It’s not like you need an excuse to celebrate your favorite couple, but Valentine’s Day gives you the perfect one. Embrace Cupid on the holiday that’s all about love. Since Valentine’s Day calls for a present, give them one that celebrates them as a duo.
Whether they’ve been married for one year or 50, are thrill-seeking adventurers or homebodies, we’ve rounded up the best gifts for couples of all sorts. Plus, we’ve covered every gift-giving opportunity, such as wedding anniversaries and other special occasions. In other words, we’ve got options for every need and personality. Shop our favorite picks of the best gifts for couples below.
1. 100 Dates Scratch Off Poster
BEST FOR LONG-TERM COUPLES
After celebrating quite a few anniversaries together, it’s understandable if date night consists of Netflix and a bottle of wine. Coming up with new ideas for nights (or days) out can be tough. That’s where this cute scratch-off poster comes in. It has 100 date ideas to keep things fresh and exciting. And yes, a few of them can be done during the age of COVID-19, like a picnic in the park, going for a walk on the beach and watching a sunset, to name a few.
2. The Ultimate Game for Couples
BEST FOR GAME-NIGHT LOVERS
Spice up game night with this game designed just for couples. There are two ways to play: one-on-one with your partner or one couple versus another couple. The questions will help you get to know each other better by prompting conversations that will both crack you up and have you go deep. Simple to play and with easy rules, you can dive right in. More than 200 playing cards guarantee that it’s a game you can turn to again and again, making this a fun gift for couples.
3. Custom Love Boat Portrait
BEST FOR ART LOVERS
You’ll be challenged to find a more perfect gift for couples than this personalized Love Boat Portrait. Artist Melanie Ponchot customizes every piece for individual couples, emulating their gender, hairstyle, skin tone, body shape and clothing, and you can even ask her to include their hobbies to make it just for them. The message, of weathering the unpredictable sea of love, is yet another thing to adore about it. You can splurge on the framing option to gift it ready to be hung on their wall.
4. Anniversary Serving Tray
BEST FOR THE HOSTS
Hosting a party isn’t what it used to be, but this gift for a couple will give them another reason to looking forward to their hosting days. And they can use it right away to have a party for two on Valentine’s Day — or any other occasion. The wooden serving tray can be personalized with their initials and anniversary date on one of the trees. Two lovebirds just a few branches away make it even more sentimental.
5. Sexy Truth or Dare
BEST FOR THE COUPLE LOOKING TO SPICE THINGS UP
This isn’t the average slumber party version of Truth or Dare. The classic game gets an adult makeover, ideal for the couple who needs to heat things up. The game comes with 100 racy lines printed on double-sided sticks. Each partner takes a turn drawing a stick and picking truth or dare. You know how the rest goes!
6. De’Longhi 15 bar Pump Espresso and Cappuccino Maker
BEST FOR CAFFEINE ADDICTS
Take their morning coffee up a notch with this espresso and cappuccino maker. They’ll feel like baristas every day when they whip up their favorite caffeinated beverage. A steam wand and steel drip tray help them make authentic Italian espresso or lattes. They can either use pods or ground coffee with the patented dual-function filter holder, so the process is impressively speedy. Two separate thermostats, which control water and steam pressure separately, always deliver a drink with the ideal temperature.
7. VANKYO LEISURE 3 Mini Projector
BEST FOR CINEPHILES
Movie night will never be the same once they have their very own home projector. They can use it to play their favorite flicks on the living room wall or outside for an alfresco double feature. With 1920 x 1080 resolution and an MStar Advanced Color Engine, this small but mighty projector gives off a great picture. It can be connected to a range of devices, including smartphones, computers and even game consoles. The customized bag doubles as a convenient storage and carrier.
8. Personalized Tree Trunk Glassware Duo
BEST FOR THE COUPLE WHO CAN’T AGREE ON DRINKS
Maybe he only drinks beer while she’s all about the vino. Or maybe it’s the other way around. That’s what makes this mismatched yet matching duo one of the best gifts for couples. You can also opt to get one wine glass and one pilsner glass, or a set of two of the same kind. Each comes with a hand-engraving of the couple’s initials and their anniversary date in the bark. The pair is hand-made in Johnson City, Tennessee by a third-generation artisan employing the lost art of stone wheel engraving.
9. The Hygge Conversation Game
BEST FOR THE HOMEBODIES
If the pair you’re shopping for tends to spend their favorite nights at home, then this is a gift for couples they’ll cherish. “Hygge” is the Danish and Norwegian word for a feeling of coziness, comfort and togetherness. It’s all about doing the good things in life. To help your favorite couple do just that, get them The Hygge Conversation Game. It has 330 questions to get them thinking, such as “What’s the most annoying sound?” and “What would be the title of your biography or autobiography?” It’ll get them talking about interesting topics they might not discuss otherwise.
