50 Gifts for Couples (That Aren’t a Bottle of Wine or a Restaurant Gift Card)

Whether they've been together 3 months or 30 years

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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, $788, will make their Netflix binges. Are they total cocktail fanatics? A new set of cocktail glasses, $78. Seriously, we’ve got you covered. Here are 50 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.

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For the Entertainers

1. Compact Swivel Cheese & Tapas Board

Uncommon Goods

They love hosting parties and have perfected the art of the charcuterie board, but this bi-level entertaining board will give them a whole new slew of arrangement options. It also comes with four dip bowls and three cheese knives to make serving even easier.

For the Newlyweds

2. Music Memories Custom Print

Lime & Lou

Gift your newlywed friends a personalized vinyl-inspired print that features the lyrics to their first dance song, along with their names and anniversary date. It’s a beautifully unique way to honor their special day. The frame and colors are also customizable, so you can pick whatever will work best with their existing decor.

For the Brunch Hosts

3. Chefman Smart Touch 4-Slice Digital Toaster


Got friends who always host brunch? They're going to love this newest addition to their kitchen. This four-slice toaster has six touchscreen shade settings, so they can choose exactly how golden they'd like their bread to be (even burnt, if that's their thing). Warming up to four slices of bread or bagels at a time, this workhorse is destined to be a new favorite kitchen gadget. Especially when they test out the feature that adds 10 seconds to their bread to ensure each slice is perfectly golden.

For the Board Game Aficionados

4. Patchwork Board Game

Lookout Games

This two-person game is cute, easy to learn and takes only about 30 minutes per game. Players compete to build the best quilt by placing oddly shaped pieces on a grid, kind of like Tetris. And based on the nearly 4,500 reviews and 4.8-star rating we think this one is sure to be a hit, no matter their gaming style.

For the Cooking Couple

5. Blue Ridge Mountain Engraved Wooden Cutting Board

Blue Ridge Mountain

Couples that cook together stay together...or at least are able to eat well. A custom-engraved cutting board will be the perfect reminder of their eternal bond and it makes for a wonderful wedding or engagement gift! You have the choice between a leaf or blocked letter engraving featuring their names on maple, walnut or cherry wood. They can clean it with soap and water, but it may be too pretty to actually chop on.

For the Romantics at Heart

6. Sunflora Picnic Backpack


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. It also boasts a 4.8-star rating with more than 4,000 reviews. As one happy shopper puts it, “Romance in a backpack! I searched high and low to find the perfect picnic thing-a-ma-jig for my wife and I. Baskets are cool, but we sometimes like to be remote, so carrying a basket to a secret hideout is just not all that practical—enter the picnic backpack. It comes with everything you need except the food and drink. An absolute must-have!”

For the Sentimental Couple

7. West Clay Company Personalized Star Map

West Clay Company

Sentimental and just the right amount of cheesy, a gift of the night sky the day your favorite couple met, got engaged or got married is the perfect keepsake-slash-wall-art. Just enter the day and location, and you'll get a gorgeous print of the night sky that's printed on black or premium Epson Professional Luster paper, using archival pigmented inks. It's a little piece of time they'll treasure forever.

For the New Parents

8. Artifact Uprising Baby Book

Artifact Uprising

No need to go stalking your SIL’s Instagram account to find photos to fill this book. All you do is pay for the gift, then the new parents will get a link where they can upload photos electronically and answer prompts to help fill out the story of their little one. The final product is a gorgeous book (printed on eco-conscious paper, no less) that they can cherish forever. Plus, each baby book order includes a code for a free set of prints they can stick in frames to prop up around the house.

For the Indecisive Couple

9. What to Watch Streaming Decider Dice

Uncommon Goods

We all know those people who spend their entire evening watching movie trailers but never actually deciding on a movie to watch. Take some pressure off their date night with these dice, which let fate decide for them. All they need to do is a pick a streaming service, then roll the first die to determine whether they’ll be watching a show or movie. The second determines which genre to scroll over to, and the third die will help narrow down the column and row. And voilà!

