Buying gifts for couples can be tricky. She likes cooking supplies and he's anxious for a new bike. Here are 7 great gifts for two.
1. Personalized ceramic mugs:
Personalized ceramic mugs are sweet and useful. They're not expensive either, so if the couple has children you can get some for them as well. They're so cute that they can actually go with the fanciest of dish sets. The best part is, the couple will think of you every time they drink their coffee or tea.
2. A painting of them:
Most couples will have lots of photographs of themselves scattered throughout their house, but a portrait is a very intimate and personal thing. They might not necessarily want the painting to hang in their front hall, but it might be nice for their bedroom.
3. Hot air balloon flight:
Going up in a hot air balloon with your significant other is a great way to spend a morning, afternoon, or evening. What could be more romantic then watching the sun set over beautiful mountains while toasting a glass of champagne? Give the happy couple the chance to be up amongst the stars instead of lying beneath them.
4. Spa day for two:
There are some couples who will think to treat themselves to a weekend of pampering, and others who it would never occur to. If your friends are the latter, it might be nice to offer this to them. Pick a spot that would be easy for them to commute to and book them in for a couple of days of relaxation.
5. A romantic dinner:
If there's a hot restaurant that just opened or perhaps one your friends have been eager to go to, then book them a table. Ask the hostess to save them a table in a quiet corner, maybe by a window with views, and make sure they know to pay lots of attention to the couple.
6. A cosy blanket and DVDs:
If the last few gifts seem a bit of your price range then why not go for a cosy blanket and some DVDs? This is the perfect package for a day or winter night in. Couples can curl up and watch a flick over a bowl of popcorn or wrap themselves in the blanket in front of a warm fire.
7. A class:
Register your friends for a class that they can do together! If cooking is their thing, then go for a cooking class, or painting if they would prefer that. If you're hesitant about committing them to such a long term activity then get them tickets to go to a lecture, or better yet get them a gift certificate and they can pick and choose a time and subject that works for them.
There you have it, 7 great gift ideas for couples. Ahhh... your Christmas shopping is closer to finished than you thought!