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33 best gifts for couples in 2021: Unique and cute gifts

Because one gift is better than two!
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When it comes to shopping for the couples in your life, it can be tough to choose which gifts will make both partners feel their share of joy.

From custom sunglasses to the best vacuums, we’ve rounded up some of the top gift ideas for the love bugs on your list. Whether the couples in your life love to cook, enjoy creating together or share a love of craft cocktails, we’ve got you covered with our list of the best practical gifts for couples this year.

Be warned: You may be tempted to pick a few of these creative suggestions up for yourself as well!

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Best unique couple gift ideas

1. Better Together Personalized Book of Love

If you've watched them grow together, you likely know their love story. This custom story book is a sweet way to memorialize the time they've shared together so far and will be their favorite piece on their coffee table.

2. TheTreasuredTimes Date Night Box

From a cocktail kit to trivia games, any couple will appreciate this date night in a box. It includes tons of fun activities for them to enjoy on a chilly night in.

3. Audible 12-month Membership

Give the gift of audiobooks with an Audible membership. Memberships include a monthly credit for one of Audible’s premium titles, plus access to the Audible Plus catalog — a collection of podcasts, Audible originals and audiobooks available on an all-you-can listen basis. Even if the couple on your list already uses Audible, memberships can be gifted in one-, three-, six- or 12-month increments.

4. Knockaround Custom Sunglasses

Building custom sunglasses from Knockaround is a fun activity couples will love. Through the Knockaround website, couples can specialize their own pair of shades, from the perfect frame design to their preferred lens color. Simply gift the couple in your life a Knockaround gift card and they can get to work designing their own sunnies. It’s up to them whether they’ll order matching pairs or express their own individuality.

5.Ultimate Ears Megaboom 3 Speaker

This portable speaker is super powerful, giving off a loud 360-degree sound that couples will love whether they’re hosting a dinner party or lounging in the backyard. The Megaboom is also water, dust and drop proof and connects via app to music streaming services like Apple Music and Amazon Music.

Best couple gift ideas for the home

1. Mapologist City Map Print

Whether they just moved into a new home or plan on moving to their dream city soon, this custom map will make for a modern piece of decor in their new place. All you have to do is select the size to give them a truly customized work of art.

2. Dyson Pure Humidify and Cool Air Purifier

Available in two colors, this Dyson air purifier and humidifier circulates purified, humidified air throughout the entire room and cools air with a unique breeze-like fan mechanism. Couples can track the air quality in their home through the the Dyson Link app and will love knowing the filter is capturing 99.97 percent of the pollutants and allergens in their air.

3. Solo Stove Bonfire Fire Pit

This portable fire pit from Solo Stove is made of beautiful high-quality stainless steel. The Bonfire burns regular firewood and has holes strategically placed in its double-wall structure that filter heated oxygen throughout, making a backyard bonfire simple, easy and virtually smoke-free.

4. Fiskars Quick Fit Interchangeable Tool System

This interchangeable system starts with a lightweight handle and has multiple attachments, from rakes to outdoor brooms. Couples who are just starting out in a new home or who want to organize their outdoor tools and streamline their yard work process will love this simple but effective set of garden tools.

5. Tineco Pure One X Cordless Smart Vacuum

Exclusive to Walmart, this cordless smart vac from Tineco senses dirt and regulates suction power to ensure the best possible clean. The unit charges on a handy wall mount and is lightweight and cordless, making vacuuming a breeze.

6. Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer

This unique hair dryer from Dyson is a perfect addition to any couple’s bathroom or vanity. The unit, available in a variety of colors from purple to copper, is designed to dry hair quickly and without heat damage, leaving hair frizz-free and extra shiny.

7. Neato D7 Robotic Vacuum

This robotic vacuum has over 120 minutes of battery life and has a turbo mode option that allows for maximum clean-up of pet hair and debris. Using the Neato app, couples can set up specific cleaning zones for their robotic vac and turn the unit on and off at home or away with the tap of a button.

8. LeRoseGifts Personalized Duffle Bag

If they can't wait to travel again, they'll appreciate a set of custom duffle bags for their next overnight trip. The personalization for each bag is free, so all you'll have to do is choose the color for the bags and the thread.

Best tech couple gift ideas

1. Packard Bell Home Theater Projector Bundle

For the couple that is into at-home movie nights, this projector bundle is a no-brainer. It comes with everything they'll need for a successful set up, including HDMI cables and a remote control.

2. Hotline 16000 Power Bank

This power bank for charging electronic devices brings a bit of nostalgia with its tape deck design. The Hotline 1600 Power Bank charges up to three devices at one time and has a built-in LED flashlight. Couples will stay powered up while giving off an ‘80s vibe with this unique charging device.

3. Cricut Joy

Couples who love to get creative together will adore this member of the Cricut family. The Cricut Joy is small but mighty and cuts up to 50 different kinds of materials, from heat transfer vinyl to cardstock. The cutting and writing machine is simple to set up and use, and many projects can be completed in just 15 minutes or less.

