The Best Holiday Gifts for Couples

Our ideas on what to give the loved ones in your life

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What to Buy Him

Stuck on what to buy the hubby? We've got a few ideas for you. Click on!

Say Mercy

Equip your significant other with Mercy Cards. With sayings like "You were right, I was wrong" and "I am in a bad mood and taking it out on you," you'll add humor to pesky domestic disputes.


Mercy, box of 24 cards; $12.

Magno Wood Radio

This handcrafted wooden radio combines throwback style with current technology. It's compatible with the iPod, and can be used plugged in or portable (you'll need to buy 4 AA batteries).


Magno Wood Radio; $295.

Band of Brothers/ The Pacific Box Set

It seems that every man loves these critically acclaimed HBO miniseries.  Give him the gift of blue-ray with this special edition box set loaded with special features.


Band of Brothers/ The Pacific Special Edition Gift Set; $199.99.

Billykirk® Schoolboy Satchel

Upgrade his briefcase or messenger bag to this handsome satchel by Billykirk for J.Crew.


J.Crew Schoolboy Satchel; $365.

What to Buy Her

Men, we've got you covered. Your lady is bound to love one of these items. What are you waiting for? Click through!

A Couture Apron

Guys, we know the last thing you want to buy your wife is a dress. But what about an apron that just happens to look like one? This one from anthropologie is not only pretty, but incorporates the hottest trend for spring— color blocking!


Anthropologie Cuisine Couture Apron; $32.

Gold Metal Earbuds

Bling out her ears with these Boqari headphones, available in four colors.


Boqari Q1 Metal Earbuds; $45.42.

Glass Cloche Jewelry Storage

Turn her dresser into a museum exhibit with these glass bell jars. Buy all three for maximum impact.

Pottery Barn; prices range from $39-$99.

Faux Fur Scarf

Show your love by giving her a luxurious faux fur scarf, like one of these from Club Monaco.


Club Monaco Faux Fur Scarf; $99.

Club Monaco

For Couples

Now something the both of you can enjoy. Here are our picks, without the matchy-matchy.


Robes by Frette

Gif the gift of cozy, plush matching robes. Avoid the cheese-factor by choosing neutral colors in classic styles.


Terry Velour Shawl Robe by Frette for him and her; $155.

Don't Stop Massage Candle

This candle not only smells yummy (think cinnamon mixed with chocolate) but the wax doubles as a sensual massage oil.; $36.

Ours Decanter Set

This quirky hand-engraved set is perfect for the couple who love entertaining— whether it's a party of two, or five.


Love & Victory His Hers Ours Decanter; $98.

Love & Victory

If you're still stuck for holiday gift ideas, head over to, a brand-new online gift giving service. Wantful asks a series of questions about the recipient and curates a "personalized list of exceptional gifts from uncommon brands" for you to choose from. Whittle down the list to your top picks, and the site creates a catelogue to send to your gift recipient who chooses the final gift. The best part? You choose the price range, which starts as low as $30.; prices range from $30- $500.


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First Published November 2, 2011

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