For the Couple That Stays In

10. Date Night In Box

Night In Boxes

If your fave couple prefers an evening at home together in lieu of an expensive night on the town, this box will definitely mix up their traditional game or movie night. Each box features a theme with interactive activities, candles and decor for ambiance, yummy snacks or mixers, dinner menu ideas and questions to connect on a deeper level. You can choose to send one month, three months, six months or a year's worth of boxes to give them something to look forward to doing together.

For the Bougie Couple

11. Naadam Kilo Cashmere Blanket


This cashmere throw is impossibly soft and cozy, and even if they’re not rolled up in it, it also just looks luxe draped over the couch or at the end of their bed during warmer months. The cashmere is also sustainably and ethically sourced from Mongolia and has been treated with an odor-blocking finish, so they don’t have to stress over taking it to the dry cleaners or hand washing quite so often.

For the Active Couple

12. Beives Pickleball Paddle Set


Pickleball is all the rage these days and is an ideal game for two (or as a double date). This set has everything they need to get started, including two types of balls (one for indoor, one for outdoor), four rackets (if they want two play with friends) and a handy carrying case, so they can bring it to the courts or play a quick round in their driveway. They'll love having a new hobby they can do together.

For the Coffee/Tea Snobs

13. Fellow Stagg Stovetop Pour Over Tea Kettle


They likely already own a fancy coffee grinder or French press, and you’re never entirely sure if they’ll turn their noses up at your tea leaf selection. But this electric kettle (which also has a stove top version) is bound to be a hit with its sleek design that’s engineered to give them greater control as they pour the water.

For the Travelers

14. Cuyana Leather Travel Case Set


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. And for $15, you can add a monogram for an extra personal touch.

For the Couple With Albums Worth of Photos

15. Skylight Digital Picture Frame


If the couple in your life is always taking photos but doesn't seem to have enough frames to showcase them all, this digital frame is the perfect solution. Family and friends can also get in on the fun of this gift by emailing or uploading images onto the Skylight app to appear in the frame (though don't worry—the couple gets to approve of these photos first). Once uploaded, the frame will swipe through images from vacations, weddings and more good times that they'll love reliving as they pop up.

For the At-Home Chefs

16. Our Place Always Pan 2.0

Our Place

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. Plus, it looks wonderfully chic and comes in so many fabulous colors (with more always popping up), so you can customize it to fit their kitchen’s aesthetic. The updated pan is also oven safe up to 450 degrees Fahrenheit, so it's now more versatile than ever too!

For the Adventurous Couple

17. The Adventure Challenge Couples Camera Set

The Adventure Challenge

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. So by the end they’ll have an adorable photo album in addition to all the new experiences and memories inspired by the book.

For the Tailgating Champions

18. Cotopaxi Hielo 24L Cooler Backpack


This fun cooler backpack will keep drinks and food cool for hours, even if they’re hiking to a special picnic destination. There are also handles on all sides so they can grab it and go with ease. As for the cheerful bright colors, they’re unique to each cooler—Cotopaxi uses deadstock and fabric scraps to pull together its designs, giving them a more eco-friendly, sustainable edge and the fun surprise of never knowing exactly what combo they’re going to get.

For the Spicy Couple

19. TRUFF Sampler Pack


The combination of hot sauce and truffle oil is a spicy one—just like the couple you're gifting this sampler pack to. The pack comes with a black truffle-infused hot sauce and a white truffle-infused hot sauce, and well as the brand's infamous black truffle oil. They're great for drizzling over pretty much anything, honestly.

For the Dog Parents

20. Furbo 360° Dog Camera


We all know that couple whose pup is always on their mind (and in every Instagram post, holiday photo and...). For those proud fur parents, this camera will let them throw treats and keep an eye on their pup while they're at their day jobs. It even has two-way audio so they can tell Fido what a good boy he is and hear his pleased barks in return. It can also be paired with other Amazon Alexa devices to complete their smart home setup.

