Whether you’ve got a newly-engaged couple, your parents, or a couple celebrating their first Christmas as newlyweds in mind, buying a Christmas gift for two people can be a challenge (hey, buying pressies for one is hard enough!)
That said, shopping for couples can have a lot of advantages, including saving money and time, both of which are valuable commodities over the festive season.
Treating your favourite couple to a joint Christmas present also means they can enjoy your gift together, whether it be a date night, something they can both wear or a decoration for their home. We promise they’ll totally appreciate it.
So from gin-making experience days to personalised prints to hang in their bedroom, here are the best Christmas gifts for couples for every budget this year. Get ready to wow them...
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1. Personalised Couples Marble Serving Board – £44, Sophia Victoria Joy
It’s pretty much law that you eat your bodyweight in cheese over the Christmas period, so this personalised couples serving board is the perfect Christmas gift.
Have the names of your favourite cheese-loving couple engraved on the top alongside the date they got married or engaged. Marble is a huge home trend that doesn’t seem to be going anywhere, so now is the perfect time to snap this gift up.
2. Etched Palm Cheese Knives Set of Three – £27.95, Oliver Bonas
Well, they're going to need tools to serve up all that stilton and brie – and cheese knives don't come much more luxurious than this Oliver Bonas set.
3. Date Night Idea Cards – £24.95, Jeeves & Co.
Whether it’s wedding planning, work or looking after the kids that’s getting in the way, it’s often difficult to make time for each other. These cute date night idea cards will give the special couple in your life a gentle reminder to do something romantic, whatever stage of their relationship they’re in.
From recreating their first date to getting dressed up for a night in of party food and Prosecco, there are so many cute ideas that’ll keep the romance alive.
4. Jonathan Adler Versailles Playing Card Set – £30, Amara
Take games night at theirs to the next level with these ultra-chic Jonathan Adler playing cards, which are both a design piece and a practical investment in one.
Inside they’ll find two decks adorned with striking purple and green geometric patterns, perfect for everything from poker to snap.
5. Personalised Couples Enamel Popcorn Bowl – £16, Sophia Victoria Joy
If your favourite couple love nothing more than a night in watching films, this personalised enamel popcorn bowl is a great gift.
Oh, and if they’re not popcorn fans, fear not! You can change the contents label to read anything you like – how about crisps or biscuits?
6. Luxury Scented Candle for Couples – £28, Olivia Morgan
A luxurious candle is the perfect gift for the couple who already have everything. Who wouldn’t want their home to smell fabulous?
This gorgeous scented candle from Olivia Morgan comes with a personalised lid in your choice of silver, copper or gold. You also have five scents to choose from, including peony blossom, coconut milk & honey and mulled wine & berries. Add a gift box and a ribbon in the colour of your choice to make this present extra special.
7. Set of 2 Diffuser Oils & Electronic Diffuser – £80, The White Company
Another way to fill their home with beautiful scent is to invest in a diffuser – this one from The White Company comes incredibly well reviewed and will last for months before they have to buy replacement oils.
It's also sleek and neutral enough to fit seamlessly into any surrounding, so you know that whichever room they decide to use it in, it'll work with their aesthetic.
8. The Little Botanical Cactus Plant Family – £34, John Lewis & Partners
Whether they've just moved in together or have had an established home for years, green-fingered couples will love these spiky additions to their house plant collection.
However, even if plant care isn't their obvious forte, the beauty of cacti is that they don't need too much TLC, so this little gang should make it through to next Christmas and beyond with minimal effort from any new owners.
9. Personalised Face Cushions – £40, Tillie Mint Loves
These personalised face cushions have to be one of our favourite Christmas gifts for couples this year. They’re fun, quirky and would look great on a bed or sofa.
You can choose your face, hair and skin tone to ensure the illustrations look as much like the couple as possible. You can even mix up the background colour so the cushions match their home décor!
10. Six Month Date Night Spice Subscription Box – £46, The Spicery
Treat your favourite couple to six months’ worth of delicious date nights with this spice subscription box by The Spicery.
Each month, they’ll receive a box of spices and recipes to create a romantic meal for two, from a different destination around the world. Each recipe serves two people and includes a full shopping list of the other ingredients they’ll need to buy themselves – which can all be purchased from a local supermarket.
If that wasn’t enough, you can have the first box packed in a beautiful fabric bag to make a stunning gift.
