It can be difficult to find unique Christmas gifts for couples who have everything. The obvious options pile up: matching socks, His & Her bathrobes, perhaps a luxurious piece of crockery they’ll never use. None of it really causes a sense of excitement, however.
Here’s an idea – how about something that they’ll actually enjoy and remember.
Psychological studies show us that experiences bring a lot more enduring happiness than material purchases. While happiness over material items quickly fades, memories of that epic adventure to Machu Picchu with bae will bring a smile to anyone’s face for a lifetime.
No matter if they’re that crazy adventure-seeking couple who love to live on the edge, or a pair of pompous foodies that take fine dining to a new level, there’s an exciting experience for every couple out there.
To help you find the perfect present for the holiday season, we’ve rounded up our top ten picks of Christmas gifts for couples that will have them thanking you for years to come.
Get Lost Getaway
Let’s face it – the rat race today is real. Couples have to worry about their mortgages, their jobs, their newborn babies and even their in-laws. That’s enough to put a serious strain on any relationship.
Whether it’s getting away for a weekend or totally escaping life for a couple of weeks, having some alone time with your significant other in a new environment can do wonders. Not only does it strengthen a relationship, it’s even been proven to reduce the risk of heart disease in men, and improve mental health in women. Hooray for a getaway!
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And no, a romantic getaway doesn’t have to mean the cliche Spanish beach holiday, lazing under the sun with a pina colada in your hand (although that does sound great, doesn’t it?) How about something totally unique, like a luxury sailing adventure on Lake Garda, or stargazing from a historic castle in Scotland?
The world is their oyster, and we’ve already found the pearls.
What could be better than being surrounded by aromatic candles, soft lighting and a personal masseuse working on your knots?
Sharing the moment with your beloved.
Couple spa treatments are designed to encourage complete relaxation and intimacy, providing a space for long-lasting bonds to form. Instead of worrying about the past and the future, romantic spa days encourage couples to turn their attention to the present and become totally mindful of their loved one.
On top of relieving any muscle tension, massages cause a release of oxytocin, the “love hormone”, in the body. This powerful chemical creates calmness, happiness and powerful bonds.
A modern-day, all-natural love potion.
Romeo and Juliet. Cleopatra and Mark Antony. Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.
History is filled with love stories that have stood the test of time.
Going back in time and uncovering unknown secrets of a time long gone has a sense of romanticism that the current day and age just can’t quite capture. For a couple of history buffs that think they know it all, treat them to a private curator-led tour through some of the most fascinating eras of the ancient world.
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Alternatively, gift them with an unforgettable weekend break in Cambridge, one of the most beautiful historic cities. Sipping on a glass of bubbly, a sunset punting journey down the River Cam provides picturesque views of the university town’s gorgeous gothic architecture.
Hand in hand, they’ll stroll through the cobbled streets drenched in history, as they whisper sweet nothings to each other.
Give a couple a meal and you feed them for a day. Teach a couple to cook and you feed them for a lifetime!
Nothing says “I love you” like a home-cooked meal, but unfortunately not everyone has the same natural knack for cooking as Nigella and Jamie Oliver.
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To help them on their way, treat your friends to an interactive cooking masterclass. A sprinkle of fun, and a teaspoon of love, it’s a recipe for success that will spice up any relationship.
A cooking class is fun, romantic, and they get to take home a priceless set of cooking skills for dinner time. We’re living in the 21st century and we think both Mr. and Mrs. have a place in the kitchen!
Love. Set. Match!
Couples who share a love for a specific sport are already well on their way to a happy, long relationship. So when you’re hunting for Christmas gifts for couples this year, why not the opportunity to solidify their passionate support for the same team. Or better yet, introduce them to a totally new sporting hobby they can do together in their spare time.
We’re not talking about sitting amongst masses of rowdy football fanatics, getting fired up over beer and banter. That doesn’t really scream romance, does it?
We’re talking about heart racing, adrenaline pumping, totally unforgettable sporting experiences that will drive their love to a whole new level.
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Daring, dangerous and death-dying, treat adventure seekers to an enthralling mountain biking adventure in Bolivia. Together they can claim they tackled the ‘World’s Most Dangerous Road’. Now that’s one major tick off the couples bucket list.
For the more conventional sporty couple, give them a spectacular private guided tennis tour of Wimbledon, one of the world’s oldest, most prestigious tennis grounds. Perhaps they’ll be inspired by the love of Andre Agassi and Steffi Graf to become tennis’ next ultimate poster couple. Here’s hoping!
Natural Nature Lovers
One of the best ways to get in touch with each other is to get in touch with nature. Escaping the hustle and bustle of city life and throwing yourself into the great outdoors can really clear the mind, giving a couple a whole new perspective of what’s really important in life.
For animal lovers who enjoy taking a walk on the wild side, surprise them with a fierce jaguar tracking in the heart of South America’s foremost wildlife sanctuary. Amongst the calls of colourful macaws, under a sky full of stars, the adventure-seeking couple will fall in love all over again.
If that’s a bit too wild, let them canoodle on a fairytale horse-drawn carriage through the picturesque Windsor Great Park. Throw in a champagne afternoon tea at a Victorian countryside hotel and you’ve got the perfect date.
Date Night In
These days, it’s difficult for a couple to set aside time to enjoy a romantic date night together. If they’re a pair of home-bodies who could do with some spicing up to their Netflix and chill routine, we love the idea of gifting the couple a date night subscription box this Christmas.
They’ll get everything they need for their hilarious date night at home, including games and activities focused on laughter while creating new memories. Every month brings a new theme and a new date night adventure, so they’ll never feel bored at home again.
The best part? They don’t even have to get out of their pyjamas or leave the house! Your Christmas subscription gift means a date night box will be delivered directly to their door every month.
It’s the oldest (but most successful) move in the book – taking your crush to the movies. Your hands brush as you reach for the popcorn. You pull “the move” and put your arm around their shoulders. You pull in close during the particularly scary part. It’s the perfect romantic evening.
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Give the lovers a chance to relive that first movie date night, but with a touch of sophistication. Plush leather armchairs, buttery hot popcorn and state-of-the-art screening rooms make for a luxury cinematic experience that the couple will never forget.
Add to that a romantic meal before or after the movie and their standards for date nights will never be the same again.
When it comes to Christmas gifts for couples, nothing says “Mery Christmas!” like an expensive bottle of bubbly. But that can disappear in just a few clinks of a glass.
Give the happy couple an entire afternoon of fizzy fun with an exclusive champagne tasting flight, paired with a board French artisan cheeses. The combination of fizz and fromage will make them feel as though you’ve bought them an afternoon trip to Paris!
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If bubbly doesn’t tickle their fancy, there’s plenty to more exciting drinks and tastings that’ll get them in the mood. A mixology masterclass will shake up their relationship in all the right ways, while a beer tasting with bar snacks is the perfect pairing for any craft-loving couple.
Purchase the Perfect Christmas Gifts for That Happy Couple
What do you get the couple that has everything and more? A gift experience like nothing else they’ve ever had.
Invest in a fun-filled adventure that they can share together, creating memories that will last a lifetime. It’ll show them that you’ve actually taken the time to think of a gift that’s just perfect for them.
And that’s absolutely priceless.