Most Practical

21. Bloomscape Mini Money Tree


Bloomscape has tons of plant options for you to choose from, but we think this mini money tree is the safest pick. It’s petite, but not negligible, and it requires very little care or maintenance, so even those with no houseplant experience will feel confident they can keep their new green friend alive and thriving. Plus it’s pet friendly, so any curious bites from Fluffy won’t turn into an unexpected trip to the vet. (P.S. According to Chinese tradition, money plants are said to bring wealth and good fortune to those who care for them.)

Sultriest Gift

22. Maude Massage Candle Gift Set


OK, this is a little weird to gift a couple you know, but if you're looking to buy something for your partner—that conveniently, you both can enjoy—look no further. This candle trio sets the mood and then some: After you've enjoyed their scent and ambiance for 10 to 15 minutes, you can blow out the candles and use the specially formulated melted wax as massage oil.

For the Couple New to Cooking

23. One Pan, Two Plates by Carla Snyder

Carla Snyder

Cooking for two doesn’t have to mean double the cleanup. This modern cookbook is chock-full of recipes (70, to be exact) big enough for two people, yet uncomplicated enough to cook in a single pan. We’re talking crispy sage pork cutlets, thyme-subbed salmon with caramelized cauliflower “risotto” and more.

For the Long Distance Couple

24. Bond Touch Bracelets

Bond Touch

Long distance relationships aren't easy, but this wearable gadget will make them feel a little closer even while miles apart. The bracelets allow the couple to send each other little vibrations that are meant to imitate their touch. They can also a use secure private chat through the device's app to send more intimate messages, which the company claims will be encrypted.

They come in a few different styles, and the battery can last up to four days on a single charge, so they'll never feel too far for long.

For the Soul Cycle-Obsessed

25. Yosuda Indoor Stationary Bike


Your fitness fanatic friends are going to love their new stationary bike for an at-home workout, especially on those cold winter days when dragging yourself out of bed is already enough of a challenge. Just make sure you know if they have a spot for it before it arrives at their door.

Best for the Couple You Don’t Know Super Well

26. Greetabl Box


This customizable box feels special and thoughtful, even if you aren’t 100-percent sure what your new friends like. First, choose a fun box design, then add in a small treat like caramel popcorn, scented candles or even a seasonal piñata. Last, pick a gift card and voilà! An adorable little gift box that feels much more personal than an Amazon gift card.

For the New Homeowners

27. Custom House Portrait


Buying a home together is a huge milestone and deserves to be celebrated. What better way than a custom portrait of their first abode. It can be personalized in different sizes, colors, finishes and frames to best suit the couple's style, and you can add some personalization with their last name and address. It's something sentimental that they'll carry with them even if they move.

For the Duo Who’d Rather Be Camping

28. Solo Stove Bonfire 2.0

Solo Stove

Setting up a backyard bonfire doesn't get easier than this. The Solo Stove is known for being a "smokeless" fire pit, and it lives up to the hype: It's "huge design perk, and it even means we don’t wind up smelling like smoke for the next week," says commerce editor Olivia Dubyak. "The pit is such a good size for a backyard or patio. We even took it with us to an Airbnb in Breckenridge, and it was very easy to travel with." (It doesn't hurt that it comes with a free carrying case too.)

For the Music Buffs

29. Crosley Radio Cruiser Deluxe Turntable


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. And if they want to stow it away, they'll simply shut the hardshell case and slip it under the bed or tuck it safely in a closet.

For Techie Couples

30. Echo Show 5


We love using the Echo Show 5 to play tunes while cleaning and cooking, and it's great for setting reminders and calendar alerts, so they can see what they're partner has going on—instead of asking them for the fifth time. The screen also shows fun graphics, can be used for video calls and even surveillance, if they have it hooked up to a security camera. It's the household manager they never knew they needed—and soon won't be able to live without.

