The 11 Best Gifts for Couples in Australia for 2022
We've found gifts for couples that they're sure to love (and not already have).
Some couples are legendary. Think Tim Tams and your favourite hot drink, a sausage in a slice of bread, and a Huntsman in your shoe. Others, not so much. Whatever level of fame (or not) the couples in your life have reached, they all deserve a special gift now and then, especially on Valentine's Day (gift hampers, anyone?). We've got 11 of the best gift ideas for couples in Australia to suit all budgets and personalities, from travellers to parents.
We're also here to help you spread the cheer beyond your favourite couples with gifts for friends. Now all that's left to do is choose the perfect present that's going to put you at the top of their 'to invite' list.
A hug on a plate
Give them the gift of quality time together with Jamie Oliver's latest cookbook, Together. Born out of lockdown, the recipes are all about getting together and sharing food with loved ones. So pretty ideal for busy couples who need some quality time together, stat. Designed to be prepped in advance, these delicious comforting dishes will allow them to spend more time enjoying each other's company and less time sweating in the kitchen. Play your cards right and you might get invited to a tasting party. Score.
Put a load on
Forget encouraging them to take a load off, encourage them to put some on with this relaxing weighted blanket from Calming Blanket. Using the power of deep pressure, a weighted blanket can help soothe them into a restful night's sleep. Ideally snuggle sized, it can also help them wind down on the couch after a busy day. Our tip? Go for the queen size so there's plenty of room for both of them under it. Otherwise we can't be held responsible for the arguments about someone hogging this blissful blanket...
Their rightful place
If you're looking for gifts for couples who have everything, stop the search - we've found one. These Big Spoon Little Spoon pillowcases by Oh, Susannah will be a sweet daily reminder of their place in their relationship. Standard size, they'll fit their existing pillows while the white and black colourway is neutral and modern enough for every style of home. Made of 120GSM microfibre, these pillowcases are soft and cosy for all-night spooning.
Scrub a dub dub
Allow them to enjoy a relaxing bath together with a Bathtub Caddy Tray from BRITOR. It's crammed full of enough storage slots for them to enjoy individually or together. It holds a book or tablet plus a phone and wineglass. There's even space for a candle or their favourite bath products. It's extendable to fit most standard baths. As a proud owner of one of these durable 100% bamboo trays, I've spent many a happy hour getting wrinkly in the tub, both alone and with company.
Showcase their shots
Guaranteed they've got tonnes of cute couple pics on their phones (and probably clogging up your Insta feed). But how many of these do they actually print out? If the answer is 'not many', grab them this Fujifilm Instax Mini Link Smartphone Printer. This cute mini printer works with compatible smartphones, printing off photos in just 12 seconds. They can even use it as a photo editor with different modes on offer, like Frame Print and Collage Print. It can also turn a video timeframe into an image file so they can fill their home with their favourite snaps.
Perfect their snuggling spot with this Cable Knit Throw. Not only is it cosy, soft and breathable, it's good for people and the planet. It's made from 100% Fairtrade certified organic cotton and free from all nasties, including toxic chemical sprays. Ethically made in India for 100% Australian owned family business Bhumi, it's the guilt-free indulgence they deserve. With a range of modern, muted tones, you're sure to find one they'll love.
That loving feeling
Extend that loving feeling with gifts for couples that last throughout the year with this Date Night in a Box. Melbourne-based brand Date Crate is bringing date night to homes across Australia, making this the ideal gift for couples that are parents, who are locked down or for other reasons struggle to spend decent time together. Every month, Date Crate delivers everything they need for a fun, unique and memorable date night. These could be games, gourmet snacks, keepsake crafts, dinner recipes and more. They're all LGBTQ+ friendly and come with full instructions.
No more arguments
Feed their coffee love addiction with the Sunbeam Mini Barista. Although it's got a small footprint, it can still whip up 2 cups of coffee at once so there'll be no arguments about who gets to drink it first. With 1 dial, it's simple enough for even the most tired caffeine-deprived brains to operate. Preset 1- and 2-cup measures mean they get the perfect amount of beans for their cup, every time. It's even got a steam wand so they can pretend they're baristas in their favourite cafe. Overall, it's a guaranteed harmonious household.
The couple that sweats together, stays together. If you know an (annoying) couple like this, treat them to a MOD Blend Pro. This 1500W blender powers through even the toughest of ingredients (stringy celery, here's looking at you), whipping up those protein shakes / smoothies / nut butters / whole juices they swear by. Five preset functions take away the guesswork. There's also an 8-speed slider if they want more control. Remember, when you next see them holding a mason jar of smoothie, you'll only have yourself to blame.
Feed their wanderlust with this beautiful book that'll give them all the inspo they need to get out exploring their own backyard. The Lonely Planet's Best Day Walks Australia includes details of 60 stunning walks. With options ranging from a few hours to a full day and from easy to hard, it suits adventurers of all fitness levels. The full-colour photos will make it seem like they're there, even if the closest they get is flicking through the book on the couch.
Bubbles for their bubbles
Let them toast to their love with these Recycled Stemless Flutes from Uncommon Goods. Recycled wine bottles are transformed into 6 beautiful glasses they'll be proud to show off. Handblown in Morocco, none of these handcrafted flutes look identical making them a unique gift. With a wide bottom, they're sturdy enough to withstand dinner parties. Best of all, they can be popped in the dishwasher when they're done.