31 Gifts for Married Couples That They'll Both Really Appreciate (2023)

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There are plenty of opportunities throughout the year to buy a gift for your favorite married couple, from the holidays to their wedding anniversary. The tricky part is figuring out exactly what to get (i.e. finding something they'll both get excited about). Luckily, brainstorming gift ideas for married couples happens to be one of our favorite activities. That's why we've put together this handy gift guide for any of the happily wedded loved ones in your life. From upgraded cookware to romantic experiences, there's something on our list for every couple. But first, check out our top tips to follow when it comes to shopping for your married friends or relatives.

What Is a Good Gift for a Married Couple?

Every couple is unique, and their one-of-a-kind relationship is a great place to start when deciding on a gift. Items inspired by their love story or shared interests will always be a hit. Think: wall art personalized with their wedding date or a subscription box based on their favorite drink. Another great gift idea for any married couple? Something they can do together. An experience like an online painting class will add excitement to their next date night. (And let's face it, what couple isn't in need of some fresh date inspiration?) Finally, upgraded housewares are a welcome present for any married couple, whether they've been together for a long time or they just left something off their registry.

The Best Gift Ideas for Married Couples

In the mood for some online shopping? Keep reading for all the best gifts for married couples for Christmas, Hanukkah, their anniversary and beyond. We've got options for every budget and every pair of lovebirds.

The Coolest Couples' Activity Journal

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We're just a little obsessed with The Adventure Challenge: Couples Edition, and your married friends will be too. The journal contains 50 scratch-off date ideas that'll seriously spice up their love life. Once they've decided to scratch off an activity, they have to commit—it's the perfect way to encourage spontaneity and adventure. There's space to jot down notes and add a photo next to each challenge, transforming the book into a priceless keepsake afterward. Do they already have the Couples Edition? Then they'll love the Dinner Dates version. (Psst, you can get 10% off the entire site with our code THEKNOT10.)

An At-Home Baking Experience

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Food La La's at-home macaron masterclass is a good gift for married couples who seemingly have everything. Experiences can be enjoyed by anyone, and this activity just happens to be easy for two people to do together. The kit comes with perfectly measured ingredients for making delicious French macarons (bar the fresh stuff like eggs and milk). Your married friends also get tools to help them bake and decorate Instagram-worthy treats (and access to a virtual masterclass in case they need a little extra help).

Personalized Christmas Stockings

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When it comes to Christmas gift ideas for married couples, don't be afraid to lean into the festive theme. If they're still curating their seasonal decor, give them a helping hand by taking care of their Christmas stockings. This Etsy seller makes cute knitted stockings in a choice of three festive colors: green, red or white. As a sweet finishing touch, have each stocking embroidered with their names.

Pre-Prepared Date Nights

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Pleasing both parties can be tough. That's why we love gifts the couple can do together, like this fun date night subscription box. Every month, they'll be sent a unique date night idea with everything they need to pull it off. This definitely trumps traditional holiday gift baskets.

A Blanket They Won't Fight Over

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Prepare to be amazed because this one is a game-changer. This genius blanket will put a stop to any middle-of-the-night fights over who gets the duvet. The fleece blanket is split in two most of the way down and joins back up again at the bottom. Ultimately, it allows couples to share a duvet without any of the drama. Trust us, any married couple who's graduated from the honeymoon phase will be impressed.

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An Online Cooking Class

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An online cooking class is something they definitely won't be expecting. Sign the couple up for something they're passionate about, like a pasta workshop, or nudge them out of their comfort zone with a baking lesson. It's a super-cool experiential gift idea for married couples who love to try new things together.

A Unique Way to Preserve Memories

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If you're specifically searching for the best gift card to give a married couple, we've got an interesting one for you. With a gift card for Fracture, they can create stunning glass prints of their favorite photos. From small prints perfect for a desk or mantelpiece to entire gallery walls, there are options for every space. If you're shopping for newlyweds, it's a lovely way for them to showcase their wedding photos. Or if they've been married for a while, they can add some more recent memories to their home decor.

A Sophisticated Serving Board

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Okay, but how beautiful are these marble and acacia serving trays? Choose from white or charcoal marble and have the wooden center engraved with the couple's first initials or family name (if they share one). Three convenient marble bowls nest on top of the tray so they can create delicious grazing boards complete with all their favorite condiments and accompaniments. What's not to love?