For Puzzle Fanatics

31. Intersection Of Love Personalized Jigsaw Puzzle

Uncommon Goods

Maybe they’ve always loved a good 500-piece puzzle, maybe they just got into it during the pandemic. Either way, this personalized puzzle (which you can also order in 1,000 pieces for an extra challenge) is a super fun way to mix up date night. Plus, they can frame and display it once it’s complete.

Best Housewarming Gift

32. Dyson V8 Cordless Stick Vacuum


A vacuum? As a couples' gift? Way to encourage the romance. But hear us out: The Dyson v8 is a splurge they wouldn't buy for themselves, but once they try the cult-favorite cordless vacuum, they'll be singing your praises. The wall mount is very easy to set up, even without professional help. This model comes with a crevice tool and a brush, but if you’re feeling extra generous, you can tack on this six-piece attachment set as well for $38.

For Boomers

33. Bose TV Speaker Soundbar


Lots of folks on the internet love to complain about the sound mixing on new movies and shows, but none hold a candle to your parents. Stop the incessant questioning of “what’d they say?” and “who’s that again?” with the help of this Bluetooth speaker that clarifies speech and improves sound overall. It’s also a cinch to install and works with basically any modern television. Plus, it has almost 6,800 reviews and a 4.5-star rating to boot.

For the Couple with a Full Bar

34. Gracie Oaks Selman 4-Bottle Wood Rack


This cute wine rack is made from real wood and can hold up to four bottles and six glasses for easy access when guests come over. Reviews say it’s very easy to assemble and looks really elegant once all the slots have been filled. It can also be mounted to the wall if they don’t have much enough counter space to work with.

For Couples Celebrating Their Anniversary

35. Our Q&A a Day: 3-Year Journal for 2 People

Potter Gift

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?” It’s cute and sweet and sure to make them come even closer together, even after all these years.

For the Couple Who Prefers to Work Out at Home

36. Tonal


This super sleek mirror will fit in even the smallest apartments and can guide your fit friends through tons of new workouts. It goes beyond your traditional home gym and can make lifting weights a little less intimidating. Tonal features two levers that offer up to 200 pounds of resistance and will even match where the user is at, offering more resistance as they get stronger. Additionally, there's a ton of body weight workouts, smart accessories and plans to choose from, giving this fitness mirror more bang for your buck.

For the Adventurous Eaters

37. Two Tumbleweeds Foodie Dice

Uncommon Goods

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.

For the Grillsmiths

38. ButcherBox


Whether they're trying to up their protein or want a quality cut for a special dinner at home, a ButcherBox subscription in a great choice. They'll receive a box in the mail of their choices of pork, chicken and steak from top-tier partners worldwide every month that will help take some of the stress out of planning dinner. If you're not up for a subscription, you can pick one of the gift boxes featuring high-quality meats.

For Plant Parents of Any Level

39. The Sill ZZ Plant

The Sill

Candace Davison, PureWow’s VP of editorial, says, “I've sent live plants in years past, only to have them arrive banged up or already dead. Not the case with The Sill. The plant quality is top notch, the care instructions are easy to follow and getting a ZZ plant is way less stressful than an orchid. They practically take care of themselves.” Indeed, they thrive in just about any light level and aren’t picky about watering schedules. (On the downside, however, these are not safe for animals to chomp on, so if they have a particularly curious cat, you might want to try the money tree above instead.)

For the Couple with a Standing Movie Night

40. Lovesac Moviesac


Add a whole other level of comfort and fun to your BFF’s weekly movie nights with her partner. These customizable bean bags have a cult following for their extreme comfort, and the brand even makes options designed to fit two people at once.

