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21 best gift ideas for your favorite couple

From the world travelers to the hosts with the most, here are a range of gifts for every couple on your list.
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Finding the right gift for your favorite couple can be a challenging task. They might be the perfect pair, but finding a single present that two people with unique tastes will both love? It takes a lot of thought. For newlyweds or seasoned partners, we’ve put together a list of gifts for all your favorite dynamic duos, whether they love to entertain or live for a vacation. 

Here are some great gifts for couples based on past coverage and NBC Select reader favorites. We’ve also included some highly rated options we think you’ll love.

SKIP AHEAD Couple gifts for travelers | Sentimental couple gifts  | Couple gifts for relaxation  | Couple gifts for entertaining  | Gifts for outdoorsy couples  | Couple gifts for gamers

Selected.Our top picks

Best gifts for couples who love travel and adventure

World Map Push Pin Travel Wall Art

For an exploration-loving couple, this world map records places that they’ve visited with push pins. It measures 36 inches wide and 24 inches high and you can choose to frame it in either hickory, maple, natural or walnut. A set of 100 push pins is included, and it comes with hooks so it’s ready for mounting.

Away The Carry-on

Frequent fliers will be proud to take this set of suitcases for a spin around the airport. Away’s carry-ons (currently available in eight finishes) include two compartments — one made for your clothes, the other for items like shoes and toiletries, says the brand. Each carry-on also has a water-resistant laundry bag to help separate dirty clothes. The Carry-on has a 4.7-star rating from 4,909 reviews on its website.

The Adventure Challenge Couples Camera Set

Whether newly married or about to celebrate their golden anniversary, this camera and book set can help to keep romance alive. The Couples Edition scratch-off book has 50 challenges that range from $0 to $50 to add a little zest and spontaneity to any relationship, says the company. Each adventure is a surprise until you scratch off the challenge, which includes cooking an apple pie blindfolded and re-creating your grandparents’ first date. To document these adventures, the book comes with a camera that takes instant photos.

Best gifts for couples who are sentimental

Artifact Uprising Everyday Photo Book

A trip down memory lane doesn’t have to be far away. This small photo book is the perfect way to document your favorite couple’s story so they can flip through it any time they want. The 7x7 book comes in one of six fabric colors and you can choose either 30, 40 or 50 pages of photos.

Paper Culture Classic Monogram Stationary

For the couple who values the lost art of writing letters, a stationery card set can be very thoughtful. This environmentally friendly set, which comes in five colors and quantities of 10, is made of recycled paper — the brand plants a tree in honor of every order. 

Lime & Lou Music Memories Custom Canvas

Lots of couples have a song they consider “theirs” — maybe it’s from a favorite band, a concert they saw together on a special date or the song they danced to on their wedding day. With this print, you can make their song a part of their home every day. Give Lime & Lou the song title and artist, along with the special memory it accompanies,, and they’ll turn it into a retro-looking print featuring the lyrics printed on a record. You can pick the color, size and frame for the perfect personalized artwork.

Best gifts for couples who need some R&R

Chappywrap Harborview Herringbone Blanket

When it comes to a cozy home, you can never have too many blankets. These 60- by 80-inch blankets from Chappywrap are made of  58% cotton, 35% acrylic and 7% polyester.We love them for their softness and resistance to pilling, even when thrown in the washing machine.. You can also buy them in a family size if your couple likes extra warmth when they cuddle together.

Luminosity Candle Warmer Lamp

This candle-warming lamp can emit a cozy scent with no smoke necessary. Pair it with a favorite candle and this lamp will heat it to spread the candle’s smell without lighting the wick. It also doubles as a bedside lamp, which is pretty cool.

Cozy Earth Waffle Bath Towels

Take it from our experts, this towel set from Cozy Earth is worth it — you may end up buying yourself a set, too. It comes in a pack of two (matching hand towels and washcloths can be added to your order). The towels are dual-sided, with a soft terry fabric inside and a cotton waffle texture on the outside. They come in five neutral colors, including sand, harbor mist, light grey, white and charcoal.

Boll & Branch Signature Hemmed Sheet Set

These buttery soft sheets, according to the brand, get softer with every wash. Made of 100% organic cotton, this set comes with a fitted sheet, a flat sheet and two pillowcases, and comes in a selection of thirteen muted tones. It’s a worthy splurge that any couple would welcome.

Parachute Classic Turkish Cotton Robes

If you’ve ever worn matching robes with your partner (or best friend), then you’re acutely aware of the instant dopamine hit you get while wearing them. Share that feeling with your favorite couple by giving them these Turkish robes from Parachute, which have a 4.3-star average rating from 2,565 reviews on its website. Each one has two front pockets, a tie at the waist and a shawl collar, not to mention they’re super plush for ultimate cozy lounging.

iRobot Roomba 675 Wi-Fi Connected Robot Vacuum

The Roomba 675 from iRobot is built with special dirt-detection sensors for tackling high-traffic spots and ensuring they always return to a clean home, according to the brand.

