38 Gifts for Couples (That Aren’t a Bottle of Wine or a Restaurant Gift Card)
There is absolutely nothing wrong with gifting a bottle of wine or a gift certificate to a great restaurant. But when you think about it, it’s kinda the only gift you’ve been giving couples for the past five years. Your niece and her partner's housewarming party? A nice bottle of merlot. Your neighbor's holiday shindig? A gift certificate to their favorite hole-in-the-wall. Your work wife and her actual wife? A gift certificate to a trendy wine bar. So yeah, maybe it’s time for a remix.
From engagement parties to an anniversary gift to wedding gifts, finding the right gift for a couple is not an easy task. Do they love to watch movies for date night? Getting a few friends to chip in on a Lovesac will make their Netflix binges. Are they total cocktail fanatics? A new set of old fashioned glasses. Seriously, we’ve got you covered. Here are 38 easy gift ideas for couples that just so happen to not be bottles of wine or gift certificates, because as much as we love them, we’re changing the game this season.
1. DesignsJesss Personalized Vinyl Record
Best for the newlyweds
Gift your newlywed friends with a personalized vinyl with a wedding photo on it and an inscription with their wedding date. They'll be able to remember their special day with such a beautiful piece of decor they can hang or display on a shelf.
2. Intersection of Love Personalized Jigsaw Puzzle
Best for homebodies
This personalized puzzle will be a fun way for the couple who likes to stay in to mix up date night (beyond the same old movie routine).
3. Moving Moments
Submit a photo and you'll get a gorgeous canvas print, but that's not all: The couple can scan it, and it will come to life like a video on your cell phone.
4. The Adventure Challenge Couples Camera Set
For the adventurous couple
Sure, they can take a plethora of photos on their new iPhone, but there’s just something about instant film that feels more special and personal. This set has a booklet that features 50 scratch-off date ideas, as well as spots to keep your memories in a special place.
5. Brooklinen Gift Card
For the college sweethearts
With some money toward a new set of towels or bed sheets, the couple in your life will be able to update the raggedy ones they've had for years.
6. Draw Your Portrait Custom Portrait
For the pet parents
Upload a picture of their fur baby with its name for a customized portrait that any pet parent would be proud to hang on their wall.
7. Yosuda Indoor Stationary Bike
For the cyclists
Your fitness fanatic friends are going to love their new stationary bike for an at-home workout. Just make sure you know if they have a spot for it before it arrives at their door.
8. Greetabl Box
OK, we know we said no gift cards, but hear us out: This box lets you choose a customized gift and card to pair with it, making it a more personal riff on the classic.
9. Fellow Stagg Stovetop Pour Over Tea Kettle
For the coffee/tea snobs
Whether they like tea or French press coffee, this kettle is a super cute addition to a kitchen, especially if you know they're into aesthetically pleasing tools and appliances only.
10. L.L. Bean Ultrasoft Comfort Flannel Sheet Set
Best Christmas gift
Gift the couple some soft flannel sheets for the winter, especially if they live in a chilly climate.
12. Lovesac Moviesac
For the movie lovers
These famous bean bags are incredibly comfortable, and this one is made to fit two people. Whether they love to game or have a ton of movie nights, this will be their best seat in the house.
13. Vince Cashmere Lounge Blanket
For the bougie couple
Not only is this blanket luxuriously soft, it's also great to have on display on the top of the couch or draped over a chair.
14. Bloomscape Tradescantia Nanouk
A vibrant vining plant is a gorgeous gift for someone who loves a bit of color in their home for some brightness. This plant is low maintenance and would be great as a housewarming or Valentine's Day.
15. Joofo Toaster with Warming Rack
For the brunch hosts
This four-slice toaster has a handy warming rack for everything from bagels to croissants. Got friends who always host brunch? They're going to love this newest addition to their kitchen.
16. Levoit Air Purifier
For the couple with allergies
Whether their dog sheds like crazy or they have a sensitivity to dust and pollen, this air purifier with over 36,000 five-star ratings should do the trick.
17. Furbo Dog Camera
For the in-office dog parents
It's hard heading back to the office after being with your dog 24/7 for the last two years. This camera will let them throw treats and keep an eye on their pup while they're at their day jobs.
18. Uncommon Goods What to Watch Streaming Decider Dice
For the indecisive couple
We all know those people who spend their nights watching movie trailers instead of deciding on a movie. Take some pressure off their date night with these dice, which let fate decide what you stream.
19. We Vibe Couples Vibrator
Best for her
Gift your girlfriend or wife a fun toy you can use together. This one has has 10 modes of pleasure that will leave her satisfied.
20. Bose TV Speaker
For the football fans
This sound bar has almost 3,000 five-star reviews and customers rave over the crystal clear sound that can be controlled for speech clarity, bass depth and more all on the remote control.
