5 Christmas Gift Ideas for Couples

By Stacy Zeiger , last updated December 1, 2011

Buying a Christmas gift for a couple helps cut down on the amount of individual gifts you have to buy. You may also choose to purchase a gift for a couple when you do not know one of the members of the couple well enough to get an individual gift, or when you want to buy a more expensive gift. No matter the reason, these five Christmas gift ideas for couples will help you find the perfect gift to give to the special couples in your life.

Gift Card

When you do not know a couple well or cannot decide on the perfect gift, a gift card makes the perfect option. Give a gift card that will allow the couple to enjoy some time together. Give a gift card to a restaurant, a food delivery service or a store that sells items the couple can enjoy together. If the couple are newlyweds or have recently purchased a home, give them a gift card to a local home improvement store or home furnishing store so they can choose items for their new home together.

Dinner and a Movie

Choose a gift card to one of the couple’s favorite restaurants for a quick dinner and add a gift card for a local movie theater so they can enjoy a dinner and movie date. Some movie theaters offer dinner and movie packages that combine dinner at a local restaurant with a movie for the couple. You may also want to make your own movie basket for the couple by providing a box of popcorn, some traditional movie candy and a copy of a popular movie or a gift certificate to a movie rental service, such as Netflix.


If you know a couple’s favorite band is playing in the next few months, give them tickets to the concert. Other tickets that make good gifts for couples are play and musical tickets or tickets to popular sporting events, as long as both members of the couple enjoy the sport. If you cannot find events in your town, look for events in towns a few hours away. If the concert or event is on the weekend, the couple can use the tickets as an excuse for a weekend getaway.

Food Gifts

Make up a simple gift basket for the couple. Fill a basket with a bottle of quality wine and some gourmet chocolate or crackers and cheese spread. Grab a selection of fruits and nuts from your local grocery store and add them to a homemade fruit basket. Spruce up the basket by adding some homemade holiday cookies or holiday-themed chocolates. You may also send a meal to the couple from a company, such as Schwan’s or Omaha Steaks, or enroll the couple in cooking classes. Hiring a professional chef to visit the couple after the holidays will provide some relief from the stress of the holidays and allow them to enjoy a gourmet meal together.

Romantic Gifts

Give the couple a gift they can enjoy together. Present a gift card to a local store with items for couples or book a couples' massage. Put together a small gift that includes a bottle of wine, relaxing spa items and his and hers robes or towels. If you do not have a lot of money, make a set of coupons offering to babysit the couples' children or cook dinner for them so they can enjoy a night alone.

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