10 Unusual Gift Ideas for Couples

Looking for Something They Haven’t Received Before? These Gifts Are Sure to Surprise (and Delight) Your Favorite Couple

Like snowflakes, no two couples are the same… and that means the same gifts won’t work for every duo in your life, too. Whether you’ve been friends for decades and you’ve thoroughly exhausted your gift ideas or you just know a quirky twosome who would appreciate something other than yet another snack basket.

So if you’re looking for something a little out of the ordinary, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve scoured the internet for the weirdest, wackiest, and coolest gifts you can get your favorite couple – but not so weird that they won’t like the gift.

We’re covering options like:

  • Useful gift cards in unusual formats
  • Creations customized just for them
  • Gifts that are a sort of choose your own adventure

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We get it – regular old gift cards are anything but extraordinary. It’s just a hunk of plastic, right? Well with GiftYa eGift cards, they don’t have to be boring – they turn what you know about gift cards on its head.

Gift cards are impersonal? Customize it with a photo or video in just a few clicks – maybe a live photo of them goofing around.

They never remember to bring their gift cards? They can use the balance right from their phone or connect it to a Visa or Mastercard they carry everyday anyway. The balance will be used automatically until it’s out.

You have no idea what kind of gift card they like? We don’t think this list will steer you wrong, but if for any reason they don’t love the gift card you text or email them, they have options. GiftYa makes it easy to trade your balance for a physical Visa gift card, exchange for another merchant for a small service fee, or even cash out to your bank account using Zelle.

All you have to do to get started is take your pick from thousands of local and national brands, make your customizations, and finish it with a personal message. You can send it immediately or schedule it for a future date. We bet they’ve never had a gift card texted to them before.

But now… need some unusual gift ideas for couples? We’ve got you covered. Here are a few of our favorite out of the ordinary couple gifts to get you started.

1 - Airbnb

From Hobbit Holes to Tree Houses, They’ll Find an Unexpected Escape

Text an Airbnb gift card

Staying in a hotel can be luxurious, but it often isn’t particularly interesting. After all, most of them are exactly the same – one or two queen sized beds, a tiny coffee pot, and a bathroom with some free mini shampoos (and towels, if you’re brave enough). An exciting twist in the average hotel room is finding a channel guide for the tv.

When you gift someone an Airbnb gift card, they have their choice of unique places to stay around the world – just take a peek at the omg! Tab.

You’ll find everything from a bona fide Hobbit hole in Santa Fe, Tennessee or a converted silo in Saint Olaf, Iowa. A cabin under the northern lights in Svartnes, Norway, a castle room in Bad Hönningen, Germany, or have an entire sprawling castle to yourself in Saint Caprais de Lerm, France.

The texted gift card itself is an interesting gift, but what they can get with it is even cooler!

Anybody can get a digital Airbnb gift card in seconds when they follow the link!

2 - Wonderbox

Give the Gift of a Weekend Getaway – Plus Excursions!

The Weekend Getaway For 2 contains everything a couple needs for a weekend getaway. Image courtesy of Wonderbox.

Wish you could wrap up a weekend getaway and give it to your favorite couple? Now you can! Wonderbox is all about making it easy to give your loved ones an experience instead of an item.
The Weekend Getaway for 2 voucher includes everything they need for a romantic trip:

  • Their choice of over 52,000 hotels across the US
  • Stay for 2 nights in a 3, 4, or 5 star hotel
  • Voucher for experiences and excursions at their chosen hotel 
  • Notebook for them to record all the memories they’ll make together <3

If you’re looking for a unique gift idea, this is one they surely haven’t seen before… and you’ll earn a reputation as the best giver around!

3 - Omaha Steaks

Date Night Doesn’t Have to Mean Going Out

Grab an Omaha Steaks gift card by following this link!

For some couples, spending the evening at home in their pajamas together is the epitome of date night goals. And for those couples, gift cards to wacky Airbnbs or for weekend getaways won’t be a good fit. But Omaha Steaks sure will!

With this gift, they can get the whole steakhouse experience delivered right to their door. Omaha Steaks has everything they need to upgrade their dinner plans, from steak to chicken and pork to seafood, sides, and even wine.

Not to mention Omaha Steaks compiles everything a couple needs for a romantic dinner for two into kits like the Elegant Dinner or An Evening for Two. Plus if they check back around Valentine’s Day, there are even more options designed with couples in mind. 

Get yourself a digital Omaha Steaks gift card in seconds by following the link!

4 - Custom Portrait

Put Them Into Their Favorite Show For an Unusual Gift They’ll Never Forget

Image courtesy Custom Arts Co.

After moving in together, there are only so many things couples can do together instead of parallel play. So rather than one of them reading while the other plays video games, or one of them cooking dinner while the other checks the oil in their cars, if they want to do something together chances are they’re catching up on their favorite show!