11. Pasta Subscription – from £34, Pasta Evangelists
For a more instant option, couples who love Italian food would be equally wowed by this fresh pasta subscription from Pasta Evangelists, which ships everything they need to make artisan pasta meals from the comfort of their own kitchen.
Whether you go for the one, three, six or 12 month option, they certainly won't be going hungry once Christmas is over...
12. Risotto Kit – £35, Carluccio's
Also on your quest for the perfect foodie Christmas gift for couples, do not sleep on Carluccio's! Their range of premium foodstuffs will keep their storecupboard stocked with little luxuries that make everyday dinners feel like a real treat.
Our top pick is this £35 risotto kit which comes with Carnaroli Risotto Rice, Dried Porcini Mushrooms, White Truffle Oil and a bottle of Sartori – just look at the fancy red presentation box.
13. 100 Dates Bucket List Scratch-Off Poster – £12.99, Gift Republic
If you know a couple who needs some gentle encouragement on the date night front, treat them to this scratch-off poster this Christmas.
It has 100 date ideas, from visiting a food festival to taking a walk on the beach. Every time they complete one, they can scratch it off and unveil a cute illustration. We’re huge fans of this Christmas gift idea for couples.
14. 100 Movies Scratch Bucket List Poster – £12.99, Gift Republic
Alternatively, your favourite film buffs will love to work their way through this list of the 100 most iconic films of all time.
Every time they cosy up on the sofa to watch one, they can scratch off the metallic square to reveal another adorable design.
15. Escentric Molecules Discovery Gift Set – £25, Selfridges
Escentric Molecules fragrances are all unisex, and the scents cover a wide range of tastes and moods.
Gifting this discovery set to a couple is a great way to help them decide which one they like best – either when it's spritzed on themselves, or each other.
16. Aesop Resurrection Hand Purifying Duet Set – £55, Selfridges
If you know they're fans of the finer things in life, transform their bathroom into a fancy spa with this Aesop hand soap and lotion duo.
The smell is gorgeous and it's bougie enough to impress everyone who visits their home (even when they refill the bottles with Carex when the original stuff has run out).
17. Personalised Wedding Memory Suitcase Keepsake Box – £160, Memino
If the couple you’re buying for are celebrating their first married Christmas, this suitcase wedding memory box would be the perfect gift.
It can be used to store invitations, orders of service, Champagne corks, bridal shoes and more. Oh, and the luggage tag can be personalised with the special couple’s initials – what a gorgeous present for them to keep out on display.
18. Gin Making Experience for Two – £99
For when you want to help them make a memory rather than give a physical gift, what about this gin tasting experience?
In the heart of London is The Gin Lounge, which offers couples a magical insight into the world of distilling. They’ll even get to take home their own bottle of hand-crafted gin at the end of the day.
19. Edinburgh Strawberry & Pink Pepper Gin Liqueur – £16.50, John Lewis & Partners
Or how about a gorgeous bottle of gin liqueur for the tipple-loving couple in your life?
This gin liqueur is the perfect mix of sweet and spice and is best served over ice or as part of a sparkling wine cocktail. Plus, that presentation box is basically a gift in and of itself.
20. BarCraft 6 Piece Brass Finish Cocktail Set – £29.99, Lakeland
Brass equipment will always look classy on their home bar cart, and this 6-piece set from Lakeland looks far more expensive than its under-£30 price tag.
With a shaker, jigger, muddler and more, it's got everything they'll ever need for professional-level sundowners on the patio.
21. Seedlip Giftbox – £32, Ocado
It's important to recognise that just because booze is the ultimate go-to gift idea for couples, not everyone drinks it.
This Seedlip Giftbox from Ocado is a thoughtful gift for the teetotal couple in your life, allowing them to mix and enjoy a sophisticated refreshment that tastes just as good without the alcohol.
22. Large Chocolate Dipping Adventure – £35, Hotel Chocolat
Sweet-toothed couples will be totally wowed by this Hotel Chocolat assortment, which includes milk, dark, white and caramel chocolate dipping pots and plenty of biscuits, nuts and marshmallows for dunking.
Sugar rush, here they come...
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23. Classic Festive Hamper with Fizz – £50, M&S
The price of a Christmas hamper can quickly rise into triple figures, but we love M&S's affordable array just as much as the fancy ones from stores like Fortnum's.
