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23 Thoughtful And Clever Gifts For Your Favorite Couple

Whether you're part of it or know the love birds!

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1. A date night kit for those who, quite frankly, suck at planning but still want to do really cool things! This'll help prod them into planning new adventures together.

Includes birch wood sticks printed with date night ideas. Then once they've tackled an idea, they can commemorate it by writing the date on the back of the stick.Get it from Uncommon Goods for $18.
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Includes birch wood sticks printed with date night ideas. Then once they've tackled an idea, they can commemorate it by writing the date on the back of the stick.

Get it from Uncommon Goods for $18.

2. A set of four packing cubes for the savvy travelers who always seem to be 'gramming from some far-flung locale. They can make packing together for different climes a total breeze.

Includes four cubes made of water-resistant nylon and a laundry bag.Promising review: "This packing system has absolutely changed the way my husband, my daughter, and I pack when traveling. Not only are we all able to pack MORE clothes by using Shacke cubes, our clothes come out virtually wrinkle-free. What is also really cool is you can put together outfits within the cubes if that is your style. Plus, when putting clothes into a hotel or rented condo's chest of drawers, you only need to put the cubes into the drawers, ensuring clothes stay wrinkle-free and clean." —Betsy LGet them from Amazon for $24.99 (available in eight colors).
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Includes four cubes made of water-resistant nylon and a laundry bag.

Promising review: "This packing system has absolutely changed the way my husband, my daughter, and I pack when traveling. Not only are we all able to pack MORE clothes by using Shacke cubes, our clothes come out virtually wrinkle-free. What is also really cool is you can put together outfits within the cubes if that is your style. Plus, when putting clothes into a hotel or rented condo's chest of drawers, you only need to put the cubes into the drawers, ensuring clothes stay wrinkle-free and clean." —Betsy L

Get them from Amazon for $24.99 (available in eight colors).

3. A double waffle maker and GF waffle mix so they can lovingly gaze into each other's eyes while they cook (instead of one person awkwardly waiting for the other's waffle to get ready so they can chow down together).

Leslie Knope would approve. Two sets of non-stick coated, double-sided waffle plates let you cook two delicious waffles at the same time. Drip tray keeps your countertops clean.Promising review: "Cooks fast! Well-made. My better half loved this gift." —TerraGet them from Amazon: waffle maker for $31.99 and waffle mix for $4.28
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Leslie Knope would approve. Two sets of non-stick coated, double-sided waffle plates let you cook two delicious waffles at the same time. Drip tray keeps your countertops clean.

Promising review: "Cooks fast! Well-made. My better half loved this gift." —Terra

Get them from Amazon: waffle maker for $31.99 and waffle mix for $4.28

4. And a trio of rich maple syrup that'll elevate even boxed mix (gasp)!

Includes Mountain Maple, Cinnamon Maple, and Spicy Maple syrups.Get them from Food52 for $45.
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Includes Mountain Maple, Cinnamon Maple, and Spicy Maple syrups.

Get them from Food52 for $45.

5. A double sleeping bag because you're relieved those two finally found each other and now go camping together instead of you getting guilted into going.

Withstands weather of up to 23°F ( -5°C) so you can warm and cozy even when it's 32°F~ 50°F (0°C ~10°C).Promising review: "Can't say enough about this sleeping bag!! Lightweight and compact for backpacking, got down to 40 degrees on my first trip at night and I was warm and cozy all night long! Great bag for the price!" —Kami J.Get it from Amazon for $44.99.
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Withstands weather of up to 23°F ( -5°C) so you can warm and cozy even when it's 32°F~ 50°F (0°C ~10°C).

Promising review: "Can't say enough about this sleeping bag!! Lightweight and compact for backpacking, got down to 40 degrees on my first trip at night and I was warm and cozy all night long! Great bag for the price!" —Kami J.

Get it from Amazon for $44.99.

6. A location-centric candle to remind them of a long weekend spent in a far-flung city or to pay tribute to their home states or to park beside the framed photo of them in front of an international landmark.

Get them from Amazon: state candles for $29.95, city candles for $29.95, and country candles for $29.95PSST! BuzzFeed makes money if you buy this.
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Get them from Amazon: state candles for $29.95, city candles for $29.95, and country candles for $29.95

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7. A special family quilt that'll look like their heirloom ones, but they can be less dainty about using.

You can customize each section with family member names, birth years, or hobbies and traits. Also, someone else makes it instead of you having to put in all the hard (but thoughtful) work!Get it from Uncommon Goods for $145 (available in four color combos or as a gift card the recipients can redeem for *exactly* what they want).
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You can customize each section with family member names, birth years, or hobbies and traits. Also, someone else makes it instead of you having to put in all the hard (but thoughtful) work!

Get it from Uncommon Goods for $145 (available in four color combos or as a gift card the recipients can redeem for *exactly* what they want).

