You adore them, both individually and as a couple. You’re touched by the ways they care for one another, and you want to help them celebrate the love they share. Maybe they’re getting married. Maybe they’re moving into their first apartment together or are about to celebrate their tenth anniversary. Regardless of the occasion, you’re searching for a gift that will commemorate the event in a meaningful way—and something that both partners will enjoy and appreciate.
Now, more than ever, the best gifts for cohabitating love birds are things that make their home together more exciting and fulfilling. Give them something that will help them plan an out-of-the-ordinary date night, a decor item that makes their surroundings cozier, or something meaningful that will inspire them and brighten their days. Whether you’re shopping for romantics, chefs, mixologists, aesthetes, or pragmatists, you'll be sure to find something that they will be oh-so-happy to add to their home.
Read on for the best gifts for couples who live together.
Happy Moment Arts Custom Family Portrait
A family portrait is one of the best ways to make a living space feel like home, but we all know it’s difficult (impossible?) to find a group photo that everyone likes. That’s what makes these hand-drawn portraits so perfect.
Just send in photos of the couple, describe what you’d like the family portrait to look like (poses, clothing, background objects), and let this artist create a personalized drawing that everyone will love. You can even include pets!
AHeirloom State Cheese Boards
If they love a good charcuterie board, and they love the place they’re from, these state-shaped cheese boards will help them showcase their pride alongside that spread of crostini and brie. These handcrafted boards are made from durable and renewable bamboo, and they’ll give the happy couple a great excuse to brag about their home state at their next gathering.
Price at time of publish: $48
Percale Starter Bedroom Bundle
If they're still holding onto those sheets that they’ve been carting around since college, it's definitely time upgrade, This luxe bundle of ridiculously comfortable bedding is the perfect solution. It includes everything they’ll need—divinely soft flat and fitted sheets, two pillowcases and inserts, and a duvet cover and insert.
Price at time of publish: $652
My Home and Yours Custom Apron with Handprinted Name
Do these lovers like to get dirty…in the kitchen? If so, they definitely need a pair of personalized aprons for all of their cooking adventures (and misadventures). Choose from a range of solid and patterned fabrics and add a graphic, handprinted label on the front. They’ll never lose another shirt to a rogue splash of tomato sauce or red wine.
Price at time of publish: $43
Two Tumbleweeds Store Foodie Dice
Help them shake things up and turn their dinner routine into an adventure. These foodie dice are a dream come true for the couple that loves to cook, hates to make decisions, and enjoys a challenge. This set comes with five primary dice to help them decide on a protein, cooking method, grain/carb, herb, and bonus ingredient and four veggie dice (one for each season).
The protein dice are even vegetarian-friendly, providing two options on each side. With over 186,000 possible combinations, these foodie dice will provide hours and hours of fun in the kitchen.
Price at time of publish: $24
WINC Monthly Wine Subscription
Are you shopping for wine novices or are they practically sommeliers? Either way, this wine subscription is sure to delight. With this affordable service, you can gift them a single- or multi-month membership. To get started, they’ll take a quiz, and WINC will send them wines based on their results.
If they prefer to choose their own wines, that’s an option as well. One of the coolest things about this wine program? It exposes members to “hundreds of unique wines” that “range from classic blends to obscure, single-vineyard fringe projects.” Even for wine connoisseurs, this program offers a chance to try new and unique small-batch blends that they may not be familiar with.
Price at time of publish: $
Ocanvasy Our First Date Printable Custom City Map
Maybe a traditional portrait isn’t this couple’s style, but they still want to decorate their new place with meaningful artwork. If that’s the case, this stylish custom map will be the perfect addition to their household. The bright red heart marks the spot where they met, where they had their first date, or where they got married.
This print will look fantastic with any décor, but, more importantly, it will be a daily reminder of how far they’ve come together and the big steps they’ve taken along the way.
Price at time of publish: $74 for 8x10 with walnut frame
Mixology and Craft Bartender Kit
Are they still mixing martinis with two-pint glasses and straining with a pasta colander? If so, they’ll be thrilled to get this bartender kit. It comes with everything they’ll need to make even the fanciest drinks—a shaker, two pour spouts, a strainer, a muddler, an extra-long stirring spoon, a jigger for measuring shots, tongs, and a bottle opener (just in case they’ve lost theirs for the fifteenth time).
These items come neatly organized in a simple and stylish bamboo stand, so their tools will always be accessible, and their bar cart will always look classy.
Price at time of publish: $80
Love Built Shop Family Name Sign
If these partners are moving into their first home, a family name sign is a great way to commemorate the moment. Handcrafted in Oklahoma, this sign combines calligraphy lettering with a vintage, rustic style. They'll also be able to add planks with the names of children and pets as their family grows.
Price at time of publish: $39 with no kid/pet board
Williams Sonoma S’mores Maker
Date night will be a blast with this DIY smores maker (and they won’t have to worry about dropping them in the dirt or burning their hands in the fire). The ceramic tray with sections for ingredients will keep things from getting messy, and the roasting chimney and grill top will safely contain the flames. The roasting sticks that come with the maker even have easy-grip, stay-cool handles.
Price at time of publish: $50
Brooklinen Super Plush Towel Move-In Bundle
There are towels, and then there are super plush towels. If walking out of a hot shower and into a luxuriously soft embrace sounds like something this couple would enjoy, then this set is just what they need.
This set includes everything they need—from hand towels to a plush bath mat— for both themselves and guests when they come to visit. They'll finally be ready to ditch those mismatched towels that they’ve collected over the years.