10. RENPHO Rechargeable Hand-Held Deep Massager
BEST FOR AN AT-HOME SPA DAY
When looking for gifts for couples, back in the days before coronavirus, a couple’s massage was a no-brainer. But since spa days aren’t what they used to be, you can help the duo in your life create one at home, starting with this hand-held deep massager. Using percussion technology, it can be used practically anywhere, including on feet, calves, shoulders, neck, back, muscles, arms and legs. Its cordless design makes it easy and convenient to use, plus it comes with five interchangeable head attachments so you can find one exactly to your preference.
11. Personalized Hearts Four-Across Game
BEST FOR THE COMPETITIVE COUPLE
When the game is this charming, everyone is a winner! The four-across game gets a personalized makeover with the couple’s names and their anniversary date or a message carved into the set made from maple wood. The heirloom piece is handmade in Greensboro, North Carolina.
12. Edinburgh Hand Hold Casting Kit
BEST FOR ROMANTICS
They can hold hands for eternity with this casting kit! Developed by artist Doug Lowe, the molding kit captures two hands intertwined down to the smallest details, including jewelry. Non-toxic and safe for skin, the casting kit comes with an illustrated step-by-step instructions booklet, the Edinburgh Casting Studio’s “Recipe Like No Other” molding alginate, a strong stone casting powder, a reusable casting container, wooden cleaning tool, latex-free protective gloves and sandpaper, covering all the bases.
13. Victrola Vintage Bluetooth Record Player with Built-in Speakers
BEST FOR MUSIC LOVERS
In case you haven’t heard, vinyl is back big time, which makes this a great gift for couples who miss concerts and the magic of live music. This delightful vintage-inspired record player is super compact and portable with built-in speakers, so it’s a low maintenance way to bring a record player into their home and especially ideal if they’re tight on space. It comes in a range of colors and designs, from bubblegum pink to denim to tie-dye. The three-speed belt-driven turntable has impressive sound and you can even stream smartphone audio through the turntable’s built-in Bluetooth speakers.
14. Rivet Modern Hand-Woven Stripe Fringe Throw Blanket
BEST FOR THE NETFLIX MARATHONERS
Snuggling up on the couch is one of the best things about being half of a couple, especially during the last few months when we’ve all been stuck inside. This incredibly chic throw blanket will make your next binge session even cozier. The geometric weave in a classic pattern adds a fun textural touch, while the mustard-colored tassel fringe adds a pop of color.
15. FirsTime & Co. Gold Odessa Bar Cart
BEST FOR THE MIXOLOGISTS
For the couple whose cocktail shaker is always in motion, a sleek bar cart might just be their new prized possession. Not only is this bar cart a striking accent piece, but it’s also very functional. The gold metal frame has two glass mirror shelves and its open design makes it versatile for arranging drinks and snacks, with four metal wheels for easy movement. It also doubles as dining storage, a coffee cart or an end table. American crafted, it comes in a range of sizes.
16. The Kissing Mugs
BEST FOR BRUNCH LOVERS
If your favorite duo loves lazy Sundays and breakfast in bed, there’s no greater gift for a couple. This pair of kissing mugs will make their lattes, tea or drink of choice taste even better. Each porcelain mug looks like a face and when they touch, their lips kiss and the handles look like the shape of a heart.
17. Wisdom Panel 3.0 Canine DNA Test
BEST FOR DOG PARENTS
All couples with rescue dogs have one thing in common: they’re obsessed with them. That’s why this dog breed DNA testing kit is the perfect gift for couples who are dog moms and dads. All it takes is a cheek swab that they can do themselves for the Wisdom Panel test to check for more than 350 breeds and varieties of dogs. After they collect their dog’s DNA with the cheek swab, they can activate the kit online and then mail it in with pre-paid shipping. Two weeks later they’ll have their dog’s ancestry and genetic analysis. It will also reveal things about their dog’s behavior and health needs.
18. Maps International Scratch The World Travel Map
BEST FOR JET-SETTERS
Since 2020 put a damper on their travel plans, they can take a vacation down memory lane with this scratch-off map. As they scratch off the gold coating over each destination they’ve traveled to, they can recall all of the great times they’ve had together. The oversized map has amazing details that were just updated in 2019. Countries are in different colors, with details like cities, hill shading, the highest mountains, rivers and state outlines revealed underneath.
19. iRobot Roomba 675 Robot Vacuum
BEST FOR THE COUPLE THAT FIGHTS OVER CHORES
An iRobot Roomba is cheaper than both a cleaning service and a couples’ therapist! You’ll save them a lot of fights over whose turn it is to vacuum since this little guy does all the work. The smart robot vacuum can be scheduled to do its thing via the iRobot HOME app or voice assistant. The three-stage cleaning system and dual multi-surface brushes will leave floors spotless as it sucks up dirt and debris from hard floors and carpets, while the edge-sweeping brush cleans up corners and edges.
20. Personalized Mixtape Pillow
BEST FOR THE NOSTALGIA LOVERS
Why make them a mixtape when you can get them this pillow instead? It’s one of the best gifts for couples who are music lovers or fans of a good throwback. The double-sided pillow can be personalized with their names on one side and a cute message on the other. It’s designed for both indoor and outdoor use, so they can also have some al fresco fun with it.