Best gifts for couples 2022: Thoughtful and practical finds that they'll actually use

We've picked the best gifts for couples that they'll both love - even those established pairs who seem to have everything

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Choosing the best gifts for couples isn't easy, especially if you're on the hunt for presents for people who seemingly have everything they need already. 

But never fear—we've found and curated a list of the best gifts for couples that you can buy and give this year across all categories.

Whatever the occasion, our curation offers useful and unique buys that'll make you the honorary third-wheel.  This is your go-to inspiration list whether you're shopping for the best wedding gifts ahead of this summer's season of events, housewarming presents for new home owners, wedding anniversary gifts and so much more.

Where to find the best gifts for couples in the U.S.

To further help you on your shopping journey, we've compiled useful destinations with a variety of the best gifts for couples to shop.

Our pick of the best gifts for couples in the U.S.

Ready to shop? Meet our hand-picked list of perfect gifts for couples, from travel to home goods and everything in between. Whether they are fans of innovative kitchen essentials or niche finds, we've got you covered.

1. Furbo Dog Camera:  View at Amazon (opens in new tab)

RRP: $169 | Delivery:  2-5 day shipping | Refundable? 30-day money-back guarantee

If they’re devoted canine parents, then they’ll enjoy the Furbo Dog Camera. The HD camera allows users to communicate, monitor, and share treats with pets when they’re not home. It delivers vivid night vision and live stream video through the brand’s mobile app—so they can watch their precious pooch in real-time. But more notably, the app includes a “Doggy Diary” feature, which creates a 60-second highlight of your pet’s activity. 

Cute factor aside, the app notifies users the moment it detects barking and activity. Every camera comes with a 30-day free trial for Furbo Dog Nanny, a premium monitoring service that alerts owners to potential hazards and risks. A win-win for both owners and pup.


2. Book of the Month Monthly Subscription:  View Monthly Subscription at Book of the Month (opens in new tab)

RRP: From $9.99 per month | Delivery: 5-8 day shipping | Refundable?: Can cancel anytime

For self-proclaimed bookworms, Book of the Month’s monthly subscription plan offers access to thousands of great reads, new and old. Every month, members can choose five hardcover books across genres to receive. All the recipient has to do is sign up and wait for their delivery. Literary escapism awaits, from gripping thrillers to sci-fi reads (opens in new tab) and the best romance books (opens in new tab)


3. 100 Dates Bucket List Scratch: View at Amazon (opens in new tab)

RRP: $15.97 | Delivery: 1-2 week shipping | Refundable? 30-day return policy

This poster inspires couples who love to try new things and cherish their quality time together. It displays 100 date ideas from whimsical and traditional to romantic and unique. The concept is easy—once the couple has been on a date, they scratch off the respective box with a coin. 


4. Dame Duo Couples Kit: View at Revolve (opens in new tab)

RRP: $75 | Delivery: 5-8 day shipping | Refundable? 30-day return policy

More often than not, sultry sex positions (opens in new tab) aren't enough in the bedroom. With the ever-practical Dame Duo Couples Kit, a TSA-friendly pouch with inner pockets, turn things up a notch. This bundle houses the essentials, such as a versatile bullet vibrator (opens in new tab), aloe-based lubricant, condoms, and matching socks for donning post-climax.


5. Aerogarden Harvest: View at Amazon (opens in new tab)

RRP: $149.95 | Delivery: 2-4 day shipping | Refundable? 30-day return policy

The AeroGarden Harvest is an in-home garden system that can grow fresh herbs or veggies all year round for the couple into the plant to plate lifestyle. At 12 inches tall, the sleek digital-herb garden can grow up to six plants at any time in the water, a cleaner alternative to soil-based indoor potted plants. It also comes with LED lights, which signal when it's time to add plant food and automatically power down. One of the best gifts for gardeners (opens in new tab) in the making who are yet to master the art of keeping houseplants alive. 


6. Cast Iron Fondue Set: View at Harry & David (opens in new tab)

RRP: $9.99 | Delivery: Varies| Refundable? Yes

Sharing fondue can be a fun and even romantic experience. (Just imagine being able to feed each other cheese- or chocolate-dipped delicacies over candlelight.) This set from Harry & David will allow a lucky couple to enjoy fondue in the comfort of their own home. It includes an enamel-coated cast iron pot with lid, a cast iron stand, a chrome burner, a rubber wood base plate, and six forks - just in case the couple want to open out the invite and use this set for entertaining friends (opens in new tab)


7. Personalized 100% Turkish Cotton Waffle Terry Bath Robe: View at Macy's (opens in new tab)

RRP: $128.40 each | Delivery: In-store pickup or shipping | Refundable? Yes

Every weekend can be a spa weekend for your coupled friends with these personalized bath robes from Macy's. They're made from 100% genuine Turkish cotton so they'll not only be super comfy whilst wearing them, but also nice and dry. Satin trimming on the collar gives these robes a sophisticated touch. They come in two sizes and can be monogrammed. 


