If you’re stumped on what to get the same sex couple in your life, don’t sweat it. Uh, they’re the same as just about any of the other straight couples in your life. We’ve come up with some fun and unique gifts ideas whether the couples are two men, two women, or a couple where no label is needed.
Breaking News: Gay couples are just like straight couples except, well, they’re of the same-sex. Does everyone know this already? Regardless of their label, couples can be tough to shop for especially when you’re trying to find them the perfect present. There are so many options out there and – to be honest – so many that we’ve seen are almost offensive. Like, why do they assume all gay couples do is have sex?!
We wanted to come up with some really tasteful, unique, fun, and personalized gifts for just about any kind of gay couple – whether they love to do things together, want to display their love to everyone, or just want something functional they can use in everyday life.
OVERALL GAY COUPLE THEMES
If you’re looking for something to gift the couple for their wedding, their anniversary, or just because there are some common gifting themes out there like:
1. The Romantic Getaway: Whether it’s a weekend at a bed and breakfast or a week-long trip to an exotic locale, gay couples can always appreciate a little time away together – just like every other couple. These can be super expensive, but there are options where you can put some funds towards their upcoming trip (think: airline gift cards, hotel rental gift cards, etc).
2. The Matching His/His and Hers/Hers Accessories: From jewelry to coffee mugs and t-shirts to phone cases there are tons of fun ways to show that you’re a team and proudly display your love for one another.
3. The Personalized Home Decor: Whether it’s art prints with your names or a set of towels embroidered with your initials, there are plenty of ways to add a personal touch to your home.
4. The Donation to a Gay Charity: There are plenty of great organizations doing important work on behalf of the LGBT community. Show your support by making a contribution in honor of your favorite couple.
GIFTS FOR THE GAY COUPLE WHO HAS EVERYTHING
All of the gifts we’ve chosen below we’ve either gifted ourselves, have used ourselves, or have researched the hell out of over the course dozens of hours in total. Everything has been chosen by us and deals with things they can actually use, things that proudly display amazing rainbow colors, many that can be totally customized, and ideas that promote acceptance, love, and overall pride.
BEST FOR A LITTLE SOMETHING
1. The Pride Mystery Succulent Garden
If the couple on your list isn’t fully into flowers, you really can’t go wrong with a super easy to care for succulent. They’re called the “mystery” garden because they won’t know which succulent they’re getting until it arrives. One thing is for sure though, it comes in a really cure “LOVE” planter gift box that they can proudly display on their mantle, coffee table, end table – you name it. It even comes with a water dropper making it virtually fool proof to take care of your plant.
FOR A COZY DAY AT HOME
2. The Famous Parachute Cotton Robe
There’s nothing more comfy and cozy than lounging around the house (all day) in one of the comfiest and coziest bathrobes on the market to date. Perfect for when they’re having a lazy Sunday (or a hungover Saturday) you can pick them up either matching robes from Parachute or a specific color for each of them.
These robes are super plush, made of 100% Turkish cotton, is totally machine washable, has two front pockets, a shawl collar and come in some really nice color choices like stone grey (pictured above), a classic clean white, mineral, dusk, and a really pretty blush. Sizes go as low as extra-small and up to 3X.
FOR THE NEWLY MARRIED GAY COUPLE
3. The Rainbow LGBT Experience Gift
If they’re newly married or if you’re just looking for a really fun experience gift, definitely consider the LGBT-approved Tinggly idea. It’s definitely more on the pricey side ($299), but this Rainbow Gift contains more than 400 different experiences to choose from that they can do in over 100 different countries. Once they receive this, they can browse through all the different experiences and once they find the one they love they can book it – for free – since you already paid for it.
While there are 400 different ones to choose from, some examples of what they can select include things like a private styled portrait of the couple in NYC, vineyard and winery experiences, a VIP tour of the US Capitol, a half-day river rafting tour and so much more. There’s really something for just about every type of couple and all are going to be totally gay friendly.
BEST FOR SPREADING THE WORD
4. The “You. Are. Enough.” Tote Bag
Minimalistic tote bags is where it’s at this season and this lightweight 16-inch by 16-inch tote bag comes with the reaffirming message that “you are enough.” Newly updated, this one has classic black strap handles making it easy to carry around their stuff – from food to books and everything in between.
FOR DATE NIGHT
5. The Homesick “Date Night” Candle
You can never go wrong with an amazingly scented candle, especially when it comes from the viral candle company Homesick. This one is perfect for date night and smells like fig, lily, sandalwood, patchouli, and musk. This one will last them a while too, with an average burn time of anywhere from 60 – 80 hours. All the candles from Homesick are soy-based, hand-poured, and will fill your room(s) with the scent without overpowering everything.
BEST FOR THE CHRISTMAS GIFT
6. The “Love is Love” Christmas Ornament
Kurt S. Adler
It’s never too early to get that Christmas tree decorated and add a little rainbow flair to your holiday season. This must-have Christmas ornament is made of glass, is painted with the traditional rainbow colors, and says “Love is Love” on the front of the heart – a message we should all remember at all times. Perfect to add to their Christmas tree whether they’re a lesbian couple, gay men, or anyone who simply want to support the cause.
FOR THE GAY GUYS COUPLE
7. The “Mr. & Mr.” Camping-Style Coffee Mugs (2)
What gay couple doesn’t love a classic “Mr & Mr” coffee mug set? Pretty traditional, totally affordable, and something they’ll use just about each and every morning. These trendy camping-style coffee mugs are stainless steel, enamel coated, holds 16-ounces of their favorite beverage, and perfect for the same-sex couple whether they’re about to get married, have been married, or just in a relationship.