This selection includes everything from chutney and jam to Christmas pudding, crisps and even a bottle of Buck's Fizz – just the right size for a festive feast for two.
24. Personalised Paper Collage Couples Portrait – £95, Liddy Parry
Show the special couple in your life how much they mean to you by treating them to a bespoke “Paper People” portrait.
Just like the couple you have in mind, no two paper people are the same. Liddy Parry works from photographs and descriptions to create totally personalised, hand-cut pieces of art. They’ll love to pop this on the wall of their new home.
25. Personalised Embroidered Christmas Couple Pyjamas – £55, Sparks & Daughters
Christmas isn’t Christmas without festive pyjamas, and this pair are everything. They even come with personalised embroidery on the front!
26. Personalised Airport Destination Board Print – £21.50, Betsy Benn
This airport destination board print is the perfect Christmas gift idea for couples who love to travel.
It can be personalised with the names of the places they’ve been together. You could even add airport codes at the end of each line for a truly authentic look.
27. His & Hers Handmade Personalised Leather Luggage Tags – £24, Parker & Co
Matching tags will mean they can always spot their cases on the carousel, wherever their next adventure may take them.
We love the initial embossing on this Parker & Co offering, along with the fact that they're crafted from premium leather that's made to last.
28. Cityscape Coasters – £16, Laura Jackson Design
These Laura Jackson design coasters could help them to walk down the memory lane of their last amazing vacation, or possibly even inspire their next trip over their morning cup of tea.
The pastel colour palette and minimalist illustrations make them an elegant addition to any home.
29. Vintage Matchbox Personalised Print – £18, Of Life & Lemons
If the special couple had a vintage-inspired wedding, pay homage to their big day with this vintage matchbox print. It has two vintage lovebirds and can be personalised with the couples’ names and wedding date.
This lovely gift is a constant reminder that all it takes is a tiny fire to spark an eternal flame.
30. Personalised Bottle of Matches – £24, Rocket & Fox
On the subject of matches, were you with the couple on the night that they first caught each other’s eyes?
Treat them to this bottle of matches which can be personalised with the place they met. It’s super stylish, *genuinely* useful, and it’s only £24! What’s not to love?
31. Ferm Living Ripple Clear Wine Glass Set of 2 – £35, Heal's
There's a reason that tasteful glassware is such a popular wedding or engagement present – it makes a great gift for couples for basically any occasion.
We're particularly smitten by the Art Deco air of this ripple-effect Ferm Living duo – all of their old glasses will pale in comparison.
32. 1,000 Piece Puzzle – £12, Typo
Homebodies will love a project they can work on together during those cosy January evenings.
Typo has a vast selection of 1,000 piece puzzles that won't break the bank – the designs range from this floral arrangement to memes and even a giant burger.
33. Bananagrams Word Game – £11.99, Amazon
Brilliant board games for two are hard to find, but Bananagrams hits that sweet spot between over in a flash and several-hour-long slog (sorry, Monopoly, but you know we're talking about you).
This fast-paced word game can also be played by up to 8 people, so it's equally useful when they have people over as it is when it's just them hanging out.
34. The Roasting Tin Around The World – £9.99, Amazon
Cookbooks are always a winner when it comes to Christmas gifting in our books!
The Roasting Tin series is a great all-rounder, with options for speedy recipes, vegetarian meals and more – this year's latest release, Around The World, will take their tastebuds on a trip they'll never forget.
35. Pie Set – £45.50, Falcon Enamelware
No matter what's on the menu throughout the year, this set of enamel dishes from Falcon will be able to handle the heat – they'll quickly become kitchen staples for years to come.
Our hearts are firmly set on the vibrant red colourway, but they also come in pigeon grey, coal black and white with a neat blue rim.
36. The Couple's Workbook – £15, The School of Life
Okay, so this might seem like you're handing out homework for Christmas, but The Couple's Workbook is actually a really cool opportunity for any couple to get to know each other a little better (no matter how long they've been together).
Inside they'll find exercises to help them develop 'understanding, patience, forgiveness, humour and resilience' – a small gift that might actually end up making a major, positive difference.
37. Glass & Gold Brass Square & Rectangle Hanging Multi Photo Frame – £45, Oliver Bonas
Even the most house proud of couples often forget to take the time to display photos of themselves – so do them a favour and fill up this elegant Oliver Bonas frame on their behalf.
