When you’re shopping for friends who are also partners, it’s fun to turn their gift into something that’s for the two of them instead of buying for each one individually. In addition to giving you an opportunity to use your hard-earned cash more efficiently, joint presents also give the recipients the bonus gift of enjoying something together. Next time you’re shopping for a couples gift, consider one of the following items.
Double Trouble Underwear
Matching underwear for couples is sure to score you some friend points. It’s simultaneously playful and just cheeky enough to elicit some grins and chuckles, while being practical enough that your friends will actually put them to good use. Keep it simple with some solid-color sets, add some creativity with simple prints, or go all-out with some really sassy designs.
Cooking for Two
For couple friends who enjoy spending time in the kitchen together, consider gifting some items to kickstart their next cook-off. A “cooking for two” cookbook is a great option to help them whip up new favorites with pared-down portion sizes that are just right for the two of them. A matching apron set is another fun cooking gift to bring a little bit of joy to their dinner prep. If you know a little something about their favorites, a “his and hers” (or his and his, or hers and hers, as the situation dictates) set of drinks, fun spices, or even grocery gift certificates will help fuel their culinary creativity.
Bucket List Dates
A scratch-off adventure map, night-out guidebook or journal, or date idea poster might be just the thing to gift the lovers you know. This is a perfect way to help feed their romantic side as they make memories together. This is truly a gift that keeps on giving: the couple will enjoy the thoughtfulness behind the present when they initially open it, and they’ll also love the gift of time spent together in the weeks and months to come. Round out this gift with some cash or gift cards for lodging, new places to eat, or even gas money for their next trip.
Custom Couples’ Sign
For the couple who has been together for a good long while, a unique custom sign with their names and some other details about their relationship will be a very welcome gift. Consider including special details about the couple, such as an important date (like the year they met, their first kiss, or their anniversary), the city they call home, or a favorite saying or quote that’s meaningful to them.
Duo Adventure Gear
Partners with a travel bug are the perfect candidates for a couples’ gift. Pick up something for them to use on their next weekend away, such as matching luggage or day bags, a portable cooler or insulated backpack, or a travel picnic blanket. If you know a little more about how they like to spend their time out and about, you might add some more custom-tailored items to the mix, such as a tailgating grill and grilling accessories, a pair of classy coordinating sunglasses for each of them, or a set of travel tumblers to go wherever wanderlust takes them next.
Joint gifts are the perfect thing for your couple friends. By investing your energy into one gift instead of two, you can share something that’s a little more thoughtful and meaningful than separate gifts would have been. The duo you bequeath the gift to will welcome the items and enjoy them as a couple for a long time to come, making memories together as they use the gift thanks to you.