For the Couple with Seasonal Allergies

41. Levoit Air Purifier


This super chic air purifier will look beautiful in their bedroom (or living room or dining room or wherever they want to put it) and helps filter dust, pollen, smoke and pet hair so they can breathe easier, even during peak allergy season. But don’t just take our word for it—there are more than 97,000 reviews for this powerful little purifier and it currently has a 4.7-star rating overall.

Best Customized Gift for Pet Parents

42. Draw Your Portrait Custom Pet Portrait


Upload a picture of their furry friend with its name for a customized portrait that any pet parent would be proud to hang on their wall. The artist, Viet Tran, can even make small adjustments if needed. As one reviewer says, “Viet did a beautiful job painting my granddaughter’s pet Yorkie. She was able to remove the leash from the original picture we submitted. The painting was very realistic and presented nicely on a mounted canvas.”

For the Gal Looking to Spice Things Up

43. We-Vibe Nova 2 Rabbit Vibrator


Trust us, anyone with a clitoris will be thrilled to play around with this app-controlled vibrator. It’s designed to hit both the G-spot and the clitoris simultaneously and can even be used hands-free. Even if she’s not physically near her partner, they can control the vibrations and even create their own custom patterns via the app to make long distance feel a little less lonely.

For the Worldwide Explorers

44. Personalized Anniversary Pushpin World Map

Uncommon Goods

They’re visited more countries than anyone else you know, but they’re not done traveling yet. Gift them a personalized map with their names and anniversary date on which they can place pins to note everywhere they’ve gone so far. It even comes with 100 pins to get them started, though depending on how adventurous the couple is, you might want to supplement with another box of colorful pins.

For the Couple Who Loves Mixing Cocktails

45. Schott Zwiesel Pure Crystal Cocktail Glasses

West Elm

They already have a full bar and a handful of cool cocktail cookbooks, and now they’ll have some super-chic looking glasses in which to serve their latest creations. This six-piece set has a timeless, elegant look to really let their garnishing skills shine, and comes in three different styles—double Old Fashioned, highball and the vintage martini glasses above.

For the Couple Who Hates Clutter

46. Custom Message Shortbread Cookies

Uncommon Goods

The last thing they want is another knickknack or tchotchke, but you also don’t want to get them any old goody basket. This box of 24 shortbread cookies is guaranteed to be a hit (who doesn’t love classic, buttery shortbread?) and has the added bonus of being totally unique to you and your gift recipients. Congratulate them on their new baby, wish them a very Merry Christmas or simply say hello. Either way, once they finish the cookies, all evidence of clutter is gone—perfect.

For the Couple Who Does the Crossword in Bed

47. L.L. Bean Ultrasoft Comfort Flannel Sheet Set


Know some folks who like to spend their Sundays cozied up in bed reading and hanging all the way until dinner time? Gift them a set of these supremely comfy flannel sheets to make those lazy weekend mornings feel like even more of a treat. (P.S. Even a king-size set costs less than $200.)

For the Coffee-Lovers

48. Cuisinart 12-Cup Coffee Center


Compatible with both K-Cups and loose grounds in a filter, this versatile coffee maker is ideal for lazy Sundays and dash-out-the-door weekdays. They can brew up to 12 cups in the glass carafe, or fill up their to-go mug on the single-serve side to take on the road. It can also be preset to brew at whatever time they like—ideal for anyone who wants to wake up to the smell of fresh coffee.

For the True Crime-Obsessed Millennials

49. Hunt A Killer Immersive Murder Mystery Game

Hunt A Killer

Combine the intrigue of true crime and the fun of escape rooms with this game box. The contains clues and activities to help them solve a murder mystery that takes place at a dive bar. And the difficulty is rated a two out of five, making it challenging enough to get you thinking but not so hard that it ruins the fun.

Best Last-Minute Gift

50. Brooklinen Gift Card


Help them upgrade from cheap, itchy linens (or worse, the same ones they used in college) to a luxe new set of linen bed sheets or some fluffy new towels. It’ll help them feel more like real adults as they’re relationship graduates to the next level.

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