Luckily for creative gift givers, there are plenty of artists out there who will draw a portrait of your favorite couple in the art style of their favorite show. That means…

You can give them a Simpson’s Portrait that will turn their friends yellow with envy.

They can stop in for the burger of the day with a portrait styled after Bob’s Burgers.

Or you can even send them on a mission with the Planet Express crew when you grab them a Futurama portrait. And with sweet episodes like Season 7 Episode 26’s Meanwhile, this one might be our top pick.

5 - StubHub

So They Can Make Memories Together

Get a StubHub gift card in just seconds by following the link!

Nothing strengthens a relationship quite like quality time – which makes an experience gift card a great gift idea for the couple in your life! You don’t have to know their favorite standup comedian or indie rock band to get them tickets to a show they’ll love. You can get them a gift card to Stubhub instead, which means they can pick out a gift that will truly rock their socks off!

Anybody can grab a digital StubHub gift card in an instant when they use the link!

6 - A Gift Card to the Movies

Set Them Up with a Classic Date Night Activity

Grab a Cinemark Theaters gift card by following the link!

Couples always have and always will love catching a movie for date night.

Sure, this is a classic gift – but there are ways to put a twist on. Does your town have an independent movie theater or arthouse around? Or maybe there’s an IMAX theater around where they can get the most immersive moviegoing experience on the giant screen?

Whether you get them tickets to a show at a cool venue or add some other snacks and gifts alongside a gift card to the Cinemark or AMC Theater in town, they’re sure to have a great time with this gift idea.

You can grab a digital AMC Theaters gift card anytime by clicking the link!

7 - Couples Camera Bundle

A Year’s Worth of Creative Date Ideas in One Convenient Bundle

Refresh their date night routine with this bundle of unique new ideas. Image courtesy The Adventure Challenge.

As the years go on, coming up with fun new date ideas can get difficult when you also have the option of staying home together in your pajamas. But the Couples Camera Bundle from The Adventure Challenge comes with everything they need to try something new!

Here’s what the kit includes:

  • 50 exciting scratch off date ideas
  • Journal for recording the memories
  • Signature camera (film + batteries sold separately)

Sounds like the unusual gift idea any creative couple would love to us.

8 - Shutterfly

Create a Custom Gift Unlike Anything Else They Have

Grab a Shutterfly gift card by following this link!

Shutterfly might not be a gift they think of when you ask them what they want – but they’ll definitely have fun getting creative! From coffee mugs to calendars, photo prints to phone cases, there are tons of unique projects they can put their own personal spin on.

Feel like going DIY? You can also get creative yourself and compile all your favorite (or funniest!) photos of the couple in your life into a creation unlike anything else in their cabinet. Whether it's a wine glass for date night or quirky magnets for their fridge, they’re sure to love it.

Get yourself a digital Shutterfly gift card in seconds by following the link!

9 - A Meal Delivery Gift Card

…and a Date Night On the Couch

Grab yourself an Uber Eats gift card by following this link!

A mela delivery gift card makes for the easiest date night ever.

Date night doesn’t have to mean big adventures – it can mean staying home and doing something chill instead. Get them a meal delivery gift card, but send some prompts for date nights at home along too – here are a few of our favorites!

  • Order something neither of you has ever had before
  • Order from each of your favorite childhood restaurants
  • Order for each other – no peeking until it’s arrived!
  • Get something your partner can make better
  • Order something from a restaurant that’s near and dear to your heart (first date, got engaged…)

If you need a last minute gift you can always grab a digital DoorDash gift card by following the link!

10 - Visa

Something Custom is As Creative As You Are

Create a totally  custom Visa gift card

Accepted anywhere that Visa credit cards are accepted, giving a Visa gift card is like giving cash, only way better looking. That means your favorite couple can use it to sponsor their next date night or just order takeout after a long day of work. They can upgrade their living room decor or decide to spend it all on their fur baby (pets are kids too!!!). The choice is totally up to them.

With Gift Card Granny’s build a card feature, you can create a gift that any couple will be super happy with in just a couple clicks. Choose from an expert created design or add your own photo and message – mabe a cute selfie of them together?

Most custom gift cards print the same day and ship out the next, so you’ll have the ultimate gift in hand in just a couple days!

Create a custom Visa gift card

And There You Have A List of 10 Great Unusual Gift Ideas for Couples!

We hope you found a great gift on this list, but if you’re still looking, we’ve got more options too! Check out the full GiftYa catalog for everything from the local watering hole to their favorite national pottery painting spot. Happy shopping!

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Trae Bodge

Trae Bodge is the shopping expert here at GiftYa. Trae helps people find the best deals and ideas on popular new items to purchase.

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