FOR THE LESBIAN COUPLE
8. The “I’m Hers, She’s Mine” Coffee Mug Set (2)
We couldn’t forget about the lesbian couple when it comes to morning rituals too! Not to be outdone by the guys mugs above, these ceramic mugs come as a set of 2 and while you can simply go with the cute “I’m Hers” and “She’s Mine” set, you can actually totally customize this with your own messaging as well. The heart-shaped handles add a cute little touch to these classic white 8-ounce mugs.
FOR A CUTE PRINT
9. The “Intersection of Love” Personalized Photo Print
Totally customizable, this thoughtful print represents the date that the couples paths first crossed. You can add their names, the date, and more. Since you can personalize it, it’s up to you if you want the dates to represent their dating anniversary, their wedding anniversary, or any other special date in their lives.
If you want to go with just the print, it’ll run you $75. However, if you want it to be delivered fully framed you can choose that option for a total of $125. Either way, it’ll be something that they proudly display on their wall and will always remember one of the most important days in their life.
FOR THE “LOVE IS LOVE” REMINDER
10. The Retro “Love” Tee
Because at the end of the day, it really is all about love, is love, is love, is love. This fun retro-inspired tee spreads that message and reminder each and every time they wear it. This soft and comfy t-shirt comes in sizes and colors for women or men. Sizes start at small and go up to a 3X large. Color choices include classic black, sharp navy blue, soft pink, clean and crisp white, and even trendy dark heather grey. You can get them matching colors or ones that fit their personality the best.
BEST FOR THE COCKTAIL COUPLES
11. The Bartesian At-Home Cocktail Maker
If they love entertaining or just enjoy kicking back and having a drink at home, this is the cocktail maker they need STAT. Think of the Bartesian like a Keurig coffee maker, but for adults who want cocktails made for them from their own personal bartending machine. Add the liquor of choice, toss in the “drink mix” pod, press start and get the perfect mixed drink each and every time. You can make margaritas, daiquiris, old-fashioned, gin martinis and so many more.
FOR THE iPHONE COUPLE
12. The “Be the Person” Phone Case
If you’re looking for a simple, but important message to remind them every day, check out this cute iPhone case that says, “Be the Person You Needed When You Were Younger.” It has a whimsical rainbow across a pretty sky-blue background. This one is available for all different versions of the iPhone, starting way back with the iPhone 7 and going to some of the most recent iPhones.
FOR THE JOURNALING COUPLE
13. The Gay Daily Journal
This 182 page lined daily pride journal is the perfect gift idea for anyone who wants to focus on living in the present, writing down his thoughts, ideas – you name it. As opposed to a lot of the paperback journals, this one is a beautiful hardcover that’ll look great on their coffee table, by their bed, or wherever. Each page ends with the positive outlook message “I Will Try Again Tomorrow.” A must have.
FOR LONG DISTANCE RELATIONSHIPS
14. The Lovebox Spinning Heart Messenger Box
Geared towards those couple who are in a long distance relationship, this can even be the perfect present no matter where they are (at work, at home, not living together yet). Whenever you use the app to send them a message the heart on the box will spin (alerting them that there’s a new message) and all they have to do is open the box to see the message you’ve just sent them! It’s the perfect way to let them know you’ve been thinking of them and even better if they’re a total gadget geek too!
FOR THE TRENDY COUPLE
15. The Rainbow Felt Letter Board
Felt Like Sharing
Felt letter message boards are where it’s at this year, especially for those that love adding new and inspirational message each and every day. This top selling felt board comes in a pretty rainbow option (it’s 10-inches x 10-inches) and has 300-piece white letters to use. Whether they’re looking to make an announcement, add an inspiring message or just create something funny there are plenty of possibilities!
FOR THE SAME-SEX WEDDING COUPLE
16. The Wedding Pebble Portrait
One of the most unique ideas for their wedding present, the artist used pebbles, shells, flowers, and wood she finds to create really one-of-a-kind portraits for two grooms or two brides. While it’s a bit on the pricier side, this 14-inch x 11-inch portrait does come fully framed and something they’ll love to hang up and admire for years to come.
BEST FOR THE ACCESSORIES IDEA
17. The Magnetic Couples Bracelet
The unofficial official gay couples bracelet that’s totally magnetic, has rainbow elements, and is even adjustable to fit their wrists (whether petite or on the larger size). You really can’t beat the price with this top seller (it even has more than 7,000 reviews on Amazon) and comes with 2 bracelets, the pinky-promise card, the blank greeting card and envelope, and a soft gift pouch. They’ll love sharing and displaying their pride for themselves and each other.
FOR THE SPA-CENTRIC
18. The LifeAroundAngels Bath Bomb Gift Set
Whether they’re looking for some romantic time together or just a little at-home spa day, they’ll both zen out with these really amazing bath bombs. They’re actually one of the top-sellers on Amazon, currently have 4.9 out of 5 stars, and over 5,000 reviews. So don’t just take our word for it! This comes as a set of 12, are handcrafted, are individually wrapped, and are even made in the United States.
FOR THE GAMING GAYS
19. The Meta Quest 2 VR Headset
We all want to escape our actual reality and head out into the virtual reality world, even if it’s just for a bit. The Meta Quest 2 comes with everything you need to enter into the VR-scape with the headset and controllers. There are even more than 250 titles (and counting) to choose from in the VR world of fitness, gaming, social, entertainment, and more. Overall it’s pretty lightweight, making it easy for you to take with you just about wherever you go.