When you are buying gifts for a large number of family members and friends one way to reduce costs and still give great gifts is to buy couple gifts. Often by allocating a pre-determined amount per gift recipient and doubling it to buy a present for a couple can afford you the opportunity to buy something of much higher value to them than if you had purchased gifts for them individually. When a couple is newly married and not yet with children they often have many things they need and want for their first home together, making it easier for you to give them a gift they will truly appreciate.
So how do you find out what a couple wants or needs for Christmas? The simplest solution is to just ask them outright. Chances are they will be grateful that you want to give them something they really need rather than guessing. You can go that route though, if you prefer to not ask them, but you will need to make sure that whatever you purchase can be returned if it turns out they already have what you got them or they want to exchange it for something in a different model, color or size. There is no right or wrong solution is purely a matter of preference. If you choose to surprise them with a couple’s gift the following ideas will help you choose a great one for them.
Though this may be something that you would think a couple would already have but this is ornaments with a personal twist. A young couple who have either not been married very long or have only recently started living together may not have much in the way of holiday décor. One gift idea for them is to give them a Swarovski annual ornament. Swarovski release a new ornament every year so not only will you start a pretty tree tradition for the couple but you will also have your Christmas gift buying for them set for the following years by just adding to their collection. These are really beautiful, quality ornaments that look stunning on a Christmas tree.
There is a distinct difference between high thread count, good quality sheets and the cheap kind, and a good set of sheets for a couple’s bed will always be appreciated. Find out what their bedroom décor colors are if possible. If not, opt for a neutral beige or cream color that will go with just about any color scheme. You will also need to know the size of the bed but as long as the set can be exchanged you will have covered your bases. Steer away from duvet/comforter sets though because these are a very personal choice and it will be extremely difficult to guess at a design and color scheme they will both like.
Adding some choice liquors to their bar selection will be a gift they can enjoy for weeks after receiving it, likewise if the couple enjoy drinking wine. A wine lover can never have enough bottles of wine but try to choose good quality wines from reputable vintners. A bottle of red, a bottle of white and a big box of chocolates is another great Xmas gift idea. If you really want to go all out with the whole consumables idea either buy a big gift basket of gourmet snacks and other foods, of if you have the time and inclination a food gift basket is quite easy to make. All you need is a big wicker basket, some clear cellophane for wrapping, a bow or ribbon and the goodies to put in it. If you have a gourmet food outlet near you it will not be difficult to gather a few choice items that you think they will enjoy. You can do the same with a picnic basket that they can use over and over again once emptied.
Cork World Globe
Unlike a typical globe this one is made of cork for a definite purpose. For couples have travelled extensively or plan to this globe will allow them to place push pins into the globe on all the places they have already visited and then with another color push pins can mark all the places they have yet to see but plan to in the future. It can be a fun way to keep track of the wonderful trips they have taken and will be a talking point when entertaining. You can choose between a couple of sizes to suit their home décor.
Front Door Mat
The range of cool doormats available today is almost unlimited. You can go for a traditional mat that spells out Welcome to our Home in big letters or you can go for something that is mildly funny or even hilariously funny. If the couple you are buying for both have a great sense of humor go for the really funny doormat! It will make them smile every time they are at their front door.