Buying gifts for couples is never easy. Trying to find something that both individuals will enjoy equally as much is no mean feat but for anniversaries or other special occasions there will often be very little way around it.
In turn, many people will plump for gifts that are applicable to the occasion such as ruby glass on a ruby wedding anniversary or personalised photo albums to commemorate the news of an engagement. However, not only will the majority of other well-wishers buy very similar gifts on such occasions, but in many instances such gifts will actually be of very little use to either party.
Those who realise this will often choose to send money instead, but this is very much an uninspired gift and even though you will have put a lot of thought into avoiding the obvious, it may come across as you having put in no thought at all.
Therefore, a specific gift may be the best option. However, the gifts to avoid are those that will be kept, and instead gifts for them to enjoy in the here and now will usually be best when trying to please both people. Choosing items such as wine hampers for those who love a good vintage or food hampers for those who enjoy luxury foods will be a far more interesting way to mark a special occasion, and as you will often be able to mix and match what goes in such a hamper, you will be able to ensure that there is very much something for both parties inside.
Wine gift hampers will be a wonderful gift that they can not only enjoy themselves but also share with those around them, and such an item is usually far better to offer than an ornament they might end up feeling they have to keep to spare your feelings.
From food and drink to experiences or weekend breaks, the best gifts for couples will almost always be the things they can physically enjoy rather than things that will just clutter up their home.