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Gifts for Couples

Whether it’s a birthday, anniversary, or Christmas, sometimes it’s best to solve two problems with one action.

Meaning—if you’re shopping for a couple, why buy two presents when you can buy one gift for both of them? Art, board games, and homewares are just a few of the genres to peruse when browsing for a pair. If you’re still feeling stuck, here are a few tips to get you started:

Find their common interests. If both halves of the couple have very different passions, try looking for some shared ground in things like cooking or art.

Introduce something new that they can do together. If you can’t find a shared interest, then consider finding something the couple can start doing together. Puzzles and DIY crafts are great sections to look into.

Board Games:

Most people know that keeping a stash of games and puzzles in the house is good advice in case of bad weather or awkward social situations. So, you can’t go wrong with finding a beautiful new puzzle the couple can complete together.

Four Point Moon Puzzle by Four Point Puzzles — This circular puzzle is based on the clearest image of the Moon to date. Space aficionados and puzzle-lovers will love this 1,000 piece challenge.

Large Geode Jigsaw Puzzle by Nervous System — If you’re looking for a gift that’s literally one-of-a-kind, Nervous System is one step ahead of you. This innovative company uses a computer simulation to produce geode jigsaw puzzles that are each completely unique—so there’s literally no chance someone will be buying the same gift as you. Coupled with gorgeous colors and intricate puzzle pieces, you’ll be sure to have a stunner of a gift that your other half will not soon forget.

Celebratory Gifts:

Sometimes it’s nice to receive a gift that you wouldn’t ordinarily buy for yourself. If you feel your instincts pulling you that way, keep your mind open to funny and whimsical gifts that your couple friends will enjoy.

For Love by Eugene Kim and Alice Yoo — Written by My Modern Met founders Eugene Kim and Alice Yoo, For Love is “dedicated to ordinary people who do extraordinary things.” This heartwarming book will brighten a couple’s spirits!

"Disappearing" Constellation Mug by Unemployed Philosophers Guild — When in doubt about what gift to get, you can never go wrong with a nice mug. The “disappearing” stars mug has hidden constellations that appear when a hot beverage is poured in it, so the surprise doesn’t end when you unwrap the gift. Purchase a matching set and a duo can stargaze together.

Lastly, if you’re sending the gift directly to the recipient, remember to include a complimentary gift note at checkout!