If you're all great friends with lots of lovely memories together, don't be afraid to slot in some group shots too.
38. Krups Nescafe Dolce Gusto Manual Coffee Machine – £69.99, Amazon
Couples who have just moved into their first home will really appreciate this Nescafe coffee machine this Christmas.
This Krups machine is compact in design and would look stylish on any kitchen counter. You can get it on next day delivery with Amazon, too, if you’ve left things a little late…
39. Personalised Names and Date Cinema Marquee Print – £55, The Drifting Bear Co.
Inspired by old-fashioned theatre or cinema signage, this super cool print by The Drifting Bear Co is a fabulous Christmas gift for film-loving couples.
We won’t blame you if you *accidentally* order one for yourself too…
40. Watercolour House Portrait – £55, Letterfest
We've suggested quite a few personalised prints and portraits throughout this edit, but this one is unique in that it doesn't capture the couple themselves, but instead the home they've built together.
Add a frame and this gorgeous custom artwork will have pride of place on their walls in no time.
41. Couples Etched Travel Mugs Duo – £37.95, Novello
You can choose between black, aqua and dark green, and the cups can be personalised with names or “yours” and “mine”. The couple will love carrying a special reminder of you and their other half to work every day.
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42. 'Can We Shall We?' Mugs – £55, Rob Ryan Studio
For matching mugs they can use indoors, we haven't come across many more beautiful than this set from Rob Ryan.
These ceramic cups are exquisite quality and worth every penny, but if your budget doesn't quite stretch, Oliver Bonas also has lots of lovely mug sets for couples that come in under £20.
43. Crosley Cruiser Dove Grey Bluetooth Vinyl Record Player – £89, Urban Outfitters
If music is essential to their day as caffeine, a Christmas present of a Crosley record player from Urban Outfitters will absolutely knock their socks off.
If they already own a record player, consider tracking down their favourite albums to add to their collection – you could even find a special edition vinyl of their wedding song.
44. ‘My Side Your Side’ Pillowcases – £29.75, Bean Ink
These white pillowcases make a fun and stylish present that will be loved by the special couple in your life.
The text is available in 17 different font colours, and the printing method used means the text is super soft – almost indistinguishable from the non-printed fabric. Arguments about who is sleeping on which side will be a thing of the past.
45. Plain Wool Throw – £80, John Lewis & Partners
A really good quality throw is something most couples will never get around to treating themselves to, but will love to snuggle up under together.
This John Lewis design is made from Italian wool and comes in a veritable rainbow of different colours to suit their space.
46. Hide Parcels From My Husband Door Mat, £25, Artsy Doormats
Okay, so this doormat may seem like it's more for one half of the couple than the other, but they'll both get a good laugh out of it – and so will the postman!
47. Winter Market Biscuit Tin – £35, Biscuiteers
This beautifully decorated box of biscuits from Biscuiteers will summon up fond memories of cosy market trips of winters past.
If you're not able to see the couple in person this year, Biscuiteers also does a lovely range of letterbox biscuits that you can post straight to them, which are also well worth a look.
48. Hox Currency – from £50, The Hoxton
Give them the gift of a mini break (or at least, a bit of cash towards one) with the Hoxton's Hox Currency.
Your voucher can be spent on a stay in one of the chain's hip hotels around the world, from local branches in London to Paris, New York and beyond.
49. 2021 Pinboard Calendar – £16, Trouva
Some couples will already have their Google calendars synched and set for the year ahead, but others will prefer a more analogue way of keeping track of each other's schedules, and that's where this calendar comes in.
As well as the usual grid of days of the month, the pinboard along the top can be used to display memos, appointment cards and any other useful admin items they definitely don't want to lose.
50. The Ultimate 1kg Bag of Pick Yo Mix – £15, Pick Yo Mix
And when all else fails? You can't go wrong with candy!
Pick Yo Mix allows you to select 10 scoops of sweets so that you can tailor the bag to the couple's favourites, from white mice to cola bottles to gummy bears (and there's an option to whittle it down to vegetarian-only options too). 1kg will disappear a lot quicker than you might expect...
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Now that you’ve sorted a gift for the most special couple in your life, you’ll need to find something for your other half. Check out our round-up of the most romantic gifts for your fiancé or fiancée.