Price at time of publish: $319
Uuto Wireless Charging Pad
Is outlet real estate a precious commodity in this couple’s household? Are they tired of mixing up chargers or untangling endless cords? A wireless charging pad might be just what they need. This one can charge three devices at once, and there's a safety feature that will keep phones, tablets, and watches from overheating.
Price at time of publish: $19
Estelle Colored Glass Champagne Coupe Stemware Set
You could buy them practical, run-of-the-mill drinkware, but wouldn’t you rather gift them some glasses with more of a “wow” factor? These hand-blown champagne coupes will definitely impress with their simple, elegant design.
Depending on the couple’s preferences, you can order them in muted, timeless tones like amber, blush, and rose, or go for something more striking, like emerald green or ruby red. Whether they’re having drinks alone or with guests, they’ll be excited to imbibe them in these beautiful coupes.
Price at time of publish: $205
Cuisinart WAF-F20 Double Belgian Maker Waffle Iron
What’s more fun than Sunday brunch? Sunday brunch at home. In your pajamas. With all the waffles you can eat. And this double Belgian waffle iron will make it so easy.
It makes two, inch-deep Belgian waffles at once, so no one has to wait in mouth-watering anticipation for too long, and its nonstick coating makes cleanup a breeze. Now, your loved ones’ only brunch struggle will be deciding between blueberry and chocolate chip.
Uncommon Goods "Make Your Own Hot Sauce" Kit
This hot sauce kit brings a whole new meaning to “spicing things up.” The kit comes with a variety of spice packs (ancho, cayenne, curry, and chili) and dried peppers (guajillo, chipotle, and arbol) and includes garlic powder and vinegar as well.
They can either follow the recipes provided in the instruction book or take a freestyle approach as they make their own sauces. Then, they'll get to proudly fill the glass bottles and label with their own fun names.
Price at time of publish: $42
Uncommon Goods Kitchen Utensil and Tablet Holder
Did this culinary couple find that they had an absurd amount of utensils when they merge their kitchens? Rather than leaving them to search through drawers for their favorite whisk or spatula, give them a place to put the tools they use the most, right on top of the counter.
This lovely stone holder will ensure that their most-used utensils are always at hand, and it will elevate the look of their kitchen. As if that wasn’t exciting enough, this container doubles as a stand for their tablet or phone. No more trying (and failing) to prop their device up against the fruit bowl so they can see step 5 of that cupcake recipe!
Bole Road Textiles Bale Rug
What do you get a couple that already has the home basics, like sheets, plates, and towels? How about a a gorgeous hand-loomed rug made of Ethiopian wool? This bale rug is the perfect size for the foot of the bed and the terraced design and warm scolor scheme adds a touch of natural beauty to the home.
Price at time of publish: $155
PEET Original 2-Shoe Electric Shoe and Boot Dryer
This item probably isn’t on anyone’s registry, and you might get some confused looks when they first unwrap it, but they will soon realize that this boot dryer is exactly what has been missing from their lives. It will make the unpleasant task of pulling on cold, soggy snow or rain boots into nothing more than a distant memory.
As it dries, it also deodorizes, keeping shoes and boots mold and odor-free and in great condition. The best part? This boot dryer is quiet and energy-efficient. You can safely run it all night and start your winter days off right by slipping your feet into a toasty pair of boots before heading out the door.
Price at time of publish: $50
Plant and Vessel Deep Blues Carved Terracotta Planter
Send a little bit of Southwest charm their way with these absolutely stunning terracotta planters. Each one is hand-thrown and hand-carved so no two are the same. Their matte teal and mazarine blue accents will liven up any outdoor space, and the clay and firing technique used to make them decrease standing water and support the growth of healthy roots.
Bonsu: the petite size means they’re just the right size for succulents and small cacti (perfect starter plants for people who are just getting into gardening).
Uncommon Goods Whiskey and Rum Making Kit
If you’re buying for dark liquor lovers, you can’t possibly go wrong with this whiskey and rum making kit. They’ll get a 1-liter barrel made of American White Oak that comes with a stand and spigot, a barrel cleaning kit, three flavoring essences (Highland malt scotch whiskey, spiced rum, and Kentucky bourbon), and instructions to help them with every step of the whiskey- or rum-making process.
They just have to cure the barrel, fill it with a mixture of grain alcohol or vodka and the flavor essence of their choice, and age the mixture. Then, they’ll get to enjoy their very own homemade blend. The barrel itself makes a very cool centerpiece to boot!
Price at time of publish: $75
Fellow Stagg EKG Electric Kettle
This electric kettle is a thing of beauty. With a sleek and modern design, it also features a precision pour spout that will help you make a perfect pour-over cup of coffee every time. It comes with a base that displays water temperature in real-time and holds the kettle’s contents at your desired temperature for up to an hour.
It also comes in a variety of different colors and materials—matte black for the super chic couple, copper and black for the vintage enthusiasts, and even pink with maple accents for more playful coffee and tea lovers.
Price at time of publish: $165
Uncommon Goods The Gourmet’s Smoking Cloche
This ultra-fancy smoking cloche will surprise and delight anyone who enjoys smoky cheeses and cocktails. You can apply the electric smoking gun directly to food or drinks for a subtle finish or attach the hose and smoke items inside the cloche for a more intense flavor.
The cloche comes with applewood chips, but smokers can experiment with different types of wood, herbs, or spices to explore the flavor notes that they like the best. When not in use, the cloche’s walnut base and glass cover are still a beautiful addition to the kitchen. You can even use it to display cakes or pastries and pretend you’re in your favorite swanky coffee shop!
Price at time of publish: $240 for large size