It can be hard enough choosing a Christmas gift for one person, and the challenge only doubles when it comes to finding a great present for a couple. It's hard not to veer into the cliched territory of his and hers towels while still finding something both people can use and will enjoy. However, there are some great Christmas gift options out there, which couples can enjoy together at home or out and about.
These days, everyone has a digital camera and snapshots are taken at every event, big and small. As a result, people don't usually lack for pictures of one another, but casually taken photos can't match the artistry and quality of those created by a professional. Book a portrait session with a local photographer who can create intimate, personal photos of the couple for them to cherish. A professional will know how to use lighting, settings and other tricks of the trade to create the best pictures possible, making for a special keepsake for the couple.
While video games were long the domain of teenage boys, modern editions are fun, interactive and popular with people of all ages and genders. Systems like the Nintendo Wii, Xbox360 and Sony PlayStation allow couples to play against one another in a realistic fashion, physically enacting movements with the controllers to compete against one another in games like golf and tennis. These video game systems offer a variety of games that couples can enjoy in tandem, giving them something entertaining and active to do in the comfort of their own home.
Formal dancing has swept the nation over the last few years, with television shows and movies dedicated to the practice. Giving a couple a session of professional dancing lessons provides them with an opportunity to learn a new skill, be physically active and engage in an activity that literally brings them closer together. Contact area dance studios to inquire about gift certificates and other options. Give the recipients enough introductory classes to get them moving gracefully on their feet.
Many couples engage in mutual hobbies, and various gifts themed around such activities allow them to enjoy their favorite pastime together. Bicycling enthusiasts could enjoy a pair of his and hers windbreakers to wear on their next big trip. A couple which is always in the kitchen could be given a state-of-the-art mixer to use when blending ingredients for their favorite sweets or even cocktails. If the special couple love to travel, consider his and hers toiletry kits to take on an upcoming journey.
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