Gifting couples is tricky business. You want to get them something clever enough that says, "I know you so well, but not too intimate that it veers into awkward territory." You also don’t want to get them something cheesy (read: re-gift, anyone?). It’s a delicate balance.
What you do want to do is get them something they can and will actually incorporate into their everyday lives. Maybe it’s a matching fashion statement item. Maybe it’s some fancy new stemware. All we’re saying is you have some solid options in front of you. Happy shopping and choose wisely!
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If there’s anything we love, it’s a mood setting candlelit atmosphere. Help your couple pals chill out and spice up the room with these Cannabis candles. Smell wise, they’re right on point, but in a sophisticated way: fused with spicy Pepper and earthy Patchouli. Bold, and we like it.
Shop: Malin + Goetz Get Lit Candle Set, $55, available at Revolve
Who doesn’t love to curl up after a long hard day with heavy pour of vino? The only thing that makes said scenario even better is doing so with your honey. If you know a cute couple, make their evening even more memorable by setting them up with a matching set of fancy copper wine glasses that are far from usual.
Shop: Artland Colton 18 oz. Goblets, $43.99, available at Macy’s
The holidays can bring out the stress in you, so help your lovebird friends out. Remind them of the closeness they share with a little nudge from this love-themed gift set. In it they’ll find rose-vanilla-scented bubble bath and body lotion. We’ll let ‘em take it from there.
Shop: Aromatherapy Rose Vanilla Share the Love Gift Set, $22.50, available at Bath and Body Works
Say what you will about it, but one activity couples love to do together time and time again is face masking. How many times have you seen your most lovey-dovey duo take to Instagram to share their selfies? Go on — restock their collection with this Merry Masking set from Kiehl’s.
Shop: Kiehl's Since 1851 Merry Masking, $39, available at Ulta Beauty
Another thing official twosomes do best? Throw dinner parties, happy hours, weekend brunches...you name it. Whether they want to or not, it just comes with the territory. Make sure they’re prepped for success with this personalized slate board. We see a wine night in the near future.
Shop: Cathy's Concepts Personalized Slate Serving Board, $52, available at Kohl’s
There’s a reason celebs like Jessica Alba and Hilary Duff are spokespeople for Hello Fresh — it’s top rated. It also just makes a great gift, especially for couples. Everything they need to make a piping-hot home-cooked meal comes delivered right to their door. Just select the plan and the frequency of deliveries, and you’re suddenly the best BFF that ever was.
Shop: Hello Fresh Meal Plan Delivery, prices vary, available at Hello Fresh
‘Tis the season to snuggle up and get cozy with those you love. Now what’s going to make that snuggle sesh even better? A customizable double-sided blanket that has their initials embroidered on it. A classy living room update, indeed.
Shop: Sorrento Double Face Reversible Blanket, $64.97-$94.97, available at Land’s End
Couples sure do love spending all their time together. One activity most love? Cooking. Maybe they are expert-level seasoned pros or maybe they're just getting acquainted with it. Regardless, a high-class fondue set is just what their kitchen is missing. Happy dipping!
Shop: Boska Bianco Fondue Set, $79.99, available at Cost Plus World Market
At this point in life we know a good night’s rest is imperative to living a better quality life. That goes double when you’re navigating it with a partner by your side. Trust: If both parties can get a restful night sleep, the relationship is all the better for it. Our point: Doesn’t a sound machine sound like a genius, thoughtful gift idea? You’re such a good friend.
Shop: Big Red Rooster Sound Machine, $19.99, available at WalMart
A classic denim jacket is a strong fashion choice for any gender. It’s a closet staple of the fashion forward, so it’s fitting that the chicest couple you know would appreciate this surprise. And, hey, if you only want to splurge for one, fingers crossed the duo you have in mind is similar in size (but we say get one for each!).
Shop: Trucker Jacket for him, $89.50; Trucker Jacket for her, $79.50, available at Levi’s
Going on trips together is one of the Hallmark moments of being with another person...most of the time. Now that your besties are a twosome, it’s time to start looking like it. Enter: these coordinating luxury suitcases. Totally something your bestie pals will be happy to receive this season.
Shop: Calpak Ambeur 2 Piece Set, $325, available at Shopbop
Scarves are essential this time of year. They instantly warm up any outfit, and they’re comfy. A classic plaid pattern is a great unisex gift. You can buy just one for your fave duo to share, a matching set, or a two mismatched versions they can swap at their leisure.
Shop: Gap Cozy Pattern Scarf, $29.95, available at GAP
Here’s a gift that no one is ever going to be upset to receive: a fluffy, oversized bathrobe. Not only is it the ideal post-bathing ensemble, it’s also nice to wear around the house when it’s chilly. If you’re shopping for a duo, snag two so they can match. P.S. these are on sale!
Shop: Super Plush Bathrobes, $59.84, each at Target
Couples that dress up in corny-but-cute PJs together stay together. It’s just an unwritten rule, really. You’re going to be throwing a holiday-themed movie night anyway, so you might as well make sure your couple besties are decked out appropriately. You feel?
Shop: Christmas Pajama Set, $25, available at Forever21
When these Adidas slides made their way back onto the fashion scene, we were hesitant. Whether you’re wearing ‘em around the house or out and about, they are comfy. Our advice: Get your couple friends in on the trend with a matching pair so they can twin.
Shop: Adilette Cloudfoam Slides, $25, available at Adidas