Your favorite duo will be spending their first holiday season together after announcing their engagement. Pinpointing the perfect holiday gift to give a couple planning a wedding can be a challenge. You want to get them a present that is personal and celebrates their future together, but also want it to be practical, helping to ease any stress they are feeling while figuring out the details for their upcoming nuptials.
To narrow down your search, start by thinking about what their shared interests and passions are? Do they find romance in the kitchen cooking together? Did they bond over a love for travel? Are they first-time home owners in need of decor to liven up their new place? From must have tools for making craft cocktails to stylish home accessories to artisanal goods for making a gourmet dinner, we have put together the best holiday gift ideas for couples in 2022.
Since meeting at a dive bar years ago, this couple has refined their libation habits and now share a finesse for mixing cocktails. Stylish and functional, the white marble and brass hanging bar tools set ($89.95 from Williams Sonoma) complete with a jigger, strainer, tongs, bottle opener, and stand has everything they need to make the classics while experimenting with original recipes.
From birthday parties to trivia night to pre-dinner drinks, this couple jumps at every chance to host friends under their roof. Elevate their entertaining game this holiday season with the Stella Appetizer Plates ($31.96 for a set of 4 from Crate & Barrel), which are hand-painted and made of stoneware. Refined yet relaxed, the minimalist, organic design brings an artistic look to both the kitchen island hors d’oeuvres spread and a formal dinner table.
Here’s the ultimate gift for the couple who is always looking for ways to spice things up in the kitchen. The Hot Ones 10 Pack – Season 18 ($120 from The Heatonist) features the full line up of the tastiest hot sauces mixing new and unique flavors alongside fan favorites. From mild to sound the fire alarm, this curated gift set has something for everyone – each bottle is rated on a heat index ranging from 2/10 to 11/10.
The cashmere lambswool throw blanket ($199 from Brooklinen) is the must have couple’s accessory for those cozy winter nights snuggled on the couch together. Made from an incredibly soft blend in a 100-year old family mill and available in five classic colors, it’s sure to bring warmth, comfort, and style to their home for years to come.
For the couple who ranked going to the movies at the top of their list of ‘Things To Do After The Pandemic.’ With a holiday gift card fromAlamo Drafthouse (available in denominations of $50-$150, $10 snack pass when purchased through 12/18), they’ll be able to enjoy dinner AT the movies. In addition to showing buzzed-about, independent films alongside big blockbusters, Alamo offers a menu of award-winning cuisine with beer and cocktails with orders served right to your seat.
Sure, you can check the time on your phone, computer, or smart watch these days, but there’s just something reasurring about having a wall clock in the house. Created to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the founding of De Stijl, the Netherland-based art movement that embraced an abstract, minimalist aesthetic, the De Stijl Wall Clock ($89 from the MoMA Store) looks more like a modern masterpiece than a practical home accessory. It’s sleek, geometric design will leave even those who have no reason to tell time outside of their tech devices seeing differently.
Are you searching for a thoughtful present to give the couple who just moved in together? Nothing says ‘first home’ like getting that first house plant and candle to brighten up the space. Added bonus: by purchasing the Holiday Joy Garden & Soy Candle ($58 from Lula’s Garden), six months of safe water will be provided to one person in the developing world.
Their date plans will never be boring again with the 100 Things To Do Scratch Off Poster ($15 from Uncommon Goods) to remind them of all the memorable experiences they can have together. Prompts range from going strawberry picking and eating at a Michelin star restaurant to riding in a hot air balloon and standing on a glacier. This is the perfect gift for the couple who is always in search of adventure, big and small.
We all know that making a delicious home-cooked meal begins with the freshest ingredients. And with the AeroGarden Harvest Hydroponic Indoor Garden ($109.95 from Amazon), freshly picked herbs to flavor favorite recipes are just a kitchen countertop away. A starter-kit for the green-thumb, city-dwelling couple whose 5-year plan involves moving to the country where they can live out their best farm-to-table lives together.
Whether embarking on an international country tour or just a weekend trip to get out of the city, this couple is always taking off to a new destination. As romantic and exciting as traveling is, it includes logistical, often headache-producing details like finding a spot to stay. Make booking their next getaway a breeze with an Airbnb gift card, which start at $25 and never expire. They can use their funds to stay at modern yet charming places such as Honeypot Farmhouse in Weston, Vermont.
Each couple is different from the next. With this thought in mind, we curated a list of thoughtful holiday gift ideas that reflect a variety of themes from cooking to travel to art & design. Ultimately, by giving your dearest, wedding planning friends any of these presents, you’ll also be saying, ‘You’re perfect together, I love you!”