It’s one thing to buy a gift for a friend or family member and quite another to buy gifts for couples. Whether the gift is for a wedding, an anniversary, Christmas, Valentine’s Day or some other occasion, there is no doubt that gifts for couples take a lot more thought.
This article is not about buying something that your couple has asked for or is even expecting. We wanted to shake it up a little and give you some gifts for couples ideas that are unique, but that your couple will definitely love.
So, we went on a search for couples gifts that are unique that your couple will be able to use and that they will remember. Using newlyweds as an example, there is a tendency for newlyweds to pick some of the same things for their registry because they all have similar needs. For example, here are the top 31 wedding gifts registered by couples getting married as reported by top retailers and listed by YourTango.com.
Some items on the list include stand mixers, sheets, towels, cookware, dinnerware, ice buckets, bar tool kits, glassware, picture frames, blenders, silverware, luggage, slow cookers, coffeemakers, salad bowls, serving bowls, toaster ovens, kitchen knives, and tea kettles.
I’m sorry, but these items are boring, not unique, virtually scream generic and are certainly destined to be duplicated and regifted.
Going off the grid does have some risk associated with it. Usually, you would expect to have to know a lot about the couple in order to choose wisely. We aren’t completely ignoring the risk here, because we believe that we’ve found gifts that will make the couple embrace a new area in their life if they aren’t already secretly wanting these gifts.
We wanted to help you out by putting together our Top 15 Gifts for Couples list so that you can have a great starting point to put a big smile on their face on their special day. You won’t see a list like this anyplace else, because we’re not listing the most popular items, the hottest gifts, or the chic gifts. Some of them are definitely unusual gifts.
We’ve tried to include real-world, practical items in our list that they will love and will use for years to come. Every time they use their new gift, they will think of you!
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Gifts for Couples: Top 15 Couples Gifts
Your first thought when you think of gifts for couples probably isn’t car accessories or battery chargers, but we think you should seriously consider this important safety accessory for friends or family. If you’ve ever been stranded in a parking lot at night with a dead battery, you know how important a portable battery jump starter is. Jumper cables are great to have, but they depend on a Good Samaritan to donate their vehicle’s battery to the process. AAA can certainly help, but who knows how long they will take to even get to your location. In the past few years new portable battery jump starters have come to the market, but they are generally very heavy, take up a lot of space, and are difficult to use in an emergency. That’s where the newest compact, lightweight portable battery jump starters come in. They’re small enough to be almost pocket-sized, can jump start a car or truck multiple times before needing to be recharged, and are easier to use than ever under the hood. Nobody, including your couple, should be without one in their vehicle. Be sure to buy two of them, one for each of their vehicles.
I’m not usually a big fan of gift baskets, but this basket is really perfect for that loving couple in your life. With lots of romantic and sexy items, this basket is sure to liven up any couple’s romantic life. It’s also beautifully packaged so its gift appeal is fantastic. Complete with sensual oils, body paints, aromatherapy candles, eye masks, chocolates, cookies, edible tattoos, romantic games, a book of poetry, a body massager, and a silk bag filled with rose petals, this gift basket will satisfy any couples romantic fantasies and either enflame or revive the spark. Give that special couple in your life, a lifetime of romantic memories in one gift.
Everyone is trying to eat healthier these days and I’m sure your couple is as well. The only problem is that you can’t say “healthy” and “fried” in the same sentence. They just don’t go together. Well that’s all changed with the introduction of the AirFryer from Philips. Now you can fry foods with hot air that gives you the same crispy fried taste and texture without the oil and without baking. Great for healthier snacks, parties, and family night, your couple will wonder why somebody didn’t invent this sooner. Help your couple satisfy their cravings for delicious fried food without the usual guilt of straying from their healthy eating habits. Give them the Philips Digital AirFryer.
Nothing brings back wonderful memories like photos and videos, but it’s difficult to keep them in a place where you have a chance to look at them often. Photo albums are great, but you have to take the time to get them out, sit down, and look at them. You might do it more often, but you forget. Then often weeks turns into months before you take a look at them again. If your couple is like me and my wife, it might be the next holiday before we sit down and enjoy them. Wouldn’t it be great for them to have their cherished photos out where everyone can see all of those pictures? It’s possible with a high-resolution digital photo frame. A photo frame displays their photos one at a time for a specified period and then cycles to the next photo and so on. Their photos are displayed beautifully in high-resolution color on a video screen that they can place like a framed photo anywhere in their home or office. Newer models have enough storage for thousands of pictures and also a motion sensor to save battery power when nobody is around to enjoy the pictures. Help your friends or family bring back those cherished memory with a digital photo frame.
For couples it’s all about the memories; both from the past and new ones they will make in the future. Childhood memories are some of our fondest and I’m sure it’s the same for your couple. One of the highlights of any childhood memory is the candy they enjoyed. Bringing back some of those flavors is a powerful way to open up a flood of memories from childhood. Now there is a way to give them all of the candy memories from their childhood in one handy retro candy box. Just choose the decade of their childhood and watch their eyes light up when they receive your thoughtful gift box of delightful tastes.
There are few events more romantic for couples than a picnic in the outdoors whether in the park or countryside. The fresh air, just the two of them, good food, pretty surrounds; it really can’t be beat. So why don’t couples go on more picnics? The first reason might be because they feel that their lives are too busy. One reason might be because it’s a little bit of a pain to prepare and setup for a picnic. Well, now they don’t have any excuse. You can get them a complete picnic backpack cooler with the place settings already packed and ready to go. Just add the food and they can be headed out on their picnic in a matter of a few minutes. This is a great gift that will remind them of you each time they head out on another wonderful picnic for just the two of them.