8. The Big Vegan Cheese Making Kit: View at Amazon (opens in new tab)

RRP: $41.60 | Delivery: 1-4 days | Refundable? 30-day money-back guarantee

For a couple who love to try new things together, why not help them learn the art of cheesemaking? This handy kit is aimed at couples who are vegan and comes with a booklet of step-by-step instructions and recipes, a host of ingredients and cheese molds. Who knows — this could spark a new hobby for them to enjoy for years to come.


9. Egyptian Cotton Bed Linen Full Set: View at The White Company (opens in new tab)

RRP: From $29 | Delivery: 3-5 day shipping | Refundable?: 30-day return policy

If they've already got the best mattress (opens in new tab) going and cloud-soft best pillows (opens in new tab), this soft and silky bedding will complete their bedroom in style. The White Company's classic, crisp white color includes a luxe pillowcase, duvet cover, and fitted sheet. This set is suitable for single, double, king, and super king-sized beds.


10. Nespresso Essenza Mini: View at Amazon (opens in new tab)

RRP: $149 | Delivery: 2-4 day shipping | Refundable? 30-day money-back guarantee

A coffee machine is a staple for any caffeine-loving couple's kitchen, and a capsule machine is great for quick and consistent cups of coffee. Unlike manual espresso machines, this model is mess-free, and with such a wide range of coffee pods available, there are endless choices, from barista classic coffees to caramel crème brûlée and cocoa truffle. Regularly voted one of the best coffee machines (opens in new tab), the Essenza Mini can brew espresso and lungo drinks and is available in three colors. It also comes with a one-year warranty and there are plenty of Nespresso deals (opens in new tab) if you're on the hunt for a steal.


11. Airbnb Gift Card:  View at Airbnb (opens in new tab)

RRP: From $25 | Delivery: Immediate | Refundable? No

Every globetrotting couple deserves to be accompanied by an Airbnb gift card. Airbnb is an online marketplace for vacation rentals and tourism activities, boasting nearly 5.6 million places to stay and thousands of experiences. You can send this gift via text or email, and it'll never expire. Nonetheless, your gift card cannot be resold, reloaded, transferred for value, or redeemed for cash, so you might want to send them this list of the best places to visit in Europe (opens in new tab) for some inspiration too.


12. Virgin Experience Days Couples Collection Voucher: View at Virgin Experience Gifts (opens in new tab)

RRP: From $149 | Delivery: 3-5 day shipping | Refundable? 30-day return policy 

Can’t decide what to gift a couple? Let them pick their present instead by giving them a voucher for a Virgin Experience Day of their choice. There are hundreds of experiences available to choose from, such as fine dining, a night away in a boutique hotel, a pick of the best spa breaks (opens in new tab), workshops making everything from chocolate to pottery, or more unusual day outs like dumper truck-racing and llama trekking. Your order will ship within three to five business days and includes a 30-day return policy. 


13. Mixtape Potluck Cookbook: View at Amazon (opens in new tab)

RRP: $14.66 | Delivery: 5-8 day shipping | Refundable? 30-day return policy

Couples who cook together, stay together. Curated by musician Questlove, drummer and joint frontman of The Roots (in-house band for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon) this cookbook is anything but conventional. Both fun and informative, the recipe book draws inspiration from a potluck dinner party in which famous chefs, entertainers, musicians, and actresses have all shared one recipe for the collection. Questlove has paired each delicious recipe with a song that he feels best captures their unique creative energy, resulting in a cookbook full of not just great dinners, lunch ideas and dinner party desserts (opens in new tab), but a fantastic playlist to boot.


14. Roccbox Pizza Oven: View at Amazon (opens in new tab)

RRP: $499 | Delivery: 2-week shipping | Refundable? 30-day return policy

Did you hear? Back garden BBQs are so last year, it's all about the Italian-style pizza nights now, with homemade, stone-baked pizzas fresh from the comfort of your own home. Gift a couple that loves to host and cook at home their very own Roccbox—a restaurant-grade, portable outdoor pizza oven that when fired up can cook a Neapolitan pizza in just 60 seconds. Stupendo!


