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As someone whose job is shopping, I can confirm that while it’s tricky to find presents for a friend, it’s way harder to pick out gifts for couples. I mean, now you have to consider two sets of preferences, aesthetics, inside jokes, allergies, clothing sizes, and who knows what else to make sure your present doesn’t get returned within a week. Cue the procrastination, amiright? Not with this list!
Let’s talk context. Are you in search of a holiday gift for your newly-married cousin, an engagement present for your former college bestie, or a small token of appreciation for a couple who watched your dog while you were traveling? This list has plenty of small-yet-thoughtful options, like candles and monogrammed luggage tags that celebrate a brand new last name. But if you really want to show this couple that they’re some of your favorite people on the entire planet, you can choose something that’ll help them furnish their new life together like a sexy vacuum (I said what I said!) or an abstract painting. These bigger ticket items are great for couples that recently bought a home or moved in together and could use a lil help furnishing their new home.
Ready to temporarily put away your relationship FOMO and cross this purchase off your to-do list? Keep scrolling to find the ultimate selection of gifts for couples of all shapes and sizes, below.
Classic Turkish Cotton Robe
Gift the couple a set of bathrobes in this chic shade of moss green. The Turkish cotton fabric has a nice weight to it, so you feel like you’re wearing a thick, soft bath towel.
Famille Rose Mixed Salad Plates
Gone are the days of wedding china cabinets in every home (sigh) but pretty dishware like these gold-rimmed porcelain plates will *never* go out of style.
Carlie Quilted Throw Blanket
This baby offers the same sentimental vibes as a homemade blanket, even if you didn’t hand-sew it by candlelight. Something about gifting a quilt for a brand new home just feels right.
Emberton II Speaker
Slow dancing in the kitchen is wayyyy more romantic when you’re playing “Can’t Help Falling in Love” from a retro speaker.
Summer Jade Wall Art
If you know the couple’s aesthetic preferences well enough to purchase an art piece for them, pick out a unique painting or print for their home. They’ll think of you every time they pass it.
Good news: There’s no bad breath involved in these morning kisses.
Our Q&A a Day: 3-Year Journal
The couple will get to write a little note or blurb about their relationship each day, and once it’s fully filled out in three years, they’ll be left with a sweet keepsake from this season of their lives.
Leather Luggage Tag
The couple that loves to travel the world will be obsessed with these matching luggage tags that can be customized with their initials.
European Linen Duvet Cover Set
If the couple is taking things to the next level by moving into an apartment together, they’re probably buying a new bed—and in need of some fancy new bedding. This linen set gets softer with each wash.
A Year of Dates
Nothing rekindles romance like some ~spontaneity~ so pick a random envelope and see where date night takes ya. This gift is perfect for a one-year anniversary, since it’s traditional to give the couple something made of paper.
5.3QT Stand Mixer
I suggest not staring at this gift for too long if you plan on actually giving it away, because you might accidentally decide to keep it for yourself. It’s just so pretty.
Loose Leaf Tea Book Vol III
This green tea is, ahem, one for the books. 😉It looks just as pretty brewed in a teapot as it does displayed on some floating kitchen shelves.
The classic game of We’re Not Really Strangers gets a super intimate upgrade with relationship-specific Q’s. Even if the couple has been together for like, ages, they’ll learn something new about each other while playing.
Pet Plus Anti-Allergen Cordless Stick Vacuum
Diffuse some household chore spats before they even begin with a vacuum that’s powerful enough to eliminate hair, pet fur, and all sorts of other yuckiness.
Cook as You Are: Recipes for Real Life, Hungry Cooks, and Messy Kitchens: A Cookbook
This recipe book is chock-full of comforting, affordable, globally-inspired meals that can realistically be made in a regular kitchen. Have your partner pick a random recipe and then whip it up together for date night.
Instax Mini 9 Instant Camera
Smartphone photos are great, but there’s something extra cutesy about capturing special (or more ~spicy~) moments with polaroids.
Game Night! Dice Set
Game pieces that double as decor? Sounds like a fiscally-responsible purchase to moi. 🤷♀️
Trio of Knives
You don’t know true frustration until the crappy knife you bought six years ago simply refuses to slice through a tomato. Leave those bad vibes behind with these knives—they’re sharp, sturdy, and made of cryogenically-tempered Japanese stainless steel.
Let's Toast Candle
Are those wedding bells I hear?! This celebratory candle with notes of mandarin and grapefruit is the perfect lowkey gift for a newly-engaged couple.
Money Tree Plant
This gift is like saying, “Sorry that I can’t give you a small loan of a million dollars, but I hope you come across that kind of moolah in the future,” in plant form.
Freestyle Smart Portable Projector
Yup, you can now have a theater-level movie experience indoors/outdoors/in the bathtub/while camping/literally anywhere thanks to this super portable, super smart projector. It’s a little pricier, but you only have to buy one gift for two people, which pretty much means you’re getting 50% off.
Capri Dolce Vita Coffee Table Book
What falls under the categories of “stuff couples use to decorate their home” and “stuff that’s super easy to buy”? Coffee table books! Pro tip: Select a book about a hobby or interest that you all have in common.
Comprehensive Wedding Planner Book
Wedding planning is no joke (or so I’ve been told). This planner has dedicated sections for guest lists, timelines, venues, vendors, and outfit mood boards.
Hey There Doormat
It makes sense for you to buy them a welcome mat, considering how often you’re going to be visiting their new place (duh).
Willow Hamper Picnic Basket for 2
If you thought a basket couldn’t be romantic, THINK AGAIN. This wicker picnic basket with faux leather deets is all of my cottagecore dreams come true.
Long Distance Touch Bracelet Set
The couple that *physically cannot go more than two seconds without touching each other* can now continue their non-stop PDA from afar (!!) with these paired bracelets that light up and vibrate when tapped.
Marble Honeycomb Cheese Knives
This is one of those gifts that nobody thinks to ask for, but everyone would loooove to receive. The lil gold bumblebees are too cute to pass on…just sayin’.
Photo & Love Note Messenger
Tired: Texting each other. Wired: This little Lovebox with a heart that starts spinning each time there's a message inside. All you have to do is download the app to type out your note, and then send it off to your boo’s Lovebox.
Stilosa Manual Espresso Machine
Espresso machines are the housewarming gift to end all housewarming gifts. Their mornings (and their relationship, tbh) will be happier because of it.
Streaming Stick 4K+
Love is great, but being able to pull up Hulu on your TV and watch The Bachelorette in 4K is, perhaps, the greatest gift of all.
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