8. A backpack picnic set because those OG baskets are unwieldy, but that's no reason your fave duo should be deprived of a picturesque outdoor meal!

Includes 1 backpack with insulated cooler compartment, 1 XL blanket, 2 stainless-steel knives, 2 forks, 2 spoons, 2 BPA-free dinner plates, 2 plastic wine glasses, 2 washable cotton napkins, salt and pepper shakers, 1 serrated butter/cheese knife, 1 plastic chopping board, 1 corkscrew with bottle opener.Get them from Amazon for $39.99+ (available in two colors).
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Includes 1 backpack with insulated cooler compartment, 1 XL blanket, 2 stainless-steel knives, 2 forks, 2 spoons, 2 BPA-free dinner plates, 2 plastic wine glasses, 2 washable cotton napkins, salt and pepper shakers, 1 serrated butter/cheese knife, 1 plastic chopping board, 1 corkscrew with bottle opener.

Get them from Amazon for $39.99+ (available in two colors).

9. A DIY gourmet popcorn kit of a highly rated popper, jug of kernels, and seasoning bundle that'll be 1000x better than a *festive* tin of the flavored stuff decked out with teddy bears dressed like Santa.

This popper pops faster than a microwave with up to 18 cups of gourmet corn in less than 2.5 minutes. Uses regular or gourmet popcorn for a savings of up to 70 percent over microwave bags. Plus, the 12-pack of popcorn seasoning has enough of the goods to keep some for yourself, too.Get them from Amazon: popper for $22.90, 4 lbs. jug of kernels for $15.37, and 12-pack of seasoning for $30.21.
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This popper pops faster than a microwave with up to 18 cups of gourmet corn in less than 2.5 minutes. Uses regular or gourmet popcorn for a savings of up to 70 percent over microwave bags. Plus, the 12-pack of popcorn seasoning has enough of the goods to keep some for yourself, too.

Get them from Amazon: popper for $22.90, 4 lbs. jug of kernels for $15.37, and 12-pack of seasoning for $30.21.

10. A one-of-a-kind puzzle to commemorate where their paths first crossed or a place they hold dear as a couple.

300-piece jigsaw puzzle shows a 1 sq. mile aerial view of your desired spot. Made with crafted wood.Get it from Uncommon Goods for $129.
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300-piece jigsaw puzzle shows a 1 sq. mile aerial view of your desired spot. Made with crafted wood.

Get it from Uncommon Goods for $129.

11. A Blue Apron subscription so they can fix some romantic meals without having to go grocery shopping. We all know tacos = love.

Get a subscription from Blue Apron starting at $9.99 a serving.
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Get a subscription from Blue Apron starting at $9.99 a serving.

12. Or a gorgeous pasta roller if they're super ambitious and will make good on *actually* using it for a date-night dinner.

Get it from Food52 for $40 (two wood finishes).
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Get it from Food52 for $40 (two wood finishes).

13. A pair of fierce stemless champagne flutes for toasting all kinds of wonderful things.

Get them from Urban Outfitters for $24.99.
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Get them from Urban Outfitters for $24.99.

14. A smart phone–enabled projector — its uses will run the gamut (from hosting at-home movie nights to displaying super-sized vacay pics).

Perfect for connecting to any HDMI-enabled devices such as PCs, laptops, tablets, Blu-Ray DVD players, and smartphones. Compatible with USB Flash Drive, SD card, mobile phone, mobile HDD to play videos, music, pictures, etc. Comes with built-in loud speaker powerful amplifier.Promising review: "I got this as a gift for my buddy and honestly it's been amazing. He's told me about 10 times already that this was the best birthday present ever. Crisp, clear, easy to use. I'd definitely purchase again." —Anthony LuckinoGet it from Amazon for $99.99+ (two colors).
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Perfect for connecting to any HDMI-enabled devices such as PCs, laptops, tablets, Blu-Ray DVD players, and smartphones. Compatible with USB Flash Drive, SD card, mobile phone, mobile HDD to play videos, music, pictures, etc. Comes with built-in loud speaker powerful amplifier.

Promising review: "I got this as a gift for my buddy and honestly it's been amazing. He's told me about 10 times already that this was the best birthday present ever. Crisp, clear, easy to use. I'd definitely purchase again." —Anthony Luckino

Get it from Amazon for $99.99+ (two colors).

15. A personalized lazy Susan they'll treasure forever — and in the meantime you can help them eat food off of it.

Orders must be place by 12/8 to guarantee holiday delivery.Get it from The Grommet for $194 (two wood types).
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Orders must be place by 12/8 to guarantee holiday delivery.

Get it from The Grommet for $194 (two wood types).

16. A maple porter beer–making kit so the couple who treat the local microbrewery like their own Cheers can stay at home for once without sacrificing taste or quality.