15. Sculpd Pottery Kit:  View at SCULPD (opens in new tab)

RRP: $65 | Delivery: Depends on region | Refundable? 30-day return policy

The Sculpd Pottery Kit is one of our favorite gifts this year, inspiring couples and friends to express their inner artist. The box contains the essentials necessary for creating clay creations, so you can make anything from plant pots, trinket dishes, vases, sculptures, and wall hangings. And the result? They’ll be left with more gifts to enjoy and use. Plus, they might even discover a new passion (opens in new tab) for pottery.


16. Fog of Love Board Game: View at Amazon (opens in new tab)

RRP: From $39.99 | Delivery: 1 to 5 days | Refundable? 30-day money-back guarantee

This 2-player board game will allow couples to deeply explore their own relationship by creating a fictitious one.  Fog of Love plays out like a rom-com, so it's a great gift idea for the couple who loves to spend time bingeing their favorite sappy films on Netflix. Choose from scenarios featuring same-sex and opposite-sex couples.


17. Custom Spotify Album Cover Digital Portrait: View at Etsy (opens in new tab)

RRP: From $38.24 | Delivery: 1 to 3 weeks| Refundable? No

This customized digital portrait will appeal to the couple who loves to create playlists based on their road trips or other adventures. It's designed to look just like a Spotify song listing, complete with an album cover that features the lucky couple. Of course, if they have pets and/or kids, they can be included in the portrait, as well. 


18. Sushi 101 Virtual Cooking Class: View at Amazon (opens in new tab)

RRP: From $19.90 | Delivery: N/A| Refundable? No penalty if canceled up to 24 hours in advance

Here's an opportunity to learn how to make sushi and miso soup from a chef based in Japan. This live-streamed cooking course is hosted by Mayuko, who tops TripAdvisor's lists for top Food and Drink Activities in Tokyo. Ingredients aren't included, so to really prepare your couple for the experience, put together a small basket containing the supplies they'll need to follow along. 


19. Sexy Truth or Dare: View at Uncommon Goods (opens in new tab)

RRP: $14.95 | Delivery: Up to 7 days| Refundable? Yes

Truth or dare is already a risky game. Up the ante with this sexy version of it, which includes 50 double-sided sticks with 100 salacious demands. It's an easy way for a couple to spice things up a little bit. However, if they're looking for something even spicier, pick up Kinky Truth or Dare (opens in new tab) instead (or in addition to the Sexy edition).  


20. Bonsai Starter Kit: View at Amazon (opens in new tab)

RRP: $14.99 | Delivery: 1 to 5 days| Refundable? 30-day money back guarantee

If the couple you're buying for fancy themselves ace gardeners (opens in new tab), gift them this bonsai starter set. Even if they don't necessarily possess green thumbs, this kit is accessible enough for even beginners to grasp — and perhaps they'll fall into a new hobby they'll come to love. It includes four types of seeds, four burlap growing pots, four plant markers, an expanding-soil disc, bonsai clippers, and an instruction booklet. 

Where to find the best gifts for couples in the UK

Our pick of the best gifts for couples in the UK

1. Majestic Classics 12 Mixed Wine Case: View at Majestic (opens in new tab)

RRP: £80 per case | Delivery:  Delivered within 2-7 days | Refundable? Money-back guarantee if you're not satisfied 

If the couple you are shopping for enjoys to share a bottle of wine together, or with friends and family, then adding to (or starting) their collection of wine at home is a nice gesture and is a great gift for couples no matter what the occasion. This mixed case of wine from Majestic contains both reds and whites, but for a special gift for an extra special occasion, consider gifting some of the best champagne (opens in new tab), cava and more with one of Majestic's sparkling wine cases (opens in new tab).


2. Linen bedding bundle: View at Piglet in Bed (opens in new tab)

RRP: From £227 | Delivery: 4 working days | Refundable? 90-day return policy

For an ultra-special gift for couples, treat them to Piglet in Bed’s Lake Blue Linen Bedding Bundle - perfect for couples who love to spend Saturday mornings cosy in bed! Piglet in Bed are purveyors of the best sheets (opens in new tab) and linen bedding, offering ultimate comfort and style that matches any bedroom trend (opens in new tab). The signature fabric, made from 100% natural stonewashed French flax, gets softer and softer with use. Ironing is optional as their crumpled texture looks great straight off the line or out of the dryer.  


3. Personalised Parkland Bench: View at NOTHS (opens in new tab)

RRP: £1,045 | Delivery: Around 6 weeks | Refundable? No

A gift that will keep on giving (opens in new tab) for years, if not generations, to come, this solid teak bench has been made to last. Often the hallmark of a great gift is that it's something the recipient wouldn't buy themselves - and this investment purchase is just that. 

