Side Street Style: Gift Ideas when buying for couples

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Gift Ideas when buying for couples

Drinks for two

When it comes to buying a gift for a couple it can be two times as difficult (if not more!) trying to please two people at the same time with one thing is a big ask but not impossible. If you do manage get the gift right, then you’ll kill 2 birds with one stone which can potentially save you some money and stress.

As you get older purchasing gifts for couples becomes more of a regular thing as friends start to settle down and buying a wonderful gift for a couple that’s close to you can sometimes be tricky, since in most cases you’ll tend to know one person better than the other, so while you know how to make one person happy you will be less sure for the other. Well after a few years of having to navigate this situation myself I've decided to put a few helpful, original and amazing gift ideas together that I perfect for two.

Before we dive head first into these suggestions though it's not only Christmas that you may have to purchase a couples gift but also anniversaries, engagement parties, weddings or a new home so I've tried to find suitable ideas for all of these situations.

date lunch

Food’s up

For a special occasion it is always lovely to be treated to some fine dining, especially when you’re not the one that will be picking up the bill! And that’s why a gift voucher that’ll see them eating at their favourite restaurant or trying out somewhere totally new will be more than welcome. A romantic meal for two will give them the chance to enjoy some quality time together too.

If you would like to get them a foodie gift but want something a little different than a trip to a restaurant, then what about a sumptuous gift hamper, check my recent foodie hamper post for more ideas. Filled to the brim with their favourite treats and tipples, they’ll love this decadent gift that’ll let them feast in the comfort of their own home. We particularly recommend this type of gift for either Christmas or to celebrate moving in to a new home.


Just the two of us

With work, social and family life, it can sometimes be difficult for couples to make space in their schedules to enjoy some quality time together. This is so important for relationship happiness though, so why not encourage it with a gift that’ll see them spending time together without outside distractions. For a truly generous gift that they’re never going to forget, then we recommend a mini break away with a night or two in a beautiful country hotel. They can enjoy gorgeous surroundings, rambling country walks, delicious food and all without those mundane daily tasks.

In the same vein although on a slightly smaller scale (helpful particularly if they’ve got small children), what about a half day together at a local spa? Generously paid for by you, they can enjoy some seriously indulgent pampering together and are sure to leave feeling rested and relaxed. We enjoyed a lovely indulgent afternoon tea and spa treatment day last year as a couples date and really enjoyed it, highly recommended if you have children and just need a mini break. 

Wedding date

Hands on

Perhaps they always stick to the same routine, in which case, it could be time for you to shake it up a little, and what could be more novel than having them take a class together? And with such an endless choice, you’re easily going to find something that they’ll both enjoy. From pottery classes to sushi-making, acting, dancing, rock climbing and a whole lot more, this is a lovely way to have them spend some time together whilst also learning something new.

Snug as a bug

Most serious couples these days move in together whether they’re intending to get married or not, so a failsafe present can be something for their home. Maybe they’ve been talking about how they need this or that, or about how the place is looking a bit bare. And this is where you can step in with a lovely home gift.

Soft furnishings, wall art, furniture, lighting – have a good think about what would look just right in their home and that they’d both love. One of our favourite types of home gifts has to be a printed canvas with a prized family picture. It’ll be light enough for any wall (even in rented accommodation it can be attached with sticky strips) and it is a lovely way to celebrate their relationship.


Buying gifts for couples should be fun and leave you anticipating the great big smiles they’re going to have upon opening it. And even if you don’t have much time for trawling the shops, head online instead where it’s obviously quick and easy. If you were a fan of our tips and suggestions here, then we really recommend that you check out these gift ideas at Groupon too. They’ve got plenty of gift options to suit any couple, and of course all you have to do is click to buy. With exciting gifts like trips away and those fun classes we mentioned, you’re going to seriously impress any couple with your gift giving skills!

Couple love


  1. I think something for the home is always a good idea - it is what I'd want anyway, ha! ;)

    1. Yes me too - you can never go wrong with a gift for the home

      Laura x

  2. Oh yes I'd be really happy with a restaurant voucher, afternoon tea or a foodie hamper. If a gift includes food it is a winner with me. Mich x

  3. This is great! I've just bought my stepbro and his girlfriend these cool glasses for their flat - they're in shape of lightbulbs. I've also cheekily bought him a Korean Vegetarian book. He loves Korean food but she's vegetarian so I'm hoping he'll cook for her.

    1. Oh wow those are both really good gift ideas!

      Laura x

  4. A restaurant voucher is a great idea. Thanks for posting this guide as i would struggle to buy for a couple

    1. Thats good to know, hope this guide helped

      Laura x

  5. Some great ideas! I know at least one couple in my life who are extremely hard to buy for..!


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