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If you need gift ideas for the couples in your life, here are some of the best!
It’s that time of year again! There’s so much to do and so many gifts to buy, it can be stressful to get it all done. I love buying things for my family and friends and seeing their eyes light up when they get something they asked for, but at the same time it can get super expensive. Being full time college students, our budget isn’t huge and sometimes it’s hard to buy presents for every single person individually.
So I started thinking, why don’t I just give couple gifts instead of individual gifts? That way it would save us money in the long run and it would give the couples a way to connect with each other. My husband and I have similar taste in what we want for gifts, so this wouldn’t be a problem for us. BUT I know some couples are definitely opposites and don’t like any of the same things. To help you out, here are a few tips I use when figuring out what a couple likes when it comes to Christmas gifts:
• Pay attention to what kind of things they do together - do they go to movies? Museums? Adventure? Love cooking? Love home decorating? If you know them well this shouldn’t be a problem, but if you don’t, that brings me to my next point...
• Pay attention to their social media - People tend to highlight their fun times on social media (especially women), so check their profiles for things they are interested in and things they have done together.
• If all else fails, ask them! If you really don’t know what they like to do together, just ask! Then it will be easier for you to know what to get them.
Once you know their likes and dislikes, you can come up with great gifts. Here are a few of my favorite ideas:
DIY date boxes
I think this is one of my favorite gifts on this list. My husband and I would love to be given this for Christmas! For these DIY date boxes, you would take a pretty box or basket and fill it with items needed for a fun date night. These baskets/boxes can have themes to make it fun and unique for every couple. Some ideas include a breakfast in bed date (fill the box/basket with homemade or store bought baking mixes, nice mixing bowls, tea mixes, hot chocolate mix, jellies and jams, etc.), a Christmas movie date (movie, fuzzy socks, hot chocolate mix, Christmas cookies/mix, Christmas blanket, etc), or a spa date (lotions, bath bombs/salts, robes, CD or iTunes gift card, etc).
Personalized home decor
My husband and I always love home decor! Especially if it’s personalized. We love signs that we can hang up in our bedroom or living room like the ones below (click the photos to shop!). We are also huge throw pillow fans. We got some burlap pillows that say “Mr.” and “Mrs.” on them when we got engaged and we have used them ever since we got married. I love them! Shop them here. Other good home decor gifts would be personalized wreaths and blankets.
Ever since my husband and I were dating, my mom has gotten us a couple’s ornament every year for our tree. These are so special because they give us ornaments to put on our tree each year that are our own (because we all know how bare our Christmas tree looks our first year married because of the lack of ornaments we’ve accumulated). Check out these ornaments that we love.
This is a fun way for the couple to try something new. Is there a band or artist that the couple loves? How about a Broadway show they have been wanting to see? Groupon most times has some great deals on local show/concert tickets!
This is another great way to give the couple something new to try! If they like sports, try white water rafting or canoeing tickets. If they like amusement parks, get tickets to Six Flags. Like I said before, use Groupon to get discounts on this stuff.
This is a really simple and easy gift, but it’s also a great way to let the couple add some customization. Give them a night away from the kids and I'm sure they will be very happy. Get one here.
I would absolutely love this gift. In order to get this gift inexpensively, Groupon Groupon Groupon! I’m telling you, they have some amazing deals for weekend resort stays that you don’t want to miss, especially during the holidays. If you can’t afford to pay for the hotel, get them a gas card. Even if they choose not to go on the trip, they still have free gas!
Marriage or Husband/Wife devotionals
My husband and I are always looking for good devotionals to read. As a couple, we have read The Love Dare and we LOVED it. Each day they give you a short and powerful devotional and end with a challenge for you to do with your spouse that strengthens your marriage.
Do you buy gifts mainly for couples or individuals? What is your favorite couple's gift?