Have the bench engraved on the seat, bench back (or both) with anything you wish. Dates and names make a classic choice, but sentimental sayings or meaningful quotes also make a nice touch. 


4. Aerogarden Harvest: View at Amazon UK (opens in new tab)

RRP: £129.95 | Delivery: 2-4 day shipping | Refundable? 30-day return policy

As an in-home garden system, the AeroGarden Harvest grows fresh herbs or veggies all year round. The sleek digital-herb garden can grow up to six plants at any time in the water, a cleaner alternative to soil-based indoor potted plants. It also comes with LED lights, which signal when it's time to add plant food and automatically power down.


5. The Book of Us- The Journal of Your Love Story in 150 Questions: View at Amazon UK (opens in new tab)

RRP: From £20 | Delivery: 3-6 day shipping | Refundable? 30-day return policy 

Immortalize their love story with this fill-in journal, with prompts to capture all of the big and small moments. Couples are invited to answer 150 poignant prompts and relive special events, trips, milestones, and more. 


6. Macknade hampers: View at MACKNADE (opens in new tab)

RRP: from £50 | Delivery: Depends on your region | Refundable? No

The beauty of sending a food and drink hamper to a couple, is that there is bound to be something they can both enjoy inside. With strong roots in the garden of England and the island of Ischia in Italy, Macknade is on a mission to bring producers, suppliers, and consumers closer together in true community spirit and their hampers are a bountiful offering of top quality produce and artisan treats.


7. Egyptian Cotton Bed Linen Full Set: View at The White Company UK (opens in new tab)

RRP: From £65 | Delivery: 3-5 day shipping | Refundable?: 30-day return policy

This plush bedding will complete their bedroom in style, including a pillowcase, duvet cover, and fitted sheet. It's suitable for single, double, king, and super king-sized beds.


8. Nespresso Essenza Mini: View at Amazon UK (opens in new tab)

RRP: £89.99 | Delivery: 2-4 day shipping | Refundable? 30-day money-back guarantee

The Essenza Mini delivers quick and consistent cups of joes, offering a wide range of coffee pods across flavors. It can also brew espresso and lungo drinks and comes in three colors that'll suit your kitchen aesthetic. 


9. Airbnb Gift Card: View at Airbnb UK (opens in new tab)

RRP: From £25 | Delivery: Immediate | Refundable? No

Treat your couple to an Airbnb gift card. Airbnb is an online marketplace for vacation rentals and tourism activities, with nearly 5.6 million places to stay and thousands of experiences. Send this gift via text or email, and it'll never expire. That being said, your gift card cannot be resold, reloaded, transferred for value, or redeemed for cash.


10. Virgin Experience Days Couples Collection Voucher: View at Virgin Experience Days UK (opens in new tab)

RRP: From £99 | Delivery: 3-5 day shipping | Refundable? 30-day return policy 

This voucher offers hundreds of experiences to select, from fine dining to indulgent getaways. Your lucky recipients can book anything from nature holidays in the UK (opens in new tab) to the best afternoon teas in London (opens in new tab) to supercar racing. Your order will ship within three to five business days and includes a 30-day return policy. 


11. Hydrocotton Towels: View at The White Company (opens in new tab)

RRP: from £16 | Delivery: 3–5 days | Refundable? 30-day return policy

Whether you're gifting a couple a new hand towel for their downstairs loo or a luxurious bath sheet to wrap up in for a luxury hotel (opens in new tab) feel, The White Company is the place to go for gorgeous cotton towels and bathroom linen. 

Gifting top quality towels make a great gift, as they make all the difference in your bathroom but aren't necessarily something you'd invest in for your home yourself. 


12. Roccbox Pizza Oven: View at Amazon UK (opens in new tab)

RRP: £399  | Delivery: 2-week shipping | Refundable? 30-day return policy

Gift a couple that loves to host and cook at home their very own Roccbox—a restaurant-grade, portable outdoor pizza oven that can cook a Neapolitan pizza in just 60 seconds. 