Includes a mix specific to each flavor (grain, hops and yeast), 1 gallon reusable glass fermenter, glass spirit-filled thermometer, vinyl tubing, racking cane and tip, chambered airlock, Brooklyn Brew Shop cleanser, and screw-cap stopper. Not included: strainer, funnel, pot and bottles. Promising review: "This was bought for a friend who is a beer guru of sorts and who wouldn't drink anything that isn't to their taste. I was kind of hesitant getting this at first because of that. However, it proved to be a very fun experience for the friend and they loved making the beer and tasting it afterwards, as well. I was pleasantly surprised that the gift went so well that I bought a similar kit for myself! In my own kit I make hard cider more often just because it takes less time to make. Either way it is relatively fun! I would personally go for a 5 gallon kit in the future just because it is minimal more work for 5 times more beer so I don't have to do everything so often and it lasts much longer!" —JCGet it from Amazon for $39.99 (available in six flavors).
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Includes a mix specific to each flavor (grain, hops and yeast), 1 gallon reusable glass fermenter, glass spirit-filled thermometer, vinyl tubing, racking cane and tip, chambered airlock, Brooklyn Brew Shop cleanser, and screw-cap stopper. Not included: strainer, funnel, pot and bottles.

Promising review: "This was bought for a friend who is a beer guru of sorts and who wouldn't drink anything that isn't to their taste. I was kind of hesitant getting this at first because of that. However, it proved to be a very fun experience for the friend and they loved making the beer and tasting it afterwards, as well. I was pleasantly surprised that the gift went so well that I bought a similar kit for myself! In my own kit I make hard cider more often just because it takes less time to make. Either way it is relatively fun! I would personally go for a 5 gallon kit in the future just because it is minimal more work for 5 times more beer so I don't have to do everything so often and it lasts much longer!" —JC

Get it from Amazon for $39.99 (available in six flavors).

17. An indulgent-but-healthy gift tote packed with small-batch goods for the fitness-obsessed folks who'll be "carb loading" this holiday season.

Go ahead, say whatever you need to just to make yourself feel better ;).Get it from Mouth for $71.50.
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Go ahead, say whatever you need to just to make yourself feel better ;).

Get it from Mouth for $71.50.

18. A pair of tickets to a show because they literally own everything already and offering to babysit the kids while they take in some Shania would be the sweetest, ACTUALLY IMPRESSIVE.

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Check out ticket pricing at Ticketmaster here.

19. OR just offer yourself up as a babysitter! Even if it's just so they can go for a dinner together, they'll savor that time you gave them — despite your being low on cash.

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20. A double hammock and stand they can set up in a backyard or carry around for camping. (No worrying about finding two trees for a camping hammock!)

Promising review: "Love this and for the price, can't beat it!! Both me and my husband can relax in it and watch the stars at night or just relax, perfect!!" —Amazon CustomerGet it from Amazon for $60.21 (available in four color combos).
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Promising review: "Love this and for the price, can't beat it!! Both me and my husband can relax in it and watch the stars at night or just relax, perfect!!" —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $60.21 (available in four color combos).

21. A Blue Bottle subscription in case you've had the coffee at their house and want better for them. (It can be our little secret.) Just say, "Oh, I love this and it's so convenient!" to hide your real motivation.

Explore subscriptions from Blue Bottle here.
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Explore subscriptions from Blue Bottle here.

22. A charming fire pit to make better use out of their patio area, even in chilly temps.

Lightweight and easy to carry for easy transport. Includes spark screen to keep the embers contained and poker.Promising review: "I got this for my husband for Father's Day. He was so thrilled when it came. In fact after almost 40 years of marriage this is the gift he's most excited about. And trust me, I spent a whole lot more on gifts. We haven't used it yet because it's been hot as fire here in Missouri this week. Looking forward too cool lights sitting by the fire together. I definitely would recommend this item." —Kathy HansenGet it from Amazon for $53.99.
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Lightweight and easy to carry for easy transport. Includes spark screen to keep the embers contained and poker.

Promising review: "I got this for my husband for Father's Day. He was so thrilled when it came. In fact after almost 40 years of marriage this is the gift he's most excited about. And trust me, I spent a whole lot more on gifts. We haven't used it yet because it's been hot as fire here in Missouri this week. Looking forward too cool lights sitting by the fire together. I definitely would recommend this item." —Kathy Hansen

Get it from Amazon for $53.99.

23. A Cracker Barrel gift card so they can be like that lovely couple who aimed to visit every location because, tbh, that story was heartwarming to even the most bitter of singles. (It me!)

They can sit down for a food baby-inducing meal or blow it all in the gift shop. Whatever they'd like! Maybe they can buy that peg game to practice at home, too.Get a gift card from Amazon in increments starting at $25.
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They can sit down for a food baby-inducing meal or blow it all in the gift shop. Whatever they'd like! Maybe they can buy that peg game to practice at home, too.

Get a gift card from Amazon in increments starting at $25.

Here's to our favorite couples!

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