4. Logitech K380 Bluetooth Keyboard

Couples who prefer a minimalist vibe will love this sleek multi-device keyboard from Logitech. The K380 comes in a variety of colors like rose gold and graphite, and turns smartphones, tablets and other devices into a fully functioning typing machine with the power of bluetooth.

5. Polaroid Hi-Print Pocket Printer

This mobile pocket printer from Polaroid turns any photo from a phone camera into a high-quality self-adhesive print. Couples can also apply filters, stickers and other touches to turn their memories into special works of art.

6. Logitech 3-in-1 Charging Dock

This Logitech charging dock comes in black or white to match any decor and charges iPhones, Apple Watches and AirPods. Couples will love having a one-stop place to drop all of their devices off for charging.

7. Belkin Wireless Charging Dock for iPhone, Apple Watch and Airpods

Not only does this wireless charging dock from Belkin look beautiful on a dresser or table, but it also keeps devices looking neat and organized while they're charging. The dock allows them to use their Apple watch as a nightstand alarm clock and has an extra charging port where an additional device can be charged.

8. Withings Body+ Smart Scale

This smart scale from Withings measures weight and body composition and has a smartphone app that lets users interact with their data in ways that help them stay focused on their goals. It's a perfect gift for couples who want to make health a priority.

9. Ring Fit Adventure for Nintendo Switch

This addition to Nintendo Switch is a role-playing game that doubles as a workout. Missions within the game require running, jogging and high-knee movements, making it a fun way for couples to get healthy together while being a bit competitive.

Best game gifts for couples

1. Minted Chic Minimal Custom Puzzle

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What better way to make game night more personal than with a custom puzzle? After they put together all 252 pieces, they'll have a piece of art to frame in their home.

2. Lego Art

Give couples the chance to create together with Lego Art, a new collection of two-dimensional wall art built using Lego bricks. From Andy Warhol's Marilyn Monroe screen print to portraits of the Beatles, builders can listen to an accompanying soundtrack filled with music and information as they work.

3. The Jackbox Party Pack 7

This interactive party game can be played by multiple players at once, making it perfect for couples to play together on the sofa or with guests at a dinner party. The latest edition to Jackbox, Party Pack 7, is available on a variety of gaming systems, from Nintendo Switch to Amazon Fire TV, and comes with five games that can be enjoyed by up to eight players at once.

Best couple gift ideas for the kitchen

1. The Unofficial Disney Parks Cookbook

Couples whose Disney travel plans has been slowed due to Covid-19 will love the Unofficial Disney Parks Cookbook, which contains 100 Disney-inspired recipes ranging from Dole Whips to Mickey Mouse pretzels.

2. Lodge 9-Inch Cast Iron Pie Pan

This cast iron pie pan won’t bend, dent or warp at high temperatures and is perfect for baking pies with both homemade and store-bought pie crusts. This beautiful addition to a couple’s baking arsenal is made in America and comes seasoned and ready to use.

3. Personalized Porcelain Bois Mug Set

Perfect for cocktails, hot chocolate, wine and more, these mugs personalized with the couple's initials and anniversary date are cute enough to drink from or just display on their counter.

4. Philips Soup Maker

It’s easy to make comforting bowlfuls of soup at home with the Philips Soup Maker, a new appliance that can make pureed, chunky, milk-based or cold varieties. The unit also creates compotes and smoothies, and has the capacity to make enough soup for a meal for two, or an appetizer for four.

5. Ooni Koda 16 Gas-Powered Outdoor Pizza Oven

This gas-powered pizza oven lets couples create stone-baked pizzas and flame-cooked fish, steaks and veggies from their own backyard. The unit reaches a heat level of 932 degrees — the heat needed for creating a perfect stone-baked pizza in just 60 seconds.

Best couple gift ideas for hosting

1. The Bartesian

The Bartesian is a home cocktail system that’s perfect for cocktail-loving couples. Simply stock the unit with vodka, tequila, rum, gin and whiskey and with the press of a button, the Bartesian creates cocktails for you, mixing the perfect amounts of water, cocktail mix and liquor together. The unit even allows users to choose the strength of their cocktail (or make mocktails) and gives direction on which type of glass to use for each drink.

2. Vamonos Riendo Mezcal

Mezcal is gaining popularity for its smooth and smoky flavor, but newcomers to this agave-based liquor may be unsure about the unique flavor profile. The citrus notes in Vamonos Riendo Mezcal shine through, leaving a hint of smoke and making it perfect for both mezcal lovers and those just starting out with the liquor. And, the stunning bottle is one couples will love having on their bar cart.

3. Woodford Reserve Double Oaked Bourbon

Originally released in 2012, this Woodford Reserve bourbon is aged in uniquely toasted and charred barrels to create a bourbon that is rich both in flavor and color. The heavy notes of honey, cream and vanilla in this exquisite bourbon make it perfect for couples to snuggle up with on winter nights.

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This gift guide was originally published on Oct. 22, 2018.