8 perfect gifts for couples that are just the right amount of cheesy

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Shopping for the perfect holiday gift is a lesson in determination, perseverance and grit. Double that feeling, and that’s what it’s like to find holiday gifts for couples.

Honestly, there are so many types and levels of couples out there. You’re not going to buy the same gift for the newlyweds that you would your parents, right? Of course not — you’re smarter than that. One thing is true, though, the most thoughtful and beloved gifts for couples need to strike that perfect balance between cheesy and practical.

Whether you’re shopping for sweet personalized gifts, practical home tech gifts or something cheap that still strikes a chord, we’ve got you covered. Scroll below to shop the best gifts for couples that aren’t too cheesy but still cheesy enough.

Best gifts for couples

For the couple that just moved in together…

Hatch Restore, $129.99

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This special sleep lamp is a reading light, sound machine and time-to-rise indicator all in one. The ingenious light allows users to customize their sleep environment without disturbing the other person, which is ideal — especially if they have opposite sleep schedules.

For the newlyweds…

Custom Doodle Commission, $40

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Since you (most likely) already got the newlyweds something off their wedding registry, now you’re free to think out of the box. The artist @katieisdoodling is known on Instagram for their fun, witty and downright charming doodles — and the custom couple illustrations are even better.

Just like the Parks and Recreation-inspired birthday doodle above, you can fill the illustration with fun quotes, colors, images, and so much more.

For the couple that loves to cook…

My Family Cookbook, $30 – $40

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Your friends will be able to pass heirloom recipes on to future generations with this chic customizable cookbook. Honestly, there might be tears with this one.

For the very tired parents…

Parachute Classic Turkish Cotton Robe, $109

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What’s better than cuddling up with a fluffy robe and falling asleep on the bed post-shower? Nothing — that’s what.

For your friends that just got engaged…

Our First Christmas Engaged Ornament, $13.99

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Wedding planning takes a lot of energy and stress, so it’s important to remind the couple that it’s okay to enjoy being engaged, too! This time is just as special as being married, so a sweet commemorative ornament is perfect.

For your parents…

MeUndies Matching Pair, $46

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If you’re like most of us here at In The Know, then your parents probably hit you with the incredibly frustrating “we don’t need any gifts; we just want to spend time with you!” when you asked what they wanted for Christmas.

Obviously, you’re not not going to get them a gift, so why not get a little cheeky with this matching pair of MeUndies? The couples’ underwear comes in so many patterns and styles; you’ll definitely find something that’ll make them laugh and still want to wear them.

For the long-distance couple…

Homesick Location Candle, $38

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Gift each person a candle that smells like the location where their long-distance love lives, so they never feel too far apart. Plus, Homesick is having a huge sitewide sale right now!

For the new couple that just had the DTR talk…

Do One Thing Every Day Together: A Journal for Two, $11.66 (Orig. $12.95)

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Filled with daily prompts, this journal offers couples tons of ways to connect and ideas for spending quality time together.

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