An Irresistible Cookie Assortment

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A box of neatly wrapped cookies is a cute gift for any married couple. This delicious assortment includes Levain Bakery's four original cookie flavors: chocolate chip walnut, dark chocolate chocolate chip, dark chocolate peanut butter chip and oatmeal raisin. Choose a four pack for an incredibly tasty (but relatively inexpensive) gift or go all out with a pack of 12.

Hotel-Worthy Bed Linens

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Shopping for a pair of sleepyheads? Add a whole lot of luxury to their mornings and nights with a set of soft, silky bed sheets from Boll & Branch. This sophisticated set includes a fitted sheet, a flat sheet and two pillowcases. Bed linens are an especially good Christmas gift for married couples—who wouldn't want to fall asleep on fresh sheets after a day of festive fun and food? It's a bit of a splurge, but you can score 15% off any purchase over $250 with our exclusive code: 15KNOT.

Fresh Date Ideas

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Cute presents don't have to be super personal. Gifts for the couple to experience together are a cool alternative they'll have plenty of fun with. These unique bucket list cards will give them lots of great ideas for date nights they never thought of before.

Coffee Delivered to Their Door

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There's no reason why you can't pick out a practical gift for your married couple friends. Signing them up for a monthly coffee subscription basically guarantees they won't unexpectedly run out of their much-needed rocket fuel. Plus, they'll get to try lots of different blends by world-renowned roasters from the capital of coffee itself, Seattle. Each delivery includes 12 ounces of freshly roasted ground or whole-bean coffee, plus tasting notes and brewing tips. Sign us up!

The Cutest Christmas Ornament Ever

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Looking for Christmas gift ideas for a couple who seems to have everything? Here's a quirky present they almost certainly don't have already. Simply send a cute photo of the lovebirds and their family to this Etsy seller and they'll turn it into a unique masterpiece. Custom ornaments are a sweet and sentimental way to spread holiday cheer.

An Unbelievably Beautiful Monopoly Board

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Still looking for gifts they can enjoy together? We've found your match. Spoil the competitive duo in your life with the most stunning Monopoly gameboard they've ever seen. This coffee table-worthy edition is crafted from walnut, and every piece has been given the luxe treatment (hello, solid maple houses and gold foil accent cards). Take your gift to the next level by having it personalized with their family name.

An Extra-Sweet Greeting Card

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What could be more convenient than a greeting card and delicious handmade chocolate in one? This clever idea is the perfect way to wish your married friends and family a happy Hanukkah, Christmas or anniversary. There are also options that say "congratulations," "thanks" and "sorry," so you're bound to find one that gets the right sentiment across. Get 10% off your order with our exclusive code WedSC.

A Tribute to Their Love Story

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Give a nod to where it all began with this personalized marquee-themed photo print featuring their names and the date they said "I do." It's a meaningful present that doubles as an interesting piece of home decor, especially if they're into theater or movies. For a display-ready gift, opt for the pre-framed print. Or, if you know they'd prefer to choose their own style of frame, just hand over the artwork.

Cute Coffee Mugs

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A set of personalized mugs will elevate their morning coffee or cozy movie-night hot chocolate any day of the week. Beautifully printed with the couple's initials, first names and a special date, these mugs are equal parts useful and sentimental. They're almost too nice to put away.

From $28 for a set of 2 | Etsy

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A Creative Date Night

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Fasten your seatbelt because we've got a lot more gift suggestions for married couples to come. Encourage them to spend some quality time with each other (and stretch their creative muscles) by signing them up for a virtual painting class. Designed specifically for date nights, the class comes with everything they'll need to take part, including canvases, paint and paintbrushes. Not sure they're the artsy type? Sign them up for another virtual experience like a mixology class or gardening tutorial.

Wine in a Fancy Gift Box

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You really can't go wrong with a nice bottle of wine, no matter the occasion. This inexpensive wooden wine box can be personalized with the couple's names and a meaningful date for seriously sleek presentation.

$20 | The Knot Shop

A Candle Advent Calendar

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What's better than one delightfully scented candle? Twelve, of course! This luxe advent calendar from everyone's favorite fancy fragrance brand Voluspa boasts 12 days of candles packaged in a striking gift box. It's a lovely holiday gift for married couples that'll give them a beautifully scented start to the new year.