13. BUYAGIFT Fun Together Gift Experiences Box: View at Amazon UK (opens in new tab)

RRP: £39.99 | Delivery: 5-8 day shipping | Refundable? No (but you can make exchanges)

From the UK’s leading experience provider, the Fun Together Box presents thousands of activities that’ll delight even the pickiest of giftees. Once they receive their voucher, your fav couple can book whatever they like, whether that be a visit to one of the best spa hotels in Wales (opens in new tab) or a stay at affordable luxury hotels London (opens in new tab)


14. Ceramic plant pot: View at Oliver Bonas (opens in new tab)

RRP: £19.50 | Delivery: 3-5 working days | Refundable? 30-day return policy

Homeware makes a great gift for couples who have their own place. One can never have enough plants -  or plant pots - so help them grow their collection with this colourful ceramic plant pot that comes in various styles. 

For an even more generous gift, browse our pick of the best places to buy plants online (opens in new tab) and order a plant to go with the pot before you gift it. 


15. Oita Glass Cafetiere: View at Oliver Bonas (opens in new tab)

RRP: £32.50 | Delivery: 3-5 working days  | Refundable?: 30-day return policy 

For the couple who love to cook and entertain, a cookbook, tableware or barware all make great gifts and will elevate any hosting experience. You’ll soon be invited back to enjoy a delicious recipe served with prized new tableware or a freshly shaken cocktail. It’s a gift both the couple and their guests will appreciate!

We've tried and tested this beautiful glass cafetiere and can confirm it's as good as it looks - one of the best french press  coffee makers (opens in new tab) for couples who like to enjoy their coffee in style. 


16. Xbox Game Pass Ultimate: View at Amazon UK (opens in new tab)

RRP: £33 | Delivery: 2-5 day shipping | Refundable?: 30-day return policy 

If they're proud gamers, then present them with a massive vault of options, rather than just one. Introduced by Microsoft, the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate is a subscription gaming service offering over 100 top-rated games (with new ones regularly added).

How to buy the best gifts for couples

Kate Salmon, Head of Home and Gift Buying at Oliver Bonas (opens in new tab) told woman&home: “Shopping for one person is challenging enough, but shopping for a couple is significantly trickier - especially if it's a new relationship, or a couple you don’t know very well. When selecting a gift to mark an engagement, anniversary, wedding, housewarming or even just a thank you present, homeware is always a brilliant option, sure to become a treasured keepsake and keep both partners happy."

"Boost their everyday routine with a unique cafetiere or mug to make every brew feel special and encourage them to take some much deserved ‘them-time’. Or, for another fail-safe option, help your friends grow their indoor garden with a new plant pot- their plant babies deserve to thrive in style!”

Holly Harper, Head of Inspiration at notonthehighstreet (opens in new tab) explained to womanandhome.com that the key to getting gifting for couples right for every occasion is to lean into practicality rather get something that might not be to their personal taste: "When gifting for couples, think of items that can come in handy, for example noticing items that aren’t always a need but a want."

"I love the idea that you can create your own tradition by gifting couples a variation of the same gift - something you can't go wrong with so to speak. Gifts which reflect the personality of the couple or represent a shared memory always tend to be received well too." 

What to get a couple who has everything

With more than 20 years of experience, wedding industry expert Kelly Mortimer (opens in new tab) shares the key to getting a good gift for a couple who "has everything" is to give them an experience over a material item."What does the couple do in their spare time or on their date nights? This will give you plenty of clues as to what they enjoy together," Mortimer suggests. If you want to buy them an item, Mortimer recommends sticking to something they might not know they need. "If they like traveling, for instance, you could get them some personalized passport holders or luggage tags." 

Francesca Pittaway, a curator at the popular gifting website Not on the High Street (opens in new tab), suggests finding a gift with a story behind it. "A great way to give a meaningful gift is to look for something that has a story to tell such as products made from unusual materials, gifts that have been made using interesting crafting techniques, or items that are environmentally conscious," says Pittaway. "If the product has meaningful beginnings or a meaningful journey it will feel even more special to the recipient."

Gifting a couple an experience rather than a product not only buys the pair some quality time together, but it also has a much greater chance of being used and enjoyed, rather than an item which might not be to their taste or that might double up on something they already own. 

The team from Red Letter Days (opens in new tab) revealed to woman&home what their best selling gifts for couples are, to help you pick a gift that any couple would truly love:

  1. Bannatyne Spa Day with Three Treatments for Two
  2. Afternoon Tea for Two at Patisserie Valerie
  3. Tea for Two Gift Box
  4. Overnight Glamping Escape for Two
  5. iFLY Indoor Skydiving Experience for Two
  6. Two Course Lunch with Prosecco for Two at The Montcalm Marble Arch
  7. Blissful Spa Day for Two People
  8. Assault Rifle Shooting at Target Sports World for Two
  9. Afternoon Tea with Champagne for Two in The Domes at London Secret Garden Kensington

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