There are two things I love most in this world, besides my children and husband, of course:
Checking things off of my list and buying presents for other people.
And yes, I am aware of the incredible similarities that those two premises have with Santa and no, I am not immune to his fondness for milk and cookies, so we share a rather rounded middle too, ok?
But nonetheless, I love this time of year. And even better is when I can get a two-for-one by checking two people off of my Christmas gifts list with the perfect present built for two!
10 perfect Christmas gift ideas for couples. 1 of 11
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Cooking lessons. 2 of 11
I mean really — how much more perfect and coupley can you get than a cooking class?? Gift the favorite couple in your life with a pair of cooking lessons for two and watch the sparks fly!
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A classic boardgame. 3 of 11
Ok, sure this might be a little cheesy, but it's still a fun idea. A classic board game can help any couple connect — or at least garner you a double-date invite.
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Quirky gifts. 4 of 11
A perfect picnic basket. 5 of 11
I have always, always wanted a picture-perfect, classic wicker picnic basket. I am kind of in love with them. So yes, this present may be wishful thinking, but how cute would this make packed with a few bottles of wine and fancy cheeses as a present for a couple?
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Free babysitting. 6 of 11
If the couple in question has kids, I can guarantee that this gift will never go out of style for them. Seriously, my husband and I am the cheapest people ever to shop for because we will take 10 free babysitting coupons for Christmas — you had just better be ready for cashing-in time!
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Tickets to a comedy show. 7 of 11
One of the best gifts I ever got for my parents were tickets to a comedy show. It was something new and different for them and something they probably never would have purchased for themselves. They loved it, had a blast and still talk about it to this day. Nicely done, Chaunie.
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A bicycle built for two. 8 of 11
I'm kidding of course. Who's got that kind of cash, anyways? But still, it would be a pretty cool gift. Look how happy these two are!
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A good quality pizza stone. 9 of 11
Gift a couple with a nice pizza stone and you will change their lives forever. I am never more in love with my husband than when he pulls his steaming, hot, beautiful pizza out of the oven on our pizza stone. Swoon.
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Matching pajamas. 10 of 11
What? Too much? Ok, maybe you're right there.
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A painting class. 11 of 11
One of my favorite bloggers recently posted an adorable picture of her date night out with her hubs — they did a wine `n painting night, where they took a painting lesson together while sipping wine and creating beautiful masterpieces together. #adorbs #jealous #datenight
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