinen, $159 and up

Moscow Mule Copper Mug Set

Moscow Mule Copper Mug Set

For the couple that loves to relax with a cocktail or two, the Moscow Mule Copper Mug Set includes everything they’ll need to make the perfect mules. This set features four solid copper mugs, a copper shot glass for measuring out the right amount of booze, and four copper cocktail straws.

Want to make this gift even better? Include a bottle of vodka, and you’ve got a solid engagement gift!

Available from Amazon, $52

Related: What Your Drink Order Says About You [According to Bartenders]

Custom Wedding Poster

Custom Wedding Poster

If you’re looking for a gift to be treasured for a lifetime, our final couples’ gift is where it’s at. The Custom Wedding Poster is available in a variety of different retro-inspired motifs and is the kind of gift a couple will hang up the second it arrives. (And they’ll leave it on display forever).

What makes this such a special gift is that you can fully customize your print. Just tell the artist the couple’s hair and skin color, the location of their wedding, their anniversary date, and other specific details. This one-of-a-kind keepsake gift is about as unique as it gets!

Available from Etsy, $105 and up

What Are the Best Gifts for Couples?

There’s no one “perfect” gift for every couple. It all depends on who they are, how they live, and what they’re into. Sure, a set of wine glasses, cheeseboard or personalized cutting board would be adequate gifts. They are also pretty played out and have been go-to for wedding gifts and other special moments long enough.

When in doubt, gifting something practical is safe. Buy them something they can actually use or something that they probably wouldn’t buy for themselves.

After all, if the gift comes from you, they’re sure to love it, no matter what it may be!

You may also be interested in: The 15 Best Wedding Gifts

The 23 Best Gifts for Couples:

  1. Custom Map Serving Tray
  2. Yeti Tundra 45 Hard Cooler
  3. Kelty Tru Comfort Double Wide Sleeping Bag
  4. Bose TV Speaker
  5. Sur la Table Cooking Class
  6. Blue Apron Gift Card
  7. His & Hers Robes and Slippers
  8. Couples Set of Face Masks
  9. Personalized Framed Doormat
  10. Double Hammock and Stand
  11. Tandem Bike
  12. Virtual Dance Class
  13. Deluxe Scrabble/Monopoly Set
  14. Two Halves of One Heart Pendant Set
  15. StubHub Gift Card
  16. Faux Fur Alpaca Throw
  17. King and Queen Matching Sweatsuits
  18. Camping Love Seat
  19. The Ultimate Game for Couples
  20. Chemex Classic Six Cup Coffee Maker
  21. Brooklinen Luxe Core Sheet Set
  22. Moscow Mule Copper Mug Set
  23. Custom Wedding Poster

Jessica Heston

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