Best gifts for couples who love to entertain

'Snacking Bakes' by Yossy Arefi

Never let a couple you love get into an argument just because they’re hangry. This cookbook from Yossy Arefi is full of sweet and savory recipes that can be made quickly, with easy-to-find ingredients, and in one bowl. They’ll have fun making these together — and even more fun sharing the final products

Our Place Wonder Oven

From the makers of the NBC Select editor favorite Always Pan comes another all-in-one kitchen tool that any couple, but especially a couple in a smaller space, would appreciate for cooking. The Wonder Oven is a 6-in-1 air fryer and toaster oven with steam infusion that can do everything from toast to bake to broil and more, faster than a traditional oven.

Maker Natural Wines Mixed Pack

For the couple who loves to try new wines, this multipack of red, white and orange wines from female and minority-led wineries is sure to be appreciated for their dinners at home. According to the brand, Maker is the highest-rated canned wine, and the wines are produced with organic, biodynamic farming.

St. Agrestis Phony Negroni 12-Pack

Lots of people are going sober or drinking less these days, but may still want a celebratory beverage when entertaining. This alcohol-free Negroni has all the complexity of a cocktail, but none of the booze. Couples can enjoy straight out of the slim bottles or pour over ice for something delicious to sip.

Caraway Cookware Set

This cookware set is one of the top-rated ceramic cookware sets from NBC Select readers’ favorite retailers and has a 4.8 rating from 36,651 reviews on the Caraway website. It comes in five colors, including cream, gray, age and navy, and includes a fry pan, saucepan, Dutch oven and sauté pan, along with four magnetic pan racks and a canvas lid holder that hooks on the inside of your cabinet door.

Crate & Barrel Old-Fashioned Cocktail Set

Whether they’re into spirits or a sober-curious lifestyle, try helping them refine their pour with artful cocktail glasses. This old-fashioned set from NBC Select-reader’s favorite home decor store Crate & Barrel is best served on the rocks, whereas these coupe glasses are better shaken (not stirred).

Moccamaster Select 10-Cup Coffee Maker

Kickstart their morning routine with this beautifully designed coffeemaker, which has a 4.5-star average rating from 2,399 reviews on Amazon. It heats water to the proper temperature for coffee extraction to make the perfect cup each time, according to the brand.

Samsung The Frame TV

Sports lovers? Museum-goers? There’s something for everyone in Samsung’s Frame TV, which serves as a smart TV, art gallery and so much more. It’s easy to set up, according to the brand, and it can be dressed with different frames and displayed on a console or wall for a custom viewing experience. Select editors noted its uniqueness in a recent TV buying guide.

Best gifts for couples who love the outdoors

Yeti Hopper Flip 8 Soft Cooler

For the couple that loves camping or beach-going, consider a cooler. This one from Yeti holds up to eight cans with some wiggle room for snacks, says the brand. It has a 4.7-star average rating from 1,265 reviews on Amazon and is an ideal companion for day trips (the brand also offers bigger coolers, along with water and coffee canisters for different preferences and budgets).

ENO DoubleNest Hammock

This two-person hammock is just the thing an outdoorsy couple needs when it’s time to take a break from their adventures and relax together. It’s lightweight and easy to pack — it folds down to the size of a softball — and with ropes or the separately sold Atlas Suspension system can be tied up between any two sturdy trees or other structures. 

Uncommon Goods Outdoor Popcorn Popper

A couple who are camping fanatics will appreciate this handy way to make a favorite snack under the stars. It can be used over a fire or any type of grill to make a batch of fresh popcorn in five minutes, in our experience, and its non-stick coating means it’s easy to clean on-the-go. 

Mountain Summit Gear Quilted Loveseat

When they’re ready for a rest after a day of outdoor activity, this portable camp chair makes a romantic seat. With a cup holder on each side, they’ll be able to relax together with a beverage, maybe even while the sun sets. The loveseat folds up and comes with a strapped bag for easy carrying. According to the brand, the quilted back and seat make it extra comfortable. 

Corsica Wine and Cheese Picnic Basket

If their idea of an outdoor adventure is a little more relaxed than hiking or biking, consider this picnic set that will help them have an al fresco moment that’s more romantic than sporty. This insulated canvas and willow basket comes with a corkscrew, cheese knife and cutting board, and leaves enough room for two bottles of wine.

For the couple who loves to play games

Recess Pickleball Set

In recent years, pickleball has been one of the fastest-growing recreational sports in America. If you know a couple who loves it already or even a couple who is looking for a new hobby, this set comes with everything they need to hit the court, including two paddles, a box of pickleballs and a court bag. The paddles come in seven patterns, so you can get a matching set for a couple who thinks alike, or pick them each on their own if they’ve got different styles. 

Uncommon Goods Where Should We Begin Game of Stories

Perfect for a game night after a dinner party (or just for a cozy evening in for the two of them), this game helps people have meaningful conversations and get to know each other better by encouraging storytelling. Each of the 250+ cards encourages the player to tell a story or answer a prompt. There are no winners or losers in this game, only connection.

Hermes Cheval de Fete Poker Playing Cards

Who doesn’t love a designer version of an everyday object? For a couple of cardsharks, upgrade their usual deck with this luxurious set of 2 decks of poker playing cards, beautifully designed on printed paper and set in a signature cardboard box. Their game night will be elevated. 

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Gena Kaufman is a recovering lawyer turned writer, editor, and social media strategist living in Brooklyn, New York. Her work has appeared in publications including Vogue, Elle, Glamour, InStyle, and more. For this story she sourced NBC Select editors' favorite items, products from brands we’ve previously covered or bestsellers from previous year’s gift guides.

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