I think most people who have cable, FIOS, or DirecTV have heard of a digital video recorder and probably even use one. If you know your couple doesn’t have one, you can get them a Tivo model for not a lot of money that will drastically improve their viewing experience for years to come. Capable of recording up to several channels simultaneously in Full HD, these new Tivo DVRs are the state of the DVR art. My family has had up to 4 Tivos in our house because the technology wouldn’t let you record more than just a couple of channels. Now we have just two that do everything we need them to including transferring programs between Tivos over our home network. Just a note that a subscription from Tivo is required and there will probably be a small installation charge from your cable company or FIOS to install the cards required to connect to each tuner. Once they’ve experienced Tivo, they will never be able to watch TV with commercials again!
Ordering pizza from Dominos or Pizza Hut to name just a couple, is an expensive habit that can really add up over time. Frozen or store-bought fresh pizzas are cheaper, but it’s hard to cook the crust and the topping just the way you want them in your oven. It always seems like you get the perfect crust and cold or uncooked toppings or vice versa. Now there is a great solution developed by triple-world Champion Pizza Maker, Theo Kalogeracos that is designed to take the hard work out of making the perfect frozen, homemade, or store-bought pizza right on your countertop. Your pizza-loving couple will get complete control over their pizza baking using both top and bottom independently-controlled heating elements that will give them the perfect pizza every time, just the way they like it. Also, by not using the oven, they will save electricity and time. Everyone loves pizza and your couple will love their perfect pizza oven.
Just about every cost-conscious American would love to get out from under that cable or FIOS bill that seems to get more shocking every month. Enter the streaming media player. If your couple doesn’t have one, then this is the best electronic gift you could get them this year. If your couple loves to watch TV and would like the ability to see movies and TV shows for free, then the Roku 3 is the only way to go. It supports many streaming media channels like YouTube and Hulu Plus in addition to providing access to movie providers like Netflix and Amazon Prime Media all from one plug-and-play set-top box. It doesn’t quite allows you to ditch your cable provider completely, but it’s getting closer and your couple will definitely never look at TV the same way.
Couples love doing things together and taking pictures of their exploits, but filming outdoor adventures can be problematic with a basic video recorder or a smartphone. For one thing, they typically aren’t designed for rougher treatment or inclement weather. If your couple spends a lot of time camping, hiking, or participating in outdoor games or other action activities, they need a tough, weatherproof camcorder designed for the outdoor enthusiast. The most popular by far are the GoPro cameras that are designed specifically for outdoor and adventure activities and will make sure your couple captures all those special moments together that normally would be difficult if not impossible. Now your couple will be able to record those precious moments together from their outdoor adventures that they will cherish always.
Could anything be more romantic for a couple than spending a lazy afternoon in the backyard cuddled up together in a comfortable hammock? Hammocks are a tradition in many parts of the country and they symbolize the comfort and freedom of a weekend afternoon without work. Who better to spend it with than your better half? Not all hammocks are the same and not every hammock comes with a way to set it up. The best hammocks include a stand that supports the hammock perfectly and come with a comfortable, strong fabric with the right spread to provide the most comfort for two people. Does your couple have a shaded backyard perfect for a comfortable hammock for two?
You might be surprised how many couples spend their evenings around a Playstation or Xbox One enjoying any number of titles from battle games to racing. It’s not only fun, but it can really bring couples together when they play as a team against other online gamers. It’s truly amazing the number of gaming genres that are available so there are sure to be any number of games that your couple will love. Be sure to get the version with Kinect which provides voice, vision, and motion response technology to Xbox One and really takes gaming to the next level.
I don’t know about your family or your couple, but our family is completely inundated by all the videos and pictures we take with our smartphones. Once we take them, they only exist on each individual phone and it can be a pain to get them off onto a computer so that they can be organized and shared. Give your couple a gift you won’t find on any other list that solves the problem of organizing and sharing the multitude of photos and videos any couple might generate with their smartphones and other electronic devices. This system is designed to use an app called Lyve to instantly capture photos to a shared drive that is immediately available to everyone in your couple’s family that have the app and are connected. This system is a complete video and photo management system providing smart collection, organization, protection, and consolidation of all of your couple’s photos and videos.
Everyone loves ice cream and one of the most fun things to do is to mix in your favorite toppings. Get your ice-cream loving couple the gift of homemade soft serve ice cream with storage for three different toppings to mix in. They will be able to make anything they like from soft serve yogurt to sorbet automatically for bowls or cones and then use the condiment dispensers to add and mix their favorite toppings. My personal favorite is crunched up Snickers bars! Sharing the process of making and enjoying ice cream at home is a great activity for couples to share for an after-dinner treat or for movie night. Give the sweet gift of soft-serve ice cream to your sweet couple.
You didn’t think you could come to a vacuum cleaner site without getting a vacuum cleaner on the gift list did you? Well in this case, I think you will agree that this is a great gift for that pet-loving couple in your life. Robotic vacuums have been around for several years now and they do an okay job of freshening up carpet and floors automatically without you having to lift a finger, but none of them have been heavy-duty enough to tackle pet hair. That is until now. Your couple with pets will appreciate the power and pet hair-cleaning ability of the iRobot Roomba 650 designed specifically with pets in mind. Your busy couple hardly has time to spend with pets and each other let alone clean and vacuum. Now you can free them from the boring task of vacuuming while making sure the vacuum will do a great job on pet hair. This vacuum will give back some precious time to your couple so that they can enjoy their home and pets more.
Well there you have it. Our recommendations for the top couple’s gifts of the year.
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