21. The Mirror
For the at-home fitness couple
Workout equipment that's actually chic? Enter: The Mirror, a nifty device that hangs on your wall and offers everything from live-streaming classes to personal one-on-one training sessions with coaches aimed toward the style of workouts you enjoy.
22. Our Place The Always Pan
For the cooks
This multi-purpose pan is a cult-favorite for cooking basically anything (and taking the place of eight different kitchen gadgets, saving major space). If you always see your girlfriend and her boo on Instagram cooking up new recipes together, this pan will be a godsend.
23. Gracie Oaks Selmen Tabletop Wine Bottle & Glass Rack
For the couple with a full bar
This rack holds up to four bottles of wine and six glasses. They can even throw their used corks in the bottom for a decorative accent.
24. Artifact Uprising Baby Book
For the new parents
Got new parents on your list? Gift them an Artifact Uprising baby book, and they can upload their photos electronically to be printed in a charming book, made with eco-conscious paper (and featuring a handful of design options).
25. In Good Taste Wild Child Wines
For the sophisticated couple
It comes with eight not-so-common kinds of wines (like a Sangiovese from Paso Robles or a Tempranillo from Ava Lodi), so the duo can see what they like and then go back and purchase their favorites.
26. Dyson V8 Motorhead Origin Cordless Vacuum
Best housewarming gift
New house? Give them something to maintain it. This famous vacuum is cordless, picks up every crumb and is easy to store.
27. Parallels Double Old Fashioned Glasses
For the cocktail lovers
Whether they love a smooth old fashioned or a fresh mojito, these glasses are great for all of their cocktail experimenting.
28. Cuisinart Coffee Center
For the coffee lovers
Compatible with K-Cups and loose grounds in a filter, this versatile coffee maker is ideal for lazy Sundays and dash-out-the-door weekdays.
29. Yeti Tundra 35 Hard Cooler
For the outdoorsy couple
Are they always off on a new adventure? This cooler has plenty of space for snacks and drinks, and its three-inch insulated walls ensure they stay cool all day long—even in the soul-scorching days of summer.
30. Uncommon Goods The Kissing Mugs
Best anniversary gift
These mugs are too cute for words. Give them to your spouse for your anniversary or even your parents for theirs.
31. Two Tumbleweeds Foodie Dice No. 1 Seasonal Dinners
For the couple who loves to dine out
These meal-planning dice provide inspo for creating simple, seasonal meals for both vegetarians and meat eaters. There are more than 186,000 possible meal combinations, so they’ll never get bored.
32. Ullo Wine Purifier with Hand-Blown Decanter
For the wine connoisseurs
There is no greater gift than the elimination of hangovers. This hand-blown decanter uses six selective filters to remove the sulfites and sediment that can escalate the unpleasant day-after-drinking feeling. Don’t want to drink a whole bottle? The wine purifier can be removed from the decanter and easily rests atop a wine glass to purify wine by the pour.
33. “One Pan, Two Plates” by Carla Snyder
For the foodies
Cooking for two doesn’t have to mean double the cleanup. This modern cookbook is chock-full of recipes big enough for two people, yet uncomplicated enough to cook in a single pan.
34. Sunflora Picnic Backpack
For the travelers
Consider this the gold-standard picnic basket. It has enough silverware and glasses for four people, plus a cutting board, salt and pepper shakers, a wine opener, a blanket and a detachable, waterproof ice pouch.
35. Our Q&A a Day: 3-Year Journal for 2 People
Best for longterm couples
Even if they’ve been together for ten years, they’ll be surprised at how much there still is learn about the other person with this Q&A journal. Each day features a question with enough room for both people to jot down a sentence or two. Think “Where would you like to travel with your partner?”; “What does your partner’s laugh sound like?” or “What is your top priority today?”
36. Crosley Radio Cruiser Deluxe Turntable
For the music lovers
This record player/Bluetooth speaker hybrid is just the thing for cozy nights in. It can switch from playing classic Nat King Cole records to shuffling Post Malone songs on Spotify in an instant, plus it will look pretty damn cool on display in their living room.
37. The Sill ZZ Plant
For the plant parents
Whether or not they have a green thumb, this ZZ plant is nearly indestructible. It thrives off any kind of light situation (including dimly lit apartments) and isn’t picky about watering. So basically, it’s the plant that keeps on giving—no parenting meltdowns necessary.
38. Cuyana Leather Travel Case Set
Best for long-distance couples
This luxe leather toiletry kit comes with two bags that easily stash travel-size products for a weekend away. Whether they decide to combine products for efficiency’s sake or each call dibs on their own, it’s the little nudge they need to book that three-day trip they’ve been talking about for months.