The Tastiest Hot Chocolate Ever

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Still wondering what to get a married couple for Christmas or Hanukkah? There's nothing more relaxing than settling down at the end of the day with a delicious mug of hot cocoa, especially when there's a chill in the air. Grounds & Hounds has the perfect hot chocolate gift set for your loved ones to sample, including delicious Mexican and peppermint flavors. Add this one to the list of great gifts to give married couples for the holidays. This pet-loving company supports rescue pups in need of a second chance, so you can feel extra good about giving this gift.

A Custom Print of Their Home

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Whether you're shopping for a holiday or housewarming gift for the couple, a custom print of their new or established home is sure to go down as a treat. This super-meaningful present is printed on wood in an artistic watercolor style that'll get guests' attention every time they visit.

A Gift Basket They'll Want More Of

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Why not take this opportunity to support small businesses (while simultaneously impressing your friends with yummy treats)? The lovebirds will thoroughly enjoy tasting their way through this gift basket chock-full of flavorful creations from Black-owned brands. Think: popcorn from Luella's Southern Popcorn, spice rub from Soul & Smoke and hot sauce from AYO Foods. Here Here Market also has collections that champion Hispanic culinary creators, AAPI artisans and female founders.

A Relationship-Building Game

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If you're on the lookout for unique gift ideas for a married couple, why not choose something that'll help make their bond even stronger? This card game was thoughtfully developed with psychologists and relationship therapists. The result is a deck of questions designed to inspire meaningful conversations. It's a small, affordable idea that's perfect for bringing along to a dinner party as a thank-you present.

$19 | Vertellis

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Engraved Cookware

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A good cast iron skillet is invaluable, making this an excellent present for any married couple in need of an upgrade. But that's not the only thing that makes it a special gift: You can also have it engraved with the couple's first names, family name, wedding date or a short, heartfelt note.

A Map to Track Their Travels

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Do they have a dedicated travel bucket list? Help them visualize their future adventures with this decorative push-pin map of the world. You can have it personalized with their first names, family name or an inspiring quote like "To travel is to live." There's also a choice of 10 push pin colors and four canvas sizes. It's a fun gift for any married couple who loves to explore.

A Subscription for the Mystery Lovers

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Are they always watching true crime docs or catching up on the latest podcast episode à la Only Murders in the Building? Any true crime-obsessed couple will get hours of fun out of Hunt A Killer. Sign the couple up for a subscription and they'll receive a new installment of a mystery with each delivery. They both get to take on the role of detective, making this a must-buy for anyone who prides themselves in their sleuthing abilities. After six months, one season ends and the fun begins all over again with a new mystery to solve.

A Message in a Box

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Greetabl lets you design, fill and ship lovely little gift boxes for almost any occasion. Choose a present they can both enjoy, like champagne gummy bears or a cozy scented candle. Whether you're searching for holiday gift ideas for a married couple or you want to surprise them just because, we love this cute (and convenient) idea. Bonus: Use our code TKWW15 for 15% off.

A Creative Cocktail Subscription

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You can sign the couple up for a monthly subscription to these cool cocktail boxes or send them a one-time gift and let them decide if they want to subscribe themselves. Curated by industry experts, Box on the Rocks contains new cocktail recipes and liquor suggestions each month alongside unique mixers and garnishes. Every box has a creative theme that makes crafting cocktails together all the more fun.

A Photo Shoot Gift Card

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When was the last time the happy couple had their photo taken professionally? Their wedding day shouldn't be the only time they take romantic pictures together. By giving the lovebirds a gift card for Shoott, they'll be able to arrange a 30-minute outdoor session with a local photographer whenever they please. The best part? They only have to pay for the photos they want to keep. It's the perfect gift for a married couple on their anniversary.

A Fresh Take on Sweet Treats

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When buying a gift for a married couple who has everything, choose something they can enjoy in the moment rather than an item they may not need that'll clutter their home. Our out-of-the-box idea? Swap the overdone box of chocolates for something much more exciting this holiday season, anniversary or whatever you're helping the happy couple celebrate. Molly J.'s CBD-infused gummies are almost too pretty to eat. This elevated box of candy includes six of the brand's most beloved flavors. And most importantly, there are four of each type so